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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Chuck Cohn
    There are many platforms available to collect customer feedback, such as email, online surveys and social media. Entrepreneur Chuck Cohn explains why knowing your business inside out is crucial (even if you''re scared of what you might learn). He shares the three lessons that made it possible. metropolitan areas. Metrics are your friend.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Media] How These Internet-Famous Cats Made Bank
    That''s in no small part thanks to her agent, Los Angeles-based Ben Lashes (real name Benjamin Clark), who''s made a living out of turning Internet famous cats into media empires. Feline super stars, merchandise, movie scripts, book deals. The Internet''s cult of cats has turned into a very serious business. As he told Inc.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] Use the Power of Positivity to Gain the Competitive Advantage
    Get on social media. Happiness can have a huge impact on your business, from the employees to the customers. The founding fathers were onto something. The pursuit of happiness matters more than ever, especially in business. Your intelligence rises. Your creativity rises. Your energy levels rise. Employee Happiness. Customer Happiness.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] How We Signed Up 10,000 Customers in 6 Weeks
    All of our partners have been pretty good about talking about us in their social media doing tweets and Facebook posts. San Francisco startup PointsHound knows a thing or two about scaling a company fast. Here''s how it made inroads in the competitive travel industry. The U.S. travel industry is established, competitive, and noisy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] Regulating 3D-Printed Guns Won't Solve Any Problems
    Speculative media articles like "3D printing could make anyone a gun maker" make it sound like we''re on the brink of some 3D-printed gun revolution, where anyone could instantaneously just print out a gun capable of mass destruction. New York has unveiled legislation meant to regulate the 3D printing of guns. That''s just not true.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] Need a Co-founder? Try FounderDating
    Deadlines to Apply These kickoffs--where small groups of people get to know others by discussing hot topics such as big data or the future of social media--are actually culminations of application rounds, which occur consecutively from city to city. This exclusive, invite-only network promises to find you the perfect counterpart. Alter says.
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Media] The leap from employee to entrepreneur – Small Business Spotlight
    Sulaiman Sanni and his partner Ben Lamson were both working  for Meltwater Group, a large, well known Software as a Service company, Su as a social media consultant and Ben as a sales manager. It’s never easy to leave a stable job to launch a startup. Ben Lamson and Sulaiman Sanni, WeDidIt cofounders.
  • DEIMAR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Media] What You Need to Know About Internet Defamation (Infographic)
    For example, if someone publishes a false statement of fact in a newspaper, blog or social media, the person who posted or authored the statement can be sued for libel. All you need to know about internet defamation. Here’s a true statement: harsh criticisms of a product or service can have a strong – and negative -- impact on a company.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Media] Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program
    HBS Angels of NY and the NAIC have named the finalist women and minority entrepreneurs of the Venture Capital Access Program; check out the press release below.  If you’re from a major media outlet, please contact me to attend as a guest the pitch night in midtown Manhattan on June 27. Media Contacts. Take the Interview  ( www.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Media] Say No To Absent Fathers, Yes To Paternity Leave
    The news was received enthusiastically and immediately garnered more than 300,000 encouraging likes, over 15,000 appreciative comments and media attention. Image credit: Father and son from Shutterstock. by Ankita Sheth, co–founder of Vista Rooms. In November 2015, Facebook Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted his paternity leave plans.
  • THE CORNICE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] The Convenience Gap
    My wife and I would open our media cabinet, turn it on, scroll through the list of artists on our AppleTV, sit back and be enraptured by it’s gorgeous sound. Not long ago I dismantled our home audio system. It was barely a year old. Unfortunately, our set-up wasn’t baby-proof, so as our son began to crawl it had to go.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [Media] 10 Tips on How to Start a Consulting Business
    Establish a social media presence as a consulting business. Are you considering starting your own consulting business? I’ve been there. In fact I left a very good job as a vice president in a market research firm to go out on my own as a planning and market research consultant, and, after some rocky months at the beginning, I made that work.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Most Entrepreneurs Fail to Delegate Productively
    For example, non-computer types should consider delegating their social media, website, and SEO activities. For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. This means only about one manager in ten really knows how to empower others.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    He or she has worked at some very successful big technology or media companies and went to a great school. A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch. But if you want it in it’s full V1 glory read on … You’ve never been a CEO but might like to be one some day.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
    [Media] A note on contrarian investing
    As I blogged when we made the investment our thesis was that they would become the leader in social customer service, but at the time most people thought that social customer service would only be a subset of the established social media software market and there wasn’t space for a new entrant. Startup general interest
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Media] Fire Yourself
    Truth-telling is why I admire Eric Ries , who is willing to challenge the most fundamental media myths surrounding startups and “visionaries.&#. I just did. couple of weeks ago, I tweeted : f ing hard telling clients maybe their “baby is ugly.&#   #lsmSF #leanstartupMI #EntrepreneurDownDays. But in the future…&# ).
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Two New Experiments from The Lean Startup Conference Team
    Our stellar list of experts have deep expertise in Lean Startup methods, entrepreneurship, user research, design, analytics, engineering management, PR, social media, startup law, corporate innovation, social-sector innovation, venture capital and more. Quick Consulting , an evening event on March 27 in San Francisco. Office Optional.
  • BRANDANEW  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tools To Turn Your Boring Presentations Into Magical Stories
    Another alternative commonly used for taking a break from PowerPoint, SlideDog allows you to combine different types of files and media – presentations, PDFs, documents, etc and create a single presentation. No one can change the fact that PowerPoint is by far the most popular presentation tool in the market. Prezi. Haiku Deck. PowToon.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] How Does Bill Belichick Develop New Leaders?
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is famously tight-lipped, often refusing to discuss team matters or personnel situations with the media. By relying on a metaphor from business, not the sports world. How does the perennial AFC East powerhouse continuously develop great leaders? They have a share in the team.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Media] Brief Thoughts on Angel List, "Social Proof", "Spray & Pray", & The Network Effects of Large Scale Investing
    Front-End Scripting & Dynamic Content Integration / Rich Media  Analytical Marketing & Metrics. Social Networks, Social Media, Mobile Development & Marketing. sorry little monsters, next time ;). major points i plan to cover in this post: 1) Angel List Fucking Rocks. Period. had no idea how much impact it has. period.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
    [Media] Death Wish? Discuss Politics at Work
    The Consequences The political arena has become more polarized in recent years, and people can more easily express and share their feelings on a particular matter with social media. Discussing politics at work is a sure way to derail a safe, inclusive, and constructive environment. It's a delicate and difficult task but it's possible.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Media] The Ascent of Q&A as Community
    The nature of Q&A communities has thus far not proven appealing for trolls and bad actors, ensuring that the quality of feedback is high. 3)     Social media integration is a bonus for brands interacting in Q&A communities, cross posting in many cases to Twitter and Facebook. Search and Q&A are Different. Source: Ask.com. Quora.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Media] Did Bustle.com's Founder Ruin His New Start-Up on Day 1?
    Goldberg declined to be interviewed for this story, but in the comments section of PandoDaily, he called the backlash "disappointing." Of course, "no launch is flawless," says Elizabeth Spiers, digital media consultant and founding editor of Gawker. Rachel Sklar, another new media veteran, concurs. That depends who you ask.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [Media] How to Make Buying Easier on Your Site
    Social proof in the form of testimonials, customer reviews, social media praise, activity data (e.g. “43 other people are viewing this product”), storytelling (e.g. Contact information in the form of a physical address, a phone number, a contact form, a live chat, social media profiles, etc. Well, according to the U.S. alone. Yikes.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Media] Content management platform Contentful breaks into beta and secures seed round funding
    Like Contentful, StorageRoom is a content management platform for Web and mobile apps and has already seen interest from big name media companies like Viacom as well as plenty of media agencies. Contentful takes an “API-first approach” to content in order to be able to feed it to any Web-enabled device from a single input. What
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [Media] Help Me Celebrate National Small Business Week
    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. But here’s the catch!
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
    [Media] Time for a Better Future #prodmgmt #job
    Product Manager, Partner Solutions @ Major League Baseball Advanced Media (NYC) Keywords: Connected Devices, OTT, Video [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Check out this week’s newest, below….
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Check out the latest opportunities in Product Management
    Senior Manager Digital Media @ NBA (National Basketball Association) (NYC) Keywords: analytics, digital, direct to consumer, international, product [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Hiring Millennials? Here's What You Need to Know
    word of caution: If you think that participating in social media or posting your thoughts and ideas on a blog are a waste of time, a millennial is likely to feel the same about you and your company. Sometimes millennials are the best candidates for the job. Here's how to find and hire the right ones. Millennials don't do typical job searches.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Marketing Tricks to Steal From the Oscar Nominees
    Using social media research to understand the success of the movie about a love affair with an operating system becomes next to impossible. The campaign to win an Oscar in serious business--it takes months and costs somewhere around $20 million. But the rewards are sweet. It''s serious business. Plenty.--Erik Maybe too hard. Official U.S.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] The Hacker Way
    The word “hacker” has an unfairly negative connotation from being portrayed in the media as people who break into computers. I don't normally comment on the day's news, but I want to make an exception today to share something from Facebook's S-1 filing. billion (!) in revenue, and their growth rates, too. Kudos to the whole Facebook team.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Media] How to Make Your Brand Matter
    Today’s social media savvy consumers will not tolerate falsehoods. How to Make Your Brand Matter written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Georgie Gallagher, Enjoy! Every business has a brand – even if it thinks it doesn’t.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015
    [Media] Google is the new Microsoft – musing on the meme
    The Apple driven smartphone revolution has taken attention from the open web where Google is strong to apps, the Facebook inspired social media revolution has taken traffic from the open web to closed ecosystems which Google can’t access, and they are haemorrhaging search volume to Amazon. Google Uncategorized
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Getting Featured
    Social media distribution channels (i.e., And social media/word-of-mouth channels are now stable and robust. Getting “featured” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play is a boon for any mobile app. It can lead to thousands or even millions of downloads in a matter of weeks. Therefore startups naturally covet this.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Payment Predictions For 2015
    Before founding WePay, Clerico worked in technology investment banking at Jefferies & Company, where he advised enterprise software, digital media and financial technology companies on M&A and capital market transactions. by Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay. Bitcoin reached historic highs but then went sideways. No big deal, right?
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
    [Media] The Market Learning about Your Start-up Can Be Like Someone Trying to Find You in Times Square on New Year's Eve!
    Whether that be using social media or more traditional marketing, or both. Picture yourself in Times Square on New Year's Eve and wanting a group of friends to find you. There are a million people all around you. You need to stand out, so you can be easily spotted. What would you do? Wear a red hat? Maybe hold up a sign? You get the picture.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
    [Media] Arts Graduates – Supplement Your Degree With A Masters In Management
    Marsh shares that according to the business school’s 2011 Masters in Management Employment Report, while 21% of its 2011 class came from a non-business study discipline – tourism, international relations and media, for example – 96% of the class secured an offer of employment withint three months of graduation. Anthony P.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] 24 Rejuvenating Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break
    According to Amy Jo Martin, founder and CEO of the Las Vegas-based social media consultancy Digital Royalty, people spend nearly half of their lives recalling the past and fretting about the future. Eating a cold sandwich at your desk while you surf Facebook doesn't count. Shake things up with one of these energy boosters. Get horizontal.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How 6 Startup Logos Came to Be
    This location-based social media app uses multiple inferences in their logo to help tell a story and also to motivate employees. How you brand a company says a lot about your intentions as a start-up. Good branding means you are serious about capturing a wide audience. As you might guess, it all starts with your logo. What can you learn?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] Your Next Hire: Foreign, Web Savvy, Hungry for Challenge
    Social media, combined with the explosive growth of online education, has created a real opportunity. The next generation of entrepreneurs literally have the world at their fingertips. Here''s why you want to employ them. Finally, I took a 16-month tour to find out. Take a young man I met in Senegal launching an online payment system.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] Why Every Entrepreneur Needs an Editor
    On my blog , I saluted the firm for doing so, but made two other observations: The charitable cause seemed more than a bit self-serving, since PR firms are constantly trying to curry favor with the media. The recent brouhaha over Sam Adams, Guinness, and Heineken beer pulling their sponsorships from the St. That crisis also dissipated.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Media] Episode 76: Accounting Basics for Entrepreneurs with Jody Padar
    Embracing the cloud, social media, and other highly advanced technologies and practices, Jody is out to alter the way CPAs think about firm culture and serve their clients via speaking engagements, podcasts, published articles, and ‘screaming it from the rooftop.’ Also Available On. Show Summary. Tune in! Our Guest  . Show Links.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Media] 19 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Business Quotes
    love to quote it to clients since we create amazing media with them. Conn, Markit Media Group LLC ! André Gide wrote that,”Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” Business owners are particularly partial to famous quotations. “Aptitude can be taught.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 5 Steps For Creating The Ideal Break Room For Your Employees
    Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. by Morgan Sims. company’s break room is the social and cultural epicenter of the building. With the increasing opportunities to communicate digitally, the chances to speak with coworkers face to face are dwindling.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] 11 Essential Things Every Startup Needs
    Having social media profiles will be beneficial in a number of ways. Starting up a new business from scratch can be scary. You never know if it’s going to go well or not, but you can make sure you have the best chance by gathering everything you need first. Here are the 11 essentials we think startups shouldn’t be without: 1. Website.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
    [Media] The Faces, the *FACES*. it's *ALL* about the Motherf**king FACES.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. YouTube succeeded because it caters to self-interest, access to otherwise unaccessible media, and a uni-lateral product focus. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] The Real Reason Amazon Announced Delivery Drones Last Night
    If you figure Amazon got 30 30-second commercials'' worth of time, you can estimate that it got about $3 million worth of "earned" media. It might have something to do with $3 million in free advertising on Cyber Monday. He called the service Amazon Prime Air. The thing is, Amazon Prime Air won''t be available for many years.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] How to hire the right developer for your tech startup
    There are countless pre-made systems and templates available, so depending on what you are building (for instance, building a publishing media startup), you may not need to start from scratch right away. Getting to this state has been a process wherein we learned really valuable lessons. Step 0: Preparation, or what do I want? Job boards. 
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Media] 7 Tips To Super-Charge Your Online Communication
    Pat Rafter was a guy everyone liked, but Pete Sampras , Andre Agassi , John McEnroe , Leyton Hewitt , and a host of other top players, despite great tennis performance, aren’t loved by everyone and don’t come across as the most likeable people all the time (although the media must take some credit for this too).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] The Biggest Threat to the Yahoo-Tumblr Combination
    Already social media observers and even Tumblr employees are openly saying to Yahoo: "Leave us alone." You bought a cool social media site that caters to the younger generation. A recently-acquired founder has some advice on company culture for Marissa Mayer. So another young tech genius cashes out as Yahoo acquires Tumblr for $1.1
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Marketing, Metrics, & Meaning (4 Pirates, in LA @ BlueGlass.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Youve Seen This Shit B4. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II!
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Media] My New House
    Media room. This is actually the upstairs "sitting room" There’s a separate media room, and there’ll be a TV in the master bedroom as well, so I don’t know if we really need that many TV’s…. fourth bedroom that we’ll likely turn into an exercise room: This is the media room. The New House.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] A Necessary Trait for Successful Founders: Maturity
    At the time, SEO was still fairly unchartered territory—as new as personal computers, operating systems and social media were to those previously mentioned tech founders. Industry leaders may be intuitive, innovative, and able to handle risks, but real success requires them to be mature.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
    [Media] Business Startup Checklist
    Get set up on social media platforms. Starting your own business may sound like an undertaking of epic proportions. The truth is, it’s not. If you’d like to put yourself through a fast-paced version of this starting a business checklist , be sure to check out our article on Getting a Business Started in 30 Days. 1. Find a good business idea.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 5 CEOs to Watch in 2013
    He co-founded a social media platform that has been used to literally change the world, overthrow governments, and transform how people communicate. Yes, it's about Zuckerberg. Add a sagging Internet behemoth and a chance to change the way we pay for things, and you've got a big year ahead. Some of them are already pretty famous. In her 30s.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Media] Dragons, Bootstrapping and Women in Tech
    Buffer  helps you with managing and scheduling your social media posts. Lindsay Nelson, CEO of Theme Dragon, Inc. It’s a story that many of us know all too well: a promising young college graduate sets out into the world- and finds that things are not as they once were. This life situation immediately pushed me toward entrepreneurship.
  • REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
    [Media] Is Your News Worth Reading?
    But before you contact the media or post a press release, ask yourself if the information you’re about to send is really newsworthy. As a new business owner, it’s easy to rush through publicity efforts in order to concentrate or core business activities and priorities. Will a reporter really care about what you have to
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016
    [Media] 4 Crucial Tools To Keep Your Startup In Business The First 3 Years
    Lewis Robinson  is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales.  He’s begun multiple corporations and currently freelances as a writer and business consultant. Image credit: Tool kit from Shutterstock. by Lewis Robinson. But an estimated 595,000 businesses also go out of business each year.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Media] Why You Should Be Transparent With Your Employees
    What we do with profits--Somewhere in the media a misconception has been created about profits, that in some way they are bad or that there is a level that is too high. Don''t keep your employees in the dark when it comes to the company''s finances. Educating them on the state of the business makes for a more engaged team. Is my job at risk?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] Marissa Mayer's 1-Year Report Card: The Dead Stay Dead
    For as long as I''ve had a web browser, people have been saying that technology will yield to media. Twelve months after taking the top spot, Marissa Mayer hasn''t revived Yahoo. But the business was dead when she got there. This week Marissa Mayer marked her first-year anniversary as CEO of Yahoo. The company was a corpse to begin with.
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Media] The Story of Techbikers (You can Play a role too)
    Gerry’s tech team (designer and developer) could help with the logo, website and social media, and I was to take care of sponsors, riders and getting the word out. A month from now, 70 people in the London tech industry will be (hopefully) on the last leg of a 320km (200 miles) cycle ride from Paris to London. Qosmic Qadence. John Lennon.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
    [Media] Managing Success
    When I launched my first business, it wasn’t long before the media started to take notice of what we were doing. by Thom Holland , CEO of Beckon. Often times, as entrepreneurs, we continually think of ways to make our businesses work better. Leverage Your Success. The trick, however, is to not get wrapped up in your own ego.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Top 10 Signs You Need To Retool Your Business
    You are at a loss as to how to use new media and social networking. The folks at Heller Communications Design have this wonderful "About" page that has some pointers on when a potential client should hire them. So here is my own top ten list, somewhat modified from Heller's. Sponsor. You are afraid of transparency and what it will unleash.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Media] Managing your Product Management Career
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Adrienne Tan, lead a conversation around “Managing Your Product Management Career”. Better Products.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Media] Hiring Product Managers
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015
    [Media] Harnessing Pinterest For Leads And Business Growth
    Now no longer the blogger’s secret, this powerful tool is a driving force of visual social media and a search engine in its own right. Harnessing Pinterest For Leads And Business Growth written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: photopin. So, let’s take a look at: What Pinterest is. Why it is important.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
    That same year I formed The Cutler Group, a public relations agency that helps innovative technology companies achieve high-value media coverage. To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. In the beginning, the firm’s assets were limited to $200 in my bank account. Don’t get an office.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] How I Write and How I Decide What To Write
    Editorial : I only write about social media tools and technology and I get ideas from a variety of sources including tweets, subscribers that ask me questions, reading other blog posts and monitoring keywords related to social media tools and technology. Yesterday I wrote – 7 Things I Did Not Know About Writing Before I Started ).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Media] Why My Crowdfunding Campaign Failed
    When it comes to crowdfunding, putting requests on your own social media accounts isn’t going to cut it either; you need people to become enthusiastic about your product and share it themselves so the word spreads. Crowdfunding has a reputation as an accessible way to secure funding for startups and small businesses. What went wrong?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Media] The Three Pillars Of A Winning Marketing Campaign
    This includes resources such as social media, blogging and adding links. You can do this by using different forms of social media or investing in viral marketing. Starting a business ? Any successful company owner will tell you that marketing is key here. Without marketing and promotion, your new business will be dead in the market.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Media] Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould
    From electric cars to drones, DNA sequencing to robotic surgery, enterprise software to social media –the size and variety of these markets makes the Valley of my early days look bush league. I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. She was twice as smart and just as tough as the guys. Her response? Maybe.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Media] Starting a Web Business with Less than Your Monthly Rent (The $ by $ Guide)
    There are many “landing page” companies, like LaunchRock,  where you can point your domain to a simple landing page that describes what your not yet launched site intends to do, allows you to collect email addresses, and finally allows those email addresses to be shared via social media. How do you get people to even give you input?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work With You
    It was there that she met Josh Emert and Austin Evarts, co-founders of GoChime, a company that serves targeted ads to Internet users based on the material in their social-media pages. How young businesses can develop relationships with companies such as Nike and Pepsi. Sheaffer, however, isn''t an employee of Waze.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] The Case for Crowdfunding
    It provides an opportunity to test the message—after all, the whole process of securing funding involves social media networking, marketing, and brand-positioning. 3. What does the JOBS Act have to do with the Statue of Liberty? The founder of Indiegogo breaks down the uniquely American benefits to new crowdfunding legislation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways You Discourage Customers From Buying
    Most websites fail that miserably [because] they're designed to serve the seller's needs, not the buyer's." It may seem like a good idea to make the customer create an account, collect social media information, or ask questions about what led the customer to the site. The relationship between buyers and sellers has changed. You don't.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] 3D Scanning Made Accessible With €260K Investment Into Volumental, A Spinoff From Kinect@Home
    However as it attracted the media attention of  BBC ,  Wired ,  Mashable and others, the team started receiving a lot commercial interest, and decided to spin-off as  Volumental. Stockholm-based Volumental is one research spinoff that''s going to be fun to watch. The project was started as a research project by two Ph.D.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Media] The DLD Report
    I was in Germany this week to attend the annual DLD Conference , an annual event attracting a great mix of entrepreneurs, investors, media, marketers, pundits and celebrities. TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, LIFE ARE CONVERGING. Software is becoming media. DIGITAL MEDIA. It was a great time. Today, the Internet is everywhere. CHINA.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Selling Your Company Won't Make You Happy
    Stoked by media tales of quick and immensely lucrative exits a la Instagram and frenzied home buying in Silicon Valley following Facebook's IPO , the fortune-making exit tantalizes even the most level-headed entrepreneur. As the traditional rhyme tells us, the heads of children on Christmas Eve generally dance with visions of sugar plums.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
    [Media] How to Pitch Your Business by Email
    It’s used by nearly everyone, it’s more personal than social media, and it’s less obtrusive than a phone call. When I think of pitching, I think of presentations (unless we’re talking about baseball, of course). ” Email is everywhere. So what’s the best way to go about pitching your business by email? Be genuine.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] 5 Powerful New Ways to Make Video Attract Customers
    Many channels and creators were influencers on the web and social media before adopting YouTube, and even more that started on YouTube are quickly expanding their audiences everywhere--which means the potential opportunity for distribution of your videos is exponential. Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Turn Less into More
    Spend 90 percent of your networking time building a few quality connections; devote the remainder to building a large group of social media connections. Money, time, connections -- you need more of everything, right? Stop whining and start using your contraints to your advantage. Here are four ways to turn less into a lot more: 1. Money.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] 2014 May Be the Year of the Hedge Fund Startup
    Some of the new funds may get a boost from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which loosened its "general solicitation" rules under the 2012 JOBS Act last fall, allowing hedge funds to advertise their services in the media. stocks in more than 18 months, the WSJ reports. Last year, hedge funds managed a record $2.6
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    [Media] Summer Business Books: What to Read Now
    Mitch Joel, a leading expert in new media, describe our current moment of “business purgatory.” ” Joel describes how the changes surrounding us (technology, smartphones, social media, online shopping, and on and on and on) have combined to change the DNA of business and how nothing can or will ever be as it was.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Hey Graduates: Forget Plastics - It's All About Machine Learning
    The company has been inhaling all of the social media data exhaust out of Twitter, Facebook and other sources to determine insight for brands about consumer sentiment and provide a platform for targeted engagement and campaign management. . "Tell me, what would you do if you had 1,000 times more data?".
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Lagging Indicators
    Likewise, I’ve seen a pullback from social services and media-based models in light of Facebook’s disappointing performance post IPO. I’m always amazed at how much short term decisions are driven by lagging indicators. Yammer’s march to a successful exit was in relative terms, extremely fast. Yet, it took 4 years.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Media] 7 Ways to Motivate Without Money
    Social (and social media) recognition-- The Little Giraffe Foundation. It''s easy to increase someone''s paycheck. It''s not so easy to reward without money, but these groups have figured it out. Dear Evil HR Lady, We''re a small non-profit and we rely heavily on volunteers. Yes, their love of the cause is good, but it only goes so far.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Media] You Can't Own Your Customers' Decision Journey, but You Can Try
    Real-time technology and soapbox social media have flipped the marketing model upside-down. The job of marketing is not to sell more stuff. It is to solve consumers'' biggest problems during critical points in the path toward resolution. That’s a (nearly) undisputed fact, yet what remains the most used marketing strategy in 2013?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] 4 Tricks for Better Customer Service
    Whirlpool's Maytag: Get Smarter About Social Media Twitter and Facebook have made it possible for customers to be more vocal and far-reaching with their opinions. From Amazon to Lego to Zappos, plenty of big corporations have won kudos for their personal touch. Here's how you can steal their best ideas. With customers, it's similar," he says.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] 4 Reasons You Need to Use Native Advertising
    In that case, ask the top media properties in your region or industry to pitch your business ASAP. Native advertising is useful for companies on the rise who are doing everything right, and trying to reach a media-conscious target audience that wants to engage online. little over a week ago, I penned an Inc. readers. Here they are: 1.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Check out the wonderful things my clients shipped in 2011!
    It was such a hit that they were invited to bring the program up to NYC in February for Social Media Week! Angelica Perez , of NewLatina.net , won the 2011 Top Latin@ 2011 Award, awarded by LATISM (Latinos in Social Media). Clients came from individual coaching  and programs and classes. Find him at AbeCajudo.com. Rachel Rodgers, Esq.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
    [Media] Great Storytelling With Data: Visualize Simply And Focus Obsessively
    The Directors, the Marketers, the Optimization employees and our resident social media gurus. You will now drive a much more focused conversation that might start with: "So if this is how our customers are spending their time with media, what does our advertising media-mix look like?" Insights. Pause. This is bonkers.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Media] Beyond Lead Gen: How To Optimize B2B Sales Enablement
    CMS: Create more engaging content by combining various types of media like documents, webpages and videos into one link. Currently, if you need to share a combination of various media, you’re forced to hyperlink various pages or share multiple links in an email, both of which lead to a broken experience while trying to tell a coherent story.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Media] Crowdsourced ideas for using Social Data Mining & Analytics
    But now, people are telling us their preferences in social media updates. mention these really to exercise your creativity.  If you could analyze mountains of social media data, what would you do? Happy Friday, everyone.  We launched Polygraph 2 1/2 weeks ago, and have been floored by the response. Agencies Data Mining
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Buyer’s guide: Top six tips to improve your organisation’s social media CRM strategy – 10/24/2011 – Computer Weekly. tags: blog. Presentation Zen: Steve Jobs on marketing & identifying your core values. tags: blog presentation marketing. Workday raises $85 million, fleshes out finance cloud | ZDNet. tags: blog.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Media] The Ultimate Balancing Act: Five Tips for the Collegiate Entrepreneur
    Connect your business with your social media accounts, or create new ones for the business. If you’re considering starting a side business while in college, we’re sure you’ve asked yourself the following question: Do I have the time and energy to devote to a small business while still doing justice to my studies? This is number one.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [Media] Your Small Business News Roundup
    Amazon hailed this week’s Prime Day as “bigger than Black Friday,” but customers came away disappointed, with many taking to social media to get their wisecracks in. 5. Grab some coffee, kick back, and catch up on the latest about small business. Hope your summer’s going well! Planning is key. Poor sales mean poor moods. Watch out, startups.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Media] Making a Cold Call? Do These 4 Things First
    Use LinkedIn, other social media, search engines, and you own business experience to build a profile. Cold calling is hard enough when you're calling "out of the blue." Here's how to lay the groundwork in advance. Cold calling is difficult, especially when you're calling "out of the blue." Sometimes you don't have that luxury, however.
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