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  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [Media] Beta programs
    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? What is a beta program? It is the prototype of the software that is released to the public. Click here to view my full profile.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Media] All I really need to know I learned in elementary school
    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? This is so true (both in the preschool dropoff context and in the workplace). Here are some of them – enjoy.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010
    [Media] “We're not curing cancer here”
    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? only wish I can get to work in your field! The context was to help add a bit of perspective. We burn out. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Media] Where should product management live in an organization? « 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? I had a blog post about this on my abandoned old blog, so I dragged it out and looked at it.  not actively screw it up).
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Media] Issued patents don't represent innovation
    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? My take: NO. This is gratifying since I got to update my issued patent list.  But it got me thinking about the whole system.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
    [Media] Measure employees by output, not hours worked
    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 find myself having a flashback of a conversation on the same topic that I had with a friend in a startup. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] A learning moment about Plan B
    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? As a compulsive planner, I really can’t help myself.  I play to win.  So I sat back and thought about this.  
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness
    That leaves the prospective intern from Columbia trying to explain why knowing every character in Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales makes her the ideal candidate, while the Northeastern student engages in an in-depth discussion about best practices for managing a crisis on social media channels. Here''s what our intern committee found.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Oh Happy Days
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Oh Happy Days. My wife Dorit thought of this juxtaposition on Inauguration Day earlier this week. Now look at another young girl, just a couple of days ago. Oh Happy Days! Posted Thursday, January 22, 2009. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Y chromosome genetics
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. chromosome genetics. Posted Monday, October 12, 2009. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Whimsy. comment: Pearl Mattenson, CPCC, ACC. Cutting edge stuff Richard- maybe over the edge.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009
    [Media] Be Careful What You Wish For…
    Everybody has an agenda, and we are all influenced by our personal experiences and biases. Certainly the ‘High Frequency Trading’ community of dark pools and hedge funds that currently account for 70% of daily trading activity in the U.S. don’t like this report.  And then there are those who look at the broken U.S. jobs today.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Media] Building on Someone Else’s Railroad
    A good example of these apps would be social media analysis tools.  When you are building the next great Internet innovation, where you build can make all the difference between success and failure.  Like the real estate adage about location, API’s and platforms can be hugely important in gaining traction.  Platforms are great launching pads. 
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Media] Three Epic Sins of Customer Service, the Airbnb failure
    While one can quibble that this is really a PR failure, it starts with customer service getting in front of the issue immediately, before it gets released to the media, Twitter and the blogosphere.  Getting customer service right is difficult for companies of any size, but for startups it can be especially challenging. 
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Media] Outsourcing the Startup
    Already most startups outsource PR activities and some marketing functions such as copywriting and social media management. When I hear someone espouse the evils of outsourcing and startups, I just laugh.  The arguments are compelling and cogent particularly when you are building something innovative and need to iterate quickly. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Business Insider: The Top 100 Digital Startups
    Then again - I'll let you in on a secret from a media point of view. Business Insider has gathered a list of 100 companies from all around the world (these lists are always skewed a little and it's almost impossible to make them globally valid). Company valuation is used to organise the companies. billion. at position 45.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 10 Silly Things Entrepreneurs Say
    CEO Ben Smith and SVP of Business Development Mark Menell of Wanderful Media , a startup that re-imagines the digital circular through FindnSave.com and a suite of mobile apps, like to collect silly things entrepreneurs say. 'And more importantly, what to say instead. Some people keep lists of overused phrases and verbal tics. We can do both."
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] How to Increase Sales Online – The Checklist
    As a marketer, one of your constant jobs is to find the right marketing mix: the right media (where to advertise / promote – free or paid), the right message (what do you say?), If you get the media right and the traffic is relevant (e.g. social media follow (Twitter, Facebook etc). Wouldn’t that be swell? Weight?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] Helping Big Get Small - Why I invested in Orchard's effort to help institutions participate in online lending
    The more tools that got created to allow sophisticated, targeted buys and various types of repackaging to allow thoughtful media management, the more buyers found a way to make it work for them. 'Over the last few years, we''ve seen a lot of technologies start out in the consumer world and "infect" the enterprise.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Bridging The Gap Between Content And Marketing Automation
    Our focus is on helping marketers create and manage a responsive content Hub that gives them real insight into how their audience engages with a content experience instead of separate media channels or content silos alone before funneling that data into marketing automation software like Hubspot, Eloqua, Marketo or MailChimp.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] [Event] Social Business Week 2012
    Hot on the heels of Social Media Week this week in Singapore is Social Business Week , which will take place next week on February 20-23, 2012. This year, activities include public lectures, a forum targeting corporate leaders, and a 2-day boot camp for social entrepreneurs to develop and refine their social business plans.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients
    This is a concept originally created with Twitter in mind, but it can be applied to all social media status updates. 'Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Now what? Step 2: See how you’re connected. You target.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?
    Laura Roeder , LKR Social Media.  . 'When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance. But for startups, which is really better: in-house talent or outside agencies? And at what price? Agencies thrive on innovation. Andrew Howlett , Rain.  .
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Unrestricted Consumption: Developments in Digital Rights Management
    will further nudge industries that deal with electronic media to adapt to a world where marginal costs of delivery are low and consumers own multiple products designed for media consumption, needing easy transferability of content between them. Rowling has negotiated with the big distributers (Apple and Amazon, etc.) Both C.K.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] allensblog: "Fully-Diluted"
    « DSK & The US Criminal Justice System (Oh, and the Media, too). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Whats a Home Run (in VC-speak) » July 12, 2011. Fully-Diluted". The term "fully-diluted", unlike some legal terms, is not defined by any law or regulation. Reblog (0). TrackBack.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] How To Reject A Job Candidate The Right Way
    Job applicants freely share their experiences, good and bad, through a wide range of social media platforms. It may suddenly find itself awash in bad press, the target of considerable social media ire and finger-pointing. 'by Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services. Things are different today. Rothschild, E.F.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Threats To Your Small Business’ Online Reputation
    Social Media Blunders. Make sure your company has a set, written social media policy, and that the person updating your social media sites is someone who understands your brand identity and company goals. 'by Mike Zammuto, President of Brand.com. How can you combat this? Doppelganger Domains. Online Anonymity.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Smartphone Feature Request
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Smartphone Feature Request. You are talking on your smartphone and your friend asks you for someone’s phone number. “Hold on,” you say, “I’ll give it to you.” No head-banging. Posts.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
    [Media] Cracking The Code: SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble?
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Wednesday, February 23, 2011. SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble? What happened? Not unreasonable. revenues while large caps are trading at 6.4x. Unreasonable? 13 AM.
  • NEXTWALA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] Techcrunch Disrupt: (Only) a Few Big Ideas - NextWala
    Redbeacon announced it was expanding its service to Seattle, launching with several media partners (NBC Bay Area, SF Gate, Tribune/Fox Seattle), and launching its widget for inclusion on any website. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. dkhare.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your App Take Off
    And for every 50 apps that join its platform, Great Apps issues a press release touting them to more than 2,000 media outlets, although if you want to be included you’ll have to buy the highest level of membership, which is $495. Want your app to be the next Angry Birds or Pinterest? Try these expert suggestions: 1. Get reviewed.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] What Exactly Is Content Marketing?
    They’ve grown to expect the company itself as well as customers, networks, partners and the media to be the source of this content. 'What Exactly Is Content Marketing? mean, it’s all we’ve been talking about for the last few years. ” photo credit: eyesore9 via photopin cc. Is it a thing? More what it does than what it is.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Infographics are Useful –But They Must Evolve « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing. The Internet Is Filling Up with Dead People and There’s Nothing We Can Do About It – Technology Review. tags: blog. CRM News: Social CRM: Seeing Yourself Through Others’ Eyes, Social CRM-Style. Posted from Diigo.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Media] Venture Atlanta Companies
    have been advising and coaching Venture Atlanta participants BLiNQ Media ,  Preparis ,  ScoutMob ,  Toomah ,  Twitpay ,and  Wavee  for quite some time now. In a few short minutes the companies that were selected for Venture Atlanta will be making their way to the stage for six minutes of fame. Some of them are going to do better than others.
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] Busy week with 2 articles about Founders
    Finally, FrenchWeb became the media partner for the Founder Conference Paris and also did a write-up today (in French). This week has been very productive (and it’s only Tuesday morning): First on Monday, VentureBeat published my guest column on the winning pitch at the Founder Conference. That’s it!
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Media] On the Facebook IPO
    All of that said, it's still the gold standard of social media -- and is not likely to be supplanted by any of its rivals anytime soon. Lots of thoughts on this. let me try to be brief. I am a marketer and practitioner, not an investment professional. . The Facebook IPO is the apex of this cycle. Woohoo! So no real surprise there. Godspeed.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Recap - Rice Alliance Monetizing Location Panel
    Blair Garrou of DFJ Mercury is as astute a VC as you'll meet when it comes to location services and how social media, game mechanics, and real-time technologies will shape the future of tech. A few quick thoughts on the location services monetization panel discussion I was fortunate to sit on last night at the Rice Alliance event.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] 'Follow the Money' and Other Lessons From Jeff Bezos
    His introductory remarks, in the form of an open memo, hit notes of "believable optimism," as the media blog Poynter.org put it: "Bezos promises to honor the values of the Washington Post, to own up to mistakes, to ''slow down'' in order to get it right, to be courageous in the pursuit of truth. 'Sixteen years ago, Jeff Bezos told Inc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [Media] Digital Franchises: New Spin on an Old Business Model
    Make sure you really spend the time and money on technology and integrated applications that bring together your email marketing, your CRM tool, your social media and so on," he says. Brick-and-mortar businesses using franchising to scale. Why shouldn't websites? The founder of OrderUp explains how it's done. What's a digital franchise?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tips for Winning a Debate
    When I media train an Inc. You might not be on a national stage like Mitt Romney and President Obama, but you can take some cues from the pros. Here's how to win even the most casual debate. My decades of work in public relations have taught me a few things about wooing the crowd, and besting your opponent (while staying humble). Kennedy.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Funding from Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban and Other Stories
    They have maintained their relationship with Kickstarter backers through the platform itself and via such social media platforms as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, even running successful contests on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. 'Sometimes your business needs money fast. You have to get your hands dirty. Persistence. cities.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
    [Media] The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC
    The sheer number of relationships I’ve built through being public, transparent and being willing to engage in comments and through social media has enabled me to get to know entrepreneurs even before they launch their next company. 'When I was new at Venture Capital I was trying to figure out the business. What stage? What price?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] Hangout with an Ecopreneur: Caroline Cummings on Feb 19, 4 pm EST
    Caroline is regularly invited to participate as a judge for several business plan competitions, as well as speak on topics including entrepreneurship, angel investing, social media, and authentic self promotion. We hope these inspiring stories and lessons learned will encourage you to dream big and do good. Join us on Tuesday!
  • NEXTWALA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Learning from Slideshare's Founders - NextWala
     All the media hype about the two communities being at loggerheads with each other is overdone. 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. follow me on Twitter.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Jobless Execs: It’s Time To Dump The Old School
    According to surveys, 89 percent of employers use a form of social media to identify job candidates, with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter the most popular. After embracing social media (even building a personal website), try these tips: Streamline your strengths with specific examples. So how do you stand out in that crowd?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Why Blogging Isn’t Enough Anymore
    There was a time when the art of SEO practitioners focused on building out highly optimized pages dedicated to narrowly defined themes or keywords. photo credit: winterofdiscontent. But then blogs came along and sort of upended the whole deal. People started sharing this content routinely, linking to it and even republishing it via RSS feeds.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Media] A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee
    There's even a dedicated league--New York Media Softball League--where literary players compete. Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. got in the game to explore. About 15 entrepreneurs, engineers, and interactive designers got together Thursday evening to network.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Avoid These 3 Pieces of PR Advice (Use Mine Instead)
    Another example is the social media expert--a "source" that feels that telling people how to tweet makes them an authority on how others are tweeting. For example, if your person did the social media management for the Obama campaign, they would be a useful source in the Weiner situation. Be careful with your tweets.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Media] Icelandic BrandRegard Picking Up Steam In The U.K.
    Target-Live is a division of Britain’s fastest growing independent media agency, Target Media & Communications Group. The Icelandic software startup, Transmit, tells us that their cloud-based branding and marketing service Brand Regard , is seeing traction in the U.K. On the new traction in the U.K.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 9 Irresistible Viral Marketing Videos
    According to Unruly Media , a U.K-based 'There are lots of ways to go about putting together a clever YouTube ad. Watch these examples for a little inspiration. An average of 75 million people in the U.S. watch online video every day, streaming almost 40 billion videos every month. Of course, virality is what every business wants. Surprise!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work
    It’s got nothing to do with personal productivity, personal branding, social media, or trendy diets. Making warm and fuzzy promises to yourself doesn't work. Here's what does. Every year around this time you can find gazillions of articles about New Year’s resolutions and planning. They usually take one of five forms: 1. Great.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] How to Build the Next Instagram
    Recently, while testing a new-to-market app for a social media client, I was surprised to find a first-time user experience led with login, and absolutely no explanation or context about what the app might do for users. To make sure your mobile app is a hit, you must focus on these three aspects of user experience.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] 3 Easy Ways to Improve SEO for Your Service Business
    But if you continuously create it over time, and regularly participate in social media and your site’s feedback pages, it has the habit of building your traffic and search engine authority. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a great way to improve a website’s ranking in popular search engines. Start with Quality Content. Conclusion.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways To Keep In Contact With Remote Staff
    Yammer is like a social media site for business. 'Starting a business can be difficult enough without having to keep a watchful eye on everyone within your company. When your company strays from the typical small office environment, this can be even more difficult, particularly if your staff telecommutes. StartMeeting. Yammer. Dropbox.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] Don’t Be A Donald (Sterling, That Is) – 5 Lessons For CEOs And Business Owners
    There are several instances where supervisor-employee conversations are secretly recorded and posted to social media. But putting aside the abhorrent nature of his comments, for CEOs watching this unfold are there lessons to be had? m not here to analyze Sterling’s comments, they speak for themselves. Have A Zero Tolerance For Racism.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Media] Some Tips On Effective Networking
    On Thursday, I spent time at a Hacks/Hackers meetup that had 147 attendees from the media and business.  'by Roger Smith, Technology Marketing Specialist at  Hypersoft. Effective networking is one of the most powerful entrepreneurial skills you need to master to advance in your personal and professional life.  minutes on 4/9/2014 and 4.2
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] The Social TV Space Heats Up
    And in December, San Francisco-based Miso, founded in March 2010, raised $4 million from Khosla Venture, Google Ventures, and Hearst Interactive Media. Among other things, "we are working on building a more personalized, media-rich second screen experience for phones, tablets and GetGlue.com," he said. IBM bought it in 2003.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 3 Keys to a Better Customer Experience
    In addition to its social media channels, the company offers free e-books that help customers navigate the complexities of buying a home and refinancing. 'Guaranteed Rate may be the fastest-growing privately-held company in Chicago, largely because it pounced on customer experience as a differentiator. Marketers should take note.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES
    You also have the value of serendipity, which you don't really have in other media. This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. International CES, the world's largest tech trade show, opens today in Las Vegas. In 2013, far more will try their luck.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Shane Battier and Your Winning Streak
    In December 2011, when power forward Shane Battier signed with the Miami Heat, expectations for the team among fans, media, and the players themselves were sky high. Entrepreneurs can leverage the same brain chemistry that helped the Miami Heat's Shane Battier shine in the NBA finals. Here's how. It’s physiological. You just act.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] Hip Hop's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs @amywhyte
    The media mogul has parlayed his rap career into multiple television and film appearances and a number of commercial endorsements. 'With Apple''s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre is set to become the richest man in hip hop--and he''s in good company. Diddy and Jay Z better watch the throne.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde to run for European Parliament from Finland
    Sunde''s goal - to revamp current copyright laws and legalize casual file-sharing - is ambitious, but also clearly a voice that represents a great deal of people who seem to keep “pirating” to themselves when under media spotlight. He’s also been nominated by the European Pirate Party as their pick for the European Commission presidency.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man
    How’s that for people who keep saying that social media hasn’t been truly transformative. Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected. In my unconnected world there was no personal email. On vacation you really checked out because you had to.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] New eBook on Revolution in Crowdfunding
    (Note: This post today is written by Kelsey Arnold of Social Media Today. And, like the politicians say on the ads, “I approved this message.” ” Tim). For entrepreneurs with the right strategy, this is an exciting year to launch a new business with high growth potential. The LA Times reports, “U.S.-based
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] How to create a niche – Small Business Spotlight
    ” Social media plays a big role in her efforts, she says, noting “It’s an excellent way to connect with my customers and fans of Puppy Cake.” How many times have you thought “somebody should make…” or “why doesn’t anybody sell…”? “People, myself included, love their dogs.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] Praise Where Praise is Due
    Social media brings transparency to all and service levels increasingly inform purchase decisions. It all started with a simple email exchange. The final mail was short and to the point ‘ thanks for the great customer service, sadly it is unusual.’ It got me thinking. For me the exchange was pretty straight forward. No big deal?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Media] 8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013
    Plus, the fund that’s rapidly becoming the most famous for this model actually seems to be doing full service most effectively for itself--with a record of major media hits--and overpaying for its investments. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog
    When we bought media around big tent poles like new product launches, Grammy’s or the Super Bowl, budgets were huge and making an impact could be guaranteed solely by the ability to buy share of voice. 'Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] Good Marketing Strategy Becomes Culture :: Small Business.
    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.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2006
    [Media] Christine: Holiday Planning with the Thanksgiving Calculator
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Launch Pad.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] Why You Need to Typecast Yourself
    “Social media expert,” for example, will sound as lame in five years as “web site expert” sounds today. To be successful, entrepreneurs need to attract super-talented people. To do that, find the one thing you're really good at. And refuse to do anything else. This means a few things. It’s harder than you think.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Being Steve: Ashton Kutcher on the Making of 'jOBS'
    Kutcher, who founded the social media studio Katalyst and has worked with tech companies as an angel investor in the past, offered his own insight. The actor explains the trials and tribulations of emulating one of Silicon Valley's most iconic start-up founders. But there are challenges when playing a brilliant entrepreneur, as well. ”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Help You Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously
    When I media-train executives, I always counsel them to display more emotion. 'Stand-up comedy may not seem like ideal training for leading a company, but several of the discipline''s techniques will help you loosen up, connect with employees, and make a bigger impact on your clients. I''m not surprised. Oreos were my gateway drug. Bingo.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Hey Graduates: Forget Plastics - It's All About Machine Learning
    The company has been inhaling all of the social media data exhaust out of Twitter, Facebook and other sources to determine insight for brands about consumer sentiment and provide a platform for targeted engagement and campaign management. . "Tell me, what would you do if you had 1,000 times more data?".
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Media] Bonnier Expands Its Reach And Research Into Digital Products
    Bonnier has been one of the Nordic front runners amongst the media companies, researching and trying to put together pieces on how to best harness new technology for the media industry. Back in 2009 and 2010 the Bonnier R&D department came out with a concept called Mag+ , a new way to experience media on a tablet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] FCC Declares Trump Card in Fight Over Net Neutrality
    'Ahead of a key vote on Net Neutrality, the FCC says it might start treating ISPs as utilities--making them more vulnerable to regulation. Personally, I don’t want my Internet access carved up into fast and slow lanes depending on how much I can afford to pay. And I''m guessing you don''t either. link] -; A. Thanks for the chat folks!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Website Crashing? 5 Things to Do Now
    Your response on social media is key, too. GoDaddy went down earlier this week, taking many small businesses' sites with it. Here's what to do if you're ever in those shoes. That's terrible news for those affected and also for GoDaddy, which will certainly lose customers. But perhaps some good can be wrung from the incident.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Media] How to Do Spec Work and Feel Good About It
    The Jets need to be at the forefront of social media." 'Above all, be clear on what you''re looking to get out of it. The New York Jets came to me in 2009, just as I started VaynerMedia, because they wanted to sell me a skybox in the stadium for Wine Library. told them, "Forget about the skybox. I knew it was my cost of entry. As told to Inc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Spotify Gets Hip to Smart Pricing
    These millennials are social, media savvy, and eager to try what their friends recommend. 'By cutting the monthly fee for its premium service in half, the music-streaming startup could win a key demographic. Spotify may have just found a way to scale. Spotify will continue to offer a free version of its service with commercials.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to Be Asked by Investors
    The Idea Generator (You are the visionary, you come up with the great next big idea, your thoughts are not limited by what you hear from your peers, the media, the market, etc.). I’ve raised close to $1 million for my previous startups and the following questions were not what I had expected to hear from the investors I was pitching to.
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Be a Pioneer not an Opportunist
    In my view, what makes today different than the last tech downturn is the proliferation of technology in the mainstream culture, and digital media is an integral element of this. As we turn over to a new year, it seems that everything old is new again. I’ve seen this movie twice before as a VC. Think big and bold and game-changing.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] Head in the Cloud
    We are also becoming adept at dealing with media types in our online interactions and because we suffer no penalty for data storage usage we save everything. Here’s my take on a range of topics we discussed: 1) Amazon Out(r)age. It happened and we should all learn from it. Basically you have a little more breathing room. Hadoop).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Small Business Competing With SPAM?
    Engage in Social Media – I know thousands of people online. Social media is not about merely blasting ‘salesy’ stuff; it’s about educating, informing, and engaging an audience. We’re all familiar with the “who-actually-falls-for-this-stuff” SPAM and we all know its complete bogus. For example: RE: I await to hear from you urgently.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor
    Entrepreneurs should also use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur. some fun, big tech issues like privacy, net neutrality, location-based services and real-time data.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Angel And Seed Rounds Increase In Size In The US
    In the study titled Angel and Seed Financing survey in the internet/digital media and software industries they analysed the size of the rounds in 2010 as well as who lead the rounds among other things. The median amount raised was $662 500 while the pre-money valuations in the internet/digital media industry was $3.4 million and $2.7
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
    We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. 'The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] How to hire the right developer for your tech startup
    There are countless pre-made systems and templates available, so depending on what you are building (for instance, building a publishing media startup), you may not need to start from scratch right away. Getting to this state has been a process wherein we learned really valuable lessons. Step 0: Preparation, or what do I want? Job boards. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Who's the Top Entrepreneur? Your Call.
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. What does it take to be the greatest living entrepreneur? You’re about to tell us. We don't either.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 4 Big Ideas to Boost Productivity
    Examples might include: sales from a new mobile application or from leads generated from social media channels, new software or products built on new languages or technologies. American workers don't have the skills they need to stay relevant. But who among us is keeping up? I'd suggest four key tactics: Make new skills count. Got that?
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] You Are Probably Not a Hacker
    You Are Not a Loner – The image of the lone wolf hacker that sits in his or her bedroom tied to a computer 24/7 with no social life is a media fallacy.  Hacking might be jumping the shark.  Ever since becoming a part of the everyday lexicon with the 80’s pop culture hit movie War Games , hackers and hacking have garnered plenty of attention. 
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Media] Appozite Launches TweetReach
    FutureWorks, a new media marketing and branding agency, has tapped TweetReach to provide the Twitter reach measurement for the agency’s campaigns. This new offering, TweetReach Pro, is targeted at marketing, public relations, and social media professionals who coordinate Twitter campaigns.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] 4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business
    With the prevalence of social media, there is almost no excuse for a cold-call or cold-email anymore. '4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Networking doesn’t have to be about luck, but most people I work with treat it that way.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Seamlessly Merge Teams in Different Locations
    Come Together We''ve got a bunch of folks who do social media and content marketing across our companies. They were all invited to Minnesota to the corporate headquarters for an annual social media summit. Here are some tips on how to navigate the first 90 days. So how to get people to start working together, leveraging and sharing?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Building a Strong Business: Bob Vila
    He used to get lots of fan mail, but with social media and his blog there's more two-way communication. Now we get that in social media." Bob Vila isn't just a brand, he's an entrepreneur reinventing himself in a new economic landscape. See what he's learned. He is America's Handyman, Bob Vila. Make your content available everywhere.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Start-ups for Start-ups
    Launched in 2006, DC-based media company Tech Cocktail <[link] gathers start-ups, entrepreneurs, and technology geeks of all stripes and keeps them informed and connected with news, how-to''s, and industry trends online. Here are a few of the best and brightest. Here are a few of the best and brightest.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Power to the People (for a Profit)
    By providing people with access to knowledge, to media, to the Internet on their phones, it affects what they can accomplish 'Many companies have tried to bring sustainable solar power to Africa. Azuri Technologies is one of the few to succeed. Now he was seeing the result. That''s when I realized, ''OK.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Media] Get the Most From an Unhappy Customer
    In this networked world where social media has given every disgruntled customer a soap-box and a bull horn, you're right to want to please everyone who walks through your business's door. Your impulse to immediately placate unhappy customers is understandable. But may actually be a missed opportunity. Generate buzz. Learn your values.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] How One Smart Infographic Saved a Company
    Once it launched the popular Formspring social media product, it found it served a different user base. What if you had to change your company name and URL and hope your customers would find you again? Here's how Formspring overcame its rebranding trouble. Formstack started as Formspring, but the company had two lines of business. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] New Year's Resolutions: Grow Fast in 2012
    Indeed, Halligan has consistently pointed to serving customers better, by providing tools for social media and medium-sized businesses, as the motivation behind HubSpot’s recent acquisitions. One thing all these Inc. 500 CEOs agree on: faster growth. But each has a different resolution on how to grow at break-neck speeds in 2012.
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