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Communication and Collaboration

Communication and Collaboration

2 min read

When I was a business major in college, I decided to get a double major in English as well. Believe me, it wasn’t because I was looking for more work in school. I decided, in order to be good at business, I better know how to write, create ideas, collaborate and communicate well with others. And, it proved to be essential to my success in any venture.

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StartItUp Is On a Mission to Save Small Businesses with On-Demand Business Advisors

StartItUp Is On a Mission to Save Small Businesses with On-Demand Business Advisors

5 min read

Business owners who use the StartItUp app are connected to an advisor via an algorithm that takes industry, personality, skills, location, project need, and other specifics into account. They are led through an intuitive series of questions that helps them create a business plan and addresses potential problems or gaps in knowledge. A paper trail is created. An AI-driven chat bot will be available to immediately answer questions. 

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Jumpstart Your E-Commerce Business

Jumpstart Your E-Commerce Business

2 min read

It can be an overwhelming decision to finally dip your toe into the sea of online entrepreneurship. Fortunately, the immediate gratification of the internet and social media marketing has made it an even playing field for everyone to succeed in their own corner of the market. If you are consistent, you will win.

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What is StartItUp?

What is StartItUp?

2 min read

The team at StartItUp has put in thousands of hours of research (with the best and brightest minds at Stanford among others) and developed a simple roadmap to help you start your business. Whether you are starting an online clothing store, a restaurant, food truck, candle shop, or are still in the process of planning your business idea, you have come to the right place.

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Starting An Online Business

Starting An Online Business

2 min read

So you have decided that you want to start an online business. Maybe it’s selling your handmade candles, starting an etsy shop with greeting cards, launching an online clothing boutique, or maybe you want to become a virtual self help coach. According to the US Census, online retailing is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

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Top Five Take-aways From 30 Years of Experience Building Start-ups!

Top Five Take-aways From 30 Years of Experience Building Start-ups!

3 min read

Nobody can really train you or educate you fully to prepare you for what is involved in starting a business. Most of what I have learned over the years comes from the experience I’ve had starting over 7-8 separate companies and helping launch twenty plus other businesses. To be very honest, I’m still learning! That said, I want to share some of the most important truths that I’ve come to learn. 

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How to Start a Business with No Money

How to Start a Business with No Money

2 min read

Alas, we’ve all heard the adage, “it takes money to make money”, and while that is certainly true for many businesses, it IS possible to start a business with no money and a lot of creativity.

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