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  • Environmentally Friendly Products Keep Shooting The Lights Out

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    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:12 pm
    IN 2014 AMERICANS SPENT $510.1 BILLION ON PRODUCTS that were perceived to be eco-safe; gross sales for 2015 are expected to hit $621.5 billion. These figures are no surprise given that consumers are weighing the environmental impact of their everyday products and practices against new greener alternatives. The government’s pro stand on conservation and preservation is also a key issue. With an ear to the earth and an eye on the future, the following three entrepreneurs are growing successful companies from the seeds of environmental concern. Their stories may generate the spark you need…
  • Active antennas could mean more powerful Wi-Fi networks

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    Kevin Fitchard
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Smart antenna maker Ethertronics is taking active antenna technology it originally developed for mobile phones and applying it to Wi-Fi routers and gadgets. Its hope is to create consumer wireless networks…
  • Re: Help Us With Our Survey on Coworking and Networking

    Coworking
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    I just tabulated some early results from the survey. By far the top answer so far to our attitudinal questions about coworking is "I'm happier because I'm coworking." Other survey answers support this and point to coworking having a substantial positive impact on the social lives of members.
  • DreamCast Episode 8: Josh Becerra

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    Don Ball
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
      Josh Becerra, Co-founder of Water Meter Solutions and Monkey Island Inc. What in the world do Twitter-based apps and internet-enabled water meters have in common? Nothing, unless you’re Josh Becerra, one of three irrepressible entrepreneurs who make up Monkey Island, a firm that has launched multiple new ventures in the last 10 years. You may recognize Josh as a regular at CoCo Minneapolis, but you’d be lucky to chat with him for more than a few minutes, as he is in constant heads-down mode. Fortunately, we were able to pin him down and get him to tell us the Monkey…
  • Reading :: Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

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    Clay Spinuzzi
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Socialism: Utopian and ScientificBy Frederick EngelsThis slim book is based on the last chapter of Engels' tendentious Anti-Duehring, in which Engels replied to German philosopher Eugen Karl Dühring's arguments against Marxism. Engels wrote Anti-Duehring after Marx's death, and in the foreword of the second edition of that book, stated that he hadn't spent much time revising because his work of editing Marx's remaining writings was much more important. But Anti-Duehring turned out to be exceedingly important later, since it laid the foundation for Marxism's claims to being broadly…
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  • Environmentally Friendly Products Keep Shooting The Lights Out

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:12 pm
    IN 2014 AMERICANS SPENT $510.1 BILLION ON PRODUCTS that were perceived to be eco-safe; gross sales for 2015 are expected to hit $621.5 billion. These figures are no surprise given that consumers are weighing the environmental impact of their everyday products and practices against new greener alternatives. The government’s pro stand on conservation and preservation is also a key issue. With an ear to the earth and an eye on the future, the following three entrepreneurs are growing successful companies from the seeds of environmental concern. Their stories may generate the spark you need…
  • Don’t Let The Isolation Of A Home Business Affect You

    admin
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    I AM KNOWN BY A THOUSAND NAMES-CONSULTANT, freelancer, outsource cadet, New Age techno-geek, Lamarr–actually, those are just five. But they all say the same thing–when all the other wage slaves are rushing out of the house to catch the 8:02, I’m pouring my second cup of Belgian Waffle Mist International Blend coffee and checking out who’s on Regis & Kathie Lee. Although this may sound idyllic, you’re probably unaware that watching daytime TV—even just long enough to ascertain that Montel’s guests are “Love-Addicted Finnish-American Meter…
  • Eight Ways To Keep Your Business From Going Under

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    3 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    What do you do when your business is floundering? Sometimes you’ re too busy battening down the hatches to see the larger picture. We contacted small-business specialists and came up with these steps to help you keep your business afloat. 1. Find new ways to get money. If you’ve exhausted all the possibilities, “seek out the alternatives–second traditional mortgages, credit cards, friends, and family,” says William Wetzel, director of the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Other sources: an investor specializing in companies…
  • How Bad Times Make Strong Businesses

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    24 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    ALL ENTREPRENEURS, AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, FEAR that their businesses are going down for the final count. What generates success is determination, tenacity, and adaptability. It’s not that they enjoy getting caught in a storm but that they’re smart enough to go the way the wind is blowing. They maintain their focus and never lose sight of their goal–success. That spirit–the willingness to learn from their mistakes and move on–is what helped these business owners bounce back. They were able to take control of seemingly disastrous situations and gather the…
  • Affordable Care Act Had Nothing On The Health Security Act

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    16 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    WITH ALL THE FANFARE AND HYPERBOLIC UNCERTAINTY surrounding President Clinton’s Health Security Act proposal, there’s been no singular response among small-business groups. Some people, powered by the vocal opposition of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), say that the plan as constructed will destroy business and jobs. On the other hand, many other small-businesses owners believe that the Clinton plan will cut their costs considerably. For instance, the Vermont Teddy Bear Co., named the best small business in awards administered by the NFIB, endorses…
 
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  • Re: Help Us With Our Survey on Coworking and Networking

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    I just tabulated some early results from the survey. By far the top answer so far to our attitudinal questions about coworking is "I'm happier because I'm coworking." Other survey answers support this and point to coworking having a substantial positive impact on the social lives of members.
  • Re: [Coworking] Help Us With Our Survey on Coworking and Networking

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:41 am
    Passed it along to my coworkers. Rock on, Steve! On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Steve King wrote: > Everyone: Thanks for the help. > > Will: Happy to have anyone, anywhere in the world who is a coworking > member respond. > > > -- > Visit this forum on the web a
  • Re: Help Us With Our Survey on Coworking and Networking

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:07 am
    Everyone: Thanks for the help. Will: Happy to have anyone, anywhere in the world who is a coworking member respond.
  • Re: [Coworking] Re: Detriot- Farmington Hills coworking spaces

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Bamboo is a great community. Some of our (Workantile) members have been to their space, and theirs to ours, and it's been a great exchange. On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 10:38 AM, wrote: > Check out http://bamboodetroit.com. Great people. They were just here in Grand > Rapids yester
  • Re: Help Us With Our Survey on Coworking and Networking

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:22 am
    Hi Steve, Is this focused on the U.S. / North American market, or do you also want international locations? Best, Will On Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:59:14 AM UTC+1, Steve King wrote: > > Emergent Research and the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) > are partnering on a survey
 
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  • DreamCast Episode 8: Josh Becerra

    Don Ball
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
      Josh Becerra, Co-founder of Water Meter Solutions and Monkey Island Inc. What in the world do Twitter-based apps and internet-enabled water meters have in common? Nothing, unless you’re Josh Becerra, one of three irrepressible entrepreneurs who make up Monkey Island, a firm that has launched multiple new ventures in the last 10 years. You may recognize Josh as a regular at CoCo Minneapolis, but you’d be lucky to chat with him for more than a few minutes, as he is in constant heads-down mode. Fortunately, we were able to pin him down and get him to tell us the Monkey…
  • Are you trapped in a cubicle (of the mind)?

    Don Ball
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    If you came here to watch me excoriate your office surroundings, I’m sorry to disappoint you. As much as I hate cloth-covered cubicles, there’s nothing to be gained in complaining about reality. One bit of good news: there are many senior execs in corporate America who want desperately to banish the cubicle and adopt a format that resembles coworking. But that could take awhile. In the meantime, let’s talk about the cubicle of the mind. Most of us are surrounded by walls of or own making that keep us stuck where we are, in unfulfilling careers or in small roles when we really want to…
  • Introducing Startup Suites

    Don Ball
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    CoCo is introducing a new type of workspace at its downtown Minneapolis location. Startup Suites are dedicated spaces that give startups and fast growing businesses a flexible alternative to conventional long-term office leasing. CoCo has 6 of these spaces of varying sizes, available starting April 1. Startup Suites are fully furnished and networked rooms with lockable doors that can accommodate from 8 to 16 members, depending on the size. The suites are on the same floor, but not within, the main CoCo space. Best of all, these spaces are available with a short-term commitment of 6 months…
  • Jump! School is back!

    Don Ball
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:27 pm
    You might remember that awhile back we launched a thing called Jump! School. We ran it for about a year and then had to let it go somewhat dormant. The concept is so powerful, we were told by those who attended classes, but the format was limiting as it depended upon Don and Kyle’s schedule. We realized that it could have much more potential, but only if we could figure out how to take the ideas behind it and bottle them, so they could be taught by more people in more places. In other words, we had to figure out how to scale it. After some thinking and planning, we’re ready to introduce…
  • DreamCast Episode 7: Kris LaFavor

    Don Ball
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    Kris LaFavor, Owner of Design Ahead Kris has been a presence at CoCo Minneapolis since we first rung the trading bell in 2010. Yet when she joined us she had already experienced some mind-boggling evolutions in her field of design and marketing. Today, she stands as an example of how to survive and thrive as an independent, thanks to equal parts grit, humility and curiosity. Please give a listen to this week’s DreamCast and see if you don’t find Kris as inspiring as I do! Show notes: selected links from the episode: Connect with Kris: Website: www.designahead.com LinkedIn:…
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  • Reading :: Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

    Clay Spinuzzi
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Socialism: Utopian and ScientificBy Frederick EngelsThis slim book is based on the last chapter of Engels' tendentious Anti-Duehring, in which Engels replied to German philosopher Eugen Karl Dühring's arguments against Marxism. Engels wrote Anti-Duehring after Marx's death, and in the foreword of the second edition of that book, stated that he hadn't spent much time revising because his work of editing Marx's remaining writings was much more important. But Anti-Duehring turned out to be exceedingly important later, since it laid the foundation for Marxism's claims to being broadly…
  • Reading :: The Development of Mind

    Clay Spinuzzi
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    The Development of MindBy A.N. LeontyevWhen I first started reading about activity theory, in graduate school in the mid-1990s, I found a classic text in the Iowa State library called Problems in the Development of Mind. It had a light green cloth cover and was intimidatingly thick. And, like Vygotsky's books, it recounted some unusual experiments. For instance, the first chapter described how research subjects could be sensitized to "feel" light. More on that in a minute.PDM was a difficult read, and at that time it was difficult to sort out some of the principles with which I would later…
  • Reading :: Activity and Consciousness

    Clay Spinuzzi
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Activity and ConsciousnessBy A.N. LeontyevThis book is available for free in web and PDF versions at the Marxists Internet Archive, along with many, many others. It's a combination of Leontyev's 1977 essay by the same name (which is laid out as an unnumbered chapter at the beginning) and his 1978 book Activity, Consciousness, and Personality (which I've reviewed twice before). Andy Blunden did us the great service of typesetting the two works in a single volume, which I ended up reading on my tablet.As noted, the book is a classic in which Leontyev lays out what is sometimes, from a…
  • Reading :: Cognitive Development

    Clay Spinuzzi
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    Cognitive Development: Its Cultural and Social FoundationsBy A.R. LuriaAs I recently mentioned, I'm reading (and in most cases rereading) early works in the lineage of activity theory. Since AT grew out of the milieu of the Soviet Union, that means reading Soviet psychology and philosophy.This book, Luria's Cognitive Development, is an interesting example. As Luria explains in the preface,All of its observational material was collected in 1931-32, during the Soviet Union's most radical restructuring: the elimination of illiteracy, the transition to a collectivist economy, and the readjustment…
  • Reading :: The Gulag Archipelago

    Clay Spinuzzi
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    The Gulag ArchipelagoBy Alexander SolzhenitsynI first read this book the summer after my 16th birthday. It details the author's experience in the Stalinist work camps, but it also details the experience of many others who communicated with the author in the work camps or, after his release, in secret conversations and letters. Taken all together, the book recounts the history of the work camps from 1918 (before they were officially formed under Stalin in 1930) to 1956 (after Stalin's death in 1953). And it is horrifying.There's no way I can adequately summarize the book. But I picked it up…
 
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  • Member Spotlight: John Anderson

    Isabel Novoa
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Interviewed by: Isabel Novoa What is your occupation? I research a data base of information about wealthy Americans and sell that information to fundraisers and charities.  I was a reporter at Forbes Magazine 25 years ago. You know, when you’re young and don’t know what the hell you’re doing. I started as an intern and it was crazy interviewing people such as Donald Trump. I also have two condos in Kauai that I rent out. What made you choose to work at Link? I worked at home forever when I was married and my kids were at school all day. I got tired of the isolation of working at home…
  • Member Spotlight: Kari Janapareddi

    Isabel Novoa
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
      Interviewed by: Isabel Novoa What is your occupation? I am the regional sales manager for Taza Chocolate. I’ve been with Taza for 5 years. I oversee our brokers, distributers, and demoing personnel in a region of 11 states. What made you choose to work at Link? Besides needing to get out of the house, I really like the vibe, how bright and professional it is, and the great internet connection. It’s the perfect location for me. Also the squirrel, I love how fascinated we are by the squirrels. Has coworking expanded your business?  It has in more of like a personal growth and an…
  • The 5 Things You Must Do Before Opening a Coworking Space

    Link Coworking
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    So you’re thinking about opening up a Coworking space. It looks so easy, you like people, you’ve done the simple math and now you’re reaching out to space owners and asking questions. Let me help you out: 1. Find the Coworking Google Group and read a years worth of entries. All the basic questions have been asked and answered here. I’m not kidding a year. 2. Write a business plan, it’s not overrated it’s essential for pointing out what you don’t’ know. If the numbers don’t work. Don’t open. 3. Get a mentor. I found mine at Score a national organization funded by…
  • 10 Ways Link Coworking is better than a Coffee Shop for getting it done

    Link Coworking
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    1. We’re designed for you to stay awhile (read comfortable chairs and work surfaces) 2. We have a printer and scanner 3. We actively work to minimize distractions 4. We will introduce you to your neighbor (if you don’t already know them) 5. We have outlets at every seat 6. We give you snacks 7. We give you awesome locally roasted coffee 8. We have meeting rooms 9. You don’t have to wait in line 10. You never have to ask a stranger to watch your stuff while you pee I love to go grab a coffee as much as the next person but coffee shops were not designed for you to conduct business and…
  • Link turned 4!

    Link Coworking
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Happy Birthday to Link and a little wisdom… I feel like Coworking owner years are like dog years. It sometimes feels like 28 years but sometimes it feels like I just opened up Link last week. Along the way I’ve learned a thing or two about being a small business owner and I want to share them with you. 1. Know your numbers, up and down, inside and out 2. There is always a way to save a little more 3. People are weird but generally if you expect the best from them that is exactly what you will get 4. Surprising and delighting your clients will probably give you more joy than them…
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  • Member Spotlight: Galatic Battles & CG Meetup

    tnwh
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:40 pm
    The Network Hub is home to a great variety of creative people in a range of industries. One such individual is Nick Romick. Founder of the VanCG Meetup Group, Romick is collaborating on an exciting new film project called Galactic Battles. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Nick about it. What is Galactic Battles? Galactic Battles is an open movie project, put together by some of the members of the VanCG Meetup Group in Vancouver. The purpose was to have a collaborative project that people from the local VFX community could get involved in that would produce something that people…
  • Member Spotlight: Rich Chetwynd of Revert.io

    tnwh
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    The traditional work environment is rapidly giving way to new working arrangements that better align with the modern digital lifestyle. Telecommuting and remote teams are no longer fringe concepts adopted only by early adopters and trendsetters, but rather they are slowly becoming the norm for companies and startups of just about any size. And a big part of this paradigm shift has been fueled by the rise of the Internet and cloud computing solutions. One such solution is Revert, which provides daily backups for all your online files and data. The company’s founder, Richard Chetwynd, is…
  • PO Box Not Adequate for Google Address Requirement

    tnwh
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    A short while ago, we learned that Google is instituting a new requirement for Android app developers where they must provide a physical address. This affects all app developers who intend on listing their apps through the Google Play Store if they plan on selling the app (rather than listing it as a free download) or if they plan on including any in-app purchases. Basically, if you plan on making any money through Google Play, you need to update your developer and publisher profile with them such that they have a physical address on file. The thing is that the physical address isn’t…
  • How the New Google Play Address Requirement Affects Consumers

    tnwh
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Starting on September 30, Google will require all Android app developers to provide a physical address if they plan on monetizing the app in any way. This includes all paid apps through the Google Play Store, as well as free apps that include any in-app purchases. The latter form of monetization is increasingly popular across all sorts of app categories, from premium social media managers to virtual currency in mobile games. Providing the physical address wouldn’t be that big of a problem, especially if you already provide Google with your address for other services like AdSense, but it…
  • Protect Your Privacy with New Google Developer Address Requirement

    tnwh
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    When you have a brick and mortar business like a coffee shop or a furniture store, you want your customers to know your physical address, because you want them to come visit you in person. That only makes sense. When you have an online business and you work from home, you may not want to disclose your mailing address to random strangers on the Internet. However, a recent change from Google could put your privacy at risk. Google is now requiring all Google Play developers who sell paid apps or have apps with in-app purchases to supply them with a physical mailing address. While some developers…
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  • Fit Space – Don’t Sell Space

    anthony thompson
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Post Author: anthony thompson. Say it with me, “Fit – Space – Don’t Sell It.”  I’m still not a fan of pop up ads (although millions of blogs inundate you with them to sign up for their damn newsletter) but if I knew what would be better I’d invent it. For now, we deal with banner ads and clicking out of them as fast as we can.  I would argue I’m one of the fastest pop up destroyers in my small town of Rouse Hill, a suburb north west of Sydney. I destroy those things like it’s my passion. In fact, it is my passion. Maybe my next…
  • First Coworking Africa conference: Cape Town, July 23rd and 24th 2015

    Jeannine
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    The Coworking Africa conference, the first major event organized on the topic of Coworking in Africa, is to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 23rd and 24th 2015. During two days, Cape Town will be the African capital of Coworking, an ever more successful work model that is becoming the natural professional environment of the new breed of digital workers, startups, and distributed companies who are shaping the economy of the 21st century. Coworking spaces are (mainly) open floor or building where people active on respective different businesses come to work on a same mutualised…
  • CoWORK Episode 1 – The Dog days of the Entrepreneur

    Chris
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    Post Author: Chris. That building in your town, with lots of people coming in and out, working on tables and chairs, or even small offices.  Everybody wants to know what it is all about. So how do you explain it? The truth is, that its just like any other office…. but filled with people, who coincidentally, are all amazing, pursuing their dreams and feeding of each others energy and help.  But this is just the surface. CoWORK is a web series that looks to expose the inner workings of this environment.  The producers look to take the humor, the nuances, the people, the…
  • Have a look at: Coworking Europe!

    Jeannine
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    It was fun and exciting, there were workshops and tours and laughs. Come and see, the Coworking EU Conference that was. #coworkingeu
  • Le Coworking Visa

    Community Contribution
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    Post Author: jeannine. Note:  This blog post first appeared on Katia’s Blog, La nomade sédentaire and is republished here with permission.  We have recently decided to revisit the English-Only policy on this blog (it is after all a Global Blog, right?) and we couldn”t have found a better way to kick it off if we had written it ourselves! And a big shoutout to Betacowork for tipping us off to the article, thanks! ______________________________________________________________   Aujourd’hui, pleins feux sur le Coworking Visa. Si vous êtes indépendant ou adepte du…
 
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  • überlin, Berlin

    joe
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:50 am
    überlin in Berlin is located in a carefully-renovated former factory and provides professional freelancers with a unique workspace on 200m2 and access to a network of experts. There are fixed desks, a full kitchen and access 7 days a week.     www.uberlin.co.uk facebook twitter instagram The post überlin, Berlin appeared first on Coworking Space Design.
  • FAMO COSE Roma Makerspace

    joe
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    FAMO COSE is a makerspace in Rome, Italy and offers its members a of tools: laser cutter, 3D scanner, 3D printer, plotter, paper cutter and electronics like Raspberry PI. FAMO COSE offers courses and workshops for those interested in make something themselves with all these tools. Check out a virtual tour of the space on Google Maps. www.famocose.it facebook twitter foursquare The post FAMO COSE Roma Makerspace appeared first on Coworking Space Design.
  • Biurcoo Coworking, Poznań

    joe
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    BIURCOO is situated just in the centre of Poznań (Poland) surrounded by many popular cafes and restaurants. There are 3 different desks options for coworkers, conference rooms and a mini office. Business meetings, workshops etc. can be held at Biurcoo Coworking. Cooperations with many creatives from Poznań allows meeting interesting people and ideas here.   www.biurcoo.pl facebook The post Biurcoo Coworking, Poznań appeared first on Coworking Space Design.
  • Multispace, Astana

    joe
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Multispace in Astana, Kazakhstan is the second largest coworking space in the world with 6.500m2/ 70.000 sq ft. It offers 750 seats, 10 meeting rooms and 2 conference halls. http://multispace.kz/en.html facebook twitter instagram vk The post Multispace, Astana appeared first on Coworking Space Design.
  • MatchBOX Coworking Studio, Lafayette

    joe
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:19 am
    MatchBOX Coworking Studio is a shared place to work and create. Now open in Lafayette, Indiana. MatchBOX is a place to work for those who don’t have places to work. Think of a coffee shop mashed up with an office park in an old garage. It’s a room full of desks with all the amenities you need to get work done: 24-hour secure access, conference rooms, the fastest internet in town, and an unlimited supply of coffee and snacks. “We have a box. We’re looking for matches…people with a dream about to catch on fire. We want to make it easy for you to work, help you…
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