Mi, 26/07/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
With a new generation of Web-enabled mobile devices, it's important to backup portable data. Oasysmobile' provides the personalization of the Web and the immediacy of cell phones to help people make their mobile phones part of their lives. Hear how this company's innovation created a crossover between mobile devices and the Web. Plus: the best products don't always come from big companies. A mother's personal struggle to find resources led her to launch a successful online business -- and she ended up launching a whole new movement and group of fledgling entrepreneurs, too!
Mi, 19/07/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
There is a glut of financial information on the Web but not everything is good for the bottom line. Lowermybills.com helps boost your financial standing without sacrificing time or energy. Learn how this company generates revenue by working as a liaison to service providers. Plus: The opportunities posed by the digital-camera boom minted a new generation of entrepreneurs. FilmLoop.com's entrepreneurs developed a new technology, leading to partnerships and investor attention. And in this week's "What Would Bob Do," Bob advises a listener on the difference between domain extensions.
Mi, 12/07/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
It doesn't consider Google a competitor, but Answers.com is in the business of helping users organize the data-clogged Internet. Learn how this acclaimed site successfully transitioned its business focus, launched an IPO and generates strong returns from ads. Plus: When a brother-and-sister team grew tired of low-tech school yearbooks, they developed the newest social networking rage. Find out how they attracted a million users with an aim to overtake MySpace. And in this week's "What Would Bob Do," an entrepreneur seeks Bob's guidance in marketing a product that customers seem slow to accept.
Mi, 05/07/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
When a pair of brothers wanted a small business to generate extra cash, Roommates.com was born. Since its 2001 launch, the site has become the leading roommate-matching service on the Web. As the business gained momentum, it devoured competitors and is now funding other ventures. Also: DippinDots.com is the story of an old family recipe being brought into the space age. Learn how a scientist's hobby developed into an innovative product and a fast-growing international franchise. And in this week's "What Would Bob Do," Bob helps a listener tackle troubles with a free-spending business partner.
Mi, 28/06/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
Bridging the innovation of online auctions with traditional storefronts, I-SoldIt.com has become one of the top franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs. Learn how business experience nurtured this new idea. And when a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs joined forces to create Proof Point, they did so to create new solutions to combat the increasing number of cyber threats facing business leaders today. Finally, in this week's "What Would Bob Do," a listener asks how to go about advertising during the Super Bowl®. Does Bob think it's a touchdown or fumble for this start-up?
Mi, 21/06/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
Helping 21 million customers review and research products, PriceGrabber.com has created a successful venture serving as a portal between merchants and shoppers. Hear how these entrepreneurs generate revenue helping large and small businesses connect with customers. At Kayak.com, travelers are staying ahead of increasing costs with powerful tools to search for good deals. Formed by online-travel veterans, learn how revenues are generated through advertising and referral fees - not commissions. In this week's "What Would Bob Do," find out how to reach a specific customer segment via the Web.
Mi, 14/06/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
It's the Web's largest bookstore without any books. AbeBooks.com specializes in new, used, hard-to-find and rare volumes. Hear how this retailer draws customers and generates revenue acting as a bibliophile middleman. And discover how one firm is making money from your lost items. StuffBak.com provides hope for our misplaced gadgets - and the data they contain. Learn how they have become an online market leader. In this week's "What Would Bob Do," find out if picking up and relocating to a larger market is the key to spurring business growth.
Mi, 07/06/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
From ice cream to fireworks, HowStuffWorks.com gives an inside look into how most everything functions. Learn how a passion to understand turned into a successful business venture. And before you schedule your next doctor visit, check out HealthGrades.com. This site is a source of reviews on doctors, hospitals and competitive prices for common medical procedures. Find out how they collect reviews, draw customers and create revenue. In this week's "What Would Bob Do," find out if taking on investors is a wise business move - or whether a loan is your best bet.
Mi, 31/05/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
Do you ever wonder what happened to your high school friends? Or the girl you were too shy to ask to senior prom? Reconnect with your past at Classmates.com. Discover how they became one of the most popular subscription-based sites on the Web. Also, learn the value of customer service in your business from AAA.com, a simple premise turned into a one-stop resource for travel. Find out about our rising fuel prices and how to maximize your summer adventures. In this week's "What Would Bob Do" segment, Bob gives advice for entrepreneurs on Web site building when entering a high potential market.
Mi, 24/05/2006 - 09:00 | by t-lautner.com
Woot.com is a modern Internet success story, with tens of thousands of subscribers. Yet Woot® doesn't advertise and has just a few dedicated employees. Find out the secret behind Woot's entrepreneurial triumph. Also, Alcor® Life Extension Foundation is selling a shot at immortality. Find out how their Web site clears up myths about cryonics and brings them clients. In this week's "What Would Bob Do" segment, Bob weighs in on whether Better Business Bureau® or Chamber of Commerce memberships help generate online business.