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Brand value
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Artist and Entrepreneur Erik Wahl Shares How to Create Brand Value [VIDEO]

In “The Spark and The Grind,” artist, author and entrepreneur Erik Wahl illustrates the delicate balance between creativity and discipline: the spark of inspiration, and the grind of turning that idea into reality. “Sparking the grind and grinding the spark,” according to Wahl, is the two-fold process that ignites the power of disciplined creativity. Wahl...
Michigan Venture Capital Report
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What Does Michigan Venture Capital Look Like Today? These 3 Business Moguls Discuss

StartupNation founder and CEO, Jeff Sloan, shares a conversation with Ara Topouzian, executive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and RJ King, editor of DBusiness Magazine, on the status of venture capital in Michigan today. Related: WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Michigan Leads Nation in Venture Capital Investment (Episode 229) Tune in to the Michigan Venture...
Tech Bytes
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Episode 1 of TechBytes by StartupNation and Dell Technologies

Welcome to the premiere episode of TechBytes, a new series by StartupNation and Dell Technologies! Join Dell Technologies’ Megan Wright and expert guests Dhiren Patel, client technologist, and Marcela Curran, product marketing consultant, as they discuss the latest and greatest in the intersection of entrepreneurship and technology.   More episodes are coming soon!   StartupNation...
Burt Powers remote work
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Remote Work and Tech: Presented by StartupNation, Dell Technologies and WJR

As startups and entrepreneurs across all industries continue to navigate this new business landscape, Dell Technologies is here to bring you the latest strategies, best practices and tools to drive success within your business. Join Burt Powers with Dell Technologies for an informative discussion on managing remote work, and then utilizing technology to your advantage...
Brad Graeber
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Powerhouse Animation’s Brad Graeber on Starting up in the Creative Space: Presented by StartupNation and Dell Technologies

In this session presented by StartupNation and Dell Technologies, Powerhouse Animation's Brad Graeber discusses starting up within the art and design space. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Brad is an animation executive, writer and producer based in Austin, Texas. He is now the CEO and co-founder of...
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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Navigating COVID-19: FREE E-Book Download

StartupNation’s ultimate guide to navigating COVID-19 includes expert tips for startups and entrepreneurs to survive and thrive during the pandemic. Click HERE to download StartupNation’s FREE COVID-19 e-book! Download the FREE e-book to get: Ways to unlock your entrepreneurial spirit during quarantine Business industries thriving during the pandemic—and new opportunities to start a business Tech trends to watch Dos...
AR/VR Dell Technologies
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The Future of AR/VR: Presented by StartupNation and Dell Technologies

StartupNation presents a fireside chat with Dell’s director of VR/AR, Gary Radburn, moderated by Mick Brege. In this session, recorded during Detroit Startup Week 2020, Radburn covers: The differences between augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) How AR and VR can be used in a business context, and the benefits of doing so How...
business innovation jon dwoskin
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Business Innovation with Jon Dwoskin: Innovation at Work in Detroit

Business Innovation is an upcoming StartupNation TV program hosted by business coach and executive advisor, Jon Dwoskin. It highlights real talk on how businesses are being innovative to grow their business. In this premiere episode, Dwoskin invites Jeff Sloan, Magie Cook, Eddie Alterman, Michael Todasco, Dan Russel Jr. and Hilary B. Provinse to discuss innovation...
productivity tools
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Work Smarter: 3 Productivity Apps for Startup Success

What apps do you use regularly to help boost your productivity? With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to decide. In this video, I share three of my favorites, in the hopes that they help you be more productive in your business and life. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products...
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How to Build a Recruitment Strategy That Attracts Millennials

Any startup that hopes to survive for more than five years needs to both attract and retain talent. However, job seekers today have radically different priorities than they did just 15 years ago. Millennials are drawn to startup company culture, “where people feel valued, which in turn fosters engagement and productivity. Similarly, the best cultures...
video marketing
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Mind-Blowing Video Marketing Statistics to Step Up Your Marketing Campaign in 2020

In this ever-changing marketing landscape, video remains a clear-cut winner in dominating all channels and platforms. Fueled by the massive increase of social media, video marketing shows no sign of slowing down. Video has become a necessity for internet users, as 55 percent of consumers watch online videos every day. Since it is an incredibly shareable medium,...
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4 Ways to Grow Your Startup Using Video Content

Consumer demands have evolved over time, and engagement strategies have adjusted to these new expectations. No longer do we seek to reach the masses with a broad message and deliver standardized services. Instead, the goal is to deliver relevant content to a specific consumer base and meet their needs by providing an exceptional experience. This...
Hillary Sawchuk
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StartupNation Originals: A Drink With Hillary Sawchuk

If you could have a drink with anyone, who would it be? In her web series, A Drink With, Hillary Sawchuk sits down with today's most interesting and influential industry leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities and artists in order to learn their stories. As founder, producer and host of the show, Sawchuk has interviewed the likes of...
daniel dipiazza instagram
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How to Leverage Instagram to Grow Your New Business Quickly

Do you ever wonder what to do with all of those Instagram followers you're been working so hard to attract?  In this Leveling Up video, Eric Siu interviews Daniel DiPiazza, founder of Rich20Something, who shares his strategies for getting more than just an ego boost from Instagram. DiPiazza, a social media marketing pro, shares how...
TED Talks
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5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Start a Business

Starting a business can be exciting and terrifying all at once. You’ve found something you’re passionate about and you want to live and breathe it every day. You want to be your own boss. But equally, taking that first crucial step can feel overwhelming and intimidating. You likely have a million unanswered questions: What if...
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How You Can Become an Influencer in a Competitive Niche

What can you do to stand out as in influencer on YouTube? How can you make an impact and inspire people on Instagram? How do you become that infamous social media influencer? Becoming an influencer on social media is extremely popular and is an increasingly competitive space for aspiring entrepreneurs.  In this video, Eric Siu explains...
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How Do You Differentiate Your Startup’s Brand?

With so much competition out there, how are you going to position your startup's brand to stand out from the crowd? In this episode of Leveling Up with Eric Siu, Daniel DiPiazza, founder of Rich20Something, shares his entrepreneurial insights on how to find just what makes you and your brand special. Related: Rich20Something Shares the...
daniel dipiazza influencer
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Why You Should Quit Your Day Job and Become an Influencer

Are you stuck working a dead end job, suffering from student debt that you'll barely finish paying off before it's time to start planning for retirement? Related: Rich20Something Shares the Secret to Small Business Growth Join entrepreneur and "Rich20Something," Daniel DiPiazza, in this episode of Eric Siu's Leveling Up series, where he shares his story...