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  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Media] This Startup Is Shaking TV Networks--All the Way to the Supreme Court
    For most of Aereo''s three-year lifespan, the little, 115-person company has been under legal assault by the same media titans that urged the Supreme Court to take up the case: Disney/ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, among others. In its three-year lifespan, Aereo has angered all the major TV networks, major-league sports, and the government. And D."
  • DEIMAR  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] From $0-100million with no sales people. (Video) | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Sep 16, 2011. From $0-100million with no sales people. Video). by Deimar Gutierrez. 16.9.11. Pin It. From $0-100million with no sales people. Business of Software Blog.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Leave In, What to Leave Out :: Small Business Marketing.
    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.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010
    [Media] Lasso: Press & Progress
    Howdy everyone - I thought I'd share a few quick updates on our company while I have a few minutes on an Easter Sunday evening. First, as part of our soft launch, we've renamed our platform to Lasso ™  to better reflect what we do. city very soon, along with a variety of others that will get us closer to our vision for the Lasso  ™  platform.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 (Webinar Recap)
    As CEO of Quintessence Group, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business startup, business development, and social media marketing. Social media is no longer an option, you must be a social media expert, too, or have some budget to hire somebody to help you. What do you manage?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Media] Blog!Flow Is Applifier For Blogs
    flow is a cross-promotion tool for bloggers and other such media outlets. Mainly for the ones, who as content creators are feeling like drowning within the increasingly fragmenting media landscape. anticipate to mix with media blogs, company blogs and product sites, which all have their own peculiarities. flow stands currently.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Get a Celebrity Endorsement
    And StyleCaster founder and CEO Ari Goldberg has been working to capitalize on these social media “non-celebrities.” Friends in high places can help your company take off--but big endorsements cost big bucks. See how these companies found famous fans. “When you’re a small business owner, cash is king. million meals).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] My Favorite Tool for Making Travel Plans
    When I'm planning trips, I don't like relying on online reviews written by strangers. A few months ago, I started using Trippy, a free service that helps me get travel recommendations from trusted social-media contacts. Jake Kloberdanz, founder and CEO of OneHope, a California winery with a social mission, explains how he uses Trippy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Media] 7 Iconic Bands that Changed the Business of Music
    They also were social long before social media: selling tickets directly, creating an extremely engaged fan club, sharing personal details as well as fan-generated artwork and content through their mailing list, and creating an ecosystem of small businesses that traveled with the band and had a vested interest in the band's long-term success.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] Tellyo tunes into €200,000 seed investment from GS Group
    The startup''s customers are TV properties who want more viewers on their live TV after other people see a "I cant believe I just missed this" clip shared on social media. Have you ever wondered how people copy clips of television and put it on the internet? Who has the time to do that? Apparently some people, but this is 2014. Bogu Ju?
  • 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?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Build Your Own World
    Most of the people going their own route don't get covered much in the tech media--because they don't pattern match for what we know of the successes we've heard before. It was a great day and the weather couldn't be better. One thing that struck me is how diverse the cityscape is outside of Manhattan.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] The 7 Essential Practices of the New Sales Professional
    This means creating an online presence that includes content, SEO, email marketing, social media and maybe even awareness advertising. photo credit: Official GDC via photopin cc. Last week I wrote about what I called the Disciplines of the New Sales Professional. If last week’s post was the strategy, this is the tactics.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise
    He’s currently cofounder/CEO of Dynamic Signal which helps companies involve their employees in enterprise social media – he calls it an “OS for advocacy.” My friend Russ Fradin is one of those people and my bet is that most of the folks who read my blog don’t know Russ. He’s Intentional strategy?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 4 Big Ideas to Boost Productivity
    Examples might include: sales from a new mobile application or from leads generated from social media channels, new software or products built on new languages or technologies. American workers don't have the skills they need to stay relevant. But who among us is keeping up? I'd suggest four key tactics: Make new skills count. Got that?
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
    [Media] How To Conduct A Quality Podcast Interview In 7 Steps
    Naturally I asked him how this happened and he said the story behind his business (Virtual Dating Assistants) was picked up by various media outlets, including television coverage in the USA. Six months after starting this blog back in 2005 I purchased what at the time was a cutting edge MP3 player, called an iRiver. Here we go… 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] How to Build the Next Instagram
    Recently, while testing a new-to-market app for a social media client, I was surprised to find a first-time user experience led with login, and absolutely no explanation or context about what the app might do for users. To make sure your mobile app is a hit, you must focus on these three aspects of user experience.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Pebble Already Made History. What's Next?
    Okay, maybe it’s a first world problem, but Eric Migicovsky was tired of taking his phone out of his pocket every time he wanted to check social media or know what was going on in the world. Scrappy wearable computing upstart Pebble is best known for its record-setting fundraising campaign. But can it survive as the big boys move in?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Why Being Positive Is Easier Said Than Done
    Because positive psychology research has "fine print" that rarely gets mentioned in the media, according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness. Here's why. In one study , Lyubomirsky posted online two nearly identical requests for study participants.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
    [Media] 3 Questions to Help Build Your Business Strategy
    For you, it is important that you think about the value you provide in a strategic manner and lose the type of thinking and conventional wisdom that drives you to view yourself as someone that “is just a fundraiser,” or “handles social media,” or, heaven help us, “provides ethical solutions to IT problems.”. Setting your strategy.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Belieb It: With Launch of Selfie-App, Justin Bieber Becomes Start-Up Investor
    Though the singer just lost his title to Katy Perry as the number one most followed person on Twitter, he still touts 46,949,599 followers (at time of reporting) so it will be interesting to see how Bieber''s social media influence lends itself to the app''s success The social network for selfies-only called Shots of Me launched yesterday.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] Disrupt Education. Save the World.
    Think of what technology has done for, say, television, or media in general. Tweet Is there any generalized institution in the world that needs disruption more badly than education? Right now there are more than a billion people under 10 years old. How well do you think we adults are doing with educating all those kids? It seems so obvious.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The 25 Best Leadership Bloggers
    ” In addition to helping leaders be thoughtful and purposeful, he also blogs several times a week about productivity, social media, and his personal area of expertise, publishing. Anyone who has ever tried to lead people will tell you leadership is more like art than science. Michael McKinney. John Maxwell. Bob Burg. Michael Hyatt.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Microsoft Gives Finland A Chance To Move On
    If you''re located in the Nordic region I think it''s impossible it hasn''t popped on your social media already, but Microsoft has bought Nokia''s devices and services unit for $7.2 billion. Just like it sounds, Nokia the phone manufacturer''s days are limited, by the end of 2015 they can no longer sell phones under their own name.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Are You Really Disruptive? (Or Just Talking About It)?
    We also have an active feedback email address where we read all messages personally, and we register every single user request and question on our social media accounts. It's easy to say your company aims to shake up its industry. But are you taking the steps you need to follow through? Disruption is the goal of most entrepreneurs.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Media] Getting Better at Getting Email
    She was named Adweek Media’s “Publishing Executive of the Year” in 2009. Social Media Makes Email Even Stronger Revolutionary Email Based Reminder System 5 Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool The Brand Personality Test 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website. – Enjoy! The rest is just digital noise.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] 10 Biggest Holiday Party Faux Pas
    Here we are, that time of year when the media gets to trot out all those seedy, cautionary tales about how bad behavior at the holiday office party can land you in deep you-know-what or even blow up your career. There's only one rule of office parties: Enjoy the entertainment; just don't be the entertainment. Check out the worst offenses.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
    [Media] [Review] Thrive
    Surprisingly, the most consistent advice given by Huffington (founder of one of social media’s biggest brands) revolves around how we should limit technology’s role in our lives. How do you define success? Can it be measured by wealth or power alone? Apparently no. Delicately seasoned with memorable quotes from literary giants like T.S.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Start a New Business for $100
    About the author: Natalie Sisson is a Suitcase Entrepreneur who shows you how to build a business you love from anywhere, using online tools, social media and outsourcing. This is a guest post by Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur. My challenge to you today is to start a new business with $100. It may not initially be world changing.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Media] Resources and Tools to Help You Name Your Business
    Plus, you’ll also be able to check available social media usernames, which is a must. When it comes to naming your business, are you drawing a blank? Try these resources and tools. If you’re starting a business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is what to name your new company. Let’s get started—this is the fun part!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] Friends and Family: Largest Startup Funding Source
    Finally, you will develop tactics such as building quality links to your website through social media and professional article writing to boost your rankings in the search engines. billion annually. Surprisingly, friends and family contributed nearly three times the amount of capital to thousands of startups each year. Have a game plan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Media] 10 Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All
    This one is among the scourges of social media. You know the saying that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all? Here are 10 of the times when that is most true. You''ve probably read before about the key phrases that greatest leaders say every day. When the other side in a negotiation starts debating against itself.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] My top blog posts from 2013
    This blog is very much a journal of what I’m currently doing and thinking, which lines up nicely as you look at this list: 2009 – Social media and digital dominated my posts. 2010 – Still very much social media content, but more entrepreneurship popping in. Because – pinch me – that’s what my career is now.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011
    Would not be surprised if the free fall is even faster for physical media than what is predicted. World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011 : infoneer-pulse : Global online music revenues are expected to rise by about 7 percent this year to $6.3 By 2015, Gartner forecasts online music spending will rise to $7.7 billion from $5.9
  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Consistency is One Key to Killer Branding
    Make sure that your logo is clearly displayed and when possible, use the same color scheme on all of your collateral materials, including social media. By Anita Wong. Does your website look one way, your blog another way, your Facebook fan page still another way, and your Twitter page looks like something else?
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [Media] Medialets Announces Universal Mobile Ad SDK
    Publishers can serve Medialets rich media ads, ads from other mobile ad networks as well as ads from their own first party ad server – all from one SDK. Earlier this week, Medialets made a significant announcement : the launch of their universal mobile ad SDK. We’re excited that Medialets is in the middle of the mobile ad revolution.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Media] How to Start a Business in a Month – #30DayChallenge
    People will review you, people will talk about you on social media sites, people will write about you. Setting up profiles on social media websites. For many businesses today, this happens in the form of social media accounts, which can often stand in for a customer service team. We’d love to hear from you if you are.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Media] Do You Need A PR Firm?
    She understands social media. A serial entrepreneur describes her public relations mistakes--so you don't make the same ones. have a young colleague who is starting a new business. So far, she's done well: Her customers love the product, they come back for more, and her distribution is increasing. remembered making this mistake. was $5,000.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Media] The Value of a Twitter Follower
    There is a lot of information asymmetry in social media. by Puja Ramani and Sampada Telang What we learned from applying the life time value analysis as well as engagement funnel analysis techniques for Twitter: Our goal was to estimate the value of a Twitter follower for various publishers on Twitter. Summary of key learnings 1.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways to Outwit Your Competition
    We're all familiar with the epics: battles like Facebook vs Google and Mac vs PC ; they are fought in the public eye with online ads, conferences, billboards, magazines, TV and, increasingly, social media channels. Is it time to wage battle, leverage your business model, or just poke fun of your rival? Here's how to tell. So why wage war?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] ClipMe in 15 Seconds
    Once ready, the video can be shared over social media for everyone to see. The rapper is very popular among the youth and is known for strong social media activity. Finnish ClipMe has a speciality of its own. ClipMe allows you to create 15 second video stories with friends. To put it simple, it really is all about having fun.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Media] Perfecto Mobile Gets Perfect Backer in Vodafone Ventures for App Testing in the Cloud
    The sum of the round was undisclosed, but sources in the Israeli media estimate it at $4-5 million. V odafone’s venture capital arm made a strategic minority investment in Israeli startup Perfecto Mobile , joining previous backers Carmel Ventures and  Vertex Venture Capital who invested $7 million ten months ago.
  • 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?
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Socialware Raises Series C from CrunchFund and Others
    Socialware, the leader in social media compliance and engagement, today announced that CrunchFund, founded by tech industry veterans Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler, will join other investors in a $7M series C round of funding. Many companies miss the mark by only leveraging social [.].
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Media] Employed with a side of startup
    For example, you know that to avoid social media shitstorms you're supposed to have stupendous customer service , so you claim as much on your website. Are you going to SxSW?  If so, drop me a line and we'll coordinate.). Most people start their first company while they still have a day job. Here are my tips for how to pull this off. IANAL.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] Just Because You Have a Recycling Program.
    And the media is catching on. Increasing productivity and efficiency can be far more effective in attracting shrewd consumers and improving your bottom line than flashy green media campaigns screaming for attention. doesn't mean you're a "green" company. Overnight, it was everywhere: every company was suddenly "green." Read on.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 8 Steps To a Successful Redesign
    Use Alexa to analyze their website ranking and traffic; use Topsy to better understand their social media presence and strategy; Quantcast can help with analysis of traffic and demographics; and Hubspot’s Marketing Grader can be used to analyze their marketing funnel. 3. Don’t expect that the process with be completed overnight. Goals.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
    Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] How One Smart Infographic Saved a Company
    Once it launched the popular Formspring social media product, it found it served a different user base. What if you had to change your company name and URL and hope your customers would find you again? Here's how Formspring overcame its rebranding trouble. Formstack started as Formspring, but the company had two lines of business. link].
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Bombs in Boston and Ideas that Bomb
    A very perceptive, connected, media savvy, friend just wrote some nonsense to me about the terrible events in Boston over the last few days.  He wrote “ who would have thought that the blow-back from Chechnya would come to America in the form of an attack on the Boston Marathon?” There’s a well studied. When the bombs went.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [Media] The National Broadband Plan
    She had a lot of fun with the fact that our nation's broadband plan was being distributed to congress and the media in paper form in a binder. I went down to Washington, DC yesterday to participate in an event that celebrated the 25th anniversary of.com. military ranked 17th in the world, you can bet that as a. The vital. second-class.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Join the Sign up Your Startup Challenge and get free tools to help your business succeed
    Free publicity and materials for your website and social media efforts. Business is all about competition. If you’re not competing against other businesses for customers or market share, you’re competing against yourself, trying to beat previous revenue figures. We’ve got the spirit here at Bplans. Plenty! Business Plannin
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] The Future of Publishing and an Opportunity to Work with CNN/Money
    professional social networking site has hired a content focused executive away from a traditional media company's digital arm. Don't know if you noticed, but LinkedIn has an editor now. Just think about that for a second. Isn't LinkedIn doing terrifically well with it's recruiting focused business? Take Refinery29 , for example. Conflict?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] 10 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Working
    This is a social media death sentence. If you’re using Facebook for your business, you may have noticed that your marketing attempts aren’t performing to the level you’d originally hoped. There are several reasons why this might be the case. They’re boring. Not using an effective image in your ads. You haven’t adequately tested the market.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Your community of peers
    We’ve done this a few times before (Jason put together a Digital Home summit and, along with Walter Knapp from our portfolio company Lijit , I organized a Digital Media Summit in Boulder – in both cases the attendees were both Foundry portfolio companies as well as many other companies from within the ecosystem).
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
    There are many ideas and movements that aim to get businesses or communities to act and put social media into a bigger and much better context: the sharing economy, access economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, collaboration, open innovation amongst others. Do you think it’s a fad that will die down anytime soon?
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Media] The #1 Goal of Your Website
    Social media routes (including blogging) are all fantastic avenues for building an audience. Email should be your first goal, with social media approaches coming once you have this cornerstone cemented in place. Photo by Daquella Manera. This post is an adaptation of a portion of my 2010 Business of Software talk. Unfollow.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Media] The Importance of Understanding Your Demographic
    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. by Lewis Robinson. When you are running a small business, few things are as important as understanding your target demographic. Income. Limitations.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Experienced Heads and Cheap Legs: How to Leverage Mentoring and Advisers at a Startup
    If you're hiring for marketing, it's going to be someone who will actually test all the AdWords campaigns, run the Twitter account, write the blog posts, pitch media outlets, etc. Here's a solution that can be used in any area: marketing, technology, product, etc. Hire someone cheap who can hustle. You could do the same thing in engineering.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] Get in on the revolution in venture funding
    How social media networks can reduce financial needs for start-ups. The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, and getting noticed by the right person or network can mean investment, growth, and ultimately business success. But money doesn’t grow on trees. How mentors help bring products to market.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
    [Media] Gordon Gekko 2.0: Flipping is GOOD. (aka Memo to Jason Fried.
    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 « Startup Metrics for Pirates & KILL A FEATURE! The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES
    You also have the value of serendipity, which you don't really have in other media. This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. International CES, the world's largest tech trade show, opens today in Las Vegas. In 2013, far more will try their luck.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] How and where to find a co-founder for your startup
    Social media channels can surprisingly lead you to potential partners as well. George Deeb  is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based  Red Rocket Ventures , a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man
    How’s that for people who keep saying that social media hasn’t been truly transformative. Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected. In my unconnected world there was no personal email. On vacation you really checked out because you had to.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] 3 Secrets of the Most Shareable Tweets
    From detailed scientific guides to personal experiments on double tweeting and a host of tech tools that claim they can help you fine tune your tweeting schedule, business owners looking for social media best practice could spend days trawling through all the expert advice that’s out already available. That’s elementary.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] How To Reject A Job Candidate The Right Way
    Job applicants freely share their experiences, good and bad, through a wide range of social media platforms. It may suddenly find itself awash in bad press, the target of considerable social media ire and finger-pointing. by Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services. Things are different today. End on a positive note.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Who Are Your Online Competitors? Find Out for Free
    Finally, ensure that you are first to market by promoting your value-add content on social media platforms and industry websites. Discover opportunities that online competitors haven't yet found by using these free analysis tools. Follow the steps below to find opportunities to outperform your competition using free analysis tools. 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] Are There Any Innovations Left in Golf? Maybe This One.
    Lacking the means to get their message out through traditional channels, OnCore needs to adopt an unconventional marketing approach with a focus on social media, says Steve Cody, an Inc. They also have been making an effort to engage customers through social media, running contests and offering golf tips and product information.
  • ROB GO  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Boston Strong
    But forget what the media says. Maybe this is why the tech community here has been less embraced by pop-tech media which seems to care more about movie-star investors than real businesses. There are things on the ground here that make this place really great, and the folks that were honored last night really hammered it home for me.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Media] What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup?
    It was at that point that I remembered the What the Fuck Should I Make for Dinner and What The Fuck is My Social Media Strategy websites. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. April 18th, 2011 What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup? note : affiliate link attached.)
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Media] The Lean Startup Book is here
    Media businesses are amplifiers – of people, of ideas, of (too often) total BS. I am no longer writing a book. The Lean Startup Book is done. Finally, really, truly, done. On July 4, I celebrated Independence Day by making my very last revisions to the paper (!) page proofs, and mailing (!) them back to my publisher. believe we can. link].
  • NEXTWALA  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Disruption in the Location/Local/LBS Stack - NextWala
       You might be in advertising, automotive, retail, enterprise software, local media or something else. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. Tweet.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Media] Event Marketing Is Making A Comeback
    Social Media Event Marketing Facebook and LinkedIn allow you to set up events and announce them to your contacts there. Local Broadcast Media Call your local newspaper reporters and TV/radio stations and let them know about each event. And I used it myself a few months ago and am starting to do more of it. read more. Dave Lavinsky
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter Ads
    The Social Media Retargeting Opportunity Americans spend over three hours a day on social networking sites. There was a problem, though: people aren''t interested in buying products or services when they''re looking at pictures of cats on social media. Here''s how it works. Do Twitter Ads Work? Previously, they were pretty awful.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] The Kings of Concentration
    In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Starting a Family Is Good for Business
    This is constantly a topic of focus in the media regarding women-owned businesses (as if men don''t have kids too), which make up only 35% of the total entrepreneurial population. There''s a myth that having a family and running a company are incompatible, but here are 3 reasons why kids can be a business advantage.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Media] The Opportunity Fund
    In 2004 the entire market capitalization of the social media sector was probably less than $100M. We founded Union Square Ventures in 2003 to invest in the applications layer of the web. Over the last seven years, we have refined that investment focus. We now invest almost exclusively in Internet services that create large networks. Focus
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Media] Why You Must Change Your Content Marketing Approach
    Social media has obviously opened new doors in terms of sharing and generating new forms of content. And of course you need a visual marketing strategy to go hand in hand with your written content if you want to really take advantage of social media reach today. Social Media Examiner. Social Media Examiner. Enjoy!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] Power Shift in Silicon Valley?
    The firm's aggressive efforts have brought extensive media coverage and big money. With the hottest start-ups widely sought after, VC firms try new ways to stand out. Silicon Valley appears to be seeing a power shift from VCs to entrepreneurs. Each year about 15 deals account for 97% of all venture capital profits, reports the paper.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] Apple's Soho Store Launches Meet the Actor Series
    Plus, it got the media''s attention--ehem. Is it worth it to launch an event unrelated to your brand? Here''s a tech event even Hollywood would love. Actress Allison Williams, star of the hit HBO series Girls, gave a talk on acting and tech startups last week at a Manhattan Apple store. First, the event got people into an Apple store.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startups can point to the future
    This morning I’ll be heading over to attend Startup Riot , a one-day conference in Atlanta (put on by my friend @sanjay and fellow Shotputter ) where 50 startups get three minutes each to pitch their business to hundreds of venture capitalists, angel investors, other entrepreneurs and the media. Start-ups Technology startup riot
  • GENUINE VC  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
    [Media] Seven Lessons I've Learned Organizing Events
    And of course social media has helped spread the word, from the nearly two thousand Twitter followers ( @webinno ) to all of the blog posts attendees write as follow up. For the past five years, I’ve been organizing a regular event here in Boston called the Web Innovators Group (aka “WebInno”). But I don’t think that’s a necessary ingredient.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] LEARN ABOUT THE 2013 T2MA EXPERIENCE IN 3 MINUTES
    Join our mailing list, connect with us on social media, email lester@haas.berkeley.edu or drop by F450 at the Haas School of Business. Get involved with the Lester Center to learn about upcoming events and programs like T2MA. Find out what we can do for you! International UC Berkeley intel technology to market accelerator video
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
    Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Media] Adform's U.S. Expansion Starts With New Sales & Support Offices in NYC and L.A.
    based publishers interested in expanding their rich-media offerings, as well as media buyers who want to launch programmatically executed branding campaigns. based brands can now leverage our Brand-Led Media Platform to launch highly creative multi-screen digital campaigns that deliver the massive scale they need.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Media] How To Open Your Own Boat Rental Business
    Create A Blog And Use Social Media. Social media is another tool you can use to enhance brand awareness. Do you love the sea and want to create your own business where you can share that passion with others? However, there are many things that you will need to consider, before you can explore this horizon: Do Your Research.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] 9 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Turn Off Your Smartphone
    Someone is explaining something you either already know or don''t need to know so you wander over to your email or to your social media accounts. You probably already know that taking a break from technology is good for you. But take a look at just how good it can be. He''s on a mission to get that message out. Yes it can. Like this post?
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship
    So he’s reaching out to those people for testimonials, and to help promote the book. I’m a former freelance journalist interested in which media channels are talking extensively about thought leadership. Please check it out. Liz and Craig have not met before and the entire process of long-distance collaboration was awesome.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea
    The second, an Internet advertising company called Invite Media, which he co-founded with several classmates during his senior year, was more promising. Shin's buddies would eventually sell Invite Media to Google for $81 million, but Shin had left the company long before that happened. with his parents when he was 9. Shin got to work.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Bad content is worse than no content: How to create stuff that doesn’t stink
    They figured out that their audience likes up-to-date marketing news, inbound marketing tips and the latest statistics on SEO, blogging, social media and marketing trends—all packaged in concise, readable posts. Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises. When was the last time you were enthralled by B2B “content?”. final test.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare
    One of Silicon Alley''s staples is in the media doghouse. billion sale of Tumblr--Silicon Alley''s other grown-up-ish Silicon Alley social-media start-up--as one point of envy for Foursquare employees. Here''s what we shouldn''t forget about the check-in pioneer as it grows up. Foursquare is four years old. The piece points to the $1.1
  • 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.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Media] Knights In Shining Armor & Wolf Tickets
    Why does it seem like those who claim to be the “miracle solution&# for your startup end up letting your startup down? Of course, as a service provider to startups I’m in a bit of a quandary writing this post. Your startup might need a lawyer; it might not.) And that is assuming your startup even has a need for such services.
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