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  • 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  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] To Sell More, Your Marketing Must Embrace 'Smart Reach'
    You''re up against family, friends, breaking news, sports, music, medical issues, travel, charities, every kind of media, and even sleep-deprivation. All the time and money you spend creating great content will be wasted if you don''t understand how to reach your audience. call this idea "Smart Reach." How do you do that? Context is king
  • MOBILE.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Media] Preparing Websites For The Unexpected | Smashing Mobile
    Rather, websites are collections of useful or informative media which may be sorted into different screens (or sections, or blocks, or views — time will tell which term becomes popular). In fact, the more digital media we consider, the more flexible websites become. AJAX-savvy media queries? Smashing Media. Books.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] The 21-Day Job Search: 5 Tips To Ensure Success
    His passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. by Teddy Hunt. In 21 days, you can redecorate your home, form a new habit, lose enough weight to not feel guilty about indulging while you’re on vacation, or find a job. Know Where to Look.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Media] Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Improve Business Writing
    Then, you can export the content to a Word document, email, or social media. 5.  Of the many courses I took in college, business writing was the most challenging. Students whose plans involve business careers are not interested in abstract rules, referencing standards, confusing legal language, and other materials presented in those classes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] McRib's Magic Marketing Sauce
    Thanks to social media, the voice of your customers is louder than the voice of the company," says Stratten. COMEBACK KID: The McRib, master of the limited-time-only promotion, time and time again.'> McDonald's brought back the McRib this week, but once again just for a limited time. Cruel and unusual? Maybe. It's also brilliant marketing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Sales Is a Function of Marketing Pure and Simple
    The trouble with this mindset is that social media and inbound marketing has actually made the distinction even harder to appreciate. Over the years one of the great breakdowns in many of the small businesses that I’ve worked with lies in area of sales. Either way, they end up limiting the effectiveness of both.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
    Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Media] 6 Blunders That Can Wreck a Business Deal
    That''s according to Jason Boyarski and David Fritz, partners in the New York City law firm Boyarski Fritz LLP, who specialize in brokering deals involving entertainment, media, personalities, and technology. When you''re this close to signing a big deal with a client or investor, make sure you get these legal basics right. Skimp.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Media] 9 Leadership Initiatives To Ramp Up Team Engagement
    Feedback on engagement should come from multiple sources, including social media reviews, peer reviews, and executive interviews. Most new entrepreneurs have great ideas, and many are highly skilled in building their solutions. Unfortunately, far fewer have the focus and experience of building and maintaining a highly engaged team.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] Screw the world, let’s get rich
    Is Twitter making the world a better place? think it is. You could argue it is just a short messaging service for people who want to share what they are eating, where they a going and what they are doing, but don’t most smart people agree there is something more to it than just that? Isn’t that in itself making the world a better place?
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] Last Chance for Summer Sale Prices
    Vox.com has been one of the most closely watched media launches of the year, and as its Senior Product Manager and Executive Editor, Melissa was responsible for leading a lot of its success. Note that summer sale pricing for the conference ends on Monday night, so register now for the best deal possible. Herewith, our introductions. criteria.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Social CRM at the Crossroads
    Social Media Monitoring – requires the possibility of integrating with a CRM technology. Customer Analytics – including text/sentiment analytics; voice based analytics; social media analytics, influencer scoring, etc. Social CRM exists largely within this context, it is a “I’ll know it when I see it” category. Traditional CRM Suites.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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. It’s appeared on the Inc.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create
    Now it’s time to post it to your social media profiles and sit back and enjoy the rush of traffic. How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Below are five steps we take in building an influencer program. Find Influencers.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore][Event] Echelon 2011
    Young Upstarts is a media partner of e27 and Echelon 2011. Echelon , Southeast Asia’s biggest conference for technology startups, is back for its 2011 edition and looks to be even more exciting than before. Event Details. Date: June 16 and 17. Venue: University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore. Organizer: e27.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Become a World-Changing Thought Leader
    And one form of thought leader is someone who says here's how the media business will be in five years and here's how the airline business will be in 10 years. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan interviews Clay Christensen's publicity advisor about how entrepreneurs can be thought leaders too. Define thought leader. They teach. Change the world.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Media] The One Doc Your Sales and Marketing Teams Must Have
    We share it on social media and syndicate it to a few sites as well. In almost every organization, there''s opportunity for marketing and sales to be more closely aligned. This shared document can help. Are your marketing and sales team working together seamlessly to get more sales for your business? Where''s the Content?
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Media] Do you have grown up goals and toddler leadership?
    will expand my social media platform on a daily basis. Yesterday, I had a wonderful series of coaching calls with clients that are all making huge leaps and bounds. They made plans, worked hard, got great results, and now are totally on track to  see their big visions realized. ”Our crown has already been bought and paid for.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Media] 12 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website
    Social media icons. You want people to share your great content, so ensure you not only have social media icons on each page and blog article, but also that they click through to the desired site. by Nikole Haiar, Director Marketing, Retail & Partner Services at  Hostway Corporation. Spelling and grammatical errors. Links. Favicon.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
    [Media] Can You Really Turn A Hobby Into A Business?
    Here are a few areas to consider before taking the leap: Social Media — It’s Already Working For You. In my view, social media is still a relatively untapped resource — and it’s one tool every hobbyist already has at their disposal to do the most basic market research. By Nick Goode, Commercial Director at Sage One. My favorite?
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Media] 7 Tips To Super-Charge Your Online Communication
    Pat Rafter was a guy everyone liked, but Pete Sampras , Andre Agassi , John McEnroe , Leyton Hewitt , and a host of other top players, despite great tennis performance, aren’t loved by everyone and don’t come across as the most likeable people all the time (although the media must take some credit for this too).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] The Model That Really Makes Money
    We sell to them by contacting VPs of sales and CMOs directly, through social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook, and guest blogging on sales-oriented sites (execution). You may have a business model, but you''ve got to nail your sales model before you go to market. Your company has a business model and a sales model. Be patient.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 9 HR Fails of 2013
    Just like the AOL layoffs, someone in HR left a very important things off the layoff checklist: Either change social media passwords or make the company "tweeter" part of the layoff team. " We''re tweeting live from HR where we''re all being fired! Your social media person should never be surprised by anything negative. You''re fired!
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Britain’s growing entrepreneurial culture
    There are a number of contributing factors, not least the growing number of success stories, but support from the government and media will really help the nation understand that entrepreneurship is important for UK plc and a valid and exciting career choice. Innovation
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Success dysmorphia
    I was talking with my good friend Erik Proulx last month about the various projects we are working on. Erik is the creator of Lemonade , a documentary about laid off ad agency employees who remade their lives. We share an unhealthy love for our iPhones. And occasionally spend hours lost in an Internet haze , instead of working on important projects.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [Media] Think you're the hottest startup in the region? Prove it and win €50,000 at the OP Pitching Competition @ Arctic15
    This year we feel that the finalists will get even more chances for success, as more prizes will be awarded, more investments will be made and the media turnout is going to be phenomenal. Ready to join the impressive list of our alumni, get €50 000 investment, over €5 000 in services, media attention and much more? Apply here.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Companybook Brings Companies Into Their Own Social Network
    To get some sort of idea about the company, Companybook also provides a media reputation chart that determines positive and negative news articles based on the the company's name is used in the sentence. You can google ambiguous search terms, try to dig through LinkedIn, or you can search through business directories with limited success.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] The Next Big Thing Beyond Great Design
    John Maeda--famous designer, writer, computer scientist, educator, and former associate director of MIT's Media Lab--says that the primacy of design is over? A well-designed product used to be all you needed to get noticed. But good design has gone mainstream, so it's time to up the ante. How do you make customers happier and sell more?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Media] Why College Is a Great Entrepreneurial Incubator
    In addition to my Organizational Communication degree (which I’m now using for my job as a social media marketer), I also have a degree in Theater. Oh, college. I’ve been out just a few months and already miss it enough to eat a pint of Ben and Jerry’s while sobbing into my couch cushions. Access to free advice and mentorship. More gutsy?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your App Take Off
    And for every 50 apps that join its platform, Great Apps issues a press release touting them to more than 2,000 media outlets, although if you want to be included you’ll have to buy the highest level of membership, which is $495. Want your app to be the next Angry Birds or Pinterest? Try these expert suggestions: 1. Get reviewed.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 24: Drew Silverstein and Craig Kanarick
    Craig also co-founded Razorfish Studios, a media and entertainment company, producing books, films, TV shows, albums and websites. . “This is the West, sir. They don’t tell the awful, painful, and exhausting job it is to build a business. Drew Silverstein. Craig Kanarick , founder of the indie food site Mouth. Craig Kanarick.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
    [Media] Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge
    Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world.  This is going to be huge” commented Frank Boehnke.  “ I always wanted to be huge”, added Fred Destin. We’re taking this market.”. Daniel Ek was having drinks with Bono again and could not be reached. 
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.
    The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below. So if you have substance and can play the media game well, which is Fred Wilson-like, that positioning is highly sustainable. BostInno: Why did you start blogging? But so what? Check.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Media] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: What I've Learned
    The captain of the world''s most ubiquitous social media platform talks leadership, disruption, and why he follows Mia Farrow. There are certain things you’d expect of the CEO of the fastest growing, most disruptive, 140-character communications platform in the world. And you’d expect him to be surprised by nothing.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
    At DWEN, the words of Lakshmi Pratury, the founder of Ixoraa Media , really struck me: “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”. Inspired by Riots. Whitehill is founder of Entrepreneur Week , the Greek version of which was inspired by riots protesting the country’s austerity moves. Check the P-List.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Media] A Summer Plan for Unemployed New Grads
    there are designers, retail stores, ecommerce companies, fashion media, PR, investors and analysts, manufacturers, etc. 10) Start organize or offer to help someone else organize an industry professional group of somekind--the Fashion PR Meetup, the Young Media Buyers Meetup, or the Up and Coming Traders Meetup. Ok, let’s see.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea
    Despite the persistent negative commentary about Millennials in the media , my experience is that most older people want to see our generation thrive and are excited to support our aspirations. What a band of Millennial entrepreneurs on a train can teach us about entrepreneurship in today''s America. The Omaha space is called KANEKO.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Media] 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business
    Related posts: Using Media Relations to Boost Your Business Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. million times you’ve heard that you need a blog to get more customers.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Media] How to Create Work-Life Balance When You Work for Yourself
    After lunch, I work on less complex tasks like responding to emails and scheduling social media posts. If you think being your own boss means being able to sleep in til noon and screw off whenever you feel like it, think again. At which point, have at it!). All it takes is a little thought and a lot of discipline. Enforce, Enforce, Enforce.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Media] How to Attract Investors to Your Start-up
    Social Media makes this even easier that it ever was to maintain and grow your own network across the globe. Any new entrepreneur knows that investors can provide more than just capital to their business — they can become resources for organizing, marketing, and realizing ideas. Tip #1 network everywhere. Tip #3 attend events for start-ups.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
    [Media] How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
    In the Ad Tech world PS revenue often means providing “media services” as a value-add to using your product. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. think it’s important for enterprise startups to layer in professional services into your revenue stream. it's all in this article if you want the details]. training.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Media] Promotional Products: the Most Durable Marketing Money Can Buy
    Is your social media game on point? When we talk about marketing these days, it’s all about the digital. Is your website on fleek? Is your mobile advertising on fire? On and on and on it goes, and with good reason. It’s estimated that 81% of all consumers look to the web before making a purchase , alongside 94% of B2B customers.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Writing a Press Release in 2014: Five Tips
    As technology moves forward, so should a press release, changing it from a dry document to a rich media promoting your news and read by everyone from journalists, bloggers, potential clients, investors, and partners. Editor''s note: This is a sponsored post put together with PR Newswire. Here are some tips that we came up with. 1.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
    [Media] Finland Takes First Steps To Tolerate Failure
    Most national media outlets in Finland have covered the day and spread awareness through doing so. Finland has one of those peculiar western cultures where failure isn't tolerated. Failure isn't tolerated socially nor is it tolerated in the society at large. This means, that failure is at the core of high risk entrepreneurship.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] 5 Money-Making Reasons To Get An E-Commerce Site
    Social media brings sales. Additionally, with the introduction of Google + , although it is not available for businesses profiles just yet, it will be a major player in the social media game, and businesses should realize that this is a huge opportunity for them to gain some market share. There was absolutely nothing useful there.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Media] Purpose Will Save Your Business, Your Body & Your World
    Article contributed by Nick Seneca Jankel , entrepreneur, speaker, author, founder of ethical innovation and leadership consultancy WECREATE Worldwide  and  Ripe & Ready , whose purpose is to create enlightening and empowering media content that ensures the digital generations, and our world, thrive. This is not about smarts. Switch on.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Make Community the Secret To Success
    Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner has done an incredible job identifying his fire starters and in some cases making them a part of the full-time team. He’s also got a large number of volunteer fire starters who help run the extremely popular and growing Social Media Marketing World Conference. The World Domination Community.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
    [Media] Map of VC Investments
    His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Week in Tech: The Next iPhone Is Coming
    Apple media event next week Apple will hold a media event next week , presumably to reveal the next iPhone. Check out this week''s round-up of tech news to know, including the latest rumors on the new iPhone and Samsung''s forthcoming smartwatch. Each Monday, I cover the tech trends, gadgets, business services, and apps of note.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    [Media] Winning Companies Lead With A New Culture Mindset
    With today’s interactive social media and the real-time Internet, both customers and employees see inside your company easily, so you can’t hide your real company culture. These days, that includes the initiative to bring up issues and tap the wisdom of “crowds” through social media, employee forums, and listening to industry influencers.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Media] Cory Huff: Shakespearian Actor Starts A Blog To Teach Creative People How To Sell Their Art Online And Today Makes $180,000+ A Year Online
    Cory runs a blog, TheAbundantArtist.com , and sells various teaching courses on subjects like helping artists to use social media, blogging, and internet marketing, all to make money from their artwork. I was curious to hear Cory’s own entrepreneur story, but also what he teaches to artists that might be unique or different.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level
    When I first arrived in LA my good friend Matt Pillar (a long-term veteran of tech, media & VC) who had been in LA for some time told me, “in LA there’s none better than David.” I wrote a blog post on how to work with lawyers at a startup  nearly two-and-a-half years ago. It was very widely read. Startup-focused.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck
    It focuses on social media analytics and helps to reveal the insights in large volumes of data. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra. Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. 2010).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways To Build Your Business On Facebook--For Free
    Social media is designed to bring those barriers down, and they should come down. It's amazing how much business comes in over Facebook. And I don't pay Facebook--or anyone--a cent. love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay on top of world events, popular culture, business trends and the personal lives of my friends and colleagues. On Facebook.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Media] User Testing by Example
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ladislav Bartos, lead a conversation around “User Testing by Example”. Signup to be a Mentor Today!
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Media] Yes, the robots will take you job, but…
    …there are not that many bison hunters any more. This is a very short way of saying that all jobs eventually get replaced by technology. Technology will take the role of many white collar jobs, just like machines have taken away many blue collar jobs, just like the plough took away many farming jobs. The allocation just changes.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Startup Tips: Ask Your Customers For Feedback. Then Act.
    This can be the simple suggestion box I mentioned or the contact us form, but toll-free phone numbers, social media tools, email, and chat are all great channels for customers to reach you. A few months ago, veteran crowdSPRING Buyers may have noticed something new when they completed wrapup on a project. Listen always and all ways. 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Media] 9 Invaluable Resources If You Want to Start a Gym or Fitness Business
    By joining this association, you’ll have access to networking opportunities (including regional meetings if relevant), an awards program, and media and public relations support. Starting your own gym may sound like an undertaking of epic proportions. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be. See Also: How to Start a Gym. Fitness business blogs.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
    “Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Media] Don’t Believe Everything You’ve Heard About Selling
    Truth: Social media is just the chocolate powder sprinkled on top of your cappuccino. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. If you’re a small business owner, chances are your job entails some degree of selling. You may have even attended seminars to help you improve your sales skills.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Cautionary Tale You think you''ve had bad days on social media? The company has deleted the tweet, apologized, and stated it is investigating the source, but this will be one for the "social media disaster" books.-- A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Mashable 4.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Media] The Best Financial Advice For Launching A Freelance Career
    Try downloading a tool like Focus, which blocks access to time-sucking social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. by Eyal Shinar, CEO and founder of Fundbox. As the gig economy expands, freelancing is becoming a viable and attractive option for many millennials and recent college graduates. Don’t: Rely on personal finances.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] The Saas Math Funnel: Acquisition
    As the name suggests, acquisition is all about driving new users, readers or buyers depending on whether you’re running a SaaS, media or e-commerce business respectively. For the 3rd instalment of SaaS Math , we’re going to dig into the 1st step in the conversion funnel: acquiring users. Though I will share some thoughts on that.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Tim O'Reilly: Civic Tech Is Not as Boring as It Sounds
    Government is this vast ocean, and politics is this little six-inch layer on the top," Tim O’Reilly, founder of O''Reilly Media, said, stealing a quote from Code for America (CFA) founder Jen Pahlka. O''Reilly spoke recently about entrepreneurship and civic duty at CFA headquarters in San Francisco. It''s with politics. said Norton.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
    Here, Justin uses SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media to increase conversions and leads. The Future of Mobile Search Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The adoption quickly exploded and in 2012, global smartphone adoption reached 1 billion users.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)
    40 to Follow on Social Media (This isn’t a list of the “best” investors and entrepreneurs, but the folks who are consistently creating good social media content and are active in the community.). Labor Day is over, time to get to work! Boston is a great place to start and build a company. The Grand-daddy. Next major event? Free wifi.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Media] Jobbatical raises €510 000 for reshaping the future of work
    One of the hottest early-stage startups from the Baltic region right now, Jobbatical , announces raising €510 000 today on their latest funding round. Every day hundreds of people join our talent community and we have grown almost twelve times since April. The investment round was led by early stage fund SmartCap.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Inventure adds Kiosked's Ekaterina Gianelli as Director
    At Inventure, she will be drawing from her roots and focusing on Online Media, SaaS and eCommerce. Inventure says with Gianelli joining the team, Inventure is launching a seed investment allocation, "a portfolio of 15+ seed-stage investments mainly in the digital and online sector."
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    [Media] How To Make Your Brand “Likable” and Win More Revenue
    There are, however, proxy metrics you can use, most of them older school metrics like brand mentions, satisfaction scores, and some newer ones like social media mentions and followers, email subscriptions , referrals, and NPS. They follow you on social media. We want other people to like us. It’s a human desire. How can we measure it?
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010
    [Media] A Tradeshow Checklist, born of experience
    know, you thought "print media" was dead. Related posts: Painful, Surreal, and Surprisingly Effective: The Personal Checklist Love the messenger Avatar Marketing: Sell to Carol Five ways to listen to customers instead of goin' fishin' Why you have to engage in social media, even if you don't want to. 3-6 months before the tradeshow.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] Why I’ve Shifted More Attention to Facebook
    knew that every media company I backed and every eCommerce company I worked with was getting significantly more engagement in FB than in Twitter so I figured the same had to be true for me as a blogger but I wasn’t sure how to make the transition. I’ve been spending a lot more time on Facebook as a blogger than I ever did.
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Media] The MIT Problem for Startups - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Media] Bootstrapping Your Way To Launching Your eCommerce Business
    Social Media Marketing. Join all social media platforms and be sure to post consistently with compelling imagery (candid photos and conversational messages work best in contrast to professional imagery with standard product descriptions on site). by Milysan Troche, founder of MyHauteCloset.com. Website & Hosting. Product. There?s
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Media] 7 Tips To Follow When Hiring Start-Up Employees
    Social media review. Nowadays almost everybody has a social media profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Pinterest. Main areas of her interest are content marketing and social media campaigns. by Nicole Davies, online content executive at  ShortCourseFinder.com.au. Go with your intuition. Reference check.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] 3 Ways to Establish Your Company's Voice
    Put together a "voice and tone" document with examples of what a customer support rep might say based on questions being asked, what kind of language a writer producing content for your blog or site can use, tips for social media content, etc. Having a unique personality can help you stand out from your competitors. Put it down in writing.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Media] How to Network When Meeting New People Is Your Biggest Fear
    Or start online; connect with influencers on social media, write about them and send them a link, offer them something for free, or contact them via email with an interesting offer you have in mind. Does networking make you nervous? You can learn to overcome this fear. tips for making networking as painless (and productive) as possible: 1.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] Transfluent Adds Sina Weibo Support For Brands to Target China's Twitter
    The launch was followed by over 10 million fans within the band's social media streams. The band has a loyal following on Sina Weibo, the top Chinese social media site (with 500M+ users Weibo is the second largest social media service in the world, second only to Facebook), where the band's messages were posted in Mandarin.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] The Art of the Customer Development Conversation
    How do I know?&# If there are two things the world doesn’t need more of, they are Internet Marketers and Social Media Gurus. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and clearly Internet and social media marketing can be effective.  uservoice, get satisfaction, et. buyer? boss?), and possible solutions. Ask them.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Media] Start-up Marketing: Go Big or Grassroots?
    So I muddled through doing what I called "community marketing" and would later be coined social media marketing. In just over six months of muddling away at this, we launched our beta product to a flurry of media, sign ups, and excitement. With a $5,000 monthly budget, Buyosphere cofounder Tara Hunt has a dilemma. Nothing. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
    As a result, we''ve launched such non-traditional services as: media training for sales people, stand-up comedy training for executives, and "a next-generation version of mystery shopping for clients in all industries. In five years of boxing, I''ve discovered benefits beyond the physical ones from my trainer, Eric Daniels. And, I do.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
    [Media] Don’t Try to “Pull an Instagram.” Here’s Why …
    case, which is what is often never written in the annals of the tech news media. Instagram. It’s understandably on everybody’s mind these days. Clichés abound about, “You know what would be cool? Still, there will be a “next.” will weigh in with some thoughts soon. Was this a good thing? It sucks. Let me explain.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016
    [Media] 5 Ways to Earn Extra Money Online
    Once you sign up to become an Amazon affiliate, use your blog, social media platforms or word of mouth to share a raving review of the product. are all network marketing company where sellers use the power of social media to market their products. It's hard to imagine life before the internet, but it definitely existed. How To
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Meet the Entrepreneur-Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombings
    After the FBI released their photographs to the media, authorities say brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed a police officer and carjacked a Mercedes SUV, driven by a entrepreneur who had just moved to the U.S. He asked the media not to provide his full name in accounts of his story. Here are some of their stories.
  • WWW.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] Innovative Techniques To Simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins
    If so, this may be your opportunity to join Pixable, voted by Time Out… Drupal Developer - NJI Media - (Alexandria, VA) - FullTime We’re a small, fast-moving, agile environment and our team of developers is growing. Most designers are familiar with the conventional ways. The reason is understandable. Chances are, it will work. icons.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
    It's already used by digital magazines, brand advertising, and media sites to build in deferred shopping. Your PowerPoint is awesome (and memorized). Your pitch is crystal clear. You're adequately caffeinated and totally pumped up. Here's why that's just not enough. They're great networkers who tend to wear a perma-grin.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
    [Media] Want to Start a Blog? 8 Questions to Answer Before You Begin
    When addressing comments on your blog page or social media sites— that’s a fantastic way to initiate productive conversations — you should avoid arguments while supplementing your presentation with additional facts. Okay, so maybe they’re not as common as that last one, but they’re getting pretty close. To make money? Color choices matter.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] 10 Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs on Achieving Your Company’s Long-Term Goals
    specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound. -  Zach Clayton ,  Three Ships Media. 9. Having long-term vision is one of the keys to good leadership, and necessary for any successful business. All the complications are what make executing your long-term vision the sign of success; it’s definitely not easy to do. Goals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] The Kings of Concentration
    In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] 3 Things Beginning Conversion Optimizers Completely Miss The Mark On
    His team decided to take the experience further by including more media in future iterations, but ultimately found there was “no substantial difference” between the rich media, and simple pages on mobile devices – going to show, you never really know unless you test. Let’s test button colors? Or maybe call to action text ?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
    [Media] Your Small Business News Roundup 8.7.15
    The Dow Jones fell four days in a row as shares plunged for Disney and other media companies. Bringing you the latest news on small business and more—this week it’s startups at the White House, why it’s freezing cold in your office, and the “right to be forgotten.” . ” . The shifting internet. Falling giants.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    [Media] 5 Keys to Adopting Marketing Automation
    Who is interacting with your social media pages? Take the time to build your list organically through your website, social media pages and other marketing efforts. 5 Keys to Adopting Marketing Automation written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. When it comes to online marketing, there’s a lot to keep up with. Go all in.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Conversocial: A case study in thought leadership based marketing
    For those of you that don’t know Conversocial is a cloud based service used by brands and retailers to manage and engage with their customers on social media. Handling the volume of social media for your brand (newmediaandmarketing.com). Customer service is the most important use case. Related articles.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Media] Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.
    38, Net Media Planet Ltd, Internet, 840%, Self funded. 40, Saffron Media Group Ltd , Media and entertainment, 801%, VC - Beringea.   We ran a quick analysis of some of the fastest growing companies in the UK and see who the most common investors were. Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. Now PLC.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Media] 30 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique
    Our campaign was fully funded within the first 11 hours and we received close to $200,000 in total pledges.  2) We call our customers “fans.” We find these guys on Social Media, we talk to to them there, we sell them watches, we help them with pre and post sale queries, and we invite them to help develop our products. For now. Education 2nd.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Media] Managing your Product Management Career
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Adrienne Tan, lead a conversation around “Managing Your Product Management Career”. Better Products.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Ready to expand your startup into Asia? Read this
    He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60 million in funding. . Prioritize the markets. Laser focus.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Media] How Startups are Disrupting Financial Technology
    I participated in the Milken Institute Global Conference last week, for the first time.  It was very worthwhile, a chance to connect primarily with other investors (mostly public markets/private equity), and a range of other people (media, tech, academics, etc.)   I definitely recommend attending if you have the chance.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 3 Ways to Be a Popular--and Effective--CEO
    Today we are thriving and just launched the biggest email and social media marketing software release in our company''s history. As a CEO or leader, it''s your job to move your company forward. But you can still balance that with being liked by the people you lead. Chief executives at LinkedIn, Ford Motor Co., Empower your people. For real.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways To Build Your Business’ Brand
    Owning Social Media (Taco Bell). 5 Creative Ways To Build Your Business’ Brand written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. When we think about branding for business, we tend to consider only the most obvious examples such as our logos, names, perhaps the basic design and layout of our website.
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