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Rapid Finance
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Get Cash Fast: The Truth About Small Business Financing

The process of getting a traditional bank loan for your small business is frustrating. It’s nearly impossible to get a banker’s attention if you have questions. You are expected to fill out a long, complex application on your own, submit all of the supporting documentation that is required, and then wait. And wait. And wait....
wild thinking mclaren
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Who or What is Your Brand’s Nemesis? A McLaren Case Study

The following is adapted from "Wild Thinking" by Nick Liddell and Richard Buchanan ©2019 and reproduced with permission from Kogan Page Ltd. StartupNation reader exclusive! Save 20 percent on the book with code WILDCARD20 at www.koganpage.com Marty Neumeier is a big fan of picking fights. “Zag” is his recipe book for making brands radically different, and in...
straight talk for startups
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Straight Talk for Startups: Mastering the Fundamentals

The following is excerpted from "Straight Talk for Startups: 100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds—From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity" by Randy Komisar and Jantoon Reigersman. Copyright © 2018 by Randy Komisar and Jantoon Reigersman. Published on June 5, 2018 by Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins...
entrepreneurs
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What Many Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Known Earlier

I’ve researched and taught innovation strategy for 20 years, and I’ve spent a great deal of time advising startups, reviewing business plans and helping people think through their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas along the way. I’ve also witnessed how resulting businesses progressed; many were abandoned, some became modest-sized and a select few soared to multi-million-dollar...
side hustle
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3 Reasons Why a Side Hustle Can Make a Huge Impact in Your Career

While a business degree can be valuable to your career growth, there are plenty of real-world examples that make it obvious that a degree isn’t the be-all end-all to a burgeoning career. Bill Gates famously dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft. Steve Jobs dropped out of college and went on to found Apple, Pixar and...
hardware startup
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Launching a Product: How Promising Hardware Startups Can Beat the Odds

Once labeled the ugly stepchild of venture capital, hardware startups have historically experienced difficulties securing funding. In 2015, hardware companies received less than a quarter of the $4.5 billion VCs invested in software. The game is quite complex and there are multiple cards at play between designing, engineering, manufacturing and leading a product to market....
Steve Case
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AOL Co-Founder Steve Case on AppleLink in The Third Wave [Book Excerpt]

The following excerpt was selected exclusively for StartupNation readers from "The Third Wave" by Steve Case. The excerpt shares Case's process pitching his startup company, Quantum Computer Services, to Apple, and the journey that followed. Copyright © 2016 by Steve Case. Excerpted with permission by Simon & Schuster, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. The pitch resonated well with them....
Ken Segall
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Former Apple Consultant Ken Segall on the Power of Simplicity [Book Excerpt]

Is there anyone in business who doesn’t recognize the power of simplicity? It’s an inescapable fact of life that human beings are attracted to simplicity and turned off by complexity. When I started my life in advertising, my mentors drilled into me the power of simpler, focused messages. I thought I’d absorbed that lesson well,...
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eBay, Amazon, Mobile, e-Commerce, and Stripping.

Hi gang, John Lawson is a nationally known e-commerce and social media expert.  You can find him speaking at conventions all over the world and on colderice.com and if his name sounds familiar it's because he was a winner of Startupnation's own Home Based 100 contest a few years ago. I've known John for a long...
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One Year Later, I Still Admire the Same Companies

As I approach my ONE year anniversary of membership in the StartupNation Community, I am consciously taking some time to reflect on the last year! It has been quite a whirlwind in which I literally woke up one morning and started a business (for those of you who do not know, I am an inventor...