Local brick and mortar businesses can find an affordable alternative to Groupon and Living Social in self-serve daily deals. Firms providing this service include North Social, Public Deals, Pageable, and Buckaroo. Groupon itself is offering a self-serve deal named Groupon Stores, but it’s had problems getting started. Here’s an interesting conversation about local merchant self-serve
This fall, we will teach a series of strategy classes for non-profit professionals and volunteers. Classes are offered in partnership with Chicago Non-Profit.
If you are a business with something to sell, using social media is a sweet spot for you. A headline surfaced in US Today July 29 about a survey of 10,000 small business owners that found more than half plan to develop a social presence in the next three months. USA Today said: At the
The website of BabbaCo says its products are “Simple, functional and super cute.” And guess what — they are. The judges at TechWeek in Chicago also found BabbaCo investment worthy. They awarded founder Jessica Kim $100,000 to help grow BabbaCo through the next phase. BabbaCo’s business is a series of products for baby that Kim
In the year 2000 – when I first came across it — Craigslist was an earnest site providing a deceptively simple service — free classified ads online— that was extremely useful to most everyone. Today, Craigslist is the 9th most popular website in the United States. As much as it is loved, it is also