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StartupNation Radio
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Local Merchants Talk Return to Main Street on StartupNation Radio

On today's special edition of StartupNation Radio, we're talking to several local Main Street merchants about the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the opportunities ahead. Joining StartupNation's Jeff Sloan in the co-host seat is Julie Sloan of MainStreet Nation (a subset of StartupNation), who is a subject matter expert on...
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5 Must-Haves for Starting a Main Street Business

Startups and small businesses have been the silver lining in a year as chaotic and unprecedented as 2020. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have realized that the time to start a business is now and are embracing their inner entrepreneur by starting a business. While so many of these businesses are based online, through...
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How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Their Visibility on Small Business Saturday

Most entrepreneurs are familiar with Small Business Saturday. The holiday, which falls on the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, celebrates shopping locally at small businesses throughout neighborhoods and communities. It gives small businesses the chance to boost their holiday sales and allows customers to learn more about local businesses and embrace the #ShopSmall...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Main Street Merchants (Episode 36)

Did you know that roughly 70 cents of every dollar spent at a local merchant stays right in your community to improve schools, sidewalks, parks and more? On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff offers tips for helping your local Main Street merchants through the current pandemic. Listen in for Jeff's tips below: "Help spread the...
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Main Street Entrepreneurship is Thriving: Here’s Why

There’s no denying that venture-backed companies located in big cities tend to get noticed. But Michael Glauser, a business professor and consultant, realized that so-called “Main Street entrepreneurs,” or those businesses located in smaller towns that are a staple of their communities, represent a largely unsung segment of America’s landscape. Glauser biked 4,000 miles, from...
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Jar Head Salsa and Old Woodward Cellar: Starting Up in Metro Detroit

StartupNation Radio is sponsored by Pappas Financial On this episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff interviews Tom Smith, owner of Jar Head Salsa, and Nick Apone, sommelier, owner and operator of Old Woodward Cellar. First up, Tom Smith shares his family entrepreneurial story. While he started out in the auto industry and spent nearly 40 years...
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What Mom and Pop Shops Need to Do to Stay in Compliance

Each year on March 29, we celebrate the owners of Main Street’s small businesses and startups with National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. As the backbone of the U.S. economy, these family-run companies pack a mighty punch over their bigger competitors. These businesses put their customer first, engage with the community, and are able...
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How You Can Be a Neighborhood Champion on Small Business Saturday

Are you ready to #ShopSmall? This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 24, 2018. While the holiday may be sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday has consistently packed a powerful shopping punch for small businesses. Founded by American Express, the purpose of Small Business Saturday is to bring more awareness...