Running conversion optimization experiments the right way with Chad Sanderson

ConversionXL

In this video, I sit down with Chad Sanderson, Program Manager on the Microsoft Experimentation Platform team, to discuss statistical testing, calculating sample size, and selecting the right tools to help you run statistically significant conversion optimization tests. The post Running conversion optimization experiments the right way with Chad Sanderson appeared first on CXL. Learn how to run conversion optimization experiments the right way.

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In a World of Startup How-Tos, What About Bucking the Trend? [Traction #37: Chad Laurans, SimpliSafe]

View from Seed

Chad Laurans is the CEO of SimpliSafe, a large and growing tech company located in the Boston area. Years ago, in the span of 30 days, three of Chad’s friends were robbed. That led to Chad’s thriving business today. Today, we discuss how Chad built an Internet of Things-like product before that phrase existed, before the hype helps your marketing or fundraising, and before anyone was thinking about the connected home.

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Machine Learning Is Your Secret Weapon For Customer Acquisition

YoungUpstarts

by Chad Ruff, Chief Technology Officer at Swiftpage. Chad Ruff serves as chief technology officer at Swiftpage , provider of leading cloud-enabled CRM and marketing automation platform Act! Thinking Aloud Chad Ruff CRM customer acquisition customer relationship management machine learningIf you’re looking for a strategy to get ahead when it comes to customer acquisition, machine learning can be your secret weapon.

CopperEgg Posts Record Growth for 2013, Announces Chad Bockius as CEO

Austin Startup

The company also named Chad Bockius as CEO, Heidi Farris as vice president of marketing, and Chris Yndo as vice president of sales. CopperEgg today announced year-end results for 2013, achieving 380 percent growth in monthly recurring revenues year-over-year, and adding 440 new customers. Enterprise copper egg

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Four Marketing Automation Solutions Every SMB Should Have In 2020

YoungUpstarts

by Chad Ruff, Chief Technology Officer at Swiftpage. Chad Ruff serves as chief technology officer at Swiftpage , provider of leading cloud-enabled CRM and marketing automation platform Act! Professionalisms business solutions Chad Ruff marketing automationMarketing automation isn’t a thing of the future — it’s very much a part of the here and now for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) across the world.

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Social Media — For Those Who’ve Been Left Behind

YoungUpstarts

by Chad Hill, CEO of HubShout. Chad Hill is the CEO of HubShout , a U.S.-based Previously, Chad served as Business Development Director at America Online and worked in product management at FOLIOfn Investments, Intuit and the financial services group at American Management Systems. Thinking Aloud Chad Hill content marketing Online marketing social media

3 Things To Do Before Creating An Online Form

YoungUpstarts

by Chad Reid, Director of Communications for JotForm. Chad Reid is a career marketer and currently Director of Communications for JotForm , a popular online form builder. Professionalisms Chad Reid online forms Online marketing sales conversions sales leads2015 is a renaissance of sorts for do-it-yourselfers, with web forms right in the thick of it. For many years, the only way you could have an online form embedded on your website was if a developer put it there.

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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Show The Planet Some Love On Earth Day

YoungUpstarts

by Chad Reid, Director of Communications for JotForm. Chad Reid is a career marketer and currently Director of Communications for JotForm , a popular online form builder. Thinking Aloud Chad Reid Earth Day eco-friendly green business small businessPhoto credit: Earth and hands from Shutterstock. Does your company do its part to celebrate Earth Day?

Kentucky Liquor Company Buys Austin’s Deep Eddy Vodka

SiliconHills

Clayton Christopher and Chad Auler founded Deep Eddy Vodka in 2010. Austin Chad Auler Clay Christopher Deep Eddy Vodka Heaven Hill BrandsHeaven Hill Brands of Kentucky announced this week it is buying Austin-based Deep Eddy Vodka for an undisclosed amount.

Transcript of When and How to Sell Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

And my guest today is Chad Peterson. So, Chad, thanks for joining me. Chad Peterson: Hey, thank you for having me, John. Chad Peterson: Yeah, we are local. Chad Peterson: Absolutely. Chad Peterson: There are builders of businesses; and there are operators of businesses. Chad Peterson: To me, it’s especially sad. Chad Peterson: And if you wait too long, profits fade, the value of your business goes down. Chad Peterson: Yeah.

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Austin-based makexyz Gets Investment from Intel Capital

SiliconHills

Chad Masso is the other co-founder. Austin Chad Masso makexyz Nathan Tone Makexyz, a startup in the 3-D printing industry founded by ex-indeed.com employees, landed an investment this week from Intel Capital. The company can’t disclose the details of the funding or the amount, Nathan Tone, one of the co-founder, said in an email. “Our goal is to help people make […] The post Austin-based makexyz Gets Investment from Intel Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.

7 Activities That Don’t Scale but Will Win You Customers

Duct Tape Marketing

Chad Fisher is a co-founder of Content Runner, a marketplace for connecting users and freelance writers for the creation of unique written content. Advertising Conversational Marketing Crowdfunding Direct Mail Duct Tape Marketing Entrepreneur Google Ideal Customer Inbound Referrals Marketing Strategy Presentations Referral Marketing Small Business Small Business Marketing Start-up Uncategorized Writing Chad Fisher

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Austin-based Fintech Startup Episode Six Lands $7 Million in Funding and Expands Globally

SiliconHills

By CHAD SWIATECKI, Freelance Contributor to Silicon Hills News It makes sense that the Austin financial technology startup Episode Six would make the Asian Pacific region a high priority as the company sought to pick up customers for its software platform that lets financial institutions build custom payment and other solutions.

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Songs In The Wild

entrepreMusings

Chris Tondre (Guitars and Bass), Derek Morris (Keyboards), Chad and Natasha Hudson (Background Vocals), Ron Wikso (Drums). I finally faced a big fear of putting my “art” out there for the world to judge, hate, like, love, or be indifferent about. It’s been a multi-year endeavor, and I published them online via DistroKid back in March 2014. Getting them on the sites below was the easiest part of this whole endeavor and apparently I’ve made $10.50 on them in March and April!

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The Market Is Hot for Code Climate, NextView’s Newest Investment

Genuine VC

When Chad Pytel introduced me to Bryan Helmkamp , CEO/Co-founder of Code Climate , I knew that I had to pay attention. Chad is the CEO of thoughtbot, a consulting firm that makes web + mobile apps for early-stage startups. As an Advisor to thoughtbot the past couple years, I’ve come to place a lot of weight and trust in Chad’s opinion. Chad Pytel at thoughtbot, many of the NextView portfolio companies, tens of thousands of developers, and I are already believers.

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Atlantans supporting Atlantans…

Jeff Hilimire

My good friend Chad started this Indiegogo to help support Atlanta nonprofits. Here’s a short video Chad made explaining this campaign: Support this awesome campaign! In doing so, you get a awesome puzzle (and piece of art if you donate enough) and you support four Atlanta nonprofits, including mine, 48in48 ! I signed up for the Canvas & Puzzle package, hope you do the same :). The post Atlantans supporting Atlantans… appeared first on Begin the Begin. Random

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Robots Love Ice Cream: The Card Game!

Jeff Hilimire

And thanks to my buddy Chad , it continues to live on! Chad started a company called 25th Century Games and he just launched a Kickstarter for Robots Love Ice Cream: The Card Game. It’s really well done (great job, Chad!). Robots Love Ice Cream (RLIC) was the first mobile game that Dragon Army produced.

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College Students Souring on Business Degrees

Campus Entrepreneurship

American Exceptionalism Campus Eco-System Entrepreneurship Programs Students aacsb American Freshmen Survey business education Chad Moutray Smeal College of BusinessInside Higher Ed ‘s Dan Berrett writes about recent data from the American Freshmen Survey and business school admissions anecdotes to ask whether today’s college students are less interested in studying business.

Angel Investors Spotlight: An Inside Look at Hudson Valley Startup Fund’s Investment Process & Advice for Founders

Gust

We sat down with fund managers Chad Gomes, Johnny LeHane and Paul Hakim as they shared insights into their investment process, what they look for in both group members and startups, and. Hudson Valley Startup Fund brings together a network of the region’s successful business and community leaders to give back, supporting the launch of the next Hudson Valley visionaries.

Promoter.io Helps Companies Collect Customer Feedback

SiliconHills

That’s the key question behind San Antonio-based Promoter.io, founded by Chad Keck and Ricardo Reyna. By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News How likely are you to recommend our company to a friend or colleague? Our core goal is to help other companies consistently drive new profitable growth,” Keck said. Promoter.io, a customer analytics […] The post Promoter.io Helps Companies Collect Customer Feedback appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio Promoter.io

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Top 3 Startup Winner: Digs

The Startup Magazine

My co-founder (Chad Johnson) and I are both architecture graduates, so housing has always been a passion of ours. I am a homeowner but my co-founder (Chad Johnson) is a renter, and one day we got talking about ways to assist renters in their journey to become homeowners. In 2013, Chad and I founded Build Abroad, a nonprofit organization that builds homes in developing countries. Co-Founder : Chad Johnson.

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Your Online Forms Can Unlock The Key To Conversions

YoungUpstarts

by Chad Reid, Director of Communications for JotForm. Chad Reid is a career marketer and currently Director of Communications for JotForm , a popular online form builder. If you’re a marketer, you live and breathe conversion rates. They’re the very lifeblood of your business. You look at the rates for everything from advertising to emails, because anywhere you can measure the number of visitors you get, you can measure just how successful your efforts really are.

Austin-based Milestone Brands Acquires American Born Moonshine

SiliconHills

Chad Auler, co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka,and Eric Dopkins, former […] The post Austin-based Milestone Brands Acquires American Born Moonshine appeared first on SiliconHills. One of Austin’s newest spirit companies, Milestone Brands is on a buying spree. The company announced Wednesday its acquisition of American Born Moonshine from Windy Hill Spirits, based in Nashville. Milestone recently acquired Dulce Vida Tequila. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

VC Firm Creation Versus VC Firm Building

Haystack

As a disclaimer, I am friends with Leo and Chad (and we co-invest frequently, or at least try to), and they did not ask me to write this. But the first time I met Chad, years ago, he had a very clear, simple plan to scale the fund. Earlier this year, I reflected on the difference between “fund investing” vs “fund management.” ” It’s a useful post for emerging managers, I’d recommend reading it.

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Promoter.io Featured on A Slice of Silicon Hills

SiliconHills

Founded by Chad Keck and Ricardo Reyna, Promoter.io By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News Every business knows that it’s important to create a loyal customer base. They may not know, however, how many loyal customers they actually have or why those customers are loyal in the first place. was created to help companies […] The post Promoter.io Featured on A Slice of Silicon Hills appeared first on SiliconHills.

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7 Ways College Degrees Can Expedite Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

While we all know a few good entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, the Internet is full of stories on many more who capitalized on at least four years of college, including Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Chad Hurley of YouTube and Bob Parsons of GoDaddy. A popular myth these days is that finishing college only dilutes your entrepreneurial instincts, and the best of the best, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out early to hasten their success.

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The Magic of Dealing With Your Demons

Feld Thoughts

It’s not an official thing, but there is this almost secret society of people who’ve been coached by Jerry.” – Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO. Jessi Hempel from Backchannel just wrote an amazing profile piece on my close friend Jerry Colonna. It’s titled This Man Makes Founders Cry. Medium estimates that it’s an 18 minute read and I assert that it’s worth every minute. I’ve known and worked with Jerry since 1996.

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10 Ways To Make Your Business Memorable With A Story

Startup Professionals Musings

Examples of great storyteller entrepreneurs include Howard Schultz , founder of Starbucks, and Chad Hurley , founder of YouTube. The entrepreneur’s challenge is to effectively communicate their value proposition, not only to customers, but also to vendors, partners, investors, and their own team. Especially for technical founders, this is normally all about presenting impressive facts. But in reality facts only go so far.

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Worldwide Investor Network Event Tuesday, November 15th

David Teten

Chad Raube , Partner at Dawn Capital (London) (business school classmate). I hope you’ll join us on November 15 th at 5:30pm for the final Worldwide Investor Network event of the year. The lineup of presenters includes: Moviecom (Scotland) A free customizable video platform for businesses to create, centralize and share content. Quantesys (Switzerland) An un-calibrated algorithm allowing investors to turn behavioral anomalies into profitable investments.

How to Segment A/B Test Results to Find Gold

ConversionXL

This is especially true of big businesses: Chad Sanderson, Subway. Chad Sanderson explains that you must have a methodology to segmentation: Chad Sanderson, Subway. Chad Sanderson explains why he prefers segmenting beforehand, which he calls “pre-registration.”. Chad Sanderson, Subway. Chad Sanderson details some of the tools and the importance of zeroing in on a specific audience: Chad Sanderson, Subway. “In

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Panjo: We Gonna Bring Sexy (eBay) Back

Mucker Lab

As an investor – I’m looking forward to seeing the flywheel gain more momentum, Chad & Co execute to perfection as he has always done, and beating up Chad along with with Andrew Parker of Spark. At som e point in the life cycle of any successful company, it will have to abandon what made it successful in the first place.

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28 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Photo Credit: Chad Pavel. Thanks to Chad Pavel, Pinewood Consulting, LLC ! #3- Photo Credit: Chad Hill. Thanks to Chad Hill, Hill & Ponton ! #20- Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

Best Job Boards for Recruiting Startup Engineers

David Teten

In a HBS Angels panel I spoke at last week, Chris Fralic of First Round Capital quoted Chad Dickerson of Etsy on this topic. Speaking at a First Round-organized event, Chad said Etsy requires 100% of their engineers to be active in the technical community: give talks, blog, etc. One of our portfolio companies asked me this week, “Do you all have a list of job boards your portfolio companies have had great success with in recruiting high quality engineers?”.

Opportunities For Wealth Building In Newcastle

YoungUpstarts

Joining him in the list of the wealthiest in Newcastle is another racer, Motocross and Supercross champion Chad Reed. Newcastle, a major port city and prime residential area in the Hunter region of New South Wales, is known to be one of the economic and business centres in Australia. It has experienced economic growth and urban expansion in the past decades because of its roots in the coal and mining industry.

7 Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Stay In School

Startup Professionals Musings

While we all know a few good entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, the Internet is full of stories on many more who capitalized on at least four years of college, including Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Chad Hurley of YouTube and Bob Parsons of GoDaddy. A popular myth these days is that finishing college only dilutes your entrepreneurial instincts, and the best of the best, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out early to hasten their success.

10 Guidelines For Storytelling To Hype Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Examples of great storyteller entrepreneurs include Howard Schultz , founder of Starbucks, and Chad Hurley , founder of YouTube. The entrepreneur’s challenge is to effectively communicate their value proposition, not only to customers, but also to vendors, partners, investors, and their own team. Especially for technical founders, this is normally all about presenting impressive facts. But in reality facts only go so far.

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The Playbook

OnlyOnce

Thanks to the following friends for their contributions to this post: Jack Sinclair, CFO of Stack Overflow; Angela Baldonero, SVP Human Resources for Kimpton Hotels; Tom Bartel, CEO of ThreatWave; Chad Malchow, CRO for Gitlab; and Dennis Malaspina, CRO for Parsley. As Return Path gets older, we are having more and more alums go on to be successful senior executives at other companies – some in our space, some not. It’s a great thing, and something I’m really proud of.

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How To Optimize Entrepreneurial Learning In School

Startup Professionals Musings

While we all know a few good entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, the Internet is full of stories on many more who capitalized on at least four years of college, including Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Chad Hurley of YouTube and Bob Parsons of GoDaddy. A popular myth these days is that finishing college only dilutes your entrepreneurial instincts, and the best of the best, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out early to hasten their success.

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Don’t waste time finding the best person

Start Up Blog

Eric Clapton and Cream, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Every now and again there’s a rock band who are global superstars, who also happen to have world class musicians in the band. But more often the great rock bands have a style and an ethic which is amalgamation of the players. But these players are simply world class on their own. I’d put U2 in this category. The four Beatles make the Beatles.

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How Stories Best Communicate Your Startup Value

Startup Professionals Musings

Examples of great storyteller entrepreneurs include Howard Schultz , founder of Starbucks, and Chad Hurley , founder of YouTube. The entrepreneur’s challenge is to effectively communicate their value proposition, not only to customers, but also to vendors, partners, investors, and their own team. Especially for technical founders, this is normally all about presenting impressive facts. But in reality facts only go so far.

Entrepreneurs Who Master Storytelling Win More

Startup Professionals Musings

Examples of great storyteller entrepreneurs include Howard Schultz , founder of Starbucks, and Chad Hurley , founder of YouTube. The entrepreneur’s challenge is to effectively communicate their value proposition, not only to customers, but also to vendors, partners, investors, and their own team. Especially for technical founders, this is normally all about presenting impressive facts. But in reality facts only go so far.

Panjo: We Gonna Bring Sexy (eBay) Back

Mucker Lab

As an investor – I’m looking forward to seeing the flywheel gain more momentum, Chad & Co execute to perfection as he has always done, and beating up Chad along with with Andrew Parker of Spark. At some point in the life cycle of any successful company, it will have to abandon what made it successful in the first place.

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Startup Survival Skills Through Arts Education

Austin Startup

says ZACH Theatre Education Associate Director, Chad Dike. Arts Education Preps Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs ZACH Theatre Education?—?Collaboration, Collaboration, Resilience, and Fanning a Creative Spark ZACH Theatre Education Students. AxelB Photography. Austin, TX)?—?The The Startup world requires stepping outside of your comfort zone, the ability to take risks, resilience, innovation, and equal measures of planning and improvisation.