Away Message: Happy Thanksgiving, See you at COP-15 Hydrogen Convergence Party on 11/30/09

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We at the ebTDesign Forum wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday. At the ebTDesign Forum, we use this time to enjoy friends and family. We also take stock of the many gifts we’ve been given like a strong community and a cause like hydrogen convergence. Please be safe and if you …

Announcing: The SNICE Hydrogen Convergence Subgroup

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Today, the ebTDesign Forum is proud to announce the formation of the SNICE Hydrogen Convergence Subgroup on LinkedIn. This strategic network will serve as a starting point for those SNICE members who are concerned with how the introduction of the hydrogen car in 2015 and other related hydrogen technologies will affect the economic health of …

Exploring the twitterverse for Industry Cluster Empowerment

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Blogging has been light the past few weeks because we have been exploring opportunities for introducing industry cluster empowerment to the twitterverse. For those of you who are not active on twitter.com, the twitterverse is the online space that extends into facebook and touches LinkedIn communities. If the blogosphere is where the last economic age …

What’s New at ebTDesign on Industry Cluster Empowerment?

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This is just a heads up about two industry cluster empowerment projects that have just entered the planning stage. The first is a new podcast series called “Let’s Talk about Industry Cluster Empowerment.” The second is a plan to conduct onsite ebTDesign Forums to help put America on a more entrepreneurial footing. If there are …

Why Industry Cluster Empowerment Uses LinkedIn

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Readers of the ebTDesign Forum often ask why we decided to base the Strategic Network for Industry Cluster Empowerment (SNICE) on LinkedIn. The simple answer is access built-in user base of over 30 million members. The most important benefit LinkedIn provides to SNICE is a large network of peers with weak interpersonal ties. These people …

New Micro Business Discovery for P2P Economy Transition Planning

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Over the weekend, we ran across a new strategic networking site called Micromagnate. This site caters to small businesses with 10 employees or less. These entrepreneurs are the individuals who will benefit the most from the P2P Economy because they will be able to more easily turn their skills into economic value. This micro business …

Happy Labor Day from the P2P Economy

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Hopefully, you’ll find some time to decompress a little from the grind of P2P Economy Transition Planning. Before you know it, the business development season will start in earnest. To help readers be successful, we at the ebTDesign Forum have been busy working on a new LinkedIn group called the Strategic Network for Industry Cluster …

P2P Tech Support for Mid-Atlantic Business Plan Competition

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The response to our Open Invitation has been very positive from members of the P2P Tech Sector. Entrepreneurs from all over have sent us emails cheering our efforts and asking how they can participate. However, not everyone will be able to attend in person. We, at ebTDesign Forum, would like to ask our readers for …

Disruptive Innovation in Grant Making?

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After the last blog segment on nonprofit leadership, some of our partners on a youth entrepreneurship program asked if there is a role for disruptive innovation in grant making. The reason is because many nonprofits pay for their capacity building programs using funds provided by grants. Many disruptive innovation advancements would have to start in …

Global Entrepreneurship Week Starts a LinkedIn Group

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Yesterday, the planning effort for Global Entrepreneurship Week took a major step forward. It was announced that there will be a Global Entrepreneurship Week Group on LinkedIn.com. For people who are interested in inspiring young entrepreneurs in their community, this group will serve as a global locator. Supporters will find existing organizations that support youth …