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Group Pricing for Business Owners on Services

What is the name of the site(s) and URL? GroupPrice operates at GroupPrice.com on the Internet A brief synopsis of the website / application ? Business owners can buy services and software that grow their online sales while cutting their costs in just 5 mins. Why did you start this company? To bring valuable services [...]

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Tennis Round – from Paper Name Tags to Online Tennis Scheduling

Name of your company and URL? Tennis Round, Inc. – http://www.tennisround.com/   Date started? April 2009 What is your product or service? http://www.tennisround.com is website for connecting tennis players and finding tennis courts anywhere in the country, in over 4,200 U.S. cities. Players can search for compatible opponents by skill level, gender, distance, ZIP code [...]

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Nancy Lynn Jarvis: Realtor Turned Serial Killer

My husband and I owned a small real estate company which we wound down beginning in 2008 because it was costing us more to be in business than we were netting. Our plan was to declare ourselves retired and travel, but while we were fine for day to day expenses, our investments weren’t generating enough [...]

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Startup from the Ground Up : Practical Insights for Entrepreneurs – How to Go from an Idea to New Business

Meet Cynthia Kocialski, she is the founder of three technology companies in computer hardware and software. Currently, she is a business consultant for start-ups. What makes her unique is that she has experienced many start-ups and seen them from the inside out, including the day-to-day trials and tribulations, not just the milestones and status presented [...]

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Finding a solution to every Mom’s Problem – a BIG Idea!

It all started with my friend and fellow mom (and now business partner) Cami calling me last summer to tell me she had something important she wanted to talk about when she got back from vacation. But, she didn’t want to tell me over the phone. No, it was something so BIG she wanted to [...]

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A marketplace for good: Social Enterprise Zealous Good changes how goods and services are donated.

  Name of Social Enterprise? Zealous GoodThe marketplace for good www.zealousgood.com     Who is the person? What is there background? I am the founder and CEO Brittany Lin Martin. I came to Chicago to study civil engineering at Northwestern and ended up graduating with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. My favorite [...]

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Social Entrepreneur Christine Hutchison of five ACCESSORIES

Name of Social Enterprise? Five ACCESSORIES Who is the person? What is their background? The person behind five ACCESSORIES is Christine Hutchison. Prior to starting five ACCESSORIES, she spent 14 years in the financial services industry, with her BSBA from the University of Florida. She has also spent the last ten years mentoring inner street [...]

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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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Sponzu.com – a New Social Fundraising Platform Removes Financial Barriers

The idea to create a site that would help individuals and organizations with small ideas raise funding was born in early September 2010. There are plenty of successful fundraising platforms on the internet. Some engage in pre-sale techniques, others exchange money for equity and dividends, and some just ask for donations. All these sites have [...]

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Lemonade Stand Selling, Accelerate Your Business Growth by Diane Helbig

Author Bio Diane is an internationally recognized business and leadership development coach, author, speaker, and workshop facilitator. As a certified, professional coach and president of Seize This Day Coaching, Diane helps businesses and organizations operate more constructively and profitably. She evaluates, encourages, and guides her clients. Whether she is working one-on-one with clients or speaking [...]

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Embracing crowdsourcing in your business model with evly.com

The questions below was answered by Co-Founder of evly.com, Eran Eyal What is the name of the site and URL? http://www.evly.com Why would a small business, entrepreneur, freelancer, etc use your product? A few years ago small businesses and freelancers were introduced to unprecedented power of being able to communicate and seed information through Social [...]

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The Art of the Business Lunch: Building Relationships Between 12 and 2

A Short BIO about the Author Robin Jay is an award-winning author, professional keynote speaker, and mentor. She is not just “The Queen of the Business Lunch™,” but is a business relationship expert who shares the nuts-and-bolts of building profitable business relationships. Her award-winning book, “The Art of the Business Lunch ~ Building Relationships Between [...]

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Suitable Pajama DREAMS on a SHOESTRING

Dream Development: The Early Years Call it DNA: my grandmother was a fashionista and trained me to be one too. From the time I was little, she took me shopping and led me through fashion magazines, page after page, taking pains to point out that season’s trends. When she predicted which styles would stay–she almost [...]

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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: 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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Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget

A Short Bio about the Business Book Author: Maria Ross is the founder and chief strategist of Red Slice, a branding and marketing consultancy based in Seattle. Her passion is storytelling and she has advised start-ups, solopreneurs, non-profits and large enterprises on how to craft their brand story to engage, inform and delight customers. Her [...]

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FilmCrave.com – the New DVD Releases, Movies Coming Soon, Top Movie List…Well the Everything Movies Site

Web stats: 300,000 visits, 1.5 million page views and 5 million ad impressions (monthly). Interview with Co-Founder Alex Olson. SM: Why did you start your company? I, along with two other co-founders had an amazing passion for good movies. We once try to get our reviews syndicated to Rotten Tomatoes. So, when they turned us [...]

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What Makes Your Soul Pop?

By Glenton Davis, Founder & Executive Director of Soul Pop U. “What Makes Your Soul Pop?” This is the question I ask others and myself everyday. The process through which I have found and acted upon the answers has been life changing. You may ask, “How does a soul…pop?” The soul pops when it is [...]

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Social network? Or pyramid scheme?

Social network? Or pyramid scheme?

Any food will do. Like spam, for instance. Over the past three months, we here at Shoestring Venture have been damn-the-burritos-full-speed-ahead in social networking and marketing. Business, as you all know, is a school of hard knocks and, I can tell you feelingly, social marketing is a class where the hard knocks rain down like [...]

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