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5 Smart Tools All Remote Entrepreneurs Need in Order to Succeed

In the age of startups, most of us know working at home isn’t just a privilege — it’s a necessity. After all, most of the world’s biggest companies didn’t start in a board room or a sea of cubicles. Google, Apple and Amazon all got their starts in the humblest of places: the garage. It’s...
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7 Project Management Essentials for a More Streamlined Finished Product

The nature of entrepreneurship involves many moving pieces. Without an organized system in place for managing your company, it’s easy for it to go off the rails. Luckily, there are project management best practices you can employ to improve your chances of success. Here are a few project management essentials that will help you keep...
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6 Essential Tools Your Startup Can’t Live Without in 2020

Believe it or not, the year and the decade are coming to a close. Now is the time time for business owners to start planning for an uncertain year ahead, not to mention the years to come.  Every startup has its own challenges to face—up and down sales, late invoices, hiring difficulties and more. On...
collaboration
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4 Ways to Promote Team Collaboration and Inspire Innovation Within Your Startup

What do all startups that drive growth by embracing strategic thinking, inspiring creativity and supporting talent have in common? Team collaboration. Market competition is thick. Startups that embrace inventiveness and creativity rise, and such innovation happens when leadership and teams unify in pursuit of a shared vision within a culture that highly values collaboration. Here are...
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6 Ways to Improve Your Startup’s Efficiency with Technology

Modern technology can often be a distraction in our personal lives. However, when it comes to being an entrepreneur, it can be instrumental in helping you run a more streamlined operation. Here are six tips to help you improve the efficiency and overall performance of your business with the use of technology. Integrate your systems...
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10 Best Free Digital Marketing Tools for Entrepreneurs

The internet is full of free digital marketing tools for entrepreneurs, like you, trying to take their business to the next level, without a hit to their bottom line. With so many powerful and free tools only a click away, what have you got to lose? Your personal information, that’s what. Most free tools, while...
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How to Manage a Team of Freelancers

While many entrepreneurs start out as the only employees of their company, the smart ones end up hiring help, even if it’s just a handful of freelancers to help them do more faster. Delegating one or more tasks has several benefits. First, it frees you up to work on growing your business, rather than sending...
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5 Best Practices for Startups With Virtual Teams

Running a remote startup has huge cost advantages over traditional, brick-and-mortar companies, but it also comes with a few downsides. For one, it can be challenging to get virtual teams on the same page if you are miles or continents away from each other. Without face-to-face interactions, you’ll have to contend with issues regarding collaboration,...
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How to Keep Your Virtual Team Engaged

There’s no doubt the world of work is changing. The internet, the cloud and apps have successfully untethered work from the office. You can run your business from anywhere, which minimizes startup costs and creates a culture of flexibility. Your lean startup has the potential to thrive as you channel the savings into marketing and...
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5 Outsourcing Strategies for Startups

Startups nowadays have a lot of tools to streamline tasks. You can simplify bookkeeping with accounting software, stay on the same page with communication apps, or even automate marketing activities via email platforms. But despite the advantages that these cutting-edge tools bring to the table, no business can survive (let alone prosper) without the manpower...
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Top 6 Mistakes That Virtual Startups Make and How to Learn from Them

Discussions on the failure rate of startups don’t necessarily paint a bright picture. Forbes put this number at around 90 percent, while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics state that about 50 percent of new startups fail within five years. Another study by CB Insights shows that startups usually fail within 20 months after their last funding round. At...
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Project Management Course: Improve Your Startup’s Success

When starting a business, many entrepreneurs undervalue the power of taking a project management course. The future is never certain for a startup company, and the first couple of years are often the toughest. With a shortage of money and time, it can be difficult for startups to establish their business priorities. Running any business requires...
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Keep Your Project From Being Locked in Tech Jail

Your project and technology development If your startup relies on technical development, you have two main choices: develop your tech in-house or outsource. If you have a limited budget, outsourcing is less costly than bringing in a tech co-founder or hiring an in-house team, and it’s not hard to find a firm that has experience...
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Entrepreneurs are constantly project managing

Let's stay with my movie theme for blogging this week. I was having a strategy conversation with one of my StartupNation teammates, Chuck, this afternoon and I promptly (maybe a little too easily) shifted over to a war movie analogy. It turns out that Chuck is a huge fan of the movie “Patton” as well...