You may or may not have heard of Camtasia. It’s basically a very comprehensive software program, one for both the making and editing of online video. It’s a well established software that has been around for quite a few years and is still possibly the premier video editing software in spite of many new contenders. You will probably never need or utilize the full range of its tools unless you happen to be a professional in the field of video. However, there are quite a few licensed spin-offs around for people who just want to use a specific part of its tool set. No doubt you will have seen sales […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you wanted to start a business for the longest time, but keep coming to the same basic realization — you need money and have none to spare? You give up on starting and growing a business, and instead keep doing the things you’ve been doing, staying in the same ruts you’ve been stuck in forever. If this describes you, I need you to hear something. Starting and growing a business — in the early phases — doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t have to cost you much money at all. It will take time and determination, but those are two things you should have plenty of. Here are three very simple […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Shopify is a service that provides everything you need to set up an online store on your own domain. They do not have a marketplace where you can browse all stores and products. Shopify allows you to create your own website and brand with a unique look rather than being grouped onto a page with a number of other products. The websites built on Shopify are designed with a number of features to help your site rank well in Google and other search engines. For more information on how to generate traffic and improve sales on your website, we have a number of helpful blog articles. You can either sell inventory you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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That old saying about the road to hell being paved with good intentions should be the epitaph for the Minority Venture Partnership, an unsuccessful program run by the defunct Philadelphia Commercial Development Corp. that failed miserably to deliver on its promise to create jobs. MVP was created in 1993 using $1.5 million in state money and $500,000 from PNC Bank. Gov. Robert Casey and Mayor Ed Rendell said another $8 million would be raised for the fund within a year, but that never happened. It took 10 years before the agency eventually made $1.25 million in loans, but it was repaid only $225,000. That dashed hopes of using repaid debts […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Finance makes for great cinema; here are 10 of the best offerings by Hollywood on the subject. 10. Wall Street: The Money Never Sleeps. We begin our list with an (arguably unnecessary) follow up to the classic; this movie makes the list only as an addendum to the chronicles of Gordon Gekko, and a surprise cameo from another Wall Street alumni. 9. Barbarians at the Gates. A largely forgotten 1993 TV movie centered on the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco. While the movie does take some creative liberties in portraying this real-life event, audiences will be shocked and amused at the incompetence and greed of Nabisco’s CEO, F. Ross […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Source: Finding grants specifically targeted to African-American women can be challenging. A better way to begin searching for start-up funds is to look for funds targeted to minorities and women. When searching for funds, read through the grant eligibility section to ensure the business meets grant requirements. African-American women can also look at industry-specific grants. Huggies Mom-inspired Grant Program Huggies’ grant program offers $15,000 in seed money and business resources, as of 2011, to help women develop original product ideas and start businesses that help improve the lives of parents. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and live in the U.S. Products should focus on prenatal care through […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is a very short list, as there are thousands of products and tools out there for startups, but here are some I’ve found to be useful. 1. Startup Stash A curated directory of resources and tools to help you build your startup. This is a good starting point. 2. Square Space Logo Use this for basic logos done instantly. It’s helpful during hackathons or Startup Weekends. I created my mom’s startup logo here. Yes, I’m helping my mom build a startup. More to come on that front very soon. 3. Shake Here you can find free legal agreements. You can create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds. It’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My Facebook group of business owners from around the world share their favorites.One of the recent questions was, “Name one book that has had the greatest impact on your life.” This list contains 50 different books from 50 different entrepreneurs in the group from around the world: 1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill — recommended by Sandile B. Magwaza 2. Start by Jon Acuff — recommended by Kimberly Edwards LaComba 3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries — recommended by Matt Barber 4. Zero to One by Peter Thiel — recommended by Franklin McCullough 5. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki — recommended by Mannan Gupta 6. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.