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50 Kick-Ass Websites You Need to Know About It's time to update the entries in your browser's links toolbar. But with recent estimates putting the size of the internet at well more than 100 million distinct websites, it's getting harder and harder to get a handle on all the great stuff that's out there. That's why we've compiled this list. And unlike some lists you may have seen, which try to name the very "best" websites, but end up just telling you a lot of stuff you already know, we've chosen instead to highlight 50 of our favorite sites that fly under most people's radar. Think of it as the Maximum PC blog roll (remember those?). These sites represent great alternatives to popular web destinations like YouTube and Hulu, and include useful references, powerful web apps, and the unknown blogs you must absolutely bookmark. You might have heard of some of these sites, but we'll bet you haven't heard of all them. See What Can Be Done with 4 Kilobytes Clutter-Free Social Networking You can admit it.

Inc. Cono Sur | The Magazine for Growing Companies Hasta el 29 de abril podrán inscribirse Endeavor convoca Competencia de mejores Start-ups de tecnología de Iberoamérica en la Red Innova Open Talent 2011 Más información Email Marketing Blog for Small Business Customize a responsive email template to match your brand. Here’s how to do it in just two minutes!… DesignCalls to Action: 50 that Sell and 10 that Repel → September 30th | by Lisa Furgison Make Money Being a Geek. Geek Tips, Geek Culture, Creativity and GTD from Geekpreneur. El Cronista Comercial - “Cada día me vuelve a sorprender qué cosas funcionan” Para fines de 2009, Marcelo Macedo sabía que no quería seguir trabajando para Morgan Stanley. Por tercera vez, el banco de inversión, su empleador desde hacía varios años, le había frenado un proyecto para llevar el negocio de banca privada en Brasil a la Web. Por eso, como él mismo admite, el llamado de su amigo, el entrepreneur Paulo Humberg, lo encontró "en el momento justo": Humberg lo invitó a participar de un emprendimiento para llevar el concepto de las cuponeras a Brasil. "El formato de Groupon era la sensación del momento", comenta Macedo en referencia a la ola de emprendimientos basados en el modelo de e-commerce grupal. ¿Qué proyecciones movían cuando arrancaron el negocio? ¿Cuál fue el desafío del primer año? ¿Por qué? ¿Cuánto invirtió Globo? Por la cantidad de oferta que hay en el mercado, ¿las cuponeras van hacia un proceso de consolidación? ¿No les preocupan competidores como Groupon, valuada en más de u$s 15.000 millones, o los rumoreados planes de Google? ¿Por qué?

netweek 8 kid entrepreneurs to watch - Lizzie Marie Likness (4) Company: Lizzie Marie Cuisine Age: 11 Website: An aspiring chef since age 2, Lizzie Marie Likness is well on her way to becoming the next generation's Rachael Ray. At age 6, Lizzie Marie Likness yearned to take horseback riding lessons. When her parents asked where she would get the money, she replied,''I'll sell healthy homemade baked goods at the local farmer's market.'' ''Lizzie Marie Cuisine is unique because I teach kids how to have fun cooking healthy meals and how to live healthy,'' said Likness. A few short years later, word about her original recipes and ability to empower young people had spread beyond her local community. She also was asked to become a spokesperson for the American Heart Association's ''Go Red For Women,'' campaign, and the Atlanta Falcons's ''First Down For Fitness Program.'' Today, Likness is the star of the WebMD Fit Channel's series, ''Healthy Cooking with Lizzie.'' NEXT: Farrhad Acidwalla

Startup Advice: How Entrepeneurs Gain Credibility While talking with young founders in Europe and the US over the last couple months, I have been asked the same question repeatedly -- how can an entrepreneur just starting out gain the necessary credibility to attract capital? It is an important question because, at its heart, a startup investment is an investment in the entrepreneur. And the earlier stage the investment, the more so this is true. We all know the allure of the elusive "serial entrepreneur" -- the rare breed who has done it before (successfully) and will not fall victim to the same business pitfalls (he'll have to discover new ones). I have backed serial entrepreneurs before and will continue to back them. So how does an entrepreneur with little or no track record gain credibility? When it comes to borrowed credibility, there is perhaps no more important act than the initial introduction you are given to an investor. The other way first time entrepreneurs gain credibility is to earn it.

Marketing Week 10 Key SEO Strategies Every Facebook Page Owner Should Know Facebook Pages are increasingly becoming a “second home page” for businesses online. And while more and more Page owners are learning how to become expert Facebook marketers, Facebook has recently created many new opportunities for Pages to get more traffic through the tried and true methods of – you guessed it – search engine optimization (SEO). While Facebook’s “viral channels” – the News Feed, invitations, and messages – play a central role in the spread of content through Facebook, employing important SEO tactics within your Facebook Page can help your Page reach more and more Facebook fans. While viral distribution can help you reach people your fans are directly connected to, search engine optimization exposes your Facebook Page to Facebook’s entire userbase. In fact, Facebook itself has taken major steps to improve its own SEO during recent weeks and months, creating opportunities for Page owners to benefit directly while creating value for Facebook at the same time. 1. 2. 3. 4.

eMed The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in collaboration with Health Data Consortium will host the Energizing Health Collaboration Series, a series of events across five major U.S. cities — Boston, Pittsburgh, Houston, and Kansas City — to connect healthcare innovators. At each event, a group of selected entrepreneurs will have a chance to meet and discuss collaboration and development opportunities with key stakeholders within healthcare. Learn more and register to attend.

Seth's Blog How to Really Start Your Own Business Published Apr. 24, 2013 A workbook from The Company Corporation and SCORE that helps detail all the steps necessary to successfully start your own small business. With help from The Company Corporation and SCORE you are on your way to small business success. In this workbook you’ll find topics ranging from testing your business idea to creating a plan, structuring your company, and building a successful team. Use the tips and tactics from the reading to increase your knowledge of cash control, financial management, funding a business, building business credit, and many other vital topics for new entrepreneurs. Small businesses are the backbone of our country’s economic growth. Click here to download this workbook to go through all the necessary steps to REALLY start your small business. About the Author Through their SCORE sponsorship, The Company Corporation brings entrepreneurs two, free how-to workbooks, How To Really Structure Your Business and How to Really Start Your Own Business.

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