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  • 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. 1. If your PR person isn''t getting you results, these missteps might be to blame. The questions from readers about how to handle situations at their offices are my favorites.
  • 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." 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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Media] 5 Things Hollywood's Power Players Can Teach Entrepreneurs
    Social media extraordinaire and Hollywood favorite Ashton Kutcher, is now an angel investor. Jeff Skoll, number one at eBay, ventured into Hollywood to begin a noble production house, Participant Media, which has already garnered over a dozen Oscar nominations. Startups and Hollywood are more alike than we give credit. Sponsor.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding: Not Just for Solo Dreamers?
    The pilot also revealed that participation was high -- 45 percent of employees engaged as compared to the 10 percent that use the company’s social media platform regularly -- and projects proposed by those lower down the institutional food chain were most likely to get funded. One company is testing the waters.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Media] Inc. 5000 CEOs on the Ups and Downs of Their First Year in Business
    Michel Kripalani Oceanhouse Media, No. 5000 CEOs reveal their biggest milestones and challenges. The average three-year growth rate of this year''s Inc. 500 companies is a whopping 2,926 percent. But, in many cases, Year One in business wasn''t pretty. arrived with a fully functioning mobile version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The U.S.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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. Every time he opens his mouth about founder diversity, he seems completely out of his league to address the topic. Well, maybe he should do that.
  • 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.”
  • 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. Image by jontintinjordan
  • 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.
  • 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. A 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. So I found someone who thinks--and definitely acts--differently.
  • 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
    But there's something very new going on in the last few years - something very striking. Simply put, the collective bar of the investment community to fund young companies has recently gotten higher - much higher.  . The entrepreneurs I speak to are feeling it every day. When they build the prototype, they go get customers. I'll wait.).
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] How to Boost Sales This Holiday Season
    She adds that small businesses who win the promotion game will rely less on tried-and-true social media campaigns and instead turn to more creative tactics that help them stand out. With a shorter shopping season and weak economic forecasts, small businesses need to go the extra mile to attract customers.
  • 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.
  • 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. I’ve been trying to apply some of these principals to all of my dev work lately, even when I’m working on something small. ” Chris Coyier: I’m serving responsive layouts, use of Twitter-bootstrap, Skeleton, and custom media query based responsive layouts. Search.
  • 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. 4.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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. I 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? How do I suppress my “smart&# tendency and score higher on the “wise&# scale? Time to practice! Blog at WordPress.com.
  • 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? Being late (or worse, being AWOL) says a lot more about who we are than we realize. Click here to view my full profile.
  • 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! 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? So I found it funny that I ended up waxing lyrical about a completely opposite position in this debate. Blog at WordPress.com.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] First-Time Founder? 9 Things to Know
    After selling a major share of Azoogle (now part of Epic Media Group ), the online advertising business they founded in 2000, they started selling… pet food. Two serial entrepreneurs set out to succeed where Pets.com failed. It's worked -- so far -- because they've followed these key principles. “In 2002 we had $2.1 million.
  • 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. What panache, what bravery, what spirit. Bravo! Don''t get me wrong: I love bootstrapping.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Media] Blyk Closes A Whopping 17M€ Investment
    The Finnish mobile media startup, Blyk , has closed a very impressive 17 million euro investment lead by Nexit Ventures and other individual investors. Blyk's innovative media solutions commonly attract 25% response rates in the markets it operates in. Members opt-in to the messages, resulting in high respose rates. Nexit Ventures.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
    [Media] Data Mining. a Primer for Marketers & Decision-Makers (Part 1)
    Look no further than the social media movement, which democratized publishing to the web via blogs, put our videos online via YouTube and Vimeo, broadcasted our short-form opinions via Twitter, and chronicled our life through Facebook. A bit of a dry post today, unless you're a data geek like we are. From the linked article above: . ".compliments
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Media] Orbit: Norwegian Artificial Intelligence as a Service
    Already, we’re seeing several media companies creating new and innovative services based on Orbit, and the list of stakeholders is constantly growing”, says Gunnar Grimnes, lead developer for Orbit and Artificial Intelligence PhD. The reason for this is simple: good content is more engaging if backed up by data.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Helsinki's ThingLink Inks Deal With Discovery, TLC, and Animal Planet
    hingLink, the rich media layer that goes on top of images , announces a deal with Discovery Communications that will take their technology to the web presence of The Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science, and others. IndoorAtlas isn''t the only Finnish startup making noise at AdWeek. This month Kiosked raised €5.2 million
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Media] Infogr.am Hits 100 000 User Made Infographics
    Co-founder Uldis Leiterts tells us that Infogr.am is seeing increasing adoption from large media companies and professional data journalists and bloggers. Infogr.am has been on a roll since graduating from Helsinki's Startup Sauna program. More quality content creators choose us for a publishing platform for their data.". Infogr.am
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011
    [Media] Invest in Israel Newsletter June 2011 Edition
    Irving, Texas-based DG FastChannel, enables the electronic delivery of advertisements, syndicated programs, and video news releases to broadcasters, online publishers and other media outlets. Israel-based Amdocs is a provider of software and services for communications, media and entertainment industry service providers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Case Study: Flat World Knowledge
    By January of that year, the company had raised an additional $15 million from investors, including Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and Bessemer Venture Partners, to fund the publication of new titles in additional subjects. Jeff Shelstad thought he had created a better way to publish textbooks. The company raised $10 million in 2009.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] How to Blog and Why Every Salesperson Should
    The purpose of creating a consistent blogging habit is that this is how you get found by search engines, have something worth sharing in social media and begin to build a body of work to draw from in many ways. photo credit: laverrue via photopin cc. What’s it about? The first thing you need to decide is an overall theme for your blog.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Media] 6 Reasons Marketing to Hispanics Makes Sense
    For marketers this means that progressive online or social media programs should be as readily accepted and embraced among Hispanic consumers as the general market. Here''s why budgeting to target a Hispanic market is important, especially now. Growing Audience The commonly understood number of Hispanic consumers living in the U.S.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008
    [Media] The Problem with the Zuckerberg-Lacy interview @ SXSW: Sarah's not.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Otherwise every media outlet would need a geek reporter to interview geeks, a doctor reporter to interview doctors, a serial killer to interview the serial killers. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Media] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Facebook
    But amid intense media coverage, Goldman Sachs pulled its plans for the deal over fears the company would violate SEC rules. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. Facebook's common stock is valued at $12.56 per share, according to a state regulatory filing from the company. But for secondary buyers, that's just a floor. Clever. On Jan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Media] When Is a Good Time for Your Start-up to Be Acquired?
    With social media, it’s easier than ever to monitor and measure how your buyers are responding to your company’s products and services. 3. You fill a niche and the money''s flowing. You need more capital and you can''t compete. When do you hang on to your company and when do you let go? And why not? Take a look at the facts.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Zoopla at seven – how focus and speed drive exceptional outcomes
    always get concerned when I see a large commerce or digital media player without a strong tech component. I first invested in Zoopla in July 2007. At the time, a mere £500,000 to get the company going and back Simon Kain and Alex Chesterman in improving the real estate experience. million and a profit margin that is flirting with 50%.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Business
    With the help of Kate Connors, an account manager at Media & Communications Strategies , a communications firm in Washington D.C., we’ve put together a list of four business lessons that come straight from the twisted plot of this series. 1. million viewers per episode, and has been lauded as the network’s most popular show ever.
  • MASSIVE GREATNESS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] "The Math"
    Earlier today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Ryan Lawler led a media panel. On it, sat Alison Moore, HBO’s Senior Vice President of Digital Platforms. Naturally, the topic of selling HBO direct-to-consumers via HBO Go came up. Here’s the thing: it’s math. Of course. But such a statement should also be a huge red flag for the company. The math.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [Media] When Strangers Kiss, Do Marketers Win?
    Even with a big sign reading WREN STUDIO in each frame of the clip, I''m not sure any viewer would click out of YouTube and into a Wren shopping spree. "It''s a beautiful short film that does absolutely nothing to sell clothes or leave any sort of brand impression for Wren," says viral-marketing expert and author of Social Media Is Bullsh*t, B.J.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator’s first graduates head to Silicon Valley
    Postcron : helps schedule a user’s Facebook and Twitter posts to maximize their social media presence. Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator , one of the many, many startup accelerators in Europe, is taking the first class of startups who’ve graduated from its six-month program stateside this month.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
    [Media] For Entrepreneurship Education, Experts Look to High School
    Others are shaping the next generation of tech start-ups, like former YouTube user experience designer Hong Qu (class of '95), who is a lead designer at a brand new media business called UpWorthy. Looking to business schools for talent? They might meet a mentor. They might meet their future selves. instead of sending them abroad."
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Affle’s Pinch Mobile Messenger To Help Raise Funds For Special Olympics Singapore
    ESPN STAR Sports and mobile media company Affle today announced “Pinch A Dollar for Special Olympics”, a unique corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign that sees the use of Affle ‘s mobile messaging app Pinch to raise funds for Special Olympics Singapore. The Problem with Philanthropy.
  • 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? Share.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Media] How To Make A Killing With An E Commerce Business
    Use social media and other marketing tools to seek out this niche and sell to them first. People love to shop. We love to buy new things and we’re always seeking out bargains. This is the number one rule that all sellers need to remember. Buying new things triggers a chemical release in our brains. That’s what we’ll help you with today.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Media] allensblog: Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Worry about NDA's
    Note that the four basic food groups of intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, are not mentioned (Part of this stems from the areas in which I invest: digital media, ecommerce, interactive entertainment, consumer internet, online and mobile advertising, etc., allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Helsinki-based Applifier acquired by Unity
    Applifier''s main product is Everyplay, a tool to allow players to record gameplay to share with friends on social media or Youtube. It was 6:00 AM in San Francisco, and the news just broke that his company, Applifier , had been acquired by Unity , the game engine. Everyplay goes deeper than a simple share button, however. says Laakkonen.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] Disrupt Education. Save the World.
    Think of what technology has done for, say, television, or media in general. Tweet Is there any generalized institution in the world that needs disruption more badly than education? Right now there are more than a billion people under 10 years old. How well do you think we adults are doing with educating all those kids? It seems so obvious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] 5 Time-Management Tips I Can't Live Without
    consume my favorite media when I''m at home, or on Saturday. Don''t wait for January 1 to roll around before you try to get your organizational habits in gear. Start now with these tips. The only thing you can never get more of as an entrepreneur is time." That''s what a mentor told me back when I was launching my start-up, and he was right.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Starting from a blank canvas
    Social Media. (11). Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Starting from a blank canvas. have recently been reading the books and online literature about business models. Business model canvas, startup canvas, lean canvas, running lean? So which canvas is right for what?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
    [Media] What's the Future of Small Business in New York City?
    Liu joked: "No, I don''t do my own social media, nor do I take pictures of myself." Mayor Bloomberg leaves a significant legacy in terms of being a friend to business and trumpeting the city''s tech start-up scene. What do the next four years hold? Here''s what the mayoral candidates bring to the table. In fact, a run-off is highly likely.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
    [Media] Do Your Offices Sabotage Your Culture?
    Sure, you''ve got way more important things to worry about than Aeron chairs. But like it or not, your workplace affects your culture. I see too many young entrepreneurs spending too much time and energy worrying about their furniture, fixtures, and equipment, way too early. This isn’t the way to grow anything that lasts.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Media] The Myth Of The 20 Percent
    Writing and designing a media kit. Developing a media campaign (usually with the help of an outside PR firm). Hopefully your media campaign worked and you now have interview requests to respond to and show up for. By Robert D. What is the 20 percent? Let me go to a slightly different industry for an example — show business.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] The New Job Search
    Use Social Media. This is how influential social media has become:  David Van Maren, a former talent agent in Seattle and Los Angeles, told me it’s not uncommon for scouts to discover models on Facebook. by Maureen Francisco, author of “ It Takes Moxie “ The job search landscape continues to change every year.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 8 SaaS products for managing customer data
    With Infusionsoft, it is easy to tag every click, page visit or form a customer completes on your website, social media platform or email you send out. Amassing customer data is pretty meaningless if you have no organized way to analyze it. Their answers are below: 1. Intercom. Intercom  is the single most important tool we use. Mixpanel.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] A Better (& Cheaper) Way to Motivate Employees
    Use social media to make the company more aware. A great mission statement will only get you so far. To motivate workers every day, you have to do a bit more. Most start-ups don’t have much in the way of cash to pay big salaries and bonuses. Annual reviews aren't enough. How so? Don't wait to reward small successes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Joining--and Capturing--theOnline Community
    “BIA/Kelsey (a local-media research and consulting firm) forecasts that mobile searches will surpass desktop searches by 2015,” Spanos says. “First, define and align your strategy for being online. Determine your goals, audience, message, and interaction,” he advises. ” he warns. Focus on Google and Yahoo!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Sites Blacking Out Tomorrow In Support Of Copyright Petition
    Many decisions involving copyright in Finland are discussed and decided within a Copright Council, which includes representatives from the old media industries, such as the TV and recording industries. Tomorrow marks the half-way point of  Avoin Ministeriö , or Open Ministry''s campaign to make the Finnish copyright law more fair. In the U.S.,
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [Media] The Writing Ability of James Wolcott
    The media has perfected the art of building someone up, tearing ‘em down, building ‘em up, tearing ‘em down. It is, shall we say, quite high. His recent  review of Lena Dunham’s book has several quotable lines within a well-constructed piece. Can’t blame her for that. But there are invisible strings attached. Writing
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] 16 Things to Look for in Your Next Web Developer
    Nick Reese , Microbrand Media. Don''t reinvent the wheel, hire a great communicator, check references, and use a service for code-sharing to guarantee your access to it. Why is finding a good developer so difficult? For many non-technical startups, the problem boils down to knowing what to look for in the first place. Tim Jahn , matchist.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 10 Apps to Install First on a New iPhone 5S
    As you can guess, this social media manager is the one I use to create a post that I then send to multiple services (and multiple accounts on those services). I can also quickly scan through tweets, mentions, and direct messages. 5. Here''s a checklist to prime your new device for maximum productivity. One is to hope they don''t lose it.
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