Archive | December, 2011

“ThirstTees: From Cleaning Toilets in New Zealand to Changing Lives in Africa”

“ThirstTees: From Cleaning Toilets in New Zealand to Changing Lives in Africa”

What is your product or service? ThirstTees (www.thirsttees.com) is a charitable clothing line that raises money to build wells and water purifiers throughout Africa and South America. Every tee purchased provides one person with 25 years of clean water. Why did you start your company? Do What You Are Afraid of: After graduating from college, [...]

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Healthy Habits Benefit Both Employees & Employers

Healthy Habits Benefit Both Employees & Employers

How to create a free wellness program using Healthy Habits mobile app. What does Big Business Know about Wellness ROI? Big business knows that encouraging healthy habits /wellness has a great ROI. With reports of happier, more engaged employees and real savings on health care costs, about 90% of US corporations now offer wellness programs [...]

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Parrut brings measurable social commerce tools to publishers and online businesses.

Parrut brings measurable social commerce tools to publishers and online businesses.

What is the name of your business and URL? Parrut (yes, like the bird) www.parrut.com A brief synopsis of the website / application ? You know your favorite ice cream? Imagine if it was really easy to tell your pals about it when you’re online using Facebook, Twitter, or email. Then imagine the company gives [...]

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The Elephant in the Room: San Diego-Based Marketing Startup Aims to Disrupt Digital Marketing

The Elephant in the Room: San Diego-Based Marketing Startup Aims to Disrupt Digital Marketing

Name of your company and URL? Underground Elephant, www.undergroundelephant.com Date started? Underground Elephant is a performance based marketing company, founded 2008, in San Diego California, that creates dynamic and customized content on behalf of large ticket service providers. The company was founded to develop a platform that helps to better the user experience of people [...]

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“Forever” Films - Memory Catcher Helps Individuals Leave a Living Legacy

“Forever” Films – Memory Catcher Helps Individuals Leave a Living Legacy

Your love, your time – and your story – are the most valuable gifts you can give your family. Memory Catcher Inc.’s personal video biographies combine live interviews with photo montages and music. When you see a biography on A & E, or the history channel, that’s what Memory Catcher does for regular people. They [...]

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Make $100,000 a Year in Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business

Make $100,000 a Year in Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business

Author Bio: Kristin Morrison is the founder of the Six-Figure Pet Sitting Academy™ and the owner of a large pet sitting and dog walking company. She is also a business coach for pet sitters and dog walkers. Kristin has created a six-figure pet sitting business while working three to four days a week. She enjoys [...]

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The Lollipop Book Club is the Reading Gift Kids Love

The Lollipop Book Club is the Reading Gift Kids Love

Name of your company and URL? The business I own and operate is called The Lollipop Book Club. Our website address is www.lollipopbookclub.com. What is your product or service? The Lollipop Book Club business model is really a product/service hybrid. We are a gift of the month company specializing in the delivery of children’s books [...]

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The Key to Business Startup Success: Just Go for It

My name is Andrew Schrage and the name of our site is the Money Crashers personal finance blog which was started out of a desire to help people make financially sound decisions. With articles that cover a variety of topics, we seek to educate readers on matters such as investing, buying and selling real estate, retirement planning [...]

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Nervous Aunt Takes a Moment in Time and Becomes a Successful Entrepreneur

Nervous Aunt Takes a Moment in Time and Becomes a Successful Entrepreneur

Life-changing experiences happen around us on a daily basis. Even small moments in time that seem insignificant can turn out to be pivotal moments that bring tremendous joy and success. This is the case with me, Jennifer Kelman, creator of the children’s characters Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and her lovable dog, Moopus McGlinden. Together they inspire self-esteem [...]

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Sleeves: The Shortest Distance Between Chilly and Toasty

Sleeves: The Shortest Distance Between Chilly and Toasty

“Here, try it on!” My mom handed me something she had made to help my grandmother stay warm. It was made of polar fleece and looked rather odd but a few seconds after it settled around my shoulders, I knew I had found my next business! It was 2006 and I was in the process [...]

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A choice between an endless job search and opening my own small business

A choice between an endless job search and opening my own small business

Zaria & Bella’s was founded on the belief that a company can be successful while helping the community. After a combined twenty years of experience in customer service and sales, we decided to start working for ourselves and created Zaria & Bella’s. Our mission is to provide small town whimsical charm with unique gifts, collectibles [...]

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Escaping Oz: Protecting your wealth during the financial crisis

Escaping Oz: Protecting your wealth during the financial crisis

Author Bio Jaime “Jim” Mosquera was born in Panama City, Panama. He spent his formative years in Panama City and St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated near the top of his class from the University of Missouri-Columbia with Masters and Bachelors degrees in Industrial Engineering. The Master’s thesis focused on operations research and computer simulation of [...]

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E-Commerce Accessories Rental model Something Borrowed NY aims to disrupt the Wedding Industry’s traditions.

E-Commerce Accessories Rental model Something Borrowed NY aims to disrupt the Wedding Industry’s traditions.

Name of your company and URL? Date started? Date officially launched? “Something Borrowed NY” (www.somethingborrowedny.com) was conceptualized in January and launched in July of 2011. What is your product or service? “Something Borrowed NY” is the premiere online wedding shop that RENTS designer bridal accessories at a fraction of the retail price! We know that [...]

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Goal Gone Social: Supporting the notion that 'Anything is Possible'

Goal Gone Social: Supporting the notion that ‘Anything is Possible’

Name of your company and URL? Goals Gone Social, www.goalsgonesocial.com Date started? The company, umagine llc, was founded in 2010 and the Goals Gone Social website was launched in March of 2011. What is your product or service? Goals Gone Social is a social networking site with the premise that people are more likely to [...]

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AdopTee’s finds loving homes for shelter pets, one t-shirt at a time

AdopTee’s finds loving homes for shelter pets, one t-shirt at a time

When AdopTee’s founder Elaine Sanfilippo adopted her dog Daisy from the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA in summer 2010, it opened her eyes to the disturbing problem of pet overpopulation. “Most people know that there are animals in shelters across the country, but the numbers are staggering,” Sanfilippo said. “Two-thirds of those animals will [...]

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A Healthy You Starts Today!

A Healthy You Starts Today!

Name of Company: DK FitSolutions www.dkfitsolutions.com Founder: Denny Krahe, ATC, LAT, CSCS Date of Launch: July 1, 2011 What Services Do You Offer? DK FitSolutions offers two types of services geared to two different customer groups. The first group we work with are small businesses, ideally those that employ between 50-175 employees. We offer these [...]

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Monkey C Books: Helping Authors Navigate Through the Self-Publishing Jungle

Monkey C Books: Helping Authors Navigate Through the Self-Publishing Jungle

There are ideas everywhere, novel ideas, and it’s exciting, time-consuming and when people aren’t thinking about their book projects during the day they are dreaming about it at night. At Monkey C Books, we are here to help people take those ideas and create a high-quality book that is then distributed through Ingram. And we [...]

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In the Loop with Ion Bracelets

In the Loop with Ion Bracelets

What’s IonLoop? IonLoop is a magnet and negative ion bracelet manufacturer and retailer founded by Melissa and Bob Gotfredson in the summer of 2009. Each IonLoop magnet + negative ion bracelet differentiates itself from the competition due to the quality of the parts used to build the bracelet. The result is optimized delivery of negative [...]

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Sharing Your Voice on Social Media with Yiip

Sharing Your Voice on Social Media with Yiip

While most of us are very familiar with sharing text, images, and even video on social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, Taylor Bollman, CEO of Yiip, believes that there is a tremendous opportunity in letting smartphone users share their voice via short audio clips that can also include sound effects, location, keywords, and photos. [...]

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DMITS – Unlikely Paths of Destiny Forms a Chance for Many

DMITS – Unlikely Paths of Destiny Forms a Chance for Many

For Co-Founders, Ronald Tate, CEO, and Dianne Curtain, COO, their paths crossed just that way under some unlikely circumstances. Ron and Dianne both applied for the same position with their former employee. Ron got the job but Dianne was also offered another position with the company. As time went on, they got to know each [...]

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