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San Francisco Small Business Resources

A Hidden Gem: San Francisco's Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center If you own your own business in the Bay Area or you're thinking of launching a small business, you may be surprised at just how many resources are available specifically to help you succeed. One of the hidden gems in San Francisco is the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in San Francisco, which is a…

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Great Startup Checklists

A Bag O' Great Startup Checklists Time to get your startup on! Here's a curated group of checklists for startup founders. You can never be too rich or too thin (or have too many resources at your fingertips). Now, to work on that rich part... First, a checklist of practical advice for early-stage startups, from Mashable. This list includes items…

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Thoughts on Persistence

We’ve all been inspired this week by the story of Diana Nyad’s successful swim from Cuba to Florida. Not only was this an extraordinary achievement in terms of distance covered—110 miles in 53 hours, but she swam without the protection of a shark cage. Oh, and by the way, this was Nyad's fifth attempt. At 64 years old, she’s achieved…

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Your Privacy on the Web

Somebody's Watching You With widespread media attention on topic of domestic spying by the NSA, fear and paranoia are plaguing the interwebs. Beyond the conspiracy theorists, many regular folks are wondering about how to keep their information private and secure. We thought we would share some of the information related to web privacy that is widely available on the web.…

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When Your Phone System Fails

Client Case Study: Total Phone System Failure Nobody likes a crisis, but when one happens, the best outcome is a quick and effective resolution. Since we've been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area IT sector for over a decade, we've seen our share of crises. Along the way we've learned that when the alarms start ringing, you jump into…

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Founder Friday at Google SF

I recently witnessed some of the energy and vitality that distinguishes the local tech scene when I attended a Women 2.0 Founder Friday event at Google's offices in San Francisco. While many of the attendees were just dipping their toes in the water of entrepreneurship, the conversation was lively and there was a real diverse range of types, including a…

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San Francisco Ranks #1 in Female Entrepreneurship

This great infographic has been making the rounds this month. For those of us active in the San Francisco business scene, it may come as little surprise that San Francisco ranks #1 in female entrepreneurship. Note the significantly higher per capita income compared to other cities, though the picture would be a little less rosy were they to also factor…

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Ten Online Tools To Help Your Business Be More Productive

Save Time And Be More Productive With These Ten Online Tools It seems like there are a bazillion applications vying for your subscription these days. It can be hard to determine what's worth investing your time and attention in. Below are ten online applications that can help your business be more productive. All of these tools have been around long…

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DIY Laptop Repair

Ready to Try Your Hand at DIY Laptop Repair? When DIY laptop repair is your only option, try doing a little research before you take things into your own hands. LifeHacker.com has a number of great articles on ways you can improve your laptop’s performance. Here's our collection of some of the good ones. Laptop getting too hot for your…

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LimeTech Yelp Reviews

Our Positive Yelp Reviews Were Filtered We recently revisited our business page on the website Yelp.com and were surprised to see that our positive reviews were "filtered." In other words, they are hidden and not immediately visible to prospective customers. This prompted us to do a little detective work and attempt to learn more about Yelp's criteria  for featuring vs.…

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