Archive | August, 2011

5 Major Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Starting a Business and How to Avoid Them

5 Major Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Starting a Business and How to Avoid Them

A short authors bio – Known as the woman who went from being bankrupt to making $900 a day selling mops,Vanessa Simpkins is an author, speaker and trainer in the Law of Attraction and how to “mop up” on cash using a process she coined “Authentic Selling.” She teaches sales as a spiritual practice, helping [...]

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The Journey from Classroom to Business

The Journey from Classroom to Business

Easy School Success and Parents Teach Kids Creating Parents Teach Kids and Easy School Success, two website dedicated to helping reform education, was a challenging and interesting task. A cheering squadron of friends supplied moral support, assistance, ideas, feedback, and the belief that I could master and succeed at this new venture. Their point, after [...]

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Leaders, leaders, where art thou? Or, You can’t live on Gilligan’s Island anymore.

Leaders, leaders, where art thou? Or, You can’t live on Gilligan’s Island anymore.

The Community Design Institute LLC (CDI) came into being on Jan 1, 2011. Founded by Charlie Grantham it is the next evolutionary step in the development of a think and do tank focused on growing Social Entrepreneurs. (See media interview at www.comm-design.net). Charlie has been working for decades with companies, communities and a highly leveraged [...]

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TownWizard Offers Big Innovative Opportunities for Small Towns and Entrepreneurs

TownWizard Offers Big Innovative Opportunities for Small Towns and Entrepreneurs

Some of the most innovative ideas derive from finding solutions to everyday problems. For Mike Ragsdale, it simply began as a hobby. After leaving the hectic corporate world and relocating his family to a tranquil area of beach communities along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Mike soon discovered a plethora of treasures. His new community on [...]

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Profitably to Small Businesses: We’re Here to End Your Excel Nightmare

Profitably to Small Businesses: We’re Here to End Your Excel Nightmare

What was the spark for Profitably? I spent the better part of the last decade advising Fortune 500 CFOs and their teams across a broad range of industries, and it struck me that the problems they were solving were so common and consistent. I wanted to find a way to create a scalable solution that [...]

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Using Social Media to Restart the Economy

Using Social Media to Restart the Economy

VentureMom.com was created for the millions of moms who are looking for a venture that gives them fulfillment, provides extra income outside of their current job, and gives them the freedom of working for themselves. An entrepreneurial addict myself, I decided to write a book that showed other moms how easy it is to start [...]

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Businesses Save – and Earn – Money Every Day with Xora Mobile Apps

Businesses Save – and Earn – Money Every Day with Xora Mobile Apps

What is the name of your business and URL? Xora, Inc.; http://www.xora.com A brief synopsis of the smart phone app? Xora turns any mobile device into a productivity tool for employees and gives organizations visibility into the locations and activities of those employees in the field. Xora GPS TimeTrack is a mobile application that runs [...]

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Good Business is Never Half Baked

Good Business is Never Half Baked

When life gives you pits, make cherry pie. Naomi Poe, CEO of Better Batter Gluten Free Flour, LLC (betterbatter.org) certainly knows the value of this proposition. In the two years following her sons’ diagnosis for gluten enteropathy – a condition which does not allow her children to eat wheat, oats, rye, or barley and other [...]

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Building a Winning Business

Building a Winning Business

Author’s Bio: Tom Salonek is the founder and CEO of Intertech, a successful technology and training company in the upper midwest. Intertech twice has been awarded a place on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies in the nation and is a six-time “Best Places to Work” winner in Minnesota. Tom holds a bachelor [...]

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Using Mobile, Social Technology to Create a more Transparent, Productive Workplace

Using Mobile, Social Technology to Create a more Transparent, Productive Workplace

What is DoubleDutch? DoubleDutch is the category leader for geo-social productivity apps for the enterprise. DoubleDutch HYVE is a suite of social, location-aware mobile apps designed to help organizations become more transparent, data-driven, and productive. By enabling every team-member, customer and stakeholder to communicate through structured status updates, enterprises can maximize performance and measure productivity [...]

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THE POWER OF SPORT: BRINGING LACROSSE TO THE INNER-CITY!

The Power of Sport: Bringing Lacrosse To The Inner-City!

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? OWLS (Outreach With Lacrosse & Schools) Who is the person? What is there background? Sam Angelotta is the founder and Program Director at OWLS LACROSSE. Originally from Hudson, Ohio, Angelotta started playing lacrosse at an early age. He played for state powerhouse Hudson High School and was point leader [...]

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Retro Business Communication Tool Makes Business More Personal

Retro Business Communication Tool Makes Business More Personal

What is the name of your business and URL? Docsaway is one part of boutique internet consultancy QiQ Communications (www.qiq.biz). The URL for Docsaway is www.docsaway.com A brief synopsis of the website/application Docsaway will print and post business documents from one of several worldwide locations. A PDF-based solution, Docsaway is ideal for businesses wishing to [...]

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The Snowball Effect of a Shoestring Startup

The Snowball Effect of a Shoestring Startup

In December of 1997, I quit my assistant ship at graduate school, packed up the meager belongings of a poor college student, and moved to Atlanta to pursue a singer/songwriter dream. Quickly understanding that the life of a performing musician wasn’t cutting it financially, I decided to accept a corporate day job to pay the [...]

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How to make your website more actionable - vCita

How to make your website more actionable – vCita

Does your desktop look like a conglomerate of business applications that serve one purpose each? There’s that application specifically for video conferencing. You have that subscription for phone conferencing. There’s the credit card payment service, and maybe PayPal, as well. And you create a separate email address to publicly share on your website for new [...]

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Alma & Co. offering a sparkling, fun and profitable proposal

Alma & Co. offering a sparkling, fun and profitable proposal

Alma & Co. was created as a stylish platform to help women get the life they crave. Officially launched in January 2010, this company strives to make direct sales history with their modern approach to this hundred years old industry. Offering limited edition boutique style fashion jewelry, Alma & Co. mission to empower women all [...]

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WeTeachMe, the Craigslist of Skills and Learning

WeTeachMe, the Craigslist of Skills and Learning

Global warming, increasing social tension, excessive waste, and the exploitation and destruction of the earth’s natural resources reached critical levels over the past five years. As tensions reached crisis point, the world shifted towards a model of collaborative consumption; a phenomenon that, according to TIME is one of 10 ideas that will change the world, [...]

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Quipu Applications Revolutionizing Communications and Collaborations for SMBs, Entrepreneurs, and VCs

Quipu Applications Revolutionizing Communications and Collaborations for SMBs, Entrepreneurs, and VCs

“To provide entrepreneurs with a cost-effective tool to help them create, share, and monitor the success and progress of their business as compared to the Business Plan.” That’s why Michael Issa, Co-founder and CEO of Quipu Applications, says he created his Northern-California-based, cloud-computing start-up. Quipu Applications has been in “stealth mode” for two-and-a-half years and [...]

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GooseChase Adventures is Far From a Wild Goose Chase When it Comes to Team Building

GooseChase Adventures is Far From a Wild Goose Chase When it Comes to Team Building

“We were 2,000 points behind, we had to do it!”. That was the rationale of Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech after getting his chest waxed for a recent GooseChase event. As his skin started to redden from the sudden removal of decade-old hair, the leaderboard refreshed on his phone and the pain melted away. With [...]

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Motivation To Your Mobile Brings Encouragement To The World

Motivation To Your Mobile Brings Encouragement To The World

My business is called WOE Enterprises and the URL for my app on the Android Market is http://market.android.com/details?id=com.derrickhayes.android.motivation. The Motivation To Your Mobile app provides each person that downloads it with an original quote to start their day. Once the app is downloaded all the user has to do is to touch their the icon [...]

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Vignature’s iPhone/iPad appProvidesa Revolutionary Way to Sign Docs

Vignature’s iPhone/iPad app Provides a Revolutionary Way to Sign Docs

Below is an interview with Kelly Spradley, Cofounder and CMO at Vignature. Can you tell us about your company’s smartphone app? Vignature for iPhone 4 and iPad 2 allows for you to sign PDF documents, and return signed documents. Instead of signing with a finger or stylus, you just “tap to sign,” and give your [...]

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