Archive | Shoestring Startup

The Art of Charm – How a Small Podcast Became a Big Business

The Art of Charm – How a Small Podcast Became a Big Business

Dating coaches are ubiquitous these days, but very few dating coaching companies have the success or recognition of The Art of Charm. But as far as businesses go, the Art of Charm emerged from remarkably humble beginnings. It all started with two guys, AJ and Jordan Harbinger, who had the idea of putting together a [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Two Lawyers Make Motion in Favor of Apparel

Two Lawyers Make Motion in Favor of Apparel

David Solomon and Richard Schwartz, two former colleagues at aManhattanlaw firm, were looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity on which to collaborate. They often had bemoaned the state of the law and of the American lawyer and both yearned for a new and challenging venue that would allow for independence and creativity. When in early 2011 [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Groomsmen, Say Goodbye to that Awkward-Fitting Rental Tux

Groomsmen, Say Goodbye to that Awkward-Fitting Rental Tux

On a recent sunny afternoon inSanta Monica,CA, Yun-Yi Goh and her husband, Kevin Yuen, are surveying a large stack of heavy boxes, one of several stacks that fill every inch of spare closest space in the apartment where they live and work. “Of course, the black and gray ties are in the one at the [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

greeNEWit: Your Sustainability Source to Become Energy Efficient

greeNEWit: Your Sustainability Source to Become Energy Efficient

Name of your company and URL? greeNEWit http://www.greenewit.com/ Date started? 2008 What is your product or service? greeNEWit is an organization founded to help society build sustainable communities and better economies through conserving the use of natural resources. We provide lighting and water saving upgrades that help residents, businesses and utility companies save money on [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

The Grocery Game: Biz Built from the Bottom Up

The Grocery Game: Biz Built from the Bottom Up

In November of 1999, I had the idea to start a web business, which would share my weekly money saving list, “Teri’s List”, with those who wanted great savings without the time and hassle. I was the first to come up with this concept, launched on the web, just a few months later. What is [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Outroop-connecting consumers and making everyday tasks easier than ever

Outroop-connecting consumers and making everyday tasks easier than ever

Outroop connects consumers and service providers online. Consumers can post work, review bids, and select their provider from any location. Service providers can create profiles, find work, ask questions, and bid in one place. Outroop will change the way you think about finding people, and make it easier to get work done. With everyone’s busy [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

The Sky’s the Limit: Inside Coalition Technologies

The Sky’s the Limit: Inside Coalition Technologies

Coalition Technologies (www.coalitiontechnologies.com) is a Los Angeles and Seattle based web design, development and online marketing firm that was founded in 2009 by Joel Gross. The primary service offered by Coalition Technologies is search engine optimization (SEO). Gross spent four years as the SEO at Visible Technologies prior to his departure from the company. Coalition [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Businesses Team with Ghost Blog Writers to Pursue Content Marketing

Businesses Team with Ghost Blog Writers to Pursue Content Marketing

What is the name of your company? Ghost Blog Writers (ghostblogwriters.com) What date did you start Ghost Blog Writers? July 2010 What is the product or service? Custom blog content for businesses and website owners is the main service. We’ve recently started to offer guest blogging on behalf of clients due to high demand. Why [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Two Moms and One Idea – New Trendy, Must Have Baby Product

Two Moms and One Idea – New Trendy, Must Have Baby Product

Name of your company and URL? Babee Designs LLC www.babeecovee.com Date started? May 2010: Business LLC was formed May 2010: Worked on patent and prototypes after that Summer 2011: Began selling product What is your product or service? As two busy moms, we invented the first 6-in-1, multi-purpose baby blanket and cover to help busy [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Teen Entrepreneur Pursues Venture and Reforms Corporate America

Teen Entrepreneur Pursues Venture and Reforms Corporate America

Young entrepreneur Alex Parker of Grand Rapids, Michigan says he was bit by the entrepreneurial bug from the time he could comprehend. Growing up, he always was in awe when seeing the lavish lifestyle which successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople lived every day. Throughout elementary and junior high, Alex became more and more fascinated with the [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Planwise: We Give You the Tool, You Make the Best Financial Decision

Planwise: We Give You the Tool, You Make the Best Financial Decision

What is your product or service? Planwise is a free tool to help users project how their current finances impact future decisions. Why did you start your company? After 10 years developing software for banks in Australia there was a desire to be directly solving the problem that the consumer was having. Once we started [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Gen Y Hub Launches MultiMedia Platform for Millennials

Gen Y Hub Launches MultiMedia Platform for Millennials

Name of your company and URL? Gen Y Hub: http://GenYHub.com Co-Founder: Britt Hysen Date started? January 1, 2012 What is your product or service? We are a multimedia platform for international Millennials. We host a video, editorial, and social network of elevated and conscious content to enhance and inspire Gen Y skill sets. Our member [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Shop for vendors and services a new way

Shop for vendors and services a new way

Name of your company and URL? My Vendor Pro- http://MyVendorPro.com Date started? January 2012 What is your product or service? My Vendor Pro is a free resource for people to compare vendors and services like; marketing, payroll, credit card merchant account, IT, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, and Legal. Why would I use this service? We [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Pet Jellyfish? The latest innovation to the Pet Industry is now available to anyone!

Pet Jellyfish? The latest innovation to the Pet Industry is now available to anyone!

Name of your company and URL? Jellyfish Art www.jellyfishart.com Date started? Although our founders (Alex Andon & Cameron Urban) began working on developing what is now Jellyfish Art many years ago, we were able to really formalize and grow the company quickly after our successful Kickstarter Campaign in 2011. What is your product or service? [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Assisting Consumers Can Lead to Success

Assisting Consumers Can Lead to Success

Name of your company and URL? CreditCardAssist.com Date started? We were founded in December 2004. What is your product or service? A pro-consumer credit card comparison site that provides a variety of comprehensive credit-related information for users. We help consumers with everything from finding balance transfer credit cards to discovering which small business credit cards [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

From $5K, chutzpah and cluelessness to a business management software app

From $5K, chutzpah and cluelessness to a business management software app

We just launched our new, super-simple, online business and project management software in March 2012 – Planning Pod – but the story behind this starts back in 2006 with these fateful words: “Hell, we could do a lot better…” The Half-Cocked Idea Back then, my business partner (Steven Feingertz) and I (Jeff Kear) were running [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Failure Isn't An Option:  A Name Badge Story

Failure Isn’t An Option: A Name Badge Story

Name of your company and URL? My company name is Best Name Badges. You can find us on the wzeb at http://www.bestnamebadges.com What products and services do you offer? Best Name Badges is one of North America’s leading supplier of recognition and identification products. We have five main products we manufacture and sell which includes: [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Born of necessity: Da Brim® offers innovative sun protection for outdoor enthusiasts

Born of necessity: Da Brim® offers innovative sun protection for outdoor enthusiasts

Heading outdoors to escape the daily grind can be a wonderful and refreshing experience; in fact, Erik and I were regular weekend warriors who enjoyed both the tranquility of being in nature and the prospect of conquering a new challenge all while escaping our dull and boring office cubicles. We had enough fluorescent lighting and [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

How $3,000 Grew Into An International Supplement Company

How $3,000 Grew Into An International Supplement Company

My name’s Jonathan, and I’m a first time entrepreneur. I’m a 27 year old one-man company who’s started a health supplement company called Health Kismet. It makes a condensed vegetable powder called Incredible Greens that combines 35 different greens, herbs, and probiotics into a sweet powder. Small Beginnings The specific idea wasn’t started by grand [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Make the Business Fund Itself

Make the Business Fund Itself

I went to law school in 2008 just as the U.S. economy, and the legal job market, tanked. By the time I graduated in 2011, legal jobs were hard to come by if you weren’t at the top of the class. It seemed a lot of my classmates were taking any job they could get. [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Shoestring Startup0 Comments

Shoestring Book Reviews

Shoestring Venture Reviews
Richard Hooker on Jim Blasingame

Shoestring Fans and Followers


Categories

Archives

Business Book: How to Start a Business

Shoestring Book

Shoestring Venture in iTunes Store

Shoestring Venture - Steve Monas & Richard Hooker

Shoestring Kindle Version # 1 for e-Commerce, # 1 for Small Business, # 1 for Startup 99 cents

Business Book – Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible

Shoestring Book Reviews

Shoestring Venture Reviews

Invesp landing page optimization
Powered By Invesp
Wikio - Top Blogs - Business