All posts from Megan Vick

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Flowers for Dreams: Profit with Purpose

Studies have shown that the under-30 crowd values small, local businesses over big box stores. These same studies have also noted that many people in this generation would spend more money and be willing to pay more for the same service to a company who gives back to a community. So what happens when a business is created to earn profit and give back to the community? Dreams come true.

January 22nd

ALLOTINABOX: Grow Your Own Food in a Box

Have you heard about ALLOTINABOX? It might sound like that infamous Justin Timberlake/Andy Samberg holiday song from a few years back, but it’s way cooler. ALLOTINABOX is a “Grow Your Own” (GYO) company based in the UK. With a passion for sustainability, the environment, and helping people live a healthier life, ALLOTINABOX was born and […]

January 14th

Why EcoMarketers Need Pinterest

By now, Pinterest is a household name. Everyone is on it, pinning their hearts out. Although the grow rate for 2013 isn’t predicted to be as dramatic as it was in 2012, it’s safe to say, Pinterest will be with us for a while. Whether you’re pinning tonight’s dinner recipe or checking out some gift ideas, did you know you’re helping to make Pinterest a valuable marketing tool? Now, Pinterest is driving more traffic than Yahoo! search. If you haven’t hopped on this valuable wagon yet, I suggest you do that now.

December 12th

For Entrepreneurs- The Importance of Brand Embodiment

Once upon a time, branding was simply a symbol, a name, and/or a design that represented a business. Today, branding stretches far beyond that realm and incorporates the people who work at that company. Because of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, nearly every employee represents his or her brand- whether they want to or not. And it is absolutely critical that your brand is represented properly all the time.

December 6th

Telluride Venture Accelerator: Inspiring Innovation, Investing in Success

As the title indicates, Telluride Venture Accelerator (TVA) wants to invest in the success of your entrepreneurial endeavor. The 2013 year will be its inaugural season and you can apply to be a participant in this program through November 15, 2012. If you’ve ever started a business, you know first-hand how difficult it is. There […]

November 9th

Staxxon: A Shipping Revolution with A Smaller Footprint

It’s not every day you get excited about something as mundane as shipping containers. When was the last time you were driving next to an 18-wheeler thinking, “That is a sweet shipping container.”? Yeah, I don’t do that either. However, when I first checked out Staxxon, my interest was piqued with their tagline, “revolutionary vertical folding and nesting container technology.”

November 5th

StartUp Stay – An Entrepreneurial Way to Travel

The life of an entrepreneur is exciting, commanding, and fraught with expenses. With conferences in all 50 states at any time of year, networking and learning can be quite expensive. Let’s not even talk about any potential sales calls or presentations you may have to make to continue to grow your business! But now Start-up Stay allows you to find an entrepreneur to stay with!

October 17th

Composting Business Provides Pickup Service For Residences

Let Us Compost! is a start-up business in Athens, GA which helps homes and businesses contribute to the composting movement without having to manage the heap. LUC! provides the compost bucket or bag and for just $5.00 per week, they will drop by your home or business to pick up your compost material and divert it from the landfills. Their mission is simple: to be “the first active link in Athens between local waste, commercial composters, and the compost end-user. ” They want to help you help the planet. Kristen Baskin, the proprietor of this awesome business, provides pick up service for compost materials as well as at-home compost consultations.

October 5th

The TutuDesk – A Simple Solution for Sub-Saharan Africa

Close your eyes. Imagine you’re back in grade school learning the alphabet, introductory math, and that the opposite sex has cooties. I’m sure your memory includes classrooms full of school supplies, but most importantly, classroom desks.

In sub-Saharan Africa, there are over 95 million children in school who do not have desks. This simple piece of furniture is something we often take for granted, but can drastically change a child’s educational experience. Now, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu is the patron of this campaign to ensure all students in Africa have a desk.

September 26th