IdeaCafe Celebrates Its 17th Birthday with a Redesigned Home Page and Brand New Grant Center

Orland Park, IL, August 15, 2012 --( Idea Cafe (, an established online community for entrepreneurs, announced the roll out of the completely redesigned home page and Grant Center. They both fulfill the site’s vision and commitment to help small business owners be more successful in their online adventure.

Idea Cafe was designed 17 years ago with the small business owner in mind and has since then generated a great community of more than 95,000 registered small business owners. Thousands are coming to Idea Cafe every day to discover and discuss what matters most in their business life.

The new home page has a more polished, modern look with advanced navigational features allowing the users a more enjoyable and convenient experience. It's a great place to start off keeping up with things like starting a business, marketing, financing, small business grants, work at home, internet ecommerce, and so on.

What’s new?
A newer, simpler, and more modern design: the entire Homepage experience is revamped with a new look and feel to make it easier for users to quickly scan and find the information that matters most to them - whether that’s a news article or a guide on how to market their business online.

More relevant information up top: Now the most important information is presented at the top of the homepage. This makes it quick and easy to stay on top of things like trending topics, news, and the latest grant updates. This also means the site’s visitors will be spending less time hunting for information and more time discovering new ideas to accelerate their businesses.

Streamlined sidebar: Now that content is highlighted in multiple ways—via the top navigation, on the central column, and so on—the sidebar is freed up to serve as an entry point to other spaces for continued conversation like Facebook and Twitter, Video channel, and even an option to jump to the latest hot topics and key sections of the site.

New video section: A brand new feature designed to help entrepreneurs further promote their business is the video section. Here, the users will share useful tips and advice on different aspects of running and managing a small business or just tell their own business story.

Idea Café also overhauled one of the most visited sections on the site - the Idea Cafe Grant Center ( - a free gateway to small business grants of all types, including the famous Idea Cafe’s Small Business Cash Grant. The Grant is aimed towards highlighting and promoting the best of American small businesses and it is featured on—the Official Business Link to the U.S. Government.

This is just the beginning of many more exciting, new features Idea Cafe plans to bring to the Homepage as well as to the whole site in the next few months.

For more information and to get access to all the free tools and resources that will enrich your online business life, visit

About Idea Café
Idea Café provides an extensive range of free services, well-written articles and other information aimed at helping small businesses get started and succeed. That includes everything from how to start a business and obtain financing, to tips for accounting, marketing, finding and keeping customers, marketing on the Internet, and more. has been online since 1995 and is known for its popular CyberSchmooze forums, where small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and experts share questions, information and provide objective feedback. They have a well-established base of contributing business experts, plus a large base of loyal readers, who rely on them for new ideas and practical help running their businesses. To find out more about Idea Cafe, visit

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