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With Each Adversity Comes the Seed to Prosperity

With Each Adversity Comes the Seed to Prosperity

I believe it was W. Clement Stone (he founded Combined Insurance of America during the Great Depression) who said, “with each adversity comes the seed to prosperity.” My shoestring venture was started out of necessity and adversity after business investments I had made just prior to the U.S. banking meltdown of 2008 quickly went down [...]

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Step Aside Boring Dinnerware : Introducing Glitzee Glee

Step Aside Boring Dinnerware : Introducing Glitzee Glee

Name of your company and URL? My company name is Glitzee Glee. You can visit my website at www.glitzeeglee.com What is your product or service? My store specializes in unique dinnerware, holiday dinnerware, tableware, barware, glassware, table linens, coasters, candles, candle holders, napkin rings, wine bottle charms, wine bottle stoppers, salt and pepper shakers, [...]

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Internet marketing venture got its start at home, with virtually no budget

Internet marketing venture got its start at home, with virtually no budget

Diane Potter’s company, Springboard Designs (www.springboarddesigns.com), was born out of a set of circumstances that led her to gamble big. She lost her job, and she wanted to stay home with the baby boy she had just adopted. She knew that to earn enough to support her family – husband, Ryan, was still an apprentice [...]

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Talking Finger Talks Startup

Talking Startup with Talking Finger

Just over two years ago, Erik Granato and William DeRosa launched Talking Finger (www.talkingfinger.com), an industry-leading leading full service social media marketing company specializing in social media strategy, profile creation and development, graphic design, and media integration.Their focus is on connecting businesses with consumers and with each other to leverage the growing influence of social [...]

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Personal Passion + Fun = One Awesome Business Anybody Can Start

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” ~Goethe Name of your company and URL? Solopreneur Steps http://SolopreneurSteps.com Date started? I started the actual website of Solopreneur Steps in February of 2012. It has been a long time in the making though through over 20 [...]

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How I Created 6-Figure Business While Holding a Day Job

How I Created 6-Figure Business While Holding a Day Job

Name of your company and URL? MedSaverCard.com (www.medsavercard.com) and RXfuse.org (http://rxfuse.org) Date started? October of 2009 What is your product or service? We provide a free prescription discount card for patients that saves them an average of 10-50% off generic or brand name drugs. We get paid by pharmacies to drive business their way. Without [...]

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Cold Start: How Neosites Pioneered the Web Building Market in the Wake of Financial Crisis

Cold Start: How Neosites Pioneered the Web Building Market in the Wake of Financial Crisis

Negative growth, no credit, double digit unemployment and sovereign default. No, this isn’t present day Greece we are talking about here, it’s Argentina 2001, when ballooning debt and an overvalued currency led to the largest sovereign default in history, effectively blacklisting the country from credit. It may not sound like the most fertile ground for [...]

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Reinventing the Wheel…of Putty

My startup is called Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld. Our website is www.puttyworld.com. The company began in 1998 with a small box of putty I kept under my desk during my job as a software engineer. I borrowed a Weight Watchers food scale to weigh out the putty and sold it in plastic bags to co-workers. We [...]

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Got Parking?

Got Parking?

Name of your company and URL? Our company name is ParkingEdge, LLC and our Website is http://www.bestparking.com/ Date started? In business since 2006, we work with the nation’s largest operators and dozens of on-the-ground surveyors to assemble highly accurate parking data. What is your product or service? BestParking.com (formerly NYCGarages.com) is a parking search engine [...]

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WheelsNeedDeals.com Lets the Everyday Driver Save on Car Maintenance

WheelsNeedDeals.com Lets the Everyday Driver Save on Car Maintenance

Name of your company and URL? WheelsNeedDeals, LLC- http://WheelsNeedDeals.com What is your product or service? WheelsNeedDeals.com is the first local daily deal site for the automotive industry with the average driver in mind. It is a robust automotive resource where users can get huge savings at reputable automotive businesses in their communities. They can save up [...]

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How Ten Dollars, Imagination, and Determination became the King Soleil Boutique

How Ten Dollars, Imagination, and Determination became the King Soleil Boutique

When I came across Shoestring Venture, I was at once intrigued to read about businesses starting up with very little money and becoming successes and fascinated by their stories. I am thrilled to now be one of them; a sole proprietor small business that was literally started with ten dollars. If I can share anything, [...]

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Laboratory Style Initiative: Lab Coats for Fashion Aficionadas

Laboratory Style Initiative: Lab Coats for Fashion Aficionadas

Name of your company and URL? Laboratory Style Initiative http://labstylein.com What is your product or service? Laboratory Style Initiative is a boutique lab coat company, specializing in high-end designer lab coats for women. Our intricate construction is what sets our lab coats apart. We feature exquisite detailing and a modern, flattering fit that instantly indentifies [...]

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The Journey of a Growing Firm

The Journey of a Growing Firm

My company, the Law Offices of Senen Garcia, PA, (www.sgarcialaw.com) was started on April 14, 2009. We are a law firm focusing on corporations, real estate transactions, and property insurance claims. My reason for starting my business emanated from a situation where I was defrauded by an individual in a business I started. This individual [...]

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Tranquil Beginnings!

Tranquil Beginnings!

Allow me to introduce myself , my name is Karen Rudolf. I began my Company TranquilSOULutions , LLC October 11th of 2007 after going through a horrific divorce in the early parts of that year. I created TranquilSOULutions with little idea or structure as to what I was creating… All I knew was I was [...]

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LocalPinch.com gives small businesses a DIY platform to sell gift certificates online

LocalPinch.com gives small businesses a DIY platform to sell gift certificates online

Name of your company and URL? Our company is LocalPinch, LLC, and our website is at http://www.localpinch.com Date started? We came up with the overall LocalPinch concept a few years ago, but www.localpinch.com has only been live for a short while. What is your product or service? LocalPinch offers a platform for small businesses to [...]

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Violinist’s Jewelry Hobby Turns to an Award-Winning Fashion Brand

Violinist’s Jewelry Hobby Turns to an Award-Winning Fashion Brand

Katie Waltman Jewelry, www.katiewaltman.com Date started? Jan, 2011 Designer jewelry Violinist’s Jewelry Hobby Turns to an Award-Winning Fashion Brand Katie started making jewelry as a hobby about 11 years ago with our grandma. Over the years, friends who bought jewelry from Katie loved it, and it quickly spread throughout Salt Lake City, and was eventually [...]

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HS Consulting & Marketing Opens its Miami Doors, to Offer Turnkey Marketing Communication Solutions to Small, Medium and Large Businesses

HS Consulting & Marketing Opens its Miami Doors, to Offer Turnkey Marketing Communication Solutions to Small, Medium and Large Businesses

HS Consulting and Marketing, Inc. – Founded October 2011 Born in Nottingham, England, Hannah Shapiro arrived in Miami via New York six years ago. With a writing career that spans publications on both sides of the Atlantic, Shapiro put her communication skills to work last year and opened her marketing communications consultancy, HS Consulting and [...]

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A Great New Way to Send a Holiday or Birthday Greeting Card

A Great New Way to Send a Holiday or Birthday Greeting Card

Name of your company and URL? SendaFlyingCard.com (www.sendaflyingcard.com) Date started? April 2011 What is your product or service? An original Flying Greeting from SendaFlyingCard.com is a completely customized full-sized plastic disc (approx. 9 1/4 inches round weighing 100 grams) that will be mailed for you in place of a greeting card, birthday card or invitation. [...]

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TG Bears is born – handmade teddy bears Made in the USA

TG Bears is born – handmade teddy bears Made in the USA

The first step towards the start of TG Bears http://www.tgbears.com happened with the registration of the domain in February 2011. The first bear was made and sold in March 2011. Through TG Bears, I offer handmade teddy bears. They come in different color variations and styles. All the bears can be personalized at the request [...]

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A Couple Pokemon Blankets

A Couple Pokemon Blankets

Name of your company and URL? Keepsakes Etc – www.keepsakes-etc.com Simply Bags – www.simply-bags.com Date started? 1999 What is your product or service? Keepsakes Etc – features themed throw blankets, wall tapestries, faux fur blankets, and photo throws. Simply Bags – Specializes in embroidered tote bags. Why did you start your company? We owned and [...]

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