• UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [IP] Walmart’s Been On A Buying Spree. Which Company Could It Acquire Next?
    While Walmart hasn’t acquired in this area yet, its internal initiatives and IP show interest. Walmart’s $3.3B acquisition of Jet.com in August 2016 transformed the company beyond the addition of the Jet platform. Jet.com founder Marc Lore ascended to CEO of Walmart’s US e-commerce operations, and since joining has taken the company on an e-commerce/apparel acquisition spree.
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
    [IP] The Ultimate 2018 Ecommerce Checklist: 31 Experts Prioritize 19 Growth Tactics to Implement Now
    Localization is a form of personalization in which the IP address of a customer alters site content to provide for more contextual merchandising and content. My IP address is coming in from Austin, Texas – so the site serves me Austin, Texas content. Immediately following Cyber Five of 2017, I sent an email out to a bunch of ecommerce experts and multi-million dollar ecommerce store owners. I wanted to: See how they did over Cyber Five – obviously!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [IP] How To Build Trust With Potential Clients
    We asked them to (defend our IP/secure our cloud-based offering/streamline our accounts receivable department/jumpstart our research and development) and they got the job done on time and under budget.” by Tom McMakin, author of “ How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services “ The notion of trust in others is ancient.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [IP] Why Reviews Are More Important Than Ever for Local Search
    Review websites sometimes filter reviews submitted by customers on the spot (based on IP address), so you need to diversify your review solicitation strategy. Why Reviews Are More Important Than Ever for Local Search written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Most local business owners are aware that positive online reviews are good for business, but over the years, I’ve realized many aren’t aware of just how much they can impact it.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
    [IP] Disturbing
    The youngest of the litter has been busy tuning a very attractive general idea into a very specific and more IP-based product offering. This the 21st installment of Startup Decision Making will conclude my writing until after the Holidays. I must take a moment to acknowledge the many kind greetings upon my return to Atlanta and the many well wishes as I departed Austin.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [IP] 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018
    What’s required is an approach that leverages Design Thinking and/or Lean/Agile and, in addition , does deliberate concept blending (what I call a MoshPit) of your challenges (and IP assets) with outside-your-garden-wall Domains of Knowledge (including digital tech, but also new materials, and current trends). Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [IP] Small Business Guide To Protecting Data From Disasters
    If all of the firm’s content and IP is instead kept in the cloud, the earthquake will disrupt business operations, but the team can get back on its feet quickly. by David Zimmerman, CEO of LC Technology International. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are often coming to market with that “one great idea.” Their intellectual property that details their new product or service is exceedingly valuable and warrants the utmost in protection.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
    [IP] The General Contractor for Startups
    So, during my two years we created an enormous amount of IP, completed Series A with a very clean cap table, entered into a number of partnerships, dealt with all the regulatory landmines around extracting, transporting, and analyzing human tissue, and developed a software product easy for a patient’s care team to use but backed by a complex set of code to match indications with treatments in an ultra secure manner. Are we teaching founders more than they need to know?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [IP] 3 Steps Millennials Can Take To Disrupt The Business Waters
    Ari Rabban is the CEO of Phone.com and a veteran of the IP communications industry. by Ari Rabban , CEO of Phone.com. Will they, or won’t they? Millennials have us perched on the edge of our beach chairs when it comes to deciphering their entrepreneurial futures. Even Nostradamus would scratch his head at the statistics. After all, 62 percent of Millennials report that they want to become their own bosses, but as of 2014, fewer than 2 percent took the leap.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [IP] Go Hard: 4 Tech Tools For Adventurous Entrepreneurs
    It has an IP 67 rating, which means it can spend half an hour in water before any sort of damage can be expected. It’s not easy being an entrepreneur. While it might look glamorous from the outside, running a business – whether small and growing or large and successful – is anything but simple. It comes with large amounts of stress and anxiety. And in order to continue functioning with this stress and anxiety, exercise and physical activity become paramount.
  • THE STARTUP MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [IP] Virtual Data Room Cybersecurity is the Latest Business Opportunity
    IP Management. For instance startup companies that much need to safeguard their IP ( intellectual property ) for survival and growth. Such companies need VDRs to store related IP-documentation. With the explosion of online cybercrimes, cybercrime security is undoubtedly the next lucrative venture any entrepreneur should think about. Cybercrime holds probably one of the most significant payoffs to cybercriminals, and so does cybersecurity.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [IP] A blueberry in a bowl of chili or why any Founder should visit Austin.
    You will most probably get funded if you fulfill the first two points and will move at a max 3 hours flight distance from your VC and your management & IP should be in US, VC does not care about anything else. image source: [link] If you are a startup co-founder in Central and Eastern Europe, when you hear about about US entrepreneurial communities, you usually hear of course Silicon Valley, but more and more often now east coast as well.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [IP] Warby Parker Accused of Stealing IP from Startup to Create Online Vision Test Platform
    Warby Parker says the lawsuit is "meritless litigation.". Legal Issues
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [IP] Preventing Fraudulent Signups
    Fraudsters often operate from foreign IP and physical addresses. IP Logging. When taking online signups, make sure to enable IP Logging. If you are getting an unusual number of signups all from the same IP, and you’ve verified there isn’t a good reason for that (say – it’s an apartment complex where you do a lot of business), then block the IP.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
    [IP] The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed
    Then, make a list next to it of your existing products and IP portfolio. Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations . What’s Needed: Sophisticated Tools to Deliberately Make Fresh Connections Across Domains (see MoshPit ). Fresh combinations of technologies, processes, materials, people, trends, concepts, and other factors are what creates innovation.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [IP] Austin AI startups raised more than $50 Million in 2017
    The enterprise focus has a tough time showing their own IP versus the vertical business solutions have limited total addressable market. Austin AI Startups It has been about an year since I wrote about the AI startups in Austin and its potential to lead. AI in Austin is dynamic, has momentum and growing. Most significant indicator of this growth is the fact that many of the startups on the list have raised next round of funding with the total funds closed above $50 Million just in 2017.
  • THE STARTUP MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [IP] 3 Ways to Grow Your Startup
    If you own the IP on a particular technology or information product, then you can create licensing agreements for other businesses to sell your product for you. Getting your start-up through its initial phase of the business cycle is a tough challenge for small business owners. If you have managed to pull off success with something that 90% of other start-ups fail at, namely make it through the start-up phase, then you deserve some kudos.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [IP] What Businesses Need To Know In The Wake Of The Equifax Breach
    And seeing multiple new accounts coming from the same IP address or device is a red flag for a single person creating many accounts. by Jason Tan, CEO of Sift Science. Online businesses everywhere are going to be dealing with the effects of the recent Equifax breach. It’s a tough truth to swallow, but these large-scale data breaches have become a fact of life – and it’s not just the breached business that pays the price.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
    [IP] Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation
    Big organizations in particular have valuable IP that can be combined in new and creative ways. Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. Tell me what I should be thinking about.” The man asking, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, was dead sincere. We were at a social event. He’d asked me what I did and when I told him I was an innovation consultant, his eyebrows raised. Then he popped the question.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [IP] 28 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name
    an international voice over IP company, was sold to Yahoo! The idea of exactly what your business is going to be usually comes first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet. It could be a made up word you dream of one night and feel it has the right ring to it.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [IP] CEO Inspires Employees One Email at a Time
    can include t ips for CEO’s, leaders or managers to implement their own version of a Friday Forward in their companies). Some believe that e-mail is dead. This is largely because they receive so many spam messages and unsolicited e-mails. However e-mailing is certainly not dead and just like any platform or medium, it all depends on how it’s used and leveraged.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [IP] Want to Give Your Business a Quick and Easy Boost?
    And putting out there the “story” behind the numbers - the talent, work ethic, and integrity of our people, the suredness of our IP, the thoughtfulness of our product development roadmap, the sustainable competitive advantage of our operational cost structure, and the like. The dream of every entrepreneur is to build a company successful enough so as to one day be able to attract a buyer to and for it. So as to reap a financial harvest and windfall.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
    [IP] How Investors Can Bring More Than Just Money To The Table
    However, if a company is not going so well is there any way you can help engineer an acquihire or potentially sell off some of the company’s IP on the way out. by Paul Towers, founder & CEO of Task Pigeon. Investing in startups is a lot more than just buying “stock” in a company. For investors who have come to the table with a history investing in publicly listed companies or the property market, it’s easy to think that backing startups is largely a “set and forget” strategy.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
    [IP] 18 Top A/B Testing Tools Reviewed by CRO Experts
    There are a lot of available configuration options, for example you can add multiple filters such as user IP address, localisation or cookie values. The test segmenting features are very robust, actions can be triggered by device, ip, cookie, audience type and at specific times of day allowing us to test whatever we want, when we want.’ At this point in time, the field is flooded with solutions. Finding a proper A/B testing tool isn’t the problem anymore.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [IP] How to Improve Profit by an Average of 11.1%
    Do you have patents or IP wedges that create defensible moats around your differentiation? Climb the Value Pyramid. You can’t ignore the Value Pyramid. Photo by Stacy Wyss on Unsplash. The title isn’t clickbait: a study of hundreds of companies concluded that you can improve profits by more than 11% through a 1% improvement in pricing. Pricing.) We’ll get to the data in a second, but first we need to get something straight: pricing is the biggest problem you’re currently ignoring.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
    [IP] 5 Affordable Ways to Strengthen Your Team
    Ari Rabban is the CEO of Phone.com and a veteran of the IP communications industry. Every small business owner knows how important a solid gang of employees can be. A close-knit team that knows how to work together can make your company a joy to run and a financial success. On the other hand, a disjointed or divided team is like corporate quicksand—without a swift correction, your business will inevitably go under.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
    [IP] Making Decisions in Context
    If you’ve got patent or other IP needs, you may want to engage specialists in those areas. August 20, 2017: This is another in my series of posts all leading up to a book on Startup Decision Making. One of the most common mistakes I see in startups is making decisions that lose sight of the context , including the past, present, and future. Early stage startups have to survive one day at a time and are often presented with limited choices of the moment that enable them to continue.
  • ITHACAVC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
    [IP] Questions to Ask
    Never will all the key factors be the same: founders, market, product, scalability, regulatory environment, IP protection, global market forces, etc. Sometimes it is GREAT to have a playbook. A coach loves a playbook. A teacher loves a playbook. A general contractor loves a playbook. Well, for investors, a playbook is tricky because every investment is different. No exceptions.
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
    [IP] Introducing NextView III and Our Focus on the Everyday Economy
    The physical office hasn’t been rendered obsolete by any means, but IP video conferencing has fundamentally changed how and with whom many people work on a daily basis. What will the future hold? It’s a question every VC asks themselves and the entrepreneurs they invest in. Some conclude that certain sectors or technologies — like AI, blockchain, VR — will define the next decade.
  • STARTUP NOODLE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
    [IP] Kodi and Recommended VPN Services for China
    IP Vanish. You will have to make small changes in a configuration menu and connect to the servers’ IP addresses. Note from Shlomo: This is a sponsored post from Kodi. As one of the most read posts in Startup Noodle is about finding the right VPN for you. It made sense adding this one as well for other readers. Enjoy! Considering going to China? In this case, a VPN is your saving grace.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [IP] How To Negotiate with Vendors, Partners And Employees
    When I negotiated crowdSPRING’s initial contract for internet and IP phone service, we had a few important deal terms (price, reliability, redundancy) and I made those terms very clear in the beginning. by Ross Kimbarovsky, founder of crowdSPRING. Not every entrepreneur or business owner is comfortable negotiating. Many dread the adversarial nature of negotiation.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [IP] The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide To Business Phone Systems
    First of all, this means that you will be at the mercy of your IP as far as quality of service and reliability goes. A lot of business owners are at a complete loss when it comes to choosing a phone system for their business. While choices were limited in the past, nowadays it can be difficult for current business owners to make the best decision because of the amount of choice available.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017
    [IP] Transcript of What You Need to Know About Your Privacy Online
    One of the most common ways that people are trying to cross the internet is their IP address. And when you use Tunnelbear the IP address is kind of hidden or masked. It will just give them an IP address that relates to Tunnelbear and the benefit is, you know is this unique number. Transcript of What You Need to Know About Your Privacy Online written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Transcript provided by Verbatim Transcription Services. Back to Podcast.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [IP] Should You Get Rid of Your Website’s Lead Forms?
    Even before someone enters an email address, some live chat solutions are able to use the IP addresses of anonymous visitors surface info like geographic location, what web browser and operating system someone’s using, and even what company someone works at. By looking at IP address, the bot can also route incoming chats to specific sales reps based on the territories their responsible for. The lead capture form has become one of the most ubiquitous tools in a marketer’s toolbelt.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [IP] 5 Steps To Be A Problem Solving Entrepreneur
    Michael Melfi is an IP attorney, entrepreneur coach, investor, media personality and four-time author. by Michael S. Melfi, author of “ The Simple Secrets of Being an Entrepreneur “. As an entrepreneur there will always be obstacles to overcome, challenges to face and problems to solve. Becoming a pragmatic problem solver is one of the most valuable skill sets an entrepreneur can acquire. Every day is another adventure, and sometimes on those adventures, your job is to put out fires.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [IP] Growing Profitable Businesses in the Second Machine Age | Stephen Allott, Pebble Code | BoS Europe 2016
    I spoke to BP last year and they had outsourced a lot of their IT management IP, vast outsourcing going out. Stephen Allott spoke at Bos Europe 2016 – just one example of the smart software people we bring to our events. View our BoS Europe 2017 agenda for more information about this year’s speakers. Stephen Allott, Chairman, Pebble Code. We’re in the Second Machine Age, demand for software is rocketing.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [IP] Innovation MoshPit
    Organizational IP. What’s Really Needed is an Innovation MoshPit. Reinventing Combinations, Concept Blends, and Mash-Ups. I’ve been touting concept blends in innovation for some time. My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas. From the Printing Press to the iPhone, big new market-creating innovation happens when concepts from two different domains are combined.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
    [IP] Traffic from your competitors; good or bad for business?
    The aptly named LiveChat is a great example of this as you can often see names of the businesses that are browsing your site; failing that, it shows the IP address of the connection so that you can easily find out if you’d like. Traffic from your competitors; good or bad for business? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Competitor analysis seems to be one of the hot topics at the moment in the world of marketing.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [IP] Spectacles and $SNAP’s $20B Valuation
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [IP] How To DIY Your Home Office Security With These Gadgets
    Wireless IP cameras can simply be mounted on various portions of your home and are connected to your home’s WiFi, allowing you to view live feeds on your mobile phone wherever you are. Connected devices have made how we live in the 21 st century a whole lot more interesting. While we’re still a bit far from The Jetsons with their personal rocket ships, Back to the Future Part II wasn’t too far off predicting what life is like today with things like video chat and holograms.
  • THE STARTUP MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [IP] A Look At The Benefits Of Using A VPN
    The moment you connect online from your mobile or PC you are leaving footprints of your internet service provider as well as your IP address. That means that whether you are listening to the radio, engaging in online chat or visiting sites, your identification will be the VPN provider, their IP address and their location. In other words, your own IP address and personal details are not disclosed. What is VPN?
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [IP] CXL Live 2017 Recap: Optimization & Growth Insights from 20+ Experts
    IP lookup. Score B2B marketing campaigns in minutes by joining IP detection and company scoring. Last week, 400+ data-driven marketers from 20+ countries around the world met up in the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas for CXL Live 2017. Everyone, including the 20+ speakers, stayed together at the same secluded resort for a full three days. People began arriving in sunny San Antonio… Made it to San Antonio! Excited for #cxllive (and also lots of ☀️).
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
    [IP] Why Freelancers And SMEs Should Consider A VPN
    It’s easy for a third party to determine your internet service provider and your IP address. Essentially all of your personal details and your own IP address will remain hidden. For example, proxies will often send out information on the original IP for a client, making them useless when it comes to privacy protection. This means, if you have a resource like an IP camera, web server, etc.,
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [IP] Is Your WordPress Website Optimised?
    You can block users from logging in by certain usernames and also IP addresses. WordPress is one of the world’s greatest, if not the greatest, open-source platforms available. Powering over 26% of the world-wide web, it is the world’s most popular Content Management System with a market share of over 54%! With its great ease comes great flexibility and plenty of opportunity to optimise your WordPress website for maximum performance.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017
    [IP] The Importance Of A Local SEO Strategy
    The sum of referring IPs. by Amir Noghani, General Manager at GWM SEO Agency. Google’s main consistency is that it’s constantly changing. There have been many changes in local search during the last couple of years, some of the most recent being 3-pack ads in local results. The sidebar ads are gone, so you have to scroll further to see the local results. In order to stay ahead of the game, you need to determine what your main goals are, and formulate a local SEO strategy.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
    [IP] 20 Fantastic SXSW Sessions on March 17
    This presentation will outline the current status of IP protection, the major industry players and the main sources of revenues. The Forrest Four-Cast: March 17, 2017 TGIF and thank goodness we have even more amazing panels, presentations, activities and networking events at SXSW 2017. On Friday, March 17 , don’t miss these outstanding options: Can Content Industries Rely On The Chinese Music Market?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
    [IP] Transcript of The Impact of Dynamic Communication
    But when you are thinking about writing a book, you’re thinking about what ideas you want to get out, what IP you have, what methodologies you have and you want to get out there because you know it’s good information. Transcript of The Impact of Dynamic Communication written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Transcript provided by Verbatim Transcription Services. Back to Podcast. Transcript: John: Want to know the secret to growing, leading, managing?
  • YFS MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [IP] Is Your Small Business Vulnerable To IP Theft?
    Does your business have the policies, procedures, and personnel emplace to withstand the impact of IP theft and overall security breaches? This article Is Your Small Business Vulnerable To IP Theft? Business Law Grow Intellectual Property ip theft legal legal tipsappeared first in YFS Magazine.
  • VC CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    [IP] 30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel
    This is done by enriching transaction data points such as name, email address, and billing and shipping address with around 2,000 extra data points, such as an IP latency check to measure the real distance from the user, IP connection type, distance between key strokes, and email name match. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will be eating the world.
  • CHAGANOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    [IP] AMZN accounts for over 40% of North American ecommerce sales
    They would buy up the IP and inventory and stores. AMZN accounts for over 40% of North American ecommerce sales. Amazon Basics: adding apparel & retail would boost sales. Perhaps a good move during the current political regime. This came up when rumors began around the American Apparel bankruptcy. The idea for American Apparel was perfect. A seamless integration could begin. If AMZN were to buy M, KSS and KORS $36 billion (give or take) - would this be a good thing? $36
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [IP] Registering A Domain Name For Your Business
    Your domain name is different from its IP address. Most users find it easier to remember a site name instead of its IP address (a string of numbers, such as 109.87.6.543). Even if you don’t plan to use a website for business, it’s wise to register a domain name. The basic purpose of the business domain name is to allow visitors such as customers, vendors, and others, to identify your site on the World Wide Web. To check available domain names , follow the steps below.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [IP] How Etsy Manages HTTPS and SSL Certificates for Custom Domains on Pattern
    To preserve client IP addresses, we make use of the PROXY protocol on our load balancer and mod_proxy_protocol on the proxy hosts. In April of 2016 Etsy launched Pattern, a new product that gives Etsy sellers the ability to create their own hosted e-commerce website. With an easy-setup experience, modern and stylish themes, and guest checkout, sellers can merchandise and manage their brand identity outside of the Etsy.com retail marketplace while leveraging all of Etsy’s e-commerce tools.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [IP] This Is How to Optimize Your Business Blog: 14 Powerful WordPress Plugins
    Login LockDown limits the number of login attempts from a given IP range within a certain time period. Content marketing has all but replaced traditional marketing, making branded blogs a necessary element of any business strategy. Whether you’re about to launch your first post, or you’ve been publishing articles online for years, you should be up-to-date with best practices to ensure that your content serves its purpose.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [IP] [ADV] Putting Time Sense To Place with Digital Correlation
    However, effective features such as self-enrollment by passwords, authorizing computer IPs for specific departments or groups, and regular scanning for any possible change in software configuration prevents dishonesty. Perhaps no other mystery has ever been as intriguing and evident as that of time. Although life and death are both metaphors of time, yet neither of these realizations can hold on to the reality of time passing away.
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [IP] Taking Corporate VC: When It Makes Sense
    These corporate VC activities go hand in hand with other strategies of large companies including internal R&D, IP licensing, M&A, etc. . In recent years we’ve seen more and more corporations become more active or establish strategic VC arms.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
    [IP] Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive
    When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. intellectual property IP patent portfolioA large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. You need all these before you start looking for funding.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
    [IP] The Importance of Choosing Yourself
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The Importance of Choosing Yourself written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with James Altucher. Choosing Yourself sounds a tad selfish for some, but the fact is, it’s the only choice that allows you to be of service to others.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016
    [IP] Shifting Your Mindset for Business Success
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! Shifting Your Mindset for Business Success written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Michael E. Gerber. As any long time reader of mine knows, I’m into systems.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016
    [IP] Focus Bonus Exercise
    Michael Melfi is an IP attorney, entrepreneur coach, investor, media personality and four-time author. by Michael S. Melfi, author of “ The Simple Secrets of Being an Entrepreneur “. Have you ever met someone who shared with you what they have going on in their life and in your mind you could not help but question how they are able to be successful in all those different areas of their life?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [IP] Getting Started With Authority Marketing
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! Getting Started With Authority Marketing written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Brian Ainsley Horn. Last week I wrote about reputation management: Page One On Google is Your New Business Card. Today’s post goes hand in hand with the previous post.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [IP] Preparing For An Acquisition
    When using others (employees, contractors, third parties) to develop your technology, be sure that ownership of IP is assigned to the company. If questions arise as to the propriety of ownership of IP, your valuation could be negatively affected or the deal scuttled altogether. by Jeff Stark, Audit Partner at Sensiba San Filippo.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [IP] Marketing Insights to Increase Growth and Exposure
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! Marketing Insights to Increase Growth and Exposure written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Josh Steimle. The job of the marketer has changed dramatically over the past decade.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [IP] Building a Good Life
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! Building a Good Life written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Jonathan Fields. Life is very, very good. But, there are many forces seemingly aligned to make it not so. It takes work to live the life you were meant to live, but the payoff is so rewarding.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [IP] The Rules of Effective Copywriting
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The Rules of Effective Copywriting written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Joanna Wiebe. I’m back at it again with another episode featuring a copywriter who just happens to think that effective storytelling is effective copywriting.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    [IP] How to Successfully Scale Your Business
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! How to Successfully Scale Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with David Finkel. So here’s the big question – you started a business, so do you own a business or did you create a hard, sometimes low-paying job?
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [IP] Abstract launches private alpha to redesign the design process
    Unlike code where version control of text is relatively straightforward, product and design IP is locked up in inaccessible file formats (binary). Last week, one of our newest portfolio companies, Abstract , launched their Private Alpha. You can read co-founder Josh Brewer’s announcement here. Josh was previously the principal designer at Twitter. Abstract is building a common infrastructure to support the modern design workflow.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [IP] How to Rock Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! How to Rock Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Viveka von Rosen. Poll a group of marketing experts and about half will tell you LinkedIn has little value in the marketing mix.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [IP] Is Your Company Utilising The Bacs Payment System?
    The Bacs system uses a secure, internet-based service called Bacstel-IP to make payments between banks. In order to connect with Bacstel-IP and utilise its payment services, businesses must use a Bacs approved payment software. The Bacstel-IP system is protected with SSL encryption. As your business grows, so does your need to manage financial matters quickly and efficiently.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [IP] Public Wi-Fi Security Threats and How to Avoid them
    This will take you to a different server at an entirely different location, enabling you to access public network without giving away your actual IP address. When you are done, just turn the public Wi-Fi off, disable VPN, and you will return to your device’s original IP once again. Millions of people around the globe use public Wi-Fi without even realizing how much of security threat it can be. It is open for everyone, and with everyone, we mean even hackers.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [IP] Everything You Need to Know About Podcasting
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! Everything You Need to Know About Podcasting written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Lee Dumas. Ok, so maybe the title of this post is a little bold, but in this episode, I talk mostly about podcasting with one of the most prolific podcasters on the planet.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [IP] Everything You Need to Know About Podcasting
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! Everything You Need to Know About Podcasting written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Lee Dumas. Ok, so maybe the title of this post is a little bold, but in this episode, I talk mostly about podcasting with one of the most prolific podcasters on the planet.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
    [IP] 7 Web Form Optimization Insights from Testing Hundreds of Forms
    For example, instead of forcing everyone to enter their country or search for it in a long dropdown list, why not just suggest the country they’re visiting the website from based on their IP address? As marketers, we spend countless hours acquiring traffic and crafting persuasive content, but too often we drop the ball at the final stage of the lead gen funnel – the form.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016
    [IP] A Quick Primer on B2B Conversion Optimization
    But in an account-based marketing thing, you might even want to throw up some things like Demandbase on the high end to LeadLander on the low end that do help you resolve IP addresses into companies, so you know which companies hit your website. Conversion optimization is a little different if you’re in B2B.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [IP] Mindset Versus Strategy
    Michael Melfi is an IP attorney, entrepreneur coach, investor, media personality and four-time author. By Michael S. Melfi, author of “ The Simple Secrets of Being an Entrepreneur “. Which came first, the mindset or the strategy? Being an entrepreneur involves overcoming challenges, being resourceful, staying committed long after it is no longer fun to be doing something. Along this journey there are many obstacles and challenges that arise.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [IP] How Live-Streaming is Changing Social Media
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! How Live-Streaming is Changing Social Media written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Michael Stelzner. Live streaming video is all the rage – so much so that most of what you see coming from the medium is silly – look at me and look at what I can do – kind of stuff.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016
    [IP] Local Listings: Which Ones Should I Focus On?
    Be careful with Acxiom — you can only do this once from your IP address. Local Listings: Which Ones Should I Focus On? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit Peter Thoeny. It’s common knowledge that your business website is the best place to get customers to go when they’re online. And if you’re a local business with a physical address, a lot of your website traffic may come from maps listings. Optimizing for local search results is called local SEO.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
    [IP] How to Master Content Marketing
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! How to Master Content Marketing written by Roxanne Doche read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Pamela Wilson. Content and the notion of content marketing is here to stay.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016
    [IP] The Internet is Ready for Things
    4G/LTE is a pipe for IP packets. I’m not a fan of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), but it is the best way to describe a future where more and more devices are Internet-connected. As computation and communication get cheaper, more “dumb” devices will be “smart” and on-line.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
    [IP] If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!
    Michael Melfi is an IP attorney, entrepreneur coach, investor, media personality and four-time author. By Michael S. Melfi JD, MBA. We have all heard the old saying, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. While this could be a great mantra for the old stereo you have in the garage, it is not the philosophy for creating success as an entrepreneur. If anything, you want to break it fast and break it often and pivot repeatedly until you have a viable product.
  • SVPG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
    [IP] Behind Every Great Product
    Because she understood the potential for IP-based syndicated content technology, Alex started searching for new and useful ways to put this technology to use. Legal wasn't used to distribution via IP enabled devices. Article: Behind Every Great Product.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
    [IP] The 4 Questions You Need to Answer About Your Blog’s Privacy Policy
    We also collect potentially personally-identifiable information like IP addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. You can easily overlook your blog’s privacy policy while you’re focused on creating content. But neglecting it is a dangerous mistake. A clear privacy policy protects you from legal liability and shows your integrity to readers. You’re legally required to have a privacy policy on your website.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
    [IP] The Importance of Trademarking
    Managing a Business intellectual Property IP trademarking trademarksWhen starting your own business, trademarking is just one of the steps to take to ensure that everything runs smoothly. The thought of handling any legal matters on your own might seem intimidating, but trademarking isn’t so scary when you break it down. Here are the basics. See Also: Intellectual Property 101. What is a trademark? A trademark can be a symbol, logo, word, slogan, or a name registered to your company.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [IP] Venture Debt 101
    This sometimes even includes your IP assets, though this is negotiable and should be part of your decision on the lender you choose to work with. For startups and high-growth businesses, as you scale and encounter new milestones and obstacles, you will be faced with the question of how to finance and plan for that growth. Luckily for founders, the ways in which you can finance your startup are varied based on your business model, your preference, your goals, and timeline, and so on.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [IP] Key Contracts Every Business Must Use
    When selling a business , especially an intellectual property dense business, any potential acquirer will want to know that the business (as opposed to specific individuals) own the IP of the business and having an invention and assignment agreement in place is one way to ensure that. by Tej Prakash, co-founder of ShouldiSign.com. Owners of a business are constantly dealing with people (both internal to the business and external) and other businesses.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [IP] 6 Surveillance Camera Systems For Commercial Use
    Pelco Spectra HD IP High-Speed Dome Camera. For a crystal-clear image on your IP camera, the Pelco Spectra never fails to deliver. Bosch IP Camera 200 Series HD. For a high-performing security camera that is also cost effective, look no further than the Bosch IP NBC 225-P and 255-P. These crisp and compact cameras make the Bosch IP 200 Series perfect for apartments, offices, and small businesses. by Richard Henke, CEO of On Guard Systems, Inc.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
    [IP] The Top 4 Items You Need Documented When Selling Your Website Through a Broker
    If there are any patents or trademarks and any other intellectual property (IP) that the business owns including memorable domain names, these need to be emphasized in the prospectus. Providing the right information to a prospective buyer is an important step in selling your website business. A clear, conceive presentation of the business not only helps create interest, it also helps build confidence with buyers that the business is well run and organized throughout.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
    [IP] The Role of a PPC Expert in Web Development
    And this site is still ranking on first page, may be not on first position from US IP but most probably somewhere on page first. Have you ever went to your favorite Pizza shop and ordered your most favorite Pizza and that’s not all, you asked for extra topping? Considering the ingredients of Pizza already in there, you ask for extra topping, sauces, and cold drinks may be, to make it more delicious?
  • STARTUP NOODLE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016
    [IP] What ‘Pokémon GO’ Can Teach Us About China’s Mobile Market
    As I heard from a friend, Nintendo didn’t protect their IP properly in this case therefore can do nothing regarding the fact that they lost the largest mobile market in the world for a local clone. You’ve probably seen the words “Pokémon GO” and “craze” over the last two weeks in some news headline. Thanks to this game, Nintendo’s company value now exceeds Sony’s. Basically it’s a game where you go outside and hunt for Pokémons using an app.
  • VC CAFE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
    [IP] Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation
    Also, patent review is slower than Europe, as noted by Maier Fenster of IP firm Ehlich & Fenster in his presentation IP in Japan. According to Fenster, “one tactic used by Israeli companies is to file for IP in Japan, take a slow path to patent grant and license or sell these patents to Japanese companies. Japan is the world’s #3 economy…but not for Israel. It is not even a top 10 trading partner.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [IP] Optimize Your Toolset To Tackle Today’s Network Issues
    Tracking and managing device IP addresses as well as monitoring the resources these devices are accessing to ensure applications are still performing quickly and efficiently while being on the look-out for anomalies that could be signs of a breach are important, too. Lastly, true application firewalls can untangle even the most sneaky device conversations, get IP address management under control and also get network equipment ready for IPv6. By Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [IP] The 7 Unholy Lies Your Analytics Are Telling You (and How to Discover the Gospel Truth)
    The simplest fix is to set up IP filters to see what your GA data looks like with your computer’s site visits taken out. If you have a team that works out of a local office it will be easy to filter you their IPs, too; if you frequently use web-based contractors it can be a little more difficult, for both technical and human reasons (i.e.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [IP] Episode 106: Implementing Profit First With Frank DeBenedetto and Ralph M. Rivera
    With an emphasis on managed services, managed security, and hosted voice over IP (VoIP), Frank has helped grow TRTG into one of the premier cloud service providers in the area. Also Available On. Show Summary. This week we have a great episode with Frank and Ralph, where we discuss how they have implemented Profit First from day one of starting their business!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [IP] The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”
    Even from the outset, Pied Piper had problems related to IP, with the founder having to beg a local irrigation company for the rights to the company name. Given that Pied Piper is both a startup and a tech company, the frequency with which IP comes up isn’t surprising—over 90 percent of a startup’s value is in its intangible assets. Image via HBO. Of all the television shows that center around businesses, none feel closer to reality than HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [IP] What YouTube Taught Me About Facebook Live & Violent Footage
    Uploaded not always from regional IP addresses given the need to obfuscate identity, tunnel out of regions where YouTube was blocked – or event transported on memory cards out of the Middle East to where they could be safely uploaded by collaborators or NGOs. “A technical glitch.” ” That’s what Facebook stated was the cause of the temporary removal from their service of the video capturing Philando Castile’s shooting.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [IP] What YouTube Taught Me About Facebook Live & Violent Footage
    Uploaded not always from regional IP addresses given the need to obfuscate identity, tunnel out of regions where YouTube was blocked – or event transported on memory cards out of the Middle East to where they could be safely uploaded by collaborators or NGOs. “A technical glitch.” ” That’s what Facebook stated was the cause of the temporary removal from their service of the video capturing Philando Castile’s shooting.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [IP] Why Your Company NEEDS to Start Playing Pokémon Go
    Obviously, there’s going to be some drop-off when it comes to daily spend as the hype wears out, but Pokémon has a number of benefits that could add to its stickiness, including a beloved IP and ample avenues to expand its content offerings in order to keep users coming back. Everyone and their fifth grade cousin are playing Pokémon Go right now. Maybe it’s because it’s trendy. Maybe it’s because it’s a stupid amount of silly fun.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
    [IP] 3 Ways Structure Can Take Your Tech Startup To New Heights
    Look no further than Google and Oracle , and you’ll see that no company is immune from IP impasses. Unfortunately, we work with companies that realize the IP actually belongs to a former partner or the organization that the founders worked for during the product’s early stages. Obtain a Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreement as early as possible to make sure the IP is clearly (and legally) assigned.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
    [IP] Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know
    Unless you have baked in the proper IP protection, it’s far too easy for a great idea to be replicated and for you to be out of the game before even getting started. An intellectual property lawyer can help you identify all your IP assets and develop a comprehensive legal framework with strategies to mitigate your risk and exposure. The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [IP] Tops Tips On Taking Your Local Business Online
    It does this through using the location of a browser’s IP address. Online, for a while, seemed like it was entirely the playground of the big businesses. There are millions of potential consumers out there to reach, but that’s the point if you’re locally based? Nowadays, the internet is good at spreading information to audiences on a micro scale as well as macro. There’s a lot of business that can be made in your local area, as you’re no doubt aware of.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016
    [IP] How Would You Build a Movie Studio if You Started Today?
    So every company that I now work with or talk to that has a need for character-based IP — I always direct them to Andrew. I met Andrew Stalbow and Petri Järvilehto from Seriously several years ago after they had just left Angry Birds where they were responsible for international business development / licensing and the game studio, respectively.
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