Business Plan Competition

If you are located anywhere near the central coast area in California and looking to start a business, you might want to check out the Business Plan Competition in Central California by Marina Technology designed to help people start up companies and create jobs.



Miller Casts 4 Small Businesses in Super Bowl Ad

Miller Beer Showcases 4 Small Businesses in Super Bowl Commercial

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Kathy Ireland’s New Video


Kathy Ireland, a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model talks about her billion dollar empire. Here is a sneak peak video of a new CNBC documentary by Darren Rowell following up on former Sports Illustrated Supermodels and the successes they have achieved in the business world. Check out the story and more videos here: CNBC

New Site For Fitness Pros


Goalbody.com claims to be the “Premier Online Fitness Directory.”

A service strictly for fitness professionals where they can post a complete

profile of themselves including pictures, videos, contact info, session rates and more  to promote their skills and knowledge to their clients or prospects.

Membership is free and the site is simple and elegant and just might

offer everything you could be looking for to promote yourself and your

services. GOALBODY.COM

Written by Bill Sorensen

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Lose Weight; Make Money


Do you desire to lose weight but find it difficult to discipline yourself? Will earning money for losing weight get you motivated? This idea has been swirling for a few years now among companies offering incentives to help employees shed the pounds.. The reasoning is, that people who are healthier and not obese help companies reduce health care costs.

But now, a new website has emerged called HealthyWage and is offering to pay anyone who loses a pre-determined amount of weight over a one year period. Interested? Keep reading!

Corporate sponsors offer cash rewards through the website and members who reach the goal of achieving a healthy body mass reportedly can earn a small cash reward. Membership is free and the final deadline to participate in the next 12 month challenge is January 20.

For more information go to HealthyWage.com or

Read Full Story:: Time – Health

Written by Carolyn Sayre; Edited by Bill Sorensen

$15 Million Pancakes


An experiment leads an ex-club owner to millions in pancake batter. Sean O’Connor, who, in 2001, co-owned a San Francisco club that featured punk bands with yak burgers and bear meat chili, turned his attention to cheap, convenient snacks. While experimenting with whipped cream cans and funnel cake that went awry, he came up with another idea – stuffing pancake mix into pressurized cans for a fast, easy breakfast.

Sean left the restaurant business in 2005 and filed patents for his creation called Batter Blaster, an organic combination of pancake and waffle mix in a pressurized can. Then began promoting his new product via social networking, word of mouth, and other publicity methods. Now, Mr. O’Connor has 16 employees and Batter Blaster sells in some 13,000 outlets across the nation including Costco.

Batter Blaster generated $15 million in 2008 and anticipates final earnings to top $19.5 million for last year. Such fast food convenience is not only hassle-free but also fun to use. Plans for new flavors and brightly colored batters are in the works. Just spray and cook!

By Joe Piazza; Edited by Clint Davis

Source: CNN

Techmeme Capitalizes on Tech News


News. Technology. Put them together and what do you get? Techmeme. Techmeme founder, Gabe Riviera, creates a way to aggregate technology news stories from the Web as they appear and put them on one page.

Recent top dog tech news sites include Digg and Slashdot. But for now, Techmeme, with its smart computer algorithm technology, has surprised their competitors and taken the top spot.

Not satisfied with just a website, Techmeme just launched a mobile site formatted especially for cell phones to appeal to demanding techies on the go who just have to know the latest news. And I mean right now!

Originally launched by Riviera in 2005, Techmeme now has three full time editors. “Techmeme…is profitable and has never accepted an outside investor”, says Rivera.

Written by Mark Millan;; Edited by Clint Davis

Source – LA Times

Start Up Visas for Foreigners?


A proposal by Congressman Jared Polis to offer “foreigners with good ideas” is gaining interest in Silicon Valley where several tech company founders are immigrants according to research by Duke University.

The proposal would make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to create a startup company that could possibly become “the next big thing” such as a Yahoo or Google and is part of a plan in the current overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. Apparently, the U.S. is losing ground in technology and high-tech jobs to countries such as India and China because of the difficulties associated with securing a visa for foreign born entrepreneurs.

f approved, the proposal will grant foreign entrepreneurs a visa who can secure either $250,000 in venture capital that is primarily located in the U.S. or $100,000 from an angel investor. They will also need to show that their business would create at least five to ten jobs or create profit of at least $1million in revenue.

At this point, the requirements are not set in stone and can change at any time until the bill goes to the committee. Also, some fear that such a plan would hurt Americans who are in desperate need of jobs. Others say the opposite.

Nevertheless, many countries are trying to attract top high-tech entrepreneurs from around the world and some say the margin of those who would win visas in the U.S. compared to the large pool of applicants would be negligible.

Written by Maggie Shiels; Edited by Clint Davis

Source: BBC News

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