Snapchat is Facebook’s Biggest Threat, and Zuckerberg Knows It
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Snapchat is Facebook’s Biggest Threat, and Zuckerberg Knows It

Snapchat: Social Media With A Short Memory is Taking Over Teenage Lives Recently, Mark Zuckerberg finally was forced to come clean and admit what many have been noticing over the past few years – Facebook is losing ground as the top social media choice among teenagers.  While the venerable social network continues to dominate world…

RSVPify: a potent newcomer to the digital event planning market
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RSVPify: a potent newcomer to the digital event planning market

(3 minute read) RSVPify.: Turning Event Planning Into the Next Successful Internet Business? It seems like a no-brainer, and indeed it is.  There are numerous ways to send out Evites and invitations to family parties, corporate events, and ceremonies currently available on the web.  However, in the current age of slick design and innovative practices,…

GrubHub and Seamless: A Marriage of Convenience
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GrubHub and Seamless: A Marriage of Convenience

The Marriage of GrubHub and Seamless When Seamless Web launched, back in the fledgling days of e-commerce just before the new millennium rolled in, its original founders had designs on providing an intuitive and simple online catering service.  The site fulfilled its initial intentions, providing large companies and individuals alike with a responsive and convenient…

Healthcare.gov: A Bunch of Bad Bureaucratic Decisions
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Healthcare.gov: A Bunch of Bad Bureaucratic Decisions

How the Federal Government Could Get Something So Critical, So Wrong In March of this year, a small tech firm called Development Seed was contracted by the United States government to help launch the healthcare.gov website, just in time for the biggest healthcare revision in U.S. history. Obama officials had been reading the agency’s blog, and…

How to Be a Great Landlord and Avoid Common Mistakes
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How to Be a Great Landlord and Avoid Common Mistakes

[dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]B[/dropcap]eing a great landlord is easy, provided you understand what to look out for, how to select the right tenant, and what neighborhoods to buy your investment property in. Also, you must learn where (and where not) to spend money on your rental. This article documents the 5 most important…

Entrepreneurs Solving Public Transit Problems In Chicago
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Entrepreneurs Solving Public Transit Problems In Chicago

A Tale of Two City Services: Divvy vs Ventra in the Windy City Under both the recent Mayor Daley and now Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago has seen its public investments and focus shift more and more to expanding public transit options throughout the city. From expanded water taxi service along the Chicago River, to improved…

How I Started My Own Creative Writing Company
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How I Started My Own Creative Writing Company

Landing the Big Fish on ODesk Many young liberal arts grads, amateur writers, or alumni of the sales and marketing realms have been quickly discovering that by marketing your writing skills on ODesk, you can make a pretty penny handling jobs of all sizes and difficulties. The wide majority of ODesk freelance writing jobs fall…

How to Make Big Bucks as an Online Freelancer
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How to Make Big Bucks as an Online Freelancer

ODesk, Digital Content, and the Rapidly Growing Freelance Writing Market When I graduated from Indiana University in 2008, I was leaving college with a liberal arts degree, a lack of any clear direction of how to make money with said degree, and unwittingly stepping into the worst American economic environment in seven decades.  For myself,…

4 Rules to Starting a Lucrative Freelancing Business
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4 Rules to Starting a Lucrative Freelancing Business

One Freelancer’s Tips and Tricks For Becoming Your Own Venture First, I must make a bit of a confession.  I myself am a wealthy online freelancer.  I’ve been one for five years, and I admit that I have a problem.  That problem is, I’ve found in my experience that freelancing can be one of the…