MobOffer – Social Demand Aggregation

Why are Groupon and Living Social losing 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 demand. In the process, some businesses find themselves falling short and running out of product or time in order to handle the sudden surge of business due to the deals. In turn, this can create a lot of unsatisfied customers that will not only never […] Read More

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 several websites. Our software made the process easier for them by cutting down on time and effort needed to build elaborate platforms. After some time, we began getting inquiries from entrepreneurs looking to create online businesses. In response to this, we created web software with customizable business models already built into the software. We attempted to produce internet scripts, including optimal business models for each […] Read More

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 moderate social media efforts and understand customer sentiment. By using the tool, businesses can manage multiple social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, G+, blogs and forums using just one login. This social media management tool gives businesses the ability to analyze what is […] Read More

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 take advantage of this new space, we have developed a solution called Ravox.com. Ravox is a distributed social ecommerce platform allowing sellers, business owners and vendors to create standalone ecommerce stores or link existing online stores to Facebook. In the past we created another social […] Read More

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 it would be helpful if I were to document some helpful points I’d like to make regarding the experiences and discussions during this process. (These are generic topics that do not reflect on any specific individual or company I have spoken to.) 1. You do not […] Read More