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29 Entrepreneur Essentials

Business Development Tools, from Online Ad Creators to DIY Flash Sites

— June 1, 2010 — Business
Mega brands may be everywhere, but that's not to say there has been any decrease in entrepreneurial ventures within our society. Small businesses are the backbone of any economy, so it's no surprise that that there are so many business development tools and innovations for entrepreneurs available.

If you've got entrepreneurial spirit or own a business already, this collection is for you. It includes everything from business-stimulating ideas like fake store fronts, to business development tools such as real-time PowerPoint Tweets, as well as business information innovations such as social business ranking sites. No go unleash the entrepreneur in you!
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Intelligent Inboxes
Intelligent Inboxes
Mozilla Raindrop is a Better Way to Filter Your Email
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Social Biz Rankings
Social Biz Rankings
Tuggle Rates Businesses on Community Commitment
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Global Creative Networks
Global Creative Networks
Newcreatives is a Database of the Best Young Creatives
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Internationalized Domain Names
Internationalized Domain Names
Arabic Internet Addresses Activated, More Languages to Follow
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Crowdsourcing for Businesses
Crowdsourcing for Businesses
Tune in to the James Surowiecki HP Input Output Webcast at 10 AM!
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DIY Flash Sites
DIY Flash Sites
Wix.com Lets You Make Free Flash Websites
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22
Brand Discourse Control Centers
Brand Discourse Control Centers
'Brands in Public' Aggregates Feeds and Conversations
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21
Greenovation Fast-Tracking
Greenovation Fast-Tracking
US Patent Office Speeds Green Tech Patent Review Process
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Crowd-Funded Startups
Crowd-Funded Startups
Outvesting Helps Irish Companies Using a Grassroots Approach
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19
Online Ad Creators
Online Ad Creators
PaperGs PlaceLocal Creates Online Ads for Businesses with the Click of a Button
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Search Engine Stickers
Search Engine Stickers
Google Window Decals Help People Find Retailers Online
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Password-Protected Whiteboards
Password-Protected Whiteboards
Panasonic Debuts High-Security Office Screens
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Small Biz Social Media
Small Biz Social Media
The Sprouter Online Commmunity is Twitter for Entrepreneurs
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Microlending Credit Cards
Microlending Credit Cards
KivaB4B Doubles Grants
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Entrepreneur Communities
Entrepreneur Communities
Endossa Shops
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Networking Neckties
Networking Neckties
Dialog05 ‘Business Class' USB Tie
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Interactive Whiteboard
Interactive Whiteboard
Smart Technologies
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Real-Time PowerPoint Tweets
Real-Time PowerPoint Tweets
Make Presentations Go Live With the Twitter PowerPoint Plugin
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Eco-Oriented Retail Experiences
Eco-Oriented Retail Experiences
Philips Design Circle of Life Teaches Us About the Three Rs
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PlanHQ
PlanHQ
Bring Your Business Plans to life
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Trend Forecast Maps
Trend Forecast Maps
Geography by Innovation is Better Than the Weather Network
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Virtual Spokesperson
Virtual Spokesperson
iSpeakVideo Brings Sites To Life
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Fake Business Fronts
Fake Business Fronts
North Tyneside, England, Cleverly Encourages Business Development
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Interactive Brainstorming Tables
Interactive Brainstorming Tables
The Kage Roi
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iPhone Money Apps
iPhone Money Apps
'Square' Payment System Lets Any Business Take Credit Cards Instantly
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Billboards on Wheels
Billboards on Wheels
AdHitch Mobile Billboards are Changing the Advertising Game
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Whiteboard Paint
Whiteboard Paint
IdeaPaint Turns Any Surface into a DIY Whiteboard (UPDATE)
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The Half Suit
The Half Suit
Business On Top, Party Below
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