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March 2009 Blog Posts (3)

A business built around community

Threadless was started in 2000 by Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart with $1000 earned from an Internet t-shirt design contest. The company has grown without any formal advertising, sales force or national retail distribution channels. T-shirt designs are submitted online by members of the Threadless community. The public votes on the designs and a few of them are selected for printing with the creators of the winning designs getting paid cash and store credit. The t-shirts are only sold… Continue

Added by Todor Krecu on March 19, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Smart social networking has become essential for most IT execs

Social networks like Facebook (150 million users), Twitter (4.4 million users) and LinkedIn (34 million users) are some of the fastest growing sites on the Internet and they're not being used for aimless chitchat or sharing the latest gossip.

We're talking busy IT professionals using social networks for serious IT business – everything from customer service to marketing a product to marketing themselves to keeping up with industry news to getting fast answers to a technical… Continue

Added by Todor Krecu on March 11, 2009 at 7:24am — No Comments

Small and Local Businesses CAN have an Affordable Internet Presence

"In Mid November of 2008 Beyond Commerce launched LocalAdLink, an online advertising service that enables local businesses to reach local customers. The customer facing Web site is a local search directory. When a customer visits, our proprietary geo-targeting technology identifies their location and serves up local businesses in their zipcode. The… Continue

Added by BizNetMarketing on March 3, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments



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