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  • 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. '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? Few people would answer "yes" to that question. And it''s a skill we can teach ourselves. Just act!"
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] The Bar Has Gotten Higher
    When I first entered the venture capital business 10 years ago after being an entrepereneur, my partners warned me that "my bar" for new investments would get higher over time. In other words, the criteria to make a new investment - clearing "the bar" - would get more strict with time as I developed more experience and saw more things. I'll wait.).
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011
    [Media] "You can get ransacked from AirBnB" is this year's "You can get fired from blogging"
    am so sick of fear mongering on behalf of the media. Did you also know that if you let your kids go on MySpace, they're going to get molested? Using Facebook will prevent you from getting a job if you're a college kid, btw. Also, bedbugs are EVERYWHERE! It's true. Let's be clear. If that wasn't true, we would live in absolute chaos.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Why Apple Poached Burberry's CEO
    That zeal came came through in print ads and a series of ebullient social media campaigns--one shared on Instagram, for example, used an iPhone 5S to take slow-motion videos of the clothing line''s Spring/Summer collection. 'Apple isn''t in need of a makeover, but Angela Ahrendts could refresh its brand. Roll out new products. The reason?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Media] Tips For Successful Networking In The Creative Industry
    Fortunately, there exists a few simple ways to not only network with others in your field, but to make yourself stand out in a crowd of other job seekers, as well: Use social media to your advantage. 'by Pierre Drescher, co-founder of The Creative Loft. Today, snagging a job is about one thing: knowing how to network.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: What the hell does a VC do (NSFF)?
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. What the hell does a VC do (NSFF)? Usually you see NSFW, meaning Not Safe For Work (don’t open the video if at work in case it gets you in trouble). Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Why chocolate matters to a smarter planet
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why chocolate matters to a smarter planet. Why does anyone need to ask? And what does this say about IBM, able to turn even chocolate into something just too earnest? Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012. Labels: Whimsy.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Entrepreneurship�predefined
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Entrepreneurship–predefined. quoted my friend Paul Gompers here and here in the past as saying that management is the optimization of resources and entrepreneurship is the optimization of opportunity. like it.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Media] Can Netflix Recover from One off the Biggest Marketing Blunders of 2011?
    During a recent UBS Media conference in New York City, Hastings was open and to the point in discussing how the company with the famed red logo had essentially screwed up. Image via Wikipedia. Will the Netflix Brand Ever Truly Recover? Netflix Was Feeling Pretty Good About Itself. That, in essence, was strike two. Two Strikes and You’re out?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
    [Media] MassChallenge offers startups chance for funding, mentorship, and more
    World-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, media and more. MassChallenge , now in its third year, is the largest-ever startup accelerator and competition. It’s open to high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry and anywhere in the world, with no strings attached. 1M in Cash Awards.
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011
    [Media] The Evolutionary Path of Data - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Media] Frequency of Product Usage in Startup Strategy - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 33 Insider Tips For Getting Hired At A Startup
    Say thank you : Sure, it’s impressive to create high tech, attention-getting media to woo your potential employer, and if you have the skills, by all means, do it. Do extensive research, connect with their social media outlets, and learn about their development. Discuss what you’ve been working on and your dedication will be clear.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Media] 8 Career Mistakes New Grads Make (And How To Avoid Them)
    Some people — Heather Armstrong and Ellen Simonetti , for example — have even been fired for things they’ve posted on social media. With this in mind, don’t post on social media sites that you’re looking for leads and definitely don’t look at job posts while at work. But slow down there, new grad. Holding out for the perfect job.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] 5 Anti-Resolutions for 2013
    Too many news feeds, podcasts, blogs, social media networks, documentary movies, college football games and apps ( Scramble with Friends anyone?) These five New Year's anti-resolutions will help you achieve your real goals for 2013. Every year, countless numbers of my optimistic peers will write a list of New Year's resolutions.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] 4 Secrets for Marketing on Pinterest
    Instead, Elizabeth Daniel New York (or "EDNY") made skillful use of social media in general and Pinterest in particular. Can't spend as much as you'd like to on marketing? Here's how one clothing company uses Pinterest to close the gap. Especially when your marketing budget can't match those of your better established competitors.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti.me Launched By Accident And Successfully Funded 5 Projects
    This hit the Finnish media big time, and the press was lavishly saying that “Crowdfunding is illegal” in Finland. together with Senja sent out press releases to the media, trying to alleviate the false notion of crowdfunding being illegal. Unfortunately, positive news is not really good news in the mainstream media, so nobody cared. ?The
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] How to Make Content the Voice of Strategy
    November – Social media. PR Pitches – We use our themes to promote stories and pitches to the media. 'How to Make Content the Voice of Strategy written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I talk about marketing strategy a lot. photo credit: Giandomenico Ricci via photopin cc.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
    [Media] A Wealth of Woman-Founded Startups, from a Twitter Shout-out
    merigruber @ women2 For @ christine Here's a few Aspera Software, Mobissimo,: Kachingle, Integrated Archive Systems, Blurb, Offerpal Media. I haven't been a heavy user of the Twitter shout-out before, but I had such great response and feedback yesterday that I wanted to share. The responses (and generous retweets!) Check them out :).
  • MASSIVE GREATNESS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Media] The Mac's Mid-Life Crisis
    have a three-year old iMac that sits on my desk and is my media hub, but the vast majority of my traditonal computing is done on a 13-inch Air (and I say “traditional”, of course, because I actually use my iPhone and increasingly my iPad more than any of my Macs — but that’s another topic). It’s a thing of true beauty.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011
    [Media] Invest in Israel Newsletter June 2011 Edition
    Irving, Texas-based DG FastChannel, enables the electronic delivery of advertisements, syndicated programs, and video news releases to broadcasters, online publishers and other media outlets. Israel-based Amdocs is a provider of software and services for communications, media and entertainment industry service providers. in 2009.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level
    When I first arrived in LA my good friend Matt Pillar (a long-term veteran of tech, media & VC) who had been in LA for some time told me, “in LA there’s none better than David.” I wrote a blog post on how to work with lawyers at a startup  nearly two-and-a-half years ago. It was very widely read. Startup-focused.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Media] Blyk Closes A Whopping 17M€ Investment
    The Finnish mobile media startup, Blyk , has closed a very impressive 17 million euro investment lead by Nexit Ventures and other individual investors. Blyk's innovative media solutions commonly attract 25% response rates in the markets it operates in. Members opt-in to the messages, resulting in high respose rates. Nexit Ventures.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] 4 Myths of Finding the Perfect Mentor
    Thanks to email and social media, we can now more easily connect with a mentor and do so without taking too much of his or her time. We couldn't have started our company without a great roster of mentors. We didn't even know it, but we were breaking all the rules. You should, too!) We have an amazing roster of mentors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
    [Media] For Entrepreneurship Education, Experts Look to High School
    Others are shaping the next generation of tech start-ups, like former YouTube user experience designer Hong Qu (class of '95), who is a lead designer at a brand new media business called UpWorthy. We learned how, when and where he consumes media and on TV and his computer, which was an unexpected benefit." They might meet a mentor.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Cautionary Tale You think you''ve had bad days on social media? The company has deleted the tweet, apologized, and stated it is investigating the source, but this will be one for the "social media disaster" books.-- 'A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. The Week 2.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator’s first graduates head to Silicon Valley
    Postcron : helps schedule a user’s Facebook and Twitter posts to maximize their social media presence. Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator , one of the many, many startup accelerators in Europe, is taking the first class of startups who’ve graduated from its six-month program stateside this month.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Helsinki's ThingLink Inks Deal With Discovery, TLC, and Animal Planet
    hingLink, the rich media layer that goes on top of images , announces a deal with Discovery Communications that will take their technology to the web presence of The Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science, and others. 'IndoorAtlas isn''t the only Finnish startup making noise at AdWeek. This month Kiosked raised €5.2 million
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Media] Infogr.am Hits 100 000 User Made Infographics
    is seeing increasing adoption from large media companies and professional data journalists and bloggers. Infogr.am has been on a roll since graduating from Helsinki's Startup Sauna program. The Latvian company has continued it's acceleration through HackFwd , and has recently hit 100 000 infographics made on its platform. at its simplest.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] SEO is Dead. Now What?
    Today, it is not uncommon to hear about online businesses that have built successful online media websites that have done well for years, but then suddenly see a loss of half of their traffic overnight. 'Until now, search engine optimization has been tactical and reactive in nature. But that''s all changing. Numerous releases followed.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Media] Building Your Business Website Yourself? Get Some Expert Tips First!
    Lira oversees a team of website developers at his company, InkDROP Media. 'A good website is crucial in today’s business world. If you’re starting a new business,  you might not have the cash to drop on a website designer, or your existing business website might be in need of a redesign. That’s okay. Tom Lira. Charlie Patel. Plan your site.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways to Market With Online Photos
    Cost: Free for social-media campaigns with up to 1,000 engagements, then $250 a month and up Curalate Best for: Tracking analytics Curalate helps track how other people use the product images from your company''s website, Pinterest account, or Instagram account. Online photos represent a great marketing opportunity.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Want to Succeed? Stop Being So Efficient
    'You might be losing key opportunities because you''re too focused on saving resources and not enough on investing in them. Efficiency: It''s on the list of what most entrepreneurs want and need for their companies. The greater the efficiency, the more effectively you can put resources to work, and the stronger your company. Get to market faster.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] How to Blog and Why Every Salesperson Should
    The purpose of creating a consistent blogging habit is that this is how you get found by search engines, have something worth sharing in social media and begin to build a body of work to draw from in many ways. photo credit: laverrue via photopin cc. What’s it about? The first thing you need to decide is an overall theme for your blog.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Two New Experiments from The Lean Startup Conference Team
    Our stellar list of experts have deep expertise in Lean Startup methods, entrepreneurship, user research, design, analytics, engineering management, PR, social media, startup law, corporate innovation, social-sector innovation, venture capital and more. Quick Consulting , an evening event on March 27 in San Francisco. Office Optional.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 75th Session Spotlights The Midwest
    Jobseekers, therefore, need help cleaning up their social media profiles so that objectionable material does not find its way to these background check scenarios, disrupting their chances of getting hired. The discussion today was around Social Media financing and go-to-market strategy. Sponsor. Spikeball. like these two strategies.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Media] Cats With Your Coffee? What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Purringtons Cat Cafe
    I think it was good for publicity, I think it was good to get out there, but we didn’t do so great in the fundraising part,” says Kristen, who notes that having a larger social media following is often crucial to reaching enough people to make crowdfunding a success. However, the interest in cat cafes stateside is certainly growing.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Can Revitalize The Image Of Business
    Scaling is done first by customer alliances through social media, and later by distributed joint ventures and coopetition. 'Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. On the other hand, everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. Marty Zwilling.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
    [Media] The Care and Feeding of Startup Advisory Boards
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 02 September 2009 The Care and Feeding of Startup Advisory Boards A recent post on Vator.TV got me thinking about startup advisory boards. This is an often-overlooked, under-utilized, or completely neglected strategy for early stage companies. —that talent gaps are mostly filled. flameout Pets.com. Many Thanks!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] 5 Time-Management Tips I Can't Live Without
    consume my favorite media when I''m at home, or on Saturday. 'Don''t wait for January 1 to roll around before you try to get your organizational habits in gear. Start now with these tips. The only thing you can never get more of as an entrepreneur is time." That''s what a mentor told me back when I was launching my start-up, and he was right.
  • 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!
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Zoopla at seven – how focus and speed drive exceptional outcomes
    always get concerned when I see a large commerce or digital media player without a strong tech component. 'I first invested in Zoopla in July 2007. At the time, a mere £500,000 to get the company going and back Simon Kain and Alex Chesterman in improving the real estate experience. million and a profit margin that is flirting with 50%.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Blog Mastermind Is Closing Forever
    One of the obvious areas of change is social media marketing. In their place, Facebook and Twitter have risen to become the leading traffic sources for social media marketers… at least for now. At the end of this month, September 2011, my course Blog Mastermind will close forever. and Digg less of an influence than it once was.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Steps to Good Investor Relations
    3) Be a Contributor to Investor-Friendly Media Outlets Often investors or potential investors want to hear your thoughts or follow what you do online, but if you only focus on your industry-specific area or popular tech blogs you could be missing potential fans and investors as readers. 5) Share Your Ideas with the World!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Marketers: Do You Know Where Your Ads Are?
    Digital media blog Digiday pointed this out recently by looking at when ads go rogue. 'You paid for prominent placement on well-known websites. Are you sure that''s what you''re getting? recently wrote about what marketers need to know regarding Twitter''s IPO. It only takes a little thought to realize the market dynamics. Wired it is not.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Lead Generation Strategies for Start-ups
    Social Media: Make sure you have a good digital marketing strategy, which includes promoting your product or service in all social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ etc. 'Being a young enterprise, you have a product and you have your first set of paying customers. So, what is a ‘qualified’ lead?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Overcoming The Kiddo Factor
    She is also the founder of the Chicago Literati Networking Event and frequently speaks on the topics of branding, social media, and networking. 'By Dana Kaye, owner of Kaye Publicity. m used to being the youngest person in the room. The first step in gaining the confidence of others is having confidence in yourself.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How To Properly Plan For Technology Projects
    Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. 'by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok). Too often, IT firms focus on creating a solution before understanding the problem. Also ask how well they managed meeting deadlines and budgets.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] Five Sites Reputation Management Experts Fear
    They may rise above the social media squatters trying to shave traffic from your good name. by Kent Campbell, SEO expert and founder of InternetReputationManagement. They’re here. The sites that even your genius SEO guy and tech savvy PR team are often powerless against. Unmanaged, these sites can sink your company online. SEC.gov. Wikipedia.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] Breaking Into Mobile Commerce
    With social media on the rise, and a new technology becoming available every day, your company is required to conform. by Jessica Sanders, Chonies. Mobile commerce is the newest addition to the small business family, and worth considering. Why It’s Important. What Customers Want. Your customers want to access to you at their will.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Affle’s Pinch Mobile Messenger To Help Raise Funds For Special Olympics Singapore
    ESPN STAR Sports and mobile media company Affle today announced “Pinch A Dollar for Special Olympics”, a unique corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign that sees the use of Affle ‘s mobile messaging app Pinch to raise funds for Special Olympics Singapore. The Problem with Philanthropy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How to Spot a True Act of Leadership
    Notice a difference between the media-reported stories and the real-world acts of leadership? 'Step behind the headlines and learn what true leadership means for you and your organization. This article is an adapted excerpt from the author''s forthcoming book, Do Lead. Disappointed? Which is fine. Don''t get me wrong. Inspire others.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] 10 Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs on Achieving Your Company’s Long-Term Goals
    specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound. -  Zach Clayton ,  Three Ships Media. 'Having long-term vision is one of the keys to good leadership, and necessary for any successful business. All the complications are what make executing your long-term vision the sign of success; it’s definitely not easy to do. Use Basecamp.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 8 SaaS products for managing customer data
    With Infusionsoft, it is easy to tag every click, page visit or form a customer completes on your website, social media platform or email you send out. 'Amassing customer data is pretty meaningless if you have no organized way to analyze it. Their answers are below: 1. Intercom. Intercom  is the single most important tool we use. Mixpanel.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Media] Blog Writing 101: How To Satisfy Readers And Deliver Top 10 Google Rankings
    That’s why I started the Traffic Generation Cafe blog, focusing on various free traffic generation methods like search engine traffic, social media traffic, networking, as well as how to convert that traffic into subscribers and buyers. place where many a mighty business owner has fallen. Including me. That’s it? You bet.
  • ROB GO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The Biggest Problem Facing Consumer Web Companies in Boston
    The population isn’t that big, Techcrunch doesn’t have a presence here, most national web publications don’t have a dedicated writer in Boston, we don’t have traditional media megaphones like the NYT or WSJ, etc. Here’s a recent example  that is quite thoughtful although misses the mark IMHO. Travel More.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] How Our Customers Helped Us Create a Better Product
    You reach down to snap a shot, "life-logging" your day and syncing the media at night. 'Drew Martin, founder of the life-logging device MeCam, explains how his product evolved with the help of some early fans. The MeCam is not your average digital device. You end up with a record of activities, a kind of "digital urn" you can keep forever.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] Disrupt Education. Save the World.
    Think of what technology has done for, say, television, or media in general. Tweet Is there any generalized institution in the world that needs disruption more badly than education? Right now there are more than a billion people under 10 years old. How well do you think we adults are doing with educating all those kids? It seems so obvious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] How to Network Like You Really Mean It
    It''s fueled a bit by social media, where we''re told we need large numbers of Twitter followers, followers of our blogs, LinkedIn connections and Facebook friends." 'Stop treating your schmoozing like a business card collection contest. Start over with a new goal: quality always trumps quantity. Figure out who matters most. Be intriguing.
  • REDEYE VC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
    [Media] Announcing our latest investment, Flatiron Health
    He then went onto intern at a First Round company, then called VideoEgg (now Say Media ) and soon after, with Zach, came up with the idea for a company focused on algorithms and ad targeting called Invite Media ( acquired by Google in 2010). Nat was one of First Round Capital's first interns ever and built our very first website.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] A Better (& Cheaper) Way to Motivate Employees
    Use social media to make the company more aware. A great mission statement will only get you so far. To motivate workers every day, you have to do a bit more. Most start-ups don’t have much in the way of cash to pay big salaries and bonuses. Annual reviews aren't enough. How so? Don't wait to reward small successes.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] Crowdfunding Sites Offer 5 Hidden Benefits
    PR Local media sources are enamored with Crowdfunding as it's new and unique. Crowdfunding is the latest and greatest way to raise money for a new business, or even a new product or service you want to launch. One of the first Crowdfunding examples is that of Australia's Blowfly Beer. That's because equity investments in the U.S. read more.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Media] The Myth Of The 20 Percent
    Writing and designing a media kit. Developing a media campaign (usually with the help of an outside PR firm). Hopefully your media campaign worked and you now have interview requests to respond to and show up for. 'By Robert D. What is the 20 percent? Let me go to a slightly different industry for an example — show business.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] The New Job Search
    Use Social Media. This is how influential social media has become:  David Van Maren, a former talent agent in Seattle and Los Angeles, told me it’s not uncommon for scouts to discover models on Facebook. by Maureen Francisco, author of “ It Takes Moxie “ The job search landscape continues to change every year.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Media] 10 Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All
    This one is among the scourges of social media. 'You know the saying that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all? Here are 10 of the times when that is most true. You''ve probably read before about the key phrases that greatest leaders say every day. When the other side in a negotiation starts debating against itself. admit it.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurial events firm Summit Series acquires Utah’s Powder Mountain ski resort for $40m
    In April 2008, the Summit Series’ beginnings began dubiously when 22-year old media entrepreneur  Elliott Bisnow  invited the nation’s top entrepreneurs out for a ski weekend to Utah’s Alta resort and put the entire bill on his credit card. 'About an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City, lies Utah’s Powder Mountain.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] 10 Time-Saving Apps for Moms
    Ruckus Reader was created by Ruckus Media Group Founder and CEO Rick Richter, a father and the former president and publisher of Simon & Schuster's children's division. Manilla is backed by the giant media company Hearst Corporation. Give yourself a gift this Mother's Day: more time. These tools can help. a year. per year.
  • DSHEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Too Many Startups: We Need the.
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] allensblog: Entrepreneurs: No Passive "Taglines"
    allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Entrepreneurs, Gambling & the Schmuck Factor: How a Major Upcoming Milestone May Hurt Fundraising | Main. For Entrepreneurs and Startups: Painful Lesson Re-Learned » June 05, 2012. Entrepreneurs: No Passive "Taglines".   No one (not even VC's!)
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Media] Is it a Bubble or Startup Fatigue?
    The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. March 24th, 2011 Is it a Bubble or Startup Fatigue? This incredible bit of fund raising has lead to an internet wide, WTF? Hacker News is bustling with people screaming about how we’re now in the midst of a new Dot-com Bubble.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Rocket Internet – Clone Factory or Execution Champion?
    Despite the constant barrage that Rocket has recently received in the media, it was difficult not to feel at least some respect for the achievements Rocket has made over the last five years. In the lecture theatre, it was standing-room only, with over a hundred students packing in to hear Oliver speak. All of this in only a few short years.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Media] Less Choice, More Commitment: Customers Want Simplicity
    ” Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful,” says John Maeda , the president of the Rhode Island School of Design and former MIT Media Lab professor in his book, “The Laws of Simplicity.” 'Choose from among too many options makes people feel paralyzed and unsure of themselves.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
    [Media] Why Blogging Is Even More Critical In the Age of Social
    Creating awareness for blog content that addresses challenges and provides useful information is the best way to build relationships through social media and one of the best ways to then attract links and traffic. Every so often I get asked if blogging still matters now that we have Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. Blogging drives point of view.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your Brand Thrive in the Sharing Economy
    The social media-enabled open feedback loop that''s built into the sharing economy is raising the bar on service standards. 'Success in this climate requires listening to your customers, establishing their trust, and changing your relationship with them in fundamental ways. Top-down business is dead. Of course, this is easier said than done.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
    [Media] The Lesson Mallory Edens Taught the Twitterverse About Content Marketing
    Sometimes content that appears destined to become an instant social media sensation never gains any traction. 'The 18-year-old became an instant celebrity following the NBA draft, showing the arbitrary nature of what goes viral. This column was written by guest contributor Lauren Begley Parker. Both instances were polarizing.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Media] The Ultimate Balancing Act: Five Tips for the Collegiate Entrepreneur
    Connect your business with your social media accounts, or create new ones for the business. 'If you’re considering starting a side business while in college, we’re sure you’ve asked yourself the following question: Do I have the time and energy to devote to a small business while still doing justice to my studies? This is number one.
  • THE STARTUP TOOLKIT  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Don’t pick your tools before you know the job
    You don’t “need” a webpage, or an email campaign, or activity on social media. I began doing something properly stupid the other day[1]. decided I needed to do a survey. You know, to get to know you guys better. So So I came up with all sorts of interesting questions. What a dummy! Now let’s go find something to sand.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Thoughts on the 2010 Web Analytics Association Board of Directors Vote
    I’m running for three major reasons: Social Media Measurement : Let’s make sense out of them. Disclaimer: I’m one of the nominees for the WAA board of directors. Shouldn’t really matter, but consider yourself warned. I co-wrote a book on the subject in 2009 with Alistair Croll. I’ve talked to hundreds (thousands?)
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] My Favorite 2014 Trend is Boomer-Millenial Partnerships
    see it happening, anecdotally, both around my local community in Eugene, Oregon, and around my online community in social media, LivePlan, and so forth. 'Every year around this time I look forward to Steve King’s small business trends for the next year. Steve, who runs Emergent Research , is a true expert, and his insight is always valuable.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 10 Apps That Make Managing Projects Remotely a Breeze
    Maren Hogan , Red Branch Media 10. 'When your team is based everywhere, consider these communication and project-management aides. Managing a team or a big project from afar? Overseeing the process can be a job in itself. Here''s what they had to say: 1. Asana Asana makes it easy to collaborate with remote workers and freelancers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Lessons From 4 Failed Start-ups
    Kratee E-commerce and Consulting is a media company that operated from 2009-2011. 'Serial entrepreneurs reveal what they wish they had known when they were first starting up their companies. In the world of start-up literature, you''ll often hear things like: "Fail often and fail fast." Maybe true, but still. Not for Michael "Luni" Libes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] 6 Steps to Host a Successful LinkedIn Group
    LinkedIn has been the de facto social media platform for business for some time now, and its popularity continues to grow. It's easy for neglect, spammers and poor practices to devalue a LinkedIn Group. Get back on track with advice from some pros. One conduit of all this activity is LinkedIn Groups. Set clear goals. Then start recruiting.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
    [Media] 12 Ways to Unwind During the Busy Holiday Season
    Plan ahead and hire additional temporary team members if necessary. -- Lisa Nicole Bell , Inspired Life Media Group 7. For start-ups, especially in the retail space, now is the time to ramp-up sales--not to relax. But that doesn't mean your team can't find time for a little holiday cheer. Here are their best answers. Happy Hour!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] 50 Shades of Scandal (and How to Deal With It)
    We live in a world now where gotcha politics, social media, and an Internet that never forgets, combine to mean that just about anything any of us ever does can come back to haunt us. 'Chances are someone will uncover the skeleton in your closet--even if it''s tiny and insignificant. Take a page from America''s new No. spy on how to deal.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Don't Think You Need Change? Think Again
    The newsletter content changes sometimes too; subscribers in our "conversions" bucket, for example, might get more tips on how to get started with social media or email marketing since we know they have a free trial account. Just because something's working fine, doesn't mean it can't be even better. So we changed it. for our purposes here.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 5 Marketing Myths
    Every company markets – whether through direct sales, prominent signage, customer retention, word of mouth, or web and social media presence – every company engages in marketing and if anyone tries to tell you that they do none at all, just smile and list the 4-Ps. 'Marketing is simple right? If a strategy or tactic is working, keep going.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] What 99 Gen-Y Entrepreneurs Taught Me
    She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. Marketing Zen Group CEP Shama Kabani got an earful of entertaining start-up stories recently--and gleaned a few valuable insights about Gen-Y entrepreneurship. during the Empact100 awards. There is no "they." everything changes. shama
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Top 10 Tech Trends To Watch
    Then Jimmy Hendricks presented DealCurrent.com , a white label platform for media companies to manage daily deal advertising on behalf of brands. We started this week’s roundtable with a discussion of the top 10 tech trends to watch for the upcoming decade. You can find details in the blog post on [link]. .
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] The 21-Day Job Search: 5 Tips To Ensure Success
    His passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. 'by Teddy Hunt. In 21 days, you can redecorate your home, form a new habit, lose enough weight to not feel guilty about indulging while you’re on vacation, or find a job. Know Where to Look.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Media] How to Get What You're Worth :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] Sucked into Scandal
    It's yet another example of how brands unwittingly find themselves at the center of a social media disaster. What if your brand was sucked into a controversy it had nothing to do with? Here's how it happens. When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, all public relations hell broke loose. The truth? We value your feedback.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] Raven + Lily: Empowering Women Through Design
    Their mission resonated with me so asked a few questions about how technology and social media have helped them grow. Q: How have you approached social media for R+L? '“Empowering women through design” is core value Raven + Lily uses to guide their business. So Raven + Lily was born. localbiz
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Media] Now Hear This
    So Happy New Year to my 100,000-plus monthly readers throughout the world, and to many more who read my posts via some of the most important media in the startup/tech/entrepreneurship world, in more languages and places than I can keep track of. Much like my career, in the last two years this blog has traveled a serendipitous path.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [Media] Not disruptive, and proud of it
    When they hear about a new social media craze they cringe in agony, desperately hoping it's a passing fad and not another new goddamn thing they'll be aimlessly paddling around in for the next decade. I remember "disruptive" when it was called "paradigm shift." Don't follow along. But disruptive is rare and usually expensive. Should you?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] How an Entrepreneur Became the Go-To Spokesman for U.S. Manufacturing
    Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel, routinely gets covered in the media, testifies before Congress, and writes and speaks nationwide--and could be an example for you. Drew Greenblatt is almost as much in demand as his products. 5000 list for the sixth time in 2012, with a three-year-growth rate of 33%. It's a scrappy turnaround story.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Fiercely Loyal Customers
    Think of the impact when their Fiercely Loyal community (including drivers) takes to social media to fight for them in cities they''re looking to expand in. 'You want your customers to not just love your brand--but be absolute fans of your company. Here''s what you need to know. readers: What is "Fierce Loyalty"? They are just too invested.
  • WWW.INSTIGATORBLOG.COM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [Media] The Importance of Advisory Boards for Startup CEOs
    Home About Contact My thoughts & lessons learned on startups, entrepreneurship, marketing and other stuff. The Importance of Advisory Boards for Startup CEOs Tweet When a startup receives financing it will need to setup a Board of Directors. The Board probably existed beforehand, but was made up only of the founders. There’s no surprise there.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 6 Tips for Awesome Blog Headlines
    Typically the purpose of a blog is a more casual forum to share information than a mainstream media outlet.  So what’s in a name? In the case of blog headlines it’s everything. The headline of any blog is an important component and it is what will get your post read, or rather not read.  No pressure or anything. Make it Pop. Use Keywords.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Media] 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle
    Prospects today serve up a buffet of information via social media and we can gain incredible access to their challenges, requests, chain of command and recent changes – basically a selling road map – if we only listen. Creating happy customers is mostly what generates long-term profit. Below are the 5 stages in the new sales cycle.
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