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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Coping with the Dark Side of Technology
    On March 31, we will choose five winners to receive a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk''s newest book about social-media strategy. 'Win a Copy of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook In the Comments section below, tell us about the biggest challenge your organization has faced in identifying and adopting new technologies. Contest details. ” 3. ” 4.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Meet the New Masters of Cash Flow
    Specifically, Simon founded FastPay last year to provide near-instant financing for digital media businesses, who often need to lay out significant chunks of cash when doing an ad-buy. A client that needs to front the money—if they don't have a large pool of capital to keep investing in media, they can't grow," Simon says.
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] How I Doubled Organic Search Traffic in Two Weeks
    m not interested in a demand media business. You want more traffic. You want it to be organic. You want it to be targeted. And you want to use a strategy that will scale to bring you more. Me too. This post details my recent success at that exact goal. There were two key insights from that post that propelled me forward. More on this later.
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] A Blog is a Startup
    Building a blog following is even easier with social media. There are a lot of similarities between a successful blogger and a successful startup. With startups you build lots of products, test what gets adopted, build new features, test those features on your user base, and then measure how the features are utilized. Build a product.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Media] IBM Acquires Coremetrics
    From the press release: Today Coremetrics delivers web analytics capabilities to more than 2,100 global brands across a wide range of industries including retail, financial services, media and publishing, travel and hospitality and education.  Today it was announced that IBM is acquiring the company for an undisclosed sum. Coremetrics.
  • GUST  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Keep It Under Your Hat: Valuation Caps and the $650 Million Sale of MySpace for $125 Million
    Never missing an opportunity for a good war story, I’d like to revisit one high-profile transaction, the $650 million acquisition of MySpace by Fox Interactive Media in 2005, on which I spent many sleepless nights along with the rest of the deal team.  The cap is irrelevant if the next equity financing is at a valuation below the cap amount.) 
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] 5 Money-Making Reasons To Get An E-Commerce Site
    Social media brings sales. Additionally, with the introduction of Google + , although it is not available for businesses profiles just yet, it will be a major player in the social media game, and businesses should realize that this is a huge opportunity for them to gain some market share. There was absolutely nothing useful there.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Fly High
    The class consisted of basic networking and administration, network mapping, remote exploits, denial of service, web vulnerabilities, social engineering, password vulnerabilities, wireless network exploitation, persistence, digital media analysis, and cyber mission operations. He promised that one day he would fix that. Military Academies.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Media] What to Tell Customers When Selling Your Business
    Otherwise, key clients could learn about the transition from media outlets, competitors or other sources--and there's no guarantee that the information your clients receive from these sources will be accurate. Selling a business can be a complicated process. business sale is one of the most difficult transitions in the life of a company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Make Your Business Meaningful
    That works in a couple of ways: One: Because the human race descends from Africa, we focus on sharing courageous stories about our common homeland that are less frequently told in the media and may even be new information to many. Here's how. don't get many opportunities to relax and watch TV. What Good Do You Do?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Pages: Big Changes Coming Soon
    These restrictions–as well as more prominent and now publicly displayed data "Insights" –have caused some in the social media space to postulate that these changes will only help Facebook sell more ads to deliver those calls to action–or to drive traffic to particular custom tab within a Page. ” True enough.
  • ADVENTURISTA  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [Media] eCommerce Rule #9: Identify your best customers, encourage customer loyalty, and motivate the evangelicals
    The rise of social-media services like Facebook and Twitter, and the explosion of niche blogs, means your customers now have very public microphones with which they can broadcast their feelings about you. But social media also means that your biggest fans (as discussed in Rule #2 and Rule #5) can be heard more, too.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit
    OutCast's execs put Fenton and Hoffer through an intensive media-training program, spending hours grilling Fenton and Hoffer about their competitors and whether or not they were sacrificing their ideals. He and Fenton worked around the clock responding to members and the media; Fenton says he received 1,500 emails. The IRS disagreed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] How a Vintage Ad Inspired a Viral (Nova) Sensation
    Last week however, Atlantic Media''s The Wire , revealed that the man behind the skyrocketing website is Scott DeLong, a 31-year-old web developer based in Ohio. More than ever, businesses are involving customers in decision making by crowdsourcing, testing products in beta and spurring conversation through social media.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Belieb It: With Launch of Selfie-App, Justin Bieber Becomes Start-Up Investor
    Though the singer just lost his title to Katy Perry as the number one most followed person on Twitter, he still touts 46,949,599 followers (at time of reporting) so it will be interesting to see how Bieber''s social media influence lends itself to the app''s success 'The social network for selfies-only called Shots of Me launched yesterday.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Solid Online Business Models You Can Embrace to Generate Income
    In mainstream media, it’s referred to as “native advertising” but the model is the same thing; build a massive audience for your blog and make money when they buy affiliate products you recommend. The Blog-based Affiliate Marketing Model. major blog that does this effectively is Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income blog.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] 4 Reasons You Need to Use Native Advertising
    In that case, ask the top media properties in your region or industry to pitch your business ASAP. Native advertising is useful for companies on the rise who are doing everything right, and trying to reach a media-conscious target audience that wants to engage online. little over a week ago, I penned an Inc. readers. Here they are: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Media] 7 Ways to Motivate Without Money
    Social (and social media) recognition-- The Little Giraffe Foundation. 'It''s easy to increase someone''s paycheck. It''s not so easy to reward without money, but these groups have figured it out. Dear Evil HR Lady, We''re a small non-profit and we rely heavily on volunteers. Yes, their love of the cause is good, but it only goes so far.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Customers Ambassadors Without a Referral Program
    recently talked to Clément Delangue from mention about easy ways startups can get media coverage. 'Why pay customers to talk about you when they will do it for free? Referral programs have their place, but most of the time your users don''t need any rewards to share content or talk about your company and products online. And why not?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Forget what you know: There’s no right way to start up
    Then Ben [one of the mobile engineers on the team] suggested a concept around sticking pieces of media to friends and people in the real world. 'Ryan Hoover  is the co-creator of  Product Hunt  and EIR at  Tradecraft. Visit his blog  to read more about startups and product design. Twitter is confusing. It wasn’t clear what [Twitter] was.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] Connect Your Phone To TV Through Browser-Based Pult.io
    Pult has a team of five people with backgrounds in media and telecom, and had met by working together with someone from the team in previous projects. Co-founder Andrus Raudsalu was previously the CEO of Delfi-- a big internet media company in the Baltics. A new Estonian company that should be one to watch is Pult.io. Period.".
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] 3 Reasons You Shouldn't Copy Apple's PR Strategy
    Yet many in the media declared at length that she was superb at her job--perhaps because she provided them with what they needed, perhaps for fear of being cut off a la Porsche. One of my biggest media successes in Silicon Valley has been a 26-year-old guy from Texas with big hairy arms and a gritty and loud voice. Be secretive.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Peer-to-Peer Start-ups Joining Forces
    However, our request was apparently diverted to FitzGibbon Media, a Washington, D.C.-based 'What happens when your company''s business model doesn''t necessarily jive with local law? You go on the offensive. Companies in the "sharing economy" space are doing just that. source at ride-sharing start-up Lyft told Inc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] The Backward Silicon Valley Thinking You Need to Ignore
    The stories that the media often push are anomalies that don''t represent reality. 'If you pay attention to VCs, you''d think only the young build great companies and a crazy-viral app is the golden ticket. It''s time for a reality check. Sometimes it seems that almost any business based in San Francisco can get venture funding.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] What Your Brand Should Learn From the Pope
    And unlike many brands and executives who continue to shun social media as a passing fad, the Pope has embraced it as an effective way to communicate with and get his message out to the masses--not to mention to take the pulse of his customers. Sometimes the savviest business leaders aren''t in business at all.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] Get in on the revolution in venture funding
    How social media networks can reduce financial needs for start-ups. The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, and getting noticed by the right person or network can mean investment, growth, and ultimately business success. But money doesn’t grow on trees. How mentors help bring products to market.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] How to Attract and Retain Customers :: Small Business Marketing.
    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  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Why Being Positive Is Easier Said Than Done
    Because positive psychology research has "fine print" that rarely gets mentioned in the media, according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness. Here's why. In one study , Lyubomirsky posted online two nearly identical requests for study participants.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Biggest Lie in Sales Today
    They've read an article, attended a speech, or seen media mentions and remembered our earlier discussions. Chances are, you've heard this one--many times. Don't want to hear it again? Try these tips. Of all the little white lies that sale prospects might tell you, "We'll keep you in mind" ranks among the most common and insidious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Working With Your Spouse: 5 Rules
    You need to know this in advance, or you’ll never be able to take advantage of any media coverage. Going into business with your spouse isn't for the faint of heart. Here are five rules that will increase your chances of success. Business partners talk all the time about being “in the trenches” together. Right. Goals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] Open a Hot Restaurant with $12,000
    It was really about building a brand via word of mouth and social media. We did zero pitching on any media we've received. In New York City? Really? Former advertising exec Nicole Ponseca explains how she opened Maharlika, and got great buzz and press from Day One. How did you go from ad exec to restaurant entrepreneur? What's next?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] 7 Tips to Better Manage Your Email
    In fact email continues to be the primary and most effective form of communication in business despite the spam, texting and social media. 'Is your email running your life? Here are a few tips to help you take back control. Let''s face it. Email is never going away. Most smartphones help do this for you. There is no need to panic. Stay tuned."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] Modcloth's Key Strategy: Be a Friend to Customers First
    And while this may get confusing at all-hands meetings--almost 70 percent of the company’s employees are female, after all--it perfectly illustrates ModCloth''s approach to engaging its "girl" on social media. 'The fashion retailer wants clients to think of it as a friend first and a business second. Don''t think in plural.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs—Plus 5 Tips for the Entrepreneurial Introvert
    Or, you might put together a thoughtful social media campaign or series of blogs from the privacy of your own office. 'Photo: Getty Images. What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? In addition to being some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, all three are introverts. Photo: Kris Krüg.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Starting from a blank canvas
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Starting from a blank canvas. have recently been reading the books and online literature about business models. Business model canvas, startup canvas, lean canvas, running lean? So which canvas is right for what?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done
    Related Posts: Effective Planning Is About What to Leave Out Social Media Hierarchy Revisted Make It Your Year of Getting More Done How To Stay Focused On What’s Important Successful Marketing Requires Behavior Change. The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why I Like the Sequester (Despite Flight Delays)
    Hearing the cries of the public and the media, it is taking action. 'Believe it or not, American politicians are starting to think like business people. And that''s a good thing. It''s 1893. In 1933, my grandfather, suffering from the Great Depression, destitute in New York, resorts to theft in order to feed his family. Poor me!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Why Data Is the Oil of the Digital Age
    population would have willingly agreed to provide at least some of their personal data to the MAW—the omnipresent collision of media, advertising and work in our everyday lives. In the most competitive markets, the winners will be those with the most, and most accurate, data. Two years ago, I said that by 2020, 90% of the U.S.
  • TONY WRIGHT DOT COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Media] Guide to Evaluating Startup Ideas
    They are currently on the wrong side of a market shift away from physical media– can you imagine people renting DVDs in 10 years? A great developer I once worked with was kvetching at lunch one day. He’d wasted a year of his life and had a pile of stock options that weren’t very interesting. Twitter was very tractable.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Media] 5 Things Hollywood's Power Players Can Teach Entrepreneurs
    Social media extraordinaire and Hollywood favorite Ashton Kutcher, is now an angel investor. Jeff Skoll, number one at eBay, ventured into Hollywood to begin a noble production house, Participant Media, which has already garnered over a dozen Oscar nominations. Startups and Hollywood are more alike than we give credit. Sponsor.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] Announcing … Fantastic Fall Line-up of Classes from Power Teaching students
    SocializeVid will walk you through how to fully integrate your video content into social media and give it a voice that will help gain quality clients. Susan Kuhn is offering “Authentic Social Media Marketing for Start-Ups.&# It’s easy to get overwhelmed by social media, not to mention by starting your business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] 5 Things You Need to Know Today
    recent report shows that 52 percent of Americans plan to make a social media announcement when they quit their jobs.-- 'A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. TechCrunch 2. Let that be a warning to you if you''re considering going the crowdfunding route.-- GeekWire 3. CNET 5.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Not Fooling Anyone: Employees' Strangest Sick Day Excuses
    This included looking at employees’ social media posts and even driving by their house. 'A survey from CareerBuilder produced a list of this year''s most outrageous reasons for calling in sick. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one," George Washington once said. Employee was quitting smoking and was grouchy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] This Week in Tech: Is an iPad Giant Coming?
    SanDisk announced this week its new Connect line, which includes a portable flash drive and a larger media drive. 'Fresh off the tech rumor mill: a much bigger iPad may be in the works, and other hot gadget news you should know. Each Monday, I''ll cover the tech trends, gadgets, business services, and apps of note. Las Vegas. iPad Giant?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Seamlessly Merge Teams in Different Locations
    Come Together We''ve got a bunch of folks who do social media and content marketing across our companies. They were all invited to Minnesota to the corporate headquarters for an annual social media summit. Here are some tips on how to navigate the first 90 days. So how to get people to start working together, leveraging and sharing?
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Storytelling – Neal Baer of Law and Order SVU
    Nael talked about many things but the highlight of the talk was the power of storytelling ( especially on the mainstream media ). Kavitha and I had an opportunity to listen to Neal Baer ( Producer of Law & Order SVU ) at IDEO recently. The surveys were conducted before the show, 1 week after the show and 6 weeks after the show. Author.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Kiosked Launched 'Branded Kiosks'
    The brand experience is consistent across all media and devices”. 'Kiosked tells us that they have released a new feature that was previously quietly used by Angry Birds and Nike: Branded Kiosks. Basically from now on, you can have your very own Kiosk, as shown in an image above. ?Sure,
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] How Much Transparency Is Too Much?
    To some extent social media has forced organizations to be more transparent, because they no longer had the luxury of hiding behind press releases and company spokespersons. 'How Much Transparency Is Too Much? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing podcast with Pat Flynn.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Media] New Investment Fun Looks to Find Innovation from Within Higher Ed | Campus as Market
    The fund, whose two biggest investors are the media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG and the University of Texas Investment Management Company, is focused on stimulating “innovation from within the academy,” rather than competing with it from the outside, David Figuli, a lawyer and partner in University Ventures, said in an interview Monday.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter Ads
    The Social Media Retargeting Opportunity Americans spend over three hours a day on social networking sites. There was a problem, though: people aren''t interested in buying products or services when they''re looking at pictures of cats on social media. Here''s how it works. Do Twitter Ads Work? Previously, they were pretty awful.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Media] Icelandic BrandRegard Picking Up Steam In The U.K.
    Target-Live is a division of Britain’s fastest growing independent media agency, Target Media & Communications Group. The Icelandic software startup, Transmit, tells us that their cloud-based branding and marketing service Brand Regard , is seeing traction in the U.K. On the new traction in the U.K.,
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
    [Media] Pre-Launch Marketing
    Social Media. Social Media Network. 'I’m thinking a lot about pre-launch for Keepify these days and I thought I’d organize it all here. There are a lot of different ways to try to collect traffic, attention, etc. Some of it is more effective before launching that others. Much of it depends on your product and market. Video.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Cracking The Code: A Quick & Funny Summary of AdTech
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Sunday, November 07, 2010. Quick & Funny Summary of AdTech. love this video: everything you need to know about online advertising! Posted by Philippe Botteri. 11:11 AM.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
    [Media] A Call to Action: Why Venture Capitalists Must Pay Attention to the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)
    Security: Organizations should protect PII (in all media) through appropriate security safeguards against risks such as loss, unauthorized access or use, destruction, modification, or unintended or inappropriate disclosure. Privacy advocates should find more reasons to cheer for the NSTIC than to fear it.  Share and Enjoy
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Advice for the Advisors
    Mention them in your social media outlets.  Many startups have advisors.  Most waste the opportunity that advisors provide , because they do not consider why exactly they want advisors in the first place.  There are also things that startups advisors could use advice on.  Specify the appropriate level of involvement and the time commitment. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] 3 Strategies to Win the War for Talent
    Sinclair notes that the emergence of entrepreneurship in mainstream media has had a significant impact on a founding team’s ability to hire good staff, even when money is limited. 'Big companies don''t have dibs on the best candidates. This was the late 1990s, and I was mentored to join a name-brand company. listened.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] 5 Powerful New Ways to Make Video Attract Customers
    Many channels and creators were influencers on the web and social media before adopting YouTube, and even more that started on YouTube are quickly expanding their audiences everywhere--which means the potential opportunity for distribution of your videos is exponential. new tool and these 5 tips help others help you grab more views.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Media] How A Dorm Room Side Project Became The Web's Hottest Operating System
    It’s a highly customizable content platform that can support thousands of development tools that enable users to create and manage a wide range of features, including content, social media, and e-commerce. 'Dries Buytaert thought maybe a dozen people would ever use his software. Buytaert graduated in 2007. million.)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Which Numbers Matter Most?
    The re-launched Fab.com uses social media advertising and referrals. How can you tell if your e-commerce company is going to grow or fall flat on its face? These three measurements hold the key. How can you tell if your e-commerce company is growing? Traffic Not all traffic is created equal. Any old eyeballs will no longer do.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] How To Boost Business With Fantastic Photography
    How many websites or social media sites are you on each day that have photography that just doesn’t quite cut it? see it all the time. Fast and easy to load websites, well written blogs, great Facebook pages… and then, there’s the photography. know what you’re thinking. Does it represent your vision and goals? Have
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] The Future of Marketing: 4 Things You Need to Know
    Using social media, companies can enlist customers and prospects to help with everything from defining product requirements to designing advertising campaigns. 'Technology is utterly changing the way that companies spend money on marketing. Marketing will become more tactical. With the exception of direct marketing (catalogs, mailers, etc.),
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Media] The #1 Goal of Your Website
    Social media routes (including blogging) are all fantastic avenues for building an audience. Email should be your first goal, with social media approaches coming once you have this cornerstone cemented in place. Photo by Daquella Manera. This post is an adaptation of a portion of my 2010 Business of Software talk. Unfollow.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] @altgate » Blog Archive » Outsourcing For Startups
    Better to do personal outreach to blogs/local media. You can also get to know local media easily, they’re at the same events you are and generally speaking are very approachable. The presentation was on outsourcing generally, not just software engineering and the audience was very early stage companies (some yet to be founded). Legal.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Media] 50 Great Ways To Use QR Codes In The College Classroom
    Connect on social media. QR codes were first created by Toyota to track vehicles in manufacturing, offering a small barcode that can be quickly decoded. That was 1994, and now, almost 20 years later, QR code technology is experiencing a revival — but not in the automotive industry. Contact. Vcards. Office availability. Polls and feedback.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
    [Media] Viral Videos Suggest Golden Corral Serves Up 'Dumpster Food'
    Now the company is trying to deal with the fallout on social media and finding, as Amy''s Baking and Papa John''s Pizza recently have, that doing so is more difficult than companies often realize. Dealing with attacks and criticism on social media is becoming a common occurrence for restaurants. Here''s what went wrong.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Coding Isn't the Cure
    Posts like these have spawned a whole cottage industry of media bloggers whose sole job, it seems, is to react to the daily absurdities of the smug Silicon Valley founders. 'A New York entrepreneur sets out to teach a homeless man to code. good-faith gesture, or an act of entrepreneurial hubris? Is there justifiable poverty, then? digress.)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] Just Because You Have a Recycling Program.
    And the media is catching on. Increasing productivity and efficiency can be far more effective in attracting shrewd consumers and improving your bottom line than flashy green media campaigns screaming for attention. doesn't mean you're a "green" company. Overnight, it was everywhere: every company was suddenly "green." Read on.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Crowdfunding Bill Stuck in the Senate
    In early November, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelming passed the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act , a crowdfunding bill which permits startups to offer and sell securities via crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or social networking sites like Facebook. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Can You Predict Success on Kickstarter?
    three person research team from the university École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne outlined their method of predicting the success of individual Kickstarter projects using a combination of data mining and analysis of social media and Kickstarter activity. The site also sees a fair amount of projects fail each year.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Most Talked About Inc. Stories of 2013
    s social media accounts. s social media accounts. 'The stories our readers clicked on the most on from Inc.''s Over the year, Inc. has covered a range of entrepreneurial topics and issues. But some stories ring truer than others. This article , written by Jessica Bruder, sheds light on the dark side of entrepreneurship. Great article.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] Buying a Brand Without Going Bust
    Right now, the media buzz around these confections is at a high. What entrepreneurs can learn from the hubbub over Twinkies, Sno Balls, and Wonder Bread. It’s the end of an 82-year era. Hostess Brands is officially in bankruptcy. There are dozens of potential buyers swarming over its assets like, well, ants on a Twinkie. Speed.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Media] Mass Relevance Launches with Funding
    Legendary venture investor and General Partner at Austin Ventures John Thornton told us, “Social content has tremendous potential to drive a new level of consumer engagement on media, entertainment and retail properties – but the market needs a startup with expertise in both social and enterprise tech in order turn the promise into reality.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Win Every Sale with Visual Thinking
    This is easy if you are selling something like a bicycle but it's not always easy if we're selling a social media service, for instance, or a branding campaign. Is your product or service a coveted diamond or a chunk of coal? See the forest for the trees by following one author's inventive process. a management-consulting firm. His solution?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Media] crowdSPRING’s Twitter Roundup For Small Business
    These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship , small business, leadership, social media , marketing , and more! Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Guide to Online Marketing Tools – [link].
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Business Insider: The Top 100 Digital Startups
    Then again - I'll let you in on a secret from a media point of view. Business Insider has gathered a list of 100 companies from all around the world (these lists are always skewed a little and it's almost impossible to make them globally valid). Company valuation is used to organise the companies. billion. at position 45.
  • DAVID SILVERMAN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Media] What the CEO of Leslie Fay Learned from His Company's Bankruptcy
    The business media made reports critical of outsourcing (when they had previously been pressing Leslie Fay for ever-greater profits). This is part of a series of stories from CEOs about the most life-changing events in their careers. Sometimes the result was promotion to the upper reaches of business, and sometimes a steep fall from grace.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Media] Want a new job but don’t want to alert your current boss? Hire My Friend may well be for you
    While it’s going up against behemoths with heritage, it’s doing it in a way that integrates social media (an increasingly used tool by recruiters) in a more than cursory way but allows users to retain a sense of control over who sees their information, which in an increasingly privacy-conscious age can only be a good thing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [Media] Texas Wants California to Pass the Sriracha
    or a social media presence 'The hot sauce business is booming, but the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is resisting offers to lure the company away from its California home. Texas is trying to lure Huy Fong Foods, the Irwindale, California company that makes Sriracha hot sauce, but CEO David Tran isn''t budging. Indeed, business is booming.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] Why founders should never sacrifice company culture
    'Anthony Del Monte is the CEO and founder of  Squeaky Wheel Media , a Web design and development agency based in NYC, as well as the co-founder of  IHadCancer.com , one of the first social-networking sites for cancer survivors, fighters and supporters. Twelve years later, this remains the same. However, as expected, it comes with a cost.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] Helping Big Get Small - Why I invested in Orchard's effort to help institutions participate in online lending
    The more tools that got created to allow sophisticated, targeted buys and various types of repackaging to allow thoughtful media management, the more buyers found a way to make it work for them. 'Over the last few years, we''ve seen a lot of technologies start out in the consumer world and "infect" the enterprise.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Media] Beyond SEO: How To Bring People To A Business Site
    Here are some more suggestions for making a website site more attractive: Social Media, Used Strategically. common tactic is combining that with linking up with an influential social media site or personality for additional promotion. 'by Aaron Hollobaugh, VP of Marketing & Communications at Hostway Corporation. Try PPC Campaigns.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] Five Essential Clauses No Employee Handbook Should Be Without
    Social Media Policies. With social media continuing to make strides in business environments, employers must decide how to handle professional accounts. 'by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. It’s a crucial part of running a business that can greatly help diminish legal issues. Anti-Discrimination Policies. Digital Property.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] The 5 Best States In America For New Business
    Lewis Robinson  is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales. 'by   Lewis Robinson. Looking to start a business? Prospective business owners must make a myriad of choices before even opening up shop. One of the most important is where to locate the business. Utah has a growing economy and low unemployment.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] Hangout with an Ecopreneur: Caroline Cummings on Feb 19, 4 pm EST
    Caroline is regularly invited to participate as a judge for several business plan competitions, as well as speak on topics including entrepreneurship, angel investing, social media, and authentic self promotion. We hope these inspiring stories and lessons learned will encourage you to dream big and do good. Join us on Tuesday!
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Blaming Angels and VCs for Choosing is Like Blaming Up for Down
    ” The media, when pitched a startup story, is interested in who funded the venture. I was happily reading Sramana Mitrea’s  The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs on Read/Write Web, agreeing with every detail, when I ran into a snag. It’s in italics in this quote from Sramana’s post. ” And entrepreneurs? This is wrong.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Army Goes Lean and Uses HeiaHeia for Pre-Service Fitness
    We believe a social media service that drives exercise will appeal to even those who don''t work out on a regular basis. 'Startups and armies are not often seen in the same sentence. Especially when an army becomes one of the biggest clients for a startup. Top Image Courtesy of Shutterstock // Military Sport
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] Intoloop, Social Networking Around Passion
    According to Hiissa, Intoloop will revolutionize the user interface of social media services in a way similar to how the iPhone revolutionized the user interface of smartphones. A Finnish startup, Starduck Studios , will be launching Intoloop , a social network around passions, later this year. Remains to be seen, how they'll execute on that.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Groupon's IPO Missteps
    August 25: Potentially violating an SEC-mandated quiet period in which a company must refuse to speak to the press, Andrew Mason sent out a 2,481-word e-mail that quickly circulated in media. It's almost comical," Sweet says, referring to Groupon's proposed initial public offering that began with its S-1 filing in June. He's right. market.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] Want to Get Noticed? Grab People’s Attention and Don’t Let Go!
    This means taking the time to build and maintain a social media presence, making it easy to contact you from your website, and being responsive. It’s increasingly difficult for marketers to stand out in the crowd. There is so much competition, and people are bombarded from all directions by pleas for their attention. Be Personal. Be Unique.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
    [Media] 7 Reasons to Network Like a Dog
    firm Media Connect , and he nicely shared Daisy''s smart networking skills. 'Serious about networking? Then go at it like a pit bull. Learn 7 tips from the real experts. Most business people regularly do some form of networking. You meet people; you pass out a few business cards; and you maybe follow up here or there. Sorry.) Like this post?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Media] Ghosts of the Google Graveyard
    It's fair to say that Buzz was one of Google's biggest disasters, both because of its legal issues, as well as tepid response from media. These are the spirits of innovation past: 11 products and services that Google axed. Not everything Google touches turns to gold. Here are the 11 most infamous product kills.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Angel And Seed Rounds Increase In Size In The US
    In the study titled Angel and Seed Financing survey in the internet/digital media and software industries they analysed the size of the rounds in 2010 as well as who lead the rounds among other things. The median amount raised was $662 500 while the pre-money valuations in the internet/digital media industry was $3.4 million and $2.7
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] Need Clarity on a Big Problem? Try This Method
    'Next time you face a complex issue, try the blog-post approach. You''ll find it an eye-opening exercise, and the end result will be much more usable in your decision-making process. have a confession to make: I have a love-hate relationship with this column. It goes without saying that I love working with the fine folks at Inc., And guess what?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Right Tool For The Job
    The right tools can help empower your social media efforts , and can also help you launch your company for less than $1,500. 'A few days ago, my son and I replaced an old, leaky faucet in our laundry room. We planned on 90 minutes, but we ran into a problem and ended up spending more than four hours to replace the faucet. Working Remote.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Media] Conferize comes closer to a TED-for-every-conference vision
    Additionally they share event media getting the most traction around the web, helping you find valuable talks and slide decks. 'As a Danish startup building an online platform for professional events, Conferize has our full attention. We had the features and said ''let’s try rethink everything.'' The basic premise is still the same. alone.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneur Questions Answered
    PR: PR is mostly a matter of finding an interesting "hook" that the media finds exciting. Figure out what a listener of the nightly news would find interesting about your product, and use that to pitch multiple media sources. What's the best way to cost-effectively increase awareness of our products as we expand into other markets?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Media] Walk Like an Egyptian
    And while the concept of Tunisia and Egypt being ‘Twitter” revolutions is over-stated, it is true that easy media connectivity has greatly accelerated organized action on long-held social and political discontents. It is this speed and momentum that is most exhilarating. No, it is far easier and more sustainable than that. But au contraire!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 3 Mobile Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now
    Then social media came along and everyone rushed to figure out Twitter and how to run a contest on Facebook. When marketing people start talking about mobile these days, and they’re doing it a lot, they usually default to tactics – mobile ads, SMS, throw in some near field communications and we’re on the mobile track.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Why Going Green Means Big Business in the Construction Industry
    The design earned Project Frog accolades and extensive media coverage, and the company landed deals with schools and healthcare providers. 'Gone are the days of green building being a niche market. Today, it''s a big business that''s the future of the construction industry. Editor''s Note: This article is part of Inc.''s According to the U.S.
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