Journalists, social value, Startups, Technology, VC/ Angel Investors & Investments

The Great Equalizer- Equity

In my recent conversation with co-founder Bill Lott of Hours For Equity, I realized that the break away from a bad economy is an idea that becomes an open door to business development. In this economy it becomes a “Great Equalizer” to develop and build a product and company. How do companies start with an idea, gain real talent to create a product and afford the best to make the best? Entrepreneurs that create products to help entrepreneurs is a very good answer. Hours For Equity does this and continues to grow in clients and partnerships. In my opinion, it is a force to be reckoned with, or more appropriately, “The Great Equalizer”.

Here is more about how they’re reshaping the way we do business.

http://www.startupleak.com/hours-for-equity/

You can find them here at: http://hoursforequity.com/

Social media, social value, Startups, Twitter, VC/ Angel Investors & Investments

Boston Startup Vsnap Making Personal Connections in Business

While doing copy edit recently,   I had the pleasure of chatting with a Boston startup company called Vsnap. They offer a business solution to the dry, boring email message with an engaging and personal vSnap one minute video message. Their platform is API integrated  for Vsnaps to be sent via Twitter, LinkedIn and email, which in turn makes for a way to engage customers and clients with a personal connection. They are seeming growth in many areas of customer use, and have a rockin’ team to make it all happen.

From what I am seeing with this company and product idea, they have real potential in a niche space where video and social contact imbed into each other in a personal way, rather than the world of social noise in mere text that we currently experience. Vsnap is one to watch as their consumer base grows in variable directions, which is imperative for a startup to substantiate valuation. They are seeing growth in areas such as HR recruitment, ecommerce, healthcare and many other business arenas.

More about Vsnap can be found here: http://www.startupleak.com/vsnap/ and here:https://www.vsnap.com/

Give them a try and let me know how it works for you, and how you are utilizing it.