All My Comm Channels

Feld Thoughts

I realized yesterday, as I was driving to Denver, that my comm channels shifted again after I returned from sabbatical in December. So – instead of an always or or interrupt channel, my email has turned into a more periodic (several times a day) comm channel. That shifted my real time channels to a few different things since there isn’t a single unifying answer. The post All My Comm Channels appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Are You Selling Solutions Through The Right Channel?

Startup Professionals Musings

Even the best products and solutions won’t go anywhere unless you sell them through the right channels. They usually get chastised and declined for ignoring the realities of the retail channel. In many product areas, especially retail, the channel is the market.

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Channel Partner Sales Depend on This One Important Factor

Inc Startups

It's tough to rely on others to sell for you, but in many industries, it's vital to pass trust from your partners and their relationships to your brand.

From Zero to 10,000 Clients in Two Years Using Channel Partners

Redeye VC

History shows Google owes much of its early growth to channel partnerships. Ironically, these partners included better-known sites AOL and Yahoo, which it would go on to dwarf — and now it makes billions as a channel partner for thousands of smaller brands. It’s also a testament to the opportunity younger companies have to grow exponentially and gain exposure by partnering with the right brands. Not too long ago, no one knew what Google was.

5 Tips for Syncing Up Channel Marketing Content Following an M&A

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

One way to ensure that your marketing message is consistent across all channels of communication is to focus on the partner community, as this is where a hefty volume of products are sold. That means more happy partners and a positive effect on that indirect channel’s bottom line.

Part 2 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Steve Weinstein and Venk Shukla

Steve Blank

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Errol Arkilic , former program director for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps), now founder of M34 Capital.

Zilliant Hires VP and Launches Channel Partner Program

SiliconHills

Zilliant, based in Austin, announced Tuesday that is has hired Steve Hale as vice president of its newly launched worldwide channel sales. Hale will lead, design and execute Zilliant’s new channel program. Its channel partners will sell Zilliant data science solutions. We’re very excited […] The post Zilliant Hires VP and Launches Channel Partner Program appeared first on SiliconHills.

How we changed the way the U.S. government commercializes science: Errol Arkilic — Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Errol Arkilic , former program director for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps), now founder of M34 Capital.

Hear how the Lean Startup began — and helped one company find success: Episode 2 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Eric Ries and Jon Sebastiani

Steve Blank

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Eric Ries , entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Lean Startup.

Episode 3 on SiriusXM Channel 111: Kathryn Gould, Mar Hershenson, Sophie Lebrecht

Steve Blank

My guests this week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM Channel 111 were: Kathryn Gould co-founder of Foundation Capital. Mar Hershenson is the Founding Partner at Pejman Mar Ventures.

Imagine a Dating Site for B2B Strategic Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, every business expert tells me that finding good business partners is just as tricky as a good marriage, without the sex. As with personal relationships, unbalanced deals don’t work, since the dominating entity finds it hard to adapt and appreciate the value of a partner.

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The Magic of Universal Analytics: Strategy, Tactics, Implementation Tips

Occam's Razor

And yet, study after study does show that a massive amount of time is being spent on digital channels and lots of influence is shifting away from traditional channels to online. One of the most minor implications: Your digital behavior is driving out-sized multi-channel impact.

Leadership Technique: Channel Your Inner Idiot

Inc Startups

Here are some sample videos we created over the last 10 years that may give you some ideas about how you can get out of your comfort zone and channel your inner idiot for the benefit of your employees.

YouTube launches channel subscriptions

The Equity Kicker

Google yesterday announced the launch of paid subscriptions for YouTube channels. So far this is only for a pilot group of around 30 hand-picked channels, but they say they are going to expand to a broader list of qualified partners that will operate on a self-service basis.

Good Partners - as Important in Small Business as in Dancing.

Small Business Force

One thing that has always intrigued me, however, was how the "chemistry" between the "star" and the professional dancer they're partnered with has as much to do with the couple's success as the "star's" dancing prowess. However, partnering is more than simply two companies working together.

LiveU Raises $11 Million from Pitango in its Third Round

VC Cafe

LiveU has announced a third round of $11 million, led by Pitango and joined by existing investors, Carmel Ventures and Canaan Partners. a result of this round Isaac Hillel, managing partner at Pitango, will join LiveU’s board.

Who You Gonna Call? Partnering with Goliath: A Tale of Two Announcements

John O'Farrell

These two headlines sound pretty similar—“Small company partners with giant company to reach a bigger market”—but they led to two very different outcomes. Time to find a partner. We needed a big partner with the buyer relationships and global coverage we lacked. SUNNYVALE, Calif.,

Best Web Metrics / KPIs for a Small, Medium or Large Sized Business

Occam's Razor

If you have a non-ecommerce website then there is something delightful for you in the Google Analytics Multi-Channel Funnel reports. In Google Analytics it is a standard report here: Conversions > Multi-Channel Funnels > Time Lag. + % Assisted Conversions.

Startups Face Huge Risk with Channel Partner Strategy

Instigator Blog

That was absolutely the case with Mark Suster’s post, The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware. Mark hits the nail right on the head with respect to the risk (and usually the abject failure) for startups using a channel partner strategy. Most people would expect a channel partner strategy to be fairly simple: You find partners who then go out and sell your stuff. Channel partners are a sales force in a box! Assess past channel success.

Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge

Fred Destin

Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world. Mr Jeff Fagnan, a partner at Watlington originally from Oregon, agreed: “You gotta keep people guessing. Nonsense, these guys are bi-winning here: more companies, more partners, more venture partners, more everything.

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Marketing 101: channel management and the digital domain

crowdSPRING Blog

A marketing channel can be defined as a system used to make goods, services, or concepts available for consumption. A powerful marketing channel available to digital businesses is the social media and platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Engage your audience and your partner’s.

Want to increase your brand’s relevancy? Partner up with tween YouTube stars

The Next Web

Brands partnering with celebrities, influencers and advocates to reach a larger and more relevant audience is not a new approach to marketing. Among the other top social networks, YouTube was the channel checked the most by teenagers. Partner to spur user-generated content.

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Sales channels often disappoint

The Equity Kicker

I often find myself advising entrepreneurs to be cautious when predicting sales volumes through distribution partners or sales channels, so I thought I would reproduce my thoughts here. In fact, I can’t think of a successful investment we’ve made that won because of a channel or distribution deal. Most of all, avoid getting seduced by promises from potential partners and neglecting other areas of the business. who at the partner will be responsible?,

Lean startup methodology is brilliant but confusing

The Equity Kicker

a change of channel or customer segment). You will see more on this subject from Forward Partners over the coming weeks. Forward Partners Startup general interest Uncategorized

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How We Grew Our Fashion Accessories Business To Over A Million Dollars In Sales

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

However, with my handbag company charm and luck , to grow our business we realized we needed to find sales partners to handle our sales. Business Mindset & Goals With looking for salespeople in the fashion industry, our mindset was that we were looking for partners. My first goal was to establish a strong distribution channel here in the US. These lessons I then applied to my hiring of employees, salespeople and even our trading partners such as our factories.

How About A Matchmaking Site For Business Players?

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, every business expert tells me that finding good business partners is just as tricky as a good marriage, without the sex. As with personal relationships, unbalanced deals don’t work, since the dominating entity finds it hard to adapt and appreciate the value of a partner.

Microsoft Partners With Rovio To Promote Bing

ArcticStartup

Microsoft has partnered with Rovio's Angry Birds to promote their search engine Bing. The videos are available on the Bing Youtube channel as well as Rovio's Youtube channel. The promotion is done in a four part mini video series.

Launching The Path Forward

The Equity Kicker

As regular readers will know at Forward Partners we’ve been working with idea stage entrepreneurs for over two years. During this time we’ve seen the same patterns play out again and again and we’ve developed a suite of tools and tactics to help our partners.

Building Relationships with your Leads

Duct Tape Marketing

Today’s key influencers are often bloggers, and building relationships with bloggers, within your niche, can be more valuable than money spent on traditional advertising channels.

Flattr and Dailymotion Partner To Provide Income For Video Creators

ArcticStartup

Swedish micro payments provider Flatter has partnered with Dailymotion , the world's second largest video portal with 100 million unique monthly visitors and 20 000+ daily uploads. The Flattr buttons are to be shown on each video page, and on the content creator's channel page.

Channel partners can be golden for growth

Berkonomics

I gave them a speed lesson on how the newspaper business can build a new river of cash through channel partnerships. A Channel partner is a person or a company with a complementary service, who is knocking on the same doors as you, and who is connected.

Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels - Master of 500 Hats

500 Hats

Startonomics SF 2008) Startup Metrics: Sample User Conversion Dashboard Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money.

6 Tips for Cloud Sales using Channels

Guy Nirpaz

I attended Jeff Kaplan’s Cloud Channel Summit today. Clearly cloud channel sales is in its infancy, but there were some companies here with successful channel strategies including Salesforce.com (1400 partners and counting), Scribe and others. What follows are six tips that stuck with me: Lesson 1: Think how you will compensate cloud channels. This is true not only for partners, but also for your relationships with your customers.

The role of a Seed Stage VC

StartupCFO

Others, like Mantella Venture Partners make a small number of investments but get heavily involved in each of them (not sure if this is still true, but Mantella used to have all its portfolio companies in its office. As a result, they look for things beyond money in choosing who to partner with. Matt Golden of Golden Venture Partners is 100% mobile-focused. Data on the scalability of marketing channels. Seed stage VCs come in all shapes and sizes.

The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 6: Channel Hypotheses

Steve Blank

This week they were testing their hypotheses about the sales “Channel” – how a company delivers its value proposition (i.e. There are two major channels: physical channels and virtual (web/mobile) channels. How does the web differ from other channels?

Building Relationships with your Leads

Duct Tape Marketing

Today’s key influencers are often bloggers, and building relationships with bloggers, within your niche, can be more valuable than money spent on traditional advertising channels. Building Relationships with your Leads written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

Nine Keys To A Winning Startup Channel Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

For that, you need to implement a winning distribution channel strategy. Common channel strategies include direct to customer, distributor, and joint venture arrangements. For many markets these days, the channel owns the market. Evolve the channel strategy as you grow.

Readmill Announces New Features, Eight Launch Partners And Fresh Funding

ArcticStartup

Secondly, they are launching a partnership with six independent launch partners that will allow integrate the Send to Readmill into their stores. And thirdly, the company has secured an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Wellington Partners.

2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

Lightspeed

While perhaps only 10% of online ad revenue is currently flowing through these channels , the trend here is clear. Tweets that mention 2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - December 3, 2010 [.] Media Channels for Content Marketing: Expert Opinions and Video Do Best ! 2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog | Fact & Gossip - December 4, 2010 [.]

Jay Jay: Professional Magician Takes His Skill Online, Attracts 40 Million Views On YouTube And Makes $100,000+ Selling Magic Courses

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Jay Jay recently broke through a milestone, with 40 million video views on his teaching magic YouTube channel ( Free Magic Live ). After two years of solid work growing his YouTube channel, one day Jay Jay woke up to find his account had been deleted without warning.