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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 " ).
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Ethical Brand Development From The Ground Up
    Google famously stated that their informal slogan was “Don’t be evil,” which has given the entire corporation a slant of goodwill in the media ever since, even at times that they toe the line of ethical behavior. by Chris Garrett. Brand identity isn’t just about having a pithy slogan and an attractive logo. Mission Statement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Update On Destly: Travel Curation For Discounted Luxury Hotels
    The service is free to join, and has been growing rapidly since initiating partnerships with groups including CDON Group (the largest e-commerce group in the Nordics), Members.com, DN-Kortet (the member's club of Sweden's largest newspaper, DN) and with Stampen Group, a large Swedish media house.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Media] Ask.fm Hits 100 Million Users
    The mainstream media often mainly concentrated on cyberbullying and suicides that have been linked to Ask.fm and not on the fact that this is one of the fastest growing social networks in the world that is coming out of tiny Latvia. Since then, they have grown to 104 million users, as you can see on their page.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011
    [Media] Invest in Israel Newsletter June 2011 Edition
    Irving, Texas-based DG FastChannel, enables the electronic delivery of advertisements, syndicated programs, and video news releases to broadcasters, online publishers and other media outlets. Israel-based Amdocs is a provider of software and services for communications, media and entertainment industry service providers.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Media] Dragdis From Lithuania: The Ultimate Bookmarking Tool Is Finally Here
    Of course you can easily share everything you have saved using either social media or a provided shortened URL. With so many great bookmarking startups such as Pocket or Finland's Kippt , you might think that the title is a huge overestimation. However, I assure you that my new favorite, Dragdis , has solved it. ?The Very neat.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013
    [Media] Paul Graham and The World Out There
    The media needs to do it''s part, too. There is a controversial interview with Paul Graham floating around and I''m left to wonder why we''re still paying attention to guys like him. Every time he opens his mouth about founder diversity, he seems completely out of his league to address the topic. Well, maybe he should do that.
  • 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008
    [Media] The Problem with the Zuckerberg-Lacy interview @ SXSW: Sarah's not.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Otherwise every media outlet would need a geek reporter to interview geeks, a doctor reporter to interview doctors, a serial killer to interview the serial killers. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Media] Small business Congress-watch: Some Pending Bills (and Why They Matter)
    Some of these efforts gain a great deal of attention via the media, but most of them are somewhat obscure (unless you’re willing to dig a little ) and will never even make it onto our radars. On occasion I write about legislation pending in our houses of Congress that has the potential to positively impact your business and mine. Sweet.
  • 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.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Media] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Facebook
    But amid intense media coverage, Goldman Sachs pulled its plans for the deal over fears the company would violate SEC rules. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. Facebook's common stock is valued at $12.56 per share, according to a state regulatory filing from the company. But for secondary buyers, that's just a floor. Clever. On Jan.
  • 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 ).
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] How Do You Adapt to a Rapidly Changing Industry: the Cable TV Story
    This has allowed industry companies like Direct TV to set higher prices, but now, with streaming media gaining so much traction from users, consumers have a cost-effective alternative. Consumers sure love to stream media. That’s what’s happening to the cable and broadcast TV industries right now. Threats to Cable TV.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] 5 Time-Management Tips I Can't Live Without
    consume my favorite media when I''m at home, or on Saturday. Don''t wait for January 1 to roll around before you try to get your organizational habits in gear. Start now with these tips. The only thing you can never get more of as an entrepreneur is time." That''s what a mentor told me back when I was launching my start-up, and he was right.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator’s first graduates head to Silicon Valley
    Postcron : helps schedule a user’s Facebook and Twitter posts to maximize their social media presence. Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator , one of the many, many startup accelerators in Europe, is taking the first class of startups who’ve graduated from its six-month program stateside this month.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Affle’s Pinch Mobile Messenger To Help Raise Funds For Special Olympics Singapore
    ESPN STAR Sports and mobile media company Affle today announced “Pinch A Dollar for Special Olympics”, a unique corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign that sees the use of Affle ‘s mobile messaging app Pinch to raise funds for Special Olympics Singapore. The Problem with Philanthropy.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
    [Media] Cracking The Code: SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble?
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Wednesday, February 23, 2011. SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble? What happened? Not unreasonable. revenues while large caps are trading at 6.4x. Unreasonable? Share.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Media] allensblog: Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Worry about NDA's
    Note that the four basic food groups of intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, are not mentioned (Part of this stems from the areas in which I invest: digital media, ecommerce, interactive entertainment, consumer internet, online and mobile advertising, etc., allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Nordic Startup Awards Bringing Events To Capital Cities
    The community is also encouraged to vote for their favorite startups through social media. A new initiative, the Nordic Startup Awards , is a collection of events across the region to keep on your calendar. The grand finale will take place December 7th. The instructions can be found on their website.
  • 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.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Starting from a blank canvas
    Social Media. (11). Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Starting from a blank canvas. have recently been reading the books and online literature about business models. Business model canvas, startup canvas, lean canvas, running lean? So which canvas is right for what?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] Startups, failure is no excuse for failing to communicate.
    It may sound like a pretty obvious thing to say but the single most important people for a startup is its users. While it is true to say that investment can criticial, and staff help drive a business, a service or product has to have users in order to attract both of those in the first place – with very few exceptions. Entrepreneur
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [Media] Not disruptive, and proud of it
    When they hear about a new social media craze they cringe in agony, desperately hoping it's a passing fad and not another new goddamn thing they'll be aimlessly paddling around in for the next decade. I remember "disruptive" when it was called "paradigm shift." Don't follow along. But disruptive is rare and usually expensive. Should you?
  • 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  |  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  |  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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 14 Things You Missed This Weekend
    Can Social Media Rescue Iowa Levee The Times checks out the bubble around Silicon Valley; health care reform pushes doctors into new practices. 1. Measuring the Silicon Valley Bubble 2. In stant Email: An Alternative to Business Cards? 3. Health Care Law Driving Doctors Away From Small Practices 4. Big PR Push for Venture Capital Firms 5.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Media] Why MORE Marketing Isn’t What You Need
    The average small business owner uses multiple social media channels, along with any combination of email marketing, blogging, podcasting, video, search engine optimization, and the list goes on and on. Why MORE Marketing Isn’t What You Need written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Right?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] How to Blog and Why Every Salesperson Should
    The purpose of creating a consistent blogging habit is that this is how you get found by search engines, have something worth sharing in social media and begin to build a body of work to draw from in many ways. photo credit: laverrue via photopin cc. What’s it about? The first thing you need to decide is an overall theme for your blog.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] The New Job Search
    Use Social Media. This is how influential social media has become:  David Van Maren, a former talent agent in Seattle and Los Angeles, told me it’s not uncommon for scouts to discover models on Facebook. by Maureen Francisco, author of “ It Takes Moxie “ The job search landscape continues to change every year.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [Media] The Writing Ability of James Wolcott
    The media has perfected the art of building someone up, tearing ‘em down, building ‘em up, tearing ‘em down. It is, shall we say, quite high. His recent  review of Lena Dunham’s book has several quotable lines within a well-constructed piece. Can’t blame her for that. But there are invisible strings attached. Writing
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Media] “De-season” yourself to remain innovative!
    And each is a true evangelist of the company’s culture, both inside and outside, and so committed to the cause that you can let them talk on social networks.  My take-way:  Let your team speak on social media channels. Vast topic! So I decided to address only one theme: Reinvent yourself continuously to create your own A-Team.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Angel And Seed Rounds Increase In Size In The US
    In the study titled Angel and Seed Financing survey in the internet/digital media and software industries they analysed the size of the rounds in 2010 as well as who lead the rounds among other things. The median amount raised was $662 500 while the pre-money valuations in the internet/digital media industry was $3.4 million and $2.7
  • 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.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Business a Mac or a PC?
    Tori Keyes is the CEO of Plastick Media in North Hollywood, Calif., a start-up with five employees. There's a fierce debate raging among small business owners and in this grudge match, there's no gray area. Which side are you on? There’s a fierce debate among business owners that dates back to the dawn of time (well, almost).
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Slopestyle
    The opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is a great opportunity to think about competition, performance, and creativity. Winter athletes dazzle us with their skill and endurance, and amaze us with their ability to perform under intense pressure. Slopestyle has been generating some controversy in the past few weeks. Skills.  Originality.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 10 Apps That Make Managing Projects Remotely a Breeze
    Maren Hogan , Red Branch Media 10. When your team is based everywhere, consider these communication and project-management aides. Managing a team or a big project from afar? Overseeing the process can be a job in itself. Here''s what they had to say: 1. Asana Asana makes it easy to collaborate with remote workers and freelancers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] 6 Steps to Host a Successful LinkedIn Group
    LinkedIn has been the de facto social media platform for business for some time now, and its popularity continues to grow. It's easy for neglect, spammers and poor practices to devalue a LinkedIn Group. Get back on track with advice from some pros. One conduit of all this activity is LinkedIn Groups. Set clear goals.
  • CSS-TRICKS.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] So You're Going To Start A Huge New Web Project
    FAT Media Permalink to comment December 18, 2012. I’ve been trying to apply some of these principals to all of my dev work lately, even when I’m working on something small. ” Chris Coyier: I’m serving responsive layouts, use of Twitter-bootstrap, Skeleton, and custom media query based responsive layouts. Search.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Media] How early should you connect to a VC? Here's some data.
    My social media streams actually do more to keep existing connections warm than they do to create new ones. How long does it take from first meeting a VC to getting cash in the bank? That''s an interesting question. It''s also not the best way to create a helpful syndicate of investors that share the founder''s vision for the company.
  • 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. ”
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Quickest Ways to Improve Your Website
    Regardless of how good your current website it, I''m confident it can be better. In fact, on my website, I''m constantly testing new ideas to improve it. test different colors, different headlines, different pictures, and so on. And each time, I learn ways to improve. Think for a minute about who your customers are and what they are seeking.
  • ALTGATE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Media] Entrepreneurs on Twitter
      I've been wondering how the previous list of entrepreneur bloggers I posted maps to Twitter so I redid the list (order is now by Twitter followers which is the number in parentheses).    80% of the bloggers on the list are on Twitter.    I suspect there's a "sunk cost" argument driving this. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] Sucked into Scandal
    It's yet another example of how brands unwittingly find themselves at the center of a social media disaster. What if your brand was sucked into a controversy it had nothing to do with? Here's how it happens. When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, all public relations hell broke loose. The truth? We value your feedback.
  • 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.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Thoughts on the 2010 Web Analytics Association Board of Directors Vote
    Disclaimer: I’m one of the nominees for the WAA board of directors. Shouldn’t really matter, but consider yourself warned. The WAA needs to pursue it’s standardization, advocacy and education in the field. Yep. I can help that. Lean Startup Analytics : It’s time we give more love to the massive startup ecosystem.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] How an Entrepreneur Became the Go-To Spokesman for U.S. Manufacturing
    Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel, routinely gets covered in the media, testifies before Congress, and writes and speaks nationwide--and could be an example for you. Drew Greenblatt is almost as much in demand as his products. 5000 list for the sixth time in 2012, with a three-year-growth rate of 33%. It's a scrappy turnaround story.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] 3 Creative Ways to Grow Your Email List
    Don’t Bother With Social Media Until You Have Email Marketing Nailed 3 Creative Ways to Grow Your Email List is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from DJ Waldow  – Enjoy! It’s imperative that list growth be ongoing. Simple.
  • 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.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] The Event Strategy
    Create social media pages and an online landing page if you have the technical skills. 3) Find content. Jason Cohen has a great post on unfair advantages. One of Cohen’s differentiators — personal authority — is the most useful to first- and second-time entrepreneurs. Blogging is hard.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Media] Icelandic BrandRegard Picking Up Steam In The U.K.
    Target-Live is a division of Britain’s fastest growing independent media agency, Target Media & Communications Group. The Icelandic software startup, Transmit, tells us that their cloud-based branding and marketing service Brand Regard , is seeing traction in the U.K. On the new traction in the U.K.,
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Media] Two Skateboarding Dads Invent Award-Winning Kids Products Now in Major Retail Stores
    Also, find us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Two California brother in-laws, Jason Arriola and Will Regan, teamed up to start a business and now these two Skateboarding dads are living the dream of entrepreneurism. So how did they do it? When not in use the Booster Seat Headrest simply flips up out of the way. Congrats!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] What Venture Capitalists Really Do All Day
    But in reality, much of his job is providing help for his investments and building up his network. "I''m always trying to stay current with the people in our industry that I care about and find new voices--via social media, via our founders, via friends--to engage," he writes. It''s not all schmoozing and cutting big checks.
  • 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%
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Turning Screens Into a Television
    It's called free-to-air for a reason," says Mike McGuire, a media analyst at the technology research firm Gartner. "If you went to RadioShack and bought an antenna for the roof, no one could stop you. Aereo, a New York City start-up, can broadcast live television to your iPad or a laptop. That is, unless a big lawsuit shuts the company down.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Media] Triggit Is Looking for Serious C / C++ / Hadoop Devs in San Francisco
    Triggit is one of a group of recently emerging companies called demand side platforms (DSP ) that provide technology to advertisers enabling them to buy display media across millions of websites. Even more interestingly they do this billions of times a day around the world. Bonus points if there are copies of W.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Media] Bummed Out About Bilski
    Fortunately, I have a blog, but I’ll wait a few more days and see if I can get someone in the traditional media to care. For a great summary of the case, take a look at the Groklaw article titled  Here’s Bilski: It’s Affirmed, But.No Decision on Software Patentability?
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Business of Software 2011 Workshop sessions - if you are registered, please vote!
    The proliferation of social media, mobile applications, websites, blogs and keyword advertising mean that the interaction between customer and brands continues to grow and multiply. Anyone with a brand; anyone marketing via website, blog, or social media, should attend this workshop. Workshop 1. Rob Walling. Des Traynor. Beau Adkins.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] No Succession Plan & an Uncertain Legacy
    Taylor says she is prospecting at different agencies and cultivating video-production and digital-media capabilities. Life After the Inc. 500: An untimely death and no succession plan left Michelle Taylor at the helm of her mother's company, Betah Associates, with no oars. Then, in 2004, Bell-Taylor was found to have lung cancer.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012
    [Media] Time For a Change #19: How to Avoid Being Driven to Distraction
    Baroness Susan Greenfield , a prominent Neuroscientist at Oxford warned that the Internet and Social Media may be rewiring our brains toward hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder (ADD).  “Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.”. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist).
  • 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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [Media] Average Zappos return rate: 35%. Best customer return rate: 50.
    you get lower gross margins then you see in online media. gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 Zappos loves those customers. Comments » 1. Reply 2.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] How to Leverage Mobile Technology to Gain Insights Into Your Marketplace
    Often, consumers will even volunteer this information by posting places visited on social media.  photo credit: blakespot. In the next few years, marketing will be almost totally mobile. Mobile Apps are the Future of Marketing Research. Geolocation Will Give More Insight Into Customer Habits. Routers will Help Gauge Customer Behavior.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways to Sink a Press Conference
    CITEWorld 's editorial director, Matt Rosoff, summed up the media's negative sentiments in a tweet following Sony's announcement: "What you just witnessed was Microsoft winning the console wars once and for all." Sony's underwhelming PS4 announcement suggests there is a right way and a wrong way to do a big product reveal. Drag it out.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012
    [Media] 25 Important Pinterest Tips For Your Career
    As with all social media accounts, it’s important to keep going. Photographers, wedding designers, social media managers, and more use and frequently benefit from the site. We’ve all heard about LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook’s career power, but have you thought about what Pinterest could do for you? Follow trends.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] 5 Suggestions To Enhance A Pupil’s Experience
    by Marcin Gnat, blogs and media specialist for Brainly.com. Marcin Gnat is a j ournalist and a blogger fascinated with the edtech technologies, and works as a blogs and media specialist for Brainly.com. The pupil experience is definitely high on the program for just about any educational institution.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy
    Here are 10 science-based ways to be happier from Belle Beth Cooper, Content Crafter at Buffer , the social media management tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social media updates. Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so. It''s easy to think of happiness as a result, but happiness is also a driver. Try it.
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Media] I Get By (Funding) With A Little Help From My Friends (and Family)
    Social media marketing. News / media /Public Relations. Friends and Family Financing. One of the most daunting challenges when starting a business is raising start-up capital. Finding and securing the cash will take careful research, good negotiating skills, and, above all, an unflagging commitment to launching your new business.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why I Won't Hire a Creative Agency
    After all, with an agency you get client managers, art directors, designers, producers, media buyers and myriad other specialists working on your business. It's tempting to take creative responsibilities off your shoulders and hand it over to an agency, especially when you're growing. Here's why I decided to build an internal team instead.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Helsinki-based Applifier acquired by Unity
    Applifier''s main product is Everyplay, a tool to allow players to record gameplay to share with friends on social media or Youtube. It was 6:00 AM in San Francisco, and the news just broke that his company, Applifier , had been acquired by Unity , the game engine. Everyplay goes deeper than a simple share button, however. says Laakkonen.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Media] Microsoft Windows Phone 8: Should You Make the Switch?
    This lets you see new emails, text messages, missed calls, and comments via social media from that person right on your start screen. A look at the features that might make you (and your IT guy) bypass iPhones and Android devices. On Monday Microsoft announced the Microsoft Surface , its latest foray into the tablet hardware market.
  • 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.
  • 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?
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