Building Your Business Brand Identity Using Social Media

With over 3.6 billion people active on social media, platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are the perfect place for promoting your business. As opposed to other online marketing strategies, social media focuses on inserting content with brand identity directly into the online conversation.  On social media, the interaction …

Experienced pros needed for the GoDaddy Customer Council

We’ve reserved seats on the GoDaddy Customer Council for Makers of the Web — developers and designers, marketers, SEO gurus… You know who you are. If you’re one of these experienced professionals, we’d be grateful for the insights you can share in a gathering of GoDaddy customers. In return, you’ll …

An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms

A genetic algorithm is a procedure that searches for the best solution to a problem using operations that emulate the natural processes involved in evolution, such as “survival of the fittest”, chromosomal crossover, and mutation. This article provides a gentle introduction to writing genetic algorithms, discusses some important considerations when …

How to come up with a business name — 10 naming a business stories

There’s an interesting story behind every business name. Ask any company founder how they came up with their business name, and you are bound to learn more about the company and the founder within their answer. And their stories can help you learn how to come up with a business …

The Secret to Happiness

Hey everyone, I’m having a hard time adjusting back to the routine after spending 6 weeks in Thailand. I just don’t feel like writing anything about finance at all. So today, I’ll just write a short post about happiness. That’s one of the three most important pillars in life – …

Time to Power up Your Business During Dell’s Semi Annual Sale

Power up your small business during Dell Technologies’ Semi Annual Sale, running Thursday, March 4 through Wednesday, March 24. StartupNation readers save an extra 5% to 10% on exceptional business solutions. Visit www.Dell.com/StartupNation to access these savings or call 855-900-5548 to chat with a Small Business Advisor today.  StartupNation exclusive …

Starting a Business? You Need to Research Your Number One Asset

Your successful business model might take the form of a side hustle or full-time freelance work. Perhaps you’ve decided to invest in a franchise, or you’ve created an app for today’s hot on-demand marketplace. There are lots of options, and no doubt you’ve given your choice of business and business …

‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 18: A Conversation with Randall Buchman

On this new episode of “Everything Borrowed,” Andrew welcomes Randall Buchman. Founder and CEO of Emerald Growth Partners, Buchman joins the Everything Borrowed roster in episode 18! Emerald Growth Partners is responsible for the cannabis company, Pleasantrees. Buchman is committed to creating a premium cannabis brand that is focusing on …

Top 4 WooCommerce tips & tricks for better product visibility

As a web designer or developer, your goal is to deliver results. If your clients want to sell products online or increase sales, these tips and tricks are designed to help increase product visibility using WooCommerce. The combination of WooCommerce and WordPress is a powerhouse of eCommerce goodness. Get started …

Tips to Help You Power Through Projects with the WordPress Gutenberg Block Editor

When building a website, it’s important to find efficiencies wherever you can. Those little tricks that save you time without sacrificing quality are always welcome. The WordPress Gutenberg block editor has plenty of hidden productivity gems built-in. Features such as keyboard shortcuts and UI enhancements that can help us get …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Positive Economic News (Episode 183)

To kickstart your week on a positive note, Jeff shares uplifting news about the drop in unemployment claims, boost in retail sales and overall optimistic outlook from local entrepreneurs. Tune in to this morning’s WJR Business Beat to hear more from Jeff! “Startup entrepreneurs I speak to regularly are indicating …

Starting a Family Business? Avoid These 5 Mistakes in Your Continuity Plan

The following is excerpted from “The Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook: How to Build and Sustain a Successful, Enduring Enterprise” by Josh Baron and Rob Lachenauer (Harvard Business Review Press, 2021). It may seem counterintuitive to those who are neck deep in building their business, but if you want to …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Entrepreneurial Success by Age Demographics (Episode 184)

On this morning’s edition of the WJR Business Beat, Jeff chats with Guy Gordon about the average age of successful entrepreneurs. The two discuss findings of a recent Harvard Business Review study, which may surprise you! Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about entrepreneurial success by …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: LogMeIn Study on Remote Work Technologies (Episode 181)

This morning, LogMeIn, a provider of software as a service and cloud-based remote work tools for collaboration, IT management and customer engagement, released a study on how to evaluate remote work solutions. The report, “Ensuring Productivity & Security in the New Remote Work Era,” details how businesses have handled the …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Second Round of PPP Funding Still Available (Episode 180)

The Small Business Administration’s second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding is open through March 31, 2021, and President Biden just announced a series of program enhancements to ensure that underserved small companies hardest hit by the pandemic have the best opportunity to apply for the PPP funds. The …

Branding Yourself: A Guide for Extraordinary Entrepreneurship

The following is excerpted from “From Suck to Success: A Guide for Extraordinary Entrepreneurship” (Tulip Media, February 26, 2021). StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Branding yourself When I work with entrepreneurs about building stronger, more successful businesses, one of the first concepts …

Climbing higher in a male-dominated industry — GoDaddy Q&A with Lizzy VanPatten

Lizzy VanPatten began She Moves Mountains in order to confront the lack of female presence in the world of climbing and professional guiding. Today, we’re speaking with Lizzy to discuss entrepreneurship and the impact her business has on female empowerment. This interview has been gently edited for length and clarity. …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Motown Musician Accelerator Program (Episode 182)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares details of the Motown Musician Accelerator Program, an education and grant initiative designed to help local aspiring musicians and music managers break into business. The program takes in 10 aspiring artists and 10 aspiring managers who will begin a six-week program and …

StartupNation Radio: Tom Berman of Nano Magic on Acquiring a Business

Welcome to another edition of StarutpNation Radio! On today’s show, Jeff welcomes Tom Berman, president and CEO of Nano Magic. A merger of two formerly two different companies, today, Nano Magic is a leader in creating and bringing to market cutting-edge nanotechnology powered applications made in the U.S. with special …

How to Identify Your Core Values and Align Them with Your Business Model

As an entrepreneur, it’s crucial that your business model and your personal core values are aligned in order to achieve long-term success. The truth about entrepreneurship is that each of us gets to create our business in a way that works best for us, yet many entrepreneurs leave lousy workplace …

3 Things Testing for Emotional Intelligence Can Reveal About Your Law Firm’s Employees

The following is adapted from “Fireproof” by Mike Morse Have you ever wondered why some lawyers excel at attracting and keeping clients? How some have a knack for communicating or consistently make ethical decisions? The answer is that they have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a person’s ability to …

Website Terminology Glossary: Website Builders, Vol. 1

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, quickly find …

The Perfect Side Hustle: Amplify Your Strengths and Sharpen Your Skills

The perfect side hustle fuses passion, expertise and a prototyping mindset. Hustling comes naturally to entrepreneurs, and during the pandemic, it has become even more essential to get out there and make a buck. To naysayers who fear a side venture might divert them from an amazing startup or great …

Ready to Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur? It’s Time to Shift Your Mindset

The following is excerpted from “Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur: 10 Mindset Shifts for Women to Take Action, Unleash Creativity, and Achieve Financial Success” by Charlene Walters (McGraw Hill, February 2021). One day, you will be happily working for someone else: exceeding monthly goals and growing their profits. And then, another …

‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 17: A Conversation with Burton Heiss

Welcome to an all-new episode of “Everything Borrowed,” a podcast hosted by Andrew Blake! On this episode, Andrew welcomes Burton Heiss, CEO of Buddy’s Pizza. Burton joined Buddy’s Pizza as CEO in July 2019, with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. During the show, Blake and Burton …

Try This on for Size: The Future of Retail is Social Commerce

In 2000, e-commerce primarily took place on individual websites. Today, it happens in marketplaces. In early 2020, Bank of America analyst Justin Post released an update on the latest e-commerce market share trends, and it indicates Amazon alone dominates the e-commerce market with 44% market share and growing. Tomorrow, however, …

5 Ideas for Implementing a Workplace Wellness Program at Your Company

Sponsored content Before the COVID-19 pandemic, stress was already costing Australian businesses upwards of $10 billion every year. Anxiety levels have worsened, with COVID-19 proving to be hugely disruptive to corporate wellness. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to workplace stress and other related health problems. However, it could potentially be …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: StartupNation, Dell Technologies and Microsoft Offer Free Webinar to Help Small Business (Episode 179)

Business has forever been changed by the COVID pandemic, and business owners are now challenged to learn about best practices and tools to help us conduct our businesses in what is now a digital-first world. To help us get up to speed, our friends at Dell have partnered with Microsoft …

5 Time Management Myths You’ve Bought Into

Business leaders like to say time is money. Based on that valuation, time management has become a booming industry. Global sales of workflow software and time-tracking apps will eclipse $22 billion by 2025. Consultants charge premium retainers to streamline operations across industries. Leadership speakers provide their insights in keynotes and …

How I Built a Wheel of Fortune JavaScript Game for My Zoom Group

In this article, I describe how I developed a JavaScript “Wheel of Fortune” game to make online meetings via Zoom a little more fun during the global pandemic. The current pandemic has forced many social activities to go virtual. Our local Esperanto group, for example, now meets online (instead of …

5 Web Design Trends for 2021

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. For almost everyone, 2020 was a bummer. Many businesses were forced to take creative measures just to survive. Consumers had to make adjustments as well, and even the Web …

Entrepreneur + activist: GoDaddy Q&A with Maya Penn

Today we’re speaking with Maya Penn, a fashion entrepreneur and environmental activist. Her company, Maya’s Ideas, is focused on sustainability in order to combat the damaging impact of fast fashion on the environment. Maya is a keynote speaker, sustainability consultant, three-time TED speaker, artist, global activist, animator, filmmaker, social entrepreneur, …

Why Two Marines Moving is One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Nick Baucom served his country honorably for six years as a U.S. Marine. When he came home, he wanted a way to keep his fellow veterans gainfully employed and away from the challenges of adjusting to civilian life. He founded Two Marines Moving in 2008 to give Virginia businesses and …