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M.C. Squares creates whiteboarding products that help people engage with one another without technological distortion and distraction while enabling simple and elegant visual communication. A system built to reinforce team-building and independent work, our tools give a voice to everyone in the room, from classrooms to boardrooms. 

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30 Father's Day Gifts From Amazon Your Dad Will Love

1. Dry-erase sticky notes to upgrade their office space with some reusable wet-erase stickers. When you're done using it, just wipe them clean! They also stick to basically *any* surface. I have these. Can confirm.

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14 Great Gifts for 2021 High School Grads

Make sure they never forget about a meet-up with you. These reusable sticky notes, planners, and personal-size whiteboards are a great way for teens to keep all their homework, work schedule, and other commitments organized.

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The Golden Age of the Office Whiteboard

The whiteboard is no longer just a whiteboard up on a conference room wall. Now your cubicle divider and Covid cough panel might be whiteboards, too. They’re even attached to monitor stands. Why the proliferation? Anthony Franco, founder of dry-erase company M.C. Squares, would tell you, “It’s tech overload, which is making people want to go back to marker and board.”

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How this Shark Tank contestant beat 40,000 entrepreneurs to score a deal with Kevin O’Leary

35,000 to 40,000 companies try out for ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank" every year. Only 28 deals close. Anthony Franco was one of those entrepreneurs that managed to impress the Sharks with M.C. Squares, a company that makes dry-erase sticky notes.

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15 desk accessories that make working from home easier

We love sticky notes as much as the next person but what we don’t love is how wasteful they can become—especially if you only put one idea on each note. Thankfully, brands like mcSquares exist. The reusable sticky note company employs the idea of dry erase boards in flexible, bite-sized pieces that resemble classic peel-and-stick paper notes. They’re available in a variety of sizes and are designed to be used over and over again.

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Kevin O’Leary: Every Investor Should Diversify Into Startups

Venture capital [has] open[ed] up to all individual investors....The first company to fund under the new rules is M.C. Squares, a maker of reusable sticky notes funded by billionaire investor and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary....Why should anyone go to the trouble of investing in startups? The short answer is growth. When you’re able to harness the hyper growth of a successful startup, you can't find that in any index.

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Kevin O'Leary Explains Benefit of Equity Crowdfunding

O'Leary joined TheStreet to talk about equity crowdfunding and how this could change the way that investors get involved with non-public companies. As a Shark Tank Shark, O'Leary has invested in a number of companies. One such company was M.C. Squares.

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How an innovative district went 'old school' in its remote, hybrid approaches

Novi serves about 6,600 students. At the beginning of the school year, the district issued personal whiteboards and dry erase markers — along with devices — to all students, more than half of whom are attending fully online. In getting back to the basics and offering students the chance to have a 15”x12” version of a traditional classroom staple that’s small enough to fit in their backpacks, the district has seen a number of improvements.

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People Won't Shut Up About These 54 Random But Genius Things On Amazon

An Enthusiastic Review: "I love that they are reusable. I work in an office and we use post-it notes for everything. I noticed we were ordering them a lot and spending a lot of money. I decided to try these M.C. Squares to see if we could save money. I have been using them for about a week and I love them. They stick to almost every surface and work just like a post-it."

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What're You Waiting For? These Unique Gifts on Amazon All Cost Under $60

Stop endlessly searching the web for gifts, and let us do the work for you. It can be tough to find thoughtful yet affordable presents, so we put together a guide of the very best options from Amazon for under $60....These reusable M.C. Squares 4x4 Bright Dry-Erase Sticky Notes are so genius and help save paper.

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Miss your whiteboard? M.C. Squares might work for you

As I've transitioned to the remote working world, aside from the benefits of physical collaboration, I've also missed easy access to whiteboards....For the remote worker, a stack of small and larger tiles are a worthy addition to one's desk.

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Colorado-based M.C. Squares stuns ABC’s 'Shark Tank' with simplicity in productivity

Innovation runs deep in Colorado. But, in an age where technology tends to win, an intentionally low-tech product out of Colorado caught the eye of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

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Ditch Your Sticky Notes In Favor of These Dry-Erase Ones

Ditch your sticky notes in favor of these dry erase ones, and you'll save a lot of money on wasted paper. This pack of six 4"x4" notes uses microsuction technology to stick to any shiny surface and can be wiped clean, stuck to its fellows, and reused again and again.

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With M.C. Squares Stock, You’ll Help Collaboration Find Its Contrarian Heart

Sure, digital products have revolutionized our society, particularly in the field of international communications. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that digitalization is the answer for education and collaboration. That’s the underlying message behind M.C. Squares stock, and one that's generating real results.

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These Dry-Erase, Reusable Sticky Notes Changed My Habits for the Better

Having these around is like having an arsenal of mini whiteboards that can go practically anywhere. Warning to those around me, I plan on sticking these everywhere.

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'GMA' Deals & Steals on 'Shark Tank' favorites

From work to classroom to home-schooling to family-planning, M.C. Squares makes innovative whiteboarding tools that help conquer the chaos. Write, erase and reuse thousands of times. These are great for when you want to jot down anything from quick reminders to long-term planning.

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Denver Startup M.C. Squares Changes Shark Tank Deal, Sees Growth Amid Covid-19

After trying for years to get on the show, the reusable sticky note company debuted in May and walked away with a deal from Mr. Wonderful, Kevin O’Leary. Due to rapid growth at the start of this year, Franco said the capital became less important for the startup. Instead, he just wanted O’Leary’s expertise and guidance.

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After “Shark Tank” Appearance, Business Still Going Swimmingly for Denver Startup

After his company got a boost from his appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Colorado entrepreneur Anthony Franco said the business has continued to grow despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Meet Colorado's 2020 Inno on Fire

We’re officially announcing the 50 people and companies that are crushing it across the Colorado tech and startup ecosystem. We’re looking at startups that have had a banner year and showcasing those who are making the biggest impact on our local ecosystem.

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4 Ways to Enhance Human Interaction in Socially-Distanced Learning

Reflecting on my own experience and seeking out teachers who are combining analog and digital tools to succeed, I've developed four tips to help educators shrink the divide between the worlds of in-person and distance learning.

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These Desktop Whiteboards Will Help Keep You Focused, No Matter Where Your Desk Is

Having a place on your desk to jot down notes or write out a to-do list may be more important now than ever. A desktop whiteboard could be a game changer for those of us that need a little extra help keeping everything organized.

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How to Plan and Cook Family Meals When You're in Lockdown

Here are the best tips and tricks that will keep me, and you, cooking and eating for as long as it takes to get to the other side of this global pandemic.

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How to Create an At-Home Workspace for Online Learning

Whether you are carving out space in a bedroom corner or taking over the dining table, we've got ideas to help you create a functional place for school work, with a focus on making the most out of whatever room you have.

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Anthony Franco of mcSquares: 5 Important Business Lessons I Learned While Being On Shark Tank

"In the end, the big win of being featured on Shark Tank is the millions of consumers who get to know your business personally and choose to buy your products as a result."

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Don’t try to be something that you’re not

Pre-pandemic, M.C. Squares were already widely used for communication, organization, collaboration and teaching in physical spaces. With the need for social distancing, their tools have found an increasing relevance as teachers, students and professionals connect with each other through collaboration technologies like Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Zoom.

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Appearance on “Shark Tank” lands Colorado entrepreneur $300,000 investment

Colorado entrepreneur Anthony Franco got $300,000. Kevin O’Leary, one of the business titans on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” got a 25% stake in Franco’s business and Franco’s colorful jacket, designed to look like it has sticky notes stuck all over it.

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'Shark Tank': How this founder landed a 6-figure deal with Kevin O'Leary

"I was constantly told I'd never graduate as a kid until somebody taught me how to turn my dyslexia into a strength," Shark Kevin O'Leary tweeted. "Any product that helps people learn has a soft spot in me."

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M.C. Squares on ‘Shark Tank’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Entrepreneur Anthony Franco took his line of office products, mcSquares, to the Sharks on ABC's Shark Tank to see if he could get an investment in the eco-friendly business.

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Colorado startup founder looking forward to "prime" air time on "Shark Tank"

“Forty thousand companies try out for Shark Tank every year and less than a hundred air. The exposure is incredible for a startup like ours. Ten or 15 minutes of prime time air time to get your brand out there is something we could never buy as a startup,” Franco said. “Even if I did horribly, you’d still see me smiling ear to ear right now.”

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