Archive | March, 2011

WorkXpress Breaks Barriers to Make Customized Software Solutions Affordable

About WorkXpress (the platform): WorkXpress (www.workxpress.com) makes custom software solutions easy, fast and affordable for small or midsized organizations, as well as departments in larger organizations. It does this by taking three traditionally difficult aspects of software and making them easy and flexible; First, WorkXpress provides a development tool set that is entirely visual and [...]

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How to Market to People Not Like You: Know It or Blow It Rules for Reaching Diverse Customers

Author Bio: Kelly McDonald is a marketing and advertising expert with more than 20 years of ad agency experience. She worked in top positions for several global ad agencies before starting her own marketing firm. Her company, McDonald Marketing, has won 7 Telly awards, the television industry’s award for creative excellence. Her client experience includes [...]

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Rock Your Block: Creating Tomorrow’s Business Rockstars

Name of your company? Rock Your Block. Tagline: “Creating Tomorrow’s Business Rockstars” www.rockyourblock.com Ever since I was a little kid, I have always had entrepreneurial tendencies. When I was a teenager, I worked just about any odd job and part-time job you can name: from dog walking to babysitting to lawn care, I had done [...]

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Connected, A Personal Relationship Manager That Brings Your Contacts and Conversations in One Place

What is the name of the site? Connected is available at http://connectedhq.com. A brief synopsis of the website / application? Connected is a web-based personal relationship manager that brings your contacts and conversations together in one place across all your online networks. It integrates with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Gmail, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, and Google [...]

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Connecting the Dots with Awareness and Accountability

What do you get when you combine Awareness and Accountability? Awareity! Small business entrepreneur, Rick Shaw, spent several years in the corporate world before realizing numerous opportunities to solve escalating problems and widespread challenges in organizations around the world. Rick’s background includes over 27 years of experience in people management, risk management, information management, emergency [...]

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Pint Media Inc.: 2 guys, a six pack and one fun idea!

Pint Media Inc. was created on a whim. After completing our MBA’s at Babson (FW Olin Graduate School of Business) and studying within the Entrepreneurship Intensity track, Ben and I had some free time and the desire to flex our entrepreneurial “muscles”. With the immediate future uncertain for both of us, we were looking for [...]

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Birthing the Elephant The woman’s go for it! guide to overcoming the big challenges of launching a business

A short author’s bio: I am an entrepreneur, author, and speaker on smart start-up strategies for small businesses. I started my own solo marketing communications firm after I lost my job with a consulting firm because I wanted a more independent work life that would allow me to pursue my writing and spend time more [...]

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Armed Work Wear: Developing Painter Pants with built in Knee pads

My wife and I started Armed Work Wear in 2006 developing painter pants with built in knee pads and specialty hand tool pockets specifically for professional painting contractors. The idea came because of the problems I was having as a painting contractor. The knee pads available were very uncomfortable so I rarely used them. My [...]

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Vappingo: The Words you Would Like to Have Chosen are Now Within Your Reach

  What is the name of the site? The name of our business is Vappingo. “Appingo” is a Latin word that translates into the English phrase “to add value”. The “V” stands for “virtual”. The name Vappingo suits our business because we operate in a virtual environment to add value to people’s written English documents [...]

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Bennu: Completing the Recycling Loop

What is the name of your social enterprise and what does it signify? Our company is called Bennu and we make and market consumer products out of trash. The Bennu bird is the Egyptian equivalent of the Greek phoenix, which represents rebirth. We named the company Bennu because we give a new life to the [...]

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Author – Dale Furtwengler: Pricing for Profit

Bio Dale Furtwengler helps business owners get higher prices regardless of what their competitors or the economy are doing. He’s an internationally-acclaimed author, professional speaker and pricing/branding specialist. For over 21 years he’s been helping his clients get higher prices for their offerings. Dale shares his vast experience in his latest book, Pricing for Profit, [...]

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PYP Media: Smart Content for Smart Women

In the beginning of my first job after college, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. While college provides great lessons for life, few of those lessons are readily applicable in the corporate world. What’s more, many young women face issues not encountered by their male colleagues: how to dress neither too sexily [...]

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OfficeArrow: The Social Network for Entrepreneurs To Get Business Done

Who is responsible for the OfficeArrow site? Robert Ball started OfficeArrow after a very successful career as an consultant and upper level executive with Akamai technologies, the company that serves around a quarter of all the Internet traffic in the United States. Robert was responsible for opening Akami’s European market in the 90′s and 2000′s, [...]

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Coloci – getting friends closer!

Name: Coloci (kolo.kye) Mobile app: m.coloci.com (iPhone, Android, Blackberry. No download needed, just go to m.coloci.com in your smartphone’s browser) Website: www.coloci.com. Coloci is a global site (English language only). Cost: Free! Coloci synopsis Coloci helps you meet up, in the future, with your social network. You can share your future location and activities with [...]

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Social Entrepreneur Anne Tamar-Mattis – Advocates for Informed Choice

Who is the person? What is her background? Anne Tamar-Mattis is the founder and executive director of Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC). Anne has more than eighteen years of experience in community organizing and nonprofit organizational management, primarily with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) and youth communities. She spent six years [...]

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Server Turned Business Owner of Genesis Magazine

In 2008 Brittany K Earls was a new college graduate and a restaurant server. Fresh out of college and fresh into debt, Brittany was anxious to begin working in her career of choice: print media. However, at the peak of our recession Brittany found that media jobs were scarce and the few entry level jobs [...]

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The MyChinoki Story – Where Deals Come to You

Ideas are a strange thing. They come at odd times in your life and, too often, they get thrown on top of the that-will-never-happen pile. It seems so easy to get inspired, yet so difficult to take action. In this day and age, we are conditioned to believe that a standard way of life is [...]

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Sponzu.com – a New Social Fundraising Platform Removes Financial Barriers

The idea to create a site that would help individuals and organizations with small ideas raise funding was born in early September 2010. There are plenty of successful fundraising platforms on the internet. Some engage in pre-sale techniques, others exchange money for equity and dividends, and some just ask for donations. All these sites have [...]

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Article from Author Jeffrey Dobkin

I don’t do social media, I don’t tweet, and I think if you click the “Like” button too much you’re either too feminine or your just gay (not that there’s anything wrong with it – it’s just not for me.) Maybe I’m just old school, but I still like direct mail, and physically mailing things [...]

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