Archive | November, 2011

Doctor Appointments Reinvented

Doctor Appointments Reinvented

Ever wake up feeling really yucky, pick up the phone to make a doctor’s appointment, just to sit there on hold hoping they can get you in when all you want to do is get some medicine and climb back in to bed? Snag A Time was developed to make doctors more accessible when patients [...]

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The Information Blanket: Empowering Women and Fighting Infant Mortality

The Information Blanket: Empowering Women and Fighting Infant Mortality

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? The Information Blanket: http://www.informationblanket.com Who is the person? What is their background? Neil Powell, Founder: My background is in design. I have done pro bono design work throughout my career but, until this project, never full-time. In September, I left my post as an Executive Creative Director at an [...]

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How Small Businesses can Promote and Sell their Services on Facebook

How Small Businesses can Promote and Sell their Services on Facebook

What is the name of your business and URL? Cool Mojito, www.coolmojito.com A brief synopsis of the website / application: Most people think of Facebook as a place to hang out with friends. But with over 800 million people hanging out, Facebook has become the biggest shopping mall in the world, and businesses are trying [...]

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SDA Revamps Smartphone Technology, Helping Business Owners Regain Control Over Their Lives

SDA Revamps Smartphone Technology, Helping Business Owners Regain Control Over Their Lives

Are you looking for a hassle free way to keep your business and/or home secure? Something that will save you money, lower your stress and fit seamlessly into your hectic schedule? Though you may believe you dream of the impossible, SDA has the answer and the app for that. SDA Security, the number one local [...]

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Enloop re-invents the Business Plan

Enloop re-invents the Business Plan

What is the name of your business and URL? Enloop, www.enloop.com A brief synopsis of the website / application : Enloop is an easy to use web application which automatically generates a customized business plan with bank-ready financial forecasts based on user created input and generated in real time. In addition, Enloop explains the concepts [...]

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“Powerful (but simple) small biz customer referral system available with TellMyCircle”

What is the name of your business and URL? TellMyCircle can be found at http://www.TellMyCircle.com A brief synopsis of the website / application: We make it easy for people to refer their favorite businesses to friends/family on social networks and other digital media. We call this system”Digital Word of Mouth”. In short, a business provides [...]

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PaySimple Mobile App Helps Small Businesses Save Time & Get Paid Fast

PaySimple Mobile App Helps Small Businesses Save Time & Get Paid Fast

What is the name of your business and URL of your App? PaySimple has a mobile app called the PaySimple Mobile Credit Card Terminal for small businesses to accept payments and manage customers. It is available for download in the Apple App Store as well as in the Android Market. What does the PaySimple mobile [...]

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The tale of American Threads in a budget.

The tale of American Threads in a budget.

Name of your company and URL? Black & Denim Apparel Company www.Blackanddenim.com Date started? March 17, 2008 What is your product or service? We are a men’s apparel lifestyle brand producing two seasonal collections each year (Spring/Fall). Every garment and product we produce is Made in America. Currently we offer a wide selection of t-shirts [...]

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Smartsheet’s “Spreadsheet On Steroids” is Killer Project Management App for SMBs

Smartsheet’s “Spreadsheet On Steroids” is Killer Project Management App for SMBs

Smartsheet “If you currently use a spreadsheet and email to manage projects, you (and your teams) will love Smartsheet.”

 Smartsheet is an online project management and collaboration tool. It provides the ease of use of a familiar spreadsheet-like interface, coupled with file sharing and work automation features. This combination has made it a popular and [...]

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Schedulicity Helps Small Businesses Thrive With Online Tools

Schedulicity Helps Small Businesses Thrive With Online Tools

What is the name of your business and URL? Schedulicity http://www.schedulicity.com/ A brief synopsis of the website / application ? Schedulicity is the leader in online appointment scheduling for small businesses. Fast and easy to access, it is available to businesses via the web and is compatible with most mobile devices, allowing consumers to schedule [...]

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Uniting Bali to the Bay

Uniting Bali to the Bay

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Bersatu Designs (www.BersatuDesigns.com) Who is the person? What is there background? Cissy Deluca has worked extensively in international development, first as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana and then in marketing for Give2Asia She currently works for Kiva.org, a microfinance organization, as a Senior Field Support Specialist in [...]

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Unique Sales Stories: How To Get More Referrals, Differentiate Yourself From The Competition & Close More Sales Through The Power of Stories

An Ancient Tool For Getting Very Well Known In Your Niche Market

Author’s Bio: Mark Satterfield is best known as the author of 7 books including the Amazon.com best seller, Unique Sales Stories: How To Persuade Others Through The Power of Stories, and as the Founder & CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. Mark’s point of view is that any small business owner, consultant or advisor can [...]

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“The Influence of Social Networking and Anonymity on Living Well through Shared Experiences with Illness” An Interview with TreatmentDiaries.com – Your Diary….Shared Healing

“The Influence of Social Networking and Anonymity on Living Well through Shared Experiences with Illness” An Interview with TreatmentDiaries.com – Your Diary….Shared Healing

Social networking can be a powerful force. It has the potential to encourage cooperation between folks with divergent views, foster hope among those who need it most, and bring about positive change. Our society has witnessed first-hand the rise of social networks, from the early days of Friendster and MySpace, through the emergence of today’s [...]

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This is AR LIFE

This is AR LIFE

AR LIFE developed in late September 2011 from a strong passion for liberty, shared by two amateur economists of the Austrian School of economic theory, Elliott Shor (age 25) and Alexis Campestre (age 24). The pair met while working at a seafood processor in Seward, Alaska and through much discussion, concluded that the USA was [...]

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How we built Schmutzerland from Nothing into Something

How we built Schmutzerland from Nothing into Something.

I know we all have said, “There’s got to be a better way.” We look at ourselves in the mirror and ask, “What can I do to get out of this bind?” Over the past few years’ businesses have failed, people have lost their jobs; we’ve taken concessions at work just to keep our jobs. [...]

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Mine Your Own Business With Bime Business Intelligence

Mine Your Own Business With Bime Business Intelligence

What is the name of your business and URL? The name of the web application we created is Bime (Business Intelligence Made Easy!) and the URL to our website is http://bimeanalytics.com. The name of our company is We Are Cloud. A brief synopsis of the website / application: Bime is an easy yet powerful Business [...]

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The Sheer Joy Of Telling It Like It Is – An Interview With Dr. Billie Blair President/Ceo, Change Strategists, Inc.

A short authors bio: Dr. Billie Blair is an organizational psychologist and President/CEO of the LA-based international management consulting firm, Change Strategists, Inc., providing services to Fortune 500/1000s. She has served in numerous leadership positions in corporations, universities and health care settings and is pleased to be a part of a firm that is leading [...]

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Is it possible to make a living giving away stuff for free? At MyFreebeez.com, that’s exactly what we do

Is it possible to make a living giving away stuff for free? At MyFreebeez.com, that’s exactly what we do

Why did you start your company? Even in difficult economic times like these, there are always opportunities present for those who notice them and are willing to take advantage of them. In this terrible economic environment, my partner and I are able to make a living by giving away free stuff. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? [...]

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Oregon Fashion Designer Chooses a Road Less Traveled

Oregon Fashion Designer Chooses a Road Less Traveled

Founding my business, Sympatico Clothing, was the logical outcome of a lifetime passion for designing and sewing women’s clothes combined with my convictions about environmentally sustainable business. I recognized that in designing and crafting clothes here in the U.S., I was bucking a trend in which most of our apparel manufacturing has moved offshore in [...]

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Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics – My journey from $700 to a million in 5 years

Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics – My journey from $700 to a million in 5 years

Jelly Pong Pong (www.jellypongpong.com) is the cosmetics company I founded in 2001, when I was still in college, my target audience being girls like myself : Young & fun at heart, with a playful sense of adventure when it comes to trying out new brands. Cosmetics then were intimidating and too serious, many ranges only [...]

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