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Big Green House Presents provides credible access to Austin’s trend-setters & thriving music, fashion & film scenes. For local & national clients, BGH is the connection to Austin’s most valuable consumers with event conception & production, Influencer Marketing, ideas, & savvy for booking entertainment that has garnered international recognition.
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We started Healthy Housekeeping with two goals in mind: to provide 100% safe and natural cleaning products, and to offer clients a customized and detail-oriented maid service.
Carcinogens, pollutants and toxins are everywhere: in our food, in the air, even in our children’s toys. So why use toxic chemicals for everyday cleaning?
The products we make and use are simple and inexpensive. No-nonsense mixtures of vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and essential oils can take care of almost all of your cleaning needs, without posing any threat to your health or the environment. Click here to read more about our products, and check our our blog page for reviews of other common cleaning products.
We have a passion for cleaning. We believe that a clean home can boost productivity, help clear the mind, and improve our health and lifestyles. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have the time. Sometimes life is too complicated to get to the little details. Don’t sacrifice your free time to cleaning: let us help!
We understand that finances are tough these days. The economy is in a rut and our budgets get tighter and tighter. With Healthy Housekeeping, you won’t be paying for flashy uniforms, company cars, or high-tech contraptions. Our service is plain and simple: safe, quality cleaning at rock-bottom price.
Link Coworking came about in a way that many businesses do—a need arose in the market and no one was meeting that need. Liz Elam spent the last 14 years working for Dell inc. She managed a highly successful and profitable multi-million dollar business from her home office. Liz often found herself jockeying for position for the one outlet at Starbucks, speaking in hushed tones and looking over her shoulder. If not at a coffee shop she was renting expensive meeting space or working in relative isolation in her home. She had a need for a professional, welcoming space that provided meeting rooms, connectivity and most importantly, human interaction. Coworking is the term that recently caught on to describe these new innovative spaces. Link also offers small meeting room spaces, conference room rentals and event space.
Lonely Gourmet was created as a result of Laurie’s being sick and tired of eating out, eating fast food and frozen food. As she was speaking with other singles, she realized they were doing the same thing – eating foods they wouldn’t feed their best friends, significant others and/or children. To bring the problem into better focus, Laurie decided singles needed one place to go to talk about the care and feeding of their most valuable, best-loved friend – themselves.
Laurie has traveled extensively and has lived on 2 continents and 7 different states; she most recently moved from Deadwood, South Dakota to Austin, Texas – talk about culture shock. Along the way, she’s picked up the best of food varieties from each different culture.
While she’s not a trained chef, Laurie is a foodie at heart and loves coming up with great recipes created just for singles, especially after having been a single parent, a married lady with a houseful and then suddenly single, living alone, almost overnight.
Laurie lives in the Live Music Capitol of the World, Austin, Texas, keeping it, well, not so weird, and is a recent cancer survivor.
The mission of Mass Relevance is to help clients find relevance from the masses and bring it back out to the masses through technology, service and expertise in real time social media curation. Their goal is to create engagement that leads to real business results – such as time on site, page views, ad views, traffic, and conversion. This is accomplished through advanced sourcing, curation, display, and participation capabilities around social content.
MxToolbox, Inc. launched its first on-demand messaging infrastructure services in 2003. The firm provides small and medium-sized business IT staff and IT consultants with a diversified suite of innovative messaging infrastructure services, ranging from spam/virus filtering and email disaster recovery to hosted email and groupware.
Boasting clients such as Amnesty International, Maytag, PBS&J and TXU, MX Toolbox enables and protects millions of Internet interactions daily. Currently, the firm provides messaging management services to nearly 1,000 customers, representing 500,000 end users.
- This is NOT a Twitter user-based tool. It won’t tell you how popular you are.
- This is a FORWARD-FACING tool, not a BACKWARD-LOOKING tool.
- Start a keyword campaign on Twitter.
- Enter the search term in the PinqSheets Engine.
- We pull EVERY Tweet that contains your keyword (hashed or not, it doesn’t matter) from start to finish.
- The PinqSheets Engine uses Twitter streaming API, NOT search. You get EVERY tweet, EVERY time.
PubCon, the premier new media and optimization conference, began in 2000 as an informal gathering of early Web search engine optimizers and webmasters at a London pub, giving birth to the pub conference.
PubCon is organized and hosted by Austin, Texas-based WebmasterWorld.com, one of the Web’s oldest and most authoritative Web technology message forum communities, with roots dating back to mid-1980s computer bulletin board systems.
Over the years PubCon shifted the meaning of its name to place less emphasis on the celebratory pub gathering experience and instead started focusing more on the aptly named professional Web “publishing conference” it quickly became.
Despite the subtle change in the meaning of its name, PubCon has maintained the pub gathering tradition for more than a decade as a part of what are now some of the world’s most important new media conferences.
Maura Thomas founded RegainYourTime.com in 2003 out of a passion to help entrepreneurs and small business owners. Maura’s expertise in organization and efficiency comes from 16 years in the productivity training industry. During that time, she developed a process for getting things done with low stress and increased efficiency, called the Empowered Productivity System(TM). She has been invited to speak and train at business groups, conferences, events, and corporations, large and small, nationally and internationally.
Maura enjoys helping busy people and successful companies use her specific methodology, plus technology, to be more efficient and productive. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and throughout her career she has worked with clients in a variety of industries, from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 and every size in between. She also publishes a widely-read blog on productivity issues and has a strong social media presence.
I’m a “Life Style Enhancer” — I’ve paid attention and it has served me and my friends well! Being a gay kid growing up in “trailer community” in Southern New Mexico, it was imperative for me to be observant of all that was going on around me — I wanted to live! That early “survival training” imprinted me and I’ve used it every day of my life. I’ve paid attention to details, nuances and appreciate “what works” —and what doesn’t. I’ve learned a lot of things…the hard way. The really hard way! Believe me, I wish someone had shared their hard-fought wisdom and style me years ago.
I’ve got a knack for looking at something and asking myself: How can it be better or improved? Can I make it more useful? More beautiful? Sexier? Can I get that cheaper and not sacrifice quality? What is going to be the problem if I do that? My expertise and point of view has been shaped by many fine people, both straight and gay.
Space matters. It can inspire people to do great things. To engage one-another. To think more deeply. To innovate and make a difference. That’s what inspires us at Turnstone. Because great companies don’t just happen. They’re crafted. For unique culture and brand. For tech-enabled mobility. For collaboration and attracting and engaging great employees. Great spaces are part of great companies. Let us make your space matter.