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For this week’s  Entrepreneur Spotlight we are pleased to feature previous guest blogger Marion Freijsen (you can read Marion’s guest blogging piece here). Marion is not only the founder of EFactor, the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs, she is also a passionate supporter of aspiring female entrepreneurs (including myself- thank you Marion!).  Ready for the big leagues? Read on for Marion’s take on founding an online social network…     Name? Marion Freijsen Name of your company? EFactor What does your company do/ produce? EFactor [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Jun - 15 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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Our Spotlight today is focused on Linday Saewitz, founder of Chicago-based CitySwarm, a company that provides discounts for group social events. Read on for Lindsay’s story on how she turned her online sales and marketing experience into selling and marketing her own business. Name Lindsay  Saewitz Company Name CitySwarm What does your company do/ produce? CitySwarm provides no-hassle group social experiences for young Chicagoans. By leveraging the power of the group, we provide great discounts and exclusive events to our [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On May - 23 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Today we’re profiling PayPerks’ founder Arlyn Davich, our first social enterprise* founder. Read  how on for Arlyn’s take on how to start a business that also achieves a social mission. *a business that combines for-profit business strategies with social impact   Name: Arlyn Davich Name of your product/ company: PayPerks What does your company do/ produce? PayPerks produces educational rewards platforms (payroll cards) for people who are unbanked (have no bank account). Describe your background/ experience before starting your company. [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On May - 2 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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 Name: Monisha Kapila Name of your product/ company: ProInspire What does your company do/ produce? ProInspire is a nonprofit that is building the next generation of leaders for the nonprofit sector by recruiting and training business professionals to work for nonprofits. Describe your background/ experience before starting your company. Prior to launching ProInspire, I spent 10 years in the business and nonprofit sectors.  Most recently I managed the launch of financial products targeting unbanked customers for Capital One.  Prior [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Apr - 18 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST
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Today’s Entrepreneur Spotlight is on Victoria Tsai, founder of TATCHA, an Asian beauty products company featured in magazines like Vogue, O Magazine, and Elle, just to name a few. Read on for Victoria’s take on what it means to be a new mom as well as a new entrepreneur… Name: Victoria Tsai Name of your product/ company: TATCHA What does your company do/ produce? I search Asia for time tested beauty secrets and life inspiration.  TATCHA is my way of [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Apr - 4 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Entrepreneur Spotlig

For this week's  Entrepreneur Spotlight we are pleased to feature previous guest ...

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Rejecting the Glass

Our guest post today is from  Marion Freijsen, COO of ...

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Five Things Ben & Je

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A Better Harvest

This year I decided to try my hand at growing ...

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Super Helpful Web Re

Well into month 4 of my entrepreneurial journey, I’m learning ...