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StartupNation Radio feature
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StartupNation Radio: Kabbage and Bamboo Detroit on COVID-19 Impact

On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff chats with Kathryn Petralia and Amanda Lewan. Both guests speak to the changes that their respective businesses have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. First up, Jeff speaks with Kathryn Petralia, co-founder of Kabbage, an online financial technology company that provides funding directly to small businesses. Since its founding...
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How to Keep Your Virtual Team Engaged

There’s no doubt the world of work is changing. The internet, the cloud and apps have successfully untethered work from the office. You can run your business from anywhere, which minimizes startup costs and creates a culture of flexibility. Your lean startup has the potential to thrive as you channel the savings into marketing and...
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Top 5 Qualities to Look for When Hiring a Freelancer

As an entrepreneur, you eventually get to the point where you need an extra pair of hands. It would be great to hire someone to help out with phone calls, emails or even redesigning your website. The problem is, you can’t afford to hire someone on full-time. That’s why many entrepreneurs hire freelancers. It is...
outsourcing
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5 Outsourcing Strategies for Startups

Startups nowadays have a lot of tools to streamline tasks. You can simplify bookkeeping with accounting software, stay on the same page with communication apps, or even automate marketing activities via email platforms. But despite the advantages that these cutting-edge tools bring to the table, no business can survive (let alone prosper) without the manpower...
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Top 6 Mistakes That Virtual Startups Make and How to Learn from Them

Discussions on the failure rate of startups don’t necessarily paint a bright picture. Forbes put this number at around 90 percent, while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics state that about 50 percent of new startups fail within five years. Another study by CB Insights shows that startups usually fail within 20 months after their last funding round. At...
Startup technology trends
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6 Startup Technology Trends For 2017

For many, the start of a new year means time to begin working on a resolution. For entrepreneurs, a new year represents something else: a time to look at startup technology trends and make adjustments to how they are running their business. The start of the new year is a perfect time for entrepreneurs to plan, strategize and...