Tag Archives: Advice

Finding hidden gems for your travel plans

New travel site TripGems helps travelers find things to do (tips and deals) on their next destination and let them share hidden gems with their friends and the world. With the plentiful number of sites that you to get to a destination: flight search engines, hotel booking sites, There is no authority yet on the ‘Things to do’ market, let alone one that involves advice from your friends. This is the place where TripGems wants to be.

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“We want to unlock the ‘travel wisdom’ every traveler has in their head or in documents full of travel tips sitting on someone’s hard drive, bringing these hidden gems online is a firs step” says co-founder Maarten Munster. “The second step is letting local businesses that are ‘gemmed’ promote themselves and give them full autonomy over their deals, instead of being squeezed (what happens at different deal websites).”

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My survival through entrepreneurship with difficult clients

One thing that school did not prepare me for was a difficult client. It never occurred to me on “what if they don’t agree with you?” concept since client work in school was always fictional so in the end they were very easy to work with. One of my first few clients was two young females that wanted to start their own company in the beauty industry. Being a female myself that loves beauty products I instantly jumped onboard. And was a perfect opportunity for me, since I was able to relate to the company.

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As I anxiously waited for the launch of the product – I started to realize that things weren’t going as smoothly as planned. Although we had a contract on the exact work I was to do with a marketing plan I had designed for them, they had a different agenda. Since I understood that they were a young, dynamic duo with a very tight budget I had decided that I would cut them some slack in the costs since I had related to their product so much.

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My Survival Through Entrepreneurship with Money

Leaving my full-time job that had a nice benefit package in order to start up my own entrepreneurship was a nerve-wrecking decision. Your family and friends give you that look like “are you sure you’re doing the right thing?” but are congratulating you on taking the leap. You try to confidently talk to everyone about your plans while at the same time trying to convince yourself that you made the right move.

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I had worked for a home building company as their online community marketer/designer/coordinator/everything for a year before I realized that it wasn’t what I wanted. There wasn’t enough challenge or motivation for me to continue my work there. The company was also going through a large company change and I was not ready to be part of it so my manager and I decided that it was best for me to leave. I was a wide-eyed girl ready to concur the marketing world. I had a few freelance clients and was busy for a bit working on projects. I was motivated and determined with meeting after meeting. But what happens when it all ends?

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Evisors

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If you’re starting new business idea there are undoubtedly going to be obstacles, confusion and down-right moments of no clue what to do. While there are online services that connect buyers to sellers of goods, there are very few reliable platforms that help those seeking advice obtain expertise and confidence from leading industry experts. Sprouter has and continues to be the business startup and expert connection engine that we look to, read and filter through constantly. But with the recent launch of Evisors Startups Entrepreneurship Network there is a new player that:

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Fashonify

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Often when shopping or trying on clothes we ask ourselves “does this look good on me?” And, if we’re so lucky to have a fashionista as a friend we can get their opinions before going out on the street in a polk-a-dot shirt and tie-died pair of pants with pink Crocs. But what do our style-expert friends get out of helping out with fashion advice other then a smile and a thank you? Fashonify.com is giving them a chance to earn money for providing fashion feedback to those looking for advice.

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SnapTag

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Free at the Applie iTunes Store, SnapTag is an app that lets you ask your friends to rate a deal before you make the purchase. Take a photo of the deal, add a description and the price – then SnapTag uses your social networks and the SnapTag network to ask others to rate the deal before you lose any coin. “It’s fun, easy to use, and could save you a bundle. SnapTag is the social way to shop smart.”

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The Startup Daily

The Startup Daily is a subscription based provider of advice, ideas, and insights from the great books for entrepreneurs. By providing your email address, The Startup Daily will send daily short emails with the insights from books that every entrepreneur should read, but probably doesn’t have the time to read.

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INeedTruth

INeedTruth.com is a site that allows users to gather opinions globally, which ‘enables people to understand themselves better’. There have been numerous sites that allow for voting on portfolios, designs, style, hotness, etc. because today we are faced with problems of not having enough non-biased and sincere opinions.

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