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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] DealMarket.com – Making Private Equity A Big Deal
    The site even integrates social media features, allowing visitors to rate deals and even fellow professionals, share information about deals and network with one another. Online platforms that connect startups and entrepreneurs are common, but one that connects private equity professionals? Not so.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
    [Media] 14 List Building Hacks to Grow Your Email Database Fast
    Writing an epic post not only helps drive traffic to your website through search engines and social media… it also builds your credibility faster than most other online marketing initiatives because of the level of insight that visitors gain from reading it. Email marketing is one of the fastest ways to drive sales of any online channel.
  • 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.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [Media] How to Make Buying Easier on Your Site
    Social proof in the form of testimonials, customer reviews, social media praise, activity data (e.g. “43 other people are viewing this product”), storytelling (e.g. Contact information in the form of a physical address, a phone number, a contact form, a live chat, social media profiles, etc. Well, according to the U.S. alone. Yikes.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Media] Why You Should Embrace Transparency Marketing
    You can be transparent on your blog, but if you have really sketchy practices, they’ll leak out in other media and you’ll be left looking disingenuous, worse off than before. Various studies have estimated the average consumer sees anywhere from 3,000 to 20,000 marketing messages each day. Of course, most of these go unnoticed.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016
    [Media] 6 Ways To Find A Fundable Startup Market Opportunity
    With social media and the new survey tools, it’s easy and fast to set up and run your own focus group, or opinion survey. Many entrepreneurs are so enamored with their product vision that they believe their own hype, and are convinced that the market for their solution is so huge that no one will ask them for independent market research data.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [Media] Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter
    So Troy and Lady Gaga were amongst the earliest artists that turned to social media and tech platforms to break out. I recently sat down with Troy Carter to talk about what he does and why he believes it is applicable to venture capital. But can you really cross over from spotting music talent to spotting tech talent? Same with Gaga.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Media] Know Your User: How to Define Target Audience For Your App
    She has 4 years of experience in marketing and content writing and strong understanding of remarketing, app monetization and social media promotion. Know Your User: How to Define Target Audience For Your App written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: depositphotos.com. use the best monetization model.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] How to Use Content to Generate Referrals
    photo credit: Hubert Burda Media via photopin cc. I’ve been pushing anyone that would listen to create boatloads of high quality, educational content. You do good work and people want to refer you. So, here’s your reward for taking me up on that. Below are five ways to use content to enable vibrant referral relationships. Invited content.
  • CHAGANOMICS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Media] Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition for Quiznos Global LLC shows the chain has about $50,000 in assets and from $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities.
    Horizon Media Inc., an advertising agency in New York, has an unsecured claim for $3.67 What a mess! The Quiznos details emerge: The voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition that Quiznos Global LLC filed Friday shows Quiznos has as much as $50,000 in assets and from $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities. Bank listed as being owed $173.8
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Media] Startup Weekend Dallas 4
    Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from global sponsors, a book from O’Reilly Media and all the coffee you can drink. The 4th edition of Startup Weekend Dallas will be held the weekend of June 17 to June 19 at Tech Wildcatters HQ (2700 Fairmount, Dallas, TX 75204). Get your tickets here: [link].
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
    [Media] 28 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses
    Thanks to Kent Lewis, Anvil Media. #4 – Meaningful and Unique. Before they were born, I was working as a salesperson for a big media company, making a lot of money. Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. The reasons are as varied as the businesses themselves.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Lean Impact Webcast on Tuesday
    Christie is director of New Media Ventures , the first national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change. Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. More details on that at the end of this post. That is humbling, even daunting.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] SalesVu 2.0 Launches in the US and Canada
    The new update solidifies SalesVu’s technology leadership position as the only mobile payment solution with centralized cloud-based management, reporting, and social media marketing. Austin-based SalesVu just released its latest mobile payment application, SalesVu 2.0 for iPhone’s and iPad’s. Continue reading → News Release
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Media] How To Keep Your Startup Safe Online
    Don’t neglect social media either – hackers can exploit what your staff may consider to be innocuous information on their profiles. You wouldn’t leave your office door open when you finish work for the night, so why would you not make every effort to keep your business safe online as well? Here’s how to go about it: Web Hosting.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] The Power of Focus And The Peril Of Myopia
    HubSpot (my company): When HubSpot started, we set out to build a suite of marketing applications (including content management, SEO tools, social media, blogging, marketing analytics). Greed is good. Gordon Gecko. Focus is good. Steve Jobs. I'm a big fan of focus. I'm such a big fan of it, I try to apply it to as many things as possible.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] Launch of Harvard Business School Angels of New York
    Monday, 04/4/11 at 6:00pm: Innovation in Private Company Liquidity: Online M&A, Social Media, Secondary Markets, Non-US Markets, Private Equity, and the Disappearing IPO. You can read more about us at our current website. Our members invest in companies regardless of their affiliation (or not) with Harvard. Ian Sigalow, Greycroft LLC.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Making More Women Entrepreneurs' Stories Heard
    FounderLY collects video interviews with entrepreneurs as part of a media project to document their stories. Never underestimate the power of having a good story - whether it's to pitch potential investors or customers or whether it's to share with other entrepreneurs. Sponsor. And now Women 2.0 We've embedded that interview below. Women 2.0
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] 9 Qualities of Remarkably Confident People
    They can connect with almost anyone through social media. It''s easy to spot cocky people. But the truly confident? That''s a lot harder. I''m not particularly confident. Scratch that, I''m situationally confident : sometimes very much so, other times not at all. So I spend a lot of time thinking about how to gain confidence. Swell.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] 5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower
    If you can''t say no to checking your social media accounts ever few minutes. We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently? Willpower is not something you either have or you don''t. Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Here''s how you can too: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Media] 10 Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All
    This one is among the scourges of social media. You know the saying that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all? Here are 10 of the times when that is most true. You''ve probably read before about the key phrases that greatest leaders say every day. When the other side in a negotiation starts debating against itself.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
    [Media] How to Turn Your Browser Into a Marketing Tool
    How to Turn Your Browser Into a Marketing Tool written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. I use the Chrome browser and judging from the data I get from Google Analytics so do 60.12% of my site visitors. Here are the ones I rely on. Similar Web. Now, why would that be interesting? Wappalyzer. Again, why might this matter? BuzzSumo.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] 3 Bootstrapping Rules to Live By
    As I''ve written previously, it takes a village to compete in the modern people economy, and we''ve built and nurtured a community of users who are always willing to answer questions and to swap notes with new and prospective customers, whether on the phone or on social media. They have to be. Here''s how to avoid that temptation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Media] How NOT to Run a Family Business
    This week, James Murdoch is being grilled by the Leveson inquiry which was set up to investigate the British media in light of the phone hacking scandal that has rocked British journalism, led to several arrests, and the resignation of James Murdoch from his United Kingdom board and executive roles.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Media] Psychological Backfiring: What No One Tells You About Neuromarketing
    Recently, Dr. Brian Cugelman of AlterSpark and Dr. Agnis Stibe of MIT Media Lab published a scientific paper on psychological backfiring. You’ve read about color psychology, system one and two, emotional persuasion, etc. know you have because it’s everywhere. It’s on KISSmetrics, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Tweet It!].
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] A Life Lived Before Internet Time
    I saw this week that longtime 60 Minutes essayist Andy Rooney is retiring, and predictably the comments that appeared on media sites ran the full spectrum of snark to insult. It is as if everyone born in the last 40 years forgets that a long life lived contains more than just what we know as most current about any person.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] WikiHow's Recipe for Success
    On top of that, it's a media company where everyone owns its content. Unlike Yahoo Answers, About.com, and eHow (which Herrick sold to Demand Media in 2006), wikiHow lets anybody edit articles, but uses multiple layers of quality assurance to try to make sure the changes are good ones. and the company is intentionally self-funded.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015
    [Media] [Event] Tech In Asia Jakarta 2015
    Other mini events within include “Startup-Investor Speed Dating”, “Office Hour” and even “Meet the Media” sessions, to allow startups to interact with those stakeholders in 5-minute quick pitch sessions. Then More speakers will be confirmed closer to date.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] Arianna Huffington: What Lying in a Pool of Blood Taught Me
    The woman who turned a blogging site into a global media powerhouse has a lot more on her plate than HuffPo. The HuffPo founder and entrepreneurial superstar says that in order to achieve more we all need to sleep more. For one thing, she wants us all to get more sleep. What are the first two? Money and power, or recognition. And I had those.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Media] Referral Programs Power the On-Demand Economy
    Crafty strategies by customers to rack up referrals (I’ve seen people use SEM for their referral codes, create fake social media profiles, etc)? Every on-demand app I know generates substantial volume from their referral program (let’s lump word-of-mouth into this as well since it often involves sharing a referral code).
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Media] Redesign of Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com
    Enter Danni: David’s RFP included: upgrading Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com  to the latest version of WordPress, modernising the design of both sites, making both sites mobile and social-media friendly , changing the commenting system from DISQUS to Livefyre (ff Venture Capital portfolio company) , migrating from AWeber to MailChimp , and.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] 9 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Turn Off Your Smartphone
    Someone is explaining something you either already know or don''t need to know so you wander over to your email or to your social media accounts. You probably already know that taking a break from technology is good for you. But take a look at just how good it can be. He''s on a mission to get that message out. Yes it can. Like this post?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] SOPA Lives On.Through Google
    The new policy focuses on demoting websites that pirate content while promoting legitimate rich media sources. Copyright removal notices, a system that allows content owners to notify Google if their media has been posted without permission, has been an integral part of YouTube that has kept complaints against the search engine to a minimum.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Media] 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day
    TweetDeck – This is my primary social media dashboard. 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. More and more, we’re becoming an app happy world – Apps that run on our laptops, apps for the mobile and apps for the iPad or tablet. Here’s my Evernote routine in case your interested. Great time saver.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Tweet Nothing But the Truth A team of international scientists have embarked on an unusual project: They''re working on a lie detector for social media. A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. 1. Maybe it''s finally time to talk to your banker.-- CNN Money 2. VentureBeat
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Leave In, What to Leave Out :: Small Business Marketing.
    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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 10 Silly Things Entrepreneurs Say
    CEO Ben Smith and SVP of Business Development Mark Menell of Wanderful Media , a startup that re-imagines the digital circular through FindnSave.com and a suite of mobile apps, like to collect silly things entrepreneurs say. And more importantly, what to say instead. Some people keep lists of overused phrases and verbal tics. We can do both."
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Exactly a Year Since Slush: FROONT Discloses Their Launch Story And Numbers
    This led to our first media mention on ArcticStartup and drew the first significant traffic to our site and got some valuable sign-ups, and generated positive awareness of Froont and trust around us. Afterwards we got interview requests from local media, better ranking on Google, mentions on Twitter and general presence in the digital media.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [Media] Episode 44: Communication and Credibility with Scott Spiro and Tony Lillios
    Get involved with direct marketing, go into media (news channels, radio shows, etc) to build credibility. Get involved with direct marketing, go into media (news channels, radio shows, etc) to build credibility. Also Available On. Show Summary. Scott Spiro and Tony Lillios join us for Episode 44 of the Profit First Podcast. Our Guests.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] Cracking the Top 10
    So, if your company wants to hit it big time, you need to displace an app, service or media company that is currently in people’s top 10 lists. I joined Kiltr.com a professional social network for Scottish people (and people who just love the Scots) a few weeks ago. That, of course, is no small feat. These are all very large companies.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How Chris Peters Kickstarted A Beer Bottle Opening iPhone Case (With Ashton Kutcher & Jamie Oliver As Backers) Into A Million Dollar Company
    Along the way they picked up endorsements from Ashton Kutcher and Jamie Oliver, among many other points of exposure in the media. Download the Text Transcript in PDF. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes. My newsletter subscribers will be well aware that I recently moved to Melbourne. This led to a successful launch for their first product.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016
    [Media] How To Reduce Startup Risk Using Existing Technology
    Certainly I’m not recommending just one more Facebook, with a couple of features from Twitter, since social media has an unlimited potential for innovation. It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business which builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Best iPad Accessories for Entrepreneurs
    make it especially handy for social media campaigns or those needing to capture low-light shots at product demos or events. Eight hardware options to make your tablet work harder. The iPad is quickly growing in popularity among start-ups and small business owners, and it's no surprise why. Want to make your iPad even more functional?
  • BRANDANEW  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
    [Media] How To Make Audio Stories Using Podcasts To Tell Your Brand Story
    Alex Blumberg’s started his company Gimlet media and while that was going on, they ran a podcast in parallel sharing the stories from the time they were setting up. My husband- an avid NPR listener switched over to podcasts last year. We’re in good times. How do we manage quality of brand experiences through another new channel?
  • 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. Respect that fact.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Media] Check out the wonderful things my clients shipped in 2012!
    Andre Blackman part of the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media Advisory Board, has been featured in the first publication from the Center: Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care with a chapter dedicated to social networking. Debbie Weil is publishing the first short business book under the Voxie Media imprint.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] How mobile games can make a global difference (and still be profitable)
    As with social media’s rise and its ability to connect with massive audiences at a reduced cost, mobile developers are now realizing the power their games have to engage with huge groups of people and influence users in real-world situations. Oliver Miao is the CEO of  Pixelberry Studios. Address the right issue. Sincerity matters.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Metrics for Series A - 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  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Four Of The Most Influential People In Business Technology
    Today, Amazon competes with media brands for movie and digital media sales, such as e-books and digital movie downloads, which are becoming even more popular as mobile usage is on the rise. Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. by Morgan Sims.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Want To Get In The Game? You’ll Need A Coach.
    Part of the method in my book is how to get lots of media exposure and how to be a great guest. Of course I didn’t need anyone’s help with media for “ Celebritize Yourself “! When I set out to develop my media message for “ Celebritize Yourself “, I found it a much bigger challenge than I’d expected.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Thinglink Partners With SoundCloud
    The technology is in use by Finnish media companies such as Nelonen and Aller Media. Thinglink today announced that they have partnered with the Berlin based SoundCloud to enable embedding of sound files to images. Thinglink has grown its clientele over previous months and hired new people on board.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] Signal to Noise - How to Cut Through the Clutter
    Online media blog DigiDay mused that SXSW has gotten so noisy that no one can stand out any more.  We are living in the "NewCo Era", where the combination of the plummeting in the cost to experiment and the explosion of entrepreneurship and disrupting technologies is causing a proliferation of new companies to be formed. Be a contrarian.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] A Whole New Way to Measure Social Engagement
    When Facebook unveiled a new suite of analytics tools last October, one of the biggest pieces of news was a number labeled Talking About This, which showed up on brands' pages right under the number of total Likes, where anybody could see it. A lot of social-media-expert head scratching ensued. There are Friends, and there are Friends. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] 4 Myths of Finding the Perfect Mentor
    Thanks to email and social media, we can now more easily connect with a mentor and do so without taking too much of his or her time. We couldn't have started our company without a great roster of mentors. We didn't even know it, but we were breaking all the rules. You should, too!) We have an amazing roster of mentors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Media] 8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013
    Plus, the fund that’s rapidly becoming the most famous for this model actually seems to be doing full service most effectively for itself--with a record of major media hits--and overpaying for its investments. 5. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Media] The Art of Spreading a Great Idea
    The following can be applied to a variety of media, but unless you already have a reasonable profile it makes sense to start online: greater access to decision-makers, a broad spectrum of outlets and opportunities to choose from, and most articles last forever and generate a SEO boost. Got great ideas? Here's how. other than their own.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] How I Built the Netflix of Construction Equipment
    Social media was really on the rise and I saw things such as Yelp and Open Table coming to the forefront. How Nabil Kassam rethought heavy equipment sales -- online. Nabil Kassam founded Noble Iron, a company that rents and sells heavy equipment for the construction industry, in 2008. The following is an edited version of our conversation.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] London's Tech City A Second Base For Local Startups
    As Kiosked works in at the intersection of so many industries, such as international brands, advertisers, media, and e-commerce, London provides a hub of nearly every kind of industry. On top of that, the media industry is huge in London, so it''s a great place to make connections to the press. Tickets can be found here !
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Sixteen :: 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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] [Infographic] 10 Hot Job Titles That Barely Existed Five Years Ago
    Think about the iOS developer, the big data architect, the UX/UI designer, social media intern or even the zumba instructor – these are incredibly popular jobs today seeing explosive growth that just five years back saw a bare handful of people with such job titles. Think about that when you’re considering your next career move.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Media] Why is it hard to get support for your first startup?
    You may get backlash on social media and you goof up big time by the way you handle those issues. In general, startups are super hard. As you are struggling through things, experts around you have a field day of pointing all the gaps that exist in your thinking, execution and support structure. You may not be able to raise capital on time. 5.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Media] Too Many Leaders Still Rely on Their ‘Golden Gut’
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. just finished reading a new book by Thomas H.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Media] Enterprise Wizardry For Small Companies: Welcome To Oz
    As a serial entrepreneur, he has a background in Fortune 500 sales, marketing, and corporate training, digital publishing and media. By Daniel DiGriz, CEO of MadPipe. One day, we all look up and realize our businesses aren’t in Kansas anymore. In the past, we viewed company processes as static, because the economy was steady.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Are Online Ads Getting Too Expensive?
    As a recent survey shows, many small businesses market on social media without paying , primarily using Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. A recent report suggests the days of cheap online advertising are dwindling. But a look at the numbers reveals a more complicated picture. Are the days of cheap online advertising dwindling? Time to panic?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] A Different Kind of Valley for Tech Start-ups
    Bozeman is home to social media e-learning platform Wisetail , CRM software provider RightNow Technologies (which Oracle just acquired for $1.5 For a number of tech start-ups, its the Gallatin Valley--not the Silicon Valley--that offers the best environment for growth. For one thing, he really likes where he lives.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Google recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites
    Google recommends responsive web design with CSS media queries for smartphone-optimized websites. Google will download your page CSS and evaluate viewport width ranges specified as media queries. Google updated its webmaster recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites. Responsive web design. Content negotiation by User-Agent.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Startup Outlook from Silicon Valley Bank
    On Friday Silicon Valley Bank released a survey of 375 executives at startup technology companies in the 4 core venture capital investment sectors – Software/Internet, Hardware, Life Science, and Cleantech. Here is what they found: Tech. Execs. Are Bullish. And listen up Washington - 83 percent of them plan to hire in the coming year. Hooray!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
    [Media] The Surprising Side of Mark Cuban You Never See
    didn''t say so but I knew that would never happen: Cuban''s time was tightly scheduled, plus local and national media were angling for time. Here''s what you didn''t see--or read about--from his appearance at GrowCo. Mark Cuban does an interview with Inc. President Eric Schurenberg during the GrowCo conference. Maybe you''ve heard about it.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] Getting Noticed Online: What You Need To Know
    It could also mean having social media accounts and getting these managed and linked to your core website. It’s the perennial problem of the startup. How on Earth do you get yourself noticed? More and more, the space in which you need to speak up is moving online. But how to go about getting noticed online is a tricky business.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] Keep Your Content Strategy Organized with These 6 Tools
    Hootsuite. I go back and forth between Hootsuite and Buffer for social media sharing. CoSchedule is a simple scheduling calendar that allows you to input all of your content (social media, blog posts, email blasts, etc.) In fact, it usually is.”. Today we’re going to simplify. BuzzSumo. Trello. CoSchedule. There’s no wrong answer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Be a Rule Breaker
    Today, the Internet and social media make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the word out about their businesses, but it also makes it much easier for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people to catch wind of your idea and rip it off. But the lessons other small business owners can learn from her are still powerful and important. By Us.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] The Perception Of Conflict Is Conflict
    We made five or six social media investments. VC is a service business like law firms and ad agencies. Our customers are the entrepreneurs we back. Our shareholders are our limited partners. When we do a good job of helping our customers create value, our shareholders benefit. The same is mostly true of entrepreneurs and VCs.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
    [Media] Time for a Better Future #prodmgmt #job
    Product Manager, Partner Solutions @ Major League Baseball Advanced Media (NYC) Keywords: Connected Devices, OTT, Video [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Check out this week’s newest, below….
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Check out the latest opportunities in Product Management
    Senior Manager Digital Media @ NBA (National Basketball Association) (NYC) Keywords: analytics, digital, direct to consumer, international, product [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Sometimes you gotta build the sidewalk from scratch and sometimes you just follow the tracks
    love this example and I think it applies well to social media, mobile and innovation at large. One of the great things about Engauge is that we/I continue to hire people a lot smarter than me. I’ve always subscribed to that model. Why hire people that aren’t better/smarter/faster/badasser than you? Badasser is a word. Out loud.
  • 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 ?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] What 6 Studies Say About The Best Time To Publish A Blog Post
    BuzzSumo analyzed over 500 million posts collected from over three million Facebook pages and discovered some truly interesting things about the best time and days to share content on the social media network. Timing is everything. There are many instances in life where timing can be responsible for the success or failure of an action.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Media] Behavioral Economics in Product Management
    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 , Jeff Otto, lead a conversation around “Behavioral Economics”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Your Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business
    Social media, email newsletters, donations to charities, and business cards are a good place to start, or learn how to get your existing customers to do your marketing for you. . Thinking about starting a business from your home? Plenty of well-known businesses have started with simple home-based roots. Working from home can be distracting.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] 10 Tips For Starting A New Business On A Budget
    Embrace Social Media. Therefore, before you pay a lot of money toward marketing or advertising efforts, test the waters with free social media platforms. by Thomas Ford, Marketing Director of www.123Print.com. Put on hold your dreams of a fancy office or other physical space. Delay Hiring Employees. Create Your Own Website.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] 114 Entrepreneurs On 1 Train For 8 Hours Pitching Ideas
    The destination was Dealmaker Media's GROW 2012 conference , a summit of startup rock stars and wannabe-rock stars raring to pitch, invest and innovate their hearts out in Vancouver. Think an elevator pitch is hard ? Try selling your vision with a beer in each hand, balancing in the aisle of a train barreling north at 80 mph. Conferences
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] Is Twitter Really Any Good for Brand Advertisers?
    For instance, TV – or any mass media for that matter – has proven to be an effective tool for driving awareness for years, thus the reason that Super Bowl ads that are known to effectively do this with a very large audience. Note: This is a guest blog post by David Knox. As LinkedIn , Zynga , Groupon and other Web 2.0 billion valuation. 
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Media] Are Your Words Killing Your Brand?
    It’s for writing website copy, social media posts, blog articles or any other type of content you produce. Are Your Words Killing Your Brand? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: BigStock. ” And as a verb: “to give a product a distinctive identity.”
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [Media] The Hybe Was Strong
    Running a media company is tough. Unfortunately it now seems that at the very least the media-startup will have to make some difficult decisions. They still have a chance to find a global partner, go fully online or perhaps focus on the online media business. Running one in the niche startup space is even tougher.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Following the VC Money
    WhoGotFunded.com publishes a database of funding deals, culling investment information from more than two million online sources, including media sites, blogs, Twitter, and the Securities and Exchange Commission's website. A new website shines a light on the companies landing venture capital deals. In the first quarter of 2012, U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] 10 Time-Saving Apps for Moms
    Ruckus Reader was created by Ruckus Media Group Founder and CEO Rick Richter, a father and the former president and publisher of Simon & Schuster's children's division. Manilla is backed by the giant media company Hearst Corporation. Give yourself a gift this Mother's Day: more time. These tools can help. Tango Card is free to use.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
    [Media] 10 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Ecommerce Sites
    Social coupon Reward your customers with discounts if they share your products on social media. Starting an online store has never been easier. Any standard WordPress site can be turned into a professional eCommerce store by simply installing a few plugins and adding products to them. The real problem is that you are spoilt for choice.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] The What-Not-to-Bring on Vacation Checklist
    week before your trip, disable all of your push notifications and delete all social media apps from your phone (don''t worry--you can reinstall them). Want to go off the grid without having a panic attack? Here are a few steps to follow when preparing to go on a (virtually) mobile-free vacation. It''s time for a little summer R&R.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] One Message, One Voice, One Way To Win
    Media today is everything that gets in the way of communication. The media may not know much but they do know the real thing when they see it. It Really Does Work, Especially for MSM Most mainstream media (MSM) outlets don''t know anything other than what you tell them. To cut through the clutter, grab the mic. One message.
  • DEIMAR  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] Time Management Tips | Deimar ~ Business Tips and Strategies for.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Apr 17, 2012. Time Management Tips. by Deimar Gutierrez. 17.4.12. Pin It. Our time is not something over which we have absolute control; it is not recyclable and is limited.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley
    VCs are dying to invest in women & minorities just so they don't have conversations like this” Arrington then “blocked” and “unfollowed” me on Twitter--the ultimate social media insult. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to U.S. could never understand why. he always plays the victim card.”
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Amsterdam’s Rockstart Accelerator Sees Good First Year, Announces 2nd Edition
    Amsterdam-based startup accelerator Rockstart last year launched a program to find and support ten teams of startup founders in Europe. It recently announced the results of its incubator program – and the results look promising. ” Applications for the second year of the Rockstart Accelerator program are open now through January 20, 2013.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Media] Create Your Own Live Internet Radio Show With Spreaker
    Are you an aspiring DJ? Or perhaps you harbor dreams of being the next Rush Limbaugh ? Like what YouTube does for video, and Twitter does for text, Spreaker does for audio. Mobile apps available for iPhone, iPod and iPad (support for Android and other platforms are in the works) even takes your broadcasts mobile.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] The Business Insider Interview
    In New York, because of the media industry, the real estate industry and Wall Street, there are a lot of families with large capital bases. Flickr/NYC Media Lab. A few weeks ago Alyson Shontell came into USV to talk to me. She wanted to talk on background about the NYC tech sector. She recorded our talk which lasted about an hour.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Forget what you know: There’s no right way to start up
    Then Ben [one of the mobile engineers on the team] suggested a concept around sticking pieces of media to friends and people in the real world. Ryan Hoover  is the co-creator of  Product Hunt  and EIR at  Tradecraft. Visit his blog  to read more about startups and product design. Twitter is confusing. It wasn’t clear what [Twitter] was.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Media] Free Android Images
    Feel free to use with attribution to blogtrepreneur.com/media-android The post Free Android Images appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. This page features free android images for journalists and bloggers. Images
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Start-UP is a new reality TV show for Asian startups, with a jackpot of $1.6m in seed funding
    In June this year, it  launched a strategic investment vehicle targeted at startups particularly in the digital media space. The Asia is getting another startup reality TV show after Angel’s Gate , only this time round it will be more of a documentary-style TV series for startups in the region. million). Apply to Start-UP.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Challenge The Gartner Hype Cycle
    While, in the field of social media, social monitoring and activity streams as well as shopping communities, have moved into the Peak of Inflated Expectations. The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc. back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. Peak of inflated expectations. Marty Zwilling.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Media] 10 Reasons Why Capital Shouldn't Make Or Break Your Startup
    Print advertising is expensive, but social media is free. By John Williams Fast Company magazine recently reported that PayPal founder Paul Thiel is giving away $100,000 to twenty-four young men and women to finance startup businesses. The caveat is that these young entrepreneurs have to drop out of college to do it. The rest can come later.
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