Startup Businesses

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If you're starting up your business, or you're just now professionalizing your home-based or hobby business, this group is for you.

We Can Do It, Rosie the Riveter

Four Priorities for Women-Owned Businesses Contracting with the U.S. Government

Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 9:03pm
For small, women-owned, and minority-owned companies, consider government contracting as a way to expand your existing business. If you're wanting to break into the market of supplying federal and state needs, here are four items to review during...

Tree, by joiseyshowaa

Deciding Whether to Start a Business

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 7:10pm
For many in the marketplace, the prospect of starting up a business is appealing. Want to work for yourself, call the shots, be the big boss, set your own prices? Here are some questions to ask as you go through the pre-evaluation process. 1)...

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How to Earn Money by Working at Home

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 10:54am
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All of us have hit road blocks on the career front.  Sometimes it’s just a small stumble, soon remedied by a new offer of employment.  But with the economy in its current state, a hiccup can easily turn into a hiatus (whether you...


Make your Passion into a Reality - Crowdfund your Green Project through GreenFunder.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:50pm
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If you have an idea for a green business, and you have a relatively stable plan and a good sense of how to reach your customers or clients, then consider using GreenFunder http://www.greenfunder.com to raise the startup capital for your endeavor...


Choosing a Logo Design to Represent your Business

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 9:03pm
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If you are starting up a new endeavor where you're selling products or services, choose to first focus on the essentials, including your mission/vision/values, business plan, and marketing materials. In this post we're focusing on how...

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KISSinsights - Grab Customer Feedback Immediately

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 8:21pm
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The KISSinsights survey tool for webmasters allows you to query your customers quickly to "Give customers a way to tell you what they need." Beginning webmasters and those who need quick results can use the tool to get feedback on confusing or non-...

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Preparing your Business for Mobile Integration

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 4:14pm
If your business has a plan for mobile device and geo-location, congratulations - you're ahead of the curve. For new businesses and organizations, now it the time to consider how to integrate a mobile version of your website or application...


Why I Don't Answer the Telephone

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 3:08am
I've been tracking my calls for the last three years through our provider, RingCentral, and I'm sorry to say that many of the unscheduled phone calls that I'm receiving come as totally cold leads from people I'm not likely to know...

Burning Money

How to Make Sure Your Business Isn't Losing Money

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 3:05pm
There is a tendency in business to focus harder on bringing in more revenue than reducing waste. The fact is, many businesses (perhaps yours included) make some of the same mistakes that cost them big money every year for no other reason than...

Why, by kenlund

Why Does Your Business Need Social Media?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 2:05am
Why Does Your Business Need Social Media? Unless you've been living under a rock for the past five years (or at least living without internet access) then you probably know that social media networks are a big deal right now. 78% of adults...

Beach, by Gus Lodise

10 Ideas for Connecting in Real Life

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 4:14am
I recommend you seek new ways to get out, meet, and talk with potential customers, allies, and friends. When you offer an opportunity to meet with your connections "in real life", you enhance your virtual interactions and you increase...


Top Twelve Things to Know -- For Green Businesswomen

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 6:56pm
  The beauty of our marketplace today is we can always find a green option. Let's choose the sustainable or eco-friendly option over the mainstream version.  Here are top twelve things that I think all green women in business...


Succeed by Breaking Your Big Goal into Smaller Chunks

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 11:29am
If I told you that you needed to make a million dollars, could you do it? Why or why not? .... while you're working on the ideas of why or why not, here are some brainstorm ideas to get you started on the "how" -- What if I told...


Startup Businesses