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  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Media] Author’s Journey #15 – Crafting the perfect book proposal
    Limit your marketing plan to the print, broadcast, public relations, and social media that you realistically expect to employ for marketing and promoting your book, and list the marketing affiliates and professional services you intend to work with. It often represents the formal beginning of your journey to a published book. Marketing plan.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Media] TiE Entrepreneurial Summit
    Panel programming  includes The Entrepreneurial Lifecycle, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Mobile Technology and more.  If you are a startup an Innovative Startup Showcase  provides an opportunity to demo your products and services to over 50 influential VCs, 500+ attendees, and potential future customers. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] McRib's Magic Marketing Sauce
    Thanks to social media, the voice of your customers is louder than the voice of the company," says Stratten. COMEBACK KID: The McRib, master of the limited-time-only promotion, time and time again.'> McDonald's brought back the McRib this week, but once again just for a limited time. Cruel and unusual? Maybe. It's also brilliant marketing.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business
    Every business needs the essentials – a blog, a website, and social media – to be successful, but not everybody knows how to implement these needs. As any entrepreneur knows, running a successful business takes time, effort, and commitment. Without these three factors in play, many business owners can be shown the door to failure.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] Friends and Family: Largest Startup Funding Source
    Finally, you will develop tactics such as building quality links to your website through social media and professional article writing to boost your rankings in the search engines. billion annually. Surprisingly, friends and family contributed nearly three times the amount of capital to thousands of startups each year. Have a game plan.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Media] Will This Startup Event Suck?
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Will This Startup Event Suck? Will This Startup Event Suck? Being a new entrepreneur in a big tech scene like the Bay Area, Boston or NYC is tough. But you can’t totally avoid startup events. 100 – 200 Points: Can you add me as your +1?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Media] Protecting Your Online Reputation from Trolls: 8 Tips
    Tip #2: Pander, don't preach When addressing complaints via social media, your intended audience is not the person who feels they were wronged. Some customers have legitimate complaints. Others are just itching for a fight--or a refund. How to respond. Unfortunately, a negative review--especially one that is articulate and engaging--on Yelp!,
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Authors at GV: Fred Vogelstein
    Fred recounts that struggle and describes the impact it is having on the rest of the media and on technology. Filled Fred Vogelstein joins us for a conversation about his book Dogfight , the story of how Apple and Google have reshaped our world and redefined the meaning of content and how it is distributed. Fred Loeb Award. Authors
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Should Work Relationships Ever Be Friendships or More?
    Work relationships are in vogue, inside a company for collaboration and teamwork, and outside to customers and partners through social media for loyalty and interactive marketing. Yet the 2013 Office Romance Survey by Vault, Inc. So recently I started looking for some expert guidance on the pros and cons on this issue. Aid in self-esteem.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Media] Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing
    That stunts aimed at tricking members of the media or diverting traffic from someone else’s community are okay if done in the name of growth. Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. There are even several books dedicated to the topic ).
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] Omniture and Adobe: What it means
    If you wondered how we were going to pay for online media and digital TV, well, now you know. > [link] Watching Websites » The Adobe and Omniture Acquisition: Some Predictions [.] Adobe has a problem. They make great client software — Flash, Flex, Acrobat — that works with the vast majority of browsers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] 4 Secrets From a Master Networker
    Another approach he recommends is to use social media, for instance by sending a connection request on LinkedIn or liking something on Facebook, or following the person on Twitter. The founder of the company that brought you Solitare Deluxe reveals his strategy for building a strong network. Here''s how it''s done: 1.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Media] 11 Ways Your Startup Can Deliver Support That Will Increase Sales
    Maybe in a world of transparency due to social media that won't be the case in 20 years, but it sadly is right now. The workflow and social media integration is very smart. Support is often an after thought for many startups in terms of the impact it has on your time, sanity, and development resources. Or.Maybe it's not. It worked.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Rise and fall: Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs
    Gary Vaynerchuk (the founder of Wine Library TV and the so-called " Social Media Sommelier ") made a similar point in a speech at the Web 2.0 Thanks to Walker Corporate Law Group , a boutique law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs, for supporting A Smart Bear this month. Introduction. Setting the stage. Conclusion.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] “What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”
    Yes, I’m talking to you friend, the person who thinks they are awesome at it. I’m also talking to myself, for every time I leave social media open because I think I can do actual work and keep up with status updates and retweets and blah blah, all at the same time. Paul Jarvis  is a Web designer and author. To innovate. Experiment. Show up.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010
    [Media] Lasso: Press & Progress
    Howdy everyone - I thought I'd share a few quick updates on our company while I have a few minutes on an Easter Sunday evening. First, as part of our soft launch, we've renamed our platform to Lasso ™  to better reflect what we do. city very soon, along with a variety of others that will get us closer to our vision for the Lasso  ™  platform.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] How Do You Build A Brand That Google Rewards With Traffic?
    And value in the blogosphere is generally expressed in the mentions on other blogs, social media, etc. Social Media Presence That’s where the magic of having a loyal audience comes in. Is it just me or have you also noticed that Google seems to be paying a lot more attention to brands these days? What Is A Brand? How do I know?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Start a New Business for $100
    About the author: Natalie Sisson is a Suitcase Entrepreneur who shows you how to build a business you love from anywhere, using online tools, social media and outsourcing. This is a guest post by Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur. My challenge to you today is to start a new business with $100. It may not initially be world changing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Media] How to Write an Insanely Popular Blog
    Social media optimization (SMO) enhances success by adding the ability for users to create social signals by sharing the article. The most popularly shared articles online, regardless of industry, topic, or even author, often share these similar traits. While there's no secret formula, there is a very simple structure that works well.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Media] When 700,000 Bitcoins Vanish, You Can Expect New Regulation
    document leaked to the media from Mt. The bankruptcy of Mt. Gox, the world''s largest Bitcoin exchange, has increased calls for new rules governing the virtual currency. In the picture above, Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles apologizes for losing all his customers'' bitcoins during a press conference Friday in Tokyo, Japan. On Thursday, U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] 8 Business Lessons From Game of Thrones
    In business, debt reduction is not just a part of your financial statement, says Heather Taylor, the Social Media Manager at MyCorporation.com. Sure, it''s an unlikely source for entrepreneurial wisdom--but no less relevant. Here''s what to steal from the HBO series and apply to your own company. Sound familiar? Pay your debts quickly.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Media] Are You Committed Enough :: 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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Media] 6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them)
    Use social media, word of mouth, cold calling, direct mail, and other tried-and-true marketing techniques. According to Small Business Administration research , only half of new businesses survive for the first five years and only one-third of new businesses are able to survive for 10 years. Six Reasons Businesses Fail: . 1.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Media] GP Bullhound & MOOR invest $2.2 Million into Goo Technologies
    Since then they''ve had clients like Nike, Aftonbladet, and other large brands and media companies using their platform to create 3D advertisements. Stockholm''s Goo Technologies announced Friday that they picked up a $2.2 million seed round led by Kaj Hed''s MOOR Capital and GP Bullhound’s Sidecar Fund.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Media] Hit the Humor Sweet Spot With Your Next Ad
    As the media company Upworthy advises writers, "Don't sexualize your headlines in a way your mom wouldn't approve of." Humor is tricky: Just look at the criticism of Oscar host Seth MacFarlane or Geico's latest ad. Here's how to make 'em laugh without the controversy. Humor can be a tricky business. Don’t be annoying. your mother.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Media] Building Relationships Through the Customer Loop
    Capitalize on customers’ social media connects with mobile messaging by embedding ‘click to tweet or post’ within your message copy. Building Relationships Through the Customer Loop written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Sam Balter – Enjoy!
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Ev Williams’ Medium is Blogging for the 9%
    Namely the media industry, investors, content marketers and professional writers. What is Medium ? I get asked this question frequently. Not by people who write on Medium, or people who read Medium, but by people who feel like their professions might be impacted by Medium. publishing tool, but one which pays some of its contributors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] The Big Idea Behind Uber's Christmas Tree Deliveries
    On social media #UberTree is sparking the most interest from an oh-cool-I-don''t-have-to-heave-an-enormous-prickly-tree-down-the-street perspective. Piperlime, Benefit, and Uber will be cross-promoting the partnerships on social media, and will be sending dedicated emails to their sizeable distribution lists, too. That''s big.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference
    Every region needs its local media & events. on to their next companies and that produced Demand Media, a public company who even with a slight recent reduction in share price is still trading at $1.3 This article originally ran on TechCrunch.  I’m in Seattle this week. Can’t list them all. The ingredients are all here.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!
    Media Optimizations 2. Identifying which model to use to attribute credit for a single conversion across multiple media channels is immensely difficult. Analysts: Put up or shut up time! This blog is centered around creating incredible digital experiences powered by qualitative and quantitative data insights. Isn't it amazing?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
    [Media] Writing for the Web: Tips, Tricks and Standards
    More than ever, PR firms, social media marketers, and search optimizers are rushing to push out more web content for clients. Andy Crestodina is the Strategic Director of Orbit Media , a  Chicago ecommerce company.  He’s also the author of  Content Chemistry, An Illustrated Guide to Content Marketing. And the best copy will win.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Does Every Business Plan Include a Marketing Plan? What’s the Difference?
    Put yourself in the place of each of these ideal buyers and then think about what media he or she uses and what message would communicate your offering most effectively. What’s the difference between a marketing plan and a business plan? Doesn’t a business plan include a marketing plan? Why would anybody do one without the other?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] How IdeaPaint Makes B2B Marketing Fun
    It is aggressive in social media. Who says marketing to other businesses must be dull? Here's how one small company shakes things up. There’s usually a world of difference between b2c and b2b marketing. The former can be inviting, entertaining, engaging, and fun. The latter? Four-letter words such as dull and yawn come to mind. link].
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Finnish Gaming Industry: 165M Euros and 1200 Employees
    Despite this somewhat significant size of the industry for such a small country, it has yet to see any real public acknowledgement from media at large or politicians. Those are the strategic figures of the Finnish gaming industry at the moment. The background of the gaming industry is in the demo scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] What Would You Do About This Facebook Post?
    Experts weigh in on how to handle this social media pickle. An employee's questionable Facebook post leaves one CEO wondering how to react. Mark O’Donnell thinks he has a problem – and he’s not sure what, if anything, he should do about it. ” Now put yourself in Mark’s shoes. “One is fairly obvious.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] 6 Key Tactics Agencies Use to Help Local Businesses Rank Higher in Google
    Here are a few examples of keywords: Short-tail keywords – Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Content Creation (usually one or two words, not very targeted). 6 Key Tactics Agencies Use to Help Local Businesses Rank Higher in Google written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Positioning is key!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Convert Customer Loyalty Into Cash
    Businesses with strong customer service programs can benefit from positive word-of-mouth, advocacy on social media sites and other advantages. You've worked hard to build your company's reputation in the local community. Convert that goodwill to real value as you prepare to sell your business. But undervaluation can be just as problematic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Chuck Cohn
    There are many platforms available to collect customer feedback, such as email, online surveys and social media. Entrepreneur Chuck Cohn explains why knowing your business inside out is crucial (even if you''re scared of what you might learn). He shares the three lessons that made it possible. metropolitan areas. Metrics are your friend.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Media] 31 things I learned the hard way about growing a SaaS business. GBP from Duane ‘Startup’ Jackson, Kashflow
    This encourages social media posts about your service – “anyone got an invite code for Flinkywinks?”. Be a human on Twitter and other social media, not just a company. It’s called social media for a reason. A guest blog post – a quick read with 31 real life lessons learned building a SaaS business. Duane is different.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Media] How to get your network working
    In the world of social media, a network can mean a lot of things. Unfortunately, your network is not equivalent to the sum of all the friends, follower and connections across your social networks. That would be a fantasy. qualified it with “some degree” because everything is not always proportional. Nature of your Network.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] The Positive Secret to Outbound Marketing Success
    Even if such an advertisement (one that actually makes people smile or think over something beautiful, peaceful or satisfying) is first aired on TV, it is likely to land up on social media networks and get viral. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from   Jonathan Curran – Enjoy!  . Yes, that is true.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] 3 Tips to Bolster Your Sales in 2014
    touch-base should include a calculated drip campaign that provides useful and meaningful content to a prospect, staying connected through social media and hosting webinars to provide content and training. Nothing matters more than revenue, and the new year is a great time to re-evaluate your sales approach.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Media] A Glimpse Into the Future: What Sales Will Look Like 5 Years From Now
    Social media, outsourced meeting makers, earned media, and other mechanisms are entering and developing in the market for the single purpose of getting higher up the food chain in the buying organization as a way to bypass the structured purchase. 4. What will the future bring for sales professionals? It is also not absolute.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] What Would Marissa Mayer Do? Advice for Everyone Else
    Yahoo’s Weather app, which was praised by the media and the general public, and which delivered on Marissa’s promise for a new focus on mobile. She''s about more than public opinion. Here''s how she''s transforming Yahoo. You don''t have to look far to find a Marissa Mayer-bashing article. Just last month, Inc. You do you.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Could You Survive a Cyberattack?
    Cyberattacks against large corporations may get the media attention, but small businesses aren''t immune from hackers. The lawsuits that often follow a cyberattack can be just as devastating as the attack itself. Cyberrisk insurance could help. The damage was staggering. The hackers stole information related to 90,000 credit card accounts.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011
    Would not be surprised if the free fall is even faster for physical media than what is predicted. World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011 : infoneer-pulse : Global online music revenues are expected to rise by about 7 percent this year to $6.3 By 2015, Gartner forecasts online music spending will rise to $7.7 billion from $5.9
  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Consistency is One Key to Killer Branding
    Make sure that your logo is clearly displayed and when possible, use the same color scheme on all of your collateral materials, including social media. By Anita Wong. Does your website look one way, your blog another way, your Facebook fan page still another way, and your Twitter page looks like something else?
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [Media] Medialets Announces Universal Mobile Ad SDK
    Publishers can serve Medialets rich media ads, ads from other mobile ad networks as well as ads from their own first party ad server – all from one SDK. Earlier this week, Medialets made a significant announcement : the launch of their universal mobile ad SDK. We’re excited that Medialets is in the middle of the mobile ad revolution.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Media] Perfecto Mobile Gets Perfect Backer in Vodafone Ventures for App Testing in the Cloud
    The sum of the round was undisclosed, but sources in the Israeli media estimate it at $4-5 million. V odafone’s venture capital arm made a strategic minority investment in Israeli startup Perfecto Mobile , joining previous backers Carmel Ventures and  Vertex Venture Capital who invested $7 million ten months ago.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Socialware Raises Series C from CrunchFund and Others
    Socialware, the leader in social media compliance and engagement, today announced that CrunchFund, founded by tech industry veterans Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler, will join other investors in a $7M series C round of funding. Many companies miss the mark by only leveraging social [.].
  • 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
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Media] How to Use Google and Facebook for Customer Segmentation
    The ability to search through all the data in social media is thought by many to be the next technological “golden goose.” What is customer segmentation? Customer segmentation allows businesses to target specific groups of people so that they can reduce risks and sensibly allocate their marketing resources. Understanding the Data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] Power Shift in Silicon Valley?
    The firm's aggressive efforts have brought extensive media coverage and big money. With the hottest start-ups widely sought after, VC firms try new ways to stand out. Silicon Valley appears to be seeing a power shift from VCs to entrepreneurs. Each year about 15 deals account for 97% of all venture capital profits, reports the paper.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Inventure adds Kiosked's Ekaterina Gianelli as Director
    At Inventure, she will be drawing from her roots and focusing on Online Media, SaaS and eCommerce. Inventure says with Gianelli joining the team, Inventure is launching a seed investment allocation, "a portfolio of 15+ seed-stage investments mainly in the digital and online sector."
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] Security And Privacy Are Entrepreneur Opportunities
    Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. Why is everyone so paranoid these days? My plea to entrepreneurs is to recognize these concerns as an opportunity, to make people’s life better, rather than stoke the fires.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Media] Imagining the next iteration of paid TV
    Jim Barksdale, founder of Netscape famously said that “there are only two ways to make money in business: bundling and unbundling” We’ve seen this a lot in media – iTunes unbundled the album into singles and now Spotify have bundled singles up into an all you can eat subscription.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Media] 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day
    TweetDeck – This is my primary social media dashboard. 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. More and more, we’re becoming an app happy world – Apps that run on our laptops, apps for the mobile and apps for the iPad or tablet. Here’s my Evernote routine in case your interested. Great time saver.
  • 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.
  • JEFF JORDAN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Media] Unpacking the Grocery Stack
    commerce has disrupted a number of large categories, including media, electronics, apparel, and home furnishings. Photo: Getjustin. If you’re shopping in these categories, there’s a strong and rapidly growing chance that you’re going to buy them online. But that’s not the case for the largest retail category: grocery. Your fridge awaits!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Are You Ready for Equity Based Crowdfunding?
    Most of your network’s retention and growth presumably will come through your interactions and networking on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Google Hangout, and Twitter. Accordingly, your business may continue to use social media to build relationships and circulate information. Equity crowdfunding vs. donation crowdfunding.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 17 Unspoken Rules Of LinkedIn Etiquette
    On most social media networks, it seems like anything goes. Things are a little more loose on Facebook and Twitter, but LinkedIn is strictly professional, giving it a different kind of status when it comes to etiquette. You have to be careful about what you put out there, how you make your requests, and remember to be polite. Be personal.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] The Benefit of Market Research
    Social media will also increasingly play a role as the adoption of smart phones continues apace, and users increasingly rely on geo-targeting applications to find services they need while on the move. How many customers are there? What do they require from your product or service? How you intend to reach them? Business Planning
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] What’s on your phone homescreen?
    Social folder – This folder contains my social media apps: Hootsuite, Path, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WordPress and Instagram. I’m always curious what apps or folders are on people’s homescreens and every so often I like to share mine to get feedback on what I’m missing. To me its a simplified Sims experience.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
    [Media] Gordon Gekko 2.0: Flipping is GOOD. (aka Memo to Jason Fried.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics for Pirates & KILL A FEATURE! The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] In a 6-Day Period, Microsoft's New CEO Satya Nadella Completely Changed the Company
    Former CEO--and media punching bag--Steve Ballmer set much of this in motion before he left. In his short time with the software company, the top executive has shaken up the business. In the span of six days, Microsoft''s new CEO Satya Nadella has totally shaken up the company. These are major changes for Microsoft. He''s less bombastic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Media] Inc. Picks: Best of the SOPA Blackout
    941 Media). Going dark doesn't necessarily mean your brand needs to suffer. Here's a look at some of our favorite SOPA/PIPA "blacked out" protest sites. The potential regulations could stymie innovation, kill creativity, and they would give a limited amount of protection to the folks (i.e. Hollywood) they seek to protect anyway. Seriously. 2.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Telling Your Company's Story in Video
    We wound up hiring Shaun Hildner, a Chicago-based filmmaker who worked at a digital media school. We just hired a full-time filmmaker to document our every move. Perhaps you should too. There's a new story at your business every day. Maybe you dreamed up a great idea or shot down a bad one. And that began to seem a bit off.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Media] Google+ Offers Great Business Potential :: Small Business.
    Related Posts: Getting More From Your Google Maps Profile Adding the Google +1 Button A Facebook and Google Reader App for Bloggers Real Time is Big Time Google Adds Wonderwheel Search Results Option Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 29, 2011 | 7:21 am Categories : Social Media , Web Marketing Tag : Google Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Ask These 5 Things Before Hiring
    Serial entrepreneur Todd Vernon most recently founded Boulder, Colorado-based advertising and analytics company Lijit Networks , and led it through an acquisition by Federated Media Publishing , where he now serves as an executive vice president. Here's how to identify star employees. An experienced entrepreneur thinks he can help.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Crowdfunding Update: FAQ’s for Entrepreneurs
    Accordingly, startups would not be permitted to raise funds via social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn (as permitted under the House bill). On November 3rd, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. Since I wrote that post, I have received numerous emails and phone calls regarding the House bill, which I will address below.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] Startup Hiring and the Goldilocks Principle
    Here’s a typical story of what happens when you rush to fill seats from Carrie Kerpen , co-founder of likeable media, "We started to grow--and grow fast. If you had ever tweeted in your life, you were a great candidate to work at Likeable Media. What''s a founder to do? What gives? We started bringing people in the door.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] 6 Keys to Removing the Risk From Hiring
    The key, he tells ERE Media , is to unlock the source code that powers your company''s "A-players"--the top 10 percent of performers in any given field or position who produce up to 10 times that of other employees--and then use it to build an evidence-based hiring scorecard. Reverse engineer your ''A-players.'' Why did you leave?
  • NEXTWALA  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Disruption in the Location/Local/LBS Stack - NextWala
       You might be in advertising, automotive, retail, enterprise software, local media or something else. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. Tweet.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Media] Lead Generation - Your Top 5 Lead Generation Questions Answered
    How Do I Maximize Social Media In Getting More Opt-Ins? Build your reputation as an expert in your niche when you are creating your social media presence. Lead generation is critical for all entrepreneurs. And once you master it, your business will thrive. However, let me start with some definitions. How Do I Create a Lead List?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Media] Event Marketing Is Making A Comeback
    Social Media Event Marketing Facebook and LinkedIn allow you to set up events and announce them to your contacts there. Local Broadcast Media Call your local newspaper reporters and TV/radio stations and let them know about each event. And I used it myself a few months ago and am starting to do more of it. read more. Dave Lavinsky
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] The Kings of Concentration
    In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Media] Arctic15 Is Live: First Speakers Announced.
    Naturally the event will be optimised for serendipity meetings, so you can expect an easy way to detect speakers, investors, startups, corporates and media. WORLD CLASS MEDIA. We hate to say it, but last year we did not have enough outside media attending Arctic15. Those who register early will receive more tips, by the way.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tyler Tysdal
    Prior to joining Mantucket Capital, Mr. Tysdal founded a private equity firm primarily focused on healthcare, media & entertainment and secondarily on real estate and construction services. We’ll start at 6pm at the CU Boulder ATLAS center. Mr. Tysdal is also the founder of Sports Shares, a fractional luxury suite club.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Media] The Opportunity Fund
    In 2004 the entire market capitalization of the social media sector was probably less than $100M. We founded Union Square Ventures in 2003 to invest in the applications layer of the web. Over the last seven years, we have refined that investment focus. We now invest almost exclusively in Internet services that create large networks. Focus
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] 8 Ways to Find the Best Long-Tail Keywords
    Social Media Tools: For example, YouTube's Keyword Tool and Twitter Search. Here are some simple and effective ways to identify the kind of keywords that keep the traffic coming. Ranking well for competitive keywords is incredibly tough for the average small business. You'll definitely uncover some surprising combinations. 2.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] B2B Marketing on Facebook, Simplified
    ClearRisk isn't using many Facebook ads, but Kipp Bodnar, inbound marketing strategist at HubSpot and co-author of The B2B Social Media Book said doing things that feel natural on Facebook is tricky for a lot of small businesses. "A lot of SMBs are struggling with getting the organic side of Facebook right. Simple. Johns, Newfoundland.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] 9 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Turn Off Your Smartphone
    Someone is explaining something you either already know or don''t need to know so you wander over to your email or to your social media accounts. You probably already know that taking a break from technology is good for you. But take a look at just how good it can be. He''s on a mission to get that message out. Yes it can. Like this post?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Apple Unveils the iPad Mini
    At a media-only event in San Jose, the Cupertino-based tech company announced an ultra-thin iMac desktop, a new MacBook that's a bit cheaper than its predecessor, and a more powerful Mac Mini. The highly anticipated pint-sized version of the iPad has arrived: It's smaller, lighter, faster--and cheaper. pounds. The most important spec?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] 9 Cool Products from Brilliant Minds Under 30
    University Parent Media helps ease the transition from home to college by partnering with schools to provide students and parents with guides that are like CliffsNotes to college life. Ladies, those sneakers you wear on your morning walk to work look abominable with your chic business attire. Oprah is a fan! Read more. Read more. Read more.
  • GENUINE VC  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
    [Media] Seven Lessons I've Learned Organizing Events
    And of course social media has helped spread the word, from the nearly two thousand Twitter followers ( @webinno ) to all of the blog posts attendees write as follow up. For the past five years, I’ve been organizing a regular event here in Boston called the Web Innovators Group (aka “WebInno”). But I don’t think that’s a necessary ingredient.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Media] Flickr is Back!
    ended up writing a post titled Happy 20th Anniversary Amy. I dug up a bunch of old pictures (hosted in our very large photo archive on Dropbox), crafted a WordPress blog, uploaded the photos in the media center on WordPress, and published the blog. I had a shitty website day on Friday. But an awesome Flickr day today. ” I took a look.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] How Michael Dell Could Reinvent His Company
    Part of Dell''s plan was linked to beefing up its social media wing, which monitors the social Web for complaints and reacts accordingly. According to an April 2013 report by Dell''s director of social media, support analysts respond to about 3,000 posts per week--in 11 languages. Acquire, invest, and adapt. Here''s how.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Tools to help you proofread emails (so you never have to scramble to hit unsend)
    But with extra features—links, attachments, video, social media follow buttons—the opportunity for mistakes also becomes greater. You can feel the temperature in your face start to rise. Maybe you were distracted, rushed, or typed the message on the walk to your car – but somehow, you’d messed up. The first email was sent in 1971.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
    [Media] Do SF Engineers “Get” Art? 3 Fish Gallery Owner Weighs In…
    HW: Have any apps, social media tools or other products been especially helpful in sharing your work? I’m thinking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc? Instagram has proven to be our go-to social-media tool as of late, and that makes sense as our work is so visual, and all of our “fans” see everything we post. Uncategorized localbiz
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How to Score Billionaire Ted Leonsis's Cash
    But then the ISP calls itself a new media company with subscribers bringing in recurring revenue. The venture capitalist and sports-team owner explains what he looks for when he''s considering investing in a startup. What does every company founder need to be successful? You need to be curious and social at the same time," Leonsis says.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [Media] Introducing Online Marketing School
    Basically the only thing we’re not spending a whole lot of time on is social media marketing—because I think as startups we tend to forget about just about every other any other kind of traditional marketing out there, or that it’s just one part of the puzzle. How do you run a keyword campaign? What’s an affiliate network?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business?
    Vendor financing – When you start to win business – let’s say as an implementation arm for tech / business products or as an ad sales team for large tech / media businesses – you can often get financed in a small way by your vendors who are all to happy to have a bigger ecosystem of implementation houses. interest? 4.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Microsoft Gives Finland A Chance To Move On
    If you''re located in the Nordic region I think it''s impossible it hasn''t popped on your social media already, but Microsoft has bought Nokia''s devices and services unit for $7.2 billion. Just like it sounds, Nokia the phone manufacturer''s days are limited, by the end of 2015 they can no longer sell phones under their own name.
  • DEIMAR  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Optimizing Customers' Decision?Making Process | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Feb 9, 2012. Optimizing Customers Decision‐Making Process. by Deimar Gutierrez. 9.2.12. Pin It. Freedom is associated with the capabilities to choose. Related articles.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
    [Media] This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet
    SocialVibe – Social media monetization platform that benefits non-profit organizations and social causes.  We just had our sixth episode of #TWiVC and I felt this one was the best. We’re staring to get the hang of how to divide the show up into talking about deals but also talking about issues for entrepreneurs during funding.
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