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Become an Award Winning Company: 7 Simple Steps to Unlock the Million Dollar Secret Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Become an Award Winning Company: 7 Simple Steps to Unlock the Million Dollar Secret Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Bio of Matt Shoup A lifelong entrepreneur finds himself with $100 to his name and nearly $100,000 in debt. This is March 2005. Fast forward seven years. The company he founded with the last hundred dollars is a multimillion dollar, award-winning brand and a household name in Northern Colorado. With close to $10,000,000 in company [...]

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Qurkl – A New Style of Online Business Listings

Qurkl – A New Style of Online Business Listings

What is your product or service? Qurkl http://www.qurkl.com is a free online yellow pages site that was started in the fall of 2009. Qurkl is free for businesses to list or edit and free for consumers to search. Why did you start your company? Due to my frustration with yellow pages type websites (as a [...]

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DAMN Digital Studio, LLC

DAMN Digital Studio, LLC

Headline: Catch the Eye of Your Next Client with DAMN Digital Interactive Digital Products Name of your company and URL? DAMN Digital Studio, LLC. (http://damndigitalstudio.com) Date started? DAMN Digital was launched in July 2005. It took on the name Mass Designs Studio after absorbing Daniiboi Productionz Corporation. The agency then changed its name to DAMN [...]

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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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Promote your business where your customers’ eyes are; on their cell phone!”

Promote your business where your customers’ eyes are; on their cell phone!

What is the name of your business and URL of you APP? Our business is; Call 2 action Mobile, our website is www.call2actionmobile.com. A brief synopsis of the smart phone app : We provide a mobile communications platform, optimized for all small to medium size businesses and non-profits that enables real-time communications with your customers, [...]

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Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.8. Banner Exchanges

Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.8. Banner Exchanges

Let’s say you truly are running a shoestring venture with precious little cash to spare for Web advertising. You can leverage the value inherent in your Web site by joining a banner exchange where you trade ads with other Web site owners. In essence, you get to place ads on other sites for “free.” But [...]

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Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.5. Web Advertising

Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.5. Web Advertising

No matter what your marketing strategy, at some point you’re going to entertain a serious Web advertising initiative. You will have extracted as much value as you can from search engine marketing and link exchange, or you’ll just get the itch to start prospecting in different streams. Web advertising can be much easier and cheaper [...]

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Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.1. Promoting Your Company, Product, or Service

Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.1. Promoting Your Company, Product, or Service

When you hear the word “marketing,” what comes to mind? “Advertising,” you might say. “Selling.” “Public relations.” Yes, but not quite. Marketing comprises far more than “advertising” and “selling,” which are only one part of a business’ marketing functions. Marketing is, in fact, the engine that drives almost every business and it consumes a significant [...]

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Richard Hooker and Jim Blasingame offer some tips on how to start up your small business.

Tune-in to Jim Blasingame. Richard will be discussing some tips on how to start a business and the updated Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible coming out in June 2010. Here is the link to Jim Blasingame’s interview on May 21, 2010 @ 7:00 a.m. EST. - http://www.smallbusinessadvocate.com/show/schedule If you miss it, this link will have [...]

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Here’s a bit of bad timing

Here’s a bit of bad timing

Because I’ve been neck-deep in a consulting gig these last three weeks, I’ve little time for what matters, let alone leafing through all the reading material piling up neck deep in my kitchen. So I just got around this afternoon to leafing through last week’s Forbes magazine and there in living color is reason number [...]

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What next? Advertising stamped onto envelopes?

What next? Advertising stamped onto envelopes?

The Post Office makes most of its money from junk mail. So why not junk trucks? Junk post offices? In further evidence that “Richard needs a life,” the USPS inspector general has a fascinating blog today (yes, the U.S.P.S. inspector general has a blog — tagline (I’m not joking): “pushing the envelope” (*grooooooan*) — and, [...]

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And now . . . adicons!

And now . . . adicons!

That is one tiny ad. But it gets bigger when you click it. This has to be some sort of Guinness world record. The New York Times Web edition this morning opened up with the tiniest banner ad I’ve ever seen. Even the Lollipop Guild will probably think this a mighty teensy ad. At around [...]

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The Roundup September 26 & 27 Madmen really are mad

The Roundup September 26 & 27 Madmen really are mad

Who not to invite to your Windows 7 party. It’s been a pretty sad week in marketing, from the “AIDS is like sleeping with Hitler” commercial in Germany to Carly Fiorina comparing herself to a dog in, well, Carlyfornia. So, in honor of all the hard-working marketers and ad-men who daily struggle against looking like [...]

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The Roundup September 10

The Roundup September 10

Startup success comes from many things, but NEVER from wasting time watching garbage on TV. I’m not a businessperson in real life, but I play one on TV! Kevin O’Leary stars on ABC’s new business reality show Shark Tank as one of five executives who vet business ideas pitched by would-be entrepreneurs. O’Leary often delivers [...]

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A beginner’s guide to free stock photos: Part two, the better of the rest

A beginner’s guide to free stock photos: Part two, the better of the rest

Got no money to buy a stock photo of money? This sawbuck is free at MorgueFile.com. In our previous post, we compared photos from the number one free stock site, stock.xchng, to your quotidian stock photos from a pay site, like Corbis. Free is great on a shoestring budget, but, as we demonstrated, you get [...]

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The Roundup July 31

The Roundup July 31

They’re having a great recession on Wall Street! The big bonus was for scamming the Bush Administration. Nine banks that received government aid money paid out bonuses of nearly $33 billion last year — including more than $1 million apiece to nearly 5,000 employees — despite huge losses that plunged the U.S. into economic turmoil. [...]

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A beginners guide to free stock photos: Part One

A beginners guide to free stock photos: Part One

Normally a stock photo like this will cost you $50 (Web) to $200 (print). At Dreamstime it’s selling for the everyday low price of . . . free. Perhaps one of the most significant bummers of running a shoestring venture is that “free” is often the highest price you can swing. And in those rare [...]

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The Roundup July 30

The Roundup July 30

Hackers can get total control of your iPhone by sending you 512 text messages. All you have to do wrong is turn on the phone. Apple, welcome to Microsoft’s nightmare. Miller and his fellow cybersecurity researcher Collin Mulliner plan to publicize Thursday at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. Using a flaw they’ve [...]

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The Roundup July 20

The Roundup July 20

I hear they’re hiring at CIT. The good news first? The bad news isn’t as bad as we thought. More plans to build homes, higher stock prices and fewer people filing first-time claims for jobless aid sent a private-sector forecast of American economic activity higher than expected in June. It was the third consecutive monthly [...]

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The Roundup July 8

The Roundup July 8

And just how prophetic was Sara B’s Microsoft Google bomb, eh? Now that’s a Google bomb. The final element in Google’s drive to reshape the computing landscape fell into place on Wednesday when it unveiled plans for a PC operating system that would compete directly with Microsoft’s Windows. . . . Given Windows’s deeply entrenched [...]

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