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New Category – Author’s Pick

Aloha everyone. I have created a new category under Author’s Pick. Here we will publish monthly recommendations on business products that we have tested and currently using. As the owner of Pono Taxi and Pono Express here on Maui and Kauai, I have built my business through cash-flow and on a Shoestring budget the past [...]

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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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This is AR LIFE

This is AR LIFE

AR LIFE developed in late September 2011 from a strong passion for liberty, shared by two amateur economists of the Austrian School of economic theory, Elliott Shor (age 25) and Alexis Campestre (age 24). The pair met while working at a seafood processor in Seward, Alaska and through much discussion, concluded that the USA was [...]

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Web and Ecommerce 7.8. Search Engine Optimization and Submission

Web and Ecommerce 7.8. Search Engine Optimization and Submission

Search Engine Optimization and Submission Search engine optimization (SEO) is all about managing words and markup on your pages to maximize your site’s visibility on Web search engines. As you may well know, when a user searches for a Web site by entering search terms or keywords into a search engine form, they typically get [...]

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Author Richard Hooker on Conversations LIVE Radio with Cyrus A. Webb

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Richard Hooker to discuss building a business in these uncertain economic times and what you can learn from him and his experiences in his new book SHOESTRING VENTURE. The show will be heard on the radio dial at 92. 3 FM in Arkansas and online through Blogtalkradio.com. Friday at 1p.m. [...]

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Core Competencies and Outsourcing

Core Competencies and Outsourcing

In the MBA world, they call “what you do best,” core competencies. Corporations understand that they succeed by doing what they do best and letting other folks, like suppliers or vendors, do the other stuff. For instance, most hotel chains do not actually own their hotels. Why? Any moron can own a hotel. The owning [...]

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Shoestring Venture Kindle Version Now 99¢

Shoestring Venture Kindle Version Now 99¢

We’re offering the Kindle edition for a buck! To our Followers, Fans and Friends. You are getting this Press Release, before it goes out to the press. Thank you for your continued support….. Declaring the 2010’s to be the “decade of the entrepreneur,” Shoestring Publishing is offering its flagship book, Shoestring Venture: The Startup Guide, [...]

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Shoestring Venture for 2010

Shoestring Venture for 2010

We wish you the greatest success and happiness for 2010. Depending on how mathphilic or mathphobic you are, we have either entered the last decade of the naughties or the first decade of the twenty-teens. Either way, it seems we all have big plans to close out the decade (or start the new one) with [...]

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Steve Monas featured on SingleStartups.com

Steve Monas featured on SingleStartups.com

Steve has spent a lifetime as an entrepreneur, so check out his interview! No, it’s not a dating site for lonely startup companies who would otherwise be hopelessly trolling around CraigsList. SingleStartups.com profiles young, energetic entrepreneurs who just so happen to be single, and publishes articles and interviews on what motivates them, what lifestyle they’ve [...]

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The Roundup September 22

Just in time, it seems, for our Shoestring Venture Apps Business Bible Intel, hoping to emulate the success of Apple’s App Store, is leading an initiative that would encourage developers to sell applications for netbooks, PCs and other devices powered by its chips. . . . Mr Otellini said Intel’s goal was for developers to [...]

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Proof of concept

I have been saying it several times in this blog, most notably here, but also here and here. Money quote: The opportunities for thinking about the commercial use of mall space are wide open right now with frightened mall owners willing to take lower rents . . . or pay someone to generate traffic. The [...]

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Shoestring Venture now on iPhone!

Shoestring Venture now on iPhone!

One more great reason to buy an iPhone . . . Shoestring Venture blog! Woo-hoo! We have now made the Shoestring Venture blog available on iPhone! We’ve just installed, tested (on Steve’s iPhone), and deployed the WordPress plug-in here at the Shoestring Venture blog and we’re happy to say it’s a winner. Now, it’s not [...]

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Anyone want a free copy of Shoestring Venture?

Last week, I put up a blog with a question in it and, as a lark or perhaps the lingering effects of the peyote salad I had for lunch, offered a free copy of Shoestring Venture to anyone who answered that question. It’s now the end of this week, and I still have a copy [...]

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Thank you for making us number one!

Thank you for making us number one!

However briefly, our book is now a bestseller. It’s Miller time! Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible has officially broken into the bestseller category, especially on Amazon where we are now the number one book in Home-Based Business (or number two or three or four depending on the whims and fancies of the Amazon rankings system). [...]

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If big companies were run more like start-ups . . .

I have said several dozen times in this blog that start-ups and entrepreneurs, who typically turn to the corporate behemoths for business models, will increasingly become the model for corporate behemoths. Broke, as I said in an earlier post, is the new black. The American auto industry, in particular, should be remade in the image [...]

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Let the blog reviews start!

Louise Crowley, a freelance author in the UK, posts the first blog review of Shoestring Venture in her blog, The Freelance Writer Journal. Okay, I admit, I’m very new at a good chunk of this publishing, blogging, and reviewing stuff but . . . wow! I can’t tell you what it feels like to publish [...]

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There is no charge for awesomeness . . .

With still a few days left before our official book launch, Shoestring Venture has managed quite a few Kindle downloads and a couple kindly Kindlerians have typed out some well-appreciated and awesome reviews. Right now, we’re counting down the hours to 2009 and as this annus horribilis grows ever shorter, it’s nice to read how [...]

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Ooma Core VoIP Phone — heads up!

Our writing elves are busy busting their butts on the second edition of Shoestring Venture which will be coming your way sometime in June. For those unlucky few who don’t already have a copy, you are missing our stupendously useful write-up on VoIP and how to use it to score big business savings. Well, we’ve [...]

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The good reviews keep coming . . .

Okay, okay, I like the Shoestring Venture book because, well, I wrote it. And the thing about books is this: like babies, they’re always born beautiful. At least to those who are most responsible. But even though the official launch date is a few days away, Shoestring Venture has been for sale on Amazon and [...]

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Shoestring Venture now on barnesandnoble.com

Our little green acre in Barnes and Noble land. No reviews yet, so start cracking those knuckles and get ready to type. As the sign says, there are only 7 more days for free shipping before Christmas (today is the 12th and there are only 7 more days for free shipping; you can do the [...]

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