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to-do list
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Your First 6 Months in Business: A To-Do List

Getting your business off the ground is an exciting journey, but it’s not without challenges. There are a lot of moving pieces, a lot of decisions need to be made and a lot of money needs to be spent. If you’re not ready, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. So much of getting your business running...
burnout
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8 Ways to Avoid Burnout When Starting a New Business

We’ve all felt burned out at one point or another — that feeling of total fatigue, both mental and physical, which comes from working ourselves too hard. Soon we’re experiencing symptoms like depression and exhaustion, feeling cynical and adrift. It’s ironic that at the point of burnout, the harder we work on something, the more...
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TechBytes: Solutions-Based Advice From Dell for Entrepreneurs (Episode 5)

On this episode of StartupNation TechBytes, Dell Small Business Director Mobolaji Sokunbi and StartupNation CEO Jeff Sloan talk about how the Dell for Entrepreneurs program provides invaluable insight for small business owners. Among the highlights: how the pandemic reshaped the entrepreneurial ecosystem the increase in cybersecurity issues due to remote work Dell's solutions-based advice Dell's...
Workplace perks
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Company Culture: The Workplace Perks That Impress Top Performers

With websites like Glassdoor acting as a Yelp for workplaces, more companies than ever are looking to outdo their rivals in a bid for top employees. Many modern companies are leaning away from the “all-business” mentality, in favor of fostering relationships and engagement with their staff. With this shift comes a variety of workplace perks encouraged...
Goldfish Swim School
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Turning Passion into a Career: Entrepreneur Shares Lessons Learned

Unlike most entrepreneurs, my main goal as a young adult was not to eventually start a business – it was to go to the Olympics. I spent years competitively swimming. I had perfected the techniques of swimming and mastered operating under pressure and, after a successful competitive streak remaining undefeated in high school and qualifying...
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Entrepreneurial Studies Within MBA Programs Prepare Students for Real World

The value of textbooks and lectures delivering theory in a graduate business curriculum is unquestioned, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past two years of the pandemic, in these uncertain times they are not sufficient in preparing students for today’s anomalous real world economic and societal climate. Indeed, taking the living pulse...
startup or corporation
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Where Should You Work? A Tech Startup or a Tech Corporation

Tech employees are often met with a difficult dilemma: choosing between a startup or a corporate company. As the top employers of tech professionals, corporations and startups are always on the hunt for the best talent. Many prefer the stability of a job in Big Tech, but more and more tech professionals are making the...
AI-First Culture
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Want to Stay Ahead of the Curve? Here Are 4 Ways to Build an AI-First Culture

The artificial intelligence (AI) of today and tomorrow will look very different from the AI from yesteryear. To embrace its limitless opportunities, businesses need to adapt an AI-first culture. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here How to adapt an AI-first culture Looking toward the future It’s 2030. Laura...
culture
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5 Ways to Revamp Your Company’s Culture

If you want your business to be a place where people would love to work, you should focus on your company’s culture. A startup’s culture should be something that isn’t just stated; it’s engrained into your vision, mission and purpose. If you’ve focused on outward growth and expansion, it’s time to look internally. Here are...
diversity
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How Your Startup Can Implement Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices

Much of the dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) plans in the media has been focused on established businesses that frankly have the ability to reengineer current strategies, integrate DEI communication into current communication plans, and leverage their organization’s leadership to focus and drive initiatives. Startups and entrepreneurial businesses, however, are most likely starting...
entrepreneurs
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Entrepreneurs: How to Focus Ruthlessly and Win in 2022

New and aspiring entrepreneurs often fall victim to impatience and imperfection. When something’s not working perfectly to their standards (or worse, fails), they take it personally and don’t know how to move on to better iterations after the setback. But that’s what startup life is all about. To win, you have to learn how to...
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Propel Your Business Forward by Avoiding These Entrepreneurial Traps

This excerpt is adapted from "Yes, You Can Take a Day Off: Escape the Nine Traps of Growing Your Small Business" by David A. Hiatt and Susan Hance Sykes. Copyright 2021 Sandler Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.  Sandler and Sandler Training are registered service marks of Sandler Systems, Inc.   The nine entrepreneurial traps Let’s...
StartupNation Radio feature
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StartupNation Radio with Shay Berman on Building a Business From Scratch

On this week’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan talks with Digital Resource’s Shay Berman about how he built his company from the ground up and the importance of hiring the right people. Tune in to the StartupNation Radio show with Berman to learn about his journey: Shay Berman, the founder and president of Digital...
empathetic company culture
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Attract Talent by Creating an Empathetic Company Culture

Each new generation brings something different to the table and tries hard to paint the social norms in their colors. Nowadays, it’s millennials' turn to make the world a better place and they truly managed to bring some extremely sensitive issues under the spotlight.  Let’s take the workplace as an example. What used to be...
revolutionary business ideas
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5 Revolutionary Business Ideas Changing the Startup Landscape

While the pandemic has shaken the world from every corner, it’s also motivated new businesses to think smarter.  From automating mundane processes to satisfying changing customer demands, startups count on agility and creativity to see them through. The fruits of that labor are finally clear as we witness revolutionary business ideas changing the startup world...
entrepreneurs
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Why Entrepreneurs Are Made, Not Born

You either have it or you don’t. How many times have you heard that? Or, a business owner saying, “I was born to be an entrepreneur.” But in business and life, things are rarely that black and white. In my experience of launching Kardia and 14 other impactful companies over the last four years, I’ve...
solopreneur
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10 Marketing Tips to Help You Thrive as a Solopreneur

If you’re feeling alone trying to create a one-person work environment, rest assured there are others like you out there. Out of the 30 million American small business owners, 81% are solopreneurs! This term includes individuals like yourself, determined to thrive on your own, workwise. Being a solopreneur comes with the privilege of working on...
StartupNation Radio feature
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StartupNation Radio: The Founders of Elsewhere Travel, a New Vacation Model

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff talks to Alexis Bowen and Craig Zapatka of Elsewhere Travel, a new kind of travel company. During the interview, they discuss: How COVID created an opportunity for their business. How they craft personalized travel agendas for clients. Ways their business model is similar to AirBnb's. Tune in...
unicorn
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The Unicorn Is Dead, Long Live the Thoroughbred

How quickly can a word’s meaning change? Well, when it comes to the business definition of “unicorn,” it appears the shelf life is something like eight years. When venture capitalist Aileen Lee coined the term in 2013, there was a very good reason to call a privately held startup worth more than $1 billion a...
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...