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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
    [Media] Raising The Bar: What Are You Worth?
    Andrew Collins is the CEO of a multi-award winning social media and technology company Mailman. Andrew was featured as the Top Entrepreneur under 30 in Australia in 2008 and continues to grow a extensive network of online media assets. By Andrew Collins, founder & CEO of Mailman Group?. Personal Values (what is important to you).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
    [Media] 9 Common Reasons Why People Start a Business
    Being an early adapter to social media and being online has enabled me to stay involved in my industry, stay visible, and identify when to make changes with my products and services. I’ve been able to make great connections and I’ve caught a few fish with this strategy, but I am still fishing to catch that whale.”. Brown with Charles F.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] Hiring Hybrid: How To Use Old-Fashioned And Modern Tactics To Find Talent
    Jake Villarreal is the co-founder and president of Match Relevant , an IT-staffing entity that utilizes social media and innovative recruiting practices to deliver award-winning talent for funded tech startups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 organizations. by  Jake Villarreal,   co-founder and president of Match Relevant.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] KQED Forum + conference update + a chance to win tickets
    I've done a seemingly endless stream of TV, radio, podcasts, webinars, hangouts in the past year. And I've mostly refrained from posting about them here, but today I'm making an exception. Plus, I have very cool conference updates (our full conference program + more than 300 simulcast locations!) But I'd like you to make an exception on Wednesday.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Media] 6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them)
    Use social media, word of mouth, cold calling, direct mail, and other tried-and-true marketing techniques. According to Small Business Administration research , only half of new businesses survive for the first five years and only one-third of new businesses are able to survive for 10 years. Six Reasons Businesses Fail: . 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Jive Software Moves Ahead With IPO
    On Wednesday, Salesforce.com launched software that helps companies create online marketing campaigns, and helps them analyze and act on conversations happening on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. The social networking software company--a perennial on the Inc. 5000--is seeking to raise as much as $117 million. It will sell 8.33
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] From the Ukraine with Love
    While the media focuses on various distractions - debt crises, currency swings, the price of gold, deficit super-committees - that passes as business news these days, Vladimir is just laser focused on profiting from the new world of opportunity exploding all around him. Does Vladimir have his challenges? Of course. Or one in Shanghai. Or Rio.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
    [Media] Moxtra Organizes Your Digital Content In One Mobile Binder
    Another key feature of Moxtra Binder, called the Moxtra Note , even allows you to create a multi-media presentation using annotations and voice-overs to personalize pages in the binder. But hope may be at hand – at least for iOS users. Content is automatically arranged and displayed.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] When to Share Company Secrets
    Start with developing a friendlier, more accessible, and less corporate-feeling blog or customer conversations on social media channels. There's one simple way to make your customers trust you: be open and honest with them from the start. —when buying a home, which is arguably the most important purchase of their lives?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] What Google Looks Like Without Link Data
    However, the 1990''s version of the Internet didn''t host the plethora of social media platforms, news aggregators and other websites that generate their own unique digital signals (such as a ''share'' or a ''like'') that may also provide signals of authority. Spoiler alert - it''s ugly! and it''s ugly.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Have the Best Trade Show Schwag
    Several people at my company brought back fun items from Dreamforce that gave us a good laugh, like a stuffed monkey that made a screeching noise when you throw it (fun for five seconds), and plastic eyeglasses with blinky lights (apparently a lot of people were wearing them and posting pics to social media). Is it useful? Instant buzz! 3.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Dumbest CEO Remarks of All Time
    union of traditional media with the World Wide Web! The accidental corner office utterances that will live in infamy forever. By Geoffrey James Every leader has a bad day once in a while, but these CEOs came up with one-liners that epitomized everything that was wrong with their leadership. Al Dunlap: "You''re not in business to be liked.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Media] 8 Predictions for Private Companies in 2013
    Twitter, the latest social media darling, will approach the public markets in 2013. Twitter will file to go public, Foursquare will fail, and other entrepreneur events that will unfold in the year ahead. This was epitomized by Facebook 's tremendous IPO flop, which soured investor interest in consumer tech companies for the rest of 2012.
  • WWW.THEVERGE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Media] After Facebook's IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth
    © 2012 Vox Media, Inc. Login. Report. After Facebooks IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth. By Ben Popper 06.19.2012. The mood was upbeat, but shadowed by recent events, calling to mind that famous Charles Dickens line about the best and worst of times. These firms are underwater on their valuations.". Comments. jptech.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] A VC’s take on the Season 5 premier of Sharktank
    The founders did a terrible job of explaining what the product did and how it was differentiated, constantly falling back on calling it “social media” as though that would explain everything. So here goes! You can watch it here for a couple of weeks if you didn’t see it last night). POSTCARDS ON THE RUN. ROLODOC. SWEETBALLZ.
  • 47 HATS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] Startup/MicroISV Digest for 12/14/2010
    Community News: Erin Lang at the  Belgrave Trust has a suggestion for strategizing in 2011: get a whiteboard. In fact, get a carbon neutral whiteboard. Belgrave Belgrave is a two-year-old startup that sells carbon offsets as a subscription service to allow individuals to live carbon neutral. Need to lawyer up your startup?  Good post!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [Media] Digital Franchises: New Spin on an Old Business Model
    Make sure you really spend the time and money on technology and integrated applications that bring together your email marketing, your CRM tool, your social media and so on," he says. Brick-and-mortar businesses using franchising to scale. Why shouldn't websites? The founder of OrderUp explains how it's done. What's a digital franchise?
  • SVPG  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
    [Media] Product Marketing Contribution
    Product communications/PR/social media (what can we say that will make others do the talking about us?). The Product Marketing Contribution. Jane is supporting the launch of Product X, a new release her company is really excited about. She is on the marketing team. Jane takes lots of notes and asks John to review what she sends him. robot.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Tools to help you proofread emails (so you never have to scramble to hit unsend)
    But with extra features—links, attachments, video, social media follow buttons—the opportunity for mistakes also becomes greater. You can feel the temperature in your face start to rise. Maybe you were distracted, rushed, or typed the message on the walk to your car – but somehow, you’d messed up. The first email was sent in 1971.
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] The Golden Age of Internet Marketing?
    But that's also a laziness left over from traditional media channels and an evolution that is fast happening. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Nov 27, 2011. The Golden Age of Internet Marketing? Let the products sell themselves. f**k advertising, commercial psychology. at 11:39 AM.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Convert Customer Loyalty Into Cash
    Businesses with strong customer service programs can benefit from positive word-of-mouth, advocacy on social media sites and other advantages. You've worked hard to build your company's reputation in the local community. Convert that goodwill to real value as you prepare to sell your business. But undervaluation can be just as problematic.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] ZLango Becomes Lango, Revisualizes Mobile Messaging
    Available for both iOS and Android devices, users can easily enhance words and phrases with images – depicting emotion, humor and self-expression – in both texting and social media updates. The proliferation of mobile messaging applications has pretty much taken the world by storm.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Media] What’s One Thing Startups Can Teach Big Companies?
    Embrace social media, and you’ll find that superior results are delivered for much less money. -  Andrew Schrage ,  Money Crashers Personal Finance. 7. The following answers are provided by The  Young Entrepreneur Council  (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs.
  • BABBLING VC  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Media] Yelling the Loudest is Different than Having Something to Say
    This had me thinking about where we have come in terms of media and information distribution. You no longer can do much simply being rational and posting well thought out stories on your blog or media website. So, one of the first posts to indirectly come out of my request for ideas is ready to go today. There's simply too much noise!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Media] 12 Business Books I Can’t Wait to Read This Year
    From the description: “‘The Monopolists’ reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man’s lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game’s questionable origins.”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Sellfy Raises Seed Funding, Announces Affiliate Program
    Sellfy has produced an e-commerce platform aimed at digital goods on social media, allowing anyone to easily sell their digital wares by just sending or sharing a link. The size and details of the funding round were not disclosed. This allows them to earn commissions or discounts on your products in exchange.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
    [Media] How Your Business Can Avoid Extinction
    As a result Facebook has expanded well beyond its dorm-room roots to become a global social media platform. Businesses can learn from the evolutionary prowess of penguins and Facebook. The 2005 film " The March of the Penguins " chronicled the survival challenges faced by emperor penguins. There are two key elements of this learning model: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] How Michael Dell Could Reinvent His Company
    Part of Dell''s plan was linked to beefing up its social media wing, which monitors the social Web for complaints and reacts accordingly. According to an April 2013 report by Dell''s director of social media, support analysts respond to about 3,000 posts per week--in 11 languages. Acquire, invest, and adapt. Here''s how.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [Media] WayTooEarly: NYC is a great place for deals
    All in all, it’s clear that New York City is a vibrant place for startups, not only in the media and advertising technology areas, but also in the more technical side. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. TrackBack.
  • CLOUD MARKETING LAB BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Media] Marketing Your Startup with Neil Patel
    2.Many social media experts say that in order to succeed in business today, you need to produce great content.  Neil Patel is the founder of Crazyegg and Kissmetrics , marketing analytics firms that helps small businesses increase customer conversions.  would do the following things: A. Create a product or service that solves a pain.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Guy Kawasaki’s Finishing School for Entrepreneurs!
    This also makes him the perfect guide to introduce you to ways to achieve your enchantment using the latest online and social media technology. According to Wikipedia , finishing school originally referred to “ a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities.&# Image versus reality. Importance of balance.
  • 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!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why Effective Marketing Makes Your Business More.
    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.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Jonah Lehrer’s public demise
    Many journalists and readers are incensed, since they feel that Lehrer’s transgressions tarnish everyone’s trust in the media. photo source: CBS News. From his statement: “Three weeks ago, I received an email from journalist Michael Moynihan asking about Bob Dylan quotes in my book IMAGINE. The lies are over now. Jonah Lehrer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] And You Thought Your Company Had an Open Office
    Building up a vibrant social media rapport with customers is nice, but what better way to build a relationship with customers than to have them right there, in your office? Should your office be more like a coffee shop? For all the hubbub that has swept the business world in the last decade, what does an open office plan really translate to?
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Ride of Spring
    Social Media. (11). Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Ride of Spring. As a Venture Cyclist I do feel I need to include a few posts about my riding. Today was my friendly riding group’s first ride of the season – a rite of spring. Email This BlogThis!
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Tips for Reducing Refunds
    Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged to offer and exchange value between you and your customer, too. 5. How often does your business have an opportunity to increase bottom-line profitability, improve customer retention, and generate positive word-of-mouth with a zero-dollar investment in marketing or advertising?
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] Houston StartupDigest | Monday October 9th, 2013 Edition
    Apply online:  [link]  for your chance to win big prizes and gain real media attention for your startup! HoustonSD Archives. September 23, 2013. Subscribe to the Houston StartupDigest. Happy Monday! You can RSVP here: [link]. You can RSVP here:  [link]. On Thursday , be sure to check out the Houston Lean Startup Circle. RSVP here: [link].
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Fund Raising is a Necessary Evil, A Rite of Passage - 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. It is.
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] Nobody Wants to Invest in an Ugly Startup - 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!
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
    [Media] Where Are They Now: Mixwit
    From what I gather, Cloudskipper is a mobile app that pulls media into a single interface from websites such as Hulu and Soundcloud and from your local device. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. So where are they now? Enjoyed this?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] 6 Things Not To Say When Pitching To Investors
    Daniela Baker is a small business blogger and social media advocate at CreditDonkey.com, a website where small business owners can compare business credit card deals. by Daniela Baker. With the ongoing credit crunch, especially for small businesses, angel investors may well be your best hope of getting your startup off the ground.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways To Save Money When Starting A Small Business
    When you first launch, skip the expensive marketing strategies and focus on what’s free – namely, social media marketing. by David Bakke. Fortunately, there are ways to save on startup costs when launching your venture, and it’s in your best interests to investigate them. Buy Used. Trade Your Services. Market for Free.
  • DAVID SILVERMAN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] Did Your Email Get Lost in Translation?
    also see you did most right things by connecting your site to LinkedIn, Twitter, and many other important social media sites. I've written before about how the "cold call" email can leave the recipient feeling, well, cold. Below is a guest post from Nadia Nassif on the topic from the international perspective. Hi, Nadia. Best regards, Sridar.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] What If How You Sold Was as Important as What You Sold?
    If You Liked This Post. : 7 Obligations of the New Sales Manager Reboot Your Business and Your Life 3 Potent Ways to Use Social Media in Sales The 7 Essential Practices of the New Sales Professional The 6 Disciplines of the New Sales Professional. photo credit: dragonanswers via photopin cc. Two recent books hit this theme pretty hard.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2008
    [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #13: Measure Macro AND Micro Conversions.
    Social Media Metrics / Blog Success: Social media sites are tricky because many traditional analytics tools and mindset fail at identify first what to measure and then at data capture. We love our conversion rates. :) Really really. Part of me is glad because my book and the Trinity strategy and the Web Analytics 2.0 " ).
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Media] Leaving iPhone for Android
    particularly like the microSD card approach because it makes moving photos and media from Adobe Lightroom, my preferred solution, into the device an easy process. This week I picked up an HTC Evo to replace my trusty iPhone 3G. My reason for doing this is twofold, featuring a technical and a philosophical reason.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] Twingly Acquires Bloggportalen.se From Aftonbladet
    Twingly also provides Twingly Blogstream, which has seen over 40 Twingly Partners sign up to use their Blogstream Widget, which is designed for easy integration into “traditional” media publishing systems. In December Twingly announced it has acquired Bloggportalen.se The redesigned Bloggportalen.se
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Look for a Small Town
    There were local serial entrepreneurs, community leaders, political dignitaries, and representatives from nearly every media outlet. It’s easy to see the benefits of being an entrepreneur in the Silicon Valleys and the Seattles of America, but in the midst of those metropolises, the benefits of starting in a smaller town are overlooked.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Media] Jussi Raisanen Shares What HeiaHeia Has Learned About Online Marketing
    Some of the things they don't think worked so well was print advertising, or articles in some online media doesn't drive hardly any traffic. But blogs or other kids of media can be very useful to them. It's a tricky situation to be in. But the basic princliples of AdWords are simple. So my opinions might be outdated in a month.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Media] Why Zappos' New Hiring Techniques Are a Complete Waste of Time
    Basically, if you want a job at Zappos, you''ll need to sign up for the site, prove your social media prowess and then ask for an interview. Just because the cool kids are doing something out of the ordinary doesn''t mean it''s good for your business. The online clothing retailer has done away with job postings. No doubt. This is not that.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] 7 Examples of the Power of Guest Blogging
    Now the Internet and social media give customers a bigger say in the creation and communication of how a company is viewed by the rest of the world. 7 Examples of the Power of Guest Blogging written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Guest blogging is a powerful tool.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Media] Going Green and Growing Fast
    million Green Earth of Iselin, New Jersey works with businesses to promote sustainability by leveraging technology and social media. For these Inc. 5000 companies, sustainability isn''t just an initiative. It''s a business plan. Many companies on this year''s Inc. Here''s a look at seven of them.-- Em Maier No. 954 Three-Year Growth: 455.2%
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] LinkedIn, Pusher and more offer their APIs to help EE explore future LTE apps at UK 4G hackathon
    As preparations for the event continue and the 130 or so entrants brush up on their coding skills, the API partners have now been confirmed as Pusher , a cloud service that adds real-time functionality to Web and mobile apps, PeerIndex , a social media analytics company, LinkedIn and Wikitude , creators of one of the first AR platforms and browsers.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] Do The Work with Steven Pressfield :: Small Business Marketing.
    Anything You Want Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? 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! Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Media] In case you missed it, my thoughts and feelings on the state of location-based apps
    Tags: Mobile Social Marketing/Media ad age lbs location-based location-based marketing
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Media] How To Have A Future-Proof Mobile Strategy For Your Business
    But that doesn’t mean you pour all your time, energy and money into developing the mobile app and reduce focus on other engagement channels like social media, websites, traditional marketing, etc. by  Vishal Gumber , founder of  Appsquare. Assess the strategic impact of the mobile app development initiative on your organization as a whole.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Media] A Tale of Two Cities: Why Silicon Alley Isn't the Next Silicon Valley (Yet)
    Digital media like Internet publishing and broadcasting, web search and related services accounted for 15 percent of jobs, and has more than tripled since the recovery. It''s a tale of two cities, for sure. The first sees the Big Apple as a world that''s primed and ready for more high tech investment. The areas attracting the big money?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Media] How To Avoid Distractions When Working On Your Startup Idea
    It could be social media one day and guest posting the next day. by   Anand Srinivasan, founder of LeadJoint.com. One of the key ingredients to starting up your own business is the ability to see a solution to everyday problems you face in your industry. And they may all seem like the next big thing that you should definitely jump into.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Happiness for Marketers
    Sounds like great advice, and also sounds like the heart of three great social media posts. The Secret to Happiness for Marketers written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Scott Yates – Enjoy! Or 10,000.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] TNW’s Ultimate Marketing Bundle — Only for those who actually want to be successful [Sale Price]
    How to get Media Coverage  by Adrian Salamunovic. Chances are that if you read TNW then you’re either an entrepreneur or you at least fancy yourself as one. Entrepreneurs create things. We make businesses where they never existed before. But with so many potential stumbling blocks along the way, how do you know what step to take next?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Bizshark Helps You Search For Business Contacts (Or Sales Leads)
    The data in Bizshark ‘s database is compiled from a multitude of sources – including SEC filings, government records, public directory listings, business sites, as well as major news and social media sites – through its proprietary technologies.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] That Celebrity Fitness Video? Watch It Now Entertainment’s Probably Behind It.
    The facility is owned by full-service production company Watch It Now Entertainment (WIN) , and its forte is giving its clientele the ability to direct, produce and promote any kind of celebrity-driven fitness media – including that Richard Simmons workout DVD – all under one roof.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Media] 2013’s Top 10 Small Towns For Mobile Entrepreneurs
    Poquoson is a small town with a big media presence. There is no question that technology has given us the ability to get work done. You can work anywhere, any time. You can live in a tent in a cornfield in Kansas and do business. So here you have it, the “Top 10 Small Towns for Mobile Entrepreneurs for 2013.”. Clayton, Georgia. hear banjos.”
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Smartphone Location Tracking Apps Next Wave Is B2B
    As outlined a while back by Adam Holden-Bache on Social Media B2B , I’m convinced that business-to-business has more money and more untapped opportunities, still waiting to be found: Find strategic partnerships. So far, it’s been focused on people wanting to find nearby shopping specials and friends ( Shopkick and Foursquare ).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Failed Pitches, Acqhires & Strategy
    But in New York, “Tech is like the fifth coolest thing behind finance, fashion, media, and music,” Crowley said. Dennis Crowley opened up about what it takes to run a successful start-up and the state of the start-up scene. If Dennis Crowley wasn't the CEO of Foursquare, he'd probably be a snowboarding instructor. ”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 10 Apps to Install First on a New iPhone 5S
    As you can guess, this social media manager is the one I use to create a post that I then send to multiple services (and multiple accounts on those services). I can also quickly scan through tweets, mentions, and direct messages. 5. Here''s a checklist to prime your new device for maximum productivity. One is to hope they don''t lose it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] The Big Idea Behind Uber's Christmas Tree Deliveries
    On social media #UberTree is sparking the most interest from an oh-cool-I-don''t-have-to-heave-an-enormous-prickly-tree-down-the-street perspective. Piperlime, Benefit, and Uber will be cross-promoting the partnerships on social media, and will be sending dedicated emails to their sizeable distribution lists, too. That''s big.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Media] Conferize comes closer to a TED-for-every-conference vision
    Additionally they share event media getting the most traction around the web, helping you find valuable talks and slide decks. As a Danish startup building an online platform for professional events, Conferize has our full attention. The basic premise is still the same. coming out of events, or follow where your favorite speakers are going.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] CIOs Are from Mars; CMOs Are from Venus: Seven Ways To Bridge The Great Divide
    The CMO-CIO divide is exacerbated by the rise of web commerce and social media. These After all, the share of marketing that goes through digital channels — through the web and social media, on smartphones and tablets — is growing like crazy. When you do, you’ll see that the contention is actually about much more than just money.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] 6 Keys to Removing the Risk From Hiring
    The key, he tells ERE Media , is to unlock the source code that powers your company''s "A-players"--the top 10 percent of performers in any given field or position who produce up to 10 times that of other employees--and then use it to build an evidence-based hiring scorecard. Reverse engineer your ''A-players.'' Why did you leave?
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] Let's Stop Being So Rude
    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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [Media] Age Bias: Young Startup Founders Get More Investor Cash
    Should a 40-year-old not focus on a social media or mobile startup? Blame Mark Zuckerberg. Since he invented Facebook in the third grade (or so it seems) high-tech investors have been throwing more and more money at younger and younger whiz kids. Older entrepreneurs may not like the trend - but it shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons to be a Mentor
    My colleagues were eager to share their experience with students because they wanted to learn from the social-media-savvy generation. It's not all about saving the world or 'helping' the next generation. You'll be surprised by how much you get out of it, too. My son Jared is a high school sophomore. For Coach Joe, it was never an issue.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Building a Global Music Management Force
    “We worked very well together, and we brought him back to national media attention,” Dubb says. Brian Dubb reconceives music management and turns his vision into a thriving small business. He’d gotten himself and the performer he was watching, a Chilean force of nature named Nano Stern, booked into the Festival. ”
  • ASH MAURYA  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Early Customers to Respond to Your Cold Emails
    You then package that material into an e-book, report, video, or other media. This is a guest post from Robert Graham – a solo bootstrapper who blogs about the experience. Robert has been working in software since 2005. He is a Ph.D. dropout who spent time working for Google. Someday he ‘d like to work for himself.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] The Bar Has Gotten Higher
    But there's something very new going on in the last few years - something very striking. Simply put, the collective bar of the investment community to fund young companies has recently gotten higher - much higher.  . The entrepreneurs I speak to are feeling it every day. When they build the prototype, they go get customers. I'll wait.).
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] LeadDesk Hires New CEO & IT, Continues to Grow on Revenues
    LeadDesk’s customers include media companies Otavamedia, Fonecta, and Talentum and software company Visma. You may not consider call center technology all that sexy of a product, but consider that Helsinki-based LeadDesk''s revenue grew by more than 70%, hitting €1.2 million in 2012. As it is, it scales to market quite well.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    The CMO Site – Karl Hakkarainen – C-Level Executives Taking Up Social Media. 5 Companies That Know Why They’re Great (ALV, COST, ISRG, KO, XOM). tags: blog. Why do only a handful of companies excel at cultivating customer loyalty? CustomerThink. tags: blog. Social tech in biz more than collaboration – ZDNet Asia News.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] 5 Predictions for the Future of Tech: Andreessen
    While most of fans and media were in a tizzy over Andreessen's declaration that there is no tech bubble, he spoke about a few other things, including regulation, education, innovation, and the fiscal cliff, worth noting. 1. VC Marc Andreessen spoke this week about what he thinks the future of tech and innovation looks like.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] Congratulations BoS2011 Scholar SumAll
    Topics included disruption, people management, hiring, social media, social change, UI/UX design, culture, psychological influence in marketing and many more. The awesome John Knox sponsored some Business of Scholarships last year to enable some deserving early stage companies to come to BoS. Korey BoS Thoughts BoS Updates
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Threats To Your Small Business’ Online Reputation
    Social Media Blunders. Make sure your company has a set, written social media policy, and that the person updating your social media sites is someone who understands your brand identity and company goals. by Mike Zammuto, President of Brand.com. How can you combat this? Doppelganger Domains. Online Anonymity.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] How to Build a Successful Online Video Business
    Social media logins will personalize the user experience on your site. With an infinite distribution rate and extremely low production costs, online video is a prime market for start-ups. Mark Suster, the sharp-witted entrepreneur-slash-VC, recently explained what it takes to build a successful online video business. Find the right margin.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti.me Launched By Accident And Successfully Funded 5 Projects
    This hit the Finnish media big time, and the press was lavishly saying that “Crowdfunding is illegal” in Finland. together with Senja sent out press releases to the media, trying to alleviate the false notion of crowdfunding being illegal. Unfortunately, positive news is not really good news in the mainstream media, so nobody cared. ?The
  • 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?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Media] 5 tips for securing partnerships with big brands
    First and foremost, be mindful that there are often a number of different entities – from agencies to media buyers to consulting firms and more – at play when a deal or campaign is signed. Lisa Hu is the U.S. Vice President and General Manager of Blippar. So how can you make it happen? Amplify your industry profile. Photo by Steve Garfield.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2009
    [Media] Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? That’s GOOD! Covey quote: The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. I was young and stupid. Stephen R.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [Media] Startup events in Boston – December 2009
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? That’s GOOD! Twitter growth flattens, WordPress picks up… really? Two events are coming to Boston next month.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009
    [Media] The 5-second rule: pause before responding
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? How do I suppress my “smart&# tendency and score higher on the “wise&# scale? Time to practice! Blog at WordPress.com.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Show up on time
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Being late (or worse, being AWOL) says a lot more about who we are than we realize. Click here to view my full profile.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Media] iPhone and Android news from last week
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Enjoy! Click here to view my full profile. Blog at WordPress.com. RSS Entries and RSS Comments
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [Media] When not to roadmap (hint: Lean Startup)
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? So I found it funny that I ended up waxing lyrical about a completely opposite position in this debate. Blog at WordPress.com.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Media] Blyk Closes A Whopping 17M€ Investment
    The Finnish mobile media startup, Blyk , has closed a very impressive 17 million euro investment lead by Nexit Ventures and other individual investors. Blyk's innovative media solutions commonly attract 25% response rates in the markets it operates in. Members opt-in to the messages, resulting in high respose rates. Nexit Ventures.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
    [Media] Data Mining. a Primer for Marketers & Decision-Makers (Part 1)
    Look no further than the social media movement, which democratized publishing to the web via blogs, put our videos online via YouTube and Vimeo, broadcasted our short-form opinions via Twitter, and chronicled our life through Facebook. A bit of a dry post today, unless you're a data geek like we are. From the linked article above: . ".compliments
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Media] Orbit: Norwegian Artificial Intelligence as a Service
    Already, we’re seeing several media companies creating new and innovative services based on Orbit, and the list of stakeholders is constantly growing”, says Gunnar Grimnes, lead developer for Orbit and Artificial Intelligence PhD. The reason for this is simple: good content is more engaging if backed up by data.
  • 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.
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