Make Mine a Million $ Business Competitions are Back - 5/15 application deadline

Make Mine a Million $ Business competitions are back and women entrepreneurs from across the country are applying to compete for vital resources they will need to grow their businesses despite the recession. 

Make Mine a Million $ Business, a program of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence and American Express OPEN, helps women entrepreneurs grow and build sustainable enterprises, create jobs and develop innovative products and services.  The Make Mine a Million $ Business Award provides a combination of coaching, financing and marketing tools that women entrepreneurs need to help grow their businesses from micro to millions.

Make Mine a Million $ Business competitions are designed to help women entrepreneurs strengthen their vision, build their strategy and take their business to a million dollars in revenue in the next 12-18 months. 

The next Make Mine a Million $ Business competition is June 15 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ.  Women entrepreneurs nationwide have until May 15 to apply to compete in this national program.  To apply or join the Make Mine a Million $ Business community, please visit:

Make Mine a Million $ Business targets businesses organized and doing business in the United States with the following characteristics:

·         The company must be at least 50% owned by at least one woman who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident
·         The business should be at least two years old and have annual revenues of at least $200,000

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Pizza Fusion's Earth Day Pizza Contest thru April 30

In the spirit of Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary, Pizza Fusion has launched a nationwide search for the greenest, most eco-friendly pizza recipe in the country with the Pizza Fusion Earth Day Video Contest.

This isn’t your typical contest.  This contest is an online, 100% paperless competition with earth-friendly prizes and is being judged by a panel including Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., star of Food Network’s Big Daddy’s House and Michael Singer of Bon Appétit Magazine.

The prizes are “green” too.  Included is:
·         Trip for Two to an Organic and Sustainable Vineyard
·         A Year’s supply of Organic Beverages from Honest Tea and Give Natural Spring Water
·         An “Eco-Design” bike from Trek Bikes
·         The winning recipe posted online at
·         $100 Gift Card to Pizza Fusion
·         $100 Gift Card to Whole Foods

Here’s how the contest works:
  • Participants upload their short recipe video clip on YouTube.
  • A panel of judges will review the top five YouTube videos that garner the most views through Friday, April 30th.
  • Participants are encouraged to spread the word about their video to family and friends through social media avenues such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • One winner will be announced online Monday, May 3rd

Joining Vaughan Lazar, president of Pizza Fusion, as a judge will be Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., star of Food Network’s Big Daddy’s House; Michael Singer, online editor of Bon Appétit; and Craig Agranoff, blogger and founder of; and Jen Friel, actress and blogger of  They’ll be judging the recipes for creativity, earth-friendly value, overall presentation and edibility.

And to truly give back to the planet, participants and their supporters can also make contributions to Share Our Strength®, a national organization that works hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry, in Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.’s name.  During the entire month of April, participating Pizza Fusion locations will set up “dough-nation” buckets where 100 percent of the proceeds go to Share Our Strength as well as online at

Tiny Prints Giveaway

 Would you like to win 25 FREE Tiny Prints Greeting Cards?  Leave a comment on why you think you should win the Tiny Prints Greeting Cards?   One winner to be announced Saturday April 24 th 11 a.m. CST on  So what if you don't win the 25 FREE Tiny Prints Greeting Cards, no worries because everyone  can get   THREE Free Cards for signing up with Tiny Prints.

Tiny Prints (, a leading online retailer of premium, personalized stationery, announces today that it is expanding its highly successful product and service line with the launch of Tiny Prints Greetings, a new line of stylish printed greeting cards users can personalize, schedule and send online. The new service combines the power of Tiny Prints proprietary web technology with the trendsetting design sensibility the brand has always delivered.

Tiny Prints Greetings seeks to preserve and enhance the delight of sending and receiving greeting cards in the mail by revolutionizing the age-old practice with modern technology. Key benefits of the new service include:

§ Personalized Greeting Cards: Users will find the vast selection of stylish and creative designs that they have come to expect from Tiny Prints, only now they can also match their favorite designs with one of the thousands of verses from a library of options. Plus, since every aspect of a card can be personalized, users have the option to easily include a recipient’s name, edit the verse and upload photos to truly personalize their cards to express their exact sentiments. As a result, no two Tiny Prints cards will ever look exactly the same.

§ A Better Way to Shop: Not only can users easily personalize their cards online, they can address the envelope, add a stamp and pay for the card with just a few clicks. Customers have the option of sending cards to themselves to sign or save even more time by having Tiny Prints mail their cards directly to recipients. The end-to-end process can be completed in minutes, and all cards can ship within 24 hours.

§ Enhanced Convenience: For those who wish to avoid a mad dash to the store right before a special occasion, the service even allows users to set up automatic event reminders for birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries and other occasions. Users can even schedule a queue of personalized greeting cards to be sent automatically up to a year in advance.

“The innovation made possible by Tiny Prints Greetings will help us further realize our vision of enhancing intimate human connections through the tradition of sending paper greetings,” said Ed Han, CEO of Tiny Prints. “By combining our design strength with user-friendly web technology, we hope to make sending greeting cards much more thoughtful and less time consuming for the next generation.”

For this convenient service with a personalized touch, users can pay per greeting card or sign up for a membership plan to enjoy special pricing on every card they send, starting as low as $1.99 each. As an added bonus for the launch, the company is waiving the first year's membership fee and offering the first three greeting cards absolutely free of charge when customers sign up.

Six years ago, Tiny Prints set out to create a more thoughtful world by enhancing the tradition of receiving high quality stationery in the mail. With the introduction of Tiny Prints Greetings, the company is making it easier than ever to reach out on special birthdays, holidays or even just to say hello. Combining the convenience of online shopping and advance scheduling, Tiny Prints Greetings will help you never miss an important occasion again. Visit for more information.

About Tiny Prints
Tiny Prints, Inc. is a web-based company comprised of two brands offering premium, personalized stationery, Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas. Tiny Prints provides simple, modern and unique stationery from photo cards to personalized greeting cards to thank you cards and business cards. Offering exclusive designs from the nation's top designers, easy card personalization, a powerful preview engine and top-notch customer service and paper quality, their designs have been lauded by numerous television networks, publications and celebrities.
*FTC Disclosure:  I was compensated by Tiny Prints to put a post up*

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Simply...Go-Gurt Spark!

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BBB Warns that iPad Scammers Are Already at Work

Even before the iPad is released to the public, scammers are busy devising ways to take advantage of early adopters. The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois warns eager shoppers to stay away from online offers to become a “tester” just to get a free iPad.

Apple announced the iPad in January and US customers have been able to pre-order since March for the April release. Because Apple bumped the delivery date for later orders, rumors started circulating that the company did not have enough iPads to meet pre-order demand.

“It was inevitable that scammers would take advantage of the excitement over the iPad to rip people off, just like they did with the iPod and the iPhone,” said Steve J. Bernas president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago & Northern Illinois. “Bogus offers most commonly claim you can become a tester or researcher and get an iPad for free. This is a deal that sounds, and definitely is, too good to be true.”

Tech Web site recently warned about spam e-mails requesting product testers for the iPad. The e-mail directs to the Web site which claims that they are looking for people to test the iPad for a couple months, as compensation you get to keep the iPad. The biggest red flag with this offer is that you have to provide your e-mail address and password in order to “tell your friends.” 

Offers to become a tester on Facebook also cropped up but with a different intent. As software company Sophos explains in an online video, the Facebook page “iPad Researchers Wanted—Get an iPad Early and Keep It” was designed to trick people into signing up for a cell phone subscription service that cost $10 a month. Sophos alerted Facebook to the page—which had already racked up more than 3,500 fans—and it was taken down, but users should be on the lookout for similar offers.

The BBB also warns there are phishing scams consumers should avoid.  The computer security company McAfee reported on their security blog that spam e-mails have landed in inboxes offering free iPads—the catch is that you have to buy items first and provide your credit card number.

If you’re planning to buy an iPad, Bernas suggests consumers shop through an authorized retailer or directly with Apple. He adds, “Eventually secondary markets for the iPad will spring up online on sites like Craigslist; but if you plan on buying an iPad secondhand, purchase it from someone local and never wire money as payment.”

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