WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: SBA Paycheck Protection Program (Episode 25)

Today, the federal government opens the application period for the Paycheck Protection Program, an SBA 7(a) loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff encourages struggling small business owners to apply, as the funding is on a first come, …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund (Episode 14)

Amid the coronavirus crisis, programs and resources are emerging across the nation to provide aid to small businesses. Such programs are popping up in our own backyard, too. On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares details of the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund, a program announced yesterday by TechTown CEO, …

Top website security posts by Sucuri – May edition

Our Malware Research and Incident Response teams work diligently around the clock to identify and stay ahead of the website security threat landscape—and we’re dedicated to sharing our knowledge and publishing our findings. In the spirit of security education, we’ve curated a selection of our most popular posts and discoveries …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Elon Musk SpaceX Rocket (Episode 67)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses the inspirational news of Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch into orbit, taking Americans back into space for the first time since 2011. The launch has helped cut through all the noise and confusion we’re currently experiencing as a society, lifting the spirit of …

Award-Winning Photojournalist Linda Solomon Shares the Key to Winning in Business

StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/629152782″ params=”color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] On this episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff chats with Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame and New York Times best-selling author and photojournalist, Linda Solomon. In 1983, Solomon met Aretha Franklin when she was just …

Venture capital investment for women: 5 female-focused firms to follow in the South

My final post in the women-focused venture capital firms series features venture capital investment firms in the Southern United States. I’ve covered women-led VC firms on the East Coast, West Coast and Midwest. Venture capital investment for women: 5 firms to follow in the South Here are five standout female-focused …

How to start the process of reopening your small business

This article originally published on GoDaddy’s OpenWeStand.org website. Many states are loosening their stay-at-home orders and this means businesses will be opening again soon. However, many small business owners are still feeling quite nervous about the prospect of reopening, and understandably so. It’s not like COVID-19 has gone away. In …

Now Streaming: Join StartupNation Radio Live From Detroit Startup Week

Following our coverage on Monday, StartupNation Radio is broadcasting LIVE from Detroit Startup Week starting at 11:00 a.m. EST today. Joining your host, Jeff Sloan, in the co-host seat is DBusiness Magazine editor, R.J. King. Together, the two are hosting an additional day-long show packed with content from renowned entrepreneurs, passionate …

Groundhog Day marketing ideas for your small retail business

For small retailers looking for marketing opportunities, Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day are no-brainers. But don’t forget about the smaller holidays. Give your business a boost with these Groundhog Day marketing ideas. “This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting …