Archive | December, 2010

MediaSync Helps Marketing and PR Efforts to Reach the Influencers That Matter

If you talk to a journalist today about what their #1 complaint with PR is, I would be willing to bet that they will say something about spam. Lazy PR practices lead flaks to flood the email inboxes of hundreds (or thousands) or journalists each day with irrelevant and unsolicited press releases. And what’s worse, [...]

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mailVU: An Easy Way to Send Private Video Messages

According to a 2010 Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project survey, in the U.S., almost 20 percent of Americans use some form of video chat. For all that chatting however, there is no easy way for businesses to send private video messages that play on any computing device. Alan Fitzpatrick and Addy Kapur [...]

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One Application Supports All Payment Processes

Like any payment gateway, gotoBilling facilitates the movement of money via credit card transactions and ACH (eCheck) transactions. However, this gateway is enhanced with all of the capability that a small business needs to manage billing and payment activity, and much more. Merchants pay only for the gateway; the rest is included. Multiple systems and [...]

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Online Reservations Made Simple: SeatSimple Aims to Disrupt Online Reservation Industry

In February 2010, Grant Landram was just a consultant helping businesses optimize their social media strategy; he had no idea about the opportunity that would soon fall in his lap. One client of his, a restaurant owner, hired him to help the restaurant grow fans on Facebook, using creative campaigns and promotions, in hopes of [...]

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A New Business Based On a Life Stage

I spent 20+ years doing the same thing – Public Relations in the entertainment industry. My career spanned television outlets (NBC-TV, CBS-TV) and publishing (In Style magazine and Elle). I worked the red carpet 9 years in a row for the In Style Golden Globes party and the In Style/Elton John Oscar party. I was [...]

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The Twisplays Story

www.twisplays.com It popped into my mind last summer (2010) that Twitter would go well on LED signs. I searched for a product but found none, so I decided to make one. I was able to put together a prototype which was awesome. After receiving encouraging comments from my LinkedIn networks, I invested in producing a [...]

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MeetingWave.com – Real Networking. Real Easy.

What is the name of the site(s) and URL? MeetingWave.com http://www.meetingwave.com A brief synopis of the website / application. MeetingWave dramatically improves a user’s ability to arrange networking meetings with new real-world contacts. MeetingWave can help members meet new people for business or social purposes, while providing: Targeting – Describe the type of people you’d [...]

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The ABCs of Letter Learning, Educational Greeting Cards for Kids.

I am an elementary teacher by trade, but went on maternity leave to have my daughter in November, 2009. Going from nonstop activity with my 3rd graders to staying at home with a newborn in the dead of winter was quite an adjustment and the busybody in me started to go a little crazy. Thankfully, [...]

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Canned Banners lets small business marketers and entrepreneurs quickly create professional online ads

What is the name of the site(s) and URL? Canned Banners www.cannedbanners.com A brief synopsis of the website / application ? Canned Banners is a self-serve website that allows anyone to quickly create high-quality banner ads. Our ads are all Flash-based, meaning that they have animation and interactivity. Here’s how our ad builder works: Pick [...]

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Jobslackersonline.com: Social Networking site that bridges the gap between Employer and Job Seeker

Company Name: Jobslackersonline.com Date Started: 12/1/08 What is your product or service? Jobslackersonline.com is a virtual social networking media site that bridges the gap between employer and job Seeker. When an employer joins they will have the ability to communicate directly to a job seeker. Every member has an identity tag (employer, job seeker, networker, [...]

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When an Entrepreneur Who Supplies Virtual Assistants Decides to Hire His Own – Joshua Last, GlobeTask

Outsourcing is a relatively new concept that has added another dimension to a multi-faceted workplace, a revolutionary solution that can take your business past the tipping point. People invest so much time, effort and money into growing their businesses. However, they must also consider how that time, effort and money can be most wisely spent. [...]

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Bensfriends.org–Turning Adversity Into Inspiration – Support Communities for People with Rare Diseases

About BensFriends.org BensFriends.org builds and manages patient-to-patient support communities for people with rare diseases. All patient support communities are free for members to join, sponsored by foundations and advertisers, and run by volunteer moderators. BensFriends.org was launched in November 2007. Since then, BensFriends.org has grown from one patient community to 24 patient communities, and from [...]

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Fiverr.com and Lives daily tasks

Why did you start this company? The inspiration for Fiverr.com came from our basic need to perform life’s daily tasks. We wanted the ability to easily handle simple tasks that take an unreasonable amount of time to complete simply because we don’t know how to perform them as well as an expert.. For example, setting [...]

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Embracing crowdsourcing in your business model with evly.com

The questions below was answered by Co-Founder of evly.com, Eran Eyal What is the name of the site and URL? http://www.evly.com Why would a small business, entrepreneur, freelancer, etc use your product? A few years ago small businesses and freelancers were introduced to unprecedented power of being able to communicate and seed information through Social [...]

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Digital Learning to Promote Literacy from Social Entrepreneur Isabelle Duston

Who is the Social Entrepreneur? Isabelle Duston What is there background? Isabelle is a French native living in Lynchburg, Virginia. Isabelle has an MBA from ESCP-Europe, speaks five languages and started both her business and non-profit from her kitchen table. A mother of three, Isabelle believes in education, digital learning and international collaboration. Name of [...]

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MyCorporation is an Entrepreneur’s Best Friend

-What is the name of the site and URL? The name of the site is MyCorporation and the URL is http://www.mycorporation.com -A brief synopsis of the website/application: Many people have a business idea they’re ready to run with, but need help getting started. Especially now, in the midst of the weakened economy and uncertain job [...]

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The Idea Startup: Web-based Business Planning and Integrated Financial Projections

What is the name of the site and URL? TheIdeaStartup.com A brief synopsis of the website / application ? TheIdeaStartup.com is an easy-to-use, web-based platform for students and entrepreneurs to write a business plan and develop integrated financial projections. Why did you start this company? TheIdeaStartup.com emerged out of a class project at Northeastern University [...]

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Avenue Right web-based media buying software for small to midsize businesses that plan and buy media, both traditional and online

Let’s say you want to buy some advertising to promote your business, or provide this as a service to your clients. Based on what you know of your target customers, you need a mix of offline (TV, radio, OOH, etc.) and online advertising to reach them. Buying the media for this or any campaign takes [...]

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ScheduleAnywhere Online Employee Scheduling Software Helps Small Business Owners and Managers Create Shift Schedules, Avoid Unnecessary Overtime Costs, and Increase Communication.

Small business owners and managers know what an important and time-consuming task staff scheduling can be. Scheduling the right number and mix of employees at the right time and place is important because understaffing can result in poor customer service, high employee turnover, and unnecessary overtime; and overstaffing will result in higher payroll costs. Most [...]

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Engage Your Audience: How to integrate social media into your blog and website with Keepstream

What is the name of the site and URL? Keepstream – http://keepstream.com A brief synopis of the website / application ? Businesses are using social media more and more. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Digg are places to post interesting articles, links, and media related to your industry. Most companies and business people these days have [...]

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