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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...
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...
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...
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...
business idea
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10 Steps to Develop Your Winning Business Idea

You have an idea that you think could be a great business opportunity. You’ve run it by your friends, family and colleagues, and they all agree that this idea has merit. Now what? Before you launch your business, you’ll want to do some research and test the market to prevent building a business around a...
innovation
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How to Future-Proof Your Innovation

It’s not that I believe that there’s nothing new under the sun. But, when I hear entrepreneurs in the startup community say, “we don’t have any competitors,” I can’t help but be skeptical. Everybody is competing with someone or something, whether it’s competing with an old way of doing things (think Casper vs. the old...
audience
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How to Show Your Audience You Believe in Your Business, Product or Service

The following is excerpted from "The 3-Minute Rule: Say Less to Get More from any Pitch or Presentation" by Brant Pinvidic with permission of Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Brant Pinvidic, 2019. When I’m working with someone or speaking, I always say, “Let’s identify...
free workshop
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How to Launch Your Product or Service Using a Free Workshop

When you are just starting your business, a great way to get new clients and create more awareness is simply by putting your skills out there. It can seem terrifying to do this for the first time, but the payoff is essential for the growth of your business. No matter what your business is, there’s...
successful
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6 Crucial Practices to Create a Successful Business

Many entrepreneurs focus on the mechanics and processes needed for a successful business, such as developing a website or acquiring more leads. While those are necessary to run and sustain a profitable business, there is also a less tangible (but equally powerful) focus that often gets overlooked. These are the crucial practices highly successful entrepreneurs...
generate sales
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15 Proven Ways to Generate Sales

As a new entrepreneur, you're looking for cost-effective ways to not only generate more sales, but also boost your brand, as well. There are numerous ways that you can do this. Incentivizing your customers with special offers and deals will keep your customers wanting more. If your business is just about to open its doors...
User-Generated Content
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Why User-Generated Content is the Secret to Successful Marketing

As every entrepreneur knows, an idea gets your business off the ground, but getting the word out and developing a loyal customer base is what keeps the lights on. Making the most of your marketing budget is a challenge that most startups face. Where do I spend? What do I spend on? How can I...
performance metrics
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6 Performance Metrics Your Startup Should Track for Success

Revenue is an exciting and vital performance metric to track when starting a new business, but it’s not the only one an entrepreneur should be concerned with. While there are myriad metrics that experts across the board will argue will justify your fantastic idea to potential investors, here are six time-tested metrics you should pay...
thought leadership
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How to Use Thought Leadership to Distinguish Your Brand

When it comes to setting yourself apart, the challenge of differentiating your company and what you sell is a tough one. Unless your product or service is truly industry-disrupting (and most successful ones aren’t), it can be difficult to communicate how your company is different. After all, everyone is touting their “quality customer service.” But...
marketing
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What Does it Take to Run a Successful Marketing Campaign?

What are your startup's goals for Q3 and Q4 of this year? Realizing any of them requires marketing greatness — and marketing greatness requires a plan. Today’s marketing world requires a new expertise and familiarity with digital tools and online platforms. Let’s take a look at six of the components of a successful startup marketing...
niche
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How to Successfully Define and Grow a Niche Brand

You’ve got a business idea but it’s, well, kind of niche. Maybe it’s so niche that you’re not sure where you’ll find customers, or if it’s even a sustainable idea at all. Never fear. We’re living in the golden age of startups, and there’s no such thing as “too niche.” It’s never been easier for...
side hustle
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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...
customers
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9 Secrets To Winning (and Keeping) Customers For Life

No matter how the world changes, one principle stays the same: A business needs customers to remain viable. These moguls and Advisors in The Oracles share their tried-and-true strategies for winning over clients — and holding on to them. 1. Meet customers where they are We want to be our clients’ neighborhood beauty store, so we cluster...
start your business
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8 Reasons to Start Your Business in 2019

Are you dreaming of starting your own business but hesitant to get things moving? If so, you’re not alone. Many future entrepreneurs face the same concern, never quite sure if now is the right time. However, when it comes to small business, 2019 shows some signs of promise, and if you’re considering taking the plunge, this...