Aji Aji Abraham

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How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Programmer for your startup

At the beginning of 2016, Inc. Magazine published an online article predicting the best industry opportunities for entrepreneurs in the coming year. The recommended suggestions are as follows: Biometric Scanning Software, Fraud Detection Software, Corporate Wellness, Sustainable Building Materials, Drone Manufacturing, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Food Analytics and Tech. This means that out of...
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The Best Books for Entrepreneurs

We live in a world of rapid growth and continuous innovation. Depending on what side of the fence you stand on – this can be a good or bad thing. However, for today’s entrepreneurs there’s one indisputable fact. Self-education and lifelong learning are absolutely essential to success in the new economy. Abraham Lincoln once famously...
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What is wrong with incubators and why are we starting a new one?

When Bill Gross created Idealabin 1996, during the early days of the internet boom, startup incubators were a fairly unique concept. Incubators differ from research and tech parks. Incubators are strictly dedicated to startups. Most tech parks do not offer any business assistance services. Business incubation has jump started our economy in many cases. Now...
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The hitchhikers guide to part-time non-tech founders

Is it possible to launch a startup while working somewhere else? It’s a question that many new founders face. You have new business ideas – ones that are most likely related to your current job or interests. Unfortunately, most people with these thoughts do not take action and the contemplation of starting a business never...
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MobOffer – Social Demand Agregation

Why are Groupon and Living Social loosing popularity? Customers sent to businesses via daily deal sites are price buyers and not loyal customers. Once the rush of customers wears off, many businesses never see these people again. Deals can be used to increase awareness, but retaining customers is a different story. Another problem is anticipating...
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The Crisis of Mid-Career Entrepreneurs

We started iScripts.com in 2005 offering just a few software scripts to build online businesses. Early on, we weren’t exactly sure who would need our products but concluded that target customers would be webmasters managing a number of websites. Our software made the process easier for them by cutting down on time and effort needed...
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SocialDefender – Social Reputation Management Platform

Social media can be hard to control. From small and medium-sized businesses lacking additional manpower, to large companies requiring a method for scheduling numerous team members, we decided to create a tool that will add additional value to social media efforts. Social Defender provides real-time social media monitoring, insights and gives the ability to accurately...
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Ravox.com Facebook Commerce Business Platform

Over the past few years, social media has gained quite a bit of attention. From social networks, to job searching and sharing products, social channels and their uses have been steadily increasing. What about Facebook as a shopping medium? Marketing products on a platform full of existing users is the next phase for businesses. To...
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How NOT to Find a Technical Cofounder

Originally published byBuiltinChicago I have been a techie for most of my life and cofounded multiple startups with varying levels of success. I had conversations with a number of teams and individuals over the last year, for partnering to create something great. After meeting with quite a few early stage startups and cofounders, I thought...
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Are you an Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Ever hear someone say “Hey! That was my idea”? Anyone can have an idea, but how it’s executed is ultimately what matters. Wantaprenuers initially discuss ideas with a lot of zeal, but excitement and interest rapidly tapers off. In the end, nothing is produced and ideas are never executed. The saddest part of being a...
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PIO Social – Pass It On Social engagement platform

How can small and medium sized businesses to create a direct channel to their best customers, effectively build loyalty and customer advocacy? Our solution was called PIO Social. PIO Social empowers existing customers of a business to bring in new customers through repeatable and measurable word-of-mouth marketing campaigns. THE IDEA: Through a PIO (Pass It...
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What is social commerce and how to capitalize it

One day my wife, Priya, was browsing Facebook when she saw that her friend Pat recently purchased gluten-free baking mix from a Facebook store.  Priya quickly took note because she had been unsuccessfully searching for hypoallergenic baking mixes to make for our daughter.  She asked Pat about the mixes, and he had only good things...
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SocialCart.com – Distributed Social commerce platform

As opportunity in social commerce continues to rise, retailers and vendors are now looking for a way to allow representatives, marketers and/or social networkers to sell products through social networks. In light of this, we created a free app that would enable users to create stores and sell products on Facebook, Twitter, blogs or any...
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School Supplies Distribution Network – SchoolSupplyChain.com

 In this economy schools are trying their best to raise money for different things. They rely on a on number of old practices for fund raising. School Supply Net is a new platform allowing schools to create their own branded ecommerce stores fully stocked with school supplies. Parents and community members can purchase items from...
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Failed experiment 1 – visual search

We wanted to create a product discovery application. The final idea was to create a mobile application which can take a picture of an item and the applications should give more info about the product including online prices. Main use case was you are in best buy looking at a new camcoder, buy taking a...
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Passenger transportation management applicaton – LocoLogic.com

LocoLogic is an innovative passenger transportation management software for transport companies. This application provides entire ERP systems of transportation companies with passenger vehicles. Some of the key features include routing manager, driver manager, invoicing, scheduling, contact management, accident logs, maintenance logs etc.. As this is set up as a Software as a Service (SaaS) companies...
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Online Logo Generator – LogoCraft.com

Finished a new web application called LogoCraft.com It is a free online logo maker. Users can create logos for their websites or for printing materials. We have added quite few templates, icons and fonts for you to start. We are in the process of adding many more icons and images for different industries. This application...
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CodeVentures.com – a new kind of venture capital

Last few weeks I was working on a project called CodeVentures.com. It is a seed funding company for Chicago startups. I am trying bring few Chicago Entrepreneurs together to launch this seed funding company for startup companies in the state. I was meeting few folks about this for the last few weeks. So far the...
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SiteEquity Lease a web business project

We develop ready to run website businesses. So are created with our software. In some cases the site are created completely custom built from scratch.  It is easy to crate them. But not easy to operate them as we have quite a few websites to manage. Our expertise is creating web businesss. I created a...
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Domain name collection

Here are some my domain names. Some are developed. Some are not. If you like any of these names let me know. I am open for joint development or outright sale. affiliatedomain.com appsclub.com 24STATUS.COM ADGIN.COM ADSCRIBE.COM ADSHOSTER.COM ADVENI.COM AFFILIATEDIRECTORY.BIZ AFRODATES.COM AGENTSTER.COM AJAXBUILDER.NET AJAXWEBAPPS.COM ALLERGYFOODSTORE.COM ALLERGYFREEFOODSTORE.COM amithidesigns.com ANYBUSINESS.ORG APPSFINDER.COM APPSWITCHER.COM arrack.org BABYSWAPMEET.COM BACKUPCOPY.NET BACKUPDOM.COM backupgo.com BACKUPLOGIC.COM...
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