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Why You Need a Business Mentor (and Where You Can Find One)

Mattie Mae Larson has a growing business in Hawaii turning trash into treasure. Her company, Upcycle Hawaii, creates wallets, zipper pouches, bookmarks, beach totes and a plethora of other products. All of Upcycle Hawaii’s items are made from post-consumer waste diverted from local landfills. While her business has been built with blood, sweat and tears,...
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StartupNation Radio: ‘Ask the Expert’ About Customer Acquisition Featuring SCORE of Southeast Michigan

On this episode of StartupNation Radio, we're featuring a new installment in our “Ask the Expert” series, which is designed to help answer the burning questions of our community’s small business owners through expert insights. Today, we're featuring SCORE of Southeast Michigan. Joining Jeff are Armando Ojeda, southeast Michigan chapter chair of SCORE, and today’s...
Minority-Owned Small Businesses
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Minority-Owned Small Businesses Especially Impacted by COVID-19, Can Get Free Help From SCORE

COVID-19 has had a major impact on U.S. small businesses, especially Main Street establishments, such as retail stores and restaurants. Recent data published in the “SCORE Megaphone of Main Street: The Impact of COVID-19” data report suggests that while nearly every business has been impacted by the pandemic in some way, minority-owned small businesses, specifically...
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StartupNation Announces Partnership with SCORE of Southeast Michigan

StartupNation is excited to formally announce a strategic partnership with SCORE of Southeast Michigan, an organization of expert business mentors that provides aspiring small business owners with the free tools they need to succeed. As part of this partnership, SCORE of Southeast Michigan will regularly share content through an “Ask the Expert” segment on StartupNation Radio...
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StartupNation Radio featuring SCORE of Southeast Michigan and PIXO VR

On today's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff chats with two entrepreneurs in the Detroit metro area: Armando Ojeda and Sean Hurwitz. First up, Jeff welcomes Armando Ojeda, certified mentor with SCORE of Southeast Michigan, an organization that provides free mentorship, networking and educational services and resources to entrepreneurs. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell...
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What to Look for in a Mentor and Where to Find One

When you’re a new entrepreneur launching a business, you may find yourself inexperienced in a few areas. The most effective way to overcome this deficit quickly is by finding a mentor — someone who has the experience of starting and running their own company and is familiar with what skills, mindsets and tools are useful;...
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Free Resources for Understanding COVID-19 Financing Options

Are you overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there about COVID-19 relief loans? Not sure where to start when it comes to what you might be eligible for? You’re far from alone. Information is being updated nearly hourly, and the various small business funding to make it through the coronavirus pandemic is a...
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6 Mentoring Resources for Women Small Business Owners

For female founders who face unique challenges (especially when trying to break into male-dominated industries), having a mentor could be the missing piece of the entrepreneurial success puzzle. Navigating the roadblocks to business success becomes much easier when you have mentors with experience to guide you. Mentors can make connections, introduce you to trustworthy legal...
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How to Find and Apply for Minority Business Loans

Many minorities are starting businesses, have been running one for a while, or are well-established in their industry. Despite their qualifications and eagerness to be part of a growing economy, however, there are some obstacles unique to them. The U.S. Census reveals that minorities, specifically Hispanics, Asians and African Americans, have a household net worth...
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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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How to Get Your Startup Tax-Ready (Before It’s Too Late)

For startup founders, tax season is easily the most dreaded time of year, and they’re not the only ones who think so. According to a study conducted by SCORE, a whopping 40 percent of business owners consider bookkeeping and tax preparation among the worst parts of being a small business owner. Not only does it...
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7 Ways to Find a Mentor (and Why Having One is Vital to Your Startup’s Success)

When you start a new business, you’re going to want to find a good mentor. Mentors are as close to a business success hack that exists: they can provide validation, encouragement, networking opportunities, perspective, industry-specific strategies, accountability and more. It’s no surprise then that studies connect mentorship to higher outcomes of success and more revenue...
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4 Signs Your Business is Growing Too Fast and What to Do About It

A growing business is a great thing, and it is what we all strive for. Rapid growth can also be a pandora’s box of problems. Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO of KIND Snacks, knows the pains of entrepreneurial ups and downs. In a FastCompany interview, Lubetzky said: “Fast growth can hide a lot of weaknesses...
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How This Mom’s Ever-Growing Laundry Pile Inspired a Business

Any parent of young children can relate to the constant struggle of staying on top of laundry. Angelyn Myers, founder of My "Buddy" Towel, is no different. The mom of six was especially frustrated when one of her children insisted on using three towels to keep warm after bath time, adding significantly to the laundry...
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Nathalie Molina Niño Discusses the Impact of Funding Women-Led Businesses

On this episode of StartupNation Radio, your host, StartupNation CEO and co-founder, Jeff Sloan, interviews two women thriving in the world of entrepreneurship. First, Jeff chats with Nathalie Molina Niño, the CEO and founder of BRAVA Investments, a company that invests in high-growth, innovative innovative businesses that deliver a measurable economic benefit to women. A technologist and...
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8 Business Services You May Be Paying for That You Can Get for Free

Looking to make some trims to your operational budget? Just getting started and need business solutions that won’t break the bank? There are a lot of bills that are unavoidable (utilities, suppliers, etc.) but today’s digital environment connects entrepreneurs with a variety of products that can help them run their business without adding to their...