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Replace all your cards…with a Coin!

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Kirstein Business Library

How many credit, debit, and membership cards do you have in your wallet? Probably more than you care to admit or even remember.

Coin aims to help you consolidate your cards on one device, slimming your wallet and maybe eliminating some back pain. Coin has yet to hit the market, but pre-orders skyrocketed, thanks to a brilliant marketing plan.

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The power of LinkedIn’s groups

Posted on November 19th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library


LinkedIn is a popular resource for job hunters, entrepreneurs, and professionals to exchange ideas and find each other.  One of the best places to do both is by using LinkedIn’s groups. You can find lots of great information and resources and you don’t even need a premium account to take advantage.  All you need is some thoughtful research.

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Get ready for Small Business Saturday

Posted on November 17th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources

It’s that time of the year again!

People have already started holiday shopping because of the shortened holiday season.  While you’re making your gift lists and shopping rounds, consider a stop at your local small business.

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Shaking up legal contracts

Posted on September 12th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources

From Shakelaw.com

Mobile technology changed the way we communicate, share information,  shop, and entertain ourselves. So it comes as no surprise that someone would invent a tool to simplify legal transactions using your smartphone.

The folks over at Shake designed an app to record agreements for everyday transactions–from a personal loan to a friend, to a contract for freelance work and more. The app, which is available for iPhone, walks users through a series of questions to create legal documents that can be signed and/or sent to another person, even to your lawyer.  Documents can be signed on any mobile device and are stored securely in the cloud for reference later on.

For budding entrepreneurs who can’t afford to hire a lawyer, this a great way to create simple and plain-language legal agreements.  You can save the big bucks for complex legal agreements.

Shake is in no way a replacement for a lawyer, but a tool to help you create enforceable legal documents.  If you feel you need counsel, by all means seek it out. Shake’s founders emphasize that point in this article from Forbes and on their FAQ page.

You can download the app for iPhone from the App Store.

If you have tried Shake’s app let us know in the comments below.

Cheers!

Vote now for new MBTA maps

Posted on September 11th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Kirstein Business Library
MBTA design contest entry

Needlepoint MBTA design contest entry

The MBTA has several projects underway to improve the accessibility and convenience for riders, including a redesign of the system map.  Earlier this year, they launched a design competition for which they received an overwhelming number of responses. They have chosen the six finalists and they want your vote!

Voting is open until September 19th.  I like numbers 4 and 5 because of the context they provide in regards to the geography of Boston.

Let us know which is your favorite in the comments below!

Check out some of the other entries too.

Cheers!