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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing “ During a recent film shoot in Tucson, Arizona for a new Internet project, I woke up at 4am unable to sleep.  Don’t over email.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Media] Minimum Viable (Hardware) Product?
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? » Minimum Viable (Hardware) Product? After much head scratching, I have to conclude that you don’t.  Guess what? 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2009
    [Media] Truly memorable holiday parties
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? I promise your employees will be talking about it for years to come. Nice and classy.  We had 4 kids show up in total. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [Media] Cultivating a sense of community in the workplace
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Why did this team feel such lasting loyalty to each other?  The playing seems to make all the difference.  Blog at WordPress.com.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2009
    [Media] Financial modeling for a new product or service « Startup Musings
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Startup Musings Life in the Boston high-tech startup landscape Blog About Elaine Chen « Contractors or permanent hires?
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Media] Focus groups vs. roundtable discussions
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? When I do qualitative research, invariably someone would say: “oh, so you are doing focus groups!&# Separate the genders.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
    [Media] Usability research in the lab
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Usability research for consumer electronics products can be very costly.  My theory is that some research trumps no research. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [Media] Beta programs
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? What is a beta program? It is the prototype of the software that is released to the public. Click here to view my full profile.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Media] All I really need to know I learned in elementary school
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? This is so true (both in the preschool dropoff context and in the workplace). Here are some of them – enjoy.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010
    [Media] “We're not curing cancer here”
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? only wish I can get to work in your field! The context was to help add a bit of perspective. We burn out. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Media] Where should product management live in an organization? « Startup.
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? I had a blog post about this on my abandoned old blog, so I dragged it out and looked at it.  not actively screw it up).
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Media] Issued patents don't represent innovation
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? My take: NO. This is gratifying since I got to update my issued patent list.  But it got me thinking about the whole system.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
    [Media] Measure employees by output, not hours worked
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? “ I find myself having a flashback of a conversation on the same topic that I had with a friend in a startup. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] A learning moment about Plan B
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? As a compulsive planner, I really can’t help myself.  I play to win.  So I sat back and thought about this.  
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Media] A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee
    There's even a dedicated league--New York Media Softball League--where literary players compete. Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. got in the game to explore. About 15 entrepreneurs, engineers, and interactive designers got together Thursday evening to network.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Media] 8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013
    Plus, the fund that’s rapidly becoming the most famous for this model actually seems to be doing full service most effectively for itself--with a record of major media hits--and overpaying for its investments. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Oh Happy Days
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Oh Happy Days. My wife Dorit thought of this juxtaposition on Inauguration Day earlier this week. Now look at another young girl, just a couple of days ago. Oh Happy Days! Posted Thursday, January 22, 2009. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Y chromosome genetics
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. chromosome genetics. Posted Monday, October 12, 2009. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Whimsy. comment: Pearl Mattenson, CPCC, ACC. Cutting edge stuff Richard- maybe over the edge.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009
    [Media] Be Careful What You Wish For…
    Everybody has an agenda, and we are all influenced by our personal experiences and biases. Certainly the ‘High Frequency Trading’ community of dark pools and hedge funds that currently account for 70% of daily trading activity in the U.S. don’t like this report.  And then there are those who look at the broken U.S. jobs today.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Media] Building on Someone Else’s Railroad
    A good example of these apps would be social media analysis tools.  When you are building the next great Internet innovation, where you build can make all the difference between success and failure.  Like the real estate adage about location, API’s and platforms can be hugely important in gaining traction.  Platforms are great launching pads. 
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Media] Three Epic Sins of Customer Service, the Airbnb failure
    While one can quibble that this is really a PR failure, it starts with customer service getting in front of the issue immediately, before it gets released to the media, Twitter and the blogosphere.  Getting customer service right is difficult for companies of any size, but for startups it can be especially challenging. 
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Media] Outsourcing the Startup
    Already most startups outsource PR activities and some marketing functions such as copywriting and social media management. When I hear someone espouse the evils of outsourcing and startups, I just laugh.  The arguments are compelling and cogent particularly when you are building something innovative and need to iterate quickly. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Business Insider: The Top 100 Digital Startups
    Then again - I'll let you in on a secret from a media point of view. Business Insider has gathered a list of 100 companies from all around the world (these lists are always skewed a little and it's almost impossible to make them globally valid). Company valuation is used to organise the companies. billion. at position 45.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Not Fooling Anyone: Employees' Strangest Sick Day Excuses
    This included looking at employees’ social media posts and even driving by their house. 'A survey from CareerBuilder produced a list of this year''s most outrageous reasons for calling in sick. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one," George Washington once said. Employee was quitting smoking and was grouchy.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] [Event] Social Business Week 2012
    Hot on the heels of Social Media Week this week in Singapore is Social Business Week , which will take place next week on February 20-23, 2012. This year, activities include public lectures, a forum targeting corporate leaders, and a 2-day boot camp for social entrepreneurs to develop and refine their social business plans.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients
    This is a concept originally created with Twitter in mind, but it can be applied to all social media status updates. 'Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Now what? Step 2: See how you’re connected. You target.
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Unrestricted Consumption: Developments in Digital Rights Management
    will further nudge industries that deal with electronic media to adapt to a world where marginal costs of delivery are low and consumers own multiple products designed for media consumption, needing easy transferability of content between them. Rowling has negotiated with the big distributers (Apple and Amazon, etc.) Both C.K.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Being Steve: Ashton Kutcher on the Making of 'jOBS'
    Kutcher, who founded the social media studio Katalyst and has worked with tech companies as an angel investor in the past, offered his own insight. The actor explains the trials and tribulations of emulating one of Silicon Valley's most iconic start-up founders. But there are challenges when playing a brilliant entrepreneur, as well. ”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Seamlessly Merge Teams in Different Locations
    Come Together We''ve got a bunch of folks who do social media and content marketing across our companies. They were all invited to Minnesota to the corporate headquarters for an annual social media summit. Here are some tips on how to navigate the first 90 days. So how to get people to start working together, leveraging and sharing?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Building a Strong Business: Bob Vila
    He used to get lots of fan mail, but with social media and his blog there's more two-way communication. Now we get that in social media." Bob Vila isn't just a brand, he's an entrepreneur reinventing himself in a new economic landscape. See what he's learned. He is America's Handyman, Bob Vila. Make your content available everywhere.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] How To Reject A Job Candidate The Right Way
    Job applicants freely share their experiences, good and bad, through a wide range of social media platforms. It may suddenly find itself awash in bad press, the target of considerable social media ire and finger-pointing. 'by Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services. Things are different today. Rothschild, E.F.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Threats To Your Small Business’ Online Reputation
    Social Media Blunders. Make sure your company has a set, written social media policy, and that the person updating your social media sites is someone who understands your brand identity and company goals. 'by Mike Zammuto, President of Brand.com. How can you combat this? Doppelganger Domains. Online Anonymity.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Smartphone Feature Request
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Smartphone Feature Request. You are talking on your smartphone and your friend asks you for someone’s phone number. “Hold on,” you say, “I’ll give it to you.” No head-banging. Posts.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
    [Media] Cracking The Code: SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble?
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Wednesday, February 23, 2011. SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble? What happened? Not unreasonable. revenues while large caps are trading at 6.4x. Unreasonable? 13 AM.
  • NEXTWALA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] Techcrunch Disrupt: (Only) a Few Big Ideas - NextWala
    Redbeacon announced it was expanding its service to Seattle, launching with several media partners (NBC Bay Area, SF Gate, Tribune/Fox Seattle), and launching its widget for inclusion on any website. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. dkhare.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] FCC Declares Trump Card in Fight Over Net Neutrality
    'Ahead of a key vote on Net Neutrality, the FCC says it might start treating ISPs as utilities--making them more vulnerable to regulation. Personally, I don’t want my Internet access carved up into fast and slow lanes depending on how much I can afford to pay. And I''m guessing you don''t either. link] -; A. Thanks for the chat folks!
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] How to Increase Sales Online – The Checklist
    As a marketer, one of your constant jobs is to find the right marketing mix: the right media (where to advertise / promote – free or paid), the right message (what do you say?), If you get the media right and the traffic is relevant (e.g. social media follow (Twitter, Facebook etc). Wouldn’t that be swell? Weight?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011
    [Media] Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem
    Some will cite my investment two years ago in social-media advertising company Ad.ly Today I’m announcing that GRP Partners is doubling down on the Twitter ecosystem by investing in DataSift , a company who provides a real-time data platform and tools to third-party developers and corporations. What does that mean? The Importance of Twitter.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] What Exactly Is Content Marketing?
    They’ve grown to expect the company itself as well as customers, networks, partners and the media to be the source of this content. 'What Exactly Is Content Marketing? mean, it’s all we’ve been talking about for the last few years. ” photo credit: eyesore9 via photopin cc. Is it a thing? More what it does than what it is.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Start-ups for Start-ups
    Launched in 2006, DC-based media company Tech Cocktail <[link] gathers start-ups, entrepreneurs, and technology geeks of all stripes and keeps them informed and connected with news, how-to''s, and industry trends online. Here are a few of the best and brightest. Here are a few of the best and brightest.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Power to the People (for a Profit)
    By providing people with access to knowledge, to media, to the Internet on their phones, it affects what they can accomplish 'Many companies have tried to bring sustainable solar power to Africa. Azuri Technologies is one of the few to succeed. Now he was seeing the result. That''s when I realized, ''OK.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Infographics are Useful –But They Must Evolve « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing. The Internet Is Filling Up with Dead People and There’s Nothing We Can Do About It – Technology Review. tags: blog. CRM News: Social CRM: Seeing Yourself Through Others’ Eyes, Social CRM-Style. Posted from Diigo.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Media] Venture Atlanta Companies
    have been advising and coaching Venture Atlanta participants BLiNQ Media ,  Preparis ,  ScoutMob ,  Toomah ,  Twitpay ,and  Wavee  for quite some time now. In a few short minutes the companies that were selected for Venture Atlanta will be making their way to the stage for six minutes of fame. Some of them are going to do better than others.
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] Busy week with 2 articles about Founders
    Finally, FrenchWeb became the media partner for the Founder Conference Paris and also did a write-up today (in French). This week has been very productive (and it’s only Tuesday morning): First on Monday, VentureBeat published my guest column on the winning pitch at the Founder Conference. That’s it!
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Media] On the Facebook IPO
    All of that said, it's still the gold standard of social media -- and is not likely to be supplanted by any of its rivals anytime soon. Lots of thoughts on this. let me try to be brief. I am a marketer and practitioner, not an investment professional. . The Facebook IPO is the apex of this cycle. Woohoo! So no real surprise there. Godspeed.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Recap - Rice Alliance Monetizing Location Panel
    Blair Garrou of DFJ Mercury is as astute a VC as you'll meet when it comes to location services and how social media, game mechanics, and real-time technologies will shape the future of tech. A few quick thoughts on the location services monetization panel discussion I was fortunate to sit on last night at the Rice Alliance event.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Website Crashing? 5 Things to Do Now
    Your response on social media is key, too. GoDaddy went down earlier this week, taking many small businesses' sites with it. Here's what to do if you're ever in those shoes. That's terrible news for those affected and also for GoDaddy, which will certainly lose customers. But perhaps some good can be wrung from the incident.
  • ASH MAURYA  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Early Customers to Respond to Your Cold Emails
    You then package that material into an e-book, report, video, or other media. This is a guest post from Robert Graham – a solo bootstrapper who blogs about the experience. Robert has been working in software since 2005. He is a Ph.D. dropout who spent time working for Google. Someday he ‘d like to work for himself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Most Talked About Inc. Stories of 2013
    s social media accounts. s social media accounts. 'The stories our readers clicked on the most on from Inc.''s Over the year, Inc. has covered a range of entrepreneurial topics and issues. But some stories ring truer than others. This article , written by Jessica Bruder, sheds light on the dark side of entrepreneurship. Great article.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Help You Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously
    When I media-train executives, I always counsel them to display more emotion. 'Stand-up comedy may not seem like ideal training for leading a company, but several of the discipline''s techniques will help you loosen up, connect with employees, and make a bigger impact on your clients. I''m not surprised. Oreos were my gateway drug. Bingo.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 4 Big Ideas to Boost Productivity
    Examples might include: sales from a new mobile application or from leads generated from social media channels, new software or products built on new languages or technologies. American workers don't have the skills they need to stay relevant. But who among us is keeping up? I'd suggest four key tactics: Make new skills count. Got that?
  • NEXTWALA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Learning from Slideshare's Founders - NextWala
     All the media hype about the two communities being at loggerheads with each other is overdone. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Media] How One Family Started a Successful Online Halloween Business
    We’ve worked hard to grow our brand by creating unique and exciting content on our blog, which we share on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, and others. 'Interested in starting a holiday-specific business? Years later, the founders decided to take the business online and sell costumes.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Media] 6 Must-read Tips for Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    This means you have to walk the fine line between getting the word out and annoying everyone on your social media feeds. 'If you want to start a business, it seems the ideal way to get started would be to have people give you their money solely on the basis of your idea. This is, essentially, how Kickstarter works. Seems too good to be true?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Media] Startups and Entrepreneurship: Beyond the Clichés
    In order to survive, a business needs to have somebody to make the product, to deliver the service, to manage the money, to manage the brand, the social media and so on. 'Don’t wait for ‘the big idea’ Ideas are cheap and the best ideas are not necessarily the most original. Just the best executed. Cliché 1: be your own boss.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Ethical Brand Development From The Ground Up
    Google famously stated that their informal slogan was “Don’t be evil,” which has given the entire corporation a slant of goodwill in the media ever since, even at times that they toe the line of ethical behavior. 'by Chris Garrett. Brand identity isn’t just about having a pithy slogan and an attractive logo. Mission Statement.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Jobless Execs: It’s Time To Dump The Old School
    According to surveys, 89 percent of employers use a form of social media to identify job candidates, with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter the most popular. After embracing social media (even building a personal website), try these tips: Streamline your strengths with specific examples. So how do you stand out in that crowd?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Why Blogging Isn’t Enough Anymore
    There was a time when the art of SEO practitioners focused on building out highly optimized pages dedicated to narrowly defined themes or keywords. photo credit: winterofdiscontent. But then blogs came along and sort of upended the whole deal. People started sharing this content routinely, linking to it and even republishing it via RSS feeds.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] 7 Tips to Better Manage Your Email
    In fact email continues to be the primary and most effective form of communication in business despite the spam, texting and social media. 'Is your email running your life? Here are a few tips to help you take back control. Let''s face it. Email is never going away. Most smartphones help do this for you. There is no need to panic. Stay tuned."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] How One Smart Infographic Saved a Company
    Once it launched the popular Formspring social media product, it found it served a different user base. What if you had to change your company name and URL and hope your customers would find you again? Here's how Formspring overcame its rebranding trouble. Formstack started as Formspring, but the company had two lines of business. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] New Year's Resolutions: Grow Fast in 2012
    Indeed, Halligan has consistently pointed to serving customers better, by providing tools for social media and medium-sized businesses, as the motivation behind HubSpot’s recent acquisitions. One thing all these Inc. 500 CEOs agree on: faster growth. But each has a different resolution on how to grow at break-neck speeds in 2012.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Media] Icelandic BrandRegard Picking Up Steam In The U.K.
    Target-Live is a division of Britain’s fastest growing independent media agency, Target Media & Communications Group. The Icelandic software startup, Transmit, tells us that their cloud-based branding and marketing service Brand Regard , is seeing traction in the U.K. On the new traction in the U.K.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
    We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. 'The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter Ads
    The Social Media Retargeting Opportunity Americans spend over three hours a day on social networking sites. There was a problem, though: people aren''t interested in buying products or services when they''re looking at pictures of cats on social media. Here''s how it works. Do Twitter Ads Work? Previously, they were pretty awful.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Why Facebook’s latest news is old news
    He spends his days watching what brands are doing on Social Media and absorbing statistics like some kind of information-hungry sponge creature. EzyInsights shows you what''s working and what''s not on Social Media. As a Facebook spokesperson confirms: “People are connecting and sharing more than ever. Wrong. No reaction?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] 5 Powerful New Ways to Make Video Attract Customers
    Many channels and creators were influencers on the web and social media before adopting YouTube, and even more that started on YouTube are quickly expanding their audiences everywhere--which means the potential opportunity for distribution of your videos is exponential. new tool and these 5 tips help others help you grab more views.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Media] How A Dorm Room Side Project Became The Web's Hottest Operating System
    It’s a highly customizable content platform that can support thousands of development tools that enable users to create and manage a wide range of features, including content, social media, and e-commerce. 'Dries Buytaert thought maybe a dozen people would ever use his software. Buytaert graduated in 2007. million.)
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Media] How To Properly Introduce A Keynote Speaker
    Her clients range from university students to Fortune 500 companies, and her seminars cover topics ranging from tattoos in the workplace to technology at the dinner table and the proper use of social media. 'By  Diane Gottsman , modern manners and etiquette expert, and author of “ Pearls of Polish, An Etiquette Guide for Today’s Busy Woman “.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways To Keep In Contact With Remote Staff
    Yammer is like a social media site for business. 'Starting a business can be difficult enough without having to keep a watchful eye on everyone within your company. When your company strays from the typical small office environment, this can be even more difficult, particularly if your staff telecommutes. StartMeeting. Yammer. Dropbox.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] Don’t Be A Donald (Sterling, That Is) – 5 Lessons For CEOs And Business Owners
    There are several instances where supervisor-employee conversations are secretly recorded and posted to social media. But putting aside the abhorrent nature of his comments, for CEOs watching this unfold are there lessons to be had? m not here to analyze Sterling’s comments, they speak for themselves. Have A Zero Tolerance For Racism.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Media] Some Tips On Effective Networking
    On Thursday, I spent time at a Hacks/Hackers meetup that had 147 attendees from the media and business.  'by Roger Smith, Technology Marketing Specialist at  Hypersoft. Effective networking is one of the most powerful entrepreneurial skills you need to master to advance in your personal and professional life.  minutes on 4/9/2014 and 4.2
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Who's the Top Entrepreneur? Your Call.
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. What does it take to be the greatest living entrepreneur? You’re about to tell us. We don't either.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, 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?"
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde to run for European Parliament from Finland
    Sunde''s goal - to revamp current copyright laws and legalize casual file-sharing - is ambitious, but also clearly a voice that represents a great deal of people who seem to keep “pirating” to themselves when under media spotlight. He’s also been nominated by the European Pirate Party as their pick for the European Commission presidency.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] The Future of Marketing: 4 Things You Need to Know
    Using social media, companies can enlist customers and prospects to help with everything from defining product requirements to designing advertising campaigns. 'Technology is utterly changing the way that companies spend money on marketing. Marketing will become more tactical. With the exception of direct marketing (catalogs, mailers, etc.),
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog
    When we bought media around big tent poles like new product launches, Grammy’s or the Super Bowl, budgets were huge and making an impact could be guaranteed solely by the ability to buy share of voice. 'Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] Good Marketing Strategy Becomes Culture :: Small Business.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • 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.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2006
    [Media] Christine: Holiday Planning with the Thanksgiving Calculator
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Launch Pad.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Let’s help the Boys & Girls Club! Oh, and I met Shaq.
    Because I spoiled the surprise in both the title of this blog post and in all my social media feeds yesterday, I’ll skip to the point. 'This post is a long time coming. Ever since my good friend took a job at the Boys & Girls Club ( donate! ), my eyes have been opened to the wonderful things they do at that organization. Not here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] How to hire the right developer for your tech startup
    There are countless pre-made systems and templates available, so depending on what you are building (for instance, building a publishing media startup), you may not need to start from scratch right away. Getting to this state has been a process wherein we learned really valuable lessons. Step 0: Preparation, or what do I want? Job boards. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Media] Bonnier Expands Its Reach And Research Into Digital Products
    Bonnier has been one of the Nordic front runners amongst the media companies, researching and trying to put together pieces on how to best harness new technology for the media industry. Back in 2009 and 2010 the Bonnier R&D department came out with a concept called Mag+ , a new way to experience media on a tablet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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  |  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, 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.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] Head in the Cloud
    We are also becoming adept at dealing with media types in our online interactions and because we suffer no penalty for data storage usage we save everything. Here’s my take on a range of topics we discussed: 1) Amazon Out(r)age. It happened and we should all learn from it. Basically you have a little more breathing room. Hadoop).
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Angel And Seed Rounds Increase In Size In The US
    In the study titled Angel and Seed Financing survey in the internet/digital media and software industries they analysed the size of the rounds in 2010 as well as who lead the rounds among other things. The median amount raised was $662 500 while the pre-money valuations in the internet/digital media industry was $3.4 million and $2.7
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, 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.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] You Are Probably Not a Hacker
    You Are Not a Loner – The image of the lone wolf hacker that sits in his or her bedroom tied to a computer 24/7 with no social life is a media fallacy.  Hacking might be jumping the shark.  Ever since becoming a part of the everyday lexicon with the 80’s pop culture hit movie War Games , hackers and hacking have garnered plenty of attention. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
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