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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Be a Rule Breaker
    Today, the Internet and social media make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the word out about their businesses, but it also makes it much easier for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people to catch wind of your idea and rip it off. But the lessons other small business owners can learn from her are still powerful and important. By Us.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Hiring Millennials? Here's What You Need to Know
    word of caution: If you think that participating in social media or posting your thoughts and ideas on a blog are a waste of time, a millennial is likely to feel the same about you and your company. Sometimes millennials are the best candidates for the job. Here's how to find and hire the right ones. Millennials don't do typical job searches.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Media] Gendai Games Adds $1M in Funding
    Brands are continually looking to extend their customer experience into games and other forms of interactive media,” said Beau Laskey, managing director of Steamboat Ventures. Austin-based Gendai Games added $1M in funding from a variety of sources, including DFJ Mercury. HD and Doodle Cannon to the mobile marketplace. CrunchBase Information.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Cheat Sheet for New Google Plus Features
    In fact, even seasoned social media marketers I interact with are still in the dark about many of the posting tools exclusive to the social network. 'Here are all of the new and classic features of Google Plus all in one cheat sheet. These features and more make Google Plus a useful and unique social network. Use italics when adding quotes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] What Election Predictions Can Teach You About 'Big Data'
    Unless you've been safely ensconced in a media-free hideaway, you've probably heard of Nate Silver, the predictive phenom who writes the FiveThirtyEight blog for the New York Times. Then, of course, came the defense of Silver in other parts of the media. Why do the New York Times' controversial election predictions matter?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Cultivate Trust and Nurture Loyalty
    good place to start is by making it easy for your customers to talk to you; make sure you are available hear from them by whatever means they find to their liking: make yourself available by phone, by email, in social media, by instant chat, and in person. 'Trust is a key for driver for your customers. And then (most importantly) respond.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] Signal to Noise - How to Cut Through the Clutter
    Online media blog DigiDay mused that SXSW has gotten so noisy that no one can stand out any more. There's a principal in signal processing regarding measuring the quality of information coming through a channel called the signal to noise ratio. The SXSW conference is emblematic of this issue. Speaking of priorities. Focus on very few things.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Media] Totally Terrified of Public Speaking? 4 Tips to Cope
    He then explains that if, at the end of his speech, he gets three questions, he''ll reveal why he took the picture (Willis explains at the end it''s because his parents don''t quite get "social media" and that people pay to hear him speak so he sends them the pictures). Your heart is beating so hard you can hear it in your ears. Rehearse!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [Media] 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website
    To follow up with someone all you really need is their email address, phone number, or maybe their social media handle. These include social media login , email newsletter signups , real-time chat, header bars , and embedded web forms. The term rainmaker is often used to describe highly productive members of sales teams. Even better!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Goodreads to Take a Page From Amazon
    Several of the site''s most active users--Goodreads has over 20 million members--took to social media to complain about the deleted posts. 'The start-up''s new review policy isn''t so sitting so well with users. Here''s how to fix that. Things didn''t exactly go according to plan. Others fled to competitors such as BookLikes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Impress for Less: 7 Frugal-But-Festive Holiday Gifts
    Social media makes it easier than ever to dazzle with an inexpensive yet extremely thoughtful gift. 'You don''t need to spend a bundle to make a lasting impression on your clients and customers. The holidays are a great time for small businesses to show how much they appreciate their customers. Found a great deal or tip?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] What is the future of retail?
    Contrary to what the media repeatedly tells you (‘online is the only way forward’), a 2013 study by A.T. If someone is following your business on a social media site, your offers are available to them in-store. You’re right to be concerned about what this means for your business, but perhaps not in the way you may think. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Media] Events Lose Money as Storm Forces Cancellations
    According to All Things D, ticket holders will be able to use the tickets they have already purchased for the rescheduled date or the D: Dive into Media conference scheduled for February 2013. Several business events, including those hosted by Google and Facebook, are canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Media] “Life was better before Google Maps” and other fallacies of anti-tech nostalgia
    number of my 41 year old school and university friends have side-stepped social media altogether and it is likely they will now never feel at home in online public forums. 'It’s been said that we are always sceptical about things invented after we are 35. Most of them will live for another forty years, missing out. And: Watch this.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Facebook and Shutterstock Team Up to Make Your Ads Prettier
    According to a Facebook announcement, in "coming weeks" users will have access to the Shuttershock library directly through the social media site''s interface. 'The two companies are partnering to make it easier for small businesses to advertise effectively on Facebook. You can read the full details here and here
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways To Make Your Weekend More Spacious
    Be less social on Social Media. Think about your own behaviors on Social Media. The limit of their social media activities is probably uploading pictures of them drinking margaritas with their girlfriends, but many people naturally check out during the weekend. ask every week because we all forget every week. Probably not.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Regrets to Avoid Before You Retire
    Many have this worry--from constantly checking our “likes” on social media to seeking the approval of others--but retires often said that when they tried to please everyone, it made them feel worse, and more stressed. 'Don''t do what everyone says you should do, and other wisdom from those who learned the hard way.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs
    Together, the two of us created a company called Citadel of New York , which is doing its part to encourage entrepreneurship on the Digital Silk Road by bringing Internet access, IT hardware, and social-media education to tens of thousands of Afghan students. More than 700 years later, in 2011, then-U.S. Current U.S.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] The Physical Store Analogy for Internet Competition - 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!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] Startups Need the Right Team Mindset to Survive
    These game changes include using social media, to provide real-time two-way communication; cloud computing, which enables efficient, lower-risk automation of business processes; and the millennial mind-set, which does not tolerate anything that moves at a snail’s pace. John M. Leverage the game changers to gain the speed you need.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
    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, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Essential Ways to Improve Your Website
    Regardless of who you are or what you sell--and notwithstanding the increasing importance of social media--your website matters a great deal. 'Your website is often the first impression a prospective customer has of your business. Perhaps it''s time for an upgrade? Advertising exec Curt Hanke shares three simple fixes. Need proof?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
    [Media] Try This 3,500-Year-Old Sales Secret
    And the ROAR method has been successfully applied to sales collateral, websites and yes, even social media and videos like the one below. Everyone has to sell something, sometime, even if it's just an idea. Here's a proven 3,500-year-old technique for making the sale. Of course, I used to do it the hard way. didn't have to sell them.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Media] Startup CEO New Years Resolutions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Scott Albro of Focus , a knowledge sharing community for business people, has fully embraced the idea of constant iteration for 2011, taking the best practices of social media to the business media world. For media sites like ours you are either growing traffic or or you are dying. Plan big, increment small. Meaning: Reply 2.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Media] 13 Stealth Ways to Save Money When Starting Up
    Once you have an intern (or four), you'll start realizing how much of what you do can be delegated. -- Emerson Spartz , Spartz Media 11. An extra expense here, an unneeded office perk there: The numbers really add up. Young entrepreneurs highlight small ways businesses can save a lot of money. Here are their best answers.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Media] Investors Beware: Today’s $100M+ Late-stage Private Rounds Are Very Different from an IPO
    All of this suggests that we are not in a valuation bubble, as the mainstream media seems to think. '[An edited version of the following blog post originally appeared in a modified form in the pages of the weekend edition of the Financial Times last Saturday. ]. Conversely, these late stage private rounds have no such pageantry or process.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Tech Founders (and a Celebrity!) Spill Their Networking Secrets for SXSW
    Just network with everyone." --Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media It''s not all about you. 'How do you establish lasting connections amid the frenzy that is the annual South by Southwest Interactive festival? We asked the pros their tips to up your game. Pick your posse wisely. That base is your foundation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Optimize for Facebook's Graph Search
    To find out, I tapped the intelligence of a fellow search and social media expert, Muhammad Yasin of HCC Medical Insurance Services. Bring your business to the front of the pack in Facebook Graph Search using a few optimization techniques. Here are a few ways to use Graph Search to empower your business.
  • SPENCER FRY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
    [Media] The Domain Market is a Mess
    For each domain name I would search on Domain Tools , I’d keep a list of available domains and make sure that their social media counterparts were also available. 'About six weeks ago, I had an idea for a side project that I wanted to build. Of course, the first thing I did was try and come up with a great name for it. It wasn’t.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] Startups, failure is no excuse for failing to communicate.
    It may sound like a pretty obvious thing to say but the single most important people for a startup is its users. While it is true to say that investment can criticial, and staff help drive a business, a service or product has to have users in order to attract both of those in the first place – with very few exceptions. Entrepreneur
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] Extolling the virtues of the slow road
    'This morning I read a good post from YC Alumn Vibhu Norby who describes the dangers of a big product launch. The lesson that Vibhu took away is that it’s best not to have a launch at all. Why do most big launches fail? Because very few companies are clever enough, or lucky enough, to have a good product market fit on launch day.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] 3 Mistakes That Can Thwart a Great Idea
    Defining clear goals will also save you valuable time and resources--especially on social media campaigns, says Dorie Clark, a strategy consultant and author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. Getting to take-off isn't easy as a first-time entrepreneur. Don't let these three common hurdles get in the way.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] The Saas Math Funnel: Acquisition
    As the name suggests, acquisition is all about driving new users, readers or buyers depending on whether you’re running a SaaS, media or e-commerce business respectively. For the 3rd instalment of SaaS Math , we’re going to dig into the 1st step in the conversion funnel: acquiring users. Though I will share some thoughts on that.
  • ORRICK TOTAL ACCESS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Media] Channeling the Tech Swagger
    This may seem like a Beyonce kind of obsessiveness , but there’s a reason she is one of the few pop artists in full command of her media narrative. Like Beyonce, you need to be in charge of your media narrative as well. 'By: Stefanos Missailidis (Co-Founder at Fiestah ). There’s a reason the tech world is so tight knit. So why do it?
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] GroupMe to be acquired by Skype - what a birthday present
    All the best to @jared and @Smart  as they build Skype's NYC Social Media presence. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « A Pivotal Week At Firstround | Main. TrackBack. Posted by: ???? ????? ????
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
    [Media] How to Reach Anyone
    It might be harsh, but if you are an entrepreneur involved in Internet technology, to not have some sort of LinkedIn profile or blog or social media presence is inexcusable.   I get a lot of requests to meet.  Everyday my inbox is filled with pitches and intros and requests to grab a quick coffee (which is never all that quick). 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] How to Write a Business Plan
    Or perhaps in traditional media? Getting the media to cover you can be a great way to reach your customers. Social Media. These days, having a social media presence is essentially a requirement for the vast majority of businesses. It’s time to dig into the process of actually writing a business plan. > Keep it short.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] 6 Email Marketing Tricks for Better Results
    for a particular keyword) or pay-per-click marketing, which has hard media costs associated with it, it is very hard to understand the difference between where your email marketing campaign is now and how good it could be. Email can be boring or annoying, and it certainly is not the new kid on the block. Email more often. But change it up!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] What Google Looks Like Without Link Data
    However, the 1990''s version of the Internet didn''t host the plethora of social media platforms, news aggregators and other websites that generate their own unique digital signals (such as a ''share'' or a ''like'') that may also provide signals of authority. Spoiler alert - it''s ugly! and it''s ugly.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Look for a Small Town
    There were local serial entrepreneurs, community leaders, political dignitaries, and representatives from nearly every media outlet. It’s easy to see the benefits of being an entrepreneur in the Silicon Valleys and the Seattles of America, but in the midst of those metropolises, the benefits of starting in a smaller town are overlooked.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Media] 5 Reasons to Hire a Marketing Consultant Even Though You Don’t Want To
    You may be able to set up your newsletter, add plugins to WordPress and clumsily create header graphics for your social media profiles but is this work actually robbing you from focus on higher payoff work. photo credit: inneedofhelp08 via photopin cc. Consultants aren’t magicians. You need a real strategy. You need fewer objectives.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Media] Silicon Valley's Inconvenient History
    Private capital, he points out, is currently obsessed with social media. If you believe the latter, you tend to believe that all good flows from private enterprise and capital alone. And you will tend to have a lot of company among entrepreneurs. The only problem is, that point of view is hard to reconcile with the history of Silicon Valley.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Media] How These Internet-Famous Cats Made Bank
    That''s in no small part thanks to her agent, Los Angeles-based Ben Lashes (real name Benjamin Clark), who''s made a living out of turning Internet famous cats into media empires. 'Feline super stars, merchandise, movie scripts, book deals. The Internet''s cult of cats has turned into a very serious business. As he told Inc.
  • ITHACAVC  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Media] Cornell Tech Company: Agronomic Technology Corp (Part 1), Guest Post by Deb Eichten
    Deb follows many Cornell companies and writes about them for various Cornell publications and media outlets. 'Cayuga Venture Fund recently closed an investment in a company called Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC). The underlying tech was developed at Cornell (like many of the companies in the CVF portfolio). Hope you enjoy it. Adapt-n.com.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] The downside of the internet
    You may remember from previous posts that I was very much into the activity, before the main stream media and taste makers decided it was over. I was recently watching this documentary about break dancing and its evolution in the Bronx of New York. In fact, it was pretty much developed on a single housing block in the South Bronx.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Media] Minimize Your Startup Risk: Start Part-Time
    Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, author of three best-selling books, multi-media personality and contributor to ABC News and other outlets, public speaker and attorney. Tweet. Starting a business is risky, but there are ways in which you can minimize your risk. That, too, can be grounds for termination.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Now that You've Got MVP, It's.
    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  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy - 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!
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Winning Startup Weekend and Competing In the Global Startup Battle
    We created a one minute video promoting our concept, and spread the word through social media, local news sources , and word of mouth to get votes. Startup Weekend is back in town on Friday at the Houston Technology Center. The I’ve participated twice at Startup Weekend, and now help organize the event. Tapja, the ninja penguin.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [Media] Intermission: Derry’s UK City of Culture 2013 Bid
    Derry could host high-profile media events including the Turner Prize, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, The Brits and the RIBA Stirling Prize. Here are just a few things that could be coming to Derry for 2013 when we win: Up to 2000 new jobs. Up to £300 million would be brought to the region. ‘Like’ the bid on Facebook.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] The Key to Making Your LinkedIn Profile Really Sing
    LinkedIn is the most effective social media platform for professional and business purposes. 'Want to be found by more clients and customers? Add this. Based on the amount of email I got from my recent post, 10 Ways to Generate More Leads and Referrals on LinkedIn , many people agree.) into their profiles. Here''s an example. Industry terms.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Things to Know From Apple's WWDC
    It will be easier to share links, photos, videos, and other files with social media connections because you'll only have to sign in once to a third-party service such as Facebook or Twitter--both of which are integrated with Notification Center, so you'll know when someone interacts with you on either platform. In short, a lot. iOS 6 is here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] Need to Boost Your Site's Traffic? Master Backlinks
    Most customers talk about your business on social media, so use a tool like Topsy to see who mentions your brand on Twitter. 'Backlinks still matter -- both for traffic and as an indication of your online reputation. Search engine algorithms constantly change. But backlinks--links from another site to your site--are still important. Respond.
  • SCOTT WEISS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Looking Bigger
    To make matters worse, for our early adopter industries (ISPs, media, tech, and financial),  no email service meant no work. “We like what you guys are doing but there’s no way we’d replace the aorta of our communications infrastructure with a beta box from a 20-person startup.” We were so good, but yet so puny. We felt big.
  • ITHACAVC  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] Connections, Connections, Connections……Execution
    My next goal is to figure out how to better use my LinkedIn and other social media connections to advance an execution plan! I am frequently amazed by the quality of contacts that CEOs and Bus Dev executives can generate. I think of myself as an outgoing person, but am not sure I would have such success. Connections don’t execute.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Latest Deal Terms for Oodle, Inc.
    Utilizing the power on social media, the company operates a free online site that provides consumers with a friendly local marketplace to buy, sell, and trade. By Justin Byers, Lead Business Intelligence Analyst If you are looking for good deal on a treadmill or maybe a vehicle, then you will likely take a look at the local classified ads.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Media] Ask.fm Hits 100 Million Users
    The mainstream media often mainly concentrated on cyberbullying and suicides that have been linked to Ask.fm 'Ask.fm , the Latvian based social network that only let''s you post when you are asked a question reached the 100 million users milestone last Monday. Since then, they have grown to 104 million users, as you can see on their page.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Twitter's $1 Billion IPO Comes With Risks
    That could include more highly-targeted ads served to customers while they are Tweeting, Reiss-Davis says, as well as a richer advertising experience coupled, perhaps, with other media forms like video. 'Currently, the business depends almost entirely on advertising. In August, Twitter valued its own stock at $20.62. per view, compared to $2.17
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Use Marketing Automation Correctly
    Fortunately, marketing automation products make it particularly easy to track user behavior on your website, in your email campaigns, and on your social media. 'How to Use Marketing Automation Correctly written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Photo via PhotoPin. Content Marketing. Onboarding.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] The Top 7 Social Engagement Plugins To Drive Free Traffic To Your Blog
    It’s entirely automated and hands-free and gives you an opportunity to bring more social media traffic to the post that otherwise might be simply buried in your archives. The very survival of any blog lies in the hands of its readership. No readership, no blog ; I am sure we can all agree on that. Let me know in the comments!
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
    [Media] How to Land the Best Job as a Product Manager?
    He is a technically sound person, equipped with the knowledge on various upcoming web technologies, including social media, product design, web design and development. 'Written by Guest Author: Saurabh Tyagi. Many people want the title Product manager. It sounds and reads suave and impressive. Read product management books.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] What Are You Willing To Do for a Click?
    What social media powers is the ability for every business to understand the tiny nuances that make consumers revel in or revolt against a brand. 'Why setting your brand''s moral compass should be the first job of any good marketer. Here are 8 questions to get you started. And so we walk the line, as Johnny Cash would say. Something else?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 5 Signs a Job Candidate Isn't Everything Their Resume Says
    Digital media can be less buttoned up but should still look the part. 'They look great on paper. but in person, suddenly they don''t. You loved the resume. You respect the referral. Skills, qualifications, experience. everything looks great. Then the candidate blows the interview, sometimes within seconds. They dress inappropriately.
  • 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. mean it. Most people never listen."
  • 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  |  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  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Media] Why Modern-Day Whistleblowers Are Millennials
    According to The New York Times, here''s how Snowden chose to leak documents to reporters last week: The source had instructed his media contacts to come to Hong Kong, visit a particular out-of-the-way corner of a certain hotel, and ask--loudly--for directions to another part of the hotel. He writes : Whistleblowers: are driven by altruism.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Bootstrapping: 5 Tips
    Funding and money are glamorized by the media, but many to reach your milestones you will need support from your community. Bootstrapping means managing your time as closely as your money. Here's how to do it. While venture-backed tech startups seem to get all the press, there are many, many ways to start your company. Blog about turtles.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Ads: Are You Paying More & Getting Less?
    Speaking to Online Media Daily, TBG CEO Simon Mansell chalked it up to Facebook adding a seventh ad spot to most of its pages. Demand has driven ad prices higher even as click-through rates dropped. Have you checked your Facebook performance lately? if there is enough demand for what you want, logical or not. with the click-through rate drop.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Media] The Latest Questions Small Businesses Are Asking
    Listen with an open mind to employees, suppliers, customers, the media and members of the community. What is being said about the company in public, on social media and in the hallways of the business? 'How do I decide if a business idea is likely to be successful? Census Bureau. If not, the business idea is not feasible. The U.S.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010
    [Media] Lightweight Advocacy
    " And we can do that because this is "lightweight advocacy" We are using our blogs, the internet, social media, and our relationships with our elected officials to move this issue forward. had to ask what the definition of advocacy was just to be clear what we were talking about. That's my kind of advocacy.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [Media] 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner
    Related Posts: Stop Wasting Your Time With Social Media A Shoe Shine Sales Strategy How To Talk To Small Business 7 Resistance Crushing Questions Every Business Must Answer 5 Reasons Why Effective Marketing Makes Your Business More Valuable. 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Mark Zuckerberg's Original Plans for Facebook
    Today Facebook is a (ubiquitous) noun, a verb, and a social media behemoth. In a 2005 interview, the then 21-year-old founder is focused only on created a cool college directory. But in its early days, the company was an "ice breaker" and an "online directory for colleges," according to its founder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • VC DEAL LAWYER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] Empathy: An Invaluable Asset in Startups
    'It’s interesting to me that so many blog posts, books and other media nowadays focus on the hard skills (e.g., selling, coding, etc.) required to build a company, or to otherwise scale a successful startup.  Most companies today have figured out how to hire for hard skills.  We are testing hard skills.  em * pa * thy. The logic fails. 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Media] If I Gave You a $100,000 Marketing Budget, What Would You Do With It?
    Social Media. 'Let’s face it: developing a marketing budget for a small business is usually not a very big priority. Typically, we just don’t have enough money to warrant having a formal marketing budget. Sometimes we just ignore doing one because it’s depressing. Why bother? The answer is quite simple. Marketing Strategy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 14 Things You Missed This Weekend
    Can Social Media Rescue Iowa Levee The Times checks out the bubble around Silicon Valley; health care reform pushes doctors into new practices. Measuring the Silicon Valley Bubble 2. In stant Email: An Alternative to Business Cards? Health Care Law Driving Doctors Away From Small Practices 4. Big PR Push for Venture Capital Firms 5.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Salesforce Acquires Radian6: How to Earn $2,850/hour
    CRM giant Salesforce.com just acquired Radian6, a social media monitoring platform, for $326 million. Pretty cool for co-founders Chris Newton and Chris Ramsey. Even though Chris and Chris only owned a small percentage of Radian6 after raising rounds of venture capital, they will still walk away with $14 million each according to CBC News.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] The New Rules of Customer Engagement
    It is paying off: Companies that engage with their customers via social media have more loyal customers. Goodbye, customer touch-points. Hello, ongoing, meaningful contact that actually drives revenue. Here's what you need to know to be more engaging right now. How can your business see this sort of boost? It needs to be results-driven.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] How Will You Be Remembered?
    And let''s talk about social media. love social media. 'You''ll be remembered for your behavior, not your credentials. So what impression are you making? On Sunday afternoon my family took a walk through a cemetery near where I live in Switzerland. It was a lovely day, and we all find cemeteries fascinating places. Fully nude.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Media] The Role of Angel Groups Going Forward
    This is thanks to my participation in social media. This week, I spoke to one of the longest running and most active angel groups in the country, the New York Angels. For a long time, they were basically the only game in town for seed and early stage funding in NYC. An angel belonging to a group could find more dealflow. Two a week! Skiers?
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”
    She points out that while women use the Internet 17% more than men do and create two-thirds of the content at social media sites, they earn only 14% of computer science degrees. The high-tech industry is largely a guy’s world made up of "brogrammers" and job ads that ask, “Want to bro down and crush code?” It’s Still A Man’s World. Hacking
  • BABBLING VC  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Media] Yelling the Loudest is Different than Having Something to Say
    This had me thinking about where we have come in terms of media and information distribution. You no longer can do much simply being rational and posting well thought out stories on your blog or media website. So, one of the first posts to indirectly come out of my request for ideas is ready to go today. There's simply too much noise!
  • 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.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010
    [Media] The Glory of Me
    am not lambasting blogging or bloggers, but has the “social-fication&# of the web and media created a world that operates for the Glory of Me? With social media it is about teaching, not thinking. Social media has the potential for decay as well as collective good. Story of the Week! What are we defined by? What we do?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites
    Using Visual Media to Boost Your Marketing It is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. 'A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. How to Build a Perfectly Optimized Local Website by Following the Google Guidelines! loved that.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Media] Productivity Tip #1: Don’t Read Any Content When It’s Published Unless It’s Urgent & Actionable
    Reeder (running off of a Feedly backend) is where I capture all the sources where I don’t want to miss any posts (usually personal blogs or single source media sites). 'Time. We generally undervalue it, incorrectly estimate how we spend it and constantly wonder where it went. Work in progress I guess).
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] Average American Gives 3.1% of Income to Charity. Three Product Ideas To Help Me Be More Charitable.
    This product can also give me relevant alerts and summaries about activities from the charities I support, since I don’t find their individual mailings to be very effective (nor is following a charity on social media the best way for me to stay connected). 'So the average American gives 3.1% of their pre-tax income to charity annually.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Media] AddSearch Announces Investment to Bring In-Site Search to the Modern Era
    As a demo, head on over and plug some text into the search field at Me Naiset , a media company owned by Sanoma, where they’ve been testing the solution. In-site search doesn’t sound sexy, but there’s no clear leader, and according to Ilola it’s an area that provides value to media companies, governments, and corporations.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
    [Media] A butterfly flaps its wings and you make a sale
    Or Dave McClure releases a silent-but-deadly outside a Menlo Park Starbucks and a social media company gets funded in Boston. It's easy to be taken in by the idea of the Butterfly Effect : That a butterfly gently flapping its wings in the jungles of Madagascar can indirectly cause a Typhoon off the coast of Jakarta. Tolkien. source ).
  • 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  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
    “Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. 'So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013
    Pincus, with a background blogging about design and working for large media companies, is in charge of strategy and focused on scouting new initiatives and partnerships. They're busy working on everything from ingenious devices to artificial intelligence to truly targeted mobile advertising. It's going to be a big year for these women.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Media] Employed with a side of startup
    For example, you know that to avoid social media shitstorms you're supposed to have stupendous customer service , so you claim as much on your website. Are you going to SxSW? If so, drop me a line and we'll coordinate.). Most people start their first company while they still have a day job. Here are my tips for how to pull this off. IANAL.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
    That same year I formed The Cutler Group, a public relations agency that helps innovative technology companies achieve high-value media coverage. To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. In the beginning, the firm’s assets were limited to $200 in my bank account. Don’t get an office.
  • 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!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Simple Formula to Propel Your Business
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? Mike uses a no nonsense and pretty matter of fact approach to describe one of the most powerful ways to build a business in the new marketing reality we live in. Are You Making Evil Plans? Podcast Launch Mike Stelzner
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
    [Media] 4 Tools to Build a Website by the End of the Day
    Several sites offer a quick and painless approach where you can plug in your own company graphics, type in some text, and have an amazing site with full SEO and social media integration by supper. 'Fifty-two percent of small businesses still don''t have a website. Don''t be one of them. There is no excuse for this one. C''mon, people.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Media] Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 an iPhone Killer?
    Wireless Download Speeds and Performance Offering 3G wireless speeds, the Galaxy S3 provides industry standard performance when browsing the Web, downloading apps, or accessing streaming media. See how Samsung's latest--and most highly anticipated--Android device stacks up against the competition. Ice Cream Sandwich" OS.
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