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Gen Y Hub Launches MultiMedia Platform for Millennials

Gen Y Hub Launches MultiMedia Platform for Millennials

Name of your company and URL? Gen Y Hub: http://GenYHub.com Co-Founder: Britt Hysen Date started? January 1, 2012 What is your product or service? We are a multimedia platform for international Millennials. We host a video, editorial, and social network of elevated and conscious content to enhance and inspire Gen Y skill sets. Our member [...]

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GetVetter.com a business idea fighting a lack of business ideas

GetVetter.com a business idea fighting a lack of business ideas

What is the name of your business and URL? Vetter is our name and www.getvetter.com is our website. Vetter was founded in Taipei, Taiwan in the summer of 2011 by a Canadian – Steven Thomas and me, Duncan Murtagh – an Irishman. Give us the elevator pitch. Vetter is a simple ,web-based, and work-email based [...]

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How to make your website more actionable - vCita

How to make your website more actionable – vCita

Does your desktop look like a conglomerate of business applications that serve one purpose each? There’s that application specifically for video conferencing. You have that subscription for phone conferencing. There’s the credit card payment service, and maybe PayPal, as well. And you create a separate email address to publicly share on your website for new [...]

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OfficeArrow: The Social Network for Entrepreneurs To Get Business Done

Who is responsible for the OfficeArrow site? Robert Ball started OfficeArrow after a very successful career as an consultant and upper level executive with Akamai technologies, the company that serves around a quarter of all the Internet traffic in the United States. Robert was responsible for opening Akami’s European market in the 90′s and 2000′s, [...]

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The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses Is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies

Author’s Bio Phil Simon is the author of The New Small (Motion, 2010), Why New Systems Fail (Cengage, 2010), and The Next Wave of Technologies (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). He consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology. While not consulting, Phil speaks about emerging trends and technologies. He also writes for [...]

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Interview with Marc Joseph Author of the book “The Secrets of Retailing…or How to Beat Wal-Mart!”

Biography With over 30 years in the retail and wholesale industry, Marc founded www.dollardays.com in 2001, which has become the premiere online Wholesale and Closeout Company helping small businesses compete against larger enterprises; offering over 140,000 high quality general merchandise products. Products sold through the site cover the same categories as Macy’s, Target and Wal-Mart [...]

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Canned Banners lets small business marketers and entrepreneurs quickly create professional online ads

What is the name of the site(s) and URL? Canned Banners www.cannedbanners.com A brief synopsis of the website / application ? Canned Banners is a self-serve website that allows anyone to quickly create high-quality banner ads. Our ads are all Flash-based, meaning that they have animation and interactivity. Here’s how our ad builder works: Pick [...]

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Fiverr.com and Lives daily tasks

Why did you start this company? The inspiration for Fiverr.com came from our basic need to perform life’s daily tasks. We wanted the ability to easily handle simple tasks that take an unreasonable amount of time to complete simply because we don’t know how to perform them as well as an expert.. For example, setting [...]

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Appointment-Plus Online Scheduling Software: Grow Your Business, Improve Operations by Automating and Streamlining the Appointment-Scheduling and Reservation-Booking Process

A leader in online appointment-scheduling software solution since 2001, Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com) provides small businesses the cloud-based tools they need to effectively manage their appointment-scheduling and reservation-booking processes. As most service-oriented business owners and operates can attest, scheduling and booking their service appointments can be a tedious and time-consuming task, especially when relying on traditional methods. [...]

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Information Technology 6.5. Application Service Providers (ASP)

Information Technology 6.5. Application Service Providers (ASP)

An Application Service Provider is a company that provides on-demand computer-based services to other companies over the Internet, usually software, typically for a usage fee. Because many small- and medium-sized businesses require specialized software but lack the resources to purchase or develop that software, ASPs provide a cost-effective way to integrate expensive software into even [...]

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Back Office 5.9. Human Resources

Back Office 5.9. Human Resources

Right now, you’re contemplating a shoestring venture that may just be a one-person virtual business. At some point, if your venture is successful, you will bring employees on board. It may be as simple as a general office gofer to help you with all the administrative tasks you cannot outsource. It may be as complex [...]

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Back Office 5.2. Outsourcing Your Back Office: Marketplaces and Job Boards

Back Office 5.2. Outsourcing Your Back Office: Marketplaces and Job Boards

One way to fill your back office needs is to hire people one at a time through an RFP marketplace or job board. You can advertise for an ongoing outsource relationship or just have piece-work bid on one-at-a-time by freelancers or vendors. While technically not “turnkey” solutions, these marketplaces and job boards as giving you [...]

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Back Office 5.1. What is a Virtual Back Office?

Back Office 5.1. What is a Virtual Back Office?

So, why outsource your back office? Isn’t it easier just to do it yourself? Hire other people? The answer is both yes and no. In many ways, it is simpler to do it yourself, but it requires a huge amount of work even at the very beginning of your venture. If you can’t do all [...]

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Bringing Your Product to Market 4.8. Roll Out

Bringing Your Product to Market 4.8. Roll Out

4.8. Roll Out Your final step involves actually rolling out the product. Here you have two options, which are not mutually exclusive: You can license the product or business idea to another company and collect royalties. You can manage your own company and either do the manufacturing and marketing yourself, or outsource these functions. Section [...]

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