Archive | April, 2011

Tip Sheet: How BizSugar Can Benefit Small Town Business Owners

Small town business owners have it good. Depending on the type of business you own, there’s little to no competition. Because the town is small, it’s likely everyone knows your business by name, and knows where it’s located without having to search for it. And word gets around quickly in a small town. As long [...]

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Making You Money by Helping You Delight Your Customers

What is the name of the site(s) and URL? UserVoice – http://www.uservoice.com A brief synopsis of the website / application ? UserVoice knows that the best way for companies to succeed is for you to delight your customers. In order to please customers, companies need to offer quality products and services as well as undeniably [...]

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MetricPulse: A Web-based Internet Marketing Dashboard for Your Business

What is the name of the site(s) and URL? MetricPulse (www.metricpulse.com), designed and engineered by WebSolvers (www.websolvers.com) Can you give us a brief synopsis of the website / application? MetricPulse is a web-based software application for marketers and small business owners. The cloud service collects a variety of key Internet marketing metrics from a user’s [...]

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Are you Ready?

Imagine going to bed every night knowing your employees are ready for the next day: they’ve all seen their scheduled shifts, they all know about tomorrow’s special and you won’t get a frantic phone call in the morning with a last minute request. Sounds like utopia, but it has become the reality for many businesses across [...]

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New Web-Based Tool Pioneers Future Gifting

What is the name of the site(s) and URL? GiftsOnTime.com – http://www.giftsontime.com A brief synopsis of the website / application ? We make gift giving easy. GiftsOnTime.com is a turnkey, web-based platform that enables professional services providers and HR professionals to build stronger business relationships – whether that’s with clients, customers, or employees. Our innovative [...]

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‘Entre-Performers’: Entrepreneurs in Entertainment

Name of your company? Holdon Log, The Standard in Performer Organizational Tools Date started? What started as a Christmas gift in 2000, began our company’s launch in the Spring of 2001. What is your product or service? We provide business tools in logbook (http://www.HoldonLog.com) and online software formats (http://www.PerformerTrack.com) for the Entertainment Industry. We also [...]

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SmashTaking My Muffin Top On Tour and Turning a Profit in Season 1

Smashing Golf & Tennis www.smashingonline.com All great business ideas begin with martinis, right? In our case, it was pomegranate martinis, which has the added benefit of anti-oxidants. Tennis friends Alyssa, Jayne & Kelly had been fermenting a business idea for a couple months while they played, but due to being busy moms couldn’t find time [...]

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A marketplace for good: Social Enterprise Zealous Good changes how goods and services are donated.

  Name of Social Enterprise? Zealous GoodThe marketplace for good www.zealousgood.com     Who is the person? What is there background? I am the founder and CEO Brittany Lin Martin. I came to Chicago to study civil engineering at Northwestern and ended up graduating with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. My favorite [...]

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Potluckli: Potluck in Minutes

Name of your company? Potluckli http://www.potluck.li/ Date started? Potluckli was born on March 12, 2011, one of the first days of SXSW Interactive. Being an Austin based company, we were definitely motivated by all the startup excitement of SXSW. Date officially launched? We’re targeting big holidays for our various launches. We will launch our alpha [...]

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The Guide to Getting Paid: weed out bad paying customers, collect on past due balances, and avoid bad debt.

Michelle Dunn is an award winning author and columnist frequently featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Forbes. She has over 24 years experience in credit and debt collection. Look for her newest book being released in May by Wiley Publishing titled, “The Guide to Getting Paid, weed out bad paying customers, collect on [...]

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connXus.com Connects Small, Minority Businesses with Corporations

http://www.connxus.com/ As a small, woman- or minority-owned business, have you ever entered your company’s information into yet another corporation’s Supplier Diversity Portal, only to wonder if you will ever hear from anyone? A new online service called connXus.com aims to change all that. Like all inventions, connXus.com was born of frustration with the status quo. [...]

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Why a 24 Year Old Male Decided to Sell Candles

Name of your company? AromaPersona – www.AromaPersona.com Date started? July 2010 What is your product or service? AromaPersona is a monthly service for discovering scented décor. We make it extremely easy to explore new and exciting combinations each and every month. Each month new selections become available and you may customize by combining the exact [...]

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Tip Sheet: Cost Effective Foreign Marketing

Cost-effective marketing for foreign markets: tips for business owners Have you considered tapping into foreign markets to dramatically expand your customer base and boost your revenue? Despite what many people think, selling abroad is not just for large corporations – SMEs can access overseas markets too. Many companies are put off by the amount of [...]

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Cracking Social Networking on a shoestring -BuzzE App launches today!

Name of your company? Frendz LLC Date started? April 2010 What is your product or service? Frendz LLC is a mobile software development company releasing its first product called BuzzE on the IPhone on April 20th 2011. BuzzE is a proximity based social networking application that lets users interact with people in their immediate vicinity [...]

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Failure: It’s an Option.

Name of your company? Failure Magazine LLC. What is your primary product or service? Failure magazine—at www.failuremag.com—is an independently owned and operated online publication covering the subject of failure, as well as failure’s close relative, success. Featuring stories large and small, historical and current, Failure and its nationally recognized writers explore the worlds of arts [...]

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Crafting a Thriller Spawns Touchless, Holographic Interface Technology

While writing a novel about a Manhattan lawyer who is building a loan-sharking business in what’s left of the Soviet Union that attracts the interest of a Middle Eastern dictator, I conceived the idea of a video projector controlled by passing a finger through colorful holographic images floating freely in the air and then thought [...]

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This Social Entrepreneur wants consumers to use their buying power for greater goods.

I can tell you that most of my life has been ordinary, or well a better phrase might be “quite typical.” I grew up in a good middle class home; I did all the things that the book of the “golden rule” tells one to do and stayed out of trouble. Along the way I [...]

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Rupert Scofield of FINCA International, a microfinance organization helping the poorest countries of the world

  Name of Social Enterprise? FINCA International (www.finca.org) Who is the person? What is there background? I was born in NYC in 1949, graduated from Brown University in 1971, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala between 1971-73. Assigned to an agricultural services cooperative, I made $50 loans to indigenous peasant farmers so [...]

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Generous Help of friends, family and employees lead to shoestring plumbing company success

Name of your company and URL? Atlanta Plumbing Plus (atlantaplumbingplus.com) What is the name of your company and what is your product or service? Atlanta Plumbing Plus is not glamorous, hip, or high tech and it is not a business that is typically run by a woman. It’s a plumbing company specializing in quality residential [...]

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What you can do to make a change in 1 minute.

Social Entrepreneurship with WhatYouCanDo365.com By: Julie Tortorici I’ve been working at On the Leesh Productions as a producer and writer for almost 7 years. The company, led by Alicia Arinella, is a small but active full service production house, focusing on narrative projects as well as all types of corporate video. We hadn’t been very [...]

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