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  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] 1st Quarter 2014: Best for Investing in 15 Years
    And wrong about what is so clearly the dominant leadership position of this country in all of the great technologies growth industries of the 21st Century - software, biotechnology, energy, digital media, and more. 'Don’t you just love these booming markets? billion. And, as of Monday 54 of the 72 of them were trading above their IPO price.
  • 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, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] A Silver-Linings Playbook: 3 Lessons From Early Rejections
    Though rejection is a commonplace occurrence in the business world, too often, the stories we hear--either through the business media or social sharing--are of successes. '50 years ago, the immortal rock band The Who got a rejection letter from EMI, the record label representing The Beatles. Here''s what you can learn from it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Clients to Knock on Your Door
    It permeates social media. 'These are the steps to a consistent, reliable flow of new customers. It''s a tough sales world out there. You know that you can do a great job for clients. You add a lot of value. You have superb testimonials. I''m serious. Today, consumers are besieged with commercial communication. It comes by phone and email.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Infochimps Acquires Y Combinator Startup Data Marketplace
    Michelle won the inaugural Austin American Statesman Texas Social Media Award in 2009. Infochimps , a marketplace to buy, sell and share any list, spreadsheet or dataset in the world, today announced the acquisition of Data Marketplace , a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps people find, buy and sell data online. Give us some details?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Fourteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Media] Having a Strong Family and a Good Venture – They’re Not Mutually Exclusive
    Entrepreneurs feed off praise from clients, employees, and the media. The delicate balance between work and family can define a successful entrepreneur. Many entrepreneurs find their businesses require such major time and energy commitments that family life takes a backseat. You deserve to enjoy the benefits of your hard work as a leader.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Media] Windows 8: Microsoft in a Post Microsoft Era
    It’s not that desktop computing will go away, but it clearly – by any measure – isn’t driving growth and Microsoft is responding by drawing on their considerable experience in gaming, media, and mobile technologies to offer a next generation platform. Win8 features a rich immersive audio and video capabilities.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneur Networking & the Scarcity of Time, Part II
    When talking to people about Stratfor for the first time, I usually describe it as the Huffington Post of 1999 but with three key differences: it was subject matter specific -- international news and intelligence is Stratfor's game, there was no social media -- although we were doing live blogging/tweeting of major events back then, and.
  • SHARKSEO.COM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Media] SEO Advice for Bootstrapped Startups
    Rae Hoffman-Dolan, Sugarrae.com & Outspoken Media I think the main piece of advice I would offer is to figure out who your brand is before telling the world who it is. With brands of mine such as Outspoken Media and Sugarrae , obviously, we knew who we were (us!) [link] Home Archives Search Game Who Is Shark SEO? It works. Thanks!
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Groupon IPO
    One of the things about running through the IPO process is that it generates a lot of general mass media attention. I get the question every week, perhaps at least once a day. What do you think of the Groupon IPO? That's good for you guys, right?". To which I reply a hearty "maybe.". Groupon raised $700 million at a $12 billion valuation.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] Potential of Mobile as a platform for new ventures
    Mobile data usage has been primarily fueled through the  increased market penetration of smartphones  which increased its market share from 11% in 2008 to 17% in 2009, and the  rise in social media access via mobile phones. In December 2009, mobile data traffic (surfing the net, checking email, exploring social networks etc.)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] 6 Signs You're a Tech Neophyte
    When you go to someone''s profile page on Twitter , if the background image is the default wallpaper for a new Twitter account, it''s a sure sign the person is not taking their social media marketing seriously. 'Look, you don''t need to learn to code. Start here. That''s OK. What isn''t OK, however, is making seemingly small tech faux pas.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] If the SEC Restricts How Startups Solicit Money, What Will Happen to Demo Days?
    They are also a highlight of the startup community, where companies (often graduating from accelerator programs) get 5-10 minutes to explain their product to a large audience of investors and media, typically with the goal of securing investment interest. ” For now, Demo Days are in a holding pattern.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
    [Media] 7 Lessons From Entrepreneurial Supervillains
    LexCorp owns almost every media corporation in Metropolis and has both legitimate and alleged criminal connections. 'These evil masterminds have to finance their world domination schemes somehow. Here''s how they do it. Superhero universes don''t always follow the laws of physics. Veidt Enterprises is quietly taking over. Lesson: Network.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Should Work Relationships Ever Be Friendships or More?
    Work relationships are in vogue, inside a company for collaboration and teamwork, and outside to customers and partners through social media for loyalty and interactive marketing. Yet the 2013 Office Romance Survey by Vault, Inc. So recently I started looking for some expert guidance on the pros and cons on this issue. Aid in self-esteem.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Media] Hit the Humor Sweet Spot With Your Next Ad
    As the media company Upworthy advises writers, "Don't sexualize your headlines in a way your mom wouldn't approve of." Humor is tricky: Just look at the criticism of Oscar host Seth MacFarlane or Geico's latest ad. Here's how to make 'em laugh without the controversy. Humor can be a tricky business. Don’t be annoying. your mother.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] Is This App Smarter Than Google & Yelp?
    While today Ness relies on user input and social media behavior to provide users with restaurant suggestions, someday it could use credit card transactions as well. Now it gives you personalized recommendations on where to eat. Eventually it aims to give you tailored suggestions for just about everything. was skeptical at first, too.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Media] Search: Not Provided: What Remains, Keyword Data Options, the Future
    And if you want to feel better about this, just think of how you make decisions about offline media – that is entirely based on faith! genuinely believe the smartest SEOs out there will go back to school and massively upgrade their experimentation and media mix modeling skills. Yahoo! want to protect user privacy. silverlinings.
  • BABBLING VC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] You Can't Ever Have Enough Hype Until You Have Too Much Hype
    It's essential to stay on their radar screens and not disappear in the flood of bad news coming out from the media. . OK, hands up, who's truly surprised by the drop in the stock markets or the postponed tech IPO's or even the upcoming slowdown in venture financing? No really, who is surprised? For the rest of you, let's get back to business.
  • BABBLING VC  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] Screw the Jockey, Bet on the Mafia
    Not social in the capital-S SOCIAL MEDIA! There's a saying in venture capital that goes "Bet on the jockey and not on the horse!" Hence the title! Sarah Lacy wrote a long post about "mafias" and those that ensued once companies such as Google, PayPal and so forth became successful. Feel free to go read it. It's kinda long but worth the time.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] 9 Reassuring Qualities Of The Truly Confident
    They can connect with almost anyone through social media. 'Note: The original version of this article was published as part of my participation in the LinkedIn Influencers program. The article was very well received. It got 1.1 million views and has generated 4,000 comments. This is v2 of the article with some minor edits. Dharmesh. Swell.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
    [Media] Link-o-Rama
    My friend Tom Foremski’s new initiative “every company is a media company&# is spot on. Not only does this introduce a really innovative revenue model for media sites but the experience of Kachingle trying to sell it to big newspapers should be a cautionary tale for anyone interested in this market. go figure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Tel Aviv: Hotbed of Startup Culture and Money
    Leo Widrich, co-founder of the social media app Buffer (used by more than 1 million people worldwide to manage their social networks), said the team moved out of San Francisco because their engineers couldn''t get visas to work in the U.S. Many startups contemplate where to plant their roots--both to build and get funding for their companies.
  • VCBALL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Media] Win the Talent War - VCball
    Clay Shirkys Writings Writings About the Internet: Economics & Culture, Media & Community, Open Source. VCball. New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. John R.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Quickest Ways to Improve Your Website
    You can accomplish this by including any or all of the following on your website: Media mentions (in which media your company has been featured) Credibility logos (e.g., 'Regardless of how good your current website it, I''m confident it can be better. In fact, on my website, I''m constantly testing new ideas to improve it. And so on.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] Runet Trends 2010
    Third, online advertising outperformed other media in terms of growth - it's grown by 37%, with contextual advertising growing by 45% from the total Internet advertising. In terms of revenue online advertising has come close to outdoor ads and advertising in print media and is likely to surpass those in the upcoming years. and 2.5M
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] “What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”
    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. His latest book, Everything I Know,  is now available. Working for yourself is scary stuff. To innovate. Show up.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] 5 Predictions for the Future of Tech: Andreessen
    While most of fans and media were in a tizzy over Andreessen's declaration that there is no tech bubble, he spoke about a few other things, including regulation, education, innovation, and the fiscal cliff, worth noting. VC Marc Andreessen spoke this week about what he thinks the future of tech and innovation looks like.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] SOPA Would Hurt Start-ups, Not Pirates
    If you’re a creator—and we’re really talking about big media here—you have more ways to get content out than ever before. It's not at all clear that the bill would even succeed in catching online piracy. But it could significantly harm innovation on the Web. Inc: Why do you see this bill as dangerous? Inc: Then what?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] Yahoo's New Logo Design: Micromanaged, Over-Engineered, Boring
    She reportedly also insisted upon personally reviewing each, and every, reporter’s name on Yahoo’s media list. 'A non-story about hype, disappointment, and how not to redo a logo. Yahoo’s announcement of a new brand logo may be the biggest non-news story of the recent past. There’s nothing there. Let me be more direct.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
    [Media] A Beginner's Guide to Market Research
    While Starbucks has gained a great deal of acclaim for its “My Starbucks Idea” campaign, you don’t need a fancy microsite or social media campaign to ask your customers to help you build a better mousetrap. 'Want to get to know your customers better? “Research is formalized curiosity. And further: Why? Lacking?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] Is the Infomercial Dead?
    Creating ads with traditional DRTV features--celebrities, demonstrations, and most importantly, a call to action--allows you to measure sales before or after the spot runs, as well as how it impacts social media and search. 'The format thrives, but big companies are taking over. This story first appeared on Slate. But turn on the TV at 1 p.m.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
    [Media] Why Native Apps May Not Be Our Mobile Future
    Users have the ability to access information, games, or media by simply tapping an icon. When Alex is not helping the world go mobile with FiddleFly , he spends his time traveling the country speaking about social media, marketing, and the future of the web. by Alex Kutsishin, President of FiddleFly, Inc. Mobile Has Come A Long Way.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
    [Media] Need To Know: Answers To The Questions That Every First-Time App Developer Asks
    Scott pioneered many of the most utilized concepts in online media including opt-in data collection, email to postal data appending, affiliate marketing, web syndication, internet reality shows and internet pay per view. 'by Scott Hirsch, f ounder and CEO of  Appsbar. iOS or Android? Talk to your customers! To be Free, or Not to be Free?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] 6 Tips For Managing Remote Employees
    Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. 'by Morgan Sims. Nearly a quarter of the U.S. workforce reported working from home at least part of the time in 2012, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Create Engagement Opportunities. Offer Optimal Access.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: The Right Way to Get People to Your Site
    Earned media is the most effective content marketing distribution channel that will get your content in front of the users that want it. 'Here''s how to drive target audience members to your website using marketing automation. Below are the tasks necessary to drive guests to your dinner table to generate online leads and sales.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 8 Things You Need to Know Today
    Marketing consultant John Jantsch explains how to use social media to get a wider view of the "buyer''s world" and find out who all the stakeholders are that could potentially kill a deal.-- 'A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. CNN Money 2. Duct Tape Marketing 3. CNET 5.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Dumbest CEO Remarks of All Time
    union of traditional media with the World Wide Web! 'The accidental corner office utterances that will live in infamy forever. By Geoffrey James Every leader has a bad day once in a while, but these CEOs came up with one-liners that epitomized everything that was wrong with their leadership. Al Dunlap: "You''re not in business to be liked.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] Slam Dunk Tips for Attracting and Keeping Fans
    These are people who will generate media (primarily online) on behalf of products, services, companies, or anything/one who inspires them. Everyone knows the value of  word of mouth marketing. It’s a concept as old as dirt, but not something most businesses know how to embrace. Fans  are basically customer evangelists.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
    [Media] How Great Business Writing Gets Done Quickly
    He likes to write on social media, small business and education related topics. 'Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Steve Aedy – Enjoy! Great writers know a thing or two about how great writing is done. After all, that’s their job. Think, Therefore I Have a Headache. Ready, Fire, Aim.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Tell If Your New Business Prospect Is Worth It
    Always try to avoid chasing new business prospects that have promoted their RFP via the media, aren't open to meetings or personal phone calls, or ask you to submit your RFP response blindly. How to determine which prospects are a fit for your organization. Thus, new business outreach can never come to a standstill. Is there a formal RFP?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] Big Data Saved My Company (and Gave Me a Second Shot at Google)
    Turn's "media platform" then helps the client create marketing campaigns based on the data and deploys ads across video, Web, and mobile apps. Using data, Turn is revolutionizing the way marketers advertise. In the process, it has to head off Google. I call it the 'burn the boat' speech," Demas recalls. The start-up enjoyed moderate success.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] 10 Biggest Holiday Party Faux Pas
    Here we are, that time of year when the media gets to trot out all those seedy, cautionary tales about how bad behavior at the holiday office party can land you in deep you-know-what or even blow up your career. There's only one rule of office parties: Enjoy the entertainment; just don't be the entertainment. Check out the worst offenses.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Easy Ways to Boost Holiday Sales
    While panelists emphasized the use of social media to help drive holiday sales, Misty Young, founder of Reno, Nevada-based Squeeze In Diners , said she complemented efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with postcards and direct mail. A recent survey revealed that consumers don't want to spend more this holiday season.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] ThinkLink Releases Facebook Integration For Rich Images
    Rich media tags from services like Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, Imgur, Flickr, and Twitter are supported from the beginning, and support for custom third-party tags will be added in the coming weeks. 'Helsinki seems to have two major trends going at the moment.
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Be a Pioneer not an Opportunist
    In my view, what makes today different than the last tech downturn is the proliferation of technology in the mainstream culture, and digital media is an integral element of this. As we turn over to a new year, it seems that everything old is new again. I’ve seen this movie twice before as a VC. Think big and bold and game-changing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Media] Even Unsexy Products Can Strike Kickstarter Gold
    The founders, who''ve bootstrapped the company for the past two years in Provo, Utah, also listed every blog and media outlet they hoped to appear in (Inc. 'The SnapRays Guidelight has taken Kickstarter by storm, drawing $12,000 in only two hours. Here''s a page from their playbook. But that wasn''t enough to get the point across. and $12.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Success: If You Define It, You Can Accomplish It
    With our media and celebrity-heavy culture, it’s very, very common to see people unconsciously adopt a frame of reference that if they’re not famous, they’re not successful. 'Successful is not a word with a simple or self evident definition. Nothing, as long as first you define what it means to be successful. Intrigued?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013
    [Media] Interview with Olivier Baudoux, Founder & CEO for DrivAd, Inc.
    Our first product was targeted toward outdoor advertising (a $7 billion market), before we expanded into online and social media advertising (a $150 billion industry). Banner ads, just like so many advertising media have become very expensive. Hi Olivier, good to get a chance to pick your brain. just happen to be part of that group!
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] Three Amazing Web Data Analyses Techniques For Analysis Ninjas
    Or the Social Media of course they will never every buy but eat our bandwidth daily digging diggers ! Day in and day out we stare at standard tables and rows and convert them into smaller or scarier tables and rows and through analysis we try and move the really heavy beast called the "organization" into action. It is hard. Nothing.
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Which Subscription/Billing Systems Are the Best? - 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!
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Building the "Apple of [fill in the blank]" - 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!
  • DSHEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Envisioning the Future by.
    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!
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] We Investors are Haunted by Our Past - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] 5 Steps to Navigating Your Toughest Prospects
    Too often people with new ideas get steered to the folks working in new media, innovation, or digital, and are quickly forgotten. Why pitching to a big company is different -- and how to do it well. It’s downright dangerous for small companies, and especially start-ups, to deal with the corporate giants who dominate so many industries.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Merging Glam and Ning
    Today, my company Ning, where I serve as chairman and cofounder, is announcing that it has agreed to merge into Glam Media. billion page views, add recurring subscription revenue to Glam’s business model, and most importantly, set up the combined company to be the leading social media content company on the web. Companies
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
    [Media] Should You Consider Replacing Yourself as CEO?
    He talked about how we were going through a period of time in which people were measuring “likes” and “followers” but not the real value of social media conversion by tracking what actually converts into business and that few people understood the catalyst of what drove a successful campaign in the first place. An Awe.Sm
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Why Every Leader Needs a 4-Year Goal
    Thanks to the short-term focus of public-company reporting, and the media''s insistence on insta- as the default prefix to just about everything, few business leaders I meet feel comfortable with planning four years ahead. For some, it will be the apex of their entire career. Will it be worth it? Only the outcome will decide.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] What Venture Capitalists Really Do All Day
    I''m always trying to stay current with the people in our industry that I care about and find new voices--via social media, via our founders, via friends--to engage," he writes. 'It''s not all schmoozing and cutting big checks. Here''s how one partner at Homebrew, a seed-stage venture fund, spends his time.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Media] 7 Tips To Help You Become A Millionaire
    It might be having lots of physical stores in retail, or a large email list or popular website online, or affiliates/joint venture partners, or money to spend on advertising, or some kind of media like a television or radio show, or magazine or newspaper. Income Report: I’m A Million Dollar Blogger. How I Made A Million Dollars.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
    There are many ideas and movements that aim to get businesses or communities to act and put social media into a bigger and much better context: the sharing economy, access economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, collaboration, open innovation amongst others. Do you think it’s a fad that will die down anytime soon?
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] The Innovation Economy
    research tool to worldwide social and business media. July 19, 2012. An Article for the Technolink Association: Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon and Ms. Jessica Seay-Klatt. Pasadena Angels Investment Group. Society today continues to benefit from game-changing. innovations in medicine and business through successful. These partnerships. This is. network.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Techstars Boston Pitch Night 2010: Beware HIPPOs
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Techstars Boston Pitch Night 2010: Beware HIPPOs. was a mentor to some of the teams again this year, and was thrilled to see how far they had each progressed during the program. Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Rebecca Dale
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Rebecca Dale. Rebecca Dale, dear lovely, loving and loved wife of my broken-hearted brother Andy, and mother of their two wonderful children, died early Saturday morning. Rebeccas funeral was on Tuesday. Abraham.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: The thousand dollar genome�really close now
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The thousand dollar genome–really close now. loved seeing the recent Xconomy story about A Wowser Moment in DNA Sequencing – yes, getting close to that thousand dollar genome. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Big Data, �Mass� Data
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Big Data, “Mass” Data. Just a few days after I started my Big Data blog series, yesterday was Big Data in Massachusetts day. The MassTLC has a nice summary blog post here. Email This BlogThis! Newer Post.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
    [Media] Gambling, Investing and Startups
    It makes for good copy and fodder for the social media channels, but it is propagating a dangerous message. “It seemed crazy to me that you have to be an accredited investor to invest in a company,” says Case, “but you can go to Las Vegas and lose $10,000 at the table in an hour but you don’t have to be an accredited gambler to do that.”.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
    [Media] Coro Health Recognized as a Best of the Best Program to Watch
    Coro Health delivers customized digital media such as music, spirituality, education/brain games, and reminders to ease aging at home. Back in November the company raised $2M in financing, and is continuing to make incredible progress. Coro Health was the only consumer-based solution provider to be recognized among the winners. Coro Health.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Draugiem Still Bigger Than Facebook In Latvia, Becomes Platform For New Startups
    The Draugiem Group now consists of 14 companies and over 100 employees, providing a range of solutions from SMS marketing telemetry and GPS devices, web applications, and even a television platform with social media integration. Draugiem.lv Latvia only has a population of 2.2 million, giving Draugiem a very high penetration rate. million.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [Media] Help Me Celebrate National Small Business Week
    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. But here’s the catch!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care?
    For starters, marketing automation refers to technology that allows marketing departments and organizations to more effectively market on multiple online channels (such as email, social media, websites, etc.) 'Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care? Marketers, meet your secret weapon: marketing automation. Sounds good, right?
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] StackThatMoney: Breeding Super Affiliates
    STM covers so many areas that you are likely to find information that is conducive to whatever it is you’re running, whether it be Facebook, AdWords, CPV, mobile, media buys, adult, etc. 'There is certainly no shortage of places to discuss and learn affiliate marketing out there. 20-Minute Screencast Tour and Walkthrough. daily deals).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Media] These 2 Start-ups Rock at Strategic Partnerships
    The company also just launched its first media partnership, as their box will be featured in a spread of "Summer Essentials" in June's Details magazine. Start-ups can get a huge boost from partnering with larger companies. Bespoke Post and Parking Panda are growing thanks to key partners. Here's how they did it. How's Parking Panda doing?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Media] 8 Cool Companies Who Just Raised Venture Capital
    Group Commerce raised $8 million from Spark Capital, Carmel Ventures, Lerer Media Ventures, and an individual angel investor. I've been traveling a bit lately and haven't kept up as much as usual on all the companies who recently raised venture capital. Here are some of the cool companies that raised VC within the past few weeks: 1.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Existence Proof to Scale�From Point to Line to Curve
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Existence Proof to Scale–From Point to Line to Curve. How do you grow a software business? What does growth look like? This is what growth looks like. The horizontal axis is time. That’s not all. Posts.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #2: Er, Who Did You Say You Were?
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. We all know the three pillars of marketing, right? Know, Like, and Trust. Then why do so many non-fiction authors, many of whom intend to use their books as marketing tools, ignore this when they write?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs July Two :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    The more online communications tools you use—website, blog, social media, and more—the more access hackers have to your network and computers. Comcast Business Class Internet gives you the tools you need to keep your business safe from online threats.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Richard Branson: 3 Ways to Be More Audacious in Business
    By making bold choices and never settling for the status quo, Branson built one of the biggest media empires in the world. 'First, eliminate your fear of failure--and think bigger. Richard Branson is pretty much audacity in human form. He offered three tips for being bold in your own business decisions, and channeling your own inner Branson.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Side Hustle and Flow Interview Series: Alexandra Levit
    Later, I moved to Chicago and became a vice president at Edelman, a top global PR agency, and focused on creating online campaigns in the early days of social media. My days are a mix of creating new content, speaking to media, corresponding with clients and colleagues, and promoting my projects/helping colleagues and friends promote theirs!
  • 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). 'Here''s a checklist to prime your new device for maximum productivity. Before you hand an employee (or yourself) a new iPhone 5S or 5C, there are a few things to do first. Yahoo!
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Science-backed TopFloor raises $6m from Google Ventures, others for social shopping play
    Investors include Polaris Ventures, Google Ventures, Crosslink Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners, and, of course, Science Media. Los Angeles-based incubator Science is at it again, having launched a brand new company called TopFloor designed to change the way we shop online. Think of it like a rebooted version of QVC for the social web.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurial Profile #2: The Expert
    ” Sue dabbled in social media for a while. She followed the step-by-step plans laid out by the social media experts. “These other business owners with one-fifth my expertise and a silly product are getting all kinds of followers and activity through social media. Your Investor Do es!” She posted. She tweeted.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Media] Man Behind Vibram's FiveFingers Creates a Two-Toe Shoe
    We're doing the same--lots of social media. Tony Post, the man who popularized Vibram's FiveFingers foot-like shoe, learned a few lessons, raised $5 million, and struck out on his own. Tony Post was wearing two different shoes last week: one neon green and black, the other blue and steel gray. This was no fashion statement.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] How to Lead Like Zuck
    When the News Feed was introduced it was initially disliked by users (mostly for privacy reasons), yet the feature fuelled massive expansion and set Facebook apart from other social media sites. 'As the Zuck turns 30, it''s time to look at how his leadership style has contributed to his phenomenal early success as an entrepreneur.
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] The competition is invisible
    We’ve already seen it in retail, music and media, and we are about to see it in every form of hardware and manufacturing. 'I recently saw a prototype for the Google self drive car – It’s picture is below and looks kinda cute / cool / weird. This is a bit of a shift in the projects trajectory.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 10 Tools To Get More From Your Video
    Related Posts: 5 Ways to Get More From Online Video My Video Toolbox Creating and Using Web Video Never Easier Some Video Thoughts on Social Media 3 Simple Ways to Empower Your Customers to Sell For You. 10 Tools To Get More From Your Video This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This post originally appeared on AMEX OPENForum. Prezi. Stoome.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why I Won't Hire a Creative Agency
    After all, with an agency you get client managers, art directors, designers, producers, media buyers and myriad other specialists working on your business. It's tempting to take creative responsibilities off your shoulders and hand it over to an agency, especially when you're growing. Here's why I decided to build an internal team instead.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons to be a Mentor
    My colleagues were eager to share their experience with students because they wanted to learn from the social-media-savvy generation. It's not all about saving the world or 'helping' the next generation. You'll be surprised by how much you get out of it, too. My son Jared is a high school sophomore. For Coach Joe, it was never an issue.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Need a Revenue Boost? Try This Simple Formula
    Depending on your business, you can try a variety of marketing tactics, from trade-shows and traditional advertising, to SEO, PPC, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing. An easy way to break down your revenue goals into specific, actionable items. You know you need to increase revenue. What does all of this mean? hours (25%).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] The No A **e Guide: 3 Rules for Growing Your Business
    You can advertise and social media-ize and make your presence so ubiquitous that customers see your logo in their dreams. 'Stanford professor and No A **e Rule author Bob Sutton offers an advance peek at his new book on how to scale up without screwing up. Stanford professor and leadership author Bob Sutton calls it "the problem of more."
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2010
    [Media] The Resilience of (Online) Communities
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized The Resilience of (Online) Communities The Resilience of (Online) Communities When most venture capitalists think of “barriers to entry&# , they think of things like: - Intellectual property (e.g., Take my own GoCrossCampus , for instance.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Media] Collecting Business Cards Isn’t Enough: Seven Ways To Supernetwork Your Way To Success
    In this age of social media, we’ve come to confuse quantity for quality. But you’ll reach out to your larger group through less personal means of communication — blogs, e-newsletters, social media — than you will with your critical few. And chances are you’ve picked up a subtle, underlying message:  More is better. she told me.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Media] 12 pieces of software that will improve your meetings
    Eric Bahn , Hustle Con Media.  . 'When you’re running a business, the last thing you want to deal with is another dropped call or bad connection. Especially in this day and age, when chances are the key members of your staff, partners, and even investors may not be in the same country, let alone the same room. Here’s what they said: 1. Speek.
  • THE CORNICE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Anthropology, Authenticity and Design: Why First Round Invested in Cluster
    He knows more than a little something about scaling media. 'The problems solved by the best consumer apps are anthropological. The starting point is understanding the things that people have always done and why. Then you study how technology can be used to enable people to do it with much less friction. So here are a few questions.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] The 7 Essential Practices of the New Sales Professional
    This means creating an online presence that includes content, SEO, email marketing, social media and maybe even awareness advertising. photo credit: Official GDC via photopin cc. Last week I wrote about what I called the Disciplines of the New Sales Professional. If last week’s post was the strategy, this is the tactics. 1) Create a platform.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] Tech Companies Urge Obama For More Transparency
    People are even beginning to flee some social media sites, because they fear the government is watching ( even if that''s not really the case ). 'In a move to shore up their own transparency credentials, over 60 tech companies ask Obama to let them make government data requests public. Specifically, the letter urges the U.S. Probably not
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] How to Find a Chief Marketing Officer
    You have to acquire customers from a variety of channels by buying media, developing messaging, and optimizing conversion. The role of the CMO has expanded dramatically, making it almost impossible to find the right one for your company. As you have probably learned by now, finding C-level executives for a young company is pretty hard.
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