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3 Advantages to an Experiential Web Presence

Duct Tape Marketing

3 Advantages to an Experiential Web Presence written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Branding inbound marketing Web design Yana Nirshberg

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Writing for the Web: Tips, Tricks and Standards

Duct Tape Marketing

We’re about to see a downpour of web copy. More than ever, PR firms, social media marketers, and search optimizers are rushing to push out more web content for clients. The number of marketers who are writing for the web is exploding.

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Chicago Start-ups Swap Equity for Services

Inc Startups

Some Chicago-based companies are bartering equity for legal, design, and marketing services. In exchange for, say, a little Web design work, companies would offer individuals an equity stake.

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4 Keys to the Future of Social Web Marketing

Inc Startups

Blink and you''ve missed a development on the social Web. Leave town for a week or two and you''re likely to miss several new developments in the ever-evolving social Web. GrowCo speaker Howard Tullman, who''s president and CEO of Chicago''s Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy.

Rethinking Restaurants for the Web

Inc Startups

Matt Maloney and Mike Evans founded GrubHub, an online restaurant delivery service, in Chicago in 2004. Since then, they've expanded into 300 cities, and raised $84 million in venture financing

U. of Chicago Students Try To Disrupt Course Materials Market and Save Students Money

Campus Entrepreneurship

University of Chicago students take a hack at the textbook and course materials market. Abraham, a graduate student at the University of Chicago, was standing in line at the campus bookstore last fall when he realized he was about to pay for something he’d already bought: the readings in his course pack. The team participated in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ New Venture Challenge, came in second place, and walked away with $18,000.

Why big companies struggle with innovation

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago. And, the bigger the company gets, This story continues at The Next Web.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Simply Smart Tech

crowdSPRING Blog

Well, if you happen to be a company in Chicago, search no more! There are a good number of IT companies in Chicago that service small to medium sized businesses who range widely in quality of service. It was during this time that the “snowpocalypse” hit Chicago.

5 of the Best Tools to Track and Measure Your Domain’s Social Impact

Duct Tape Marketing

In other words, if you have a law firm in Chicago, you might want to consider having ChicagoLaw as at least one of your domain names. 5 of the Best Tools to Track and Measure Your Domain’s Social Impact written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

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The Hacking Education Contest

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

For example, "Elementary school teachers in Chicago are submitting 40% more projects requesting microscopes." hacking education Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechOn Monday I wrote about contests as a way to raise money. They are also a way to raise the profile of you and/or your startup. This post is about a developer contest that is in the latter camp. This blog community has adopted DonorsChoose as our charity. Every fall we do a month long fundraiser for them.

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Growth vs. profit: What should rising startups focus on first?

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. This story continues at The Next Web.

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Rural Broadband Necessary for Rural Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

He correctly identifies the reasons why Chicago, Denver, Cincinnati, and other smaller cities are becoming vibrant centers of start-ups. Like many good ideas it’s been politicized, and so, South Korean children have better web access at schools than Americans.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends For The Decade

ReadWriteStart

John has rightly observed that many small companies, as well as foreign companies trying to get into the United States, have limited budget, and could use 25% of the time of a sales rep in each geography, say, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. On Jan.

What to consider before selling your startup to big companies

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. This story continues at The Next Web.

What fuels a startup’s success: The drive to win or fear of failure?

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago. This story continues at The Next Web. appeared first on The Next Web.

Try to kill your startup before you start

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago. This story continues at The Next Web.

Everything I know about entrepreneurship, I learned waitering

The Next Web

Pep Rosenfeld is co-founder of comedy theater Boom Chicago and Boom Chicago Creative in Amsterdam. I was a good waiter too, serving fancy veal scallopine to fancy people at a fancy Italian place just outside of slightly less fancy Chicago.

Time and luck: Knowing when your startup should dine and dash

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago. This story continues at The Next Web.

How to design a recurring revenue model that will attract capital

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. Designing a winning, This story continues at The Next Web.

3 Ways Your Website Can Grow Your Startup In 2016

YoungUpstarts

Luckily, there are actually a few web design trends poised to be very prominent in 2016 that have been tested, and shown to improve conversion rates on any website when used correctly. Every web page should have one distinct, all-encompassing goal. by Wes McDowell, The Deep End.

MentorMob.com Aims To Revolutionize Learning Through Crowdsourcing

YoungUpstarts

But while there is plenty of great educational material out there on the Web, the problem is locating it; in fact, it is said that about 66-percent of time spent learning online is wasted simply looking for the right Internet sources.

5 pitfalls to avoid when joining someone else’s startup

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. It is important you can get along with your new partners, This story continues at The Next Web.

Keynote Speech at the Global Security Challenge, Chicago, September 22

Pascal's View

I will be the keynote speaker at the America Midwest Regional Final competition of the Global Security Challenge (GSC) on September 22nd in Chicago. Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Cyber Security Entrepreneur Innovation Leadership Profiles Levensohn Venture Partners Web/Tech Cybersecurity entrepreneurs Global Security ChallengeThis event is part of a global competition to deliver innovative solutions to pressing cybersecurity problems.

Getting the scoop: How to research and identify your competitors

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. This story continues at The Next Web.

The elements of defensible barriers to entry

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. This story continues at The Next Web.

5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Development Shop

YoungUpstarts

She is also cofounder of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd and an MBA candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Others Matchist.com outsourcing Stella Fayman web development by Stella Fayman, CEO and cofounder of matchist.

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Book: Where The Jobs Are

Feld Thoughts

Several friends and people I respect a lot are on the board , including Lucy Sanders (NCWIT), Troy Henikoff (Techstars Chicago), Bob Litan (Brookings Institute), Rebecca Lovell (Seattle’s Office of Economic Development), Monisha Merchant (formerly Senator Bennet’s Economic Advisor), Jonathan Ortmans (Global Entrepreneurship Network), Jason Seats (Techstars), Dane Stangler (Kauffman Foundation), and Vivek Wadhwa (Stanford).

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Been there, done that, and you get the ebook free

47 Hats

Ka Wai Cheung , of Chicago-based web development shop We Are Mammoth is one such guy, and his new free ebook can save you from making more mistakes than you ever thought possible. The Developer's Code.

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Interview with Motoko Hunt about Search around the World & SES Chicago 2008

Eric Friedman

I recently interviewed Motoko Hunt of AJPR for Search Engine Strategies Chicago where she will be speaking in the Search Around the World: Europe, Asia/Pacific & Latin America panel. You can find some great information on web.

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We Have Only Scratched the Surface of the True Value of Twitter. Here’s What You’re Missing

Both Sides of the Table

Chicago? Oh, and if you’re in Chicago or Seattle you have your home town events, too. Here’s yours: Chicago (Nov 7) Seattle (Nov 9). **. Who are you on the web? It’s almost like the web equivalent of Facebook Connect.

How Small Businesses Can Effectively Use the Sharing Economy

Up and Running

Logo design, app development, and web design are all very common tasks outsourced through the sharing economy. With the exception of Toronto/New York, cities like Vancouver, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami are relatively far from each other.

5 Ways To Boost SEO Through Social Media

Brandanew

Blog posts are far more often and widely shared than standard product and service web pages on social media, because they are seen as being less self-promotional. They are a Chicago-based Internet marketing company that offers services to business across the nation in SEO, PPC and web design.

Twitter Link Roundup #242 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

We like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and various random stuff! We are so proud to be a part of the entrepreneurial and technology community in Chicago where we are based. Web 2.0,

Twitter Link Roundup #123 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Why You Need Marketing Analytics, Not Web Analytics – [link]. A Start-Up Ecosystem Forms in Chicago – [link].

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

Web Services, led by Amazon’s AWS, which reduced the costs a further 90%. The “Three C’s” of the Internet … The infrastructure and web services phases of the Internet are built.

25 Marketers Share Awesome Social Analytics Tools For 2016

Brandanew

It trolls the web and targets each conversation that is talking about the monitor you set up. Click on the “trending now” tab and you can also see which articles are going viral across the web. Ayelet Golz , Social media and community management specialist, Mack Web.

Nine Ways To Avoid Getting Hooked By W-2 Phishing Schemes

YoungUpstarts

In another proactive move, some companies also monitor the dark web for employee and customer information. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the Cyber Liability book of business, marketing, customer relationship management, and market relationships in the Chicago hub. .

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Twitter Link Roundup #216 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Good long video interview by Frank Gruber with Jason Fried about Chicago, Basecamp, building great teams & more – crowdspring.co/1gEsBUD.

V1’s latest investment: Headout, a last minute marketplace for tours, activities and experiences

Version One Ventures

As frequent travelers, we have been watching this space for a while, but most players took a web-first, mobile-second approach. Web-first doesn’t make sense as travel experiences are typically something you book spur of the moment when exploring a new city (or a day in advance at maximum). Headout is currently in New York City and Las Vegas, with plans to launch in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington DC in the next few months.

Five Sweet Web Analytics Resolutions To Kick It Up A Notch

Occam's Razor

As we spring to action full of passion I wanted to share with you all a short list of things that will expand your little world of online marketing & web analytics. Change is hard, even if we know that we should be executing a multiplicity strategy to win in the web analytics 2.0