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effortless e-commerce…

Springwise.com has uncovered another from their daily fix of entrepreneurial ideas… Zlio — the ‘social commerce network’ that lets anyone set up their own web shop in a matter of minutes — just ranked in USD 4 million in funding from Mangrove Capital Partners, an early investor in Skype. So what have they been up to since featured in February? Two milestones were recently reached: 100,000 shops (from 35,000 in February) and 2.5 million visitors per month. Shopbuilders now have over 3 million products to choose from, with sales handled by partners like Barnes & Nobles, which recently signed up…

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(Still) Made Here – trendwatching.com…

This month, highlight the (STILL) MADE HERE trend: the power of all products that have a sense of place, coveted by consumers for a variety of reasons: from environmental concerns to shifting perceptions of what constitutes status. Pretty broad, pretty observational. Let’s call it a conversation starter? Two mega-trends of our time, the greening of consumption and the proliferation of alternative status symbols, hold the promise of vast new riches for real-world entrepreneurs, while wreaking havoc on those that lag behind. Which brings us to the (STILL) MADE HERE trend: the comeback of all things local, all things with a…

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