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3 Advantages to an Experiential Web Presence

Duct Tape Marketing

3 Advantages to an Experiential Web Presence written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Event.

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Chicago Start-ups Swap Equity for Services

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some Chicago-based companies are bartering equity for legal, design, and marketing services. Well, now bartering-for-equity practice is back.

Writing for the Web: Tips, Tricks and Standards

Duct Tape Marketing

We’re about to see a downpour of web copy. The number of marketers who are writing for the web is exploding. And the best copy will win.

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4 Keys to the Future of Social Web Marketing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Blink and you''ve missed a development on the social Web. GrowCo speaker Howard Tullman breaks down what marketers need to know to connect.

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Rethinking Restaurants for the Web

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Matt Maloney and Mike Evans founded GrubHub, an online restaurant delivery service, in Chicago in 2004.

5 Ways To Start A Business Without Capital

YoungUpstarts

For example, a graphic/web designer can align itself with a marketing company to enhance packages for potential marketing clients. 2. Outsource.

Growth vs. profit: What should rising startups focus on first?

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.

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U. of Chicago Students Try To Disrupt Course Materials Market and Save Students Money

Campus Entrepreneurship

University of Chicago students take a hack at the textbook and course materials market. Abraham, a graduate student at the University of Chicago, was standing in line at the campus bookstore last fall when he realized he was about to pay for something he’d already bought: the readings in his course pack. via U.

What to consider before selling your startup to big companies

The Next Web

This story continues at The Next Web. Entrepreneur Analysis and Opinion

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Simply Smart Tech

crowdSPRING Blog

Well, if you happen to be a company in Chicago, search no more! This week’s Small Business Spotlight is Simply Smart Tech.

What fuels a startup’s success: The drive to win or fear of failure?

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago

5 of the Best Tools to Track and Measure Your Domain’s Social Impact

Duct Tape Marketing

In other words, if you have a law firm in Chicago, you might want to consider having ChicagoLaw as at least one of your domain names. Analytics.

Try to kill your startup before you start

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago.

The Hacking Education Contest

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

For example, "Elementary school teachers in Chicago are submitting 40% more projects requesting microscopes." Show a pattern in DonorsChoose.org classroom projects that could impact how and what we teach children. hacking education Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechOn Monday I wrote about contests as a way to raise money.

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Rural Broadband Necessary for Rural Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

He correctly identifies the reasons why Chicago, Denver, Cincinnati, and other smaller cities are becoming vibrant centers of start-ups.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends For The Decade

ReadWriteStart

This is my core assumption on Web 3.0. In 1M/1M, we have a huge emphasis on helping today's Web entrepreneurs navigate their ways into a Web 3.0

Everything I know about entrepreneurship, I learned waitering

The Next Web

Pep Rosenfeld is co-founder of comedy theater Boom Chicago and Boom Chicago Creative in Amsterdam.

Time and luck: Knowing when your startup should dine and dash

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago

How to design a recurring revenue model that will attract capital

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.

5 pitfalls to avoid when joining someone else’s startup

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago

3 Ways Your Website Can Grow Your Startup In 2016

YoungUpstarts

Every web page should have one distinct, all-encompassing goal. by Wes McDowell,  The Deep End. Trend 1: Prioritized Navigation. Ok, not simply.

Getting the scoop: How to research and identify your competitors

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.

MentorMob.com Aims To Revolutionize Learning Through Crowdsourcing

YoungUpstarts

Feature Story Chicago collaborative platform educational content MentorMob MentorMob.com online learningLearning From Others.

The elements of defensible barriers to entry

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.

Keynote Speech at the Global Security Challenge, Chicago, September 22

Pascal's View

I will be the keynote speaker at the America Midwest Regional Final competition of the Global Security Challenge (GSC) on September 22nd in Chicago.  Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Cyber Security Entrepreneur Innovation Leadership Profiles Levensohn Venture Partners Web/Tech Cybersecurity entrepreneurs Global Security Challenge

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Book: Where The Jobs Are

Feld Thoughts

While The Center For American Entrepreneurship website has a series of pages describing the issues and solutions to them , I didn’t find a crisp summary of the book on the web. A few weeks ago I had lunch with John Dearie  to discuss a new non-profit he has started called The Center for American Entrepreneurship. Oh, and inertia.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Development Shop

YoungUpstarts

She is also cofounder of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd and an MBA candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Get multiple quotes.

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Interview with Motoko Hunt about Search around the World & SES Chicago 2008

Eric Friedman

Back in mid 90′s, I started to do some web site localization and press release translation work for US businesses targeting Japanese market.

Been there, done that, and you get the ebook free

47 Hats

The Developer’s <code> is 50 lessons Ka Wai has learned over the past ten years, building sites and web apps. Table of Contents.

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The 11 Cities With The Most Opportunity Right Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Indeed, there are nearly 30 Fortune 500 companies in the Chicago area , including the massive aircraft company Boeing. 12 from No.

How Small Businesses Can Effectively Use the Sharing Economy

Up and Running

Logo design, app development, and web design are all very common tasks outsourced through the sharing economy. Raising capital. Business trips.

5 Ways To Boost SEO Through Social Media

Brandanew

They are a Chicago-based Internet marketing company that offers services to business across the nation in SEO, PPC and web design.

10 must-attend tech conferences in 2014

The Next Web

The Next Web, for one, started out as a conference and now hold annual events in Europe, United States, and Latin America. Techweek. FailCon.

We Have Only Scratched the Surface of the True Value of Twitter. Here’s What You’re Missing

Both Sides of the Table

Chicago? Oh, and if you’re in Chicago or Seattle you have your home town events, too. Who are you on the web? ” **.

Twitter Link Roundup #242 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

We are so proud to be a part of the entrepreneurial and technology community in Chicago where we are based. Here we go! Time Enjoy! 1zbCFi3.

Twitter Link Roundup #123 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

25 Marketers Share Awesome Social Analytics Tools For 2016

Brandanew

It trolls the web and targets each conversation that is talking about the monitor you set up. 16 Top Social Analytics Tools For 2016. Jason M.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

Web Services, led by Amazon’s AWS, which reduced the costs a further 90%. Why Now? Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. What Next? Buzzfeed?

Twitter Link Roundup #216 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

V1’s latest investment: Headout, a last minute marketplace for tours, activities and experiences

Version One Ventures

As frequent travelers, we have been watching this space for a while, but most players took a web-first, mobile-second approach. Web-first doesn’t make sense as travel experiences are typically something you book spur of the moment when exploring a new city (or a day in advance at maximum). In this $1.8M