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Win the Small Business Startup Kit

It’s tough slogging out there, entrepreneurs, isn’t it?! That’s why we’ve created an opportunity for one among you to win a Small Business Startup Kit, designed to get your home business’s world headquarters in gear! And it all happens right here in this blog post. The Small Business Startup Kit was assembled in collaboration with Office [...]

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Steve Roderick of gotoBilling.com Exposes Success Secrets

On Tuesday, we heard from Steve Roderick of www.gotoBilling.com, a one-stop small business resource for paperless marketing, online invoicing, electronic billing, gift cards, and more. Due to smart planning and excellent customer service, gotoBilling.com is thriving in today’s economy and helping other small business owners succeed. Here is the rest of our conversation and Steve’s [...]

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Invention of the Week #14:

This week’s featured invention is “PODillow”, from inventor Anthony Calvert.    Anthony works with our invention commercialization partner, Invention Home, to help him find marketing/licensing opportunities for his invention.  Anthony created, prototyped and produced a unique product to address a major ”pain in the neck”.   PODillow is a patent-pending, trademarked product which offers individuals a more comfortable way to [...]

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Espresso Shot Insight: More granny businesses

Grandmothers have many great qualities. This idea had a “Greatest Generation” ring to it: Capturing their ability to make the most of limited resources. With just that talent in mind, Oxfam recently recruited a team of what it calls Green Grannies to offer advice to the UK public about everything from how to darn socks to [...]

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Is Your Brand Ready For Fame?

In the late 60′s Andy Warhol proclaimed his belief that everyone was destined for at least 15 minutes of fame.  While the definition of “fame” may be up for interpretation, the prediction does hold some truth.  It also begs a question for companies.  Will your brand be ready?  If yes, your 15 minutes could easily [...]

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