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[quiz] Which of the 5 Types of Entrepreneur Are You?

By StreetShares on July 22, 2015

Take the quiz to find out!

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5 Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read

By StreetShares on July 22, 2015

Startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses need mentors who can give them great advice. Books can be those mentors that help drive their mission forward. Here are 5 mentors we heartily recommend:

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Small Biz Tips #2: Finance Advice

By StreetShares on July 21, 2015

When you’re running your own business, you have to wear many hats. When it comes to finance and economics, we recommend checking out Khanacademy.org, which offers video tutorials and classes that enable folks to study any topic at their own pace. Plus, it’s free.

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What is Content Marketing & Why Does It Matter?

By StreetShares on July 20, 2015

According to the Content Marketing Institute, 85% of all companies in the U.S. use some form of content marketing as part of their overall marketing strategy. So what exactly is content marketing and why should it matter to small business owners?

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The Civic Life of Veterans: A Study By Got Your 6

By StreetShares on July 15, 2015

Recently, our friends over at Got Your 6 published a study on the civic health index of military veterans called “America’s Greatest Assets: How Military Veterans Are Strengthening Our Communities.” The results of the study debunked pervasive stereotypes of returning military members in our country—that they struggle to adjust to civilian life. On the contrary, the study demonstrates that veterans tend to be more engaged than their civilian counter-parts—veterans volunteer in their communities more, vote more and belong to more community organizations, among other things.

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Small Biz Tips #1: Social Media Advice

By StreetShares on July 14, 2015

Creating a friendly, consistent voice is the key to building relationships with your audience on social media. It keeps you relatable, relevant and—quite honestly—fun! How do you do it? Be yourself. Smile when you create a tweet or post if you have to. Remember the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.

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“Veteran Business is Back” T-shirt Giveaway

By StreetShares on July 13, 2015

The Giveaway:

Look sharp as a shark… and support our veteran business owners.

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June Winner: OMNA

By StreetShares on July 10, 2015

Entrepreneurship is about creating financial freedom, and we want to help our fellow veterans make it happen! That’s why we created the StreetShares Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award.

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A Passion, Not Just a Job: The Story of The Janz Corporation

By StreetShares on July 9, 2015

“Every single day, I get up in the early morning hours and stay up late at night—it’s not a job to me, it’s more like a passion.”

The Janz Corporation is a military and government medical equipment supplier that is run by three dedicated and passionate leaders whose experiences led them to build a flourishing veteran-owned small business. StreetShares had a chance to catch up with CEO Rick Finsterbusch and President Brian Healey to hear a little bit about the three key things that motivate them in business ownership:

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Commander's Call: June Finalists!

By StreetShares on July 8, 2015

We have the privilege of meeting so many great applicants each month for the StreetShares Commander's Call Veteran Business Award. Thank you to all the awesome veteran and military spouse owned business that participated in June! We are proud to announce the five finalists:

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