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WebPort Global, a new online connectivity tool for small and medium sized businesses

WebPort Global, a new online connectivity tool for small and medium sized businesses

What is the name of your business and URL? www.webportglobal.com A brief synopsis of the website / application (explain it to a 5 year old)? WebPort Global is a new and exciting online trade network created for companies and members of World Trade Centers, Chambers of Commerce, Professional Associations, and any organization that participates in [...]

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First Privacy-Centric Dashboard: Sgrouples Protects and Respects Your Data While Simplifying Your Online Life

First Privacy-Centric Dashboard: Sgrouples Protects and Respects Your Data While Simplifying Your Online Life

Sgrouples.com (rhymes with “scruples”) is a new player in the field of online collaboration, cloud computing and social media aggregation. And privacy is the name of our game. Not only does the Sgrouples platform offer users a single place to manage their online communities, but it does so without the use of deceptive data mining, [...]

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ec·o·nom·ics: a simple twist on normalcy

The Road Less Traveled – Publishing, Marketing, and Promoting from the Ground Up

A short authors bio: Kersten L. Kelly is a self-published author of narrative non-fiction and semi-fiction books. She grew up in Munster, Indiana, and currently works in a sales role based out of Chicago, Illinois. She started writing at an early age and graduated from Indiana University with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and [...]

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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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ConnectYard Strengthens Learning Community by Integrating Social, Mobile Media Tools

ConnectYard Strengthens Learning Community by Integrating Social, Mobile Media Tools

These days, there’s a yawning communication gap between instructors and their students. It began with the rise of social and mobile media, which prompted students to abandon email in droves and begin to use text messaging and social media venues like Facebook and Twitter as their primary means of communication. Meanwhile, most college and university [...]

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Sell or Sink: Strategies, Tactics & Tools Every Business Leader Must Know to Stay Afloat!

Sell or Sink: Strategies, Tactics & Tools Every Business Leader Must Know to Stay Afloat!

Author’s Bio: From building a landscape company from inception to 130 accounts and six employees in two years to being recognized as a top producer in each of the Fortune 500 companies for which he worked, Mike has always exceeded his goals. Mike funded his undergraduate education at St. Bonaventure University with his landscaping company [...]

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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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Not Your Parents' City Guide: Austin Based Startup Changes the Game

Not Your Parents’ City Guide: Austin Based Startup Changes the Game

MetroSeeker.com is an online residential guidebook based in Austin, TX, but it’s really much more than just a residential guidebook. Unlike traditional living-shopping-culture guides, MetroSeeker uncovers the essence of the place and of the people. “It really lets you connect to a new city,” says MetroSeeker’s CEO Ysmay. “We know if you’re going to make [...]

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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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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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A Revolution Has Begun

A Revolution Has Begun

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? WWW.Jaspud.com Jaspud.com What is your product or service? Date officially launched? July 6, 2011 Why was this social venture created? We began with the idealistic notion of creating real social change. The concept was born out of the recent events in Egypt and other places. We saw real people [...]

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Young Entrepreneurs Tap into New Media Tools to Spark Business Venture Framework Media Strategies

Young Entrepreneurs Tap into New Media Tools to Spark Business Venture Framework Media Strategies

As Peter Kelly and Jeremiah Sullivan waved a sincere goodbye to their fellow graduates in Seton Hall University’s Class of 2009, the reality of a uncertain job-market began to really set in. Once immersed in academic study and propelled by bottomless aspirations, after completing their senior years in college, many of America’s recent graduates have [...]

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The Initials P.R. were Helpful When Patti Rowlson Launched PR Consulting Services, a Publicity and Marketing Consulting Business

The Initials P.R. were Helpful When Patti Rowlson Launched PR Consulting Services, a Publicity and Marketing Consulting Business

My Business PR Consulting Services (people love that my initials are actually PR) provides affordable marketing support for startups and existing businesses that do not have the resources to hire additional employees. I work one-on-one with owners and managers to develop marketing plans, write content for websites & social media, work on publicity and provide [...]

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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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Jon Ferrara

GoldMine Visionary Jon Ferrara Simplifies Social CRM with Nimble

What is the URL? www.nimble.com A brief synopsis of the website / application? Nimble is a Web Based SaaS platform that helps small businesses attract and retain customers by enabling their team to work more effectively together and stay top of mind with their prospects and customers. Nimble was designed to enable small business to [...]

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Qualex's iQ-Social

Qualex’s iQ-Social platform

Qualex’s iQ-Social platform allows companies or individuals to build a social destination to create a community easily, effectively and inexpensively. Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups and iQ-Social is a standalone social networking application that gives companies of all sizes the ability to set up a social media presence with ease. [...]

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Personalized Gifts Made By Hand with Tons of Heart

Name of your company and URL? The Younique Boutique, inc. http://www.TYBinc.com Date officially launched? December 2001 What is your product or service? Custom bridal accessories and personalized gifts for special occasions Why did you start your company? After September 11, I lost my software interface design job and decided it was time to work for [...]

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The Future of Eco-friendly Products and the Brains Behind the Business

Ethical Ocean is a project that was created with a passion for social change and eco-friendly consumerism. An idea incubated on a road trip between friends, eight insightful and like-minded professionals have since come together to create an e-commerce business centered around ethical shopping. In the last year the team has taken their idea to [...]

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Thumbtack Seeks to Become the Most Trusted Online Resource for Small Businesses

Thumbtack.com is an online marketplace for local services of all kinds. If you offer a local service, you are welcome to market yourself for free by listing yourself on our site. If you are looking for a service, you can find and book almost any service you can imagine on our site. Who lists themselves [...]

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Independent Youth – Empowering Teens through Entrepreneurship Education

Name of Social Enterprise? Independent Youth Inc. www.independentyouth.org What is Independent Youth? Independent Youth Inc. is a non-profit organization that educates youth (ages 12-18) on entrepreneurship. The organization focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of business ownership while bringing awareness to the importance of it. The programs and resources provided by Independent Youth enable students [...]

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