$7.8 million to help college students find jobs

Co-founders Fliegelman (left) and Wessel (center) are the brains behind Campus Job. Remember how you got your first job? "Cardboard sign on the front door." "My uncle's best friend was hiring." Those are the answers that investors gave to Campus Job co-founder Liz Wessel. And it's why investors like Adam Valkin of General Catalyst are eager to back the startup, which participated in Y Combinator's ...

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Common Email Marketing Mistakes

Email marketing services are a cost-effective and simple way to attract new customers and increase sales. You may hear from many that email marketing is dead, but that couldn't be any farther from the truth. Email marketing services are still more effective than social media. It is estimated that email marketing is roughly 40 times more effective at attaining new customers than Facebook and Twitter. These statistics are true only when email marketing ...

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ClassPass: We’re a friend, not a foe, to fitness studios

Co-founder Payal Kadakia says ClassPass is game-changing: "We've gotten people to commit." ClassPass pays gyms and boutique studios millions of dollars to fill empty spots in fitness classes. For $99 a month, ClassPass members can attend unlimited classes -- everything from cycling to pilates -- at 4,000 fitness studios in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. "We're there to help [studios] fill excess capacity," said ...

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How to turn your garage into a room

Turning your garage into a room is a great way to add more living space while increasing the value of your home. A garage conversion is one of the most inexpensive ways to increase your homeÔÇÖs resale value. This additional living space can be used a guest room, as a solution for more space because of an addition to the family, or to rent it out for extra income. Whatever ...

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ClassPass: Friend or foe to fitness studios?

Co-founder Payal Kadakia says ClassPass is game-changing: "We've gotten people to commit." ClassPass pays gyms and boutique studios millions of dollars to fill empty spots in fitness classes. For $99 a month, ClassPass members can attend unlimited classes -- everything from cycling to pilates -- at 4,000 fitness studios in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. "We're there to help [studios] fill excess capacity," said ...

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Free rent: 7 World Trade Center opens doors to startups

SilverTech partners (left to right) Charlie Federman, Lawrence Wagenberg and Tal Kerret While most young entrepreneurs hole up in co-working spaces, a few lucky ones are running their firms out of 7 World Trade Center -- for free. It's just one of the perks for startups working with SilverTech Ventures, a four-month-old firm that collaborates with Silverstein Properties, the major Manhattan real estate developer. "I ...

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Taco-flavored soda — and 443,000 other drink combos

Flavor scientist David Dafoe, founder of Flavorman. Beverage brands large and small rely heavily on David Dafoe's taste buds. Dafoe is a flavor scientist and founder of Flavorman, a 35-person firm in Louisville, Ky., that develops drink flavors for brands like Jones Soda, Ocean Spray, Joia Life and Diageo (DEO) (which owns Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff). The small business has engineered 443,000 beverage formulations since ...

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Reasons why your child may be struggling in school

Parents tend to get very frustrated when they find out their child is struggling in school. They try to do everything they possibly can to help, but sometimes itÔÇÖs not enough. Many different factors can affect your childÔÇÖs performance in school. The following are a few of the most common reasons your child may be struggling in school. Vision problems Children with vision problems have frequent headaches, have a hard time reading, ...

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GoFundMe shuts down crowdfunding for anti-gay bakery

Refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has cost an Oregon bakery big bucks. Sweet Cakes by Melissa shuttered its doors after a 2013 incident when the bakery's owners refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, citing their religious beliefs. The lesbian couple responded by filing a civil complaint. On Friday, a judge recommended that the bakery be fined $135,000 in emotional ...

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