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3 Simple Ways Business Owners Can Honor Memorial Day
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By Mark L. Rockefeller, CEO, StreetShares

How do you observe a holiday that is both solemn and celebratory?

Most of us know Memorial Day is more than a day off to barbecue.

Many of us know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day (hint: Memorial Day is next Monday and remembers those who have died in military service; Veterans’ Day is in November and celebrates all veterans).

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What Is Your Marketing Equation?
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Is your marketing focused on branding or lead generation?

- Ganesh Tayi, President of BizBeacon

The objective of your marketing is to organize the buying and selling processes to present compelling information that persuades your prospects to take a specific action. Your marketing should inform and persuade your prospects, address the wants and needs of prospects so that they continue to move through their various decision-making stages. Your marketing message must do 3 things:

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StreetShares gives military spouses free investment bonds to celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day
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What: StreetShares is America's small business funding community with a particular focus on funding Veteran owned small businesses. To honor Military Spouse Appreciation Day, StreetShares is offering a special opportunity for military spouses to invest in Veteran owned small business for free. For the first 200 military spouses who sign up to become a member, StreetShares will issue a  $25 Veteran Business Bond that will immediately go to work, earning a fixed 5% return while funding Veteran entrepreneurship. In addition, military spouses and all StreetShares members receive a $250 account bonus for each and every small business borrower they refer who accepts a StreetShares loan.

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Sweet franchise deal for Veterans
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By Jeff Townsend on April 27, 2016

StreetShares has partnered with Baskin-Robbins to make franchise ownership even sweeter for veterans (see what we did there?). Check out the offer for new franchisees:

  • FREE 20-year initial franchise fee (a $25,000 value)
  • $500 gift card towards any veteran franchisee completing the Baskin-Robbins training program in 2016
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StreetShares Unveils Business Bonds for the Masses at LendIt 2016
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By Jeff Townsend on April 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2016 -- After getting historic approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in March, StreetShares will unveil the nation's first publicly-accessible small business funding community at the LendIt USA 2016 Conference in San Francisco. A demonstration of the technology will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2016at 9:50 a.m. in the Atrium Theatre of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

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7 Productivity Tips for Home Office Newbies
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By StreetShares on March 24, 2016

Dear Newly Self-Created Entrepreneur,

Congratulations—you made it! You shook the dust off your feet and left your 9-to-5, soul-sucking corporate job to start your own venture—one that is all of your own making. Your long-endured months of agonizing side-hustle have paid off and brought you to this moment. Gone are the days of mile-long cubicles and pesky Joes peeping their heads over your desk to chit-chat. Onward and upward to better things!

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EQ, Shme-Q: What's the Deal with Emotional Intelligence?
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By StreetShares on March 17, 2016

It feels like you can’t turn a page in Entrepreneur or click on an unassuming Huffington Post article without someone singing the praises of emotional intelligence. So what’s the deal? How does emotional intelligence play a part in the workplace and why should it matter for your small business?

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StreetShares Receives Historic SEC Approval: Military Community Given First Access to New Investment Securities
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By StreetShares on March 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 -- StreetShares, a Washington, D.C.-area small business lender, has become the first lender in the country to be qualified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to use funds from public investors to back loans to small businesses. StreetShares will use this qualification to scale its small business funding community. StreetShares will initially offer the new securities to American military members, veterans, and their families.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Morning: 5 Tips for Business Success
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By StreetShares on March 1, 2016

Mornings. For some of us, they’re the very bane of our existence. For others, they’re the sweet quiet in the midst of life’s storm. Whether you’re a grumpy night owl or a trilling early bird, here are five tips to help you make the most of your morning:

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Writing to Sell: How to Boost Sales Through Email Campaigns
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By StreetShares on February 23, 2016

If you’re reading this, you probably have an email address. You might even have two or three. The thing is, email is such an integral part of our lives. Most of the time we don’t even think twice about using it—which means it provides an amazing opportunity for you as a small business owner to utilize this free tool that nearly everyone uses to up your sales and win loyal customers. Email marketing can be very effective in keeping in touch with old customers, reminding them why they chose to buy with you in the first place and keeping them up to date with your business.

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