Wed.Apr 04, 2012

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BigDoor Cracks The Code On Web Site Engagement

Feld Thoughts

Yet when you look at loyalty rates on the rest of the web, they look downright abysmal. They want to get their loyalty score lift even higher.

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The Ultimate Guide to Increasing Ecommerce Conversion Rates


If you run an online store, you’re always trying to boost your sales. Here’s What’s the conversion rate I can be happy with? So yeah.

6 Ways Successful People Stand Out

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Substance trumps style in the long run. Here's how to make the kind of impression that lasts. the list goes on and on. Okay, maybe not. Not many.

5 Lessons From the Recession for Young Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. Donna Fenn, in her book from a while back, “ Upstarts! Upstarts! Focus on your core competency. Marty Zwilling.

9 Ways to Get More Out of Google Analytics

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Already know and love Google's data tools? Here are nine cool features you may not be using--but should. clicking play on a video player).

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Saas Math: Customer vs. Revenue Churn


This should make sense. The longer a customer keeps paying you, the more valuable that customer is. In a previous post , we looked in depth at churn.

45 Minutes With @albertwenger

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It's really easy to appear intelligent when you are surrounded by smart people. I've written a fair bit about how my partner Brad is responsible for much of USV's investment thesis and the deep thinking we do as a firm. It's 45 minutes so it's a long listen, but there are a lot of good insights in here.

5 Quick Moves to Get New Customers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Use your network of friends, colleagues, and existing customers to generate new business. With that in mind, here are five rules: 1.

Design Staff ? Improve your startup's surveys and get even better data

Design Staff

Startups frequently use surveys as a cheap and easy way to get feedback from users. But the resulting data will only be as good as the survey itself.

The Three Most Important Factors of Business Success

Duct Tape Marketing

The Three Most Important Factors of Business Success This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Ask anyone who’s made lots of money if they are “there.”

Get Over It: Life Isn't Fair

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Squabbling over 'fairness' is a loser's game. There's a smarter way to fight back when the deck is stacked against you. So what is your access?

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How I Made My First Internet Dollar – A Passive Income Niche Site Case Study by Yaro Starak

A few weeks ago I received my first ever payment from Google Adsense  in my bank account. While it was only $170 , it represents a small but significant step to making money in a way that is completely independent of my time.

How Not to Crash & Burn in Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Running a business is like flying a plane: Lots of decisions to make and zero time to analyze them. Improve your gut instincts with these tips.

Gini Dietrich's 6 Biggest Startup PR Mistakes


Needless to say, the startup didn't get any press coverage. Think again. Sponsor. Not making PR a priority. PR is a joint effort. Being inflexible.

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How Good is Your WAG?

Taffy Williams

Early instartups, management devotes extended time and effort planning for budgets,timings, and goals. Corporate presentationswill contain key areas that you wish to communicate in an investor pitch. Eventually, you may add a positive spin tosome portion of the data or answer to a questions to try to gain a moreenthusiastic response.

Why you must encounter your "Enemy" before & strategic meeting.


Sometimes during a strategic meeting, our projects are deferred or delayed to another session, because we cannot get enough support.

Improve your startup’s surveys and get even better data

Google Ventures

Startups frequently use surveys as a cheap and easy way to get feedback from users. But the resulting data will only be as good as the survey itself.

The New Rules for Product Invention

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How bobble turned an existing invention into a $40 million business within two years. Everest barefooted. And they chose wisely.

More New Florence

deal architect

on the innovation blog Drive another day! Hospitality Technology Outlook Ubiquitous Scanning The low-risk MVP Florida Tech. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

How SEO Can Shape the Presidential Race

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How sound keyword research and strategically placed web content can shape your desired reputation.

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How Small Businesses Can Pack More Punch


Competing along the same dimensions will only result in a sorry ending. Here are some ideas for start-ups and SMEs to consider: 1. Don’t be shy!

We Just Lost a Big Client; What to Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Learn from four big mistakes. Then get up, dust off, and jump back in the game. We just lost a big and important customer. Big mistake.

Burning Question: What should Ginni Rometty do?

deal architect

As she enters her second quarter as IBM’s CEO, Ginni faces a tricky scenario which frankly could qualify her for Veep consideration this summer. What to do about Augusta? Readers? Burning Questions


Stop "Keeping Up With the Joneses"

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When you hear a success story, it might seem natural to emulate it. But who wants to be a lemming? Stop copying and start innovating. Let's step back.

Indirect Attack on Carried Interests by the NYC Department of Finance

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Decision-makers at the New York City Department of Finance have notified practitioners that the Department is actively considering the implementation of a new unincorporated business tax ("UBT") audit policy targeted at investment partnerships, such as hedge funds and private equity funds.

A Failure to Communicate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Just because you've told your staff what to do doesn't mean they understand it. In that first installment, we talked about tripwires of identity.

6 Online Legal Services Reviewed by


Luckily, the folks at have done some of the heavy lifting. Sponsor. Discuss. Analysis

More trailer-tow marketing

deal architect

My wife asks me “Is Cisco an innovative company?” And I respond “Yes”. Wow, they make great robots and cars and music.” And I go, “not the Cisco I know” So, she shows me the commercial below. Hey, if AT&T

The Return of University Building in the US | VC Firm Backs New University | Minerva Project

Campus Entrepreneurship

25% of my time is spent researching university builders in the US. In many cases this was the building of great universities. Lets watch this one rise?

[Singapore] Daily Deal Site Launches


Hungry? Singapore-based daily deal site Recently featured brands on The best part about ?

Extroverts Need Love Too

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The buzz around Susan Cain’s book Quiet : The power of Introverts in a World That Just Can’t Stop Talking  continues to build.


Nine Power Questions To Help You Stand Up To Discount Pressure


by Andrew Sobel, author of “ Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others ”. They are: Red Ink Clients. RFP Czars.

Find Your Perfect Business Buyer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There are numerous routes for how to sell your small business. Here's how to determine which route is best for you.

The April cS Award and the March cS Award Winner

crowdSPRING Blog

Last summer, we announced that we would issue a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community.