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BIGGBY Coffee Co-Founder Shares His Company’s Journey to Conscious Capitalism

The purpose of starting a business is not to make a profit. The purpose of starting a business is to find profitable solutions to the problems of people and the planet. Conscious capitalism takes Milton Friedman’s theories of shareholder supremacy and throws them out the window. The philosophy of conscious capitalism has four tenets: Higher...

4 Ways You Can Embrace Diversity Within Your Startup or Small Business

As our society evolves, the need for more inclusive operations in business and in our daily lives becomes more and more apparent. While businesses are afforded the opportunity to play a role in supporting minority communities and promoting inclusivity in society at large, embracing diversity provides considerable benefits to you as a startup, or as...

4 Ways to Optimize Your Startup for Reliable, Data-Driven Growth

Optimizing the growth of your startup is crucial for both immediate profitability and long-term success. While tapping into the “secret formula” for lasting growth may seem like a challenge, today’s founders actually have more resources available than ever before to help drive growth.  You can achieve reliable growth by tapping into the data that...

Inside Michigan Business: A Look at the Marijuana Industry

Inside Michigan Business is a new podcast co-hosted by veteran journalists John Gallagher and Jack Lessenberry. Through conversations with their guests, they explore a range of pressing issues for Michigan including entrepreneurialism, innovation, trade and technology. On today’s episode, John and Jack explore one of Michigan’s newest industries,...

The Benefits of Patenting: When to Protect Your Inventions and Why

Patents are one of the ways to keep track of the immense advancement of our society. According to IFI Claims, 2019 saw a new record of patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office – a staggering 333,530. Given proper infrastructure, these ideas can become game-changers. One big idea can make or break bottom lines, and companies are increasingly...

5 Simple Ways to Organize Your Small Business Finances

Credit scores are often seen as the number one obstacle preventing small businesses from getting financing. But disorganized financials may be equally to blame. In today’s challenging economic environment in particular, lenders want to make sure your business is viable and will be able to repay the debt. Organized and up-to-date finances are essential...

How Smart, Strategic Networking Can Transform Your Business During a Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a proverbial wrench in the day-to-day lives of company founders. For weeks on end, you’ve likely been juggling Zoom meetings, school schedules, family check-ins, squeezing in a workout, time for your significant other and, oh right, keeping your business afloat. Those projects and tasks you used to whip through are...

What You Must Know Before Raising Investment for Your Business

The following is excerpted from “Investor Ready,” courtesy of Julie Barber, CEO of Spark! Consulting www.areyouinvestorready.co.uk Before you dive into planning your investment approach, there are some important things to think about. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Do you...

How to Grow Your Business Podcast: Episode 9

Join DBusiness editor, RJ King, each week as he explores the top Detroit business stories of the week, dives deep into business topics, and interviews influential newsmakers in the “How to Grow Your Business” podcast. The Henry Ford Open for Business and Investment Strategy With MassMutual This week’s guests are Manny Amezcua, president and CEO...

How to Fix a Racially Biased Venture Capital Model and Commit to Diversity in Entrepreneurship

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests, venture capital firms are making newfound commitments to invest in, or at least evaluate, potential investments that are led by diverse founders. Although commitments such as SoftBank’s $100 million fund to support people of color may seem like a leap forward, when we consider the $120...

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