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Year Up Helps Give Urban Youth The Training And Connections They Need To Land Hot Tech Jobs | TechCrunch

Year Up Helps Give Urban Youth The Training And Connections They Need To Land Hot Tech Jobs | TechCrunch | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

Here in the tech industry, it seems that people are always talking about "how hard it is to hire." That's something that can sound a little odd, given that..

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Top 10 real estate trends for 2014

Top 10 real estate trends for 2014 | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

The housing recovery will continue in 2014, millennials are shaping real estate, and smaller cities are seeing bigger home prices (Top 10 real estate trends for 2014: Experts from the Urban Land Institute unveiled their view of how the rest ...

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:48 PM

We will see how accurate these predicited trends for real estate in 2014 are. I am not sure I agree with them.

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Merchant Cash Advance | Financing with a Business Loan Alternative

Merchant Cash Advance | Financing with a Business Loan Alternative | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

Business Financing with a Merchant Cash AdvanceUsing a Merchant Cash Advance as an Alternative to a Business Loan or Line of Credit

Merchant cash advances are lump sum cash infusions provided to a business that accepts debit and credit cards as a form of payment from their customers. Merchant cash advances can help solve cash flow challenges, cover unexpected expenses or provide working capital for a business to grow and even expand. 


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A crowdfunding site for women has launched, whether we need it or not - PandoDaily (blog)

A crowdfunding site for women has launched, whether we need it or not - PandoDaily (blog) | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

WSJ. Via PandoDaily : The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a crowdfunding platform just for women has launched.


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Therese Torris's curator insight, October 26, 2013 5:55 AM
Not the first of its kind
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SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation, Allowing Startups To Advertise That They’re Fundraising | TechCrunch

SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation, Allowing Startups To Advertise That They’re Fundraising | TechCrunch | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
The SEC has just voted 4 to 1 in favor of implementing section 201(a) of the JOBS Act, which lifts the ban on general solicitation and permits startups, venture capitalists, and hedge funds to openly advertise that they’re raising money in private offerings. While it may pose added risk of investors being misled, it should make it significantly easier for companies to raise capital to start or continue financing a business.

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How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.

In her book Cash From the Crowd, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a crowdfunding campaign. In this edited excerpt, the author offers details on the three groups you should approach when marketing your crowdfunding requests.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:06 PM

Common sense advice from a Crowdfunding 'Pro'.

Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, November 2, 2013 2:57 AM

Wow !

Great !

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5 Steps to Take Your Product From Concept to Reality

5 Steps to Take Your Product From Concept to Reality | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

Practical tips for turning a product idea into a consumer must-have.

Jules Pieri started The Grommet, a product-launch platform, after realizing that contemporary entrepreneurs have ready access to manufacturing technology such as 3-D printing but no easy way to get their products into consumers' hands.

Since 2008 The Grommet has brought 1,500 companies and 6,000 products to market through its online store, which produces video reviews and social media campaigns that emphasize the people behind the products. Says Pieri: "Our first cut isn't: Will this product sell well? It's: Do people want to know this story?"

Pieri, who serves as CEO, walked us through the steps for taking a product from concept to reality.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 17, 2013 5:10 PM

The funding method of choice in this article is Crowdfunding. Good choice. Here is an intro: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/crowdfunding.html

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You can rent a 3D printing machines for $15 an hour now? cool
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Three reasons start-ups fail and how to make the most of mistakes - StartupSmart

Three reasons start-ups fail and how to make the most of mistakes - StartupSmart | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
Three reasons start-ups fail and how to make the most of mistakes StartupSmart Most start-ups fail not because the idea is wrong, but because entrepreneurs give up rather than make the necessary corrections to their execution, articulation or...
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Art Basel Miami Show Explores Racial 'Complex' of Growing Up Dominican in NYC

Art Basel Miami Show Explores Racial 'Complex' of Growing Up Dominican in NYC | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
In Complejo, Tony Peralta chronicles the racial struggles of growing up a first-generation Dominican in New York City. ...

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Atlanta Small Businesses Owners See Rosy Future - atlantadailyworld

Atlanta Small Businesses Owners See Rosy Future - atlantadailyworld | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
Atlanta Small Businesses Owners See Rosy FutureatlantadailyworldA majority of Atlanta's small business owners anticipate that their revenue will increase next year according to a recent bank study -- and many African-American small business owners...

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Are Black Entrepreneurs Key to Solving Black Unemployment? - Atlanta Black Star

Are Black Entrepreneurs Key to Solving Black Unemployment? - Atlanta Black Star | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
Are Black Entrepreneurs Key to Solving Black Unemployment?Atlanta Black StarOn Nov. 30, President Obama issued a proclamation to mark the 30th anniversary of Minority Enterprise Development Week.

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Using Google Places to Get More Customers #business

Using Google Places to Get More Customers #business | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

Google Places is one of my favourite tools in the Google portfolio. It’s powerful for local searches which is good for us business bloggers.


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Level343's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:43 PM

Signing Up For Google Places

 

You may already have a Google Places listing and not even know it! If anyone has reviewed your business online, you’ll be there. The only trouble is that you don’t have control of your Google Places listing until you claim it.

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How to Increase Traffic to Your Website from Facebook

How to Increase Traffic to Your Website from Facebook | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
Whether a personal brand or a large business, you surely know that Facebook marketing isn’t the be-all, end-all of your marketing. Sure, promoting your brand with Facebook is a great way to accomplish big steps in business.

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Urban Africa Poised to Become Engine of Global Growth | ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS

Urban Africa Poised to Become Engine of Global Growth | ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

(PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Economic growth across the African continent is set to surpass that of any other region of the world including Asia and Latin (Fresh on: Urban Africa Poised to Become Engine of Global Growth

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Financing Options for Small Businesses Facing Foreclosure

Financing Options for Small Businesses Facing Foreclosure | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
This week the Wall Street Journal noted that small companies with commercial mortgages could be facing balloon mortgages this year.  Without working capital, small businesses could be foreclosed up...

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DBSquared's curator insight, May 7, 2013 10:53 AM

The WSJ article titled, “Warning: Property Foreclosures Ahead” predicts that more commercial property loans will come due in 2013 than in any prior year.  The first wave of extensions is due, or coming due, and thanks to the slow, largely jobless recovery, many business owners are not yet in a position to make the large balloon payments that will be coming due. 

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Salon Marketing: Improve Retail Sales by Helping Clients Love Professional Products

Salon Marketing: Improve Retail Sales by Helping Clients Love Professional Products | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

Identify and overcome common challenges of selling retail products in the salon or spa to improve salon retail sales.

 

Beauty pros in the salon and spa deal with clients every day who – for one reason or another – won’t take their prescriptive advice when it comes to home care products for their hair and skin. These salon marketing ideas can help you overcome objections and better educate clients so they can make better choices for themselves and buy more retail products from your salon or spa. 


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Wishbone Lets Kids Apply To Have Their Educations Crowdfunded - TechCrunch

Wishbone Lets Kids Apply To Have Their Educations Crowdfunded - TechCrunch | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

TechCrunch : Eighty kids got to attend academic summer camps and after-school programs this year thanks to Wishbone, and today its education crowdfunding platform starts allowing needy...


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Therese Torris's curator insight, October 26, 2013 6:00 AM
Abut scary, too : "Wishbone lets donors browse profiles of kids and the programs they want to attend. People can choose to fund a specific child, or let Wishbone allocate the funds. Later, donors receive information about the progress of the kids they sponsor"
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6 green crowdfunding platforms - Green Entrepreneurship

6 green crowdfunding platforms - Green Entrepreneurship | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it

Green crowdfunding is a niche that is becoming more popular. Popping up around 2005, online crowdfunding is used by people or organisations to collect funds from individuals for their business ideas and initiatives. Well-known examples of online crowdfunding platforms are IndieGoGo (2008) and Kickstarter (2009). In 2012, there were over 450 crowdfunding platforms which makes focusing on niches important to differentiate. Below are 6 green crowdfunding platforms to keep an eye on.

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List your Crowdfunding Campaign here for FREE, for extra exposure:

http://www.business-funding-insider.com/crowdfunding-campaign.html


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:41 PM

Glad to see 'green' crowdfuning platforms! Great list.

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SEC votes to "unleash wisdom of crowds," approves crowdfunding rule

SEC votes to "unleash wisdom of crowds," approves crowdfunding rule | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
The SEC finally presented, and unanimously approved, a long-awaited plan to let companies raise money on the internet from small investors. The plan is now open for public comments before a final version goes into effect.

Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to go forward with a proposal that will let small businesses raise money on the internet from mom-and-pop investors without having to go through cumbersome SEC procedures to register securities.

In an open meeting webcast on Wednesday morning, the five Commissioners each described the proposal (embedded below) and then voted to approve it, which will launch a public comment period that will lead to the final rule going into effect.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:04 PM

Great to see Crowdfunding getting accepted and move forward.

FUNDFUSE®'s curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:20 AM

A 'no brainer' decision really ...  it's over to the crowd now

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How Bootstrappers Can Compete Against Funded Startups And Get Customers

How Bootstrappers Can Compete Against Funded Startups And Get Customers | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
Being bootstrapped does give you advantages over funded startups. Read on and see how we compete with companies with millions of dollars of venture capital funding.
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What These Successful Latinos and a Latina Entrepreneur Have in Common | Michele Ruiz

What These Successful Latinos and a Latina Entrepreneur Have in Common | Michele Ruiz | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
What These Successful Latinos and a Latina Entrepreneur Have in Common (What These 3 Successful #Entrepreneurs Have in Common http://ow.ly/6CQg6 [#blogs / #vlogs] #success #business #latinos...

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Maggie Anderson, Author of Our Black Year - Color Magazine

Maggie Anderson, Author of Our Black Year - Color Magazine | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
Maggie Anderson, Author of Our Black YearColor MagazineAlong her journey, which she called The Empowerment Experiment, Anderson encountered a community that refused to support its own, an economy that had Black businesses wholly disenfranchised,...

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Nigeria: World’s Richest Black Woman

Nigeria: World’s Richest Black Woman | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
Folorunsho Alakija is a 61 year who is worth about $3.3 billion and is the current richest black woman. She is $500 million richer than Oprah Winfrey who is the former richest black woman. Oprah’s ...

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Think you're a social media expert? 10 reasons why you're wrong

Think you're a social media expert? 10 reasons why you're wrong | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
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Think you're a social media expert? 10 reasons why you're wrong
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Being into digital marketing isn't just great. It's awesome. It's an ever evolving industry and nothing ever stays the same (especially with social media).

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Level343's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:37 PM

Are you a social media guru?


If you are into social media and you are calling yourself a “guru”, do you really understand what you are doing and can you really deliver results? You are not a social media “guru” if you have the ability to create a Facebook business page, Twitter account, and have a couple of social media apps on your smartphone.

Deborah Spector's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:53 PM

The questions in this post provide really good guidelines to filter people who claim to be social media gurus -  and are not!

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Brand Building and Content Strategy with Shelly Kramer [video]

Brand Building and Content Strategy with Shelly Kramer [video] | UrbanMogul | Scoop.it
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Recently in a hangout with Shelly Kramer I was invited to listen in as she was interviewed by Gabriella Sannino, and Doc Sheldon from Level Headed Marketing, to discuss SEO and integrated marketing.

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Level343's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:41 AM

Always a pleasure having Shelly Kramer share her years of wisdom. Sit back and listen to great, valuable, actionable tips!