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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways to Give Back
    Offer to serve as a contact or source for local media seeking quotes or background information. Success isn't just a reward; it's a responsibility. Celebrity chef Eric Ripert shares six ways any business can make a difference by giving back. To a remarkable entrepreneur , success is not only a reward—it's a responsibility. Teach.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Succeed in 2013
    That means high quality relevant content, a user-friendly interface, and an integrated search and social media effort. We asked some of the brightest entrepreneurs we know what it's going to take to make money next year. Read on to find out which advice you ought to steal. It just means 'not right now.' Pair them up. You need a strong ego.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Media] Making a Cold Call? Do These 4 Things First
    Use LinkedIn, other social media, search engines, and you own business experience to build a profile. Cold calling is hard enough when you're calling "out of the blue." Here's how to lay the groundwork in advance. Cold calling is difficult, especially when you're calling "out of the blue." Sometimes you don't have that luxury, however.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
    [Media] 7 Reasons to Start a Blog Before Shipping a Product
    Since a startup by definition is not a recognized brand, you are the brand, based on the social media culture of today. With the an estimated 150,000 new websites and 7.3 The biggest excuse most startup founders mention is too much to do building a product, mapping strategy, investors, etc. Find potential partners. Populate your team.
  • 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.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 6 reasons to consider adding Live Chat support to your business
    Brian Honigman  is a marketing consultant, a  freelance writer  and a social media enthusiast. This The main reason above all, is that live chat offers convenience for customers right from your website without them having to leave looking for assistance on the phone, email or social media. Real-time convenience to customers.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009
    [Media] Social Networking and Business Value
    Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Corporations increasingly see social media as a key PR, communications and marketing medium.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Media] 5 Steps to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy
    Start with a new understanding of the real customer need, their search process in finding you (referral, website, social media), and most desired payment model, like one-time payment versus subscription, or lease versus purchase. But the reality is that sellers are no longer in charge of the customer buying process. Marty Zwilling.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Media] How to Promote Your Blog With These Top 10 Strategies?
    Sharing Content on Social Media If you have a rather new blog and have not many followers, then sharing your blog post once on Facebook , Twitter or Google Plus may not yield a great result. How to promote blog with social media? With word of mouth, your brand and blog could be spreading like fire in social media. #10.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] Scoopshot Adds Video Support To Its News Photo Service
    It what seems like a natural move for today's increasingly digital media, Helsinki-based Scoopshot has launched video support to its news photo crowdsourcing service. The company will start offering video to its media customers sometime this month. Scoopshot boasts 65,000 photographers in 159 countries, as well as 45 media partners.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] A Better Way to Work Technology Into Your Business
    The new wave of digital technologies, especially mobile, social media, and the cloud, are evolving at rapid speeds, driven by empowered end-users at the edge of traditional corporations. Technology is moving fast, and so should your company. Here's how to systematically instill a tech-savvy culture.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] The Boston Surprise
    Even the media side has seen dramatic evolution. Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. When I came over 4 years ago , it was essentially as an act of belief in my partner Jeff and in myself. To be frank, I did not expect much. For that was the perception of the region from afar. Steampunk is back.
  • 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
  • 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  |  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.
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [Media] Email Marketing Tips for Improving Click Through Rates
    Including social media sharing options with your emails has been established as a powerful tip which could substantially boost the click-through rates. Finding the most effective methods to build a strong online presence and brand credibility in a world where competition is tougher with each new day is hard for all businesses. Works, right?
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Media] 10 Steps To Quality Website Content
    It supplies you with great content to share on social media! Once you post on your blog, make sure to notify your social media followers in case they want to read it! by Cassie Crudo, operations manager of HubRunner. Core Website Content. Here are five steps to narrowing down your core website content: Step 1: Identify Conversion Goal.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] 4 Secrets for Marketing on Pinterest
    Instead, Elizabeth Daniel New York (or "EDNY") made skillful use of social media in general and Pinterest in particular. Can't spend as much as you'd like to on marketing? Here's how one clothing company uses Pinterest to close the gap. Especially when your marketing budget can't match those of your better established competitors.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015
    [Media] The Future of Leadership in 2016
    Externally this may include a weekly newsletter to customers and subscribers, interim and annual reports detailing financial summaries, or a more personal touch – blog posts from senior leaders or social media updates which allow communication to be real-time and constant. 01 – Creative. Encouraging creative brainstorming in their teams.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Media] What If You Needed to Fire Yourself?
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed This whole social media thing for small business can be. What If You Needed to Fire Yourself? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I had an interesting conversation with one of the most dynamic free agent entrepreneurs I know.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Media] Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore
    This dynamic has been reported thousands of times so I don’t need to go through it again, but we don’t have to look back very far to hear the drum beat from the media, LPs, and everyone else about how “VC is dead.” There are so many things wrong in the article I felt compelled to write about it. Huh, what?
  • 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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Media] 25 Successful Copywriting Experts You Should Know
    Six Super Easy Ways to Create an “Information Rich” Website Gloria Rand Gloria is in internationally recognized expert in SEO Copywriting and Social Media Marketing. Looking for some copywriting tips or wanting to hire someone who can write a persuasive message for your audience so that they can convert? Staring at a Blank Page?
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 75th Session Spotlights The Midwest
    Jobseekers, therefore, need help cleaning up their social media profiles so that objectionable material does not find its way to these background check scenarios, disrupting their chances of getting hired. The discussion today was around Social Media financing and go-to-market strategy. Sponsor. Spikeball. like these two strategies.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
    [Media] Google is Flexing Its Search Muscle. Why Shouldn't It?
    Obviously, both the social media and search services come from Google, or the 800-pound gorilla as it's called by SEO professionals. If you're questioning the unfairness of Google+ activity affecting rankings of Google you shouldn't be surprised. It's not the first time. Google, the search giant. What's your opinion?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: For Great Service, Speed Counts
    Email, phone, social media, and chat are the most common methods of contact; our surveys show that the vast majority of our users prefer to contact us by email, but many still like the phone and more and more contact us via Twitter ,  Facebook , and Google+ to request help. Contact methods. Support cycles. Capacity planning.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Small business and startups: great reads from the business press
    American Public Media: Marketplace. American Public Media: Marketplace. I have been spending some time recently with the online business press. Lots of great articles and information out there, so I thought it was time for another edition of the Business Press roundup! Small business news. NY Times. Entrepreneur.com. Forbes. NY Times.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
    [Media] How To Conduct A Quality Podcast Interview In 7 Steps
    Naturally I asked him how this happened and he said the story behind his business (Virtual Dating Assistants) was picked up by various media outlets, including television coverage in the USA. Six months after starting this blog back in 2005 I purchased what at the time was a cutting edge MP3 player, called an iRiver. Here we go… 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Media] Power of Financial Transparency With Employees
    In fact, the company spent more money building out new research about social media and television convergence and holding a virtual conference. Make sure your staff understands how money flows through your company. You'll improve the bottom line. have also had employees try to expense everything from dental floss to mascara.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
    [Media] How To Be A Dog Of A Leader… In A Good Way
    by Dr. Warren Harmer, author of “ Business Planning for Small Business “ Outrageously bad employee behaviour makes for great stories in the media. The old adage of ‘ one bad apple makes the whole bunch go bad’ really does apply when it comes to culture. Great employees often leave bad teams. Enter bad apple. What’s on the nose?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Media] 3 Crucial Elements Every Successful Website Must Contain
    Not only will that let customers know more information about your products or services, but it will also give you links that can be posted to social media sites. Are you looking to start a new business in 2015? Then you must consider building a website and trading online. However, many new entrepreneurs get things wrong. Others web design
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Overcoming The Kiddo Factor
    She is also the founder of the Chicago Literati Networking Event and frequently speaks on the topics of branding, social media, and networking. By Dana Kaye, owner of Kaye Publicity. I’m used to being the youngest person in the room. The first step in gaining the confidence of others is having confidence in yourself.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Media] At Work, Do You Make Things Happen Or Just Fill Time?
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! How often do you spend hours answering email and think you’ve actually accomplished something?  have 5 suggestions to help you quit your wasting time to boost your productivity.  THEN, check your email. 
  • BRANDANEW  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways In Which Brands Can Create Remarkable Content
    Your content may be awe-inspiring, out of the box or use the latest media but it will not impress if you are not rooted in strong values. Organic content is very good for your online health and certainly adds longevity to your brand presence. This kind of evergreen content is usually that which is inspired. Don’t tell. Original. 2. Voilà!
  • MEDIA VC  |  SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
    [Media] The "Fog of Uncertainty"
      On July 9th, The   Wall Street Journal highlighted this ambivalence as these sentiments were conveyed at the recent Allen & Company media mogul conclave in Sun Valley. Tags: Current Affairs Media Technology Venture Capital Venture Pinball Web/Tech entrepreneur funding investor start up vc It also might get worse.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Media] Sales Myths - Selling's Easy and My Product's So Good It Sells Itself
    Get their input before you develop a major marketing campaign, even social media. At the end of the day, sales are what makes or breaks a small business. Yet many entrepreneurs, especially those who are the product gurus in their company, never fully grasp either their importance or the process that drives them. First, let's dispel the myths.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] For Nicholas Negroponte, the Future of Tech Is Ingestible (No Joke)
    At TED 2014, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte discussed the past 30 years as well as the next. Negroponte delivered his 18-minute talk , a TED standard, before an audience of about 1,200. He touched on what has happened in the world of computer science since he first presented at TED''s inaugural meeting in 1984.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening
    Related Posts: 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle As a Selling Skill Listening Is Overrated How to Be Present for Your Business If you want to see…listen The Single Most Powerful Use of Social Media for Small Business. 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Or, perhaps more accurately, redevelop.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] Your Next Hire: Foreign, Web Savvy, Hungry for Challenge
    Social media, combined with the explosive growth of online education, has created a real opportunity. The next generation of entrepreneurs literally have the world at their fingertips. Here''s why you want to employ them. Finally, I took a 16-month tour to find out. Take a young man I met in Senegal launching an online payment system.
  • 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.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Social Media Connects Us to Friends – Not Prospects – Kern Lewis – Marketing Nuts and Bolts – Forbes. tags: blog media. The American Spectator : America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution. tags: blog. Leveraging Infographics to Improve Your SEO Rankings | 3dcart Shopping Cart Software Blog.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startup Riot 2011 Live Blogging 2nd Session
    Digify Media Real-time mobile only news application for vertical markets. Think WSJ iPhone app for more niche media. Well after a yummy lunch at the Yumbii truck and a lot of good networking and Sanjay story telling we are back for the 2nd hour of pitches. Dealy Deal of the day software. Dealy It's an interesting app called TrendOY!
  • 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.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Media] Adapting to the Great Reset
    The final stage – when the change in psychology fully reveals itself in the popular tech media – always arrives more violently than the trends at its core justify. You would have to be hiding under a rock to have missed the shift in private tech investor sentiment that has become apparent over the past several weeks. Spend less.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [Media] Why Hormonal Balance is Highly Important for Human Health
    Add Media The post Why Hormonal Balance is Highly Important for Human Health appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. What Are Hormones? How Do They Work? Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers. They travel around through the body via the bloodstream to impart their unique signals on their targeted receptors. Health
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.
    Our investments focus heavily on the financial services industry, digital media, mobile applications & infrastructure, SaaS / Cloud and retail innovation. The tech market is filled with many stories of early-stage funding. It’s even more exciting when you can report an exit of a company that is a major win. Solving bigger problems.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
    [Media] How to use PR Firms at Startups
    And you need somebody who is committed to keeping up your presence in blogs, social media and other online forums. One of the most frequent questions entrepreneurs ask about when they raise a little bit of money or are getting close to launching their first product is whether they should hire a PR firm. Their competitors took it seriously.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Media] How Virgin Atlantic's Marketing Nails It
    • A Virgin crew took to social media and found a customer at work who was having a grey, rainy day. Virgin Atlantic is a small airline with a big personality. This is how it lures customers from the big guys. I''m on a new customer experience journey at my online marketing company VerticalResponse. Maybe they''re the No.
  • 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, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Media] Dear Customers, Sandy Hit. Now What?
    These efforts are, of course, greatly amplified in the always-on era of social media. Perez, CEO of Highbrid Media, a minority marketing consultancy based in New York. It also encourages customers to keep track on the company blog, intelligently making use of social media for updates. Be careful. Stay safe.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] The Attention Gatekeepers
    For example, Demand Media took a huge hit  after Google’s search engine updates lowered rankings for low-quality content.  ( DMD is down 80%). I’m seeing interesting cases where Facebook, Google or other gorillas content presentation tweaks, and then some other company’s business is directly impacted. Ramblings Software
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Media] Google Going All In on Mobile
    The tech media, and general media as well, is all a flutter about Google acquiring Motorola Mobility (note that this is one part of Motorola, the other being their Solutions group which is 2x the size of Mobility in terms of revenue). In the end, I like this acquisition for Google and now all attention shifts to Microsoft and RIM.
  • 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].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Lessons for Mid-Life Entrepreneurs
    They have the hard business skills, but they may not have a firm handle on emerging technologies and social media trends. Using Facebook, twitter and the like to drive your social life is one thing – using social media to drive your business is another entirely. Entrepreneurship doesn't have to be young person's game. ”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] Findery's Caterina Fake: Don't Chop Up Your Day [VIDEO]
    Caterina Fake answers questions about growing a business, excelling at social media and getting customers to spread the word for you
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
    [Media] A VC Puts On His Equity Crowdfunding Hat
    One way is with early adopters who will champion your startup on social media. By Tom Walker, CEO Rev1 Ventures. It’s been about three months since equity crowdfunding was opened up to all Americans. That suggests, potentially, more early stage capital for entrepreneurs. As a VC and angel investor, I believe deeply in entrepreneurs. Forms.
  • 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.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] Some evidence of the UKs growing stature as a centre for technology and entrepreneurialism
    The thriving art, fashion and media scenes make London an attractive place to live for many entrepreneurs and developers. It's Friday and I'm going to indulge myself in one of my favourite passtimes - talking up the success of London and the UK as centres for technology and entrepreneurs. Happy days. London
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] Swedish Neighbourhood Sports could undergo a Major Update through Sportswik
    Sportswik is what you could think of as an online sports media magazine that hosts coverage for all those who lack the attention from larger media providers. And on top of that they get the chance to have their own personal media channel. Value through visibility. Not to mention where’s the money to keep the cogs running?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] This Startup Just Published All Employee Salaries (and a Lot More)
    Probably not, but Buffer , the social media startup, does. I''ve written about how Buffer strives to be a transparent company before, but Joel Gascoigne''s recent blog post Introducing Open Salaries at Buffer takes what was mostly internal transparency to extremely public lengths. Salaries and how salaries are determined. Revenues.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Media] The Three Pillars Of A Winning Marketing Campaign
    This includes resources such as social media, blogging and adding links. You can do this by using different forms of social media or investing in viral marketing. Starting a business ? Any successful company owner will tell you that marketing is key here. Without marketing and promotion, your new business will be dead in the market.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] Innovative Ways To Attract Visitors To Your Exhibition Stand
    Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter are the perfect places to build a following of people and businesses who may be interested in your products or services. Posting on these social media sites about upcoming exhibitions is an effective way to notify potential visitors before they even go to the event. Use Technology.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
    [Media] Working to Walk: Designing my Walking Desk
    Plus, on an iPad, I would be wasting time on social media ( Flipboard works real well on an iPad to browse through Facebook and Twitter content while using the elliptical). It’s Sunday. Luckily my eyes allow me to do this for now. Hat tip to Jeff Clavier who has been doing the walking desk thing for a while now). Far from it. Design.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Media] 31 things I learned the hard way about growing a SaaS business. GBP from Duane ‘Startup’ Jackson, Kashflow
    This encourages social media posts about your service – “anyone got an invite code for Flinkywinks?”. Be a human on Twitter and other social media, not just a company. It’s called social media for a reason. A guest blog post – a quick read with 31 real life lessons learned building a SaaS business. Duane is different.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 17 Hiring Secrets for Entrepreneurs
    We asked Inc. readers to give us their best hiring advice. Here''s what they said. Last week, Inc. asked our Twitter and Facebook readers an important question. Here are the 17 most useful pieces of advice for anyone looking to hire: 1. Prepare for a job that doesn''t yet exist." - Sarah Cargill, Cargill Communications 2. Talent can only go so far.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Livefyre Snaps Up Storify
    That''s why on Monday the Livefyre founder and CEO acquired Storify , a service that allows anyone to curate social media conversations across Facebook, Twitter, and other mediums. Storify will be rolled into Livefyre''s StreamHub offering, which helps Livefyre''s media customers manage real-time conversations with readers.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] Seven Common Small Business Mistakes and How to Deal With Them
    Shop the competition, stalk their social media pages, and keep a radar on emerging businesses invading your territory. Keep in mind that more start up businesses fail than succeed, but those who follow this advice are more prepared to ward off unnecessary blunders than wind up in bankruptcy. growth model. Not Raising Enough Money. Price.
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Seed and Series A Technology Funding Report
    Average and Media Seed and Series A Deals. The average tech Seed deal has stayed consisted at $800K with the media at $50K as outlined in the graph below: The average tech Series A deal reaches $5.1M Tech Seed and Series A Medians and Averages Show Little Change. Juiced Series A  deals typically range between $8M and $15M.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Operation Email Purge
    Search on phrases like “media briefing” and “embargo” will result in thousands if you are on PR lists. I’ve been on a crusade against my gmail inbox and am happy to report deleting over 100k unread emails in just a month. Use it. Filters: Wow, where to start? Is:unread is a favorite. Search on sender. Block.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Amazon: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
    The more people that interact with you—through your site, social media, blog, salespeople, etc.—the You already know how to divide your audience into broad groups. Now it's time to create unique individual targeting. What do Pandora, Netflix, and Amazon all have in common? All three are world-class "segmenters." Brilliant. link].
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Media] The Problem is the Advertising, Not the Ad Blocker
    Media companies and publishers are mad. Like, really mad. Well, maybe more nervous than mad, but certainly angry enough to sound a lot like digital geriatrics shaking their fists at the ad blocking kids running up and down their site. Their agitation is understandable. They’re begging us to turn them off. And it’s not just in the US.
  • 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.”
  • MEDIA VC  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [Media] My Favorite Holiday Passtime
    Current Affairs Media Technology Television Venture Capital Web/Tech Weblogs bear stearns dance draw google kiss lehman technology zeitgeistAround this time every year, Google delivers a digital bon bon to anyone with a wisp of curiosity and a moment of spare time. Here resides my favorite section: the "How To" searches. 2006. 1 . Wiki. 3 .
  • MEDIA VC  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
    [Media] Purple Cows and Publishing Blues
    Tags: Books Current Affairs Media
  • 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."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Identify Client Pain Points
    Have you found a way to best link your potential marketing leads in social media into activity that leads to more business?” Are you a crocodile salesperson? Do you sell and tell? Here''s a better approach to identifying a sales prospect''s problems. But there was still a pain point. Just watch Mad Men and you''ll see what I mean.
  • 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  |  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.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
    That same year I formed The Cutler Group, a public relations agency that helps innovative technology companies achieve high-value media coverage. To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. In the beginning, the firm’s assets were limited to $200 in my bank account. Don’t get an office.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] Selling With Stories
    Now, some may suggest that social media sharing has opened the world up to a new level of personal storytelling and some might suggest that perhaps we are sharing “too much information”, but either way, the power of a relevant story to help educate, connect and yes, sell, is undeniable. It wasn’t always the case.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Media] Press Release Success in a Post-Panda World
    If they were reading this release, would they want to hit the “share” button, putting it out over social media? There’s no shortage of guides out there that will tell you how to format you press release or offer strategies on pushing out catchy headlines to catch the eyes of journalists. should know, I wrote a pretty good one myself. Yikes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] 4 Takeaways From the Iconic 'Got Milk?' Ad Campaign
    They were really astute in their media planning." It''s no accident the "Got Milk?" campaign lasted nearly 20 years. Here''s what every marketer needs to know about why it was so successful. To find out a bit more about why "Got Milk?" had the staying power it did, I spoke with San Diego State University marketing professor George Belch.
  • POSSIBLE INSIGHT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Seed Bubble Watch 1st Half 2012
    Given IA Ventures ‘ big raise noted in our last installment, we’ve got two NYC new media funds blowing up. Yes, it’s time for another edition of “Seed Bubble Watch”   The subtitle for this round is, “Still Waiting to Inflate.” Current spreadsheet is here. annual rate to a $7.4B
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] Net Neutrality Ruling a Blow to Web Startups
    In the absence of such rules, for example, a company like Time Warner could block its competitors'' websites, or charge its customers for premium service, privileging content from large media companies while squeezing out individual bloggers. A D.C. UPDATED at 3:40 p.m. In Verizon v. FCC , the U.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Media] [Infographic] Secrets To Creating A Viral Infographic
    by Justin Beegel, CEO of Infographic World and the author of “ Infographics For Dummies “ The evolution of technology and the rapidly changing landscape of social media has made life interesting and difficult for marketing and advertising executives. Here are five tips for creating an infographic that will go viral and global: 1.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startups can point to the future
    This morning I’ll be heading over to attend Startup Riot , a one-day conference in Atlanta (put on by my friend @sanjay and fellow Shotputter ) where 50 startups get three minutes each to pitch their business to hundreds of venture capitalists, angel investors, other entrepreneurs and the media. Start-ups Technology startup riot
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [Media] We Like Humans, But We LOVE Code (Machine Learning Case Study)
    If you don’t use media queries in your CSS… you might not have a great marketing design ( tweet ). The following is a guest post by Jonah Lopin (@jonahlopin) , founder at Crayon. Jonah is a HubSpot alumnus, and I''m an angel investor in the company. Here at Crayon , we love humans. But when it comes to solving problems, we prefer code.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] Keep Your Friends Close & Your Customers Closer
    Social media provides the opportunity to share aspects of your family and friends, which make you seem more approachable to your customers. Letting customer relationships stagnate is dangerous for your long-term health. Here are three ways to let your customers know you care. After all, relationships are the key to repeat business.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Win Every Sale with Visual Thinking
    This is easy if you are selling something like a bicycle but it's not always easy if we're selling a social media service, for instance, or a branding campaign. Is your product or service a coveted diamond or a chunk of coal? See the forest for the trees by following one author's inventive process. What does it look like? Keep it simple.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 'I Knew I Had a Great Idea When.'
    Adam Witty, founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group "I was in a diner in Oklahoma on a Saturday morning eating a hearty breakfast of eggs and ham. We kept growing by word of mouth, but it all changed when we had some media coverage and universities started to contact us asking to join. Seven entrepreneurs share their stories.
  • 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.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Media] Gameon Finance
    Media and entertainment companies looking for new opportunities. Tax credit experts, law firms with media practices and investment services. Investment analysts in the area of technology and entertainment/media. This January 20 and 21 in Toronto, the 4th annual Gameon Finance conference is taking place. Private equity investors.
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