SWOT Analysis

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 …

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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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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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Every Entrepreneur’s Journey Starts with a Business Plan

Before you think I am going to give you the usual five steps ‘to a great business plan’ rundown, let me just say, that’s not going to happen here. Cookie cutter business plans are for wannabe entrepreneurs and whenever one comes across my desk, it …

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A Business Model Based on Renting Cool Places

Hire Space: In the Lucrative Business of Renting Cool Space With the continued growth of service networking services and sites, which allow people to swap services and goods with each other through online platforms, new ideas in this market happen daily.  One of the newest …

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Bose Schools Entrepreneurs on the Importance of Style

Bose Knows: Staying Current in the Ever-Changing Home Entertainment Arena One brand that has become synonymous over the past few decades with both high quality sound systems, as well as sleek and attractive product designs, is Bose.  While Bose outlet stores litter malls across America …

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August: Using Smartphones to Launch Innovative Smart Lock Business

Bringing Next Generation Technology to Home Security With the rapid advances in technology and gadgetry being felt everywhere from online business, to mobile communications, to social media, it is easy to forget that certain segments of the marketplace could stand to benefit from new and …

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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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How Pinterest Created its Own Niche Market From Facebook Users

Scrapbooking, 21st Century-style In the few years since its original release as a beta in 2010, photo-sharing and social media community Pinterest has gained incredible traction both here in the United States, as well as in emerging communities around the world.     Designed much …

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