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The Benefits of Encouraging Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

Creativity is essential for any organization if you want to keep your business moving forward. There are numerous organizations that have designed a cool, funky, creative environment for their employees to help them relax and spark creative thinking to get their projects moving forward. Some organizations go as far as having regular brainstorming sessions when working...
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The 8 Most Informative Podcast Episodes You’ll Ever Hear

New podcasts pop up daily. It's difficult to wade through the noise and find the nuggets to move the needle in your life and business. These lifelong learners and advisors in The Oracles share the most informative podcast episodes they’ve ever heard. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here 1. "Dan...
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The 9 Small Business Conferences You’re Missing Out On

If you ask small business owners about their favorite ways to grow their sales and get new customers, they almost always include networking somewhere on that list. That’s because it’s just that effective. But sadly, networking opportunities and small business development efforts can be pushed aside in the busy day-to-day of running a business.  That’s...
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3 Ways Technology Can Revive Your Recruiting and Hiring Strategy

Thankfully, gone are the days of employers sifting through stacks of paper resumes to find the best candidates out there. With just the click of a button, recruiters can search for candidates nationwide and narrow down the applicant pool to specific hiring qualifications. While finding candidates may be easier than ever before, today’s personnel have...
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How to Create a Culture of Learning Within Your Startup

Too often, learning is neglected in favor of productivity at startup companies. While it may be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day process of getting things done during the early days, creating a culture of learning is vital to the long-term success of your startup. First, a culture of learning is crucial for...
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How to Turn $100 Into $1 Million According to 8 Self-Made Millionaires

Most of us can find ways to save $100. But how do we use that money to boost our finances? We asked eight successful investors, self-made millionaires and advisors at The Oracles to share their ideas on how to turn $100 into $1 million. Invest in something you love “It’s difficult to acquire wealth. You either have to save diligently, make...
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What’s the Difference Between a Startup Incubator and an Accelerator?

It’s not uncommon for aspiring entrepreneurs to think a startup incubator and accelerator are the same concept. Which does what, exactly? Do entrepreneurs need both in order to succeed? Incubators and accelerators are designed to help guide entrepreneurs and their businesses to success. However, not every startup may be the right fit for both an...
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8 Inspiring Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To

Podcasts are an easy way for busy entrepreneurs to learn something new daily. If you’re looking to acquire some business know-how or get some inspiration and new ideas, podcasts may be the perfect solution for you. Podcasts make learning simple without disrupting your daily routine. Since tuning in while multitasking is fairly easy to do,...
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The Best Platforms for Building a Chatbot

It’s a chatbot world and we’re just living in it — but we prefer it like that! Chatbots 101, an infographic created by in 2017, revealed that 65 percent of consumers prefer to contact businesses through messaging apps. These stats are encouraging businesses of all sizes to follow customers onto messaging platforms where they...
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Author and Business Coach Pamela Slim on Growing a Business in 2018

Over the past 20 years, business coach and author Pamela Slim has helped countless businesses of all sizes problem solve and grow. She’s authored two business books, “Escape from Cubicle Nation” and “Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together.” In 2016, she opened K’é, a place to grow small business in downtown...
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Stay on Top of Business with This 10 Step Checklist for Your Startup

For entrepreneurs, July is a great time to assess how the year is shaping up, make adjustments that boost revenue or reduce expenses and take advantage of new opportunities. But how do you get started and what should you focus on? Here is a step-by-step checklist that can help you stay on top of your...
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How to Grow Financial Skill to Grow Financial Capital

No sugar coating, let’s start with tough talk A study of 2,500 entrepreneurial companies, conducted by Xero, found that 65 percent of business failures are due to financial mismanagement. Financial knowledge and accountability is a critical responsibility of every startup founder for success. Yet when it comes to financial matters, too many entrepreneurs make erroneous...
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How Female Millennials Can Become Mentors

Now more than ever, the world needs female mentors. Studies have shown that for women in STEM fields especially, the sooner they are mentored by other women during their academic career, the less likely they are to drop out of the program. When it comes to mentorship, experience is key and age is just a...
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7 Ways to Gain Credibility as a Thought Leader in Entrepreneurship

Standing out as the go-to expert in your field can be tough in today’s noisy world. However, there are some specific steps you can take to become known as a trusted thought leader in the world of entrepreneurship. Seven ways to gain credibility as a thought leader: Pick a niche Don’t try to be an...
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Learning, Earning and Returning: The 3 Stages of a Fulfilling Life

I attend many networking meetings, frequent educational seminars and conferences. I am a member of the Miami Young Presidents Organization and other business groups which promote business learning and networking. With 30 years of the above experience, just last week I attended a conference and heard an expression which will have an everlasting impact on my...