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  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
    [Media] How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
    In the Ad Tech world PS revenue often means providing “media services” as a value-add to using your product. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. think it’s important for enterprise startups to layer in professional services into your revenue stream. it's all in this article if you want the details]. training.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Become a World-Changing Thought Leader
    And one form of thought leader is someone who says here's how the media business will be in five years and here's how the airline business will be in 10 years. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan interviews Clay Christensen's publicity advisor about how entrepreneurs can be thought leaders too. Define thought leader. They teach. Change the world.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Make Your Biz Look Bigger Than You Actually Are
    How then does a first timer convert an idea into a masterpiece like Marini’s Branchout or Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vayner Media? Projecting a professional image isn’t just about wearing a sharp suit and sporting a gold Rolex these days. Why build someone else’s dream when you can build your own? Check out these 10 tips: 1. Dress Sharp. Look sharp.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
    [Media] Want to Start a Blog? 8 Questions to Answer Before You Begin
    When addressing comments on your blog page or social media sites— that’s a fantastic way to initiate productive conversations — you should avoid arguments while supplementing your presentation with additional facts. Okay, so maybe they’re not as common as that last one, but they’re getting pretty close. To make money? Color choices matter.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Media] How to Write the Competition Section of Your Business Plan
    Nowadays, however, websites, social media, and reviews are widely available on lots of local businesses. Before anything else, realize that yes, you do have competition. Once in an extremely rare while, a new technology will appear, for a short time, as if it has no competition. What if I don’t think my business has any competition?
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
    Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea
    Despite the persistent negative commentary about Millennials in the media , my experience is that most older people want to see our generation thrive and are excited to support our aspirations. What a band of Millennial entrepreneurs on a train can teach us about entrepreneurship in today''s America. The Omaha space is called KANEKO.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Media] Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies
    MySpace and several others, who arguably pioneered the disruptive social media technology, never really survived to enjoy it. How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” Investors will wait for more traction. Christensen in “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” way back in 1995.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Cautionary Tale You think you''ve had bad days on social media? The company has deleted the tweet, apologized, and stated it is investigating the source, but this will be one for the "social media disaster" books.-- A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Mashable 4.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] 5 Money-Making Reasons To Get An E-Commerce Site
    Social media brings sales. Additionally, with the introduction of Google + , although it is not available for businesses profiles just yet, it will be a major player in the social media game, and businesses should realize that this is a huge opportunity for them to gain some market share. There was absolutely nothing useful there.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    [Media] The Art Of Entrepreneurism
    Take full advantage of living in a society focused around the Internet and social media; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and online reviews can be the best thing for your business if used correctly. By Ross Sapir,   founder and CEO of Roadway Moving. Build a support network. When you believe in your business, others will too. Love what you do.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Right Tool For The Job
    The right tools can help empower your social media efforts , and can also help you launch your company for less than $1,500. A few days ago, my son and I replaced an old, leaky faucet in our laundry room. We planned on 90 minutes, but we ran into a problem and ended up spending more than four hours to replace the faucet. image credit: Cayusa.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] “What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”
    Yes, I’m talking to you friend, the person who thinks they are awesome at it. I’m also talking to myself, for every time I leave social media open because I think I can do actual work and keep up with status updates and retweets and blah blah, all at the same time. Paul Jarvis  is a Web designer and author. To innovate. Experiment. Show up.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design
    The researchers then analyzed the eye-tracking data to determine how long it took for the students to focus on specific sections of a page – such as the menu, logo, images and social media icons – before they moved on to another section. They People make snap judgements. It takes  about 50 milliseconds  (that’s 0.05 seconds.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] 3 Ways to Establish Your Company's Voice
    Put together a "voice and tone" document with examples of what a customer support rep might say based on questions being asked, what kind of language a writer producing content for your blog or site can use, tips for social media content, etc. Having a unique personality can help you stand out from your competitors. Put it down in writing.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level
    When I first arrived in LA my good friend Matt Pillar (a long-term veteran of tech, media & VC) who had been in LA for some time told me, “in LA there’s none better than David.” I wrote a blog post on how to work with lawyers at a startup  nearly two-and-a-half years ago. It was very widely read. Startup-focused.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] For Nicholas Negroponte, the Future of Tech Is Ingestible (No Joke)
    At TED 2014, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte discussed the past 30 years as well as the next. Negroponte delivered his 18-minute talk , a TED standard, before an audience of about 1,200. He touched on what has happened in the world of computer science since he first presented at TED''s inaugural meeting in 1984.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Media] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: What I've Learned
    The captain of the world''s most ubiquitous social media platform talks leadership, disruption, and why he follows Mia Farrow. There are certain things you’d expect of the CEO of the fastest growing, most disruptive, 140-character communications platform in the world. And you’d expect him to be surprised by nothing.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
    Why not go from trying to have a Gatorade ad on every TV sports event in the hopes that I'm watching to doing that plus doing social media right and have a direct relationship with me? Oh, and you are right that people bought Kenneth Cole stuff even after the insensitive tweet because only a few people are on Social Media. Get it?
  • DEIMAR  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012
    [Media] Finding The Right Customers For Your Business | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jun 4, 2012. Finding The Right Customers For Your Business. by Deimar Gutierrez. 4.6.12. Pin It. Basically, customers mean everything for a company. Pin It. Deimar Gutierrez.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Media] How to Network When Meeting New People Is Your Biggest Fear
    Or start online; connect with influencers on social media, write about them and send them a link, offer them something for free, or contact them via email with an interesting offer you have in mind. Does networking make you nervous? You can learn to overcome this fear. tips for making networking as painless (and productive) as possible: 1.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Media] 5 Tips For Creating An Engaging Blog
    The goal here is to attract the attention of potential customers, and also media attention. by Emma  Rosser of  Publicize. For a startup leader, it can be tough to make waves in your industry and draw attention to a new endeavor. Simply stating the usefulness of your product is not enough. –  Javed Hussain, Alif Baa. 2.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways To Build Your Business On Facebook--For Free
    Social media is designed to bring those barriers down, and they should come down. It's amazing how much business comes in over Facebook. And I don't pay Facebook--or anyone--a cent. love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay on top of world events, popular culture, business trends and the personal lives of my friends and colleagues. On Facebook.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] Why I’ve Shifted More Attention to Facebook
    knew that every media company I backed and every eCommerce company I worked with was getting significantly more engagement in FB than in Twitter so I figured the same had to be true for me as a blogger but I wasn’t sure how to make the transition. I’ve been spending a lot more time on Facebook as a blogger than I ever did.
  • MOBILE.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Media] Preparing Websites For The Unexpected | Smashing Mobile
    Rather, websites are collections of useful or informative media which may be sorted into different screens (or sections, or blocks, or views — time will tell which term becomes popular). In fact, the more digital media we consider, the more flexible websites become. AJAX-savvy media queries? Smashing Media. Books.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] Screw the world, let’s get rich
    Is Twitter making the world a better place? think it is. You could argue it is just a short messaging service for people who want to share what they are eating, where they a going and what they are doing, but don’t most smart people agree there is something more to it than just that? Isn’t that in itself making the world a better place?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] A Better Way to Work Technology Into Your Business
    The new wave of digital technologies, especially mobile, social media, and the cloud, are evolving at rapid speeds, driven by empowered end-users at the edge of traditional corporations. Technology is moving fast, and so should your company. Here's how to systematically instill a tech-savvy culture.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] The 21-Day Job Search: 5 Tips To Ensure Success
    His passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. by Teddy Hunt. In 21 days, you can redecorate your home, form a new habit, lose enough weight to not feel guilty about indulging while you’re on vacation, or find a job. Know Where to Look.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Media] Start-up Marketing: Go Big or Grassroots?
    So I muddled through doing what I called "community marketing" and would later be coined social media marketing. In just over six months of muddling away at this, we launched our beta product to a flurry of media, sign ups, and excitement. With a $5,000 monthly budget, Buyosphere cofounder Tara Hunt has a dilemma. Nothing. link].
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Sales Is a Function of Marketing Pure and Simple
    The trouble with this mindset is that social media and inbound marketing has actually made the distinction even harder to appreciate. Over the years one of the great breakdowns in many of the small businesses that I’ve worked with lies in area of sales. Either way, they end up limiting the effectiveness of both.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Media] How To Start Branding Your Startup Online?
    Every startup dreams about getting coverage on big tech medias and newspapers. He is active in social media, and arranges webinars and lectures around the country. There’s still a good deal of startups and big corporations, who do not regularly update their social channels even though they might provide social media as a service.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Media] 9 Leadership Initiatives To Ramp Up Team Engagement
    Feedback on engagement should come from multiple sources, including social media reviews, peer reviews, and executive interviews. Most new entrepreneurs have great ideas, and many are highly skilled in building their solutions. Unfortunately, far fewer have the focus and experience of building and maintaining a highly engaged team.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Media] Enterprise Wizardry For Small Companies: Welcome To Oz
    As a serial entrepreneur, he has a background in Fortune 500 sales, marketing, and corporate training, digital publishing and media. By Daniel DiGriz, CEO of MadPipe. One day, we all look up and realize our businesses aren’t in Kansas anymore. In the past, we viewed company processes as static, because the economy was steady.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] Last Chance for Summer Sale Prices
    Vox.com has been one of the most closely watched media launches of the year, and as its Senior Product Manager and Executive Editor, Melissa was responsible for leading a lot of its success. Note that summer sale pricing for the conference ends on Monday night, so register now for the best deal possible. Herewith, our introductions. criteria.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Media] 7 Tips To Super-Charge Your Online Communication
    Pat Rafter was a guy everyone liked, but Pete Sampras , Andre Agassi , John McEnroe , Leyton Hewitt , and a host of other top players, despite great tennis performance, aren’t loved by everyone and don’t come across as the most likeable people all the time (although the media must take some credit for this too).
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Social CRM at the Crossroads
    Social Media Monitoring – requires the possibility of integrating with a CRM technology. Customer Analytics – including text/sentiment analytics; voice based analytics; social media analytics, influencer scoring, etc. Social CRM exists largely within this context, it is a “I’ll know it when I see it” category. Traditional CRM Suites.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Meet the Entrepreneur-Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombings
    After the FBI released their photographs to the media, authorities say brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed a police officer and carjacked a Mercedes SUV, driven by a entrepreneur who had just moved to the U.S. He asked the media not to provide his full name in accounts of his story. Here are some of their stories.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create
    Now it’s time to post it to your social media profiles and sit back and enjoy the rush of traffic. How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Below are five steps we take in building an influencer program. Find Influencers.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore][Event] Echelon 2011
    Young Upstarts is a media partner of e27 and Echelon 2011. Echelon , Southeast Asia’s biggest conference for technology startups, is back for its 2011 edition and looks to be even more exciting than before. Event Details. Date: June 16 and 17. Venue: University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore. Organizer: e27.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Media] Do you have grown up goals and toddler leadership?
    will expand my social media platform on a daily basis. Yesterday, I had a wonderful series of coaching calls with clients that are all making huge leaps and bounds. They made plans, worked hard, got great results, and now are totally on track to  see their big visions realized. ”Our crown has already been bought and paid for.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Media] 12 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website
    Social media icons. You want people to share your great content, so ensure you not only have social media icons on each page and blog article, but also that they click through to the desired site. by Nikole Haiar, Director Marketing, Retail & Partner Services at  Hostway Corporation. Spelling and grammatical errors. Links. Favicon.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015
    [Media] [Event] Tech In Asia Jakarta 2015
    Other mini events within include “Startup-Investor Speed Dating”, “Office Hour” and even “Meet the Media” sessions, to allow startups to interact with those stakeholders in 5-minute quick pitch sessions. Then More speakers will be confirmed closer to date.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
    [Media] Austin Texas – A Booming Hub For Creatives And Entrepreneurs
    It was a successful attempt at local social media. One of the most popular and desirable places to live in America is Austin, Texas. In fact, the city is first in domestic migration since 2010, beating out neighboring cities like San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. These companies created jobs and developed a business ecosystem.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Britain’s growing entrepreneurial culture
    There are a number of contributing factors, not least the growing number of success stories, but support from the government and media will really help the nation understand that entrepreneurship is important for UK plc and a valid and exciting career choice. Innovation
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Success dysmorphia
    I was talking with my good friend Erik Proulx last month about the various projects we are working on. Erik is the creator of Lemonade , a documentary about laid off ad agency employees who remade their lives. We share an unhealthy love for our iPhones. And occasionally spend hours lost in an Internet haze , instead of working on important projects.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [Media] Think you're the hottest startup in the region? Prove it and win €50,000 at the OP Pitching Competition @ Arctic15
    This year we feel that the finalists will get even more chances for success, as more prizes will be awarded, more investments will be made and the media turnout is going to be phenomenal. Ready to join the impressive list of our alumni, get €50 000 investment, over €5 000 in services, media attention and much more? Apply here.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Companybook Brings Companies Into Their Own Social Network
    To get some sort of idea about the company, Companybook also provides a media reputation chart that determines positive and negative news articles based on the the company's name is used in the sentence. You can google ambiguous search terms, try to dig through LinkedIn, or you can search through business directories with limited success.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
    [Media] Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge
    Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world.  This is going to be huge” commented Frank Boehnke.  “ I always wanted to be huge”, added Fred Destin. We’re taking this market.”. Daniel Ek was having drinks with Bono again and could not be reached. 
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.
    The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below. So if you have substance and can play the media game well, which is Fred Wilson-like, that positioning is highly sustainable. BostInno: Why did you start blogging? But so what? Check.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Media] A Summer Plan for Unemployed New Grads
    there are designers, retail stores, ecommerce companies, fashion media, PR, investors and analysts, manufacturers, etc. 10) Start organize or offer to help someone else organize an industry professional group of somekind--the Fashion PR Meetup, the Young Media Buyers Meetup, or the Up and Coming Traders Meetup. Ok, let’s see.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
    It's already used by digital magazines, brand advertising, and media sites to build in deferred shopping. Your PowerPoint is awesome (and memorized). Your pitch is crystal clear. You're adequately caffeinated and totally pumped up. Here's why that's just not enough. They're great networkers who tend to wear a perma-grin.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Media] 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business
    Related posts: Using Media Relations to Boost Your Business Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. million times you’ve heard that you need a blog to get more customers.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Media] Developing a Business Plan for Strategic Growth
    Pricing, products, promotion, messaging, channels, social media, support, lead generation—it’s all tactics. The business plan for strategic growth is one of my favorites because it’s about core business decisions, steps, metrics, and making things happen. It matches my vision of business planning as ongoing management and steering a business.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
    [Media] Don’t Try to “Pull an Instagram.” Here’s Why …
    case, which is what is often never written in the annals of the tech news media. Instagram. It’s understandably on everybody’s mind these days. Clichés abound about, “You know what would be cool? Still, there will be a “next.” will weigh in with some thoughts soon. Was this a good thing? It sucks. Let me explain.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Media] How to Attract Investors to Your Start-up
    Social Media makes this even easier that it ever was to maintain and grow your own network across the globe. Any new entrepreneur knows that investors can provide more than just capital to their business — they can become resources for organizing, marketing, and realizing ideas. Tip #1 network everywhere. Tip #3 attend events for start-ups.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Media] Power of Financial Transparency With Employees
    In fact, the company spent more money building out new research about social media and television convergence and holding a virtual conference. Make sure your staff understands how money flows through your company. You'll improve the bottom line. have also had employees try to expense everything from dental floss to mascara.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] Your Next Hire: Foreign, Web Savvy, Hungry for Challenge
    Social media, combined with the explosive growth of online education, has created a real opportunity. The next generation of entrepreneurs literally have the world at their fingertips. Here''s why you want to employ them. Finally, I took a 16-month tour to find out. Take a young man I met in Senegal launching an online payment system.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
    As a result, we''ve launched such non-traditional services as: media training for sales people, stand-up comedy training for executives, and "a next-generation version of mystery shopping for clients in all industries. In five years of boxing, I''ve discovered benefits beyond the physical ones from my trainer, Eric Daniels. And, I do.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Writing a Press Release in 2014: Five Tips
    As technology moves forward, so should a press release, changing it from a dry document to a rich media promoting your news and read by everyone from journalists, bloggers, potential clients, investors, and partners. Editor''s note: This is a sponsored post put together with PR Newswire. Here are some tips that we came up with. 1.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
    [Media] Finland Takes First Steps To Tolerate Failure
    Most national media outlets in Finland have covered the day and spread awareness through doing so. Finland has one of those peculiar western cultures where failure isn't tolerated. Failure isn't tolerated socially nor is it tolerated in the society at large. This means, that failure is at the core of high risk entrepreneurship.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 3 Ways to Be a Popular--and Effective--CEO
    Today we are thriving and just launched the biggest email and social media marketing software release in our company''s history. As a CEO or leader, it''s your job to move your company forward. But you can still balance that with being liked by the people you lead. Chief executives at LinkedIn, Ford Motor Co., Empower your people. For real.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways to Give Back
    Offer to serve as a contact or source for local media seeking quotes or background information. Success isn't just a reward; it's a responsibility. Celebrity chef Eric Ripert shares six ways any business can make a difference by giving back. To a remarkable entrepreneur , success is not only a reward—it's a responsibility. Teach.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Media] Purpose Will Save Your Business, Your Body & Your World
    Article contributed by Nick Seneca Jankel , entrepreneur, speaker, author, founder of ethical innovation and leadership consultancy WECREATE Worldwide  and  Ripe & Ready , whose purpose is to create enlightening and empowering media content that ensures the digital generations, and our world, thrive. This is not about smarts. Switch on.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [Media] How to Make Buying Easier on Your Site
    Social proof in the form of testimonials, customer reviews, social media praise, activity data (e.g. “43 other people are viewing this product”), storytelling (e.g. Contact information in the form of a physical address, a phone number, a contact form, a live chat, social media profiles, etc. Well, according to the U.S. alone. Yikes.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
    [Media] Map of VC Investments
    His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    [Media] Winning Companies Lead With A New Culture Mindset
    With today’s interactive social media and the real-time Internet, both customers and employees see inside your company easily, so you can’t hide your real company culture. These days, that includes the initiative to bring up issues and tap the wisdom of “crowds” through social media, employee forums, and listening to industry influencers.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck
    It focuses on social media analytics and helps to reveal the insights in large volumes of data. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra. Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. 2010).
  • REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why People Don’t Read Your Content
    This includes social media, articles, website copy, emails, and more. Stop wasting time on copy that doesn’t work. If you are like most small business owners, you spend a lot of time writing your own marketing materials. The list is long, and you know this content is important to your business… but only if it […].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Lessons for Mid-Life Entrepreneurs
    They have the hard business skills, but they may not have a firm handle on emerging technologies and social media trends. Using Facebook, twitter and the like to drive your social life is one thing – using social media to drive your business is another entirely. Entrepreneurship doesn't have to be young person's game. ”
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Media] User Testing by Example
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ladislav Bartos, lead a conversation around “User Testing by Example”. Signup to be a Mentor Today!
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Media] Yes, the robots will take you job, but…
    …there are not that many bison hunters any more. This is a very short way of saying that all jobs eventually get replaced by technology. Technology will take the role of many white collar jobs, just like machines have taken away many blue collar jobs, just like the plough took away many farming jobs. The allocation just changes.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Small Business and Startups – 13 Great Reads From The Business Press
    American Public Media: Marketplace. American Public Media: Marketplace. One of my daily pleasures is to read the paper, the blogs, and the magazines. Lots of trends to spot, plenty of management lessons to be learned, good analysis of economic issues,  and plenty of coverage on small business, startups, and technology. Forbes. Forbes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Tweet Nothing But the Truth A team of international scientists have embarked on an unusual project: They''re working on a lie detector for social media. A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. 1. Maybe it''s finally time to talk to your banker.-- CNN Money 2. VentureBeat
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [Media] Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Geben Communication
    media/blogger relations, online community building, and content marketing … to securing. Because social media gets so much attention, some companies think they can just launch a. effective social media requires strategy, creativity and an investment of time and resources. media – primarily Twitter. Chat (#pr20chat).
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.
    Our investments focus heavily on the financial services industry, digital media, mobile applications & infrastructure, SaaS / Cloud and retail innovation. The tech market is filled with many stories of early-stage funding. It’s even more exciting when you can report an exit of a company that is a major win. Solving bigger problems.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
    “Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Be a Rule Breaker
    Today, the Internet and social media make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the word out about their businesses, but it also makes it much easier for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people to catch wind of your idea and rip it off. But the lessons other small business owners can learn from her are still powerful and important. By Us.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Media] Don’t Believe Everything You’ve Heard About Selling
    Truth: Social media is just the chocolate powder sprinkled on top of your cappuccino. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. If you’re a small business owner, chances are your job entails some degree of selling. You may have even attended seminars to help you improve your sales skills.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
    [Media] Is Your Business Making The Most Of Modern Technology?
    Take a moment to look at any big company’s social media pages, and you’ll see customers talking about their experiences with them – both good and bad. 2016 is certainly an exciting time to be alive. It seems that every other day there’s some new software or gadget that the whole world raves about.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] The Saas Math Funnel: Acquisition
    As the name suggests, acquisition is all about driving new users, readers or buyers depending on whether you’re running a SaaS, media or e-commerce business respectively. For the 3rd instalment of SaaS Math , we’re going to dig into the 1st step in the conversion funnel: acquiring users. Though I will share some thoughts on that.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] 4 Secrets for Marketing on Pinterest
    Instead, Elizabeth Daniel New York (or "EDNY") made skillful use of social media in general and Pinterest in particular. Can't spend as much as you'd like to on marketing? Here's how one clothing company uses Pinterest to close the gap. Especially when your marketing budget can't match those of your better established competitors.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
    Here, Justin uses SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media to increase conversions and leads. The Future of Mobile Search Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The adoption quickly exploded and in 2012, global smartphone adoption reached 1 billion users.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)
    40 to Follow on Social Media (This isn’t a list of the “best” investors and entrepreneurs, but the folks who are consistently creating good social media content and are active in the community.). Labor Day is over, time to get to work! Boston is a great place to start and build a company. The Grand-daddy. Next major event? Free wifi.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] 3 Things Beginning Conversion Optimizers Completely Miss The Mark On
    His team decided to take the experience further by including more media in future iterations, but ultimately found there was “no substantial difference” between the rich media, and simple pages on mobile devices – going to show, you never really know unless you test. Let’s test button colors? Or maybe call to action text ?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Media] Jobbatical raises €510 000 for reshaping the future of work
    One of the hottest early-stage startups from the Baltic region right now, Jobbatical , announces raising €510 000 today on their latest funding round. Every day hundreds of people join our talent community and we have grown almost twelve times since April. The investment round was led by early stage fund SmartCap.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Inventure adds Kiosked's Ekaterina Gianelli as Director
    At Inventure, she will be drawing from her roots and focusing on Online Media, SaaS and eCommerce. Inventure says with Gianelli joining the team, Inventure is launching a seed investment allocation, "a portfolio of 15+ seed-stage investments mainly in the digital and online sector."
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Media] The MIT Problem for Startups - 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!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Media] Bootstrapping Your Way To Launching Your eCommerce Business
    Social Media Marketing. Join all social media platforms and be sure to post consistently with compelling imagery (candid photos and conversational messages work best in contrast to professional imagery with standard product descriptions on site). by Milysan Troche, founder of MyHauteCloset.com. Website & Hosting. Product. There?s
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Media] 7 Tips To Follow When Hiring Start-Up Employees
    Social media review. Nowadays almost everybody has a social media profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Pinterest. Main areas of her interest are content marketing and social media campaigns. by Nicole Davies, online content executive at  ShortCourseFinder.com.au. Go with your intuition. Reference check.
  • 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. 5. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] Transfluent Adds Sina Weibo Support For Brands to Target China's Twitter
    The launch was followed by over 10 million fans within the band's social media streams. The band has a loyal following on Sina Weibo, the top Chinese social media site (with 500M+ users Weibo is the second largest social media service in the world, second only to Facebook), where the band's messages were posted in Mandarin.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] The Art of the Customer Development Conversation
    How do I know?&# If there are two things the world doesn’t need more of, they are Internet Marketers and Social Media Gurus. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and clearly Internet and social media marketing can be effective.  uservoice, get satisfaction, et. buyer? boss?), and possible solutions. Ask them.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] 3 Bootstrapping Rules to Live By
    As I''ve written previously, it takes a village to compete in the modern people economy, and we''ve built and nurtured a community of users who are always willing to answer questions and to swap notes with new and prospective customers, whether on the phone or on social media. They have to be. Here''s how to avoid that temptation.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 6 reasons to consider adding Live Chat support to your business
    Brian Honigman  is a marketing consultant, a  freelance writer  and a social media enthusiast. This The main reason above all, is that live chat offers convenience for customers right from your website without them having to leave looking for assistance on the phone, email or social media. Real-time convenience to customers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Media] Making a Cold Call? Do These 4 Things First
    Use LinkedIn, other social media, search engines, and you own business experience to build a profile. Cold calling is hard enough when you're calling "out of the blue." Here's how to lay the groundwork in advance. Cold calling is difficult, especially when you're calling "out of the blue." Sometimes you don't have that luxury, however.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Ready to expand your startup into Asia? Read this
    He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60 million in funding. . Prioritize the markets. Laser focus.
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