Category: Startups

How to add a business to Google maps

        Filed under: How to, SEO, Startups

If you want to get found on Google maps, you need to enter your business in the Google maps directory.  They will send you a postcard to confirm the address.  That postcard has a PIN that you need to enter into the Google maps places for business.  Then, you’ll show up on searches.


How to do the Trademark symbol on WordPress

How to do the Trademark symbol on WordPress

        Filed under: Government, How to, Startups

inQbation™ It could be important to start using your trademark symbol™ as part of your patent and trademark registration.  The easy way, using WordPress and Microsoft Word is to go into your word document, enter the letters TM and then press return.  It immediately turns into a superscript (smaller letters raise a bit higher).  Copy … Continued

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Google Drive – File Sharing & Storage

        Filed under: How to, Startups, Technology

Google is giving users 5GB of free file space with Google Drive; which is compatible for PC, Mac and Android Devices.  Google Drive will be available soon for iPad & iPhone devices. A feature to note is the ability to collaborate with co-workers & friends on the same documents, spreadsheets and presentations.  Shared files will show … Continued

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The Basics of Starting a WordPress Website

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The Basics of Starting a WordPress Website If you decide to have your website hosted on WordPress.com (note: WordPress.com is different from WordPress.org); there are few things you should know before getting started.  Although WordPress is an open source project providing free plugins and themes, there is a price that comes with creating a custom … Continued

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StartUpLift – A Website Feedback Website

StartUpLift – A Website Feedback Website

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Most people in the web business have seen that little [Feedback] button that often sits vertically on the side of a web page.  It’s purpose is to solicit and collect feedback from web visitors on how to improve their site.  Sites like UserVoice, CrowdSource and IdeaScale come to mind. StartUpLift, a Washington DC startup, recently … Continued

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Foursquare Dennis Crowley Internet Millionaire

Foursquare Dennis Crowley Internet Millionaire

        Filed under: Social Media, Startups

In a recent post covering Internet Millionaires, I listed over a dozen dot com entrepreneurs who cashed out – in the millions, sometimes tens of millions and, in a few cases, hundreds of millions – over a period of less than 5 years.  There were no less than 25 hardworking, obsessive-compulsive web 2.0 millionaires who cashed … Continued

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A note to entrepeneurs looking to live the dream

A note to entrepeneurs looking to live the dream

        Filed under: How to, Startups, Words of Wisdom

Why do we become entrepreneurs?  What is the American dream?  For most budding entrepreneurs, we dream of becoming financially independent.  We want to create a business that runs like a well-oiled machine, so we have more time in our lives, so we can live a life by design, not a life by default.  For many … Continued

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Top 10 states to start a business: N.Carolina, Florida, and Virginia named best states in U.S. to start and run a business

Top 10 states to start a business: N.Carolina, Florida, and Virginia named best states in U.S. to start and run a business

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A recent Pollina study named the following most Pro Business in America: North Carolina Florida Virginia South Carolina Wyoming The Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study examines twenty-nine factors relative to states’ efforts to be pro-business, and is the most comprehensive examination of states to date. The study is limited to factors over which … Continued


Tech startup survival guide

Tech startup survival guide

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inQbation, formerly known as Artists Café, was founded on November 17th, 2007 by Blake Newman and Luis Cuellar. We started this business with a mission … to provide world-class web designs that were search engine optimized out of the box, at prices that small-business professionals and other budding entrepreneurs could well afford. We changed our … Continued


eBay buys BillMeLater from Amazon

eBay buys BillMeLater from Amazon

        Filed under: M&A, Startups

Just to show that there are opportunities even in times of recessions and economic downturns, eBay buys BillMeLater from Amazon, First Data Corp, and half a dozen other major investors. The concept of BillMeLater, as the name implies, is that you can purchase and enjoy a product now and then not receive a payment for … Continued


Apply the 80/20 rule to survive a recession

Apply the 80/20 rule to survive a recession

        Filed under: Marketing, Startups

The Pareto Principle, coined by Joseph Juran 40 almost years after Pareto’s observation of the 80-20 rule, applies to almost every facet of our lives. Pareto’s observation was that 20% of society owned 80% of the wealth. Juran used the 80/20 principle to imply that 80% of our quality control problems are caused by 20% … Continued