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The power of nostalgia among millenials

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By Brianna Liestman
September 22, 2014

I am very much a 1990s kid, so when the news broke about Surge soda – a very popular alternative to Mountain Dew in the 90s –  returning after its discontinuation in the early 2000s, I was pretty excited. I wasn’t the only one feeling a wave of nostalgia: within hours of the re-release... Read more »

Chaparral wows at 50th Anniversary dealer meeting

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Jonathan Sweet
September 15, 2014

I spent most of last week down in Key Largo at the Chaparral & Robalo dealer meeting as the company pulled out all the stops as it kicks off its 50th anniversary celebration. It was in 1965 that Buck Pegg started Chaparral in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and about a decade later that he moved the company... Read more »

What we can learn from the iPhone 6 release

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By Brianna Liestman
September 15, 2014

While the new iPhone still isn’t waterproof, Apple’s announcement last week excited consumers with new products and improved models. And it clearly must be what people want, as the new iPhone 6 Plus has already sold out in the U.S. after only becoming available for preorder on Friday. Though I am... Read more »

My summer sailing adventure is winding down

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By Nicholas Upton
September 11, 2014

I wrote about my sailing club earlier in the year, and as the season winds down and the fall air rushes into Minnesota, I thought I’d share a couple things I learned during my time on the water. Firstly, the teacher makes all the difference. The way my club was set up allowed me to have various teachers... Read more »

Utilize Facebook’s growing video presence

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By Brianna Liestman
September 9, 2014

Facebook released data on Sunday charting its growth with videos uploaded to their social media platform, announcing there has been an average of more than one billion video views on their site every day since June of this year. YouTube last reported four billion views per day back in 2012 and has continued... Read more »

Leak of celebrity nudes reminds us how important digital security really is

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By Nicholas Upton
September 4, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence is likely wishing she had a better strategy for online security. The fact that popular celebrities can be attacked in such a way is a stark reminder that businesses must be wary of their data. Don’t wait until your business has the embarrassing, financial equivalent of nude pictures... Read more »

Women want to go boating

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By Brianna Liestman
September 2, 2014

As a young girl I admired a number of women, but all the pop stars and TV show characters were eclipsed by how much I looked up to my aunt. Interestingly enough, my aunt is an avid boater. My aunt cruised in the family boat, water-skied and knee boarded across the lake every weekend as much as, if not... Read more »

Share your best idea and win $500

Jonathan Sweet, Editor In Chief

Jonathan Sweet
August 28, 2014

It’s your chance to be come rich and famous … or at least a little richer and semi-famous. I’ve been reading Top 100 applications for the last several weeks, so I know you’ve got plenty of good ideas out there … so why not share them? Not only will you be helping to improve... Read more »

Get involved with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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By Brianna Liestman
August 26, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge may seem like an Internet fad but it has a wealth of substance; as of today, the ALS Association has received $88.5 million in donations, compared to $2.6 million during the same period last year. 1.9 million of this past month’s donors are new to the cause. Ice bucket... Read more »

Gain customers for life by managing negative reviews online

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By Brianna Liestman
August 20, 2014

Most people will access your business from the Internet before you ever see them face-to-face. You can create a dynamic website paired with an excellent social media presence, but a customer can be turned away quickly by the new word-of-mouth: a negative online review. The problem with a negative review... Read more »

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