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HostGator

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HostGator.com is a provider of shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated web hosting. With over five million domains hosted by HostGator, they make up approximately 1% of the world’s Internet traffic. HostGator.com allows you to have unlimited subdomains under your account, with no restrictions on bandwidth or disk space. The down site to having so many …

LogoWorks

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LogoWorks is a service of HP. They spell out a very detailed process, which inspires confidence. Plus, they have customer feedback and ratings right alongside each package choice. They have designed over 45,000 logos; packages start at $299. HP also offers LogoMaker, a free logo creation service with an upgrade plan of $49. It is …

Logo Design Team

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Logo Design Team stands on its in-house design team, as opposed to a freelance team of people spread around the globe. They offer a $149 start price. Logo Design Team offers a “logo repair” service where they will update your existing logo, refreshing it to something modern and hip.

Logo Mojo

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Logo Mojo (a division of Deluxe) has a starter package at $195 which includes six concepts, two rounds of changes, and a three-day turnaround. They offer other artwork services, too, including Twitter backgrounds and Facebook profile images.

Sage One Invoicing

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Sage One Invoicing is a monthly subscription-based invoicing service that will run you $9 a month. Sage One Invoicing allows you to send out your invoices from Sage, and the customer can pay directly from the invoice into Sage’s credit card service or through Paypal. If the payment is late, Sage One will tell you …

WePay

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Online invoicing and payment app service WePay just released a new app for iOS devices that allows small businesses to send invoices and charge credit cards from mobile devices. Credit card processing and invoicing both come with a fee of 2.9% and $0.30 per transaction. The payment app accepts all major credit cards, and there …

FreshBooks

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FreshBooks signup is easy, fast, and free. No credit card required, which is always helps reduce signup friction. You can trial the software for 30 days for free, then decide on a paid plan or a forever-free plan. Of course, the free plan is limited, but it may work for your business. Paid plans start …

Guru

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Guru offers a wide variety of freelancing jobs and allows you to create up to five different profiles. Their commission is variable, but they handle tax reporting so you do not have to give out your Social Security number to every employer. Escrow ensures freelancers are paid, but can be confusing. The onsite messaging is …

oDesk

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Odesk is designed for freelancers who prefer hourly wages as opposed to flat fees. They are a little more expensive in their commissions, but they cover employer tax costs if the employer wants to hire you through their payroll service. You need to log in to the website while you work so it can record …

Freelancer.com

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Freelancer.com is one of the world’s largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. The site connects over 3,961,410 employers and freelancers globally from over 234 countries & regions. Through the website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the …

Infusionsoft

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Infusionsoft combines everything your business needs — contact management, CRM, marketing automation and e-commerce — into a single online system. Along with their impressive array of features available, Infusionsoft allows you to be able to place a single contact into multiple list. This gives you the ability to track and target your customers more effectively …

MailChimp

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MailChimp is a Web-based email marketing service that comes with a great suite of tools. With over 95 million emails sent per day on average, MailChimp proves that email is still a viable way for small businesses to get the word out. One of the most important things to know is the service is completely …




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Entrepreneur Expo Looks at Region’s Next Generation of Companies

  • October 10, 2012

CLEVELAND, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – In Akron, an ultra-sticky, heat-conducting material modeled after a gecko’s natural abilities could be the answer to cooling compact electronic devices. A Chagrin Falls company’s affordable medical device can help identify women at high risk for preterm birth. And an Elyria startup is creating an interactive, 3D platform that will enable surgeons to rehearse procedures. The community is invited to learn more about the Greater Cleveland businesses being developed around cutting-edge technologies at the 2012 Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo & JumpStart Community Meeting (www.jumpstartinc.org/expo) on Tuesday, November 13, from 1-5:40pm at Cleveland State University‘s Wolstein Center (2000 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115).

The Expo, which is free and open to the community with advance registration, is hosted by JumpStart, a nonprofit venture development organization committed to accelerating the successes of diverse young entrepreneurial companies in Northeast Ohio. “Entrepreneurs represent our next generation of corporate leaders,” says JumpStart’s President, John Dearborn. “Innovative companies are out there to revolutionize the way the world lives, works and plays—and successful ones can grow to attract investment to the region, generate revenues and create new jobs.”

The November 13 event revolves an afternoon-long public showcase (1-4pm) highlighting Northeast Ohio tech entrepreneurs and the organizations—such as Bizdom, Youngstown Business Incubator, Shaker LaunchHouse, Akron ARCHAngels, Ohio Aerospace Institute and others—which support them.

New this year is a community panel discussion, “Northeast Ohio Startup Success Stories You Should Know” (4:10-5:10pm), featuring notable area entrepreneurs sharing insights into growing a multimillion-dollar company in Greater Cleveland. Moderated by Dr. Jacqueline Acho, President of The Acho Group, panelists represent the success stories of Summit Data Communications (Ron Seide), ONOSYS (Stan Garber), OrthoHelix Surgical Designs (Dr. David Kay) and Ganeden Biotech (Andy Lefkowitz).

 

The day culminates with an award presentation to the winner of a college/university student business competition, a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses entrepreneur spotlight, the announcement of JumpStart’s newest portfolio companies and a brief overview of how entrepreneurial support is transforming the region with JumpStart CEO Ray Leach (5:10-5:40pm).

To register to attend (or exhibit) at the Expo, or to see a complete agenda and profiles of some of the exhibitors, visit www.jumpstartinc.org/expo. The 2012 Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo & JumpStart Community Meeting is sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Dominion Foundation, Ohio Third Frontier, Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association, Meaden & Moore, Vantage Financial and Oswald.

For up-to-date information on the event and the student business competition, follow JumpStart on Twitter (@jumpstartinc) and search the hashtag #neoexpo12, and “like” Facebook pages for JumpStart (facebook.com/jumpstartinc) and the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network (facebook.com/jumpstartentrepreneurialnetwork ).

JUMPSTART INC JumpStart Inc. accelerates the successes of diverse entrepreneurs, their companies and the ecosystems supporting them. JumpStart has given intensive business assistance to more than 400 entrepreneurial clients and invested in 65 early stage Northeast Ohio companies. For more information, visit www.jumpstartinc.org and follow @JumpStartInc on Twitter.

SOURCE JumpStart Inc.

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