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All My Comm Channels

Feld Thoughts

I realized yesterday, as I was driving to Denver, that my comm channels shifted again after I returned from sabbatical in December. So – instead of an always or or interrupt channel, my email has turned into a more periodic (several times a day) comm channel. The post All My Comm Channels appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Are You Selling Solutions Through The Right Channel?

Startup Professionals Musings

Even the best products and solutions won’t go anywhere unless you sell them through the right channels. Set marketing plans accordingly.

From Zero to 10,000 Clients in Two Years Using Channel Partners

Redeye VC

History shows Google owes much of its early growth to channel partnerships. Ironically, these partners included better-known sites AOL and Yahoo, which it would go on to dwarf — and now it makes billions as a channel partner for thousands of smaller brands. Not too long ago, no one knew what Google was.

Episode 1 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Alexander Osterwalder and Oren Jacob

Steve Blank

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Alexander Osterwalder – inventor of the Business Model Canvas.

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell , managing partner of BMNT Partners.

Zilliant Hires VP and Launches Channel Partner Program


Zilliant, based in Austin, announced Tuesday that is has hired Steve Hale as vice president of its newly launched worldwide channel sales. Hale will lead, design and execute Zilliant’s new channel program. Its channel partners will sell Zilliant data science solutions. Austin

How we changed the way the U.S. government commercializes science: Errol Arkilic — Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

Venk Shukla , president TiE Silicon Valley and general partner, Monta Vista Capital. Steve Weinstein , CEO of MovieLabs. —-.

Hear how the Lean Startup began — and helped one company find success: Episode 2 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Eric Ries and Jon Sebastiani

Steve Blank

Eric was the very first practitioner of my Customer Development methodology which became the core of the the Lean methodology. Taking My Class.

Episode 3 on SiriusXM Channel 111: Kathryn Gould, Mar Hershenson, Sophie Lebrecht

Steve Blank

My guests this week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM Channel 111  were: Kathryn Gould co-founder of Foundation Capital.

Leadership Technique: Channel Your Inner Idiot

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While I live in Texas, my brother and partner Barry in Los Angeles, he often stayed with my family when he was in town.) I'm an introvert.

Imagine a Dating Site for B2B Strategic Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, every business expert tells me that finding good business partners is just as tricky as a good marriage, without the sex. Marty Zwilling.

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The Magic of Universal Analytics: Strategy, Tactics, Implementation Tips

Occam's Razor

One of the most minor implications: Your digital behavior is driving out-sized multi-channel impact. Business analysis. No digital. No web.

YouTube launches channel subscriptions

The Equity Kicker

Google yesterday announced the launch of paid subscriptions for YouTube channels.

Good Partners - as Important in Small Business as in Dancing.

Small Business Force

However, partnering is more than simply two companies working together. How important is the relationship to your partner's?

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Who You Gonna Call? Partnering with Goliath: A Tale of Two Announcements

John O'Farrell

Time to find a partner. The right partner. The right partner was obvious:  Cisco.  So was the product: NAS. SUNNYVALE, Calif.,

LiveU Raises $11 Million from Pitango in its Third Round

VC Cafe

LiveU has announced a third round of $11 million, led by Pitango and joined by existing investors, Carmel Ventures and Canaan Partners.

Want to increase your brand’s relevancy? Partner up with tween YouTube stars

The Next Web

Brands partnering with celebrities, influencers and advocates to reach a larger and more relevant audience is not a new approach to marketing.

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Best Web Metrics / KPIs for a Small, Medium or Large Sized Business

Occam's Razor

If you have a non-ecommerce website then there is something delightful for you in the Google Analytics Multi-Channel Funnel reports. Excited?

Startups Face Huge Risk with Channel Partner Strategy

Instigator Blog

That was absolutely the case with Mark Suster’s post, The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware. Mark hits the nail right on the head with respect to the risk (and usually the abject failure) for startups using a channel partner strategy. Channel partners are a sales force in a box! Right? Right?

Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge

Fred Destin

Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world.  Nonsense, these guys are bi-winning here: more companies, more partners, more venture partners, more everything.  We’re taking this market.”. Stephen Fry could not be reached for comment. 

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Channel partners can be golden for growth


gave them a speed lesson on how the newspaper business can build a new river of cash through channel partnerships. By Kim Shepherd. Win–win.

Sales channels often disappoint

The Equity Kicker

I often find myself advising entrepreneurs to be cautious when predicting sales volumes through distribution partners or sales channels, so I thought I would reproduce my thoughts here. Most of all, avoid getting seduced by promises from potential partners and neglecting other areas of the business. Startup general interest

Marketing 101: channel management and the digital domain

crowdSPRING Blog

A marketing channel can be defined as a system used to make goods, services, or concepts available for consumption. Simple, right? 3.

Lean startup methodology is brilliant but confusing

The Equity Kicker

change of channel or customer segment). You will see more on this subject from Forward Partners over the coming weeks. Brilliant.

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How We Grew Our Fashion Accessories Business To Over A Million Dollars In Sales by Yaro Starak

However, with my handbag company charm and luck , to grow our business we realized we needed to find sales partners to handle our sales. Business Mindset & Goals With looking for salespeople in the fashion industry, our mindset was that we were looking for partners. After Atlanta, we added our Dallas showroom and then Los Angeles.

How About A Matchmaking Site For Business Players?

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, every business expert tells me that finding good business partners is just as tricky as a good marriage, without the sex. Marty Zwilling.

Launching The Path Forward

The Equity Kicker

As regular readers will know at Forward Partners we’ve been working with idea stage entrepreneurs for over two years.

Microsoft Partners With Rovio To Promote Bing


Microsoft has partnered with Rovio's Angry Birds to promote their search engine Bing. The promotion is done in a four part mini video series.

Building Relationships with your Leads

Duct Tape Marketing

Collaboration Inbound Referrals Lead Conversion Marketing Strategy Referral Marketing Strategic Partnering word of mouth Courtney Capellan

Flattr and Dailymotion Partner To Provide Income For Video Creators


The Flattr buttons are to be shown on each video page, and on the content creator's channel page.

Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels - Master of 500 Hats

500 Hats

Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!

6 Tips for Cloud Sales using Channels

Guy Nirpaz

I attended Jeff Kaplan’s Cloud Channel Summit today. Clearly cloud channel sales is in its infancy, but there were some companies here with successful channel strategies including (1400 partners and counting), Scribe and others. Lesson 4: The primary role of the cloud channel today is integration.

Nine Keys To A Winning Startup Channel Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

For that, you need to implement a winning distribution channel strategy. For many markets these days, the channel owns the market.

The role of a Seed Stage VC


Others, like Mantella Venture Partners  make a small number of investments but get heavily involved in each of them (not sure if this is still true, but Mantella used to have all its portfolio companies in its office. As a result, they look for things beyond money in choosing who to partner with. The smaller exits happen faster.

Building Relationships with your Leads

Duct Tape Marketing

Collaboration Inbound Referrals Lead Conversion Marketing Strategy Referral Marketing Strategic Partnering word of mouth Courtney Capellan

The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 6: Channel Hypotheses

Steve Blank

This week they were testing their hypotheses about the sales “Channel” – how a company delivers its value proposition (i.e. Week 6 of the class.

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Readmill Announces New Features, Eight Launch Partners And Fresh Funding


Secondly, they are launching a partnership with six independent launch partners that will allow integrate the Send to Readmill into their stores.

2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog


While perhaps only 10% of online ad revenue is currently flowing through these channels , the trend here is clear. Tweets that mention 2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- - December 3, 2010 [.] Media Channels for Content Marketing: Expert Opinions and Video Do Best ! Reply 2.

Jay Jay: Professional Magician Takes His Skill Online, Attracts 40 Million Views On YouTube And Makes $100,000+ Selling Magic Courses by Yaro Starak

Jay Jay recently broke through a milestone, with 40 million video views on his teaching magic YouTube channel ( Free Magic Live ).

Selling through customer service: How to turn customers into brand evangelists

The Next Web

John-Paul Narowski is the founder of karmaCRM, a simple Web-based CRM software focused on small businesses. You can thank the Internet for that.