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8 Ways to Inspire a Virtual Team

Thanks to technology, the traditional workplace has become a relic of the past. We no longer need to hire qualified individuals who are in the proximity of our business. We can now tap into a global talent pool to hire the best person available for the job. The downside? Working with remote workers can be...
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How to Create a Culture of Integrity with a Remote Team

Today, nearly 50 percent of the American workforce does their job from outside the office. It’s a trend that’s mostly positive: those who work remotely report higher job satisfaction, less stress and better work-life balance. According to numerous studies, they’re also more productive. However, there’s one element of business that remote work makes more difficult,...
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Emerging Trends in Productivity Software

An emergent new class of tools is focusing on the individual and changing how knowledge workers interact with software. There are rare events in human history that we all experience for the first time together, all at once. This pandemic is one of those events. For knowledge workers, that means our traditional work environment, in...
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To Grow Your Company, Prioritize Productivity Over Being ‘Busy’

Recent events have caused major shifts in how we work. Now, more than ever, businesses are rethinking what it means to be productive. Gone are the days where working more hours was the key to success. Instead, if you want your business to grow, you need to prioritize productivity over hours worked. Here are five...
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8 Tips for the Work From Home Solopreneur

You’ve plunged into starting a solo business venture from home. Being a solopreneur is a fantastic experience for motivated individuals, but it can easily become stagnant if you aren’t careful. When everything starts piling up, you can lose sight of what drew you to your passion project in the first place, and your tools of...
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Master These 5 Communication Skills to Help Scale Your Business

Communication is frequently cited as one of the most important soft skills that business professionals need. It ranked fifth on the list of Udemy’s fastest-growing soft skills for 2020, with 40% of companies planning to invest in training employees on better communication and storytelling. As an entrepreneur, this skill is critical. It’s up to you to...
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Want Happier Customers? A Remote Workforce Could Be the Answer

Working remotely became a way of life in 2020. It went from a privilege that some had to a necessity for large swathes of the workforce. Research shows that more than half of the American workforce moved to remote work over the past year. But what now? As the world inches toward a form of...
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Time Management 101: 6 Tips for Better Productivity

Study after study talks about how distractions affect our business and how we waste so much time. Think about it — if you can just save four minutes a day, over the course of a year, that’s approximately 24 hours. A whole extra day! It’s time to really start taking a look at how you’re...
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5 Ideas for Implementing a Workplace Wellness Program at Your Company

Sponsored content Before the COVID-19 pandemic, stress was already costing Australian businesses upwards of $10 billion every year. Anxiety levels have worsened, with COVID-19 proving to be hugely disruptive to corporate wellness. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to workplace stress and other related health problems. However, it could potentially be beneficial to implement a workplace...
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Embrace Your Business Plan for a Successful 2021

To journey without a plan or a map is simply just wandering. And wandering in business never leads to success. We need to be constantly reevaluating our business plans, almost to a point where they become a living organism. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Start by reflecting...
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Dell Offers Top Tech Solutions to Boost Productivity Remotely

Streamline your work flow from anywhere with top tech solutions from Dell Technologies! StartupNation readers can save up to 42% off on these business grade solutions, which can be custom fit to your needs. To learn how to boost your productivity while working remotely, check out Dell's white paper below: To learn more and speak...
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Creating a Weekly Business Plan

One of the things that holds people back is that they don’t start mapping out their day until they get to work. It’ll take them 30 to 40 minutes to figure out what’s going to happen — but if they did it the night before, it would only take 10 or 15 minutes. StartupNation exclusive...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: How the COVID-19 Crisis May Create Long-Term Positive Change for Businesses (Episode 143)

As disruptive as the COVID-19 pandemic has been to society, the economy and to most businesses, believe it or not, there are some positives to count as a result of this crisis. On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff reflects on specific innovative changes made within the automotive, banking and restaurant industries. Tune in below!...
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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic (So Far)

Hundreds of thousands of American deaths and counting. Staggering unemployment numbers nationwide. Unprecedented hardships for small businesses and their owners. Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear — perhaps now more than ever — that the ability to adapt swiftly and successfully is vital to survival for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Those who...
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6 Steps for Choosing the Right Co-Founder for Your Startup

People are naturally more driven to achieve their goals when journeying with others. Studies have shown that effective collaboration delivers five times more productivity than acting alone, resulting in higher-performing teams. When working with others, we gain insight that we may have overlooked on our own. After graduating from college, I started my first company...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Office Space Changes (Episode 129)

While work from home is here to stay in various ways, the great migration back into offices and workspaces around the country is underway. The trick is going to be how to get people to work together in a way that increases collaboration but decreases the fear factor of being too close to one another. Tune...
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Everything for Peak Productivity: Shop Dell’s Labor Day Event

Shop Dell's Labor Day event for everything you need to keep your business productive! Save up to 38 percent off on the powerhouse Dell Latitude series and other select PCs, starting today through Wednesday, Sept. 9. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Visit to access savings or call...
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3 Reasons Why Growing a Business Remotely is Beneficial for Your Company

With advancements in collaboration tools and technologies, it's now easier than ever to become a remote entrepreneur. While many entrepreneurs have been forced to take their companies fully remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, startups have the added advantage of being technically savvy and innovative, making them even more suited to be run remotely. It’s...