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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Media] NYC Startups Need Engineers. This Company Aims to Deliver Them
    But in New York, media companies, finance, and fashion are the anchor industries. Another company launches in Manhattan solely to facilitate the hiring of programmers. Wednesday, the company is officially launching in Manhattan to help fill those needs. Hires through the site are now happening at the pace of more than one per day, on average.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Media] Top Tips for Building a Great Team | Deimar ~ Business Tips and.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Mar 26, 2012. Top Tips for Building a Great Team. by Deimar Gutierrez. 26.3.12. Pin It. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. ” Babe Ruth.
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Media] How to Survive Four Common Worst Case Scenarios
    Instead, you need to undertake an aggressive campaign in the new media, with creative selling messages and promotions. The best survival guides tell you how to be proactive and avoid the probabilities of ending up in a worse case scenario. Probably 80% of the startups I know have found human resource issues to be the most treacherous.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Media] Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]
    Don’t forget all of your social media profiles,  and the legal names of the LLC’s you’ve set up. I enjoy reading blog posts of entrepreneurs that chronicle the journey of starting and building a business. The ones I enjoy most are at times heart-breaking and at other times triumphant. It feels like its worth writing about.
  • REDEYE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Media] Hello Philly!
    And social media has made everyone and everything much more accessible.   . Warning - long blog post ahead.  . As a result, I’ve often found myself making a mental distinction between my “professional community” and my “personal community”.  Philly is where I live and socialize – and it is where my wife and I have chosen to raise our family. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 9 HR Fails of 2013
    Just like the AOL layoffs, someone in HR left a very important things off the layoff checklist: Either change social media passwords or make the company "tweeter" part of the layoff team. " We''re tweeting live from HR where we''re all being fired! Your social media person should never be surprised by anything negative. You''re fired!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] 4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business
    With the prevalence of social media, there is almost no excuse for a cold-call or cold-email anymore. 4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Networking doesn’t have to be about luck, but most people I work with treat it that way.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients
    This is a concept originally created with Twitter in mind, but it can be applied to all social media status updates. Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Now what? Step 2: See how you’re connected. You target.
  • ONLYONCE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Media] A New Path Forward
    Media luminary and investor Cathie Black was most recently the President of Hearst Magazines having previously served as President and Publisher of USA Today. A New Path Forward. We are launching today with a Crowdrise campaign.   See more about that below.  The response from both participants and companies has been nothing short of amazing.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] What is the future of retail?
    Contrary to what the media repeatedly tells you (‘online is the only way forward’), a 2013 study by A.T. If someone is following your business on a social media site, your offers are available to them in-store. You’re right to be concerned about what this means for your business, but perhaps not in the way you may think. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Telling Your Company's Story in Video
    We wound up hiring Shaun Hildner, a Chicago-based filmmaker who worked at a digital media school. We just hired a full-time filmmaker to document our every move. Perhaps you should too. There's a new story at your business every day. Maybe you dreamed up a great idea or shot down a bad one. And that began to seem a bit off.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Meet the Entrepreneur-Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombings
    After the FBI released their photographs to the media, authorities say brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed a police officer and carjacked a Mercedes SUV, driven by a entrepreneur who had just moved to the U.S. He asked the media not to provide his full name in accounts of his story. Here are some of their stories.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways to Use Text Messages in Marketing :: Small.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 17, 2011 | 9:50 am Categories : Mobile , Social Media , Web Marketing Tags : Cellit , eztexting , GroupMe , mobivity , Poll Everywhere Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. The use of text messaging has skyrocketed.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 3 Mobile Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now
    Then social media came along and everyone rushed to figure out Twitter and how to run a contest on Facebook. When marketing people start talking about mobile these days, and they’re doing it a lot, they usually default to tactics – mobile ads, SMS, throw in some near field communications and we’re on the mobile track.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] How to Import Your Blog to Your Facebook Page
    There’s little doubt that social media is important to most businesses’ marketing efforts these days. But the time it takes to maintain your social media presence is sometimes hard to find, so anything you can automate makes life much easier. Facebook is of course right at the top of the list of social media sites
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Pages: Big Changes Coming Soon
    Your company's Facebook pages are about to get a big makeover. Here's how to make sure you're ready for them. Spent a lot of time learning about and building out your company's existing Facebook page? Oh well: It's pretty much being upended by March 30, whether you like it or not. And for brand marketers, Facebook is the black hole of marketing.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] Great Company Culture Isn't Pricey
    We got media coverage from the employee-driven "pirates" vs. "ninjas" competition day in our offices. Even the tightest budget allows for an investment in culture. Here's what I mean. I'll admit it. I'm cuckoo for the fun stuff we do around here, at the Beryl Companies. Plus, I see a lot of smiles whenever I'm in the office. Lunch. 4.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] How Top Venture Capitalists Create (and Sometimes Destroy) Portfolio Company Value
    Christopher Fralic is a Managing Partner at First Round Capital’s New York office, and has focused on a number of the firm’s investments in Advertising Technology, Social Media, Ecommerce, Gaming, Mobile and more.  Mr. Fralic has 25 years of technology industry experience, with significant Internet business development roles since 1996. 
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] Happy New Year! Product Management in 2012
    There will be a broad-based movement back to enabling the offline application, powered by HTML5, from document management to media consumption. Happy New Year! The last year has seen many changes in the world of product management. Look Back. API’s, relationships, modular innovation , integration. The new form factor — the tablet.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Media] How to Network When Meeting New People Is Your Biggest Fear
    Or start online; connect with influencers on social media, write about them and send them a link, offer them something for free, or contact them via email with an interesting offer you have in mind. Does networking make you nervous? You can learn to overcome this fear. tips for making networking as painless (and productive) as possible: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Harness the Great Big Marketing Laboratory at Your Fingertips
    These graphical image ads can be anything from simple words or pictures to highly interactive rich media ads that show video, let you play games or allow you to complete forms. Many of the popular social media platforms ( Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and YouTube ) offer advertising options. Try these cheap and easy methods. Email.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Media] The Next Big Thing in Business: Food
    With blockbuster hits like Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, and Iron Chef America, food TV has turned into a booming media business. If you''re looking for a business, industry, or career to sink your teeth into, look no further than your next meal. 10 reasons the food industry is booming. Specialty food sales in the U.S. Gourmet to go.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] How to create a niche – Small Business Spotlight
    ” Social media plays a big role in her efforts, she says, noting “It’s an excellent way to connect with my customers and fans of Puppy Cake.” How many times have you thought “somebody should make…” or “why doesn’t anybody sell…”? “People, myself included, love their dogs.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] Four Common Fears About Employee Feedback (And How To Overcome Them)
    Guess what — those same employees would not be desirable to keep around whether you offered access to social media or not. By Tom Silk, Executive Vice President of WorkStride. It’s a difficult thing to balance protecting your company’s image with the need to get honest, frequent feedback from your employees. What do you consider wasting time?
  • WWW.JASONNAZAR.COM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA
    Plus there are amazing LA tech events put on by  DealMaker Media ,  DigitalLA ,  Twiistup , and many more.  To see a great list of LA tech events check out the event calendar on  SocalTech ,  Nicole Jordan’s Blog , and the newly revamped  LaLawag. Challenge #1 – Tech Companies are Not Typically Started by Technologists. link].
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] If you don’t “get” why Snapchat is growing so fast, read this
    Evan and Bobby painted a compelling story of how ephemeral messaging created a more real and authentic mode of communication, one where you weren’t “performing” for the every present audience in most social media, from Facebook to Instagram to Twitter. Mostly people who don’t use the product much I suspect. Crazy.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Who can build the marketing machine?
    This is a startup's first Director of Marketing and there are a ton of openings in this area. I sat down with a super smart marketer who has been a little bit pigeon holed in social media, but is capable of a lot more. This is just a theory, but it feels to me that there's a talent gap in the marketing space--or a few of them.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Blaming Angels and VCs for Choosing is Like Blaming Up for Down
    ” The media, when pitched a startup story, is interested in who funded the venture. I was happily reading Sramana Mitrea’s  The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs on Read/Write Web, agreeing with every detail, when I ran into a snag. It’s in italics in this quote from Sramana’s post. ” And entrepreneurs? This is wrong.
  • ROB GO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Media] Using Capital as a Weapon
    These companies drive up the cost of customer acquisition for everyone, drive up the cost of acquiring talent, soak up the attention of the media and BD partners, drop prices, scare off other VC’s who don’t want to short fund the #2 player, etc. Raising venture capital is not an end to itself. Capital Capital is an enabler.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
    [Media] How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need
    The industries they focus on include digital media, commerce technology and marketplaces, consumers goods and services, and SaaS. As we head into 2016, we leave behind a year of robust trends for venture capital—or “VC”—funding. Pacific Northwest. billion invested in 374 startups in that area. That figure was an increase from $2.3
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] The Techcrunch Embargo
    There are numerous different ways media companies generate news. Breaking news type of stories are hard to catch and usually require the media organisation to be on alert at all times. Some focus to cover the bigger picture of events. good example of this is The Economist. Why am I writing about exclusive stories then? Simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 8 Ways to Make Friends at Work
    It''s tempting to pretend you can use social media, email and texting to present a more attractive persona to the world. Technology has changed the rules, but the underlying truths remain the same. Making friends at work (or anywhere else) is easy. Here''s my take on this: 1. Smile, with your body and mind. Be genuinely curious. Be yourself.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] NYTimes Offers a Welcome Note of Small Business Reality
    I was happy to discover major media dose of reality in Maybe It’s Time For Plan C in yesterday’s NYTimes.com. While it’s so much more popular to talk about entrepreneurship as a matter of passion and persistence and living the dream, I think it’s also important to recognize that failure is common, and failure can be miserable.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Become a World-Changing Thought Leader
    And one form of thought leader is someone who says here's how the media business will be in five years and here's how the airline business will be in 10 years. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan interviews Clay Christensen's publicity advisor about how entrepreneurs can be thought leaders too. Define thought leader. They teach. Change the world.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] Is Facebook Still Likeable?
    great deal of the conversation is decidedly skewed as much of the buzz is coming from hard core social media users and those predisposed to move away from Facebook, but none the less, this is a valid question. Is Facebook Still Likeable? At the root of the question, however, is the issue of time. So, what’s your take?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 3 Steps to Chaos-Proof Your Brain
    Social networks and the chattering media provide a constant background hum of possible risks, opportunities, competitors, and irrelevancies. Contemporary life, with its flurry of e-mails, alerts, and appointments, can feel overwhelming, even for entrepreneurs. Train your brain to deal with the chaos. So what can you do? What does she suggest?
  • 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.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
    [Media] Talent: “The artistic side is always looking for new acts. The business side wants to make sure they aren’t irreplaceable.”
    Lefsetz – who comes from record industry and world of media – believes one-of-a-kind, singular talent isn’t just important, it’s the only thing that matters. We see what we want to see and it was interesting to notice various interpretations of today’s Lefsetz Letter on Grantland. Specifically, ”
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015
    [Media] Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 10 openings
    Specialist, Product Development @ NBC Sports (Stamford Ct) Keywords: Mobile, Product Management, Social Media, Technology, UX/UI [link]. Senior Specialist (Junior Product Manager) @ NBA (NYC) Keywords: Analytics, Content licensing, Digital media, International, Product [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Media] 5 Business Ideas for Aspiring Mom Entrepreneurs
    Common tasks that VA’s complete are, sending out correspondence, appointment setting, internet research, data entry, maintaining websites and performing social media outreach. This is a guest post by Holly Reisem Hanna. Learn more about Holly at www.TheWorkAtHomeWoman.com. Virtual Assistant: Are you known as the go-to-gal? Tweet This!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why Summer Is The Ideal Time To Grow Your Business
    Here are a few reasons why: Summer brings opportunities to build your business through social media and technology. Summer is considered an “off season” for the traditional media. Those working in the media have fewer press releases to sift through and are more eager to find a good story to publish. Stir up press. million votes.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 18: Sarah Calhoun and Steve Sims
    Everyone was in the media going, “Oh, that’s so exclusive. Realizing you need help and learning  how to ask for help are crucial skills for a founder. And while how much money you make at startup is a way to keep score, a successful life can’t be measured only in dollars. Sarah Calhoun. Steve Sims. Steve :  Is that hard?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
    [Media] Tim Draper Is Coming To Finland
    Tim is well known to help entrepreneurs drive their visions through funding, education, media, and government reform. He has founded thirty Draper venture funds, Draper University, Bizworld, and two statewide initiatives to improve governance and education. Draper’s own investments have included Skype and Baidu. Investment in Finland.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] The Fantastic, Dystopian Future of Social Networking
    Your Facebook account--or whatever social media you use--will know. Think of it as Yelp meets Nike+ shoes meets Facebook meets Google meets Twitter. Start-ups: Start thinking now about where you''ll fit in. In the year 2020, social networking will look different. So I''m going to do a little prognosticating. Data will do the work for me.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Enterprise Messaging Comes Of Age With sqoope
    Ability to attach and send multi-media files (image, audio, video, PDF, text files and more). Everybody’s on an instant messaging app these days. Fast, convenient and almost idiot-proof, they allow us to communicate quickly with each other via text, photos, videos and more. For a start, what happens if an employee leaves the organisation?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
    As a result, we''ve launched such non-traditional services as: media training for sales people, stand-up comedy training for executives, and "a next-generation version of mystery shopping for clients in all industries. In five years of boxing, I''ve discovered benefits beyond the physical ones from my trainer, Eric Daniels. And, I do.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
    Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design
    The researchers then analyzed the eye-tracking data to determine how long it took for the students to focus on specific sections of a page – such as the menu, logo, images and social media icons – before they moved on to another section. They People make snap judgements. It takes  about 50 milliseconds  (that’s 0.05 seconds.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [Media] America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012
    In the social media craze, Patrick Ip, Sonia Chokshi and Kavya Shankar, saw more than a means to network and build on relationship. Founded in 2011, Kip Solutions uses social media to further social causes throughout the world. Tomorrow's big business may be today's dorm room invention. spot on iTunes. million. and Africa.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Media] Hard Out Here for a [Web 2.0] Pimp. - Master of 500 Hats
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Media] How To Select A Franchise Attorney
    You can either do this through personal conversations with other franchisees, or you can use the internet and social media. Social media is a great tool to hear what personal opinions are on the work that has been done. A lot of people choose to launch a new business as a franchisee. What Is a Franchise Agreement?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Community Relations And The Small Business
    Use the Media. By cultivating good relationships with the local media, your chances of coverage are raised. by TJ Saunders. If you own a small business, good public relations is essential to its success. You can’t expect to realize profits without the community’s support of your company. Attend Events. Donate to Local Charities.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways To Build Your Business On Facebook--For Free
    Social media is designed to bring those barriers down, and they should come down. It's amazing how much business comes in over Facebook. And I don't pay Facebook--or anyone--a cent. love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay on top of world events, popular culture, business trends and the personal lives of my friends and colleagues. On Facebook.
  • REDEYE VC  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] The Dorm Room Fund
    Over the years, we’ve seen amazing companies make it out of Philadelphia’s dorm rooms (Invite Media, Milo and Warby Parker, to name a few), when the capital finds them.  And I'm not the only one that noticed and took advantage of this. As I look at the environment facing today’s dorm room entrepreneurs, I notice a few things. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Novices Guide to Running a Webinar
    Then use social media channels like Twitter and Linkedin to engage users and announce your webinar. This evergreen content will generate traffic to your website through search and social media for years to come. Make the most of your next webinar with these four steps. Participate in Twitter chats that are on topic with your webinar.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Google's 10 Best Mobile Apps
    This would be more exciting if more people were using Google+; at the moment you may be hard pressed to find any pals reviewing restaurants on Google's social media platform.) 4. Ten apps you should be using--or, at the very least, learning from. Does that spell trouble for Google revenues? Probably not. Take your pick.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Why Every Leader Needs a 4-Year Goal
    Thanks to the short-term focus of public-company reporting, and the media''s insistence on insta- as the default prefix to just about everything, few business leaders I meet feel comfortable with planning four years ahead. For some, it will be the apex of their entire career. Will it be worth it? Only the outcome will decide.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
    [Media] Three Ways To Prevent Data Loss And Strengthen Cyber Security
    Cybercrime is a growing problem worldwide, and although media coverage generally focuses on data breaches that occur at large corporations or government agencies, small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures are also vulnerable. By Bill Carey, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Siber Systems Inc. . Get managers on board.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurship Flourishes for 54 Hours in Iran
    Within the world of Western media, Iran rarely grabs headlines for topics outside of politics , oil sanctions , human rights violations , or the quest for nuclear energy. Startup Weekend, the pervasive entrepreneurship group that's held events in 100 countries, just held its first event in Iran. But not all is crumbling in Iran.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] The physical dollars that turned to digital pennies are now becoming mobile pennies10^(-1)
    era was that whilst success pays out big really huge scale is required to make social media pay and the odds of any given startup getting there are slim. Mobile adtech businesses like our portfolio StrikeAd are still in good shape though – largely because mobile media consumption and mobile ad spend continue to grow quickly.
  • BABBLING VC  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Media] The Downfall of Reputation
    Repeatedly we see people in the media and our industries getting slammed for something they have done online. Before you meet this person, you've probably Googled them and researched them on social media. A couple of years back I was enamoured with the idea of reputation and the reputation economy. Or maybe I'm just getting old
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] From CRM to CXM: Walking the Customer Journey
    And it is certainly possible for a technology to provide benefit across multiple strategies–CEM and CRM–particularly technologies that are being transformed by the new consumer power afforded by social media. OF COURSE CRM IS NOT DEAD. CEM/CXM: SOFTWARE OR STRATEGY. First let us take a look at this thing called CXM really is.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Media] Lessons Learned: Why My Kickstarter Campaign Failed
    It takes time to manage the campaign, so don’t forget to pencil in time to respond to comments, thank backers, monitor social media, and handle press. Thousands of business owners have turned to Kickstarter , an online fundraising site, to help raise capital for new ventures. If you miss the mark, you don’t get a dollar.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Media] Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter!
    An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and connector, Peter Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing and advertising. He Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter! written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why Consumer Collaboration and Big Data Are a Perfect Match
    The Big Data technique of social media mining alerted our client to the existence of a problem. Data reveals patterns. Once you add consumer insights, you can innovate for the future based on what you know now. Partners value the skills each brings to the alliance." But in fact, as valuable as Big Data analytics are, the opposite is true.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 5 Metrics That Don't Measure Startup Success
    How Much Capital You''ve Raised Many CEOs believe that raising money validates their idea, especially when it draws media attention. Say what you want, but funding and expansion don''t mean a thing when you''re trying to kill it. How do I know? Because I did the same thing. It just means someone thinks they can make money off you.
  • GENUINE VC  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Media] Beer Kegs and the Future of Venture Capital: What It Means for Entrepreneurs
    While social media has brought greater transparency to many aspects of the VC business, it’s still a relationship-driven and moderately opaque industry. Last September I wrote a post outlining my view of the venture capital industry: increasingly evolving like the beer industry as it continues to mature. So what’s going on?
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Step 2: Market Focus
    The more you know the one idea, the better to manage your market message and media. Tweet Strategy step one was understanding identity. Step two is market focus, but always with the realization that you think these two through together, not one by one. Your identity is about uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses. They mix together.
  • DEIMAR  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] Top Benefits of Playing at Work | Deimar ~ Business Tips and.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Mar 20, 2012. Top Benefits of Playing at Work. by Deimar Gutierrez. 20.3.12. Pin It. Todays business environment can be very stressful and demanding. Expanding Your Horizons.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Conference Calls Fun (Sort of)
    How It Works In the email you receive inviting you to a call there's a link you can click that takes you to the visual interface--a place where you can see everyone who's on the call, who is currently talking, as well as each person's social media profiles on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Here's how it works.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Say What Your Startup "Does", Not What it "Is"
    Venture capitalists get pitched all the time with taglines that read something like this:  " XTronics is an industry-leading, customer-centric, social media, ad targeting and delivery, fix breakfast and do the dishes platform for.blah, blah blah. " . The "make an impression" window is narrow, and the hurdle is high. Part of "creating the aha!
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Media] Smart Startups Think Global But Act Hyperlocal
    When you extend this to include social media marketing, you can imagine that startups and small businesses are in fact at an advantage over their less flexible big brothers. Even though the world is getting smaller, due to easy global connectivity, people still feel alone if not well-connected locally. Geographic customization.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
    “Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] Why We’re Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning
    ” By that we weren’t trying to demean companies building aps, games, photo sharing, etc., in fact we still look at many deals in the media sector whose main objective is to entertain people. Venture Capital is a tricky industry. Far from it. Lots of it. It was an early and smart bet. Airbnb? Drones. Bitcoin. Online education.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] Business-Focused Reality TV Show Angel’s Gate To Air Next Week
    To succeed in business, an entrepreneur needs money, the right connections, and the right exposure,” says Ash Singh, CEO of digital media company and new business accelerator Interactive SG , and co-producer of Angel’s Gate. The programme is more than just a reality TV show. “ Angel’s Gate builds that bridge. 
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] Importance of the Blog for Your Online Business
    You’ve also got the email, social media, ebooks, infographics, guest posts and videos (to name but a few) to get your content out there. For that reason, it’s very important that you have the right social media campaign going and you’re using the right twitter strategy. Let me be blunt. And it doesn’t just stop there.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Media] Obama Gives a Lesson on Knowing Your Audience in 'Between Two Ferns'
    Comedian Zach Galifianakis''s viral video interview with the president shows how you can use the media creatively to get your message out. Indeed, Obama put together an unbeatable campaign reliant on less traditional forms of media to garner the support of young voters--and then rode their ballots to the White House.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Classroom Kindle with Big Brother Control One-Ups iPad
    Content distribution, social media and purchase blockades, password protection, document sharing; there couldn’t be a more teacher-friendly checklist. Interesting post:  Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom , on Gizmodo. I’ve been following ebooks and textbooks for more than 10 years now, expecting disruption. Damn. .
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Media] Angry Birds "TV" Series To Come This Fall
    Rovio acquired the Finnish animation studio, Kombo in June of 2011 to begin creating their media content. Rovio's head of animation, Nick Dorra, spoke at the MIPTV conference in Cannes where he announced Rovio will begin producing weekly short form animations, The Guardian reports. It's about telling more engaging stories.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] When You Don't Need Data
    ” Shakespeare adds that the company does keep tabs of the photos of the billboard that people share via social media. Sometimes even data''s deepest devotees prefer to think beyond numbers. “My job is not to come in and create some stupid metric for everyone to look at.” Foreman obviously recognizes the importance of data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] How SEO Can Shape the Presidential Race
    For instance, when Newt Gingrich announced his campaign for President, he surely knew his marital track record would be an issue with voters and the media. How sound keyword research and strategically placed web content can shape your desired reputation. Money flows in and agencies make purchases on behalf of candidates.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Media] Every Startup Founder Needs to Create Good Risks
    Of course there is work involved to find the right media, and balance the investment against the return. Most entrepreneurs think that risk is just an “occupational hazard” that can be minimized or eliminated by a smart businessman. That way of thinking is simplistic and wrong. Plan to replace your product with a better and cheaper one.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] SOPA's Jane Jacobs Moment
    The image of the lone, grumpy old man made me think of the supporters of SOPA--old media, entrenched cable companies and Washington bureaucrats who don't know how the internet works. Kinda sounds like this bill the big media companies wanted passed doesn't it? I'm kind of a NYC history wonk. And really, who doesn't like a park?
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] BoS 2011: Business of Software Talks from 2011 all in one place.
    Laura Fitton, VP, HubSpot, Making social media work in business to business. If you came to Business of Software 2011, you can access all the talks from last year here using the passcode you were sent by email. Anyone registering for this year’s event will also receive a code to access the talks prior to their general release.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] A Good Kind of Mob
    He organizes a cash mob once a month, choosing the businesses based on votes he receives via his blog and social-media accounts. Shopping Spree Ringleader Andrew Samtoy (in the orange hat) organized a cash mob that hit Salty Not Sweet, a Cleveland boutique, in December.'> Forget flash mobs. This new kind of group supports local shops.
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] When Lightening Strikes
    For others it may be betting that magical "shout out" from a national thought leader or big time media outlet. Most entrepreneurs dream of that one big break. For some businesses it is getting the one big customer. Should you always walk through the door of opportunity that. the big break opens for you? Sometimes yes, but sometimes no.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Sell Your Business Quickly
    The event gives emerging companies the opportunity to pitch and network with investors, executives, customers and the media. Last week marked the 6th year for the conference "Launch: Silicon Valley." One of the panels at the event focused on the key question of "Should startups sell quick or grow big?" Reasons they gave included: 1.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Supercharge Your B2B Lead Generation Efforts
    Social media as a lead generation tool is simply a really powerful way to build and nurture relationships. Syndicated content  My get sponsored tactic above is a form of syndication but paid options such as Outbrain can be effective ways to get your owned media assets and content in from of targeted leads. Heres how it works.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Social CRM at the Crossroads
    Social Media Monitoring – requires the possibility of integrating with a CRM technology. Customer Analytics – including text/sentiment analytics; voice based analytics; social media analytics, influencer scoring, etc. Social CRM exists largely within this context, it is a “I’ll know it when I see it” category. Traditional CRM Suites.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Media] Humility Trumps Arrogance: The Donald’s Missing Piece
    While the pundits incessantly debate and the media salivates for the next feast or morsel, a lost and weary nation just wants a winner in the White House. by  Kevin McHugh , president of JKM Management Development and author of The Honest Executive. The idea of Donald Trump as president of the United States is past the phenomenon stage.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Mass Customization: Let Your Customers Have It Their Way
    And there are other benefits, as Bain points out: With the proliferation of social media and online publishing, styles and trends now change faster than ever. A Bain & Company survey suggests that there''s potentially big value in offering customized products to your customers. That''s customization. Want your own fancy coffee?
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Lessons learned from the failure of @sonar
    First the background: For those unfamiliar, Sonar Media Inc. Finally – Sonar Media was born in an incubator. Brett Martin, founder of @sonar, has written a gut-wrenching post about the lessons he learned from the failure of his startup. was a  mobile app  created to help make the world a friendlier place. And yet, we failed.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Media] How to Manage your Business’s Online Reputation
    Ask your social media followers for a review. You don’t want to be running damage control. ‘A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well’ – Jeff Bezos. The importance of online reputation management cannot be understated. Building a Reputation.
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