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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Media] SaneBox Helps Manage Your (Exploding) Email Inbox
    Other features include the ability to link emails to their social media profiles such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for better accuracy, while a SaneRemindMe reminds users about emails they sent that weren’t replied to. solution, of course, is to attract less emails, but that’s not feasible. Is this worth US$5 a month to use?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Media] Create Your Own Live Internet Radio Show With Spreaker
    Clearly there was a need in the market for a consumer-focused, superior audio platform that would make it super easy and fun to update your life in audio bursts through social media the same way we keep in touch with one another through Google+, Twitter or Facebook status updates,” says CEO and founder of Spreaker Francesco Baschieri.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Everything Done. Really
    Microsoft Excel, social media. How can you get your employees whipped into a state of maximized productivity? Follow these 4 tips. In Start-up Land, the phrase, "it's not my job" is like a four-letter word. Inevitably in this fast-paced, succeed-or-bust environment, employers have no choice but to ask employees to do lots of different things.
  • WWW.JASONNAZAR.COM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA
    There’s a fast growing group of tech companies including:  Docstoc ,  Demand Media ,  BetterWorks ,  GoodReads ,  Mahalo ,  Beachmint ,  Campus Explorer ,  DECA ,  eHarmony ,  GumGum ,  Savings ,  Shoedazzle ,   Business.com ,  FamilyFinds ,  Affordit ,  Bestcovery ,  JibJab ,  CoLoft and many more. It’s a chicken and egg problem.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Removing Your Organization's Fear of Failure
    In a world of tags and keyword searches, it''s easy for bloggers and big media to slap the "innovation" label on stories, because we know that readers are searching for white-hot takes on the topic. 'Three tips for managing the emotions that discourage risk-taking. Notice that we didn''t use the word "innovation" above. Here''s a summary: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Budget Time? Don't Miss These 5 Expenses
    had a whiz-bang financial model when I set out to ramp up Kohort, the social media start-up I co-founded. Calculating your annual cost structure? Be sure you count these. But even the best formatting and niftiest Excel tricks won't overcome the wrong inputs in your expense line. Insurance can add up.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success by Dan Schawbel [Book Review]
    Devotion is quantifiable by engaging with research, social media, and blogging. 'Dan Schawbel cornered a market before anyone else knew that it existed. He identified an important trend in our economy and informed thousands of people who were just learning about personal branding and helped them educate themselves on the topic.
  • 47 HATS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] Startup/MicroISV Digest for 12/14/2010
    Community News: Erin Lang at the  Belgrave Trust has a suggestion for strategizing in 2011: get a whiteboard. In fact, get a carbon neutral whiteboard. Belgrave Belgrave is a two-year-old startup that sells carbon offsets as a subscription service to allow individuals to live carbon neutral. Need to lawyer up your startup?  Good post!
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013
    [Media] Lean Business: Lessons from A-Rod
    For much the past 10 years Mr. Rodriguez has found himself on the less-than-flattering end of media stories; everything from his marriage, to his relationships with teammates, to his on-field antics have been the subject of national coverage, typically in a negative light. What, you ask, are there three rules? The final lesson for A-Rod?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts
    Step 5: Blog reputation This was a difficult category, because some authors have blogs on their company website, some authors publish blogs on large media networks, and some authors separate their blogs from their personal sites. 'Who makes the list? More important, whom should you be listening to? John C. Blanchard Richard Branson Michael E.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] ZLango Becomes Lango, Revisualizes Mobile Messaging
    Available for both iOS and Android devices, users can easily enhance words and phrases with images – depicting emotion, humor and self-expression – in both texting and social media updates. The proliferation of mobile messaging applications has pretty much taken the world by storm.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Media] What’s One Thing Startups Can Teach Big Companies?
    Embrace social media, and you’ll find that superior results are delivered for much less money. -  Andrew Schrage ,  Money Crashers Personal Finance. 'The following answers are provided by The  Young Entrepreneur Council  (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs.
  • 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!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] Runet Trends 2010
    Third, online advertising outperformed other media in terms of growth - it's grown by 37%, with contextual advertising growing by 45% from the total Internet advertising. In terms of revenue online advertising has come close to outdoor ads and advertising in print media and is likely to surpass those in the upcoming years. and 2.5M
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] The Case for Crowdfunding
    It provides an opportunity to test the message—after all, the whole process of securing funding involves social media networking, marketing, and brand-positioning. It provides accessible to anyone, anywhere, and shared with like-minded friends through social media. What does the JOBS Act have to do with the Statue of Liberty?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] It Takes A Village in the People Economy
    Barack Obama, by all accounts an underdog, used social media to get the word out, rally his supporters, and raise money. 'Engaged communities are the rule, not the exception, in the people economy--if you know how to unleash them. Airbnb is currently fighting to block a subpoena request from the New York Attorney General for user data.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Media] How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries :: Small.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Shifting to the Third Screen Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Whether it’s Steve Jobs or architect Frank Gehry or the ‘braintrust’ at Pixar, there is no complete plan or vision at the outset. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Tel Aviv: Hotbed of Startup Culture and Money
    Leo Widrich, co-founder of the social media app Buffer (used by more than 1 million people worldwide to manage their social networks), said the team moved out of San Francisco because their engineers couldn''t get visas to work in the U.S. Many startups contemplate where to plant their roots--both to build and get funding for their companies.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] The Best Way to Send Off That Summer Intern
    The treatment of interns has made another periodic appearance in the media lately, as Facebook exec and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg has come in for criticism for not paying her interns. She’s since decided to reverse course ). Open your Rolodex. She encouraged her to reach out directly and use her name as a reference.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [Media] WayTooEarly: NYC is a great place for deals
    All in all, it’s clear that New York City is a vibrant place for startups, not only in the media and advertising technology areas, but also in the more technical side. 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. TrackBack.
  • CLOUD MARKETING LAB BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Media] Marketing Your Startup with Neil Patel
    2.Many social media experts say that in order to succeed in business today, you need to produce great content.  Neil Patel is the founder of Crazyegg and Kissmetrics , marketing analytics firms that helps small businesses increase customer conversions.  His blog Quicksprout is a startups handbook.  would do the following things: A.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] LeadDesk Hires New CEO & IT, Continues to Grow on Revenues
    LeadDesk’s customers include media companies Otavamedia, Fonecta, and Talentum and software company Visma. 'You may not consider call center technology all that sexy of a product, but consider that Helsinki-based LeadDesk''s revenue grew by more than 70%, hitting €1.2 million in 2012. As it is, it scales to market quite well.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Why Everyone's an Incubator Now
    That experience, says David Chang, COO of PayPal media network, reminded the company how invigorating it is to work in a start-up environment. From Microsoft to PayPal, it seems every day another business launches an incubator. Here's what's motivating them to get in the game. These days, it seems, there's an incubator for everything.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] The Ecstasy and Agony of Customer Service
    Mobile technology and social media are making consumers very smart and nimble. 'Getting customers is an important goal--but keeping them matters more. Here are four key lessons from a recent experience I had with the cable company. If you ever want a quick lesson in customer service, call the phone company. Follow through all the way.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Guy Kawasaki’s Finishing School for Entrepreneurs!
    This also makes him the perfect guide to introduce you to ways to achieve your enchantment using the latest online and social media technology. According to Wikipedia , finishing school originally referred to “ a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities.&# Image versus reality. Importance of balance.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] A Novel Way to Think of the Future of Hardware Design
    I hate to break it to you, but that''s already happened," she said Thursday during her talk at O''Reilly Media''s hardware-themed Solid 2014 conference. 'LittleBits founder Ayah Bdeir said that many of of today''s emerging technologies are too rigid and esoteric. When LittleBits founder Ayah Bdeir read that, she was unsurprised.
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] The Golden Age of Internet Marketing?
    But that's also a laziness left over from traditional media channels and an evolution that is fast happening. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Nov 27, 2011. The Golden Age of Internet Marketing? Let the products sell themselves. f**k advertising, commercial psychology. at 11:39 AM.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Jonah Lehrer’s public demise
    Many journalists and readers are incensed, since they feel that Lehrer’s transgressions tarnish everyone’s trust in the media. photo source: CBS News. From his statement: “Three weeks ago, I received an email from journalist Michael Moynihan asking about Bob Dylan quotes in my book IMAGINE. The lies are over now. Jonah Lehrer.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Ride of Spring
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Ride of Spring. As a Venture Cyclist I do feel I need to include a few posts about my riding. Today was my friendly riding group’s first ride of the season – a rite of spring. Posted Sunday, March 11, 2012.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] Houston StartupDigest | Monday October 9th, 2013 Edition
    Apply online:  [link]  for your chance to win big prizes and gain real media attention for your startup! 'HoustonSD Archives. September 23, 2013. Subscribe to the Houston StartupDigest. Happy Monday! You can RSVP here: [link]. You can RSVP here:  [link]. On Thursday , be sure to check out the Houston Lean Startup Circle. RSVP here: [link].
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Fund Raising is a Necessary Evil, A Rite of Passage - 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. It is.
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] Nobody Wants to Invest in an Ugly Startup - 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!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
    [Media] How Your Business Can Avoid Extinction
    As a result Facebook has expanded well beyond its dorm-room roots to become a global social media platform. Businesses can learn from the evolutionary prowess of penguins and Facebook. The 2005 film " The March of the Penguins " chronicled the survival challenges faced by emperor penguins. There are two key elements of this learning model: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] How Does Bill Belichick Develop New Leaders?
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is famously tight-lipped, often refusing to discuss team matters or personnel situations with the media. 'By relying on a metaphor from business, not the sports world. How does the perennial AFC East powerhouse continuously develop great leaders? They have a share in the team.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] How the Euro Crisis Could Be Good For You
    The number one reason is given the tightening financial market, a lot of European firms are looking to leverage social media and local SEO to compete since they no longer have the lavish budgets to use television, newspaper.and traditional marketing." Is the economic turmoil overseas a crisis--or an opportunity? dollars."
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] 6 Things Not To Say When Pitching To Investors
    Daniela Baker is a small business blogger and social media advocate at CreditDonkey.com, a website where small business owners can compare business credit card deals. by Daniela Baker. With the ongoing credit crunch, especially for small businesses, angel investors may well be your best hope of getting your startup off the ground.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Media] 8 Unexpected Ways To Promote Your Business
    In addition to posting a press release on your own website, you may also want to submit a press release to local media, trade publications, and specific press release websites. Starting a business is hard enough. Getting people to notice is even more difficult. Wear your business. Double score! Write your own press releases. Use QR codes.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways To Save Money When Starting A Small Business
    When you first launch, skip the expensive marketing strategies and focus on what’s free – namely, social media marketing. by David Bakke. Fortunately, there are ways to save on startup costs when launching your venture, and it’s in your best interests to investigate them. Buy Used. Trade Your Services. Market for Free.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Media] Leaving iPhone for Android
    particularly like the microSD card approach because it makes moving photos and media from Adobe Lightroom, my preferred solution, into the device an easy process. This week I picked up an HTC Evo to replace my trusty iPhone 3G. My reason for doing this is twofold, featuring a technical and a philosophical reason.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] How To Handle Refunds Like A Rockstar
    Questioning a customer, on the other hand, comes off as a lack of trust, a confrontation and does nothing for maintaining a good reputation or relationship and it can turn really bad, really fast, especially in the world of social media. R efunds, they’re no fun. But it doesn’t have to be this way. How to Handle Refunds Like a Rock Star.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] New Rockstart Accelerator Taking Applications In Amsterdam
    On the 100th day, the startups will pitch in front of European investors and the media. On You may have met some of the team behind the new Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator if you were present at Slush in Helsinki, or the Startup Weekend Copenhagen. It's not a bad way to get to get name out to the freshest young teams across Europe.
  • REDEYE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Media] Hello Philly!
    And social media has made everyone and everything much more accessible.   . Warning - long blog post ahead.  . I helped to found three startups in the Philly area.  I launched First Round Capital in the Philly area.  Yet, for most of my professional career I’ve been “bi-coastal”.  First, I’ve seen capital get portable.  Austin.  Portland. 
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010
    [Media] A Moral Analysis of the Economic Crisis
    media for statements regarding economics, civil rights, and issues of. Robert Sirico will be giving an address on the Belmont University campus this next week. The title of his lecture is "A Moral Analysis of the Economic Crisis". Father Sirico will examine some of the key cultural factors. and abroad. Financial. broadcast. religious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] And You Thought Your Company Had an Open Office
    Building up a vibrant social media rapport with customers is nice, but what better way to build a relationship with customers than to have them right there, in your office? 'Should your office be more like a coffee shop? For all the hubbub that has swept the business world in the last decade, what does an open office plan really translate to?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 12 Things Every Founder Should Do Before January 1
    Look at web traffic, financials, social media and email conversions. 'Who better than to address what companies need to do before the year''s end than founders themselves? Here''s a sampling of their top advice. Is your to-do list growing longer and longer? The holiday season is a great time to cut it down and prioritize for the New Year.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] The Best Way to Sell a Service Is.
    Related posts: The Most Efficient Way to Sell More Just as writing does more than produce words and sentences, 7 Steps to Creating a Winning Coaching, Consulting or Service Business Lots of folks are joining the ranks of “business owner” How to Sell Anything Using Social Media One of my predictions for 2012 is that more people.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Media] 8 Publicity Fails of PR Pros and Over-Eager Entrepreneurs
    Even if you''re not a PR pro, the following lessons might also be instructive--particularly for anyone who wants to get the media to sit up and take notice. 'If your PR person isn''t getting you results, these missteps might be to blame. The first commandment for landing publicity : Thou shalt not annoy. But, the PR stuff? Do that.
  • EMADGINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] How to Communicate With Your Freelancer
    Target has over a million twitter followers; your company has twenty two and twelve of them are related to you… You smartly hired a marketing expert to manage your social media, I don’t care if he invented twitter (Jack Dorsey and others if you were wondering), don’t expect a million followers in a couple of months, don’t expect a thousand!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Report: Immigrants Launch 46% of Top Start-ups
    Among the more recognizable companies in the list with immigrant co-founders were Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade goods; Chegg, a textbook rental service; and Glam Media, an online publisher. A new report finds that immigrants are key to startup formation and job creation. But what I found astonished me." he says. Legislative help?
  • ASH MAURYA  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Early Customers to Respond to Your Cold Emails
    You then package that material into an e-book, report, video, or other media. This is a guest post from Robert Graham – a solo bootstrapper who blogs about the experience. Robert has been working in software since 2005. He is a Ph.D. dropout who spent time working for Google. Someday he ‘d like to work for himself.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Your Kickstarter Project Has Been Funded: 4 Tips on What to Do Next
    Some possibilities include social media, search engine optimization, blogging and business cards. 'One of the most popular ways to fund small businesses and other creative projects is through crowdsourcing. While the steps to launching a campaign are well covered on Kickstarter, what happens if you actually get funded? Find a Manufacturer.
  • READWRITESTART  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Pitching Without a Pitch Deck
    The funding for OnSwipe was raised in a marathon 30 days, something Baptise says the company was able to do by really targeting the right funds - those interested in media and tech. Startups often put a lot of work into a pitch deck. That's not necessarily a bad thing. But here's a piece of advice that may run counter to "build good slides."
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] The Boston Surprise
    Even the media side has seen dramatic evolution. 'Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. When I came over 4 years ago , it was essentially as an act of belief in my partner Jeff and in myself. To be frank, I did not expect much. For that was the perception of the region from afar. Steampunk is back.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Digital.NYC: The First Ecosystem Hub
    In the first 36 hours, mentions of the hub were viewed more than 42 million times on social media, and over 100,000 pages on the site were perused. News outlets from USA Today to Mashable to Brooklyn’s Technical.ly praised the hub and its place in the community. For the Gust team, we couldn’t be happier about the warm welcome.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] How One Word Can Help Change Your Life
    Yet, I tripled my "contacts" and "friends" through social media and database building. 'Rather than a laundry list of resolutions, this year try narrowing your focus to just one word. You''ll see improvements spread through all aspects of your life. My wife is a scrapbooker. She has done some amazing projects of our family. One word.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Media] In case you missed it, my thoughts and feelings on the state of location-based apps
    Tags: Mobile Social Marketing/Media ad age lbs location-based location-based marketing
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Media] How To Have A Future-Proof Mobile Strategy For Your Business
    But that doesn’t mean you pour all your time, energy and money into developing the mobile app and reduce focus on other engagement channels like social media, websites, traditional marketing, etc. 'by  Vishal Gumber , founder of  Appsquare. Assess the strategic impact of the mobile app development initiative on your organization as a whole.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Media] How To Avoid Distractions When Working On Your Startup Idea
    It could be social media one day and guest posting the next day. 'by   Anand Srinivasan, founder of LeadJoint.com. One of the key ingredients to starting up your own business is the ability to see a solution to everyday problems you face in your industry. And they may all seem like the next big thing that you should definitely jump into.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneurship is not pretty. Are you sure you’re ready to leave your job for it?
    You only hear about the deals that go through in the media. 'Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of  Arkenea Technologies  and a mobile strategy advisor. He can be contacted via Twitter  @rahulvarshneya. Entrepreneurship is pretty darn tough. Identify the reasons for starting your own business. Unhappy at your job or with the boss. Failure.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Media] 8 startups that leveraged products for social good, and where they’re headed in 2014
    Content partnerships (with media sites such as Upworthy) are largely responsible for charity:water’s brand awareness. 'There are a litany of points to consider when you’re launching a startup, namely: “What’s the company purpose?,” or “What’s unique about my brand that’ll make people care and pay attention?”. This brand’s focus in 2014?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] Play to Win: 5 Ways to Make Money From Mobile Games
    Media Chaperone offers parents a way to reward their children for playing the right games. The popularity of mobile games has given rise to innovative companies, some of which have little or nothing to do with game development. John McDermott Since the advent of video games parents have been trying to monitor their children’s playing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Anticipate Your Customer's Next Click
    Referral sources are varied: from search engines to social media shares to press articles and beyond. How to fine-tune your website to give your customers exactly what they're looking for. Many e-commerce websites focus on the same thing: the homepage. There's one problem with that approach: There is no single user experience. Just ask.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Nine Keys to Entrepreneurial Survival
    My very first business, Point Blank Media, I was forced to sell my share to my partner because I just couldn’t make it another month. Instead we tried to act like a big ad agency and make money on media buying. Guerilla Innovation — Chapter Thirteen. With grit, luck, and skill, you just might make it to Aqaba. It killed us.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] TNW’s Ultimate Marketing Bundle — Only for those who actually want to be successful [Sale Price]
    How to get Media Coverage  by Adrian Salamunovic. Chances are that if you read TNW then you’re either an entrepreneur or you at least fancy yourself as one. Entrepreneurs create things. We make businesses where they never existed before. But with so many potential stumbling blocks along the way, how do you know what step to take next?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [Media] Trying to Tap Into the Viral Nature of Crowdfunding
    that he isn't launching TeePublic out of some undying passion for the t-shirt business; he just sees it as an opportunity to get back into entrepreneurship game in an industry he knows well as a veteran of the both the web media and e-commerce clothing space. If it doesn't get enough supporters in the allotted time, the project dies.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Bizshark Helps You Search For Business Contacts (Or Sales Leads)
    The data in Bizshark ‘s database is compiled from a multitude of sources – including SEC filings, government records, public directory listings, business sites, as well as major news and social media sites – through its proprietary technologies. per month, or US$44.85 per month, or US$89.95
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] That Celebrity Fitness Video? Watch It Now Entertainment’s Probably Behind It.
    The facility is owned by full-service production company Watch It Now Entertainment (WIN) , and its forte is giving its clientele the ability to direct, produce and promote any kind of celebrity-driven fitness media – including that Richard Simmons workout DVD – all under one roof.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Media] Free Sales Training Resource By Sandler Training
    Sandler Training , a company that provides a range of sales and management training programs, has made available a free multi-media library that provides small businesses, non-profits and start-ups with sales training tools to help them succeed.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013
    [Media] Paul Graham and The World Out There
    The media needs to do it''s part, too. 'There is a controversial interview with Paul Graham floating around and I''m left to wonder why we''re still paying attention to guys like him. He is accused by people of being, at best, oblivious and at worst, sexist. God knows what you would do to get 13 year old girls interested in computers.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Media] 2013’s Top 10 Small Towns For Mobile Entrepreneurs
    Poquoson is a small town with a big media presence. 'There is no question that technology has given us the ability to get work done. You can work anywhere, any time. You can live in a tent in a cornfield in Kansas and do business. So here you have it, the “Top 10 Small Towns for Mobile Entrepreneurs for 2013.”. Clayton, Georgia. hear banjos.”
  • SVPG  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
    [Media] Product Marketing Contribution
    Product communications/PR/social media (what can we say that will make others do the talking about us?). The Product Marketing Contribution. Jane is supporting the launch of Product X, a new release her company is really excited about. She is on the marketing team. Jane takes lots of notes and asks John to review what she sends him. robot.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Lagging Indicators
    Likewise, I’ve seen a pullback from social services and media-based models in light of Facebook’s disappointing performance post IPO. I’m always amazed at how much short term decisions are driven by lagging indicators. Yammer’s march to a successful exit was in relative terms, extremely fast. Yet, it took 4 years.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] How to Honor Your Most Important Relationships
    Social media participation has certainly made some aspects of this easier (Facebook birthday notices), but I wonder how many actual snail mail addresses you have for those you would deem important relationships. Social media allows us to see people who do this quite well. photo credit: weeviraporn via photopin cc. Shrink your pond.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] CIOs Are from Mars; CMOs Are from Venus: Seven Ways To Bridge The Great Divide
    The CMO-CIO divide is exacerbated by the rise of web commerce and social media. These After all, the share of marketing that goes through digital channels — through the web and social media, on smartphones and tablets — is growing like crazy. When you do, you’ll see that the contention is actually about much more than just money.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] How Retro Prices Can Deliver Cutting-Edge Profits
    Being the low-cost provider is never easy--especially when you're a start-up. But the Retro Fitness line of gyms beat the odds. Here's how. low-cost pricing strategy is tough to swing when you own a small business and there is little scale to economize. You're too small. I fall squarely into that camp. The average gym was offering $39.99 to $49.99
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] The Bar Has Gotten Higher
    When I first entered the venture capital business 10 years ago after being an entrepereneur, my partners warned me that "my bar" for new investments would get higher over time. In other words, the criteria to make a new investment - clearing "the bar" - would get more strict with time as I developed more experience and saw more things. I'll wait.).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] The Model That Really Makes Money
    We sell to them by contacting VPs of sales and CMOs directly, through social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook, and guest blogging on sales-oriented sites (execution). 'You may have a business model, but you''ve got to nail your sales model before you go to market. Your company has a business model and a sales model. Be patient.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Media] Bill Gurley: Scared of an IPO? Suck It Up
    While Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may come off as prickly toward the media , said Gurley, other entrepreneurs have a much learn from his approach to customer service. Gurley said that he''d be wowed by a social media platform that perfects the orginazation of vertical interest groups, and aggregates them according to location
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    The CMO Site – Karl Hakkarainen – C-Level Executives Taking Up Social Media. 5 Companies That Know Why They’re Great (ALV, COST, ISRG, KO, XOM). tags: blog. Why do only a handful of companies excel at cultivating customer loyalty? CustomerThink. tags: blog. Social tech in biz more than collaboration – ZDNet Asia News.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] Sponsoring an Event? Tips to Maximize Your Return
    Don't just slap your brand on a banner and call it a day. Here's how to get the most from your event marketing dollars. Hoping to gain exposure, build good will, and connect with a specific audience? Who isn't?) Sponsoring an event might be the perfect approach. There's a list of previous installments at the end of the article.) Tell me about that.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
    [Media] Science Inc – ecommerce focused startup foundry
    They were initially focused on the real-time social web and more recently they have shifted to focus on the distribution, consumption and maybe creation of media. Science is theme/sector oriented. Mike made this point several times during the six minute interview. Betaworks has a similar approach. Again, this is similar to Betaworks.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 10 Design Tips for Tiny Offices
    Maintain a pleasant waiting room atmosphere, but make sure it's a short stay for your guests. -- Lisa Nicole Bell , Inspired Life Media Group 9. From knocking down walls to greeting customers with candy in hand, members of the YEC offer their best advice for sprucing up even the smallest start-up offices and storefronts. Customers, Meet Fido!
  • CSS-TRICKS.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] So You're Going To Start A Huge New Web Project
    FAT Media Permalink to comment December 18, 2012. “Responsive Design” and “Media Queries” are only a piece of a bigger puzzle (more precisely: the view), but don’t magically bring us a great UX for mobile and desktop user. It is built on WordPress , hosted by Media Temple and NetDNA , with fonts by H&FJ.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 33 Insider Tips For Getting Hired At A Startup
    Say thank you : Sure, it’s impressive to create high tech, attention-getting media to woo your potential employer, and if you have the skills, by all means, do it. Do extensive research, connect with their social media outlets, and learn about their development. Discuss what you’ve been working on and your dedication will be clear.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Media] 8 Career Mistakes New Grads Make (And How To Avoid Them)
    Some people — Heather Armstrong and Ellen Simonetti , for example — have even been fired for things they’ve posted on social media. With this in mind, don’t post on social media sites that you’re looking for leads and definitely don’t look at job posts while at work. But slow down there, new grad. Holding out for the perfect job.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Slopestyle
    'The opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is a great opportunity to think about competition, performance, and creativity. Winter athletes dazzle us with their skill and endurance, and amaze us with their ability to perform under intense pressure. Slopestyle has been generating some controversy in the past few weeks. Skills.  Originality.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Media] Dragdis From Lithuania: The Ultimate Bookmarking Tool Is Finally Here
    Of course you can easily share everything you have saved using either social media or a provided shortened URL. With so many great bookmarking startups such as Pocket or Finland's Kippt , you might think that the title is a huge overestimation. However, I assure you that my new favorite, Dragdis , has solved it. ?The Very neat.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] An Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Topics include: business basics and start-up; market analysis and strategy; developing financials; getting financed; the importance of the Web and Social Media; building a team; legal issues; tax issues; and making the pitch. not pictured Reena Plant). Congratulations to Spring 2011 Graduates! The corporate sponsor for the class was Citibank.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Media] 3 Frameworks To Help Prioritize & Conduct Your Conversion Testing
    For example, we have articles that rank very well on the topics of  value propositions , customer lifetime value ,  customer personas  & social media marketing. 'Here’s something scary, according to MECLabs & Magento’s 2014 eCommerce Benchmark, only 13% of those studied base their testing on extensive historical data.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti.me Launched By Accident And Successfully Funded 5 Projects
    This hit the Finnish media big time, and the press was lavishly saying that “Crowdfunding is illegal” in Finland. together with Senja sent out press releases to the media, trying to alleviate the false notion of crowdfunding being illegal. Unfortunately, positive news is not really good news in the mainstream media, so nobody cared. ?The
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways to Know Bootstrapping Will Work for You
    So if you''re planning on starting, say, a social-media based PR agency, where you can hire people as and when you need them for newly-landed clients, then bootstrapping might well be ideal. 'Bootstrapping isn''t right for every business. Check out a few ways to tell how you should fund your start up idea. I''m bootstrapping a new venture."
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2009
    [Media] Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? That’s GOOD! Covey quote: The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. was young and stupid. Stephen R.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [Media] Startup events in Boston – December 2009
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? That’s GOOD! Twitter growth flattens, WordPress picks up… really? Two events are coming to Boston next month.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009
    [Media] The 5-second rule: pause before responding
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? I used to be quite the hothead.  I’ve calmed down these days, but I still have lapses.  A 5 second pause will do the trick.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Show up on time
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? I could not agree more.  Being late (or worse, being AWOL) says a lot more about who we are than we realize.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Media] iPhone and Android news from last week
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Enjoy! in “the coming weeks” [Updated!] Click here to view my full profile. Blog at WordPress.com. RSS Entries and RSS Comments
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [Media] When not to roadmap (hint: Lean Startup)
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Before I share that story, I should disclose that I am a strategy junkie and a compulsive planner.  I make lists in my sleep. 
  • DATAGRANT VENTURE CAPITAL NEWS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Gorge Angel Conference 2011
    Social Media Marketing. Gorge Angel Conference 2011 in The Dalles Oregon. Blue Dog Mead, Copa Di Vino (as seen on Shark Tank) and Swaddlekeeper – Baby Sleep System will be competing for up to $125,000 of angel invstor money! View a live streaming video of the event. The first installment of the USA Today series aboutCopa di Vino.
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