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Prmot.it
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!

the expeditioners and the treasure of drowned man’s canyon
by s.s. taylor

vermont is more than beautiful views and amazing startups. it’s also home to many authors!

sarah stewart taylor’s (writing as s. s. taylor)  new book “the expeditioners and the treasure of drowned man’s canyon” is being released this weekend.

set in the future, when there is no more internet, “the expeditioners” has everything a young adventure reader wants in a book:

  • maps
  • mystery
  • disappearances
  • secrets
  • fame
  • wild riches
  • smuggling
  • exploration
  • intrigue

just read chapter one and you’ll see – you’ll want to read what happens next.

“Full of kid power, clues, codes and maps, this will appeal to sophisticated readers who appreciate their adventure served with heaping helpings of cleverness.” -kirkus reviews

with wonderful illustrations by center for cartoon studies (which is in vermont, btw) graduate katherine roy, young readers will find her visual interpretation of the characters and scenes quite compelling.

sarah has a fun website too – readers can design their own maps of the world as well as their own explorers vests.

want a copy? order here or better yet, come meet sarah at these book signings this weekend:

check here for more events.

buy local. read local.

meal train
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!

 

inlu for parents
inviting common cents

parents – listen up! how many birthday parties have your organized? how many gifts did your child get when maybe what they really wanted was one special gift? what if you could send out invitations with a link for party goers to donate towards one gift or even a charity? sounds great right? well it exists and it’s called inlu.

how many coaches gifts have you collected for? carrying around an envelope asking parents as you see them to donate? same goes with teachers gifts? plenty, right? well, what if you could email out a link that would bring people to a page where they could donate online. ahh yes. so convenient.

what about donating to a charity instead of sending flowers? or collecting for a gift certificate for a spa day inlu (get it? “in lieu”) of flowers for a friend who needs a lift?

what if your child has a passion and wants to fundraise for a community cause? or even raise some funds to make a dream come true? and all they would have to do is create an inlu, email around the link and let people know why they are collecting.

with the holidays around the corner why not set up an inlu for:

  • a collection for that one gift your mother, father, child really wants!
  • a collection for a teachers gift
  • or even a holiday party invite and instead of having people bring gifts, ask them to donate to your favorite charity

think of all the possibilities you can use inlu to streamline your parties and gift giving.

yes. inlu. it does invite common cents, doesn’t it?

p.s. inlu isn’t just for parents, look for future posts on more ways to use inlu

vermont investors forum
bringing together new england’s entrepreneurial and investment communities

have an idea? the next big thing? a start-up? growth potential? looking for funding to transition you into the next phase? yes? well then the vermont investors forum could be for you. well, next year, that is – you’ll have about a year to prepare.

here’s how it works: companies apply, get selected and then pitch to qualified angel and institutional investors. it’s invitation only.

for companies to be selected, you must:

  • have growth potential
  • strong management team
  • have an exit plan
  • apply online by mid september
  • be interested in equity financing opportunities
  • be prepared to present an executive summary style pitch (nervous about this? no worries, you’ll get some coaching from the VIF steering committee)

perhaps you don’t have a product yet – but believe in your concept and growth potential – then consider applying for the innovators corner and give your 3 minute pitch.

take a look at the impressive list of VIF sponsors as well as the steering committee – if you need growth funding – this is for you!

if you know someone else who fits the bill – let them know about VIF! Or maybe you’re interested in the investment side of this forum and are accredited – take a look here to learn more about becoming involved.

“the next big thing” might just come out of vermont – and it could be your idea!

never say never.

notabli
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
  • themselves

this new and intuitive way to “capture, share and remember” is now available!

download the app from itunes today!

vermont – an explorer’s guide
by christina tree and rachel carter

whether you are visiting vermont or are lucky enough to live here, vermont – an explorer’s guide is for you. you’ll find all sorts of tips from where to stay & eat and what to see & do to a great a to z guide of  “what’s where in vermont”.

yes, we know you can find everything online these days. but the reality is it would take you thousands of searches to just get all the websites and it wouldn’t be all neatly organized in one place. use the book to let you explore a new area of vermont or discover hidden treasures about a place you thought you knew so well! you never know.

how about:

  • bushwhacking in mount snow region aka traveling through the woods exploring forested and mountainous land. pg 103
  • checking out the sweet winter cabins at merck forest & farmland center after a snowshoe or cross-country ski adventure on over 3,000 acres in the taconic mountains in southern vermont near the new york border. pg 156
  • eating delicious french country cuisine at tourterelle restaurant in new haven – worth a drive for an imaginative evening out. pg 448
  • exploring missisquoi national wildlife refuge in swanton. with over 200 birds known to live there, the wildlife viewing is exceptional as swamp areas start to freeze over. it’s also great for hiking or snowshoeing once the snow flies. pg 517
  • staying at the maple house inn in morrisville and swimming in their flamingo-inspired indoor pool with milky way ceiling and checking out their 45-seat galaxy of the stars home-theater — funky! pg 585

love vermont?  buy the book.

challenge: vermonters, keep a copy in your car and when you discover something new from the book – let us know.