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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Coffee Consumption is Booming During the Pandemic (Episode 204)

The pandemic has changed consumer habits in a number of ways, including what we drink and even how much. According to the Spring 2021 National Coffee Data Trends (NCDT) survey conducted by Dig Research, COVID-19 drove record coffee consumption at home. Grab a hot cup of coffee and listen to this morning’s WJR Business Beat to learn more: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat....

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Dell’s Small Business Advisors Can Help You Prepare for What’s Next

Partner with Dell Technologies for a custom recommendation on your next IT project. From laptops and desktops to servers and storage, our Small Business Advisors can fit you with the best tech solution for your business. Visit www.Dell.com/StartupNation to save up to 48% off, or call to speak with an advisor at 855-900-5548.  StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Steps for...

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President Biden Signs PPP Extension Into Law, Application Deadline Now May 31

On Tuesday, President Biden signed a bill extending the the deadline to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding from March 31, 2021 to May 31, 2021. The Paycheck Protection Program is an SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. “Nearly 90,000 business owners are still in line, and there’s money left. Without somebody signing this bill today, there are hundreds of...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: New Study by Accertify Indicates That Businesses Online Face a Growing Threat (Episode 202)

More businesses are being started up online than ever before, and with that, a new study conducted by the American Express Company, Accertify, indicates that these businesses face an ever-growing threat of payment fraud. A certified survey to 105 respondents from merchant companies in December 2020 found that 38% of merchants saw an increase in online payment fraud last year, and 25% suffered from an increase in identity theft. Tune in...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Consider the Legal Entity Known as a B Corp for Your New Business (Episode 201)

Are you looking to start a business with a social mission? If so, creating a B corp might be the right fit! By harnessing the power of business, B corporations use profits and growth as a means to a greater positive impact for their employees, communities and the environment. Tune in to the Business Beat to learn what exactly a B corp is and how it’s different from a nonprofit business: “So, if you want to be in business to do...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Federal Government Offers Deferred Payments on EIDL Program Loans (Episode 200)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it will defer the time period in which small businesses need to start repaying Economy Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) in principle and interest. The COVID-19 EIDL program has assisted over 3.7 million small businesses in this country, including nonprofit organizations, sole proprietors and independent contractors from a wide array of industries and business sectors. Tune in to the...

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Tune in to the Business of Music on StartupNation Radio

On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff chats with three entrepreneurs working to make a huge difference in the business of music. First up, Jeff chats with Jonathan Hayman and Cassie Alexe, co-founders of the Michigan Music Business Club. Hayman and Alexe are both are juniors in college at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories:...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Cryptocurrency Now Going Mainstream as Accepted Payment (Episode 197)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses the rise of cryptocurrency as a mainstream form of payment. According to a 2020 survey by HSB, 36% of small- to medium-sized businesses in the U.S. now accept Bitcoin. Listen to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about cryptocurrency and why your business might want to consider accepting it as a form of payment: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Women Leadership Roles Show Progress When it Comes to Venture Capital (Episode 194)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares progress as it relates to women in venture capital and discusses the importance of diversity in the venture capital field. Tune in to this morning’s Business Beat to learn more about women in venture capital: “We all benefit when there is diversity and equal representation in leadership in any field, but arguably the venture capital field is one of the most important when it...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Study Shows Americans Overall are Feeling More Hopeful During Pandemic (Episode 191)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses Mindshare’s COVID-19 tracking study, which indicates the sentiment of American consumers, providing interesting and valuable insights. Tune in to the WJR Business Beat segment, below, to learn more about the study’s findings: “So much of consumer sentiment is driven by perspective, and that perspective for many will begin to normalize and stabilize as our lives get back on...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: The Power of a Socially Responsible Brand (Episode 189)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff highlights several new studies that indicate the importance of building a purpose-driven brand. He then provides three expert tips for ways entrepreneurs and business owners can share their company values with customers. Tune in to the WJR Business Beat, below, to hear Jeff’s tips: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat. Listeners outside of...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Internet Traffic Boomed in 2020 (Episode 187)

On today’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares results from the Comcast 2020 Performance Data Report, which shows that Comcast customers generated 1 trillion plus internet requests daily last year. Other key findings include: Peak internet traffic rose 32% compared with pre-pandemic levels Entertainment activities continued to dominate network traffic, with video streaming accounting for 71% of all downstream traffic, growing by 70%...