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10 Essential PR Tips for Startups

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10 Essential PR Tips for Startups. Sign up for her course on “ PR for Startups ” to learn more about getting media coverage for your fledgling business. While pitching individual writers sounds more promising to many PR folk, you should always determine the official pitching method for your preferred publication.

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Twitter Link Roundup #286 – Ideas for Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

Open source typeface “Hack” brings design to source code crowdspring.co/1JPW7C3. A bicycle-riding robot? Enjoy! 1Uoh8Oy. 1ijjyNb.

Untangle Goes Open Source (GPL)

Entrepreneurship Blog

Earlier this morning we formally announced that we are open sourcing Untangle's network gateway platform. In building the Untangle Platform and applications, we used more than 30 open source projects like SpamAssassin, Snort and OpenVPN, and now we're proud to be joining the GPL club ourselves.

Twitter Link Roundup #272 – Picture-perfect Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Buckle Up: Google’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Open Road crowdspring.co/1JPf4pp. We get some cool projects on crowdSPRING. Enjoy!

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Framework Benchmarks Round 10

TechEmpower

Since Round 9, 675 issues were opened and 511 issues were closed. Round 10 of the Framework Benchmarks project is now available! versus 1.05M).

Twitter Link Roundup #82 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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This analysis on Facebook open sourcing data center/hardware seems to miss the point – [link]. link]. Who are we? Funny! link].

Twitter Link Roundup #92 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Google Web Fonts: hundreds free, open-source fonts optimized for Web – [link]. How to Hire a Graphic Designer – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #173 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

Reasons People Subscribe to — and Open — Email – [link]. Steps to Mastering Time Management | OPEN Forum – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #139 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Global Warming Has Opened A Huge Mining Opportunity In Greenland – [link]. Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing – [link]. link].

Twitter Link Roundup #140 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s first open source font family – [link]. Ways to Alienate a Customer – [link].

How to Raise Micro-Capital Online

Market by Numbers

The way it works is this: people who create projects to be funded by micro-capital on Kickstarter offer differing levels of sponsorship.  And are cool.

30 Money Saving Tips For Your Business

Up and Running

Use Open Source and Cloud Computing. Sourceforge.net has an index of open source options. DIY Marketing and PR.

Why Launching a Startup Is More Expensive Than You Think

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But the cost of PR and marketing is going to outstrip that within a couple of months of being up and running! It’s quite an eye opener.

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

In the new bubble PR may be your new best friend, so invest in it. Carpe Diem. We’re now in the second Internet bubble. Breathtaking Scale.

New Start-ups: Here's Your Digital To-Do List

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kelsey McBride, a PR representative, says you should think about SEO before you pick your company name. Read this handy list. Google-ize.

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LinkedIn Explores What It Takes To Be an Entrepreneur [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? To each his own.

If You Don’t Define Your Personal Brand the Market Will

Both Sides of the Table

have published many of these PR Tips before. There was no open source, no code repositories like GitHub, no knowledge hubs like StackExchange.

Startup Tools

steveblank.com

Are your lectures (in b-schools) open to public? Useful blogs and links for startups Click Here ————– 2. Greg G.

Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable

Chris Dixon

will notify the user of summarized business-practice information about the site (using information from sources such as BizRate). Problem.

You Need to Win the Battle for Share of Mind

Both Sides of the Table

Will you get the TechCrunch bump, the tier-1 VC anointment, followed by great PR firm support and then the NY Times or WSJ story that follows?

Twitter Link Roundup #96 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

The top 10 open source web fonts -  [link]. The top 10 open source web fonts -  [link]. Sometimes, you just gotta hoop.

Startup founders can have their cake and eat it too

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

In the NYT story , Andrew Mason, founder of Groupon says; “By taking money off the table, you’re expunging a big source of risk, allowing you to focus on the interests of the company you’re building instead of your own,” said Andrew Mason, the 30-year-old founder and chief executive of Groupon. The world has changed.a This is a big change.

Startup founders can have their cake and eat it too

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

In the NYT story , Andrew Mason, founder of Groupon says; “By taking money off the table, you’re expunging a big source of risk, allowing you to focus on the interests of the company you’re building instead of your own,” said Andrew Mason, the 30-year-old founder and chief executive of Groupon. The world has changed.a This is a big change.

Let It Burn: For Apple, An Age-Old Analog Practice May Know Best

YoungUpstarts

Apple put muscle into reinvigorating their PR. By Melissa Thompson, CEO of Talk Session. Here are some other thoughts on the conference: I.

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Twitter Link Roundup #36 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

crowdSPRING Blog

reasons why PR firms are taking over social media – [link]. Government releases open source code – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Does Crowdfunding Work for Early Stage Growth Companies?

VC Deal Lawyer

Cofundos – primarily focused on the creation of open source software. Investors get a reward. Pozible – Australian based. 

Twitter Link Roundup #53 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

brief history: 35 years of open source software – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

14 Reasons Why You Need To Start A Startup

OnStartups

The blueprint to go from zero to paying customers and all the knowledge in between to guide you is out there in the open. for free. NOT funding.

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Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

Open cloud led by Amazon with their AWS services drove total operating costs down by 90%. This led to an explosion in startups. Funny, that.

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

blog.expensify.com

You need to hear this from someone who has used.Net extensively, and then happily walked away from it to go open source: You are a wanker.

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Twitter Link Roundup #37 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

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Reasons PR Agencies Are Failing in Social Media – [link]. Facebook Open Graph: The Definitive Guide For Publishers, Users and Competitors – [link]. Government releases open source code – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! We’re all in this together. Never.

HOW TO: Hire the Perfect CTO

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); // Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Have an account? Solid leadership is essential to the success of any team.

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“We don’t have a women in technology problem at Business of Software Conference”

Business of Software Blog

Friday night press releases are the ones the PR department has to put out but doesn’t want seen). We are open to your thoughts.

Twitter Link Roundup #34 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

crowdSPRING Blog

UI Design Patterns: Open Source Design Pattern Library – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! Inspiration: 50+ Vector-Based Book Covers – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #34 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

crowdSPRING Blog

UI Design Patterns: Open Source Design Pattern Library – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! Inspiration: 50+ Vector-Based Book Covers – [link].

My year without pants ??? Scott Berkun at BoS 2013

Business of Software Blog

So, WordPress, the open source project, was started in 2003. It’s an open source project. This is his story. You get.

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Lessons Learned: The three drivers of growth for your business.

Startup Lessons Learned

In this model, you take some fraction of the lifetime value of each customer and plow that back into paid acquisition through SEM, banner ads, PR, affiliates, etc. Waves of technology platforms The lean startup Customer Development Engineering Greasemonkey compiler Great open source scalability tools from Danga Ideas. for H.

Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs

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Far more common is a need to acquire customers through a series of steps like SEO, SEM, PR, Social Marketing, direct sales, channel sales, etc.

Protect the Brand. Destroy the Enemy.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Glassman escaped into athletics and fell in love with gymnastics (the source, he says, of his pronounced limp), weightlifting, and cycling.

Twitter Link Roundup #51 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

The Case For Open-Source Design: Can Design By Committee Work? Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!