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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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A Venture on a Shoestring Budget, Helping Consumers on a Shoestring Budget

A Venture on a Shoestring Budget, Helping Consumers on a Shoestring Budget

I’m David Magier, co-founder and general counsel of Couptivate.com (www.Couptivate.com). I wanted to share my story about a web startup I built on a shoestring budget that is aimed at helping consumers live well on a shoestring budget. Couptivate provides an online wallet for consumers to track, organize, redeem and get the most out of [...]

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THREE FOR THREE!

Three For Three

I am in the unique and hectic position of having three (yes three!) companies in launch mode. They are G’Day Café pavlovas (www.gdaypavlovas.com), Henny Penny Soaps (www.hennypennysoaps.com), and Find My Treasures (www.findmytreasures.com). And for “fun” I’m completing my final six credits this Fall for my Master degree in management and administrative science! I conceived of [...]

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PingPigeon: Better Follow-ups and Relationships with Clients

PingPigeon: Better Follow-ups and Relationships with Clients

PingPigeon: www.pingpigeon.com PingPigeon gives you a reason to contact someone. We’ve built a networking tool working on the LinkedIn and Facebook platforms. Simply put, we analyze your contacts, figure out their interests, and recommend news articles they’ll love which you can share with them. People use PingPigeon as a CRM, sales tool, job search tool, [...]

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Getting Laid Off Is Sometimes a Good Thing

Getting Laid Off Is Sometimes a Good Thing

Name of your company and URL My company is called GREEN LEAF PROMOTIONS. We are a promotional marketing and design company. www.greenleafpromotions.logomall.com Date Started I started looking into doing a business like this in August 2008. What is your product or service? Green Leaf Promotions uses imprinted ad specialty items to help our customers gain [...]

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The Napoleon Complex: A shoestring startup with a big attitude

The Napoleon Complex: A shoestring startup with a big attitude

I’m Rob Basso, the founder and owner of the Long Island office of Advantage Payroll Services (www.LIAdvantage.com). When I started the LI branch of Advantage Payroll Services, I was just a kid with a passion for sales who made the right connections and found the right financial backer. I’m a Hofstra University graduate, and no, [...]

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Relevant sharing, the next evolution!

Relevant sharing, the next evolution!

  What is ShareYourCart? ShareYourCart™ is a start-up project launched in May 2011. The purpose of this new project is to allow shop owners to reward those clients that promote their brand via social channels like Facebook, Twitter and, in the near future, Google +. How did it all start? We thought that shopping [...]

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CoupSmart Creates Recurring Revenue From Social Commerce

CoupSmart Creates Recurring Revenue From Social Commerce

CoupSmart is a B2B startup focused on helping businesses grow and monetize their online fan base. Technology and marketing merge in this easy-to-manage social commerce platform that tracks shares and redemptions of exclusive digital offers while generating actionable customer data. CoupSmart was founded in 2009 by CEO, Blake Shipley. Employed with one of the country’s [...]

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Have You Ever Thought About Printing Facebook Photos?

I first did in 2008 and decided to do something about it. My name is Lauren Skidmore and back then I was a student at UNC Chapel Hill studying hard as a chemistry major. I had wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember and never really considered another profession. After [...]

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The ABCs of Letter Learning, Educational Greeting Cards for Kids.

I am an elementary teacher by trade, but went on maternity leave to have my daughter in November, 2009. Going from nonstop activity with my 3rd graders to staying at home with a newborn in the dead of winter was quite an adjustment and the busybody in me started to go a little crazy. Thankfully, [...]

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The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed: The Only Personal Finance System for People with Not-So-Regular Jobs

A short bio: Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan are a husband-and-wife writing team who have written on such diverse topics as personal finance, American history, math and science. Besides The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-timers and the Self-Employed (Random House) they are probably best known for their book, Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame & [...]

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black and white strike gold

Black and White Strike Gold: Practical Nuggets to Grow Your Business from the Women Who Launched Consultants 2 Go, a Multi-Million Company

Sandi Webster and Peggy McHale are the principals of Consultants 2 Go, a marketing company that provides consultants to Fortune 500 corporations and midsize companies. Together, they have spent years advising clients on the latest trends and strategies in marketing. They have a combined total of over 40 years of senior management experience in companies [...]

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A Round of Appaws for Dazzle Dog Delight!

Entrepreneur Joy Randel has always had a passion for animals. While her “day job” for many years was to manage large-scale web development projects for many different companies, when she returned home each evening it was the family dog that was the star of the show … and the star of their lives. When the [...]

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Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.10. Widget Advertising

Widgets are desktop, browser, or software interface displays that dynamically serve news, information, media, and advertising. Widgets evolved from desktop software that served some function (like play mp3 files) and was available for free, but the user had to endure advertising every time the software was used! When users ran the free software, ads would [...]

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Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.4. Link Exchange Management

Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.4. Link Exchange Management

In the early days of the World Wide Web, long before search engines, long before banner ads, long before pop-ups, long before Amazon.com―in fact, long before some idjit coined the word “e-commerce”―there was link exchange, the oldest, most venerable, and most effective Web site traffic builder. I was there at the very beginning and built [...]

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Web and Ecommerce 7.13. Content Management Systems

Web and Ecommerce 7.13. Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems Web content management systems, called CMS for short, allow you to create, delete, and edit pages on your Web site simply by typing the content into a Web form. You don’t have to do any coding, programming, designing, or updating. You hit a few commands, do type like crazy, and check out [...]

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MySpace gives up

MySpace, which has been steadily losing ground to Facebook over the last year like a cartoon character that’s run off a cliff, has just announced today that it’s strategy against its fierce and formidable competitor is . . . to give up. As reported in today’s Financial Times, CEO Owen Van Natta has decided that [...]

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Did Facebook disappear you?

Did Facebook disappear you?

The “f” stands for “F*&@book.” Starting October 3, database maintenance problems at Facebook ended up disappearing over 150,000 users for over a week. Most of those affected have had their accounts restored in the last couple days, but with friends, messages, photos, and other information went missing. Facebook has had its servers shut down, as [...]

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The Roundup September 9

The Roundup September 9

Rest in peace. It was good having you around. It’s better having you gone. Of course, with credit card rates pushing 30% and credit card companies acting more and more like looters than lenders, the contraction of consumer credit not only makes sense, it’s more like an inexorable law of the physical universe. Credit card [...]

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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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