Mon.Jan 30, 2012

Google Analytics Tutorial: 8 Valuable Tips To Hustle With Data!

Occam's Razor

It is painfully heartbreaking to realize that a very small tiny number of people who have access to web analytics tools actually use them. I mean really use the tools. Ravage all the features. Exploit every possible button. Produce built-in visualization magic.

AskBob: Where do I find developer cofounder?

47 Hats

(Got a startup question? Ask it at AskBob and I’ll take a stab at it. And if it’s a question that other startup founders are asking, look for it as a post here.).

Trending Sources

Connect to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and G+

Feld Thoughts

I noticed something when I tried out two apps ( Mingly and Cobook ) this morning – they each immediately asked to connect me to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter during their onboarding process. And, by using my Gmail as the starting point / authentication, they connected me to G+. Microsoft is conspicuously absent from this.

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How and Why I Use Buffer

Duct Tape Marketing

How and Why I Use Buffer This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. One of the services I believe marketers should provide their followers and community members these days is that of filtering and aggregating good, relevant content.

Avoid the Backward Start-up

The Entrepreneurial Mind

"I've developed this really cool product and I have applied for a patent." "I I want to show you this awesome app that I helped design." We've got a great idea for a website." Those of us who work with entrepreneurs hear these types of introductions all the time when people come to meet with us.

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A Flying Fuck

Feld Thoughts

It’s Monday and I’m back in Boulder after being on the east coast for three weeks. My partner Jason Mendelson got me possibly the best remote control toy ever. Even though I’d love to stick around Boulder all week, I’m heading to DC tomorrow and then NY for a day. Oh well.

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How Heroes Inspire You To Be Your Best

Inc Startups

When you study the lives of great leaders--their actions, thoughts, choices, struggles, failures, and triumphs--it unconsciously motivates you to be your best self every day. The second article in a four-part series.

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Co-Founder of Akamai to Speak at Happy Hour on Thursday!

Texas Startup Blog

Looking to connect with other high tech entrepreneurs in Dallas? You might want to check out the Startup Happy Hour event this Thursday at 5PM. Join the MeetUp Group and RSVP Here: [link]. It’s time to get the happy hour rolling again! We’re happy to announce that our guest speaker will be Preetish Nijhawan, Managing Director of Cervin Ventures, an early stage VC firm focused on B2B companies.

Fail Your Way to Success

Inc Startups

When fear gets in your way, do you choose to take the risk, or do you choose certain failure? Me: So, what stops you from launching your blog? You have an amazing story to tell. Client: Well, I guess I’m afraid that I don’t really have anything interesting to say. That I will fail.

Steve Jobs, Superhero

Scott Weiss

When I was a kid, I read tons of superhero comic books. I fantasized about superpowers, but the storylines about heroes with massive Achilles’ heels really held my attention the most. They saved the world but had screwed up personal lives, made lots of mistakes, and often acted like complete assholes. In retrospect, l related to their flaws.

10 Hottest Businesses to Start Now

Inc Startups

Hint: A new report predicts relaxation drinks will have the highest revenue growth over the next five years. Starting a business? Try a drink to relax, suggests new research. The category of business forecasted to have the largest five-year revenue growth–24.8

TBPP2011: Chris Sarette on “Living in the Now”

The Product Guy

What is quickly becoming tradition, we are kicking off the first series of the year looking at our most recent winner of The Best Product Person. Chris Sarette, The Best Product Person of 2011 , is the estimable subject of this series. Over the coming weeks I will be sharing a segments of a Q&A session I had with Chris — and lending some insight into why Chris truly is The Best Product Person of 2011. In the now… > Whose shoes would you like to walk in for a day?

4 Ways to Turn Less into More

Inc Startups

Money, time, connections -- you need more of everything, right? Stop whining and start using your contraints to your advantage. Sometimes less really is more , especially when you’re starting a company.

Money From Your RSS? A Feedburner Alternative Worth a Closer Look

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Our relationship with RevResponse goes back to 2008, when we posted a review of their B2B Publisher Network. We like these guys, and we’re always interested in what they’re up to. So when we heard about a new product they’re rolling out that’s a

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3 Things Every CEO Must Do in 2012

Inc Startups

Put these on your list of tasks not to delegate this year. Fund raiser. Dishwasher. Product manager. In the world of Silicon Valley start-ups, where I’m based, a CEO has many duties. Of course, as your company grows and evolves, you'll likely delegate a number of those duties.

Lock Ups And Other Obstacles To Liquidity

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

The final act in the IPO drama has to do with stock that is not offered in the initial floatation, but held by the insiders and not scheduled to be sold into the public markets until after the registration statement has become effective.

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Still Ignoring Your Seatmates? Big Mistake

Inc Startups

To some, it's a nightmare scenario: a cramped space & no way to escape. But it's still one of the best networking spots you'll find. Sitting in the middle of row five on a flight out of Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, I was exhausted.

Great, Heaping Platefuls of Business Guts

Growthink Blog

When I think of the great entrepreneurs that I've been blessed to get to know personally over the years, Mr. Martin Tibbitts truly stands out. Marty, as the Founder and CEO of the BOSS family of businesses, has both built and acquired an impressive array of companies - ranging from telecommunications to security software, to web services and analytics, to digital media. What stands out about Marty for me above all is his beautiful entrepreneurial mind.

Tabbedout Names Paul Fiore as New CEO

Austin Startup

Tabbedout, the mobile payment solution that enables customers to open, view and pay their bar or restaurant tab with their phone, today announced that Paul Fiore has been named Chief Executive Officer. Fiore brings more than twenty years of executive leadership experience in the technology and financial services industries to Tabbedout. His previous roles include general manager of bank products for prepaid financial services company Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT), vice president of strategy for XP [.].

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News You Can Use: Who are the Bplans 100,000?

Up and Running membership surpassed 100,000 members this week, just three months after the business planning and startup resource site launched a membership network in October.

Finding Balance Between Family and Business

The Entrepreneurial Mind

I have written often about the challenges for entrepreneurs of finding balance between the strong, often conflicting pulls from family and from their business. Toddi Gutner offers three case studies on entrepreneurs who have worked at finding this balance in a recent piece at Business on Main. One entrepreneur uses mobile technology, one has built a team, and one has become a master at the art of time management. You can read more here.

How to Write a Pre-Nup for Your Partnership

Inc Startups

Sure, everything seems rosy now. But when you and your co-founder no longer see eye-to-eye, you'll be glad you did the paperwork early on. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Many of us, understandably, want a partner or co-founder at our side.

Green Button Initiative: Great Start, More to Do

Secret Formula

tl;dr: Data about energy consumption = good! Data about rate plans plus meaningful incentives = even better! I know, I know, I’ve been in absentia from this blog lately: Blame the month of January, in which entrepreneurs emerge from hiding to pitch investors all at once, like cicadas from the earth.


Not In the Top Three? Time to Change Focus

Inc Startups

An experienced VC throws cold water on entrepreneurs hoping to move up in a crowded market. If youre not in the top tier, it's time to re-segment. It makes sense that entrepreneurs are drawn to fast-growing markets.

Ecommerce Referrals

Redeye VC

First Round Capital portfolio company Monetate just released a very interesting infographic showing how Pinterest and other social tools are rapidly changing how people get referred to ecommerce sites. Check it out.

How I Got My Business Model Right With My Second Company

Inc Startups

The CEO of Stage 2 Networks, an Inc. 5000 company, recaps his $100 million education. In 1999, Joe Gillette was managing his telecommunications firm, Gillette Global Network, out of New York City, generating revenues of $10 million.

What do you want to be when you grow up? The president, an astronaut or…an entrepreneur?!

Jeff Hilimire

Last week I went to a school in Roswell, Georgia, to teach a middle school class about entrepreneurship. This was through Junior Achievement’s “JA in a Day” program. I sit on Junior Achievement of Georgia’s board, and “JA in a Day” is a great program.

Who Are Your A-list Customers?

Inc Startups

Which customers should you be rolling out the red carpet for? Follow these three steps to identify the customers and prospects worth nurturing. Attention this time of year turns to the Golden Globes, Oscars, and A-list celebrities.

'Google Analytics Data Grabber' Automates Flexible Reports


If you work with web analytics, you know how time consuming it can be to do all the manual work behind getting your data the way you need it.

Behavioral Marketing: 4 Huge Myths

Inc Startups

For starters, you don't always get what you pay for -- even on data-rich sites like Facebook. Want to find an audience online and then effectively engage and sell to it?

“What the Heck Is Wrong With My Leadership?”


by Pekka A. Viljakainen, author of “ No Fear: Business Leadership for the Digital Age “ In 1998, I sold part of my company (which I had founded in 1986, when I was 13) to the Finnish IT services firm Tieto. Two years later we made it a full merger, and I joined the Tieto management team.

When to Admit Your Business Has Failed

Inc Startups

The only thing worse than failing is sticking with a doomed business long after its fate is sealed. Here's how to know it's time to move on. Every small business struggles. Struggle is what you signed up for when you became an entrepreneur.

Finnish, Swedish Games Heavily Favored At International Mobile Gaming Awards


This year Barcelona is playing host to the eighth International Mobile Gaming Awards as part of the Mobile World Congress. Almost 500 games in total were submitted for review, and the list has been whittled down to 30 games in 6 categories. We noticed the Nordics and Baltics were heavily favored on the list, and includes 5 games from Finland, 3 from Sweden, and one game from Lithuania.

How to Land a Great Columnist Gig

Inc Startups

Have a lot of war stories from your start-up days? Here's how to get a byline in a high-profile publication -- no experience required. Dear Jeff, What is the process for getting a regular column on a business website or major blog?