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5 Tips to Keep in Mind as You’re Starting a Business

Starting a business is incredibly exciting, but it also requires a lot of strategic planning if you want to create something going to last for years. Follow our top five checklist for precisely what new business owners need to know, and you can look forward to creating your own success.   Five tips to know when...
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10 Negotiation Techniques to Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Startup entrepreneurs are not always the best negotiators. They step into the shoes of a business owner for the first time and find (to their surprise) that nearly everything involves negotiation of some kind, and they may not always have those negotiation techniques down. Starting a business requires, quite literally, hundreds of negotiations. Some are...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Christmas in August (Episode 279)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff discusses why it's time for small businesses to start thinking about the holiday season, even though it's still 4 months away. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about the importance of planning ahead for the holiday season: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings...
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What is a DBA? Benefits of Filing for a Doing Business As Name

As states start to transition tiers amid COVID-19, storefronts are beginning to increase indoor capacity and ease into doing business in the "new normal." Some brick-and-mortar business owners may be using this time to file paperwork for additional assets that can provide great benefits to their business. One such asset is a Doing Business As...
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Big News: Consumers are Still Shopping Small During the Pandemic

The year 2020 has been a transformational one, especially for startups and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Constant Contact, an online marketing leader, surveyed over 3,000 consumers in the U.S. (aged 18 and up) on how the pandemic has changed the way they shop to help small businesses understand how to engage with...
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How Plymouth Technology and Cultured Kombucha are Pivoting During Uncertain Times

On this weekend's StartupNation Radio show, Jeff and co-host, Norm Pappas, interview husband and wife entrepreneurial duo, Amanda and Chance Richie. Their core company is Plymouth Technology, a company that helps its customers solve their most challenging industrial wastewater treatment problems, where Amanda is CEO and Chance is Chief Engineering Officer. StartupNation exclusive discounts and...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Supporting Local Business (Episode 45)

On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares uplifting news about the desire to return to small, local business. A new study just released from MomentFeed indicates that consumers intend to return to local shopping more than ever before. Of those consumers polled, 91 percent indicated that not only are they going to return to...
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What Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Need to Know About the CARES Act

Small businesses have long been referred to as the backbone of the economy. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, small businesses struggle on a day-by-day basis to weather the storm. At least three-quarters of U.S. small businesses are counting on the financial assistance of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The full text...
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How to Draft a Business Plan for Your Startup

You’ve determined that you have a viable business idea, and are ready to launch your startup. However, before you can begin selling your offerings or even consider incorporating the company, you’ll need to draft a business plan. Traditional business plans are generally anywhere between 30 to 40 pages long, which can feel intimidating to novice...
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5 Ways Seasonal Partnerships Can Benefit Your Business Long-Term

The holidays are all about making spirits merry and bright and in the small business community, this often translates to collaborating together on seasonal partnerships. If you’ve never approached a fellow business before with this idea, you might wonder how the two of you can really pull it off. After all, the holiday season has...
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4 Ways Franchise Ownership Minimizes Business Risk

Aspiring business owners have several choices available for how they decide to break into entrepreneurship. Two of the most common ones include starting a business from the ground up and investing in a franchise. Both allow you to be a business owner, but there are slightly different nuances in how the business is operated. How...
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Should Your Startup Hire a Full-Time or Part-Time Social Media Employee?

Entrepreneurs are notorious for wearing many hats during the early days of their startup's business. One of these hats often includes social media manager. Typical daily duties associated with maintaining a social media presence include content creation, content management (i.e. editorial calendars, scheduling tools, paid promotions), engagement strategies, and determining and measuring relevant KPIs. Running...
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Inside Small Business: Survey Shows Startup Dreams Thriving

The second annual The UPS Store, Inc.’s “Inside Small Business Survey” is in, and the results confirm that dreams of owning a small business continue to be robust in 2019. This year’s survey demonstrates that more than 65 percent of Americans have dreamed of owning a small business, which is notably higher than many other...