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Natalie Sappleton

Natalie Sappleton
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Dr. Natalie Sappleton is Subject Matter Expert in Management and Leadership at Smartly. Her research interests are in social networks and social capital in the context of entrepreneurship. Natalie received her M.A. (Hons.) in Economics and Politics at the University of Glasgow and her PhD in Entrepreneurship and Masters in Research from Manchester Metropolitan University. Her PhD thesis investigates the role of gender role (in)congruency on the ability to acquire resources among New York City entrepreneurs. Natalie is co-editor of Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Retirement (Palgrave McMillan).
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The Media Interview: How to Make the Most of Your Press Opportunities

Let’s say that out of the blue, you receive an invitation to be interviewed by a member of the press. What’s the first thing...
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The Top Resources for Female Tech Entrepreneurs in Atlanta

It's a popular misnomer that entrepreneurship is a male domain. In fact, every day across the country, women start about 849 new businesses. 203,000...
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The Best Business Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

You’re busy, so you need some productivity hacks to help you make the most of your day. But your business means you don’t have...
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Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

If there’s one skill common to all of history’s greatest minds, it’s probably critical thinking. Critical thinking, which involves reasoning and processing information in...
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What You Can Learn about Pitching Your Business from the Latest Season of Shark...

You’re an entrepreneur, so you have no time to watch TV, right? Well, a show that might be worth your time is ABC’s Shark Tank....
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Would You Treat Your Mother Like That?: How to Modernize Your Customer Experience Strategy...

In order for a customer to be loyal to your business, you have to show them devotion, respect their circumstances, and honor their time....
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How Franchise Direct Has Been Matching Entrepreneurs to Their Dream Franchises for Over 20...

In today's business climate, more and more entrepreneurs consider joining a franchise system in lieu of starting their own business from scratch. Franchises provide...
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Holiday Networking 101

As the holiday season approaches, many small business owners turn their attention to the holiday party circuit where networking is front and center. Holiday...
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‘Small Biz Lady’ Melinda Emerson Discusses Women in Business, Finding Capital, & Writing Business...

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Melinda Emerson aka the “Small Biz Lady”. Melinda is the Founder and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia,...
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Seven Steps to Turn Twitter into a Lead Generation Tool

Many times, Twitter gets pushed to the back of the shelf when it comes to discussing lead generation. Much talk centers around Instagram and...
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