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May 29th, 2009

Some Link Love & How To Get Rid Of Bad Google Listings

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Written by Dominic Lee

Topics: Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Startup Business


A funny plumbing commercial

So first of, want to give some link love to my friend’s new plumbing business Guillen Plumbing . From the reviews that they’re getting from Service Magic, seems like they’re doing a good job Continue Reading »

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September 8th, 2008

Site Sold To Former Fortune 100 Executive Nick Themelis

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Written by Dominic Lee

Topics: Business Opportunities, Ecommerce, General Business, Retailing, Startup Business

I’m glad to announce here that Guillen Global has sold one of our ecommerce site WholesaleCollegeTextbooks.com to the former CIO of Lehman Brothers Asia and Barclays Capital Americas Nick Themelis. This is to consolidate our ecommerce portfolio, and we’ll thereafter focus more on our concession equipment and pet supplies business.

Here is the official press release

To our customers, thanks for your continual support this couple years, we had a great run and hope you guys enjoy the site under the new management!

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November 9th, 2007

Rice Alliance Information Technology & Web 2.0 Forum

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Written by Dominic Lee

Topics: Business Opportunities, General Business, Internet Marketing, Startup Business, Venture Capital

I went to the Information Technology and Web 2.0 Forum at Jones School of Business yesterday held by Rice Alliance. It has been a while since I’ve been back to Rice (ok maybe not, I was there for homecoming last week), but it felt kind of weird going back.

Anyhow, back to the forum. It was GREAT. We heard five web 2.0 companies present their detailed business model, countless elevator pitches by startups, and feedback from a panel of VCs.

It was my first time to the forum (I was tempted to go last year but didn’t) and I was thrilled to find out there are so many like minded people in the Houston community. In a way, it reiterates and confirms what you’re doing and it was fun talking to other entrepreneurs, capital guys, and vendors about each other’s business.

Two ventures that captured my mind the most is IdeaTango.com and OpMom.com; both of which are niche social networking site with great potential, both spokeperson was very nice (Lisa Lylod & Carrie Pacini) and I’m interested to see the development of those two companies in the next 12 months.

Another guy that I remembered the most is Blair Garrou, Managing Director from DFJ Mercury (a VC) - he seems to have a really good understanding of the web 2.0 industry and provided a lot of insights in the final session. I immediately try to add him on Linkedin this morning and found out that he has over 300 contacts - wow.

I also learned about this open house event for entreprenuers to network called Open Coffee Club and coincidently, its right down the street from where I’m staying right now (Groundz Coffee on Bagby), so you bet I’ll be there next week.

Anyhow, it was a great event and props for Rice Alliance, Jones School, and all those that were involved. Hopefully, I’ll be able to go next year if I am at Houston.

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