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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, …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Domu’s Business Model Provides Entrepreneurs with Lessons on Do’s and Don’ts

A Business that Cuts-out the Middle Man: Always a Good Strategy [dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]A[/dropcap]s a Chicagoan now for five years (and a New Yorker before that), one thing I’ve always been able to count on as an urban dweller is the annoying, …

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Lyft’s Business Model: Exploiting an Existing Competitor’s Weakness

Putting Out Your Digital Thumb; Lyft Aims to Bring New Meaning to ‘Catching A Ride’ A few weeks ago, we profiled new cab provider UberCab, which is quickly gaining a dedicated following in cities around America and Europe with its alternative, intuitive cab services.  With …

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