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Pie Junkie
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Pie Junkie Uses Google to Bring Customers in for a Slice

For Oklahoma moms Darcy Schein and Leslie Coale-Mossman, business began with one homemade pie at a time. "Leslie and I started out just spending time cooking for our kids," Darcy says. "We quickly figured out that we had a lot of friends who wanted help in the kitchen. So in 2010, we started a small...
Paws and Stripes
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Paws and Stripes: Giving Shelter Dogs a Purpose as Service Dogs for Vets

Lindsey Stanek’s husband, Jim, came home with injuries from his third tour in Iraq. Like so many combat veterans, he suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While in treatment, Jim was comforted by therapy dogs. But a trained service dog costs $10,000 to $60,000. The former soldier felt alone...
Artificer Wood Works
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How Artificer Wood Works Uses Google to Promote its Handcrafted Products

In 2011, Marc Stitzlein wanted to give some friends a unique wedding present. Unsatisfied with the options available, he took matters into his own hands and built a personalized wooden wine box. His friends loved it. He quickly saw a business opportunity and soon thereafter set up a workshop with Rich Norton, his business partner....
Kaleidoscope
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How Kaleidoscope Hair Products Reaches New Heights

Kaleidoscope Hair Products is a prime example of what happens when a great invention is set loose on the internet. In 2013, Jesseca Dupart invested her life savings to develop a hair product that would stand out from the competition. Her creation is a full hair care line, with products that restore hair follicles and...
google apps
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Google Apps for Work Helps This Startup Reach a Global Market

The world increasingly relies on image-based media, both for professional and personal communication. PicMonkey, a design and photo editing platform, makes it possible for people with all levels of expertise to create amazing images. “We give users the ability to unlock their creative superpowers, and really take their images to the next level,” Chief Revenue...
Onovative
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Small Business Onovative Makes Big Impact with Google AdWords

Kentucky natives Michael Browning and Clay Turner know a thing or two about business. When they decided to leave their careers in marketing and finance in 2014 to start Onovative, a banking-communications software company, they saw a chance to shape the future by learning from the past. “We want to solve some of the industry's...
Protect Your Pumps
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Protect Your Pumps Uses Google Tools for Business Growth

Every well-heeled woman knows a quick walk down the block can scuff up a new pair of pumps. “My customers were buying shoes that cost upwards of a couple hundred dollars a pair, and the soles were getting run down very quickly,” says Kathryn Jackson, a former sales associate for a luxury department store. “We...
Cutting Edge Business Cards
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Google My Business Helps Power Growth for Cutting Edge Business Cards

Cutting Edge Business Cards is a veteran-owned business that produces high-quality print and design products. "A business card is like a handshake," says co-founder Jamie Kadavy. "It should be strong and sturdy." Since their founding in 2013, the Omaha-based company has relied on their Internet presence not only to spread the word around the region,...
Wings for Warriors
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Nonprofit Wings for Warriors Soars with Google Products

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Anthony “Doc” Ameen was serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2008 when he stepped on an IED while running to help an injured Marine. The explosion cost him his lower left leg and badly injured his right. A church raised $25,000 for what they called “Wings for Anthony” to help his...