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  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Three Inexpensive Ways to Create Buzz for Your Business
    Newspaper and magazine advertising has been perceived as a dying art for some time, but newspaper and media exposure can still be an important way of getting your name known. Wherever you are in the world, you’d have to have been hiding pretty well to escape all the news of economic gloom and doom. Best of all, it cost next to nothing!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Does Every Business Plan Include a Marketing Plan? What’s the Difference?
    Put yourself in the place of each of these ideal buyers and then think about what media he or she uses and what message would communicate your offering most effectively. What’s the difference between a marketing plan and a business plan? Doesn’t a business plan include a marketing plan? Why would anybody do one without the other?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] What is Your Motivation?
    Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, author of three best-selling books, multi-media personality and contributor to ABC News and other outlets, public speaker and attorney. Tweet. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities. Norman Vincent Peale. Why do you want to go into business for yourself?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] Welcome to 'The Danger Games'
    Branding Dilemma McDonald''s recently had its social media campaign CheersToSochi commandeered by activists angered by McDonald''s failure to acknowledge the bad situation for its gay customers there. 'As the Olympic Games gear up in Sochi, the volatile climate around the LGBT community is a reminder to brands to be authentic and honest.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] The Common Thread Between Batman, The Romans & One of Facebook's Angels
    A fantastic article in Fortune Magazine this month - " The Temptation of Facebook ," talks about the early days of the social media giant. No doubt Thiel's cat-bird seat as CEO of PayPal in the late 1990's allowed him to "get" instantly the scalability power of the Facebook social media model. million. Run With the Right Crowd.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Media] An Investors View on Twitter’s Announcements – I’m not Abandoning the Ecosystem
    For ad-networks this can be a simple revenue share as is customary in more traditional online media.  I have read much commentary on my Twitter stream (ironically) and in the press about how investors are going to abandon investments in the Twitter ecosystem because they seem to appear hostile to ecosystem partners. Let me explain. While Ad.ly
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Use Improv to Brainstorm Effectively
    So every week I huddle with the team at Kohort, the social media company I co-founded, for a brainstorming session. At Kohort, we take a cue from theater and comedy to generate new ideas--and enhance morale. Once a company starts operating, brainstorming often falls by the wayside. The group and I meet every Wednesday at 5PM. And so on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Media] Canada: The Next Start-up Frontier?
    And while companies like the Vancouver-based HootSuite, a social media management tool, and Ottawa's Shopify, have certainly made names for themselves, they're not the types of tech juggernauts that beget thriving start-up ecosystems. With its new Startup Visa program, Canada's hoping to lure foreign entrepreneurs. to the punch." As the U.S.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. You’ve done it, you’ve worked and pushed and sold your way into the realization that you need help. And thankfully, help means – help marketing the business.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Media] How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience
    Why Social Media Doesn’t Matter Anymore. How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience This content from: Duct Tape Marketing Everyone talks about creating a great customer experience, but few people really deliver one that’s special in any way. What if you delivered products on a bike? What if you included more than they expected?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Sellfy Offers A Painless Way To Sell Your Digital Product
    The app can also be integrated with social media to provide special discounts for clients who recommend your product in Twitter or Facebook. Artists, designers, developers and other creative individuals who are looking to sell their digital product online often lack the time and resources to set up an online store. Enter payment details.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] How To Make Smart Borrowing Decisions (Including NOT Borrowing)
    On the other hand, alternative lenders may use more creative means to determine your creditworthiness, like checking out your customer reviews (on sites like Yelp), social media activity, or even looking directly at your business’s accounting software. So, what types of businesses should think about taking out a loan? and 1.50
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 2 Women Serial Entrepreneurs Tell All
    Fitton described how she met social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk, who was thronged by admirers at a party following a presentation. Susan Leger Ferraro, founder of an early-childhood schools chain, and Laura Fitton, digital business owner, irreverently detail what has helped them most along the way. Keep your equity in your pocket. Volunteer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] Top 11 Ways to Irritate Your Co-workers
    This is especially true in social media. Are you making any of these etiquette mistakes? Business etiquette isn't just about observing the social niceties; sometimes business etiquette is simply not irritating other people unnecessarily. Here are things that irritate me; feel free to add your own in the comments: 1. You called. It's urgent.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Can You Predict Success on Kickstarter?
    three person research team from the university École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne outlined their method of predicting the success of individual Kickstarter projects using a combination of data mining and analysis of social media and Kickstarter activity. The site also sees a fair amount of projects fail each year.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism?
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism? bad manager. Example: "We have a charismatic executive director." " · As you know means. "as you dont know." " · Articulate means. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You! The session is titled “All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!” and makes it compelling (or at least amusing). Back in 2009 the session went very well. Brad Feld.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] My Affiliate Marketing Campaigns Generated $338,997.38 in the Past 12 Months
    now know which traffic sources are absolute s**t and not to waste my time on them in the future (such as when I did a media buy and ended up paying $10 per click). Worst net profit day: –$800 (from 1 campaign, a media buy). Affiliate Marketing Numbers: November 8th, 2011 – November 8th, 2012. Income: Network #1: $304,934.89
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways Startups Make Bad Predictions About Competitors
    An exciting new product can get a lot of media attention, but services are often what really sell customers on a product--more than the product itself," he writes. 'Forecasting other company''s moves is necessary for every business, but don''t fall victim to these common errors. Don''t obsess over market leaders. states as a prime example.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] Space Entrepreneurs Taming the Final Frontier
    The media loves really big prestigious events," he says. 'Check out three ambitious companies focused on intergalactic innovation--and one expert''s forecast for what''s next in space. But they''re hardly the only private ventures pursuing ambitious ideas in space. Here are four companies currently trying to tame the final frontier.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video
    Related Posts: The Power of Focus Riding With Niner Bikes Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Tell Me About Your Favorite Local Business The Extraordinary Craft of Story Building. On Friday’s the staff takes to the neighborhood on bikes to deliver freshly roasted coffee beans to area residents.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [Media] Content As a Total Body of Work :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Who Will Build The €600 Million Datacenter In Estonia?
    After all, there is absolutely no information about "Data Valley Enterprises", Jussi Vartainen does not seem to be present on any Social Media and Eerik-Niiles Kross announced the news conveniently on the verge of the elections. At the same time in the workforce and land prices are cheaper than in western and northern Europe.".
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Vilnius-Based StartupHighway Graduates Four Teams At London Demoday
    We were positively surprised by the attendance both of top investors and of top media. StartupHighway just had their Demoday in London, in partnership with Huge Thing, a Polish accelerator. During past 12 months StartupHighway has accelerated 10 companies. Half of the startups from their 2011 batch received funding after graduating.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Media] The Top 10 World's Richest Entrepreneurs
    Before working at city hall, the world''s 16th-richest person, who has a fortune valued at $33 billion, held court at his eponymous financial software and media firm Bloomberg LP. 'Forbes announces it''s annual Rich List. See which founders made the cut. While many entrepreneurs would say money isn''t important, many others want to get rich.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Media] Michael Birch: Why I Bought Bebo Back
    It will be less of a social network and more of a social media app. People are willing to use many different social media services. 'After selling the social network to AOL for $850 million, Michael Birch announced he''s buying it back for $1 million. Here, he explains why. Giving up control of your company is tough. Not really.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things You Need to Know Today
    Social Semantics Enough with the term "social media" already, says Twitter co-founder Ev Williams. 'A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. Most Audacious Companies Inc. released its annual list of the top 25 companies changing the world. Inc.com 2. Medium 3. But that "trust?"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] How to Spot Fake Online Reviews
    When you click on a reviewer’s profile, you can usually see if there are any social media accounts associated with that username. 'Is some ill-intentioned user posting fake reviews on your company''s Yelp page? Here''s how to find out. recent post on the Intuit Small Business Blog outlined a handful of tips to spot false reviews.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] Tampere Based M-Files Gets €6 Million To Globally Expand Their Metadata Driven Enterprise ECM
    On the 30th of April, the company announced an A-Round of €6 million led by DFJ Esprit , a venture capital firm that invests from seed to late stage in European technology and media companies. Basically their solution does not care where the data is but rather what the data actually represents. Think Enterprise Document Management 2.0,
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Update On Destly: Travel Curation For Discounted Luxury Hotels
    The service is free to join, and has been growing rapidly since initiating partnerships with groups including CDON Group (the largest e-commerce group in the Nordics), Members.com, DN-Kortet (the member's club of Sweden's largest newspaper, DN) and with Stampen Group, a large Swedish media house.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] Startups: Deadline For Arctic15 Pitching Competition Is Near
    Attendees of the conference also get to meet investors and representatives of the media. It's mid-July already, which means there are only 2 weeks left to apply for the Arctic15 Pitching Competition ! We know many of you already applied but on an off-chance that some willing candidates missed this, here is a reminder.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] 5 Questions for a CEO: Raymond King, Zoo Atlanta
    Only than do I let myself review email, the WSJ, AJC, and blogs/literature on topics I am trying to continuously educate myself on: leadership, entrepreneurship, social media, marketing, and technology. 'I love Zoo Atlanta and am currently on the marketing advisory council where I meet quarterly to help the marketing team plan their strategy.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Step 2: Market Focus
    The more you know the one idea, the better to manage your market message and media. Tweet Strategy step one was understanding identity. Step two is market focus, but always with the realization that you think these two through together, not one by one. Your identity is about uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses. They mix together.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Celebrities Save Which Endangered Species?
    Print media outlets are slowly dying, literacy is gradually declining, and the book business is shrinking. Much like global climate and habitat change threatens giant pandas and black rhinos, global socio-economic and technological change threatens writers. Animals are threatened by global warming, and writers by global dumbing. Maybe.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] How to build a strong business community
    And promoting the work of my clients and students on social media. I push myself to continually challenge my assumptions about business. actively solicit advice from friends and mentors, because I want to grow and develop as a person, in addition to growing my business. But sometimes, I get very stubborn. Here are some ways to do it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] 4 Ways Mobile Should Change Your SEO Strategy
    number of people responding to my post on my big, fat social media experiment feel the same way. Tiny keyboards, cramped screens, voice-activated search -- it's all going to change how people find your business online. Start preparing now. No matter how nimble their thumbs, most people type faster on a traditional keyboard.
  • JOURNEY OF A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
    [Media] When I Turn 30….
    Song Kwang : It has a been a pleasure working side by side with you building Hatch Media. Today, I turn 30! It feels strange and familiar all at the same time. Being a goal oriented person, there were a great many things I used to motivate myself with, most of them started with “When I turn 30….” Help others as much as you can.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] What to Do When a Good Cause Goes Bad
    If you partner with a major brand that has a great reputation, how will your customer and the media view it if you end the relationship? Cause marketing seems so simple. until it's not. How Susan G. Komen could have avoided a public relations disaster. Cause marketing seems so simple. until it's not, and then you're in crisis management mode.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
    [Media] 3 Simple Ways to Empower Your Customers to Sell For You :: Small.
    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. Now that’s a happy customer!
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Small fires
    Jonathan fields just wrote a great post about this where he quotes Amy Hoy’s term of “entreporn” for the media’s obsession with startups scaling at all costs. Photo by Allison Titcomb. This month, Charlie Gilkey and I hosted our fifth Lift Off Retreat with a small group of extraordinary entrepreneurs. Trust was deep.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Design Staff � Change aversion: why users hate what you.
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Design Staff. Photo by Dirk Gently. Aaron Sedley / UX Researcher, Google. ” 2.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] The Easiest Way to Find Your Next Customer
    The opportunity to secure your next customer, best partner, or critical business contact may very well be sitting in the emails and social media messages you have been ignoring 'Chances are, your next business opportunity is already waiting for you. You''re just not looking in the right place. To find new customers and make new connections?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How to Turn Your Best Customers Into a Growth Engine
    While this may sound like some social media laced feel good sentiment it’s actually quite practical. 'I’ve said repeatedly that building a vibrant community is the most important objective of any business these days. photo credit: Mourner via photopin cc. Creating new products and services and making plans for growth is tricky adventures.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] Can Yahoo or AOL be saved?
    Mark understands the media business, and he understands technology. Terry Semel knew media, and Carol Bartz knew technology, but neither of them could master both. Yahoo was once the biggest and most valuable web company in the world. AOL was a dominant company too. MySpace was the clear leader in social networks. It looks impossible.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Media] Bazaarvoice Launches Social Commerce Insights
    Social Commerce Insights raises the bar on social media measurement by enhancing Bazaarvoice’s industry-leading analytics capabilities with pre-built integrations with leading Web analytics solutions, including Adobe® SiteCatalyst®, powered by Omniture; Coremetrics®, an IBM Company; and Google Analytics. CrunchBase Information. Bazaarvoice.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] Utility at What Cost?
    Media site commenting systems reveal this to an absurd extreme… the things people say to each other online would not remotely be considered in the course of actual conversation in the physical world. News organizations that use Facebook for login to comments and other features are unbelievably short-sighted. TimesSelect).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy :: Small Business Marketing.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 21, 2011 | 11:28 am Categories : Local Search , Marketing Strategy , Social Media Tags : Google Boost , Google City Pages , Google Offers , groupon , Yelp Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. and CityPages.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012
    [Media] Why John Frankel Leaned in Early on Klout and Cornerstone OnDemand and What He Sees Next
    23:00  Discussion of California’s social media privacy laws. It all started in 2010 with Klout. wasn’t a believer. had always liked and respected CEO Joe Fernandez but could never get my head around the fact that the Klout was putting up charts showing who influenced me and it didn’t map to the reality I knew in my head.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Tips for Reducing Refunds
    Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged to offer and exchange value between you and your customer, too. 'How often does your business have an opportunity to increase bottom-line profitability, improve customer retention, and generate positive word-of-mouth with a zero-dollar investment in marketing or advertising?
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] the battle between traditional & interactive marketing is.
    I think the “deer-in-a-headlight&# syndrome that companies face when establishing interactive marketing strategies can be mitiged with good goal setting and a complete measurement strategy. We’ll talk about why this is important very soon. Start by measuring your visitors’ entrances, places & tasks and exits.  Brand awareness? 
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Media] Guest Post: How I increased traffic 1176% in 24 hours
    But like all bloggers and social media enthusiasts I have an interest in sharing ideas about technology and society, and getting those ideas out to as many  people as possible. Before that he worked at IBM UK, specializing in Voice systems, Java and information management. And all it took was about 30 minutes of effort.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Media] Screen Culture
    Media will fragment further, and boring advertising will be invisible. Web zealots have been espousing the end of Television since the first internet graphical user interface Mosiac started getting downloaded in 1993. It’s 17 years later and TV hasn’t disappeared yet. Our entire existence is being augmented by screens. Maybe it should be you?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Media] Work Experience You Should Have Before Starting Your Own Business
    She is interested in new technologies and the possibilities of the social media. 'by   Kelly Smith of  Career FAQs. We all like the idea of running our own business. We value the freedom, the possibility of unlimited income and the idea of spending our time working for ourselves – not for someone else. Leadership Skills. Specialist Knowledge.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Media] Benefits From The Big Boys: How Small Businesses Can Profit From Big/Little Data
    The term Big Data is often mentioned in both infotech and business media with the assumption that it belongs with big businesses. 'by Lawrence Garvin, Head Geek and technical product marketing manager at SolarWinds. The challenges include capture, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualization.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Jesse Kirshbaum
    heard this when listening to my good friend Beverly Jackson do a speech at Social Media Week right after the Grammys last year. The CEO of New Universal Entertainment Agency takes his cues from the industry greats, including Beverly Jackson and Marc Geiger. The artist was named Mims, and he had a single that was heating up. Blogs. Press.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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. billion.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    [Media] The Deal with Agile
    The Deal is a media company owned by The Street (of Jim Cramer fame) that reports on M&A, Private Equity, regulatory issues, and restructuring. 'Guest Author: Jay Fox. Big week! Post-agile : No spec docs, just weekly product development meetings in which daily scrums between business and dev side were summed up and discussed.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] When an idea is 10+ years ahead of its time
    This makes it possible to have a really great data download and media streaming experience. CES is happening this week. Since I’m a tech geek, I’ve been avidly following news and blog posts about all the gadgets and technology trends that are being announced. This seems to be an idea whose time has finally come.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Media] VC Return Numbers are Bogus
    This graphic from The Funded got a lot of attention and coverage in the old media. There has been a lot of excellent blogging and valuable dialog recently about the Venture Capital Model Being Broken. Everyone is trying to figure out what happened to the VC industry, and many are making suggestions on how it might be fixed.
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Media] Scalable content generation using DBpedia (and a hint of oDesk)
    There have been no inbound links posted to the content yet, nor social media shares, but with an increasing number of visitors I am hopeful. By Dan Gravell, Founder, elsten software. Content marketing is a cheap way to attract visitors to your site, but how can you achieve a long tail content marketing strategy as a single founder? name. ?subject
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Can 124,000 Investors All Be Wrong?
    have a friend who was one of the first investors in a startup media and entertainment company that grew to become one of the largest firms in Europe in its market niche. A very bright spot in the U.S. economy right now is angel investing. billion, an increase of 4.7% over the same period in 2010. read more. Investing Jay Turo
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Tough Love
    So ignore the "it bleeds, it leads" media. Over the last two weeks, I have had the good fortune to sit down personally with both the current mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, and the city’s former mayor, Richard Riordan. Both discussions were candid and spirited. And it doesn’t matter whether they want to make these changes or not.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] Answers to the 5 Most Common Angel Investor Questions
    Healthcare Services/Medical Devices and Equipment (14%), Retail (12%), Biotech (11%), Industrial/Energy (7%) and Media (7%) are the next top sectors. 'On Wikipedia, I found the word "angel" defined as "a supernatural being or spirit, often depicted in humanoid form with feathered wings on their backs and halos around their heads." And so on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] How We Signed Up 10,000 Customers in 6 Weeks
    All of our partners have been pretty good about talking about us in their social media doing tweets and Facebook posts. 'San Francisco startup PointsHound knows a thing or two about scaling a company fast. Here''s how it made inroads in the competitive travel industry. The U.S. travel industry is established, competitive, and noisy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] The Trusted Few
    Can’t Buy Me Like describes how advertising has been rendered impotent and irrelevant by social media and consumer cynicism. 'Research shows that consumers distrust three out of four companies. If yours is among the trusted, anything is possible. The cognitive dissonance left me lightheaded. So deliver on your promises.
  • NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDATION BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
    [Media] NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner
    Media Manager. NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner. Four Additional Teen Business Owners Capture National Award. In Recognition of their Entrepreneurial Achievements . WASHINGTON, D.C. Turk was chosen for this top honor from more than 4,300 nationwide candidates.  In recognition of her achievements, Ms.
  • NATHAN HURST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [Media] Visual Tech Job Board Comparison
    Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC. love programming, board games, and my wife. Ive tried to be as objective as possible, but I run Hirelite: Speed Dating for the Hiring Process , so keep that in mind. few notes and observations after the graphic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Media] The Groundbreaking Path of Real Innovation
    commerce Will Never Be a Reality As late as 1995, the mainstream American media was printing articles full of skepticism about whether e-commerce would ever be plausible. 'When it comes to innovation, what''s the most common mistake that companies make? The full post is worth a read too. The government axed the project shortly after.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] How Kaltura Went From Free-Spirited Collaboration Tool to the Future of Online Video
    Kaltura is seen as a market leader in video-publishing tools, and sells custom solutions to media companies (such as Disney), educational institutions (including Harvard University), and enterprise companies (IBM is a customer). 'When Kaltura launched, it set out to be Wikipedia for video. After a wise pivot, it took off. It was.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Snap for Cash: 8 Ways You Can Make Money Online With Photography
    With a growing online presence for social media, people need professional profile files for their LinkedIn accounts and their websites. 'A high quality camera, a little luck, and some ingenuity could lead you from dabbling in a hobby to making instant fast cash selling photographs online. Selling products online. Graphic design. per month.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Media] How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect My Small Business?
    The New York Times and other major media outlets are already reporting that a key provision of the Care Act designed to help small businesses and their employees has been pushed back to 2015. With the impending full implementation of the Affordable Care Act coming on January 1, 2014 what is your small business doing to prepare? Now come Jan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] The What-Not-to-Bring on Vacation Checklist
    week before your trip, disable all of your push notifications and delete all social media apps from your phone (don''t worry--you can reinstall them). 'Want to go off the grid without having a panic attack? Here are a few steps to follow when preparing to go on a (virtually) mobile-free vacation. It''s time for a little summer R&R.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tricks for a Killer Company Blog
    Along the way, I got some great advice on blogging from social media experts that turned this activity into a real business opportunity. When it comes to giving the world insight into your business, nothing beats a great blog. It can also help grow your business. It didn't do a thing for my business. What changed? Who are you writing for?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women’s edition in London
    There are terms that I hate, like social media, that’s b t. After 54 hours of working, planning, networking, meeting new people and generally having a good but exhausting time, Umbrella People has won the Startup Weekend Women’s Edition. Startup Weekend surges on as a good way for people to explore their ideas as entrepreneurs.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Thoughts on the 2010 Web Analytics Association Board of Directors Vote
    I’m running for three major reasons: Social Media Measurement : Let’s make sense out of them. Shouldn’t really matter, but consider yourself warned. This year, 21 nominees are running as nominees for five board of director positions – 1 in Europe and 4 in North America. I’ve talked to hundreds (thousands?)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Game Investment Has Finally Recovered After Zynga
    Investment in the industry grew 16 percent in 2013, according to a report by Digi-Capital, a London-based investment bank that serves the gaming and digital media industries. 'Global investment in games hit $1 billion in 2013. Good news for game makers: Global investment in games has returned to 2010 levels.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
    [Media] Lean Marketing Tips: Public Speaking
    PR can come in many flavors: media coverage, social media traffic, events, stunts, and (wait for it) public speaking engagements. 'When building a company, marketing is everything. We often think of marketing as advertising, but in lean  marketing that is only one component of an effective plan. Stick with what you know. Get it?
  • DSHEN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | The Dangers and Opportunities of.
    This same cycle is now taking place in social media. Demand Is Strong For Demand Media IPO. If Demand Media is to be a true contender in the public markets, it cannot be beholden to another company for its success. The markets know this and the short sellers are loading up on Demand Media stock. Archives. Other Blogs.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Telling It Straight: Blogging Goals For 2011 From Miami Mitch
    When I hear people say they “work hard&# , for some reason I always hear it about things like back linking or social media, which really aren’t going to make a site a success. Content in itself can bring a ton of traffic, social media and back linking will never create a loyal reader on their own. for my Premium Edition.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales
    Related Posts: Introducing Local Search Pro The Referral Engine Overview Slideshare offers tools for presenters Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Twitter for Business Essentials Archive 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often
    But there''s a definite payoff to making real (not just professional or social media) friends. 'Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions. Happiness: everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early forties. Bummer. Like this: 1. Make good friends. Make real friends.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] 12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
    She uses the time to clear her inbox, schedule the day, and read social media. 'Are you starting your day off productively? If it has to happen, then it has to happen first, writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of " What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast." Science supports this strategy. They wake up early.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Announcing … Fantastic lineup of Spring classes from Power Teaching students
    Steps to Social Media Success for Small Business Owners. Presented by Miriam Salpeter , Small Business & Social Media Coach. How can you tap into the power of social media to grow your business and make more money ? SOCIAL MEDIA. 'In March/April, I ran another small session of my Power Teaching class. BUSINESS.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] Investor’s Four Letter Word
    They don’t get caught up in the “drama” that the word risk has unfortunately garnered in our "it bleeds it leads" media and in our litigious culture. The four letter word in all conversations between entrepreneurs and investors is risk. The best investors and entrepreneurs I know take a dispassionate and detached approach. Technology Risk.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] The Year of the Timeless Stream
    In the realm of written media, some version of this has been going on for a while. I’ve been noticing something that I think will make some big strides in 2013. It’s a trend that I think we’ll see in consumer services. That shift I think is the movement from real-time to the timeless.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Taking the Guesswork Out of Advertising
    In 2009, MIT''s Media Lab spun off the project into a separate company. 'Tired of relying on focus groups and surveys to test ads? Affectiva''s facial-reading software takes a more scientific approach by analyzing viewers'' moment-to-moment reactions. If Rana el Kaliouby has her way, you will never have to channel surf again.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Turn Less into More
    Spend 90 percent of your networking time building a few quality connections; devote the remainder to building a large group of social media connections. Money, time, connections -- you need more of everything, right? Stop whining and start using your contraints to your advantage. Here are four ways to turn less into a lot more: 1. Money.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] 5 Benefits and 5 Key to Raising Crowdfunding
    PR Local media sources are enamored with Crowdfunding as it''s new and unique. 'Crowdfunding is getting a group of regular individuals to collectively fund your venture. And when I say "regular individuals" I am contrasting them to professional investors and lenders like banks, venture capitalists and angel investors. Below are five keys.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
    [Media] Curt Schilling Earns (an Expensive) Harvard Business School MBA
    They can't be any worse than the Boston sports media."  All In his storied baseball career, Curt Schilling has rarely found himself at a loss for words. The setting was akin to sitting around the living room analyzing last night's World Series pitching performance. Schilling was a great sport and everyone had good fun. Stay tuned.
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [Media] Highlights from the 2009 Business of Software Conference
    He spoke about risk (development, market, financial and execution), social media, how you must create content (most likely through a blog) to win in today’s “search&# economy. Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed. There were several great presentations during the conference. Subscribe!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Content Marketing in 11 Steps. Now Go.
    This includes your website and other sites that you can control, as well as social media, direct marketing, influencer marketing, campaigns, and more. 'Here''s how to create and manage content that will turn browsers into buyers. Get focused Zero in on just one customer segment to start.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Get a Celebrity Endorsement
    And StyleCaster founder and CEO Ari Goldberg has been working to capitalize on these social media “non-celebrities.” Friends in high places can help your company take off--but big endorsements cost big bucks. See how these companies found famous fans. “When you’re a small business owner, cash is king. million meals).
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2007
    [Media] Christine: Sobering, Joyful Life Lessons: Last Lecture of Prof. Randy Pausch
    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. " Prof.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Virgin: 200 Businesses, One Culture and One Brand
    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. And then?
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Alex Frankel on How Employees Create Brand
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 5 Metrics That Don't Measure Startup Success
    How Much Capital You''ve Raised Many CEOs believe that raising money validates their idea, especially when it draws media attention. 'Say what you want, but funding and expansion don''t mean a thing when you''re trying to kill it. How do I know? Because I did the same thing. It just means someone thinks they can make money off you.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things Entrepreneurs Wish Family, Friends and Employees Understood
    The image of people ideating all over the place and randomly straying from project to project is one that is constantly portrayed in media and is most often a mischaracterization. 'Entrepreneurs often feel misunderstood and with good reason. If people around them acknowledge the following six points, everyone can benefit. Like this post?
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