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6 Accomplished Entrepreneurs Share How to Start a Business with $100

Many would-be entrepreneurs never start a business because they’re waiting for the perfect idea or don’t have enough disposable capital to break out of the rat race. These accomplished entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share how to start a business with $100: StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here...
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How to Use the COVID-19 Crisis as a Catapult Into Entrepreneurship

Whether you’re one of the 40 million plus Americans who’ve lost their job during the COVID-19 crisis, or the pandemic made you realize life is too short and it’s time to pursue your passion, you might be looking at a career change. Shifting course is never easy, especially during an economic recession. In some ways, the...
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Women in Business feat. Heidi Ganahl and Kara Desmond

This episode of StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial On this episode of StartupNation Radio, your host, Jeff Sloan, interviews two hardworking women entrepreneurs: Heidi Ganahl and Kara Desmond. Heidi Ganahl has been named one of Fortune magazine's 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs, and Parade magazine included her in its list of top women...
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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...
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8 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

Nothing can fully prepare you for starting your own business—but you can learn from others who’ve been there. We asked eight founders and advisors in The Oracles what they wish they’d known when they were starting out. Here’s what they said. 1. Realize entrepreneurship is a marathon The Nasdaq crashed one year after we started Bluemercury. For...
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Why Starting a Business is Not the Same as Running One

You spend months collecting knowledge and years honing your skills. You garner resources and advisors, you find a location and a name, and before you know it, you're off and starting a business. Already, you feel exhausted ― and yet you have barely just begun. In many endeavors, starting is the hardest part; in business, the...
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How to Start Your Own Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

Starting your own business can be a great way to maximize your revenue, decide your own working hours and choose your co-workers. As dreamy as this sounds to start your own business, it can be one of the most stressful projects you’ve ever set out to accomplish. Being your own boss isn’t for everyone. With...