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: Making Fun Clothing, Seriously: VoyVoy mixes fashion and finance by linking sales to micro lending projects around the world

Making Fun Clothing, Seriously: VoyVoy mixes fashion and finance by linking sales to micro lending projects around the world.

VoyVoy is an online clothing brand whose mission is to create fun clothing, seriously. This means making clothes that are both good-looking and well intentioned. VoyVoy shirts feature their signature Pocket Squaretm design made from hand-selected fabrics to detail the trimmings of their shirts. The cotton used in production is handpicked and colored using environmentally [...]

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“SEA, and be seen.” An apparel business matches colors with social causes.

“SEA, and be seen.” An apparel business matches colors with social causes.

David Baron says it’s time to write a business plan. He also says it won’t be long before his start-up, which makes stylish hats that embody a social mission, will have to move its warehouse facility out of the basement of his family’s Atlanta, GA home. “We’ve grown the business significantly in our first year,” [...]

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Entrepreneurship Breeds Well-Equipped Entrepreneurs: How 3dcart Made a Name in Ecommerce

Entrepreneurship Breeds Well-Equipped Entrepreneurs: How 3dcart Made a Name in Ecommerce

Based in Tamarac, FL, 3dcart is the company behind what we believe is one of the most comprehensive ecommerce software solutions available today. In a lot of ways, the creation of 3dcart mirrors today’s small business environment. My colleague Gonzalo Gil started developing the software as a high school side-project in 1997. But it wasn’t [...]

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ShopLocket: Sell your products in less time than it takes to brush your teeth

ShopLocket: Sell your products in less time than it takes to brush your teeth

What is the name of your business and URL? ShopLocket (www.shoplocket.com) A brief synopsis of the website / application: ShopLocket helps single-items sellers get their products in front of the people that matter. In less time than it takes to brush your teeth in the morning, you can sell your products by sharing them on [...]

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SupaDupa launches as the Tumblr of eCommerce and lets you create your own online Boutique

SupaDupa launches as the Tumblr of eCommerce and lets you create your own online Boutique

What is the name of your business? Supadupa.me http://supadupa.me/ started life as an idea which germinated out of a recession hit economy and the motivation to give artists, small brands and creatively minded, spare-time entrepreneurs, the chance to “have a go” at launching their idea virtually risk free. What is SupaDupa? SupaDupa is the easiest, [...]

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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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Running a U.S.-based Business Remotely from Australia and Succeeding

Running a U.S.-based Business Remotely from Australia and Succeeding

What is FitnessLyceum.com and when did it start? FitnessLyceum is an online retailer of exercise equipment. It retails leading U.S. brand names and it sells only to U.S. customers. I originally founded my Delaware LLC in late 2010 before I knew what it was I was going to sell. And, I started my American business [...]

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Barn Lost its Charm

Barn Lost its Charm

In 1996, I was injured in a horseback riding accident. I knew then that my blissful days of being a 72-hour a week horse wrangler and trail-ride guide would have to end. As I recovered from a full suite of injuries, I had time to consider my next move. I had been exposed to computers [...]

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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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CaféCommerce Makes It Easy To Build Your Online Store

CaféCommerce Makes It Easy To Build Your Online Store

CaféCommerce allows any small business owner to quickly create an online storefront through an elegant and easy-to-use web interface. As a fully hosted online ecommerce store with shopping cart, CaféCommerce offers many features that business owners are looking for when selling their products online. CafeCommerce was created by WebAssist, a San Diego based software company. [...]

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Starting a Small Business? Use SellRex to Build Your Webstore

Starting a Small Business? Use SellRex to Build Your Webstore

SellRex eCommerce is a hosted webstore platform designed and priced for new small business merchants. What is the name of your business and URL? SellRex Corporation, http://www.sellrex.com/ What is SellRex? What does it do? SellRex is a hosted webstore system for selling and marketing products on the Internet. SellRex can host almost any type of [...]

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KikScore – Helping Small Business Win the Battle for Online Trust

KikScore – Helping Small Business Win the Battle for Online Trust

Name of your company and URL? Kikscore and http://www.kikscore.com/ Date started? We launched in early 2010. What is your product or service? KikScore helps small businesses of any kind to use information about themselves to demonstrate to website visitors that their business is trustworthy, reliable and has a track record of dependability. We take data [...]

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Information Technology 6

Information Technology 6

The success of your business can hinge as much on your information technology infrastructure as it does on your product, your marketing, or anything else. Large corporations realize this fact and make significant investments in technology to give themselves a competitive edge. Technology allows companies to be more responsive, to understand their customers better, to [...]

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Amazon raises the bar with same-day delivery

Amazon raises the bar with same-day delivery

So why’s the Amazon logo smiling? ‘Cause they just outclassed all their competition yet again. For all of us in the Internet marketing space, keeping up with Amazon is a mighty tough race. They set the standard in delivery, logistics, and customer satisfaction, which is where they devote all their brand-building efforts, rather than in [...]

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The Roundup August 10

The Roundup August 10

Buy it now! (Don’t see it, don’t drive it, don’t kick the tires, just click and it’s yours!) This isn’t the GM your father knew. About 225 of California’s 250 GM dealers are set to take part in the program. They will be selling Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Pontiac vehicles on cobranded Web sites through [...]

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What credit card legislation means for online retailers

On Friday, President Obama signed legislation that seriously impacts how credit card companies can market and manage consumer credit cards. The legislation introduces new and far-reaching protections for credit card borrowers, but these protections aren’t “free,” at least in economic terms. They will, in fact, be purchased by substantial revisions of how credit card companies [...]

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The Roundup May 16-17

Apple to Microsoft: Thanks for the ads, man! The moment Microsoft decided to attack Apple, they increased Apple’s credibility. That’s a given any time you decide to respond to an opponent you previously didn’t acknowledge even had right to get into the ring with you. (“Would Bill Gates have aired Laptop Hunters?,” Fortune, May 17) [...]

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The Biz Roundup December 30

And the first one voted off the island is . . . eToys! On Monday, the Parent Company, an Internet retailer of children’s products, had the dubious distinction of apparently becoming the first well-known retailer to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after Christmas. The company, whose majority owner is the hedge-fund firm D.E. Shaw [...]

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