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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...
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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...
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StartupNation Radio: Lowey Bundy Sichol and the Kids Idea Tank

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, we've got a story Jeff really loves. He talks to Lowey Bundy Sichol, whose Kids Idea Tank competition lets young entrepreneurs pitch their products, just like on "Shark Tank," and 2021 runner-up Carter Koenigsknecht of Troy. During the interview, they discuss: How Lowey was inspired by the kids...
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StartupNation Radio: Carolyn Espinoza and Alex Vandervert of Quiker on Their Most Valuable Asset

On this week’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff speaks with Carolyn Espinoza and Alex Vandervert, the mother and son team of Quiker, a mobile mechanics operation that brings onsite automotive services to you. During the interview, they discuss: How the pandemic and burnout launched their business. Their most valuable asset: People. How the business is...
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Ask the Experts on StartupNation Radio: Greg Packer on the Importance of Following the Rules

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan talks with AccessPoint's Greg Packer about how cutting corners can hurt your long-term success. Tune in to the StartupNation Radio show with Packer to learn more: Greg Packer is the president of AccessPoint, a business that provides human resource services. He is StartupNation's human resources expert....
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Ask the Experts on StartupNation: Shay Berman on How to Create Awareness

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan talks with Digital Resource's Shay Berman about how to create awareness that will translate into conversions for your business. Tune in to the StartupNation Radio show with Berman to learn about digital marketing:   Shay Berman, the founder and president of Digital Resource, a digital marketing...
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Ask the Experts on StartupNation Radio: Shay Berman and Greg Packer

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan talks with Digital Resource's Shay Berman about creating awareness that will translate into conversions and AccessPoint's Greg Packer about how cutting corners can hurt your long-term success. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Berman and Packer to learn about issues that matter to...
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StartupNation Radio: Critical Issues Facing Small Business Today with Cohost Brian Calley

On this week’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff speaks with cohost Brian Calley, president of the Small Business Association of Michigan about the challenges facing small businesses, including supply chain disruptions and inflation. During the interview, Jeff and Brian discuss: The triple whammy of supply chain disruptions, inflation and vaccine mandates. How entrepreneurs pivot with...
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StartupNation Radio: R. Riveter Uses Mobile Flexible Income Strategy

On this week’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff speaks with Cameron Cruse of R. Riveter, a handbag company that enlists military spouses as manufacturers. During the interview, Cruse discusses: How a quarter-life crisis prompted her to pivot her career plan. How R. Riveter's business structure supports the military community. Why she and her partner chose...
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StartupNation Radio: R.Riveter and Heiroom Founders Started Small

On today's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan interviews Cameron Cruse of R.Riveter and Chris Budnik of Heiroom about turning a kernel of an idea into a business. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Cameron Cruse and Chris Budnik here:   First up is Cameron Cruse, a cofounder of R. Riveter, a...
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StartupNation Radio: Pandemic Prompted Start of a Social Media Platform

On today's episode of StartupNation Radio show, Jeff Sloan talks to Chris Budnik, creator of Heiroom, a way to connect with your family, create private vaults and take a trip down the memory lane. During the segment, Budnik talks about: How the pandemic sparked his idea for a private social media platform. The investment pursuit....
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Ask the Experts on StartupNation Radio: Michael Spath on Cyber Insurance

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff speaks with Michael Spath of Kapnick Insurance Group about cyber insurance. Tune in to the StartupNation Radio show with Michael Spath below: Michael, a client executive for Michigan-based Kapnick Insurance Group, is a full-service insurance brokerage. He is StartupNation's insurance expert. During the episode, Michael discusses: The...
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Ask the Experts on StartupNation Radio: Shay Berman Share Tips on Crafting a Holiday Marketing Plan

On this week's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan speaks with Digital Resource founder and president Shay Berman about creating a razzle-dazzle holiday marketing strategy, including timing, the value of text messaging, and promotion and discounting decisions. . Tune in to the StartupNation Radio show with Shay Berman below:   Shay Berman, the founder and...
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Ask the Experts: Shay Berman, Michael Spath and Greg Packer on StartupNation Radio

On this week’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan talks with Digital Resource’s Shay Berman about holiday marketing, Kapnick Insurance Group’s Michael Spath about cyber insurance and AccessPoint’s Greg Packer on building the best team for your business. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Spath, Berman and Packer to learn about issues...
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TechBytes: Rightsizing Your Startup IT Platforms (Episode 3)

On this episode of TechBytes, a new podcast series by StartupNation and Dell Technologies, Dell expert Allen Clingerman explains why it's important for businesses to move from a peer-to-peer network to a more centralized server. That's where Dell's Hybrid Cloud environments come in. For more on Hybrid Cloud options,  watch this recent webinar featuring Clingerman....
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TechBytes: Work From Anywhere But Make Sure It’s Secure (Episode 2)

Staci Young explains how Dell Technologies and Verizon are responding to the work-from-anywhere logistics emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire employees have for more work/life balance. When you run a growing business, Dell Technologies is here to help with the right tech solutions. With more than 30 years of experience helping small businesses...
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StartupNation Radio: E-Procurement and Bringing Businesses Together

On today's episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff Sloan interviews Chris Cameron of PwC and Matt Cotter of Pairsoft about blending the creative and financial sides of entrepreneurship. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Chris Cameron and Matt Cotter here:   First up is Cameron, managing director at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). During the interview,...