share my journey. Spartan Innovations complements the work being done now by MSU Technologies, the university’s technology transfer office organized in 2007, and Business-CONNECT, created in 2009 as MSU’s portal for engagement with the business community. All three units are part of the MSU Innovation Center. The MSU Foundation, which serves as fiduciary and trustee for MSU’s charitable annuities, trusts, and gifts of property, provides major funding for the initiative. (*Breaks out my vision board from 2012....) Working with Spartan Innovations and sharing my journey from a 1st generation college graduate to career media professional, entrepreneur and STEM advocate is a great opportunity that I’m truly honored to share. If there’s at least one student or entrepreneur empowered by my words then I know that I’ve done my job…and that expensive tuition bill was worth it! (LOL) [Get your tickets here.] Join me for a full circle moment this Wednesday, September 23rd as I kick off the Innovate State Speaker Series and share my story of corporate ups, entrepreneurial downs and valuable lessons learned along the way.
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Wednesday, September 23rd 6pm - 8pm
MOO, a company responsible for printing business cards, postcards and more has granted the next step in business card functionality for tech savvy users. Their newest option doesn’t have much to do with style, but it should make the business card maybe more useful than ever before. MOO is outfitting some business cards with NFC chips that business card owners can program and reprogram to direct potential customers to a website of their choosing.
NFC Business Cards from MOO from MOO.COM on Vimeo.
An example MOO gives is of a restaurant owner who can change the chip to direct customers to a different daily special every day, just by tapping their phones to the cards. It’s an idea that has the potential to make the business card something that doesn’t have a date with the recycling bin after you’ve kept it around for no reason for a few months.
Are you a blogger interested in developing your blog into a revenue-producing business? Are you an entrepreneur curious about the dynamics behind advertising, marketing and public relations for your business? If you've answered yes to either of these questions, you should grab a pen & notepad and be prepared to have your questions answered this week! Check out DivasandDorks.com Editor - Christen Rochon featured this week on WVON's Urban Business Roundtable hosted by Black Enterprise Magazine's S.V.P./Multimedia Editor-At-Large Alfred A. Edmond Jr. Show Schedule:
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2012 will be live and in full effect! It’s time to get your house, business and life in order now before you're left behind. As an entrepreneur, I want to be organized and ready to do business heading to the new year. And as a small business owner, I do not get lots of time off. It is important for us to prioritize tasks to manage all that we juggle on a daily basis. In order to get things started off right in the New Year; I've been checking out the Small Biz Lady herself - Melinda Emerson and she has an awesome list of things that you can do before 2012 that will make a huge difference in starting the new year off right.