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5 Step Process for Turning a Hobby Into a Side Hustle

Many successful entrepreneurs started by taking a hobby and turning it into a side hustle. That side hustle can eventually turn into a bona fide business. But where do you even start? StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here 5 steps to turn your hobby into a side hustle...
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How (and Why) to Continually Update Your Business Plan

“New year, new business plan.” Well, that’s not the exact saying, but in an increasingly competitive business world, it’s a nice catchphrase as we quickly approach the second month of 2020. Truthfully, you should always update your business plan to reflect your company’s current standing in the marketplace, finances, personnel, technology and more. These things...
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How to Draft a Business Plan for Your Startup

You’ve determined that you have a viable business idea, and are ready to launch your startup. However, before you can begin selling your offerings or even consider incorporating the company, you’ll need to draft a business plan. Traditional business plans are generally anywhere between 30 to 40 pages long, which can feel intimidating to novice...
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7 Steps to Starting a Side Hustle While Working Full Time

People with an entrepreneurial mindset often find themselves toying with an idea for a business that they can start up while still working their day job. Continuing to work your full-time gig while starting up a side hustle isn’t just understandable risk management—it’s also a savvy business move. According to a study from the Academy...
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From Concept to Delivery: Tips for Perfecting Your Investor Pitch

Raising money for a startup is a long process, but an important one. Securing funding may not be easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In order to successfully pitch investors, you’ll need to move through several steps, from concept to pitch deck to the act of pitching itself. Below are some pointers to help...
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Dos and Don’ts for Successful Millennial Entrepreneurs

Building a business from the ground up is no easy task. As an entrepreneur, you have multiple hats to wear in addition to being the ideas guy (or gal). You need to know how to think critically, lead others and use funds responsibly in order to succeed. It doesn't hurt to know how to work...
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The Best Kept Secret in Content Marketing: Steal What Works

Content marketing can be difficult for entrepreneurs for a number of reasons. The basics usually seem simple, but when it comes to creating value, things can become more complicated. Often, the number one question that startups have about content marketing is how to come up with ideas. And how do you know if those ideas...