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Marshall Haas got his start selling Pokémon cards on the street corner with his friends. But by the time he was 17, Marshall had moved on to architecture. He got a job working for a high-end architect in the Dallas area and began taking classes at a local community college.

Marshall noticed that many architecture firms weren’t offering images, or renderings, to their clients. He decided to fill the void by starting his own company, AllRendered, LLC. Marshall recruited a team of 20 artists in the Philippines to create architectural images from floor plans and he began attracting as many as eight clients a month.

Today, Marshall is 20 years old and still working to build AllRendered into a premier rendering service, while pursuing a degree in computer science. He is also in the process of developing a mobile web application called Podums, which will use game mechanics to encourage people to be productive. Whenever he finds the time, Marshall gets his thrills by riding his motorcycles.

Keep Reading. Marshall’s work was on a billboard…

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Normally, I wouldn’t share something like this but it’s a phenomenal opportunity to reward the bright young female entrepreneurs in your community.

The 2010 Girls Going Places Award Program is going to award 15 teen girl  entrepreneurs (ages 12 to 18) a total of $30,000. The deadline to nominate someone is February 26th, 2010 at girlsgoingplaces.com.

Here’s the press release:

NEW YORK, January 12, 2010 — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY (Guardian) today announced the final call for nominations for the 2010 Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program. Under the program Guardian will grant a total of $30,000 to 15 teen business owners who demonstrate exceptional entrepreneurship and community service.

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Today I received an email from the Marketing and Events Manager of Inc. Magazine, Catherine Daake. Thirty years ago, Inc. Founder Bernie Goldhirsh challenged the editors of Inc. to “think of the business-person as an artist using both sides of his brain.”

In celebration of Inc. Magazine’s 30th anniversary, the publication has launched “The Great Garage Hunt,” an interactive online game.

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