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The Legal Sector Continues to Ripen for Disruption

By | Nov 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Want to pay less for a lawyer? There are startups for that.  Want your lawyer to be more productive? There are startups for that. Want to NOT use a lawyer at all?  Yes, there are even startups for that. Make no mistake, lawyers serve…

Ecommerce

Window Shopping Goes Digital with Reppio

By | Nov 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

Imagine a situation where you have to find a really cute, one-of-a-kind outfit for a fundraising event that’s, say, happening tonight. Much like everyone else, though, you don’t really have the time to go through your city’s local boutique stores to find that perfect…

Business

Cincinnati

Got Tickets? Tixers.com is Creating a New Market for Unused Tickets

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Ever have a ticket to an event that you found out you would not be able to attend? Whether it’s a sports game or concert, you basically have two options – give your ticket away or try to sell it. Either way you stand to…

Ecommerce

Atlanta

Grapeword: Changing the Daily Deals Market, Grassroots Style

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

Paul Nichols, founder of Grapeword, truly believes that his customer acquisition and retention company is the next big trend in daily deal models. According to him, merchants are used and abused in the daily deals industry, and consumers find themselves fed up with email…

Ecommerce

F This: 6 Reasons Why Recoup is Going to Disrupt Social Commerce

By | Oct 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

Do you know what f-commerce is? It’s okay if you don’t – most people aren’t acquainted with it. You have (certainly) heard of e-commerce (um hello, Amazon?). Well, guess what? Get over it because f-commerce is the next big thing…if done correctly. Recoup – a DC-based…

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Las Vegas

MicroBiz Fully Integrates Your Retail Business With Magento

By | Sep 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

If you have ever shopped online with Nike, Olympus, or The North Face, you have come into contact with Magento during your checkout. In addition to big-name brands, smaller retailers also use Magento, but run into issues because it operates independently from their point of sale system….

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Brad Howard of Trend Nation LLC: Diversify Your Product Offering

By | Aug 8, 2013 at 9:00 am

I’m not trendy; I still wear the same Gap jeans I got for my 14th birthday. I mean, they still fit well and look decent enough, but I know – one day – the inevitable will happen and I’ll find myself with a gigantic…

Ecommerce

DC

Outfox Competitors by Starting Small: Lessons from Savvy Wares

By | Jul 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

A startup can compete against a larger website by gaining a foothold in a tiny sub-sector of a market and then branching out to offer similar services, according to two web strategists. Web giants such as eBay, Amazon or Craigslist offer a broad range…

Ecommerce

Koupon Media and the Rapid Growth of Digital Coupons

By | Jul 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

I’m not big on coupons, but occasionally I want and try to save a few bucks on my purchases. The issue I encounter – which I’m sure others have, as well – is that some retailers still rely on paper coupons, which I have…

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How Keeping Focused Has Helped BizHive

By | Jul 19, 2013 at 9:00 am

One’s ability to focus is often tied to his or her capacity for greatness. Or something like that. I don’t know – that’s a thing, right? I have a difficult time focusing on anything other than eating food, which is probably indicative of my…

Ecommerce

Drinkboard: A Series of Fortunate Events

By | Jul 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

Drink a highball at nightfall. Be good fellows while you may. – “Drink a Highball” The classic love story: guy meets dude, dude falls in love with guy, and then guy/dude-duo make an awesome baby. Well, all right, it was more like: guy meets dude,…

Ecommerce

A Foray Into the Realm of Feathercoin

By | Jun 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

If you think you missed out on the crypto currency craze, think again; the race is set to be a long one. The media loves to typecast Bitcoin as a fad that will pass in due time, but the only place digital currency seems to…

Ecommerce

Los Angeles

Dollar Shave Club Introduces One Wipe Charlies, “Butt Wipes for Men”

By | Jun 4, 2013 at 11:32 am

Remember Dollar Shave Club?  The creators of the unanimous startup viral video of the year.  The Science Inc. backed delivery service has just announced their latest product, One Wipe Charlies, butt wipes for men. According to the Dollar Shave Club’s recent blog post, more than…

Ecommerce

Seattle

Long Live Bitcoin: CoinLab Surges Ahead While Suing Mt. Gox

By | May 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Peter Vessenes was building his first technology company at an age when most of us were trying to figure out how to talk to members of the opposite sex. At thirteen years old, his first venture was a success, and he moved on to…

Ecommerce

NYC

Create a Personalized Digital Shopping Magazine with Pickie

By | May 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

Online shopping has grown dramatically, year over year. And with that growth, new product discovery content has blossomed on the web and on mobile platforms. Pickie is one of the newer, more personalized mobile shopping options. An iOS application, Pickie is a mobile shopping…

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MoonClerk Lets Non-Developers Accept Payments through Stripe

By | May 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Stripe, a Y Combinator graduate, has become one of the most popular ways for startups to accept payments online. Sites like Reddit, Foursquare, Heroku, and Hipmunk are all up and running with Stripe. But Stripe is a developer product: you have to integrate it…

Ecommerce

Austin

Reach New, Local Customers with Real-Time Offers on UMeTime

By | May 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

With the emergence of services like Google Offers and Groupon, businesses big, small, and in between are utilizing digital coupons and offers to increase their sales. Tim Rothwell and Brett Berman, cofounders of UMeTime, observed an overlooked gap in this industry trend. How can business…