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slow season
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How Your Small Business Can Prepare for the Slow Season

Depending on the industry you operate in, your business may see spikes in profitability at certain times throughout the year. If this is the case, you're likely also experience slow months in between, which can lead to cash flow concerns for your operation. Special offer: Get the essentials to deliver great customer support, fast —...
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How Your Startup Can Benefit From Livestreaming

You’ve probably seen interactive broadcasting in your Facebook feed recently, those live videos created by friends and streamed directly to your news feed. Maybe you’ve come across Livestream’s Meevo, a $499 video camera built for interactive broadcasting that automatically zooms in on talent and creates the impression of a multi-camera setup from a single device....
Retail, attract new cusomers
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How to Attract New Customers this Holiday Season

Attracting New Customers - It's easier than you think! Though distraction is plentiful this time of year, what with all of the potential for vacation, parties, and red coffee cups floating about, the holiday season can actually be a good time to tack on some new customers. It’s tempting for businesses to take it a...
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28 Small Business Marketing Resolutions for the New Year

It is common practice to set New Year's resolutions in our personal lives, but how often do we do it for our business?  As you look forward to running your small business in 2012, think about what resolutions you can make specific to your marketing plan that will give you the most buzz for your buck....
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Small Business Marketing Ideas for September

If you're a business owner looking for some creative marketing ideas, you've come to the right place.  Let me tell you something-  If it's being talked about on the news or on the Internet, then your customers are talking about it too.  Become a part of the conversation with your out-of-the box marketing ideas and...
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5 Tips for Running Facebook Contests

Looking for a great way to get more "Likes" for your business page on Facebook?  Want a way to keep your current fans engaged or to generate some buzz for your business?  Running a contest on Facebook can get you all these things and more.  Contests are an instant draw because they create a sense...
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Entrepreneurs Capture the Flag for Smarts & Prizes

We've been running a daily contest the past two weeks at StartupNation.com (there are still 2 days left!) and awarding daily prizes leading up to a Grand Prize drawing. The winner gets $1,000 to go toward starting and growing their small business. The really cool thing is that we have been getting overwhelmingly “I LOVE...
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Another clever holiday promotion

This holiday promotion we received demonstrates how clever and creative you can be in the electronic medium. It's from a company we respect a lot called Enlighten, based in Ann Arbor, MI. If you're trying to think of viral opportunities online, there's much to learn here. now this wouldn't be chump change to create, but...
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Who’s Hiring Santa Claus this Year?

OK, we're putting the word out to help one of our community members--you can read her article in this week's newsletter, actually... Linda Case. Here's her challenge and her request for help: ---- Hello StartupNation. You guys were able to help me out once before and I am hoping you can help me again. I...
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Fleshing out our latest promotion

Well, the "Fleshers" have it. They've won the battle (see previous entry, "War of words"). Thanks for the corroboration folks! (did i spell that right?!). Now, to flesh out our latest promotion, I wanted to call to your attention the opportunity we've created jointly with Overstock.com, Microsoft, and Bobvila.com for all you home-based entrepreneurs. We're...