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7 Reasons You Need a Mentor

Posted  January 26, 2013  by  Mecca Bey

And as your venture grows, odds are good that you’ll need help with different things in broad categories like strategy, finance, people and product. Do you know everything you need to turn your idea into a billion dollar company? If you’re being honest, you’ll admit the answer’s no. The great news is that if you’re [...]

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Work At Home

Secret to Increased Productivity: Don’t Come to the Office

Posted  January 23, 2013  by  Mecca Bey

If your employees don’t work from home, you’re missing out on tons of benefits. Guidelines to make a work-from-home program work. I recently had a conversation with some fellow small business owners and was surprised to learn that many of them don’t allow employees to telecommute. After years of telecommuting myself and allowing my employees [...]

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Entrepreneurship

An Easier Way to Work With Government (Yes, Really)

Posted  January 23, 2013  by  Mecca Bey

The SBA, in conjunction with the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows, launched a new marketplace for small business. The SBA, in conjunction with the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows, is bringing small tech businesses and government contracts closer together. The duo launched a beta version of the RFP-EZ platform yesterday, a system that aims to untangle the usually complex government contracting [...]

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Entrepreneurship

8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea

Posted  January 23, 2013  by  Mecca Bey

The start of the year is a great time to gear up to start a business. But, of course, you first need to figure out a winning concept. “You have to come up with a lot of ideas to be successful,” says Stephen Key, cofounder of the website inventright.com based in Glenbrook, Nev., and author of One Simple Idea [...]

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Work At Home

This Week’s Work At Home Jobs

Posted  December 31, 2012  by  Mecca Bey

    Home Based Sales Representative – Healthcare Practice Group Location: Home Based (Work-from-Home) Job Code: 26 Description Home-Based Sales Representative – Healthcare Practice Group Description Are you an experienced pharmaceutical rep? Are you frustrated with recent changes in the industry? Then we’ve got the job for you. We’re looking for someone just like you [...]

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Entrepreneurship

How Rent The Runway’s CEO Built an Empire in Two Years

Posted  November 28, 2012  by  Mecca Bey

Rent The Runway is one of the most successful e-commerce sites today and is constantly innovating and adding new features. The concept is simple: women can rent a dress from high-end designers like Diane Von Furstenberg or Nicole Miller for special events like a wedding. After the event, they simply return the gown. This means spending between $50 [...]

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Social Media Marketing

Site enables consumers to talk back to commercials

Posted  November 21, 2012  by  Mecca Bey

During the run up to the US presidential election, we saw the Super PAC app offer a way for voters to broadcast their opinions about the political party campaigns being aired on television. Now that presidential voting is over for the next four years, AdYapper aims to step up and provide a similar service for any commercial. The site [...]

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Start-Ups

A new platform for crowdfunding tech innovation

Posted  November 21, 2012  by  Mecca Bey

FundaGeek is a platform enabling those proposing technical innovation and research projects to get the backing they need to make them happen. There’s already a crowdfunding site for jocks – Canada’s Pursuit, where users can back the careers of future sports stars – so it’s only right that there’s one for geeks too. FundaGeek is a platform enabling [...]

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Start-Ups

‘Indie capitalist’ platform encourages funding for any project

Posted  November 21, 2012  by  Mecca Bey

When You Wish is a crowdfunding site that hopes to help anyone subsidize anything they like.   Since Kickstarter we have seen a number of startups look to offer the same service for different kinds of ventures, from funding future sports stars to the healthcare costs of the needy. Instead of finding its own niche,When You Wish is a [...]

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Stuff I Like

4 Problem-Solving Analytics Tools

Posted  November 21, 2012  by  Mecca Bey

Buried deep in your data are all kinds of clues you need to strengthen your business. Here’s how to uncover them. When a business runs into trouble, sometimes all it takes to solve the problem is pulling one lever. The issue, of course, is finding exactly which lever to pull. More and more companies are [...]

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7 Reasons You Need a Mentor

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Secret to Increased Productivity: Don’t Come to the Office

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An Easier Way to Work With Government (Yes, Really)

The SBA, in conjunction with the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows, launched a new marketplace for small business. The SBA, in conjunction with the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows, is bringin...
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8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea

The start of the year is a great time to gear up to start a business. But, of course, you first need to figure out a winning concept. “You have to come up with a lot of ideas to be successful,” says Stephen Key, co...
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This Week’s Work At Home Jobs

    Home Based Sales Representative – Healthcare Practice Group Location: Home Based (Work-from-Home) Job Code: 26 Description Home-Based Sales Representative – Healthcare Practice Group Description Are yo...
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