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  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] 10 Fantastic Websites For Stock Photography
    Here, we’ll give you a list of 10 sites that provides 100 percent free images for either social media or blog posting. Stock photos are readily available for free in the internet but navigating around this labyrinth of content can be very difficult. They can be used freely for commercial or personal use as well. Sound great? Blog & Grow
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Nail Your Company About Us Page: 5 Tips
    Also: If you don''t have a separate "contact" section, include all your contact information--address, phone number, e-mail address, links to social media profiles, etc.--in your "about" page. Create an About Us page that is the customer seeking powerhouse that it should be. Here are five things you can do now. Go visit it now!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Media] The Future of Business Is Mobile—Your Small Business Needs to Adapt or Fall Behind
    What you may not realize is that slightly more than half of all digital media is now consumed on a mobile device, according to eMarketer, and comScore says 11.3 More people than ever before are glued to their smartphone. Between 2011 and 2014, smartphone usage rose by 394 percent, according to comScore. Your business objectives. Your budget.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Thinking About the Next Chief Digital Officer of New York City
    improving communication with residents and businesses by enhancing government transparency and working closely with digital media. This is the first time the City has hired someone to streamline digital media communications across a broad array of City agencies. It''s a bit weird to comprehend for those on the outside. Think about it.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] How Investors Are Increasing Their Returns Through Collaboration and Technology
    The first panel will focus on public markets and will discuss the use and effectiveness of social media tools and data mining technologies in harnessing the wisdom of crowds to generate investment ideas. Prior to this, Mr. Perkin was Executive Vice President at EmSense Corporation, a leading next generation media measurement company.
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Getting Featured
    Social media distribution channels (i.e., And social media/word-of-mouth channels are now stable and robust. Getting “featured” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play is a boon for any mobile app. It can lead to thousands or even millions of downloads in a matter of weeks. Therefore startups naturally covet this.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] Ecommerce discovery on mobile – no apps?
    Getting discovered then requires getting a presence in cards, and to me that feels like social media advertising rather than search advertising. It’s been troubling me recently that at first glance the trend towards mobile and the trend within mobile towards apps mitigates against startup ecommerce companies. Mobile Uncategorized
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Media] How to Be a Better Leader Online
    Today digital media adds a whole new dimension to the leadership profile: those who lead and influence online. Leaders who are online generate a large and loyal following via blogs, online news outlets, and social media and are virtually visible in homes and businesses around the world. Here are five ways to do it. Here''s how.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
    [Media] What happened to AltaVista and Yahoo?
    Yahoo thought they were a media company, not a software company. Media Company vs Software Company - AltaVista started out as a software project in DEC's research labs. They were media savvy and knew how to monetize audiences through advertising and sponsorship. Simple, yet deep implications. It wasn't just Yahoo. Repeat.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] Amazon Deletes Negative Reviews & Gets Away With It.But Can You?
    As I've written about before, customer service matters now more than ever, thanks to the advent of social media. Insights from Reviews In my last article, I spoke about listening as one of the 10 objectives businesses can use to build social media strategies. Reviews and ratings can build you up--or take you down. Be encouraging.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things You Need to Know Today
    Social Semantics Enough with the term "social media" already, says Twitter co-founder Ev Williams. A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. 1. Most Audacious Companies Inc. released its annual list of the top 25 companies changing the world. Inc.com 2. Medium 3. Wired 4.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [Media] Adsense Realities for New Publishers
    The internet just happens to be his media of choice. Tweet. The following is a guest post by Leo Dimilo. “Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Lots of it fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The idea is simple. And it works. Not testing the ad placement.
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] So You Want to Be a Rockstar? Rules for Pitching at the Founder Conference
    And just like last year, it will be very interactive, with entrepreneurs like you and me having a chance on stage to receive feedback on their elevator pitch from  Adeo Ressi of the Founder Institute , get coached on how to create buzz for their product by social media gurus Robert Scoble and Loic Le Meur , look for co-founders or more.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015
    [Media] Weekend Favs March Twenty Eight
    Spent some time this week at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. Weekend Favs March Twenty Eight written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. DTM Favs AutoPilot DashThis Zeef
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] Plugging the hole in my personal backup system
    Locally, we store media files on a Windows Home Server with redundant storage (so a disk failure won't kill anything). Remotely, we use Jungle Disk, which backs up the changes in our media files nightly to our S3 account on Amazon. A few weeks ago I lost a chunk of personal photos to the digital abyss. Who would do such a thing?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
    [Media] Austin Texas – A Booming Hub For Creatives And Entrepreneurs
    It was a successful attempt at local social media. One of the most popular and desirable places to live in America is Austin, Texas. In fact, the city is first in domestic migration since 2010, beating out neighboring cities like San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. These companies created jobs and developed a business ecosystem.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Questions to Ask Before Sending That Marketing Email
    Your customers trust you with their email addresses. Make sure you respect that trust by ensuring every email is the best it can be. Here''s a checklist to help. Much of this accumulated wisdom is hugely valuable, but it can also be overwhelming. Vero, makers of email marketing software, think they can help. Did I Write a Killer Subject Line?
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
    [Media] The Faces, the *FACES*. it's *ALL* about the Motherf**king FACES.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. YouTube succeeded because it caters to self-interest, access to otherwise unaccessible media, and a uni-lateral product focus. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] It's Time to Kill Year-End Lists
    Thanks to social media, I now see more shared content than ever—but how much of it is of real value? For these reasons, lists have become a staple of our media diet—but they're also propagating like bunnies. I've read 21 'best/top/worst' lists so far this year--and most were a waste of time. Frankly, I couldn't agree more.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Media] What Every Woman Business Owner Needs to Know to Succeed
    Social media is a great way to expand awareness of your brand while allowing you to market your business and advertise its products at a relatively low cost. Allot a small amount of time each day to your social media marketing and then leave it alone for the rest of the day. In the U.S. Ask for Help When Needed. Never stop learning!
  • ALLTHINGSD.COM  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Media] Fenwick VC Survey: Q2 Funding Valuations Shoot the Moon
    Media. Internet/digital media and software was the biggest beneficiary of the rise. Peter Kafka in Media. AllThingsD.com is a Web site devoted to news, analysis and opinion on technology, the Internet and media. It is a fusion of different media styles, different topics, different formats and different sources.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Connect Ventures Closes €16M Fund For Early Stage Investments
    Connect Ventures will focus on web and mobile sector investments, with a particular focus on web, digital media, e-commerce, entertainment and gaming sectors. Bezza is an entrepreneur and angel investor who founded and built up Neo Network, a market-leading digital content venture that he sold to the European media group De Agostini.
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Media] Startups are the new MTV – and 15 other thoughts for 2015
    Read here, ‘make it available to the corporate market to buy’ Just like a strong social media voice became an asset, expect personal data trails to have as much or more value in the coming years. People don’t care how media companies built their business or report their revenue by media. Bring it on. Pointless.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Marketing, Metrics, & Meaning (4 Pirates, in LA @ BlueGlass.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Youve Seen This Shit B4. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] How Ideas Gain Traction
    People don''t get initially excited--especially in the media--about the concepts," he tells Butman. Just as important as the idea itself is the entrepreneur behind it--and the skill, passion, and effort she provides. So far, the Foundation has funded 829 projects. (In other words, it has granted $829,000.) They get excited about the people."
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
    [Media] Content As a Business Model
    Look around today and you’ll find numerous brands such as Copyblogger, Social Media Examiner and Mashable built first and foremost on content and only after a community coalesced did they find a way to monetize what the community demanded. Content As a Business Model written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Facebook's Bets Big With $2 Billion Oculus VR Acquisition
    While the applications for virtual reality technology beyond gaming are in their nascent stages, several industries are already experimenting with the technology, and Facebook plans to extend Oculus'' existing advantage in gaming to new verticals, including communications, media and entertainment, education and other areas. Developing.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
    [Media] Your Web Metrics: Super Lame or Super Awesome?
    mean Social Media campaign metrics like Number of Followers (or Likes), Video Views, or (just kill me now!) # of Press Reports. Social Media is all the rage. The true essence of social media, if you want to do it right, is the ability to reach your audience directly (no intermediaries) and have a relationship with them. Thanks.
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Media] How To Sell Art And Build A Remarkable Brand
    Invest in creating your brand presence online via your website and social media. This week, I attended an AADL (Ann Arbor District Library) event hosted by Steve Feinman, the Director of SCORE – a mentoring leader for small businesses. In particular, we had a crowd of artists from the region. dead shark in a pool. You : Who are you?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts
    Step 5: Blog reputation This was a difficult category, because some authors have blogs on their company website, some authors publish blogs on large media networks, and some authors separate their blogs from their personal sites. Who makes the list? More important, whom should you be listening to? John C. Blanchard Richard Branson Michael E.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously
    send them to staff, customers, vendors, the media, and friends, and not only do I find people love receiving cards, but writing "thank you" puts me in an incredible mindset to start my day. You''d like to be successful in everything you do, of course. Here''s how to make it happen. Ernest Hemingway said, "When people talk, listen completely.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] 13 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be More Confident
    Check them and their organizations out on the Web, and check their social media profiles as well. "If you''re prepared you will be more confident," Blalock says. Few are born confident, research shows. The self-assured learn to be that way, and you can too. Are you as confident as you''d like to be? And it''s a skill we can teach ourselves.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day
    Pick something you have to resist--food, wasting time, Web browsing, checking social media accounts--and eliminate the temptation. Do less and achieve more--starting today. Adopt some of these easy habits to make it happen. Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] 10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone
    With email, text, and social media, I do. How to get people to do what you want--no arm-twisting, blackmail, or other slimy trick required. Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire. know this from experience. They''re (mostly) brilliant. It didn''t go well.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 5 Trends to Ignore in 2013
    and Glam Media closed significant rounds. Amid all the forecasts for what next year will bring, here are five business trends you'd be wise to pass up. This article is part of Inc.'s special report on How (and Where) to Make Money in 2013 (and Beyond). Tis the season for forecasting, prediction-making, and soothsaying. It's fun. So don't.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn
    You need to spend time on the site to just watch and listen--and avoid importing some of the social-media habits you''ve picked up elsewhere. LinkedIn brings out the worst in some people. Here''s how not to be one of them. LinkedIn is a powerful tool, but it brings out the worst in some people. First, remember you''re human. Learn the site.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] LinkedIn's Big Problem: Most People Waste Their Time
    Social media continues to offer greater and greater efficiency in networking. Media Lab, who has known Mr. Hoffman for many years. Do most people have too much time on their hands and is the proliferation of social media proof positive of this But do most people need to be more productive? Great question Mr. Ito.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] How to Network Like You Really Mean It
    Stop treating your schmoozing like a business card collection contest. Start over with a new goal: quality always trumps quantity. On my desk is a decorative box that''s full to the top with business cards. I''ve collected them at casual encounters, ASJA conferences , and speaking engagements over the past several months. Pick your next tier.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Antonio Neves
    After some research and adding an application process, I shifted my target audience to high-potential young professionals and entrepreneurs, many in the media industry. The founder and CEO of Thinqaction takes his start-up cues from a decade-long television career. News and covered commercial space exploration for PBS. TheAntonioNeves
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How to Build an Entrepreneurial Team
    What are some no-cost marketing ideas I can implement besides social media? Building a business takes a village. But how can a growing business afford it? Entrepreneurs are highly motivated, risk-taking individuals. Despite their risk profile, they aren''t necessarily risk-seeking individuals. Where do I start?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Improve Sales Without Selling
    Direct Mail Email and Print Newsletter Marketing Event Marketing Networking Partnerships Press Releases/PR Print Ads Radio Ads Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Social Media Marketing Telemarketing TV Ads 3. There is a big difference between marketing and sales. The act of selling generates revenue when a product is sold. radio ads).
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Top 10 Signs You Need To Retool Your Business
    You are at a loss as to how to use new media and social networking. The folks at Heller Communications Design have this wonderful "About" page that has some pointers on when a potential client should hire them. So here is my own top ten list, somewhat modified from Heller's. Sponsor. You are afraid of transparency and what it will unleash.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Media] Managing your Product Management Career
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Adrienne Tan, lead a conversation around “Managing Your Product Management Career”. Better Products.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Media] Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould
    From electric cars to drones, DNA sequencing to robotic surgery, enterprise software to social media –the size and variety of these markets makes the Valley of my early days look bush league. I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. She was twice as smart and just as tough as the guys. Her response? Maybe.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015
    [Media] How to Build a Newsletter People Will Actually Read
    Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool No matter how enamored you may be with social media, Total Online Presence email marketing newsletter Sara JantschHow to Build a Newsletter People Will Actually Read written by Sara Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Focus on the subject line.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Media] How to Be More Likable in 10 Easy Steps
    It can be difficult, especially in an age of social media where everyone is dangerously close to being a narcissist. To ensure your celebrity status on the job, try these 10 tips. You won''t regret it. Have you noticed there are people who always seem to be more likable ? Here''s a few to cultivate. 1. Talk more, not less. Listen better.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
    [Media] I Gave Up Social Media for a Week--and You'll Never Guess What Happened
    Here's why unplugging should be part of your entrepreneurial plan
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] 8 Reasons You Should Apologize for Working Too Hard
    Most mornings I spend some time checking out my social media mentions, especially on Twitter. It''s polite, it raises my social media profile , builds my readership, and it''s kind of. If you''re working ridiculous hours, chances are there''s someone at home picking up the slack. And it''s not exactly like you''re having fun--is it?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Why LA Is the New, Hot Place to Launch
    Cofounder Paul Bricault says the blossoming tech start-up environment in LA reflects what’s happening in the broader digital media ecosystem. Today, with so many of their identities tied into digital media, more Hollywood insiders are taking a hybrid approach, both investing in and endorsing tech start-ups. It’s no wonder.
  • DEIMAR  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012
    [Media] Finding The Right Customers For Your Business | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jun 4, 2012. Finding The Right Customers For Your Business. by Deimar Gutierrez. 4.6.12. Pin It. Basically, customers mean everything for a company. Pin It. Deimar Gutierrez.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Media] My Back Pages
    In early 2007, when I joined up with John Borthwick and began discussing something that would later be called betaworks , we spent hours talking about how the next phase of Internet growth - that was social at its core and operated in real time - would change every way users experienced and distributed media and content.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs
    We see evidence in the news every day of these irresistible forces of change, like the pervasive global penetration of the Internet, the impact of terrorist activities even to peaceful countries, the power of social media in building business relationships, and the depletion and pollution of natural resources. Economic instability. Be there.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to gracefully wind down a failing startup
    Keep the media (and your social media) out of the equation. Eric Mathews is an entrepreneur and investor. Whether you are driving a car or running a startup, looking ahead is oftentimes more important than looking behind. When times get tough at a startup – and I mean really tough – it is easy to look backwards and reflect.
  • REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] Do You Have These 3 Signs of SEO Copywriting Burn Out?
    Are you writing Website landing pages, e-mails, search engine optimization (SEO) tags, blogs, social media entries, and more on a daily basis? If so, you may be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: Difficulty turning on the computer to start writing. Endlessly staring at a blank page waiting for inspiration to hit you. [.].
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Young Entrepreneurs Can Teach ‘Old Business Dogs’ Some New Tricks
    USF offers online marketing courses including, search engine marketing, affiliate marketing training , social media training, mobile marketing and more.  To learn more about University of San Francisco’s certificate programs visit www.usanfranonline.com. So what is the secret to their success and can anyone imitate it? Secrets to Success.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016
    [Media] Selling a Vision or Blowing Smoke?
    The media says venture is slowing down, so VCs are more cautious, so entrepreneurs pitch differently, make different asks, perpetuating the downward cycle. The other day, I sat in on a pitch practice with a company who, by all accounts, is the leader in its category. When they focus on sales, they crush it. Now, they're out fundraising.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] 4 Best Portable Keyboards
    It types softly and easily for a portable device, and it includes special function keys (Power Off, Cut, Copy) and media-control keys. The plastic keyboard, which also includes media Play and Pause keys, feels somewhat cramped and flexes under firm pressure. Having trouble finding the perfect keyboard? Check out these top picks.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage)
    Post them to social media and your blog page. Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage) written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Today is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is David Preston – Enjoy! Words tell the story.
  • ASH MAURYA  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [Media] Lessons Learned in 2010
    Content marketing is built on three pillars of inbound marketing – great content, SEO, and social media. To recap the story so far: I have been an entrepreneur for the last 8+ years – self-funded the first 2 years and bootstrapped the last 6+ years. You need to talk to people for that. The Fallacy of Customer Development.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] 3 Ways to Establish Your Company's Voice
    Put together a "voice and tone" document with examples of what a customer support rep might say based on questions being asked, what kind of language a writer producing content for your blog or site can use, tips for social media content, etc. Having a unique personality can help you stand out from your competitors. Put it down in writing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] The Truth About How Many People Really See Your Facebook Posts
    Think of your own experience with any media for a moment. An alarming report about a drop in engagement on Facebook sent marketers reeling. But it''s time to reexamine the numbers. Want to panic a bunch of marketers ? Tell them that the strategy they''ve used and obsessively focused on for the past few years is a dud. That''s right.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Help You Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously
    When I media-train executives, I always counsel them to display more emotion. Stand-up comedy may not seem like ideal training for leading a company, but several of the discipline''s techniques will help you loosen up, connect with employees, and make a bigger impact on your clients. Oreos were my gateway drug. SugarJunkie. Be in-the-room.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2014
    She left Notre Dame to attend a lightning pitch round in New York, where she tracked down and introduced herself to media mogul and VC Kenneth Lerer. These talented female startup founders are bringing to life impressive--and in some cases, world-changing--technology. Think someone else should have made the list? For example, E!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
    [Media] Can You Really Turn A Hobby Into A Business?
    Here are a few areas to consider before taking the leap: Social Media — It’s Already Working For You. In my view, social media is still a relatively untapped resource — and it’s one tool every hobbyist already has at their disposal to do the most basic market research. By Nick Goode, Commercial Director at Sage One. My favorite?
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Media] Don't Forget the "Tech" in "AdTech"
    Tremor is the first public offering of an adtech company since Millenial Media''s IPO in April 2012. Today''s IPO by Tremor Video is seen by many as a harbinger for the adtech community (full disclosure:  Tremor Video is a Flybridge portfolio company). Rightly so. But, in every industry, software improves and gets simpler and simpler.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Media] 6 Reasons Marketing to Hispanics Makes Sense
    For marketers this means that progressive online or social media programs should be as readily accepted and embraced among Hispanic consumers as the general market. Here''s why budgeting to target a Hispanic market is important, especially now. Growing Audience The commonly understood number of Hispanic consumers living in the U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] 5 Uncommon Thoughts That Guarantee Uncommon Success
    You can connect with nearly anyone through social media. Big ideas are great.but to be successful, all you need to do is decide you'll think differently than other people. It's hard to think differently and be able to dream new dreams. But most of us aren't bold visionaries. I'm not. I'm far from visionary. Hey, join the (very large) club.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Breaking Into the New Hispanic Marketplace
    This post received 67 comments. '> Break Media's new site, TuVez, is aimed at Hispanic males. Break Media is no stranger to niche marketing. Their success has made Break Media one of comScore's top 50 Web properties in terms of unique visitors; last year, revenue grew 90 percent. Break Media's approach is a site called TuVez.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] 10 Crazy Bootstrapping Stories
    Since then, Causey''s advice has appeared in a slew of national media outlets and she just published " The Furniture Factory Outlet Guide, 2014 Edition." What these entrepreneurs lacked in funds, they made up for in gumption. Read on for inspiring tales of daring, dedication, and desperation. Her solution? Their solution? It''s awesome."
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] Security And Privacy Are Entrepreneur Opportunities
    Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. Why is everyone so paranoid these days? My plea to entrepreneurs is to recognize these concerns as an opportunity, to make people’s life better, rather than stoke the fires.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Media] These Shoes Were Made Where?
    Brothers Jordan and Jensen Adoni are blending old-school craftsmanship and social media sizzle in a New York City shoe business, The Adoni Group. This blend of old-school craftsmanship and social media sizzle is the essence of the Adoni brand. In early April, Beyoncé and Jay-Z celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in Havana.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] Findery's Caterina Fake: Don't Chop Up Your Day [VIDEO]
    Caterina Fake answers questions about growing a business, excelling at social media and getting customers to spread the word for you
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] Told You So! Early Facebook Doubters Eat Their Words
    Predicting Facebook Wouldn't Be Worth $2 Billion "Ross Levinsohn, president of Fox Interactive Media, told an investors conference in New York yesterday, 'It's a great site and I know the guys there well. Who knew what Facebook would become when Mark Zuckerberg launched it in 2004? Not these guys. Hindsight is 20/20. Yes, a FAD!!!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] 10 (More) Things Successful People Believe
    Access is nearly unlimited; you can connect with almost anyone through social media. Successful people think about their work differently than most. Here are some of the beliefs they said we missed in a previous story. Remarkably successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs. listed those beliefs recently in this article.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Media] Facebook, Cookies, and Marketing: How To Prevent Your Small Business From Stagnation
    We can all learn from the experience of one of today’s most successful social media platforms – Facebook. At some point, even the most successful businesses hit a wall. Sales plateau, the customer base stops growing, morale is low, and revenue is either flat or falling. But it can be very difficult to find a lasting solution.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] For Startups, Timing Trends Really Does Matter - Except When It Doesn't
    It was 2011 when we started building a platform for social media. By then, Buddy Media had already raised over $90 million, Wildfire announced that they had over 10,000 customers, and companies like Vitrue and Involver were the industry titans. Now is the best time in history to start your own business. Abby Ross , Blueye Creative. 2.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Media] How To Better Measure B2B Lead Generation
    This could happen on your site or on social media. It could be engagement with your brand on a social media channel such as LinkedIn or Twitter or it could be visits to your website itself. But impressions, clicks, and interactions on a social media site such as LinkedIn can only be anecdotally linked to conversion metrics on the site.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Media] Why (and How) Your Business Should Get Visual
    Knowing your advocates and influencers on these networks and running contests and sweepstakes to distribute your SKUs in the visual feeds is a great way to generate free earned media and traffic from these channels. Visual networking sites like Pinterest and Instagram can help grow a brand. What is visual networking? The reason?
  • K9 VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] Announcing K9 Ventures II – A $40M technology-focused micro-VC fund
    No three-way business models and no content, media, advertising-based companies. I am pleased to announce the formation of K9 Ventures II, L.P. – A $40M technology-focused micro-VC fund. K9 Ventures started  investing in 2009 with our first fund, K9 Ventures, L.P., Not interested in me-too businesses.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Take a Tip From Singapore
    Food courts in America are bad things—owned by no one, with food that comes from nowhere," Bourdain said at a recent media lunch in New York City, sponsored by the Singapore Tourism Board. What can American businesses learn from Singapore's open-air markets? Anthony Bourdain explains. He contrasted chain-heavy U.S.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] Ten Effective Calls To Action
    Social Media is Imperative. Your goal is to get everyone involved to share the item or items you are selling, so by using Facebook and Twitter you are advertising widely instead of putting a banner or landing page that is stagnant — spread the word through these social media outlets. This is a guest post by Nitesh. Coupons. Videos.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Media] How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority
    Just as the need for content has created a great deal of angst among marketers, social media and networks have created a great deal of confusion. How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today, authority is it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 6 Signs You're Not Fit To Lead
    You don’t need to run a global media empire to fall into this trap. Leadership isn't forever. Here are six signs it's time to step down. Many leaders remain in power unless a clear “mistake” derails their tenure. Yet, many leaders also struggle with remaining fully committed to the challenges of leadership. He said no.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice
    As a journalist and blogger myself, I know a thing or two about what captures the attention of the media, about what makes a founder or company interesting. It’s every startup’s dream - to get the attention of the people who matter. You might think that refers to customers or clients, or even venture capitalists or angel investors. What now?
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice
    As a journalist and blogger myself, I know a thing or two about what captures the attention of the media, about what makes a founder or company interesting. It’s every startup’s dream - to get the attention of the people who matter. You might think that refers to customers or clients, or even venture capitalists or angel investors. What now?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Media] How to Create Work-Life Balance When You Work for Yourself
    After lunch, I work on less complex tasks like responding to emails and scheduling social media posts. If you think being your own boss means being able to sleep in til noon and screw off whenever you feel like it, think again. At which point, have at it!). All it takes is a little thought and a lot of discipline. Enforce, Enforce, Enforce.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] Pinterest's New Feature Shows the Power of Personalization
    With every new media type, whether it was Google, where you have text ads, or Facebook, which is more social advertising, or folks like Twitter, it takes people time to figure out, hey, what''s my voice in this medium?" For the Palo Alto, California-based startup, personalization could represent the missing link in its business: revenue.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] 10 Steps to Teaching Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs
    Most children today are terrible at face-to-face and telephone communication because of the popularity of social media and text messaging. What business owner doesnt wish similar entrepreneurial success for their children, whether they have hopes to pass on the family business one day or can see their child creating their own. Of course!
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] The Case for Optimism and Risk at Startups
    told her that I believed America’s best asset – driven initially from software innovation mindset in the San Francisco Bay Area and media innovation driven from Los Angeles – was our willingness to accept failure. uBeam’s tech does work and I have safely seen it demo’d in the real life many times. ” **.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Editors' Picks: Our Top Videos of 2012
    best videos of 2012, we considered a combination of those that garnered the most plays, the most likes, shares, and comments on social media--as well as votes from our on-staff editors. Before the year's out, catch our standout videos of the last 12 months. Richard Branson, Barbara Corcoran, Alexis Ohanian, Gary Vaynerchuk--and more. Enjoy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene
    The conference attracts some 700 entrepreneurs, marketing executives, software engineers, social media people, and aspiring future founders. Whitten's current Omaha project is VoterTide , a social media intelligence company for political campaigns. We sent a lifelong New Yorker to investigate the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Small Business and Startups – 13 Great Reads From The Business Press
    American Public Media: Marketplace. American Public Media: Marketplace. One of my daily pleasures is to read the paper, the blogs, and the magazines. Lots of trends to spot, plenty of management lessons to be learned, good analysis of economic issues,  and plenty of coverage on small business, startups, and technology. Forbes. Forbes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks
    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia In 2003, Vishen Lakhiani founded Mindvalley, a digital publishing company that specializes in self-help, motivational, and personal-growth content in new media. asked our Facebook community to submit photos of the world's best offices. Then we put them to a vote. Continued on next page.) Tenon Tours was No.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
    [Media] Five Secrets to Rocking Your Niche
    My name is Natalie MacNeil, the newest guest blogger here at Bplans. I’m an Emmy Award-winning Media Producer and the author of “She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose” (read to the end for a special offer!). Hi there! That was the first business plan I ever wrote.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
    [Media] 7 Reasons to Start a Blog Before Shipping a Product
    Since a startup by definition is not a recognized brand, you are the brand, based on the social media culture of today. With the an estimated 150,000 new websites and 7.3 The biggest excuse most startup founders mention is too much to do building a product, mapping strategy, investors, etc. Find potential partners. Populate your team.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] The 30% Factor
    Lessons from creating a social media powered eBook Quotes worth recording – Lou Holtz How to make your email stand out? Every worthwhile project comes with varying levels of resistance throughout the lifecycle of that project. The 30% Factor is the willingness and commitment to pay the price for the crucial 30% of the project.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] How Entrepreneurs Should Dress
    Although you probably shouldn’t wear jeans to a law office meeting, you could likely get away with it at a media company , a recording studio, and maybe even a restaurant’s kitchen. Today’s social media sites are a window into people’s lives and their closets (pun intended). Clothes, Will Make Or Break The Man. Playing It Safe.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Media] Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web: Do You Have To Choose?
    For some, their top 5 could include social media or gaming, while others may spend more time in instant messaging. by Ajay Kapur, CEO and Founder of Moovweb. There have been countless debates about the demise of the mobile Web at the hands of mobile apps. Who’s winning? No one can agree. Amazon has more app revenue than mobile Web revenue.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Battle Royal: The Duel Between 2 Different Facebooks
    Dan Levy, Facebook''s director of small businesses, says the social media site has 1 million advertisers, according to Mashable. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become a "highbrow" digital newspaper, while users want a land of viral videos. But which version is better for advertisers? And happy users often means a happy Facebook."
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Media] Top 7 Soft Skills Of Successful Entrepreneurs
    Lewis Robinson  is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales.  He’s begun multiple corporations and currently freelances as a writer and business consultant. by   Lewis Robinson. Here are 7 soft skills that can make a difference in your business: 1. Collaboration.  . Presentation. Communication. Networking.
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