Harvest your social media contacts

Berkonomics

You may not know that you have access to many “free” sources of social media contacts to help you in your marketing effort. The first semi–secret source is your LinkedIn contact list.

Harvesting Water and Other Resources from Asteroids in Space

SiliconHills

To bring the natural resources […] The post Harvesting Water and Other Resources from Asteroids in Space appeared first on SiliconHills.

The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products

SiliconHills

She was singing about the farmers who came into Tokyo at night to collect […] The post The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1951, William McDonough remembers his mom singing to him at night in Japanese with her Alabama accent about the night soil and the workers with their honey wagons.

Harvest Plans to Wrap All Your Food Delivery Into One Platform

SiliconHills

With food delivery skyrocketing, delivery companies are duking it out over contracts […] The post Harvest Plans to Wrap All Your Food Delivery Into One Platform appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Food delivery, whether in-home meal kits, like Blue Apron, or foodservice delivery, like Favor, is on the rise. Restaurant delivery, excluding pizza, grew by 33 percent since 2012, according to NPD Group’s foodservice market research.

Early 2014 Harvest for Napa Valley—Hard Data Provides Perspective on the Impact of Global Warming

Pascal's View

We expect harvest to occur three weeks earlier than our 2013 crop, which was picked on October 3. Since we replanted the vineyard in 2000, this may be the earliest Levensohn harvest yet (our latest was just before Halloween in 2005).

Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News If you, as an entrepreneur, email a VC firm, it’s a crapshoot whether they’ll even open it, much less read it. If you’ve got some heavy hitter, celebrity entrepreneur or investor making the introduction for you, your chances improve astronomically.

Optimizing your Customer Acquisition Funnel

For Entrepreneurs

Startup Help freemium Harvesting demand versus creating demand Hubspot Inbound Marketing JBoss Lean startup Mirror42 Optimize customer acquisition funnel Remove blockage points in sales funnel Sales funnel sales process optimization SysomosAlmost every sales and marketing funnel has blockage points where the conversion rates are lower than hoped, or the process cannot be scaled.

Weekend Favs April Twenty Six

Duct Tape Marketing

Good stuff I found this week: Harvest – Time tracking app that plugs into all your project and client work. DTM Favs Glip Harvest Hello Vibe Weekend Favs April Twenty Six written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.

"How to patch stupidity"

deal architect

The article goes into the growing sophistication of "spearphishing" through harvesting of social networks to present personalized data. Interesting article in Dark Reading on the relatively powerful defense that comes from users who are trained to be smarter about security.

More Innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog The logistics of moving the 9 ton Amenemhat II Energy Harvesting Displays Uncle Sam’s App Store Farmer’s Mobile Catastrophe Fleet. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Calling Entrepreneurs: Huge Markets in Lab Grown Meats

Campus Entrepreneurship

In 2004, a group of researchers started the non-profit organization New Harvest , with the goal of promoting research into in vitro meat. From the New Harvest website: One novel line of research is to produce meat in vitro, in a cell culture, rather than from an animal. The resulting cells can then be harvested, seasoned, cooked, and consumed as a boneless, processed meat, such as sausage, hamburger, or chicken nuggets.

The Edible Bug Business in Austin is Growing

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Robert Nathan Allen started eating bugs in Austin about four years ago and now he runs a cricket farm to harvest and sell edible insects. Eating bugs makes sense nutritionally, the insects are protein and iron rich, Allen said. Bugs also use less land, water and produce […] The post The Edible Bug Business in Austin is Growing appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Texas Venture Labs Expo Showcases Startups

SiliconHills

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Austin-based Factom Raises $8 million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

The Austin-based startup closed its Series A round with additional investment from Peeli Ventures, Harvest Equity and a number of Austin investors. Factom, a blockchain technology company, announced Tuesday that it has closed on $8 million in funding. In October, Factom announced it had closed its Series A round with $4.2 million in investment from […] The post Austin-based Factom Raises $8 million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Solar Conduction Dryer Wins the Dell Social Innovation Challenge

SiliconHills

Because of lack of refrigeration, 20-to-30 percent of their harvest is spoiled, leaving them in perpetual poverty. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Shital Somani riveted the audience instantly, beginning her 90-second pitch at the Dell Social Innovation Challenge awards by announcing that 25 percent of farmers in India commit suicide. Solar Conduction [.] The post Solar Conduction Dryer Wins the Dell Social Innovation Challenge appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

6 Keys To Maximizing Your Content Marketing Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

They can find their personal tilt that sets them apart, build a base of followers as a foundation to a business, and then harvest the audience for diversification and monetization.

Two Major Supreme Court Decisions on Patents

Feld Thoughts

If you own real estate in Marshall, Texas , it’s time to harvest your investment. In moments of political despair, Amy reminds me that we have three branches of government. Around issues that I care a lot about and have engaged in over the years, the Judicial Branch seems to be the most functional right now, at least from my perspective. This was reinforced by two things this week. The first was a conversation Jason and I had with senior staffers of a non-Colorado senator.

Choosing Essential Equipment for Your Small Farm Business

Up and Running

Harvesting Equipment. Modern harvesting equipment allows farmers to save precious time and labor costs during harvest time. Without these machines, which average 150 acres per day, there can be no cereal, potato or beet harvest.

Big Data, Big Danger: Protecting Your Most Vital Business Asset

YoungUpstarts

Can you put a price on the value of the big data harvested by your business? You can harvest information about almost anything these days – but is it providing value to your business? Many business experts believe it could be the most valuable asset you have.

What Happens to Farming When Water Is 10x More Expensive & Labor Is Scarce?

Hunter Walker

Even when you can grow, can you harvest? I haven’t written much about Homebrew’s investments in the agriculture space but there are two of note, and both are based on beliefs which might be controversial to some.

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Valuations 101: The Venture Capital Method

Gust

The concept is simply…since: Return on Investment (ROI) = Terminal (or Harvest) Value ÷ Post-money Valuation. (in So, let’s address each of these: Terminal Value is the anticipated selling price (or investor harvest value) for the company at some point down the road; let’s assume 5-8 years after investment. For example, a software company with revenues of $20 million in the harvest year might be expected to have after-tax earnings of 15%, or $3 million.

Conspire Analyzes Your Inbox to Help Strengthen Relationships

SiliconHills

Alex Devkar and Paul McReynolds, both lawyers with computer science degrees from Stanford, set out to harvest the intelligence in the inbox by analyzing the strength of relationships among a person’s contacts. Conspire wants to strengthen the relationships with people in your inbox.

Like Selling Ice to Eskimos?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Louisiana Caviar Company harvest its caviar from bowfin fish in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Swamp, which is the largest wetland in the U.S. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : John Burke: Louisiana Caviar Company.

Push Marketing Has Been Replaced By Pull Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

They can find their personal tilt that sets them apart, build a base of followers as a foundation to a business, and then harvest the audience for diversification and monetization.

The story of ice

Start Up Blog

Originally ice was sold through an ice harvesting business. In the ice harvesting business in the early 1900’s, this meant that Bubba and Junior would go to a frozen lake or a frozen pond during the winter time and physically cut out large blocks of ice. And in 1900 over 900 million pounds of ice was harvested in the USA. And very few (if any) producers went from ice harvester, to ice factory, to refrigerator manufacturer.

6 Ways For Startups To Offer Greater Marketing Value

Startup Professionals Musings

They can find their personal tilt that sets them apart, build a base of followers as a foundation to a business, and then harvest the audience for diversification and monetization.

America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market

YoungUpstarts

Many of us love farmers’ markets – it’s often the only way to get access to all those organic, natural, artisanal produce fresh and direct from independently-run family farms.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 9: Jered Lawson and Chase Adam

Steve Blank

There are shareholders who commit in advance of the season, and then the dividend is their harvest. Every week throughout the harvest season you get that diversity of foods …being harvested from that farm. …

7 Guidelines For Entrepreneurs To Do The Right Thing

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s important to learn from peers, advisors and mentors that the required mindset must be combined with specific actions, including the ones outlined above, before value can be harvested.

What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Michael Chinnery of Divinity Olives

Up and Running

Olives are harvested on the Chinnery’s land in New Zealand. This grove is the site of a family-run business that plants, grows, and harvests these olives and then uses them to manufacture premium quality extra virgin olive oil.

The future of food production – reasons to be hopeful

The Equity Kicker

Moreover, they employ cleanroom technologies meaning no herbicides or pesticides and no agricultural run-off, and the fossil fuels now used for plowing, fertilizing, seeding, weeding, harvesting, and delivery are gone as well.

How Lemming VCs Cause Venture Recessions

Mucker Lab

The expected lull between “seed” and “harvest”. Following the inevitable ups and downs of the VC investment cycle, and what founders can do when it all turns cold. The “venture recession” of 2016 is in full swing.

16 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Inspirational Business Quote

Hearpreneur

6 – Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. I’ll call this the harvest. Once the credit score increases, that’s their harvest. Without seeds, there can be no harvest!

Shortening The Small Business Software Selection Process

YoungUpstarts

by Tim Handorf, Co-Founder and President of G2 Crowd. When launching a new business, every second and every penny count towards the bottom line. Wasted time and money can mean the difference between a business becoming successful and profitable, and one that fails.

Why Success Shouldn’t Be Defined By Revenue, Shareholders, Or Even You

YoungUpstarts

For all the bad press Uber seems to garner, it sure knows how to appeal to its constituents and harvest unrelenting support. But many small businesses still assume the investor dollars they’ve harvested — or their impressive bottom lines — speak to their accomplishments.

Twitter Link Roundup #330 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

Why the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Data Harvesting Scandal is a BFD – [link] pic.twitter.com/NoZhQZ3jwN. Why the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Data Harvesting Scandal is a BFD – [link] pic.twitter.com/NoZhQZ3jwN.

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From Problem Solving to Organic Pickles: 7 Startup Lessons from an Inspiring Entrepreneur

Up and Running

Luh and her partner Taner (center), harvesting the cucumbers for their organic pickle business, DoPickles. Taner, with the DoPickles cucumber harvest. “We

3 Tips For Creating A Crave-Worthy Blended Customer Experience

YoungUpstarts

Winery location no longer matters like it once did, and the blending technique helps protect winemakers against a bad harvest. by Darshan Mehta, founder and CEO of iResearch.

15 Entrepreneurs Reveal What Entrepreneurship Means to Them

Hearpreneur

In many ways, entrepreneurship is like growing crops — a seed must be planted, special care must be taken to ensure that the environment is right for it’s growth, and as a result of this hard work, a bountiful harvest is produced. Being an entrepreneur is a source of pride.

How Fintech Startups Are Transforming Business

YoungUpstarts

The analysis of “big data” also allows companies to offer insurance to markets that have never had it before, such as offering crop insurance to subsistence farmers for a few dollars per acre to replace their seeds if the harvest is wiped out early in the season.

Seasons – a Haiku from Sumukh

Life Beyond Code

Flowers harvested. I had heard of Haikus but had never read one until Sumukh (my 12 year old son) had to write one for his class assignment. Being fond of mini sagas , I could relate to the power of a Haiku.

Investing Outside The Bay Area

Haystack

When I began investing a little over five years ago, it felt like the conventional wisdom was that one had to invest in the Bay Area to harvest venture-like returns. This is a post I’ve wanted to write for a long time, but I needed the time to digest all the other great posts on the topics by other investors, and to analyze specific portfolio data from Haystack over the last five years. Well, that time has finally come.

6 Ways To Improve Productivity With Your Online Business

YoungUpstarts

To harvest more profits online, there are tips an individual should consider for productivity. by Lewis Robinson. Since the establishment of social media, many entrepreneurs have embraced online businesses. These platforms offer a lot of conveniences when conducting business.