Bookshop.org Proves the Power of Independent Bookstores

On this episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff features a company that has created an excellent solution for independent bookstores to compete with big behemoths like Amazon. Andy Hunter is founder of Bookshop.org, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. Hunter has a background in the publishing …

Women in technology: How tech companies can (and should) get more female applicants

Hiring more women for roles in technology companies — especially in leadership positions — is a positive step forward for our culture and society … and a smart business decision. In this article we’ll look at why we need more women in technology, some obstacles faced by females in the …

A 25-Year-Old Food Blogger With 1 Million Followers Says This Is the One Kitchen Thing She Can’t Live Without

Tucked in her custom-renovated barn amid the snow-capped mountains of Colorado, Tieghan Gerard spends her days cooking with seasonal ingredients, bathed in natural sunlight. It’s so charming, and so picturesque, it’d be easy for her to be unrelatable. But that’s not the case. She may be a 25-year-old with millions …

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 …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Customer Engagement is the Top Challenge During Crisis (Episode 65)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses one area of business that has been impacted hard by the COVID-19 crisis: new data reveals customer engagement to be the biggest struggle faced by one in three businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, with the retail sector being hit the hardest. Esendex, a …

5 ROI-Boosting Tips to Improve Your Startup’s Efficiency in 2020

“Move fast and break things” is one of the most famous Silicon Valley axioms. Made popular by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, the saying became a mantra for the way an entire startup culture operated. That’s changing, though, to an increased emphasis on slowing down and taking the time to get things right. As …

5 Common Cybersecurity Mistakes Startups Make

For an entrepreneur, the topic of cybersecurity can seem overwhelmingly complex. When tied up with sales, day-to-day operations and countless priorities, some even consider it irrelevant. The truth is, a basic understanding of information security is vital for anyone starting a business in 2019, especially for those looking to build …

Choosing the best WordPress hosting plan is easier than you think.

As more and more small businesses start to see the value of a website and look to get their business online, learning how to choose a reliable, high-performing and yes, cost-efficient WordPress hosting plan that adds value to your WordPress design business may sound daunting. But it doesn’t have to …

The Clause Your Company Contracts Need to Protect You During COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a major impact on businesses worldwide, and aspect in particular that it has affected is pre-existing contracts. What happens if you have entered into a contract with someone and you can no longer perform under that contract due to the restrictions of COVID-19 or vice versa? Sometimes, …