Archive | October, 2010

OurDoings – The Photo Site Designed For Your Memories – Shoestring Startup

Tech geeks, learn sales and marketing. You can have the best idea in the world, implement it, and still have a long road ahead getting it adopted. I’m speaking from experience. I’m going to share three things with you in this article. First, the best web startup idea in the world and how I implemented [...]

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Nora Firestone: The Social Entrepreneur, InnerSide Out

I liken the social entrepreneur of this day and age to the past pioneers of any frontier. As a journalist, I see the world changing by the millisecond; as an entrepreneur, I’m excited about the constant flow of opportunity that presents. But as founder of ThankingOfYou.com, the Web-based “monumental movement” to recognize, affirm and honor [...]

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Boating Business Started from Love of Boating

My family and I have been sailing for the past 13 years. We started out wind surfing and then switched to sailboats. We purchased our own sailboat 5 years ago. I try and get out on the water every opportunity that I can. My wife calls our sailboat my “mistress” because I spend so much [...]

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NoodleStorm – The Brightest Minds Solving the Worlds Problems

What is the URL of you Web Based Business Application? www.NoodleStorm.com A brief synopis of the website / application? NoodleStorm.com is a new website where businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, or any other organization can receive multiple solutions to their problems from the brightest college students in the world for free. A short bio. NoodleStorm.com is [...]

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Social Entrepreneur Turning White into Green

At the age of 20, Lori Del Genis saw a fancy party dress in a shop window and fell in love. But the price wasn’t too lovable. She decided that she could make it herself, for a lot cheaper. She had never sewn anything before apart from home economics project in 10th grade. It turned [...]

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Suitable Pajama DREAMS on a SHOESTRING

Dream Development: The Early Years Call it DNA: my grandmother was a fashionista and trained me to be one too. From the time I was little, she took me shopping and led me through fashion magazines, page after page, taking pains to point out that season’s trends. When she predicted which styles would stay–she almost [...]

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More Marbles

MoreMarbles: University consulting, a win for students and businesses alike

A Problem: Andrew Allen always thought there was a better way to learn than the traditional text book and exam model used in schools. Looking for more than theory and concepts, Andrew wanted to apply his learning in the real world and understand why they mattered. Andrew completed high school and college and took a [...]

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API-CST Profiler – Helping Schools Learn About Themselves

You could say that the API-CST Profiler started in a dive bar called Nunu’s in the Hillcrest district of San Diego. Eric and I were talking over beer after a Toastmaster’s meeting, and after I mentioned that I was a software engineer, he asked me for advice. He was a high school administrator, had started [...]

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Hermann London – Life of a Real Estate company on a Shoestring Budget

If there’s one thing I did right, it was starting a business on my own. After telling my broker that I was going to launch my own company, I knew it would be a struggle. But I couldn’t have asked for a better first year. Slightly more than one year ago, Hermann London was created. [...]

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SMARTY SHORTZ: A Sweat Shop in Virginia for Children?!

Yes my name is Jill and I run a “sweat shop”! By “sweat” I mean there is no A/C in the garage where our offices are that sit on our property smack in the middle of the humidity of Virginia! Still we have lovingly named it Smarty’s Shop and keep working out there because we [...]

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The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed: The Only Personal Finance System for People with Not-So-Regular Jobs

A short bio: Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan are a husband-and-wife writing team who have written on such diverse topics as personal finance, American history, math and science. Besides The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-timers and the Self-Employed (Random House) they are probably best known for their book, Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame & [...]

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RelevanSi: The Successes of an International Shoestring Venture and Green Initiatives.

Imagine a company that is able to offer creative and multi-lingual web development, branding, consulting, marketing, iPhone applications and many other technological solutions that are all integrated into each other. This company is able to do so at the most competitive pricing points in the world. Pablo Carrega did just that and RelevanSi was born. [...]

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Pamela Hawley: A Social Entrepreneur Inspired By the World

When Pamela Hawley was twelve years old, she saw extreme poverty on the streets of Mexico. She was on a family vacation when she and her father wandered onto a cul-de-sac filled with begging, starving children. Even at that age, she remembers the word UNACCEPTABLE stamping itself across her mind. She began volunteering after that—in [...]

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BOOST – Powerful Tools to Re-Energize and Re-Engage You and Your Team in Crazy Times

BOOST: A book synopsis: In her easy-to-follow, fun, seven-step plan, Edgecombe shows managers and entrepreneurs how to do more and do it better while having fun, and how to give themselves and their teams the “boost” they need to accomplish the goals they’ve set for themselves. Why did you write this book? My first book [...]

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Akshaya Murthy

How Ideabing.com runs on a budget of $4 a day.

Company: Ideabing Media Website: Ideabing.com Ideabing.com was started in Feb 2010 to fill the void in the innovation blogging space. We wanted to bring to one platform the ideas that are going to change our lives in the next decade or so. We are at a juncture where mankind as a whole has to decide [...]

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Deanna Brown of Golden Girls

Think Outside the Jewelry Box for Do-Good Business Success: Confessions of a Golden Mompreneur

From mom to mania After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, I was ready to re-enter the workforce and focus my energy toward new avenues. I wanted to achieve the personal satisfaction of creating something new and seeing it evolve and grow. Tapping in to my affinity for watching a plan come together—visualizing and [...]

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black and white strike gold

Black and White Strike Gold: Practical Nuggets to Grow Your Business from the Women Who Launched Consultants 2 Go, a Multi-Million Company

Sandi Webster and Peggy McHale are the principals of Consultants 2 Go, a marketing company that provides consultants to Fortune 500 corporations and midsize companies. Together, they have spent years advising clients on the latest trends and strategies in marketing. They have a combined total of over 40 years of senior management experience in companies [...]

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The Frying Scotsman; creating your own job in a poor economy by tapping into what’s hot in your region

I am a native of Portland, OR who returned to my hometown 5 years ago and started a marketing business. Within a few months of starting this business I traveled to Scotland on a whim and ended up meeting my husband. While my business is still going strong, through bumps and the birth of our [...]

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Becky Sheetz-Runkle

Sun Tzu for Women: The Art of War for Winning in Business

A short bio about the business book author: Becky Sheetz-Runkle applies The Art of War to her career as a strategic marketer, writer and martial artist. She is co-founder of Q2 Marketing, a technology marketing firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Becky has 20 years of experience in forward-thinking communications and marketing strategy. A [...]

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Matthew-Dorman

Tagsellit.com Delivers Free Virtual Garage Sale Services and Solutions as Economy Calls for Creativity

Why did you start your company? Tag Sell It Inc. was founded in October 2007. The development of the website took several months to complete as well as the initial due diligence, legal paperwork, and trademark filings. Our site (www.tagsellit.com) was launched on May 1st, 2008 and remained in beta testing until December 2008. In [...]

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