Idea Cafe was named by as one of the best all-in-one sites for small business owners. Have you stopped by the cafe for a beverage and a chat?
According to The Journal, "all-in-one web sites catering to small business have popped up like T-shirt peddlers at a rock concert." but WSJ felt only Idea Cafe and six others were worth mention. The Wall Street Journal lauded Idea Cafe in particular for its:
â€¢ Online tools, forms, and how-tos
â€¢ Distinctive fun and friendly homepage ("if somethat garish")
â€¢ Candid and helpful Coffee Talk With Experts discussions
â€¢ Spirited active CyberSchmooz community, and
â€¢ Overall "friendly and engaging feel."
The Journal quoted Idea Cafe CEO Francie Ward regarding why Idea Cafe has been so successful in creating its bond with small business. "So many companies trying to reach small business don't have a clue," Ms. Ward says. "That's our language. We know what kinds of problems (small business owners) are dealing with."
– For the full story, WSJ.com, Special Reports/Breakaway-Focus on Small Business, Full Service Sites
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When I lived in Boston I would travel to Harvard Square and have coffee at a little cafe there. Just me, my coffee and my paper.
I always felt that my IQ soared when in the midst of such knowledge, passion and experience for students mingled with professionals and professors. I would observe those around me, check out what they were reading, eaves drop on their conversations.
The Idea Cafe is kind of like that experience except the coffee is free. You just have to make it yourself.
So stop in at the Cafe and see what's cookin'.
Deborah Chaddock Brown
Professional Writer, Lover of New Ideas