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Not all ideas make great opportunities for entrepreneurs. The key is to know when an idea can be transformed and monetized into a business. I have always had the great idea of turning my nightstand into a mini-refrigerator. It would be similar in design to one of those kitchen refrigerators that have the cabinet panel insert to …

“To minimize the challenges of starting operations across the pond we chose to partner with a successful and well established printing company based in the U.K. instead of starting our own.”

Interview by Mike Sullivan

The greeting card section of the grocery store just got a whole lot bigger. It went online. Greeting Card Universe is the world’s largest greeting card store. Selected artists from all over the world have created over 500,000 cards, announcements, and invitations to fit any special occasion imaginable. Customers have the opportunity to personalize their cards and …

“The way that we always have approached it is if you’re not embarrassed by what you’re putting out, you’re not going fast enough.”

Interview by Mike Sullivan

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Mike:
Hey everyone, I'm Mike Sullivan. This is MO.com, where we feature small business owners and entrepreneurs and bring you hints, tips, insights, and perspectives on what it takes to be successful.

Joining me today is Marco Zappacosta. He is the co-founder of Thumbtack.com. Marco, thanks for joining us today, and can you tell me what is Thumbtack.com?

Marco:
Sure. Thumbtack …

“the technology that I utilize primarily for helping business owners make sure they are hiring exactly the right person, and specifically, most importantly, making sure that they are not hiring someone who is really a bad fit for the company…”

MO:
Tell us about your hiring system.

Jay:
So I have a unique technology that measures how people think and how they make decisions. It's very different. It's not a personality profile or a behavioral profile, which most people are used to. It actually measures, rather than behavior, personality, how people actually think. It's an objective science.

Most of those tools that are out …

“Even though in the UK, .coms can be seen as an American domain, they are accepted as UK companies.”

Interview by Mike Sullivan

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Mike:
Hey everyone, I'm Mike Sullivan. This is MO.com, where we feature small business owners and entrepreneurs and brings you hints, tips, insights, and perspectives on what it takes to be successful.

Joining us today is Louis Rix from Netcars. He's joining us today from Manchester, England. Louis, thanks for being here, and to start off, can you just …

I believe the majority of businesses that join Holos do so because of the trust level I have established.

Entrepreneur Dave Hockett

This Interview is sponsored by our friends at the Holos Network

Entrepreneurship must run in the Hockett family genes. We interviewed Zach Hockett for iPatchit earlier this year, and now we are happy to interview his father Dave Hockett for a new company in town: The Holos Network. The Holos Network is a deals company with a smart phone app designed …

“If you want to push the limits of what Facebook can do, as far as your business, and you have a custom page and you want to get into it full force, you have to make sure that you invest the time into it long term to respond and engage with all your fans.”

Interview by Mike Sullivan

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Mike:
Hey everyone, I'm Mike Sullivan. This is MO.com, where we feature small business owners and entrepreneurs and bring you hints, tips, insights, and perspectives on what it takes to be successful.

Joining us today is Jim Belosic of Shortstack.com. Shortstack offers a really cool tool that helps you make custom Facebook pages for very affordable prices. In fact, …

One year of virtual office space – FREE!

MO.com is partnering with Davinci Virtual to help give away one year of Davinci Virtual's full suite of services, including virtual office space, live receptionist services, meeting room space and more!  Davinci Virtual will release a series of clues and riddles through their social pages (one per week for 4 weeks). To enter, small business owners are invited to find …

“There are large groups of very confident, very professional web hackers, and there are large groups of script kiddies who are just doing it for a lark.”

Interview by Mike Sullivan

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Mike:
Hi, everyone. I'm Mike Sullivan. This is MO.com, where we feature small business owners and entrepreneurs, and today joining us is Alan Wlasuk of 403 Web Security. As the name indicates, 403 Web Security is a web security firm and Alan is the CEO.

Alan, thanks for joining us. Just to get us started here, would you mind …

“I reveal how I’ve been able to negotiate how to get experts in graphic design, web programming, PR, marketing, finance, copywriting, and other areas to work on my projects for free.”

Interview by Mike Sullivan

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Robert Pagliarini is a man on a mission. He is obsessed with improvement, making the most of his time and energy, and creating. He's also obsessed with inspiring others to create and empowering them to live life to the fullest by radically changing the way they invest their time and energy.

Robert founded Richer Life -- a community …

“I think that most small business owners and entrepreneurs understand that they need to have PR. They need to have exposure.”

Interview by Mike Sullivan

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Mike:
Hey everyone, I'm Mike Sullivan. This is MO.com, where we feature small business owners and entrepreneurs and bring you hints, tips, insights, and perspectives on what it takes to be successful.

Joining me today is Ryan Evans, a Chicago entrepreneur and the President of Rand Media Group. Ryan's also launching a service called Bite Size PR, which aims …

“Social media is a great way to connect and communicate with our consumers on a personal level, and it’s the fastest way to get real, legitimate feedback from those who are buying our products.”

This year one company has provided 131,054 free meals in American communities, has planted 120,565 fruit trees, provided 2,491 days of shelter for orphans, and provided countless other services. The company: Project7 their mission: "Change the Score." They are a cause-related company that makes every day consumer goods that give back, inspire others and educate people on real needs throughout …

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