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StartupNation Radio: R.Riveter and Heiroom Founders Started Small

On today's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan interviews Cameron Cruse of R.Riveter and Chris Budnik of Heiroom about turning a kernel of an idea into a business. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Cameron Cruse and Chris Budnik here:   First up is Cameron Cruse, a cofounder of R. Riveter, a...
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StartupNation Radio: Pandemic Prompted Start of a Social Media Platform

On today's episode of StartupNation Radio show, Jeff Sloan talks to Chris Budnik, creator of Heiroom, a way to connect with your family, create private vaults and take a trip down the memory lane. During the segment, Budnik talks about: How the pandemic sparked his idea for a private social media platform. The investment pursuit....
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Life of Purpose: Teacher Kiarra Ambrose Thrives by Humanizing Education

As a lifelong entrepreneur, nothing motivates me to be all I can be more than the stories of fellow Detroiters who exemplify what it means to live a life in which there’s a driving sense of purpose. Given the times in which we currently live, I can’t think of anything worthier than recognizing the amazingly...
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Life of Purpose: Madison Bachman Followed Her Passion to Research Baboons

Rather than follow a conventional path, Madison Bachman pursued a life of passion studying human-primate co- habitation in South Africa in order to find solutions to a growing problem: The battle for existence. By sharing her story, Bachman reminds us that the power of pursuing one’s passion in life and living a life of purpose...
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Life of Purpose: Detroit’s Monica Wheat Strengthens Startup Ecosystem with Equality and Inclusion

A strategist, educator and venture developer, Southfield native Monica Wheat has dedicated her career to venture capital, but what truly sets her apart is her dedication to improving Detroit’s startup community and making it more inclusive to women and girls. When in high school, Wheat attended camps to learn about career options. That’s where she first...
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A Life of Purpose: Jessica Robinson Drives Change Through Mobility Efforts

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and innovators possess a unique driving force that pushes them to be the best version of themselves in order to elicit change in the world. Jessica Robinson, a leader in the mobility industry and a champion of the city of Detroit, believes in driving change for the social good through innovative and...
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To Succeed in Doing Business Online, You Must Master These 3 Areas

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky once said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.” These immortal words ring true for entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to succeed today, and that requires focusing on meeting customers where the action is increasingly happening. During the pandemic, and...
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StartupNation’s ‘Key Moves’ Podcast: John Ezzo (Episode 3)

Welcome to another episode of StartupNation’s “Key Moves” podcast, hosted by Jeff Sloan! In this podcast, Jeff goes beyond the mere backstory of business success and dives into the key moves made by the leaders and founders of successful companies that put them on the trajectory toward significant success. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products...
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StartupNation’s ‘Key Moves’ Podcast: Jayson Waller (Episode 2)

Welcome to another episode of StartupNation’s "Key Moves" podcast, hosted by Jeff Sloan! StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here In this podcast, Jeff goes beyond the mere backstory of business success and dives into the key moves made by the leaders and founders of successful companies that put them on...
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StartupNation’s ‘Key Moves’ Podcast: Andrew Blake (Episode 1)

Welcome to the inaugural edition of StartupNation’s "Key Moves" podcast, hosted by Jeff Sloan! In this podcast, Jeff goes beyond the mere backstory of business success and dives into the key moves made by the leaders and founders of successful companies that put them on the trajectory toward significant success. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell...
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Life of Purpose: Lindsey Walenga Elevates Businesses Through Storytelling

From a young age, Lindsey Walenga had an innate sense that her life’s work would involve connecting people. She was attracted to the idea that she could build a career on bringing people together, and her interest in learning about others by way of storytelling led Walenga to transform her passion into a career. Walenga...
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Winners in Business: StartupNation Radio feat. Bruce Liebowitz and Marci Taran

This episode of StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial  On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff is joined by co-host, Norm Pappas, president and CEO of Pappas Financial. Together, they interview two guests who have both been living and breathing entrepreneurship for years: Bruce Liebowitz and Marci Taran. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell...