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Fried Mullet Anyone? – How the internet has changed the face and taste of business.

A couple of years ago if you were looking for a restaurant that served Fried Mullet, you looked at the either the hand written sandwich board  or marquee sign  outside of restaurant as you drove by. Now 67% of consumers researched online prior to a purchase and I’m proud to say I’m one of them. […]

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Doing Business with the Houston’s Petrochemical Industry

Want to meet the Procurement Managers from ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, Texas Molecular and Vopak? Attend the ABC Power Breakfast. When: Thursday, October 20, 2011 Time: 7:30am Breakfast Buffet and Exhibit Booths Open, 8:00am – 9:30am Program Where: Galena Park ISD Admin Bldg, 14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015  Directions Register Here Cost: $20.00 I will be […]

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Steve Jobs – our lives have been changed forever – Thank You

A quote from Steve Jobs that I live by every day. “You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”  Steve Jobs Steve Jobs was an entrepreneur that changed the world.  He will be greatly missed.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal B Opportunities Meeting

For all small and minority businesses in construction, concessions, and facility maintenance this opportunity is for you. Join United/Continental Airlines in partnership Houston Airport Systems and the City of Houston for an information session about the George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal B Project and Opportunities. Date: Friday, October 7, 2011 Location: Humble Civic Center 8233 […]

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Ashton Kutcher Provides Free Product Placement on Two and a Half Men

In this week’s episode of Two and Half Men, Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt played by Ashton Kutcher has a laptop that was covered in stickers for the technology companies Foursquare , Flipboard , Hipmunk, and Chegg (a textbook rental service, just in case this one stumped you).  Product placement like this is nothing new.  We […]

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NASA UARS Tracking Website

NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is heading to earth and should be splashing down very soon.  On Friday night, NASA said it expected the satellite to come crashing down between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. EDT. It was going to be passing over the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans at that time, as well […]

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Groupon For B2B Businesses?

Groupon is the number one provider of online daily discounts and has over 80 million subscribers that receive the deal of the day in their email box.  They reach over 600 local markets.  Living in Houston, TX, I have seen everything from discounts on Sushi to Paint Ball.  I have taken advantage of a few […]

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Online Intellectual Property Resources

I had the pleasure of meeting Intellectual Property Attorney, Ron Haggerty when I spoke at METRO Small Business University on “Effective Website Design”.  After our conversation, I thought the internet must have some good resources for those interested in starting their own IP search. Here are some IP online resources to start your own research.

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Twitter Adds Galleries for Users’ Last 100 Tweeted Photos

Twitter has just announced the rollout of user galleries for tweeted images. Galleries will show images shared using all the major services supported by Twitter, including yFrog, TwitPic, Instagram and Twitter’s new native images. Galleries can be found on the user’s profile page through the Web interface. They will display up to 100 recent images […]

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3 Deep Water Gulf of Mexico Permits, so far.

ATP Oil and Gas Corp won approval on March 18th to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.  ATP will now be allowed to continue the final phase of drilling a well in 4,000 feet of water at it Telemark Hub. On Feb. 28, Noble Energy won approval to drill a bypass well in its […]

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Google My Business offering Call Monitoring System

Google is working on a new call monitoring system that allows a business to keep track of phone calls that originated from search. The calls will be recorded in one place to help business owners monitor who called and more importantly, respond to unanswered calls. The time, date and number will be saved for 45 […]

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