Empowered Social Promotions
This new B2B Vermont startup is all about getting you sales! They’ll help your company run mobile and socially optimized promotions to connect you with a broader customer base.
Their end-to-end promotional system will help you design, distribute, and track Coupons, Contests, Sweepstakes, and other promotions, across your social network. Then, their SharePower feature will help your promotion to go viral, and reach a much broader customer base.
Once you have created your promotion, you’re able to track performance, customer demographics, distribution, and more from your Prmot.it dashboard. And, best of all, every coupon distributed is a high-quality lead for future marketing and incentivising.
So, if you want:
- valuable leads
- to grow your sales
- to spend less money on advertising
- to spend less time on social media
- to reach more people
Prmot.it is the solution for your business. They’re free for the first 30 days, so you have nothing to lose, and only leads and sales to gain!
support friends, strengthen communities
exactly as the name suggests, this website organizes meal trains – a train of meals made and delivered to friends and family who currently need help. think of your community, perhaps there is someone right now who:
- had a baby
- had surgery
- has an illness
their energies are no longer focused on food shopping and cooking. so delivering meals is a great way to take away that burden and allows you to help this person/family during this time. it’s a win-win all the way around.
meal train is the most efficient and effective way to organize meal deliveries. it’s all about scheduling and organizing in one convenient place.
you can either start a meal train for yourself or for someone else. when you make a meal train you are creating:
- an interactive, online meal calendar
- invitations to share via email and Facebook
- customized calendar dates, times, and meal preferences
- reminder emails prior to scheduled mail delivery
everything – dates, who’s delivering, what’s cooking – is all in one place. they even have useful information on mail train etiquette. magazines such as real simple have highlighted meal train as a daily find problem solver.
you probably know someone right now who needs to have their meals delivered. make them a meal train and allow their friends and family to support them.
take a look at what meal train has done so far:
- over 750,000 meals organized
- over 80,000 families helped in the u.s. and beyond
- over 2,500 meals organized most nights.
oh and by the way – meal train is free and yes, they’re located in vermont!
real-time discovery of social intent for daily activities and events
have you ever wanted to grab sushi or go to a concert but none of your close circle of friends were available? well, shoutplans can help you! shoutplans is a free social planning tool that lets you discover what everyone around you wants to do and when.
all you have to do is sign up and shout out what you want to do to your friends and/or local community. as they call it – you are “expanding your planning pools“. once you find others that are interested, use their built in planning tools to easily coordinate a sushi date, catch a movie, find a carpool to the mountain, grab a beer, or whatever and then get offline and actually be social!
it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3:
and maximize your free time with shoutplans.
the story of your kids, and the kids you love.
notabli is THE solution for every parent who has had grandiose intentions of documenting their child’s life. hey, isn’t that all parents? maybe you were going to keep a journal, a scrapbook or a blog but wait, what happened? life happened! months and months go by and you’ve done nothing or maybe only a little something. no scrapbook, no journal, no blog.
this is exactly why you need notabli! notabli is an iphone app and website that will allow you to document your child’s life experience, notable moments and memories all in one place. and as a bonus you’ll be able to privately share with others who you invite to keep up with your kids (such as grandparents, siblings, and close friends).
as they say on their website, these dads (all designers and developers themselves) are building notabli for:
- busy parents
- long distance relatives
- moments & memories
- their children
this new and intuitive way to “capture, share and remember” is now available!
download the app from itunes today!
leather canning jar travel mugs
it’s not a typo, you read it correctly. a holdster converts your mason jars into the coolest leather-bound mug. seriously cool.
they’re made of leather, thread and copper. so simple. it’s one of those things you think should have been around forever.
take a look at their different models some with a cross-stitch and some with rivets – all handcrafted in burlington, vermont. if you want one, you’ll have to back them on kickstarter (make sure to watch their video) or wait until their kickstarter project is funded so they can make more!
they have the best mission ever:
“to help people enjoy their drinks; MORE. To offer a product that feels like it was made 100 years ago, was delivered to them by Daniel Day Lewis’ character in there will be blood, and could be their great grandchild’s keepsake 100 years from now.”
tata harper skincare
100% natural & non toxic beauty
have you ever wondered what’s really in that tube of lotion that you’re putting on your face? where does it come from? so much focus is put on what we are putting into our bodies, but what about what we’re putting onto our bodies?
tata harper makes 100% natural, non toxic premium skincare products from her 1,200 acre farm right here in vermont. not only does tata grow many of the ingredients herself, she also does everything from research, development and formulations to packaging, marketing and distribution right there on her farm. total control.
take a look at this list of ingredients which includes the source and function of each item. did you know that narcissus bulbs slow aging by improving elasticity and firmness? take a look – you’ll be surprised at the power of nature. tata harper skincare products are:
- made with no harmful synthetics
- toxin free
- made from one of a kind formulas
- results from natural actives
- outstanding quality
- eco friendly
- handmade in vermont
so it’s not surprising that tata harper’s skincare has already made its way to hollywood. according to august’s vanity fair both gwyneth paltrow and julianne moore use her products. and look at how much national recognition tata harper’s skincare has received, even on the today show. still not a believer? read these testimonials.
you can buy her products directly on her website or at these stores around the country.
read your labels. get active. spread the word and let tata harper lead you in the natural and non toxic skin care movement.
south end art hop
vermont’s largest exhibition of visual art
for 20 years the south end arts & business association (seaba) has been presenting the south end art hop – a 3 day exhibition of visual art in burlington’s pine street corridor. with 60+ participating sites & 600 artists, the art hop attracts more than 30,000 visitors who ‘hop’ along pine street celebrating the vibrant arts community.
the weekend’s line-up of events is long and impressive. come and enjoy:
- light shows
- artist market
- kids hop
- fashion show – strut! (the only event you need to buy tickets for)
- juried art show
- short film series
- dog hop
- pottery wheel demonstrations
- brewery tours
- taste the world
- artist’s studios
- and more…
here’s a full list of this year’s art hop events, where you’ll also find a full list of participating artists and sites as well this great map.
not sure how to start? check out this awesome “go-with-the-flow-chart” from seven days (sponsors of strut!) helping you navigate the art hop. it’s broken down for families, foodies, thrill seekers and foward thinkers. we love this clever chart!
the fun starts friday – so get hopping!
p.s. seaba’s thinking of having an artcar parade next year – if you like that cool idea email them at email@example.com with artcar parade in the subject line.
save money. support vermont.
localvore today is new group buying website for vermonters. not only does localvore today feature the best vermont businesses and support the “buy local” initiative, they’re also located right here in vermont.
why localvore? let them explain. it’s worth reading.
you may already know how it all works, but just in case:
1. sign up & get an email every day* letting you know what’s on offer that day.
2. you want the offer? then place your order, sign in, create an account, enter your payment details & an email will be sent to you with your voucher details.
* weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and category exclusive options will be added.
bonus! “10 cents for 10 seconds”. for every subscriber, localvore today donates 10 cents to hunger free vermont. do you know these alarming vermont hunger facts?
localvore today is a win-win-win-win:
sign up for localvore today today!
invisible underwear & legwear loved by celebrities, fashion editors and hip chicks everywhere!
you know what going commando means, right? well this amazing line of underwear, legwear & anything you wear under your clothes makes you feel like you are going commando! no lines.
and it’s not just their underwear. look at this clever line of “accessories”:
you’re going to have to click on each to find out exactly what they each are and appreciate the packaging – it’s just so clever.
not only can you find commando’s in the finest stores worldwide including bergdorf goodman, neiman marcus, nordstrom and saks fifth avenue but also locally at expressions, bertha church, ecco in burlington and mendy’s in shelburne.
look at how much amazing press they’ve gotten (@90 magazines and still counting). shows such as the view, today, nate berkus and donny’s deutsch’s the big idea have also featured commando. yes, commando’s kerry o’brien had a better way!
and the best, commando is made in the usa and based in south burlington, vermont!
so go on, go commando!
promoting entrepreneurship and high growth companies in vermont
working together with the startup america partnership, startup vermont is a group of vermont entrepreneurs, business and community leaders who are dedicated to helping young companies grow and create jobs.
by becoming a member, entrepreneurs will have access to resources and connections such as:
- expertise in training, mentors, advisors
- reduced cost services
- recruiting & training talent
- sources of capital
- acquisiiton of new customers
- expansion into new markets
anyone interested in entrepreneurship in vermont should consider joining.
thanks to all who attended the free startup event August 14th !