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Soccer Moms Buying Used Clothes, Shoes and More via Facebook

We can do it better as a collective… screw ‘the man!’ That’s the message from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and tech startup founders for the last five years. And the gargantuan sharing economy (led by Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and many more) has awoken the populous, which …

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How to Create the Best Website for Your Business

With all the excellent open-source website design platforms out there now such as WordPress, Ruby on Rails, Drupal etc. the shelf life for website designs has dropped dramatically. Most sustainable websites, by that I mean those that actually make a profit, are redesigned every 12-18 …

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The $30,000 Domain Name

This is a story about the value of patience and following through on your ideas… A childhood friend, who I still hang and work with on various projects, is a very successful internet marketer. Like me, he’s been an entrepreneur since adolescence. Birds of a …

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Go Mobile or Go Broke

In 2005 we discovered an innovative way to generate newsletter subscribers using press releases. We were early adopters of this strategy and it worked incredibly well. In fact, the cost to generate a lead was about $0.06 per. And we were generating subscribers by the …

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What Cloud Computing Means for Startup Financing

Guest post from Andy Barkett, CTO for the Republican National Committee and the CEO of Getexp, Inc. Before Instagram became Facebook’s golden child, it was a small startup, raising only $500,000 in its first seed round. The company operated with 16 employees at its largest, …

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5 Celebrities Turned Entrepreneurs

It takes a lot to become a star or celebrity, be it on the silver screen, on the field of battle in sports, or as a politician. But for a person to move their initial rise to stardom, already a difficult feat, to entrepreneurial success, …

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How this Startup is Building a Fortune 500 Client List

Automating social media posts was the ‘it’ technology for businesses and professional bloggers about 4 years ago; but now it takes a hell of a lot more than simple automation to efficiently promote your message. Navigating social media, content platforms and every other communication channel …

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HealthTap Garners $38 Million for Online Checkup Business

I am not old enough to remember the days of doctor’s house calls, but I can only imagine how convenient that would have been. Falling ill these days has become a major pain, even if it’s just for allergies, or the flu, or for anything …

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The Next Major Retail IPO

Online retail is not exclusively the domain of Amazon.com. There are others out there. One in particular that I like is a company which started up just a few years ago, and just this week received a hefty valuation of $2 billion. That valuation was …

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