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side hustle
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How to Channel Your Skills and Find Your Best Side Hustle

Are you ready to test the waters of entrepreneurship? Start with a side hustle. Having a side hustle gives you security, reassurance, diversity of income, and most importantly, it gives you the possibility for something more than just the mindless 9 to 5. Since a side hustle is really a business at it’s core, I’m going...
customer acquisition
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10 Ways to Boost Your Startup’s Customer Acquisition

Many startups struggle with finding and retaining customers. Having a sustainable and systematic customer acquisition strategy is an essential component of success for any organization, especially as a startup. Once you’ve implemented the basics to identify and attract new customers, you need to continue growing. Why is customer acquisition important? If you have a product...
business idea
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How to Spot the Difference Between a Million-Dollar Business Idea and a Dud

The startup life is built on the notion that anyone has the power to make it big with the right idea and a lot of hard work. Technology continues to level the playing field for innovators and creatives, providing new opportunities for ambitious entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs must be able to communicate their stories quickly and effectively...
entrepreneurship questions to ask
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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking the Leap into Entrepreneurship

The growth of social media, the internet and the freelance economy has created a wave of excitement around entrepreneurship. More people are becoming entrepreneurs due to the unpredictable job market and the fact that technology has made it easier and more accessible to a larger group of people. There are a countless number of books,...
business model
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4 Reasons Why Choosing the Right Business Model is a Make-or-Break Decision

When launching a startup, most entrepreneurs are focused on fine-tuning their product or service. While this is a critically important element of the process, successful entrepreneurs must first focus on choosing the right business model. Whether you’re turning a side hustle into a six-figure business or launching what you hope to be a major product...
StartupNation Radio
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3 Detroit Entrepreneurs Share Keys to Success on StartupNation Radio

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff talks to three Detroit entrepreneurs: Brad Baxter and Jacob Zuppke of AutoPets and Doug Schwartz of Detroit Wick and Trip Wipes. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Baxter, Zuppke and Schwartz...
e-commerce trends 2021
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Starting an E-Commerce Business? Keep These 6 Key Trends in Mind

If you’re thinking about starting an e-commerce business, you’re in good company. In the first quarter of 2021, U.S. e-commerce sales grew 39% year-over-year to $199 billion, as reported by Forbes. This growth is only accelerating, as global e-commerce sales are predicted to reach $4.2 trillion this year. Not only is the demand for online shopping...
StartupNation Radio
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How to Bring a Product to Retail: StartupNation Radio Featuring Andrew Blake

On this episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff is joined by guest co-host, Andrew Blake. Blake is President of Blake’s Family of Companies and the founder of Blake’s Hard Cider, an independent, family-owned Michigan craft cidery located in Armada, Michigan. When Blake returned to the family business after college, he knew he wanted to create a...
product launch
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7 Steps to Successfully Launch a Product

There are thousands of companies creating and promoting thousands of products in the global marketplace each year. You probably haven’t even heard of the vast majority—many of which failed on arrival. According to Harvard Business School research, 95 percent of new products fail in their first year. You may have a great, ground-breaking product idea,...
hobby
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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...
power of honesty
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The Undeniable Power of Honesty (and How it Can Make Your Pizza Taste Better)

Why don’t people do the “honest” thing? Mostly, it’s because they’re afraid. Afraid, somehow, that the truth will hurt. And it does... except that, in retrospect, honesty is always the best policy. We know that because we have another phrase that we repeat to ourselves throughout our lives, which is, “the truth always comes out.”...
business idea
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Is Your Big Idea Investor-Worthy? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions Pre-Launch

Entrepreneurs certainly aren’t lacking for ideas — but that doesn’t mean every concept is worth pursuing. It’s not enough to separate the good ideas from the bad. It’s about identifying the great ones. Investors want to know you have an idea that can scale and deliver an attractive return on their investment. For an early stage tech...
invention
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So, You’ve Got an Incredible Invention… Now What?

It's taken weeks, months, maybe even years to conceptualize and perfect your extraordinary invention. You know it's a game-changer. Your creation is ready for the world, and you can't wait to unleash it. So, now what? The creative process is one thing; the business side is an entirely different animal. Don't worry. As an entrepreneur,...
product descriptions
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8 Tips for Writing Amazing Product Descriptions

For e-commerce companies, standing out against the competition is always a challenge. Especially when you consider Amazon and other large online retailers in the mix. While you may not always be able to compete with the lowest price, the content you have on your site can be the differentiator that helps you to win more...
amazon advertising
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A Startup Guide to Advertising on Amazon

Is your startup making use of Amazon’s advertising functionality? Heads up: you don’t need to sell through the platform to do so. That’s right: Amazon has opened up its marketing wing to non-sellers, so you can compete directly with those who already operate on Amazon. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories:...
product shark tank
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7 Tips for Getting a Product on Shark Tank

Growing up in San Diego, California, I was unprepared for how mosquitos would impact my family’s quality of life when we relocated to South Florida. My young daughter and I were constantly suffering from mosquito bites and none of the post-bite treatments available on the market were effective. Determined to find a solution, I spent...