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  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Media] What New Payment Options Can You Offer Customers?
    Despite the media coverage, Apple Pay hasn’t been released to the public. Whether consumers will pay by credit or debit card, check and cash are no longer the only payment consideration for merchants—particularly as payment technology has evolved to include EMV credit cards, contactless payment, and mobile wallets.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011
    [Media] Jobs at Orbotix
    My friends at Orbotix are hiring. Following is the list of open positions. If you fit the description, like playing with robots, want free beer all day, and live in Boulder, email them a note with a resume. - Game Designer : Are you passionate about gaming and have a deep understanding of game design and game mechanics?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] 10 Tools to Make Life Easier
    Here’s a tool that will help you reconcile the two—at least in the social media sphere. GroSocial Many social media dashboards like SproutSocial.com let you track followers and engage with other Twitter and Facebook users. Because sometimes it's better to let someone else do the work for you.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] How Big Data Can Help Squash $35 Billion in Online Fraud
    For example, social media can be used as a credential. "If In addition to filtering through transaction data that comes through the WePay payments system and social media behavior, the risk engine also takes into account signals about the payer or payee including blogs, presentations, or articles they may have posted on the Web, company reviews, as well as other information from credit bureaus and large data aggregators.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Media] The Growing Business Of Fashion In The UK
    The fashion industry is also keen to keep abreast of new ways of reaching out to its potential customers and utilises social media extremely well with firms like Burberry live streaming its famous catwalk shows so people can see their latest creations no matter where they are living. This global reach is underlined by its social media presence, which is huge, and helps to grow what is a lucrative industry and the growth in the sale of wedding dresses is helping hugely.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
    [Media] How To Make Your Start-up Stand Out From The Crowd
    Adding the same branding to your website, social media pages, videos and all of your online content will make customers and shoppers more aware of your business, products and services and what your business stands for. However, it’s not enough to simply create a website, social media pages and videos. Are you a new business owner who wants to start reaching and impressing more customers? If so, it’s important to spend time developing your brand.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Media] How A Company Can Recover After Workplace Violence
    Keep political talk of out of the office — and off social media. This is an important time to remind staff that the office is not the place for political debate, and neither is their social media pages if they interact with clients and other coworkers on these sites. by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. A few days ago a gunman killed three people and injured 18 others in a small Kansas town. The shootings largely took place inside Excel Industries.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Media] 3 Tips For Finding The Right PR Agency
    PR is an important way to garner more attention and visibility for you that goes outside the traditional marketing routes and instead focuses on editorial content, media outlets and other organic (and free!) These are the people who will be representing you to the media and outside world so you want to know that the staff is excited to work with you and enjoy what they do.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Media] Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing
    You thought media twitter was bad… You thought tech twitter was bad… — Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) August 24, 2015. If you didn’t notice that the stock markets in the US dropped nearly 4% today (after falling last Thursday and Friday) then you were probably completely off-the-grid and on vacation. It was a nerve racking morning. My favorite Tweet of the morning came from Hunter Walk.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] Dustin Dolginow for President !
    Right now he's involved with a number of our companies including fundraise.com , ObjectiveLogistics , PowerInbox , Kinvey and Adsafe Media. He's young, he's hungry, he's lean. Here is the all new 2012 model of the Atlas Venture tech principal: Dustin "Double D" Doooolginow. Dustin joined us almost two years ago.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] Must-Use Lead Conversion Tactics for Video Marketing
    So I did some research and came up with six ways that you can steer prospects into leads by using video, to send them to your website or a landing page, or even your social media sites. Use these annotations to push leads to your social media sites, website or landing page! Must-Use Lead Conversion Tactics for Video Marketing written by Kala Linck read more at Duct Tape Marketing. On SnapChat the other day, one of the live feeds featured was “Farm Life.”
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Media] Should Startups Blog? An Essay (with Data) to Decide Once and For All
    My definition is as follows: Content marketing is just solving the same problems that your product solves through media you create and promote. Visit a startup’s website, and you’ll eventually drift towards a few standard links, from About to Team to Contact. But among those options, appearing on almost every site, is one link that simply doesn’t belong with the rest: “Blog.”
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
    [Media] Email Retargeting: Not Just For Websites & Display Networks Anymore
    Now, even though social media accounts for less than steller results, this article isn’t one to add to the endless “email vs social” drivel. In this autoresponder, you talk about widget problems, widget use cases, why widgets matter, and how to find your company on various social media platforms.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017
    [Media] Weekend Favs June 10
    Social stackup – A social media comparison dashboard. Weekend Favs June 10 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] The Role of Luck in a Startup
    With the mainstream adoption of social media, customer service became a public affair and companies large and small had to get very serious about providing higher levels of service in the instantaneous and often public manner in which the customer now demands. The Role of Luck in a Startup written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with Mikkel Svane.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016
    [Media] Welcome To The Year Of The Customer
    At the same time, enterprises today can leverage the cloud to make faster, more efficient software changes; use social media to connect with customers; deploy predictive analytics to determine what their customers will want and connect and control devices via a central point with the Internet of Things (IoT). by Simon Tate, Area Vice President for Commercial Business – Asia, Salesforce.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] Gary Vaynerchuk: Snapchat Will Be Huge in 2016
    Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of social media consultancy VaynerMedia, explains why he thinks Snapchat will be massive with 13 to 50-year-olds by 2016--and how you can take advantage of the platform
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Media] Q: How do you identify new market opportunities strategically?
    ” Provide as many channels as possible for your fans to provide feedback, phone numbers, email addresses, social media, surveys, etc. This will also be an excellent way to track and identify new market opportunities that you may not come across until it’s too late. - Fehzan Ali , Adscend Media LLC.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage)
    Post them to social media and your blog page. Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage) written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Today is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is David Preston – Enjoy! photo credit: Andrew* via photopin cc. Words tell the story. Images illustrate it. But video brings it to life.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
    [Media] The Irresistible Attraction Of Online Entrepreneurship
    Last week I wrote about my social media adventures and the results I’ve had even though I’m not a social media guru. I expressed similar ideas to Kerry in my previous article about the importance of creating connections for business through social media.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016
    [Media] Validate The Pedigree Of A Startup Before You Jump
    Enthusiastic startup founders may try to deflect or minimize these questions in true media-training style, so you need to be patient, calm, and persistent to get the whole story. Every startup founder loves to prompt for questions from investors and potential key team members about their vision, and the huge opportunity that can be had with their disruptive technology.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
    [Media] Three Ways To Prevent Data Loss And Strengthen Cyber Security
    Cybercrime is a growing problem worldwide, and although media coverage generally focuses on data breaches that occur at large corporations or government agencies, small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures are also vulnerable. Passwords are compromised on the job in the same way they are for employees’ personal accounts – often through the use of weak passwords that contain information that is easily available on social media sites, such as birthdays, children’s names, etc.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategic Function of Product Management
    Paul Gray has spent ten years working in the entertainment, media and communications industries within Australia and Europe. Very close runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2010 was Paul Gray. Paul worked in both B2B and B2C roles for organizations including Disney, Foxtel, and British Telecom. In consideration as The Best Product Person of 2010, I interviewed Paul about all aspects of Product Management, from his own career path, to advice, to trends he now sees emerging.
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
    [Media] Top 5 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Campaign Failed
    Broadcasting your content across all social media channels. Content Marketing ’s true worth was emphasized by Bill Gates when he said, “Content is king.” Since 1996 when this statement was made by one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, the three words have gone really, really viral. Whether the true essence was understood or not, the sentence spread like wildfire.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Smarp Rounds up €225k in Seed Round
    According to their researches, more than half of employees feel like they could publish company related content into their personal social media, such as LinkendIn, if only they were encouraged to do so from the highs of the chain-of-command. The more your employee includes your company in their own social media, the more points they will get. We are expecting fast growth from the Singapore and Dubai markets as both of them have a high professional social media penetration.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Media] Twitter Outbids Other Tech Giants for the Rights to Stream Thursday NFL Games
    The social-media site reportedly beat Facebook, Verizon, Yahoo, and Amazon for live-streaming rights to 10 games next season
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [Media] Go for it! The democratization of the video game industry
    Jeremy Rossmann is a rising junior at MIT joint-majoring in comparative media studies and mathematics with computer science. Guest Writer: Jeremy Rossmann*. Nothing’s stopping you: Five years ago, you needed thousands of dollars and an established company to get your hands on a development kit from Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft. To make things worse, there were no successful distribution channels for anything but the $20+ category of games.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Media] SEVEN BASIC STEPS TO LAUNCHING A SUCCESSFUL PR CAMPAIGN
    Research and build media (and blogger) contacts. Media influencers are the bread and butter of a PR campaign. You must know what each of your targeted media and blogger contacts is looking for and how your message or story idea can interest them. Pitch the media. More can be found on how to pitch media by phone in a previous blog post by Dave Manzer. Although you may get a follow up call from the media, it doesn’t always happen.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Can Revitalize The Image Of Business
    Scaling is done first by customer alliances through social media, and later by distributed joint ventures and coopetition. Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. They have proven themselves unable to innovate, and they have lost more jobs than they create.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Website
    Just be sure your site is set up to cater to Web viewers: Offer other videos and media as well as an engaging call to action. Your new site is slick--but what if it's a digital ghost town? Try a few of these tricks to flag down more visitors. It doesn't matter how slick your website looks: If no one comes to it, good luck building that Web business. Some entrepreneurs use the time-tested technique of paying for ads to get traffic.
  • GENUINE VC  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Media] Beer Kegs and the Future of Venture Capital: What It Means for Entrepreneurs
    While social media has brought greater transparency to many aspects of the VC business, it’s still a relationship-driven and moderately opaque industry. Last September I wrote a post outlining my view of the venture capital industry: increasingly evolving like the beer industry as it continues to mature. Large VC firms resemble Budweiser-type macrobrews, competing based on scale and brand with a standardized product across multiple geographies, sectors, and stages.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Media] The Right Way To Get Funding From Family And Friends
    Warm introductions from friends and family to existing investors is far more productive in fund-raising than email blasts, social media connections, or cold-calls to famous investors. Most entrepreneurs I know are so passionate about their new idea that they are surprised when family and friends don’t line up to invest in their new venture. Yet they tend to ignore this problem, and move on quickly to professional investors.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Media] The mother of all Turing tests
    Over six million of those conversations were posted on social media by the human on the other side. Microsoft have had an artificially intelligent chatbot running on WeChat for the last eighteen months. The bot is called Xiavoice and she’s had over ten billion conversations, most of them about private matters. Those are huge numbers, and yes, you read them right. Lots of detail here , including a few of those conversations. They are full of feeling and will make you laugh.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Media] A Startup Is A Continuum of Ideas
    I self published some content (my blog) and contributed to traditional print and online media. Chris Dixon had an important post over the weekend title The Idea Maze. He starts off with a very strong juxtaposition of thoughts around the importance of “the idea” to a startup. Ideas_Matter: The pop culture view of startups is that they’re all about coming up with a great product idea.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
    [Media] 5 Twitter Lessons From the Obama and Romney Campaigns
    Speaking in front of packed crowd of social media enthusiasts at the Pivot Conference in New York last night, Steele outlined techniques from the presidential campaigns you can apply to your small business: 1. During Clint Eastwood's "Invisible Obama" speech next to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, the Obama digital media team tweeted a photo captioned: "This seat's taken." Twitter has grown exponentially since the last Presidential election.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
    [Media] 7 Thing You Should Still See at SXSW
    Cory Booker: The New Media Politician Is Newark mayor Corey Booker the future of government and civic engagement? Whether you think his social media presence is something to love or loathe, there's no denying that his reach via new media has had an effect on how politicians work and lead. Learn from a panel of tech and business experts how to craft your multi-device social and digital-media strategy. South by Southwest Interactive is in full swing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Will Facebook Remain Relevant?
    In Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg , social media innovator at Intel, Ekaterina Walter outlines how 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized the Internet and why he may continue to do so. Marketing podcast with Ekaterina Walter.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Media] How To Get Real Traffic To Your Website
    Share your website on social media or start following you. l Finding your audiences on social media. Use Buzzsumo to define who has shared similar content on social media. · Be active on social media and publish top quality content using relevant hashtags. You can use tools such as Snip.ly to maximize your social media efforts. Be an active participant in social media communities. Normal. false. false. false. X-NONE. X-NONE. Normal. false. false. false.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Media] Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 2
    Team Narrative Mind is trying to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media. Current tools do not provide users with a way to understand the meaning within adversary social media content and there is no automated process to disrupt, counter and shape the narrative. We just held our second week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the 8 teams spoke to 106 beneficiaries (users, program mangers, etc.),
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Media] Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 2
    Team Narrative Mind is trying to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media. Current tools do not provide users with a way to understand the meaning within adversary social media content and there is no automated process to disrupt, counter and shape the narrative. We just held our second week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the 8 teams spoke to 106 beneficiaries (users, program mangers, etc.),
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Media] If I Gave You a $100,000 Marketing Budget, What Would You Do With It?
    Social Media. Let’s face it: developing a marketing budget for a small business is usually not a very big priority. Typically, we just don’t have enough money to warrant having a formal marketing budget. Sometimes we just ignore doing one because it’s depressing. After all, if you don’t have any money to put towards a marketing budget, what’s the point of creating one? Why bother? The answer is quite simple.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Media] What investors look for in a startup
    The best way to to get a relationship started is with an introduction, but interacting on social media, networking at cocktail parties and attending office hours or other drop in sessions also works. The post below first appeared as a guest post by me on the Web Summit Blog. ———————————– If you ask most VCs what they look for in a startup they will say great team, great product and great market.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013
    [Media] Great Startups Sell Around Gartner Hype Predictions
    Media tablets, biometric authentication, and speech recognition are on the slope of enlightenment, and predictive analytics is now in the plateau of productivity. The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc. back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Testing DIY Facebook Promotions
    With a strong social-media presence established, they set out to encourage members to discuss their samples online and eventually buy full-size versions on the Birchbox site. The Price Tag: $750 a month Expert Tips Go beyond "Like" Require people to do more than "Like" your company to take part in a promotion, says Blake Cahill, president of Banyan Branch, a social-media firm in Seattle. For more social-media strategies, go to www.inc.com/business-owner-social-media-tool-kit
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
    [Media] Experiential Design: the Importance of Cohesive Event Branding
    Considering how professional event design could enhance your invitations, tickets and even social media pages during the proverbial drumroll will generate as much interest as possible – boosting attendance and creating some welcome buzz around the event during the weeks or months beforehand. Experiential Design: the Importance of Cohesive Event Branding written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016
    [Media] 15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses
    Thanks to Ashley Cisneros-Mejia, Chatter Buzz Media. #8 So now I’m the owner of Perfect Pitch Media Group, a media consulting and public relations firm. Thanks to Tenisha Taylor Bell, Perfect Pitch Media Group. #9 Starting my own social media and content marketing agency allowed me to ditch the commute, see more of my son, and design my life around our family’s desire to travel frequently. Being in love is great.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Media] Don't Forget the "Tech" in "AdTech"
    Tremor is the first public offering of an adtech company since Millenial Media''s IPO in April 2012. The flow of advertising dollars into digital, addressable media is well-documented and well-understood. Today''s IPO by Tremor Video is seen by many as a harbinger for the adtech community (full disclosure: Tremor Video is a Flybridge portfolio company). Rightly so.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How Disruptive Startups Can Prepare for a Lawsuit
    Rather than back down, Willa stood up to P&G and garnered so much media attention for her David versus Golliath story that the larger company backed down, opting to settle out of court. They often use the media to get their side of the story out. Internet television streaming service Aero isn''t the first startup to wage a high-profile lawsuit. Here''s what you can learn from the past.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
    [Media] Don’t Be The “The”
    You know the type: the social media expert, the small business guru, the corporate culture coach. There is an interesting phenomena that happens when you do a lot of speaking – you see a lot of other people speak. They can teach you a lot. Over the years, it has become my preference to sit in the middle of the room – in the middle of the crowd – when someone else is presenting. Firstly, I learn a lot about their subject.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] Wise Up: 5 Things to Study This Weekend
    From social media to tech, spend this weekend boning up on some subjects to bolster your business. As the weekend draws near, here are five things you might want to study: Social media - It’s all the rage, yet many people don’t know how to use it to the advantage of their business. As NFL season gets underway, sports fans will get to witness some of the best athletes in the world evolve. Every year, a select group stands out, thanks to their training and conditioning.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [Media] Finding Non Obvious Trends
    I remember many years ago when the mainstream media jumped on the trend of blogging and then certainly were some of the first to tell us that blogging was dead. I remember many years ago when the mainstream media jumped on the trend of blogging and then certainly were some of the first to tell us that blogging was dead. Finding Non Obvious Trends written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Rohit Bhargava.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Want a Raise? Work at a Small Business
    The big boys like Facebook may attract all the media hype, but the strongest wage growth these days is actually at small businesses, a new report claims. The report names other winning sectors for wage growth, including (somewhat surprisingly) media, construction and entertainment jobs, and (less surprisingly) tech and the energy industry.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Not Just Good for Business--Networking Can Make You Smarter
    Perhaps the most surprising among her suggestions is networking: "By networking with other people--either through social media such as Facebook or Twitter, or in face-to-face interactions--you are… exposing yourself to new people, ideas, and environments, you are opening yourself up to new opportunities for cognitive growth. Meeting new people isn''t just good for your career, it''s good for your brain as well.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice
    As a journalist and blogger myself, I know a thing or two about what captures the attention of the media, about what makes a founder or company interesting. It’s every startup’s dream - to get the attention of the people who matter. You might think that refers to customers or clients, or even venture capitalists or angel investors. We’re talking about bloggers.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice
    As a journalist and blogger myself, I know a thing or two about what captures the attention of the media, about what makes a founder or company interesting. It’s every startup’s dream - to get the attention of the people who matter. You might think that refers to customers or clients, or even venture capitalists or angel investors. We’re talking about bloggers.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [Media] Are Gay People Better Entrepreneurs?
    Darren Spedale, a co-founder of StartOut, was building his own media company, A-List Global Media, when he launched the group. It's rare to find an openly gay CEO of a large company. But there seem to be social and logistical reasons openly gay people excel at building their own businesses. When Joel Simkhai came out of the closet at age 18, he was worried about what kind of professional future he could have as an openly gay man.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore] [Event] Startup Asia Singapore 2012
    And while like some others that aim to showcase emerging product-ready technology startups from Singapore and the Asia region, Startup Asia Singapore is unique in that it’s put together by our buddies over at Singapore-based media startup Penn Olson. Young Upstarts is a Startup Asia Singapore media partner.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Media] Are You A Minority Entrepreneur? 3 Reasons To Find Your Voice
    Asian voices seem to be drowned out when it comes to big time media and Hollywood productions. But is there still a way for you to be heard
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”
    She points out that while women use the Internet 17% more than men do and create two-thirds of the content at social media sites, they earn only 14% of computer science degrees. “At The high-tech industry is largely a guy’s world made up of "brogrammers" and job ads that ask, “Want to bro down and crush code?” Small wonder that women made up just 21% of all programmers in 2010, off from 24% in 2000. Or that less than 10% of venture-backed companies have women founders.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
    [Media] Retention Optimization: How to Increase the Value of a Conversion
    In 2014, a Huzzah Media survey found that referrals were the most successful marketing tool (52%). How to Use Social Media to Increase Revenue)? Most social media sites do this quite well, but LinkedIn comes to mind first. You’ll see this type of retention optimization on most social media sites. Are you familiar with the expression, “The most valuable customer is the one you never lose”?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Media] Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal
    It’s becoming harder to distinguish tech companies from media companies. Like many I read the headlines about Pinterest moving from Palo Alto to San Francisco and thought about the trend it portends. For those not familiar with the local geography, Palo Alto is the north end of what most consider “Silicon Valley” although nobody local calls it that. Palo Also is about 35 miles south of San Francisco. Palo Alto is home to Stanford. It is the birthplace of Hewlett Packard.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] 10 lessons I learned by taking the entrepreneurial Red Pill
    Treat the media as your friend. Of course the media has their own reasons for doing so, but still, it surprised me how much the media helped us to create social proof for our business. Around this time of year I get sentimental and think about my life for once. It’s been slightly over two years since I attended Startup Weekend in September 2010, which literally changed my world for the better. At the time, I was an insecure lad who just came out of university.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] 5 (Sarcastic) Truths About Entrepreneurship That No One Will Tell You
    A chronic entreprenuer, Mr. Nielsen has 16 years of experience consulting thousands of businesses in Marketing, Management and Social Media optimization. Tweet My cousin Brian recently shared an article titled 5 Ways To Test An Entrepreneurial Idea. It was full of cute and inspiring ideas on how to succeed in the world of small business ownership. Research an analogy,” “Contact your prospective clients,” and my personal favorite, “Visualize it.”
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    [Media] How To Make Your Brand “Likable” and Win More Revenue
    There are, however, proxy metrics you can use, most of them older school metrics like brand mentions, satisfaction scores, and some newer ones like social media mentions and followers, email subscriptions , referrals, and NPS. They follow you on social media. They encourage customers to submit photos on social media and then turn around and post them with funny captions. I’m a big fan of Taco Bell’s social media game: Image Source. We want other people to like us.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Media] 3 Reasons To Seek Only What You Need During The Funding Process
    Consider headline making app Yo, which has garnered significant media attention and raised $1 million in funding recently. By Paul Jackson, founder of Worthworm. For new or young entrepreneurs, understanding the realities of the startup world often comes as a shock. Long-term success requires more than just a great idea and there is no secret formula for navigating such a competitive landscape.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] Must-Use Lead Conversion Tactics for Video Marketing
    So I did some research and came up with six ways that you can steer prospects into leads by using video, to send them to your website or a landing page, or even your social media sites. Use these annotations to push leads to your social media sites, website or landing page! Must-Use Lead Conversion Tactics for Video Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
    [Media] How come VCs are. jerks?
    The media portrays the job of a venture capitalist as one of "picking" a winner. That was a question posed to me by a new analyst at a venture capital fund. Admittedly, I finished this person's sentence after their long pause. but the word "jerks" was agreed to as the direction they were taking the question.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] There’s Never Been a Better Time To Be an Entrepreneur
    Related Posts: Unapologetic Rules for Entrepreneurs Do The Work with Steven Pressfield How to Steal Like An Entrepreneur How to Get an MBA for Less Than $20 Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? Marketing podcast with Phil Auerswald (Click to play or right click and “Save As” to download – Subscribe now via iTunes or subscribe via other RSS device (Google Listen). Here’s my take.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] 5 Easy Steps to Get Started on LinkedIn
    A recent study showed that small business owners find LinkedIn to be the most beneficial social media platform--with 41% of respondents singling it out. If your customers are other businesses or have specific industry interests, you might want to give LinkedIn a second look. So if you're not on LinkedIn most likely you are missing a huge opportunity to promote your business, especially if your customers are other businesses or have specific industry interests. Where to begin?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways to Raise Your Klout Score
    The service, which shows a score ranging from the mid-20s up to 60 or 70, is an indicator of social media influence. Just a silly social ranking system? Hardly. Here's why you should care about Klout--and how to get more of it. It's starting to appear on job listings, business cards, and in email signatures. That's right: Klout.com is gaining credibility. Raise your score above 50, and you'll start receiving "perks" that include test drives in new cars and a carton of iced tea in the mail.
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Bombs in Boston and Ideas that Bomb
    A very perceptive, connected, media savvy, friend just wrote some nonsense to me about the terrible events in Boston over the last few days. off, I heard media speculation that it was tax day, so it must be a. He wrote “ who would have thought that the blow-back from Chechnya would come to America in the form of an attack on the Boston Marathon?” ” Chechnya? I’d be extremely surprised. There’s a well studied.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] Why Go Public?
    Well, the elephant in the room answer to this question is that those with big stakes in the existing order - i.e. Wall Street and the business media built around it - don't want anyone to know is not a whole heck of a lot. Now Wall Street and the business media that feeds off of it are a lot more powerful than travel agents ever were, but the tides of history and technological change are similarly not on their side.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
    [Media] 6 Surprisingly Useful Leadership Lessons from the VMAs
    But when you see your consumers actually recoil -- whether through a sudden drop in sales, social media backlash or low attendance at events -- pause long enough to ensure that you’re on mission. Ever apologize to an angry customer via social media only to have them become one of your biggest fans? Katy Perry: Stay Classy When the media questioned Katy Perry about her alleged beef with Lady Gaga, she did the classy thing and shared her admiration for Gaga’s work.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] How to Hire Your First Employee
    If you only focus solely on experience, you are going to be disappointed,” says Jonathan Long of Market Domination Media. In the initial stages, you’ll need someone ready to hold on during the wild ride of building a company,” adds Shalyn Dever of Chatter Buzz Media. “If It’s easy to picture the journey to entrepreneurship as a solitary adventure.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
    [Media] Five Secrets to Rocking Your Niche
    I’m an Emmy Award-winning Media Producer and the author of “She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose” (read to the end for a special offer!). Hi there! My name is Natalie MacNeil, the newest guest blogger here at Bplans.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Giving Back While Using Email With GiveBackMail
    Launched earlier this week, the free service allows you to keep your current email address and still take advantage of features including sharing large files – up to 100MB, managing multiple accounts, previewing attachments and viewing all your social media feeds within your email platform. We’ve seen how we can make a socially responsible enterprise out of a web hosting business , but what about email?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] Why Boring Marketing Is Good Marketing
    Newly established brands don’t have the luxury of Geico’s media dollars that enables them to feature a caveman in one ad and a gecko in the next. You''re an entrepreneur so you like starting new things, but when it comes to building your brand same old, same old is best, argues one founder. Who doesn’t like something shiny and new? We queue to buy the latest iteration of our favorite gadget and cram into theaters for a film’s opening night.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Media] Why Success Shouldn’t Be Defined By Revenue, Shareholders, Or Even You
    Over time, our society’s notion of success has been reduced to money and power,” said Arianna Huffington , editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. by Allison Conkright Engel, Global Marketing Strategy, Sr. Manager – Dell for Entrepreneurs. For all the bad press Uber seems to garner, it sure knows how to appeal to its constituents and harvest unrelenting support. When Uber launched in Washington, D.C. ,
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Jeff Berger
    Jeff Berger--who is now president of Digital Media at the Universum Group and CEO of Doostang.com--learned the value of experience early in his entrepreneurial career. Jeff Berger is the President of Digital Media at the Universum Group, the global leader in employer branding, and CEO of Doostang.com , a subsidiary of the Universum Group and a leading employment network for young professionals. Jeff Berger, CEO of Doostang.com, didn't care much for school.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Media] How To Start an Innovative And Inspiring Blog For Your New Upstart 
    Go on social media and connect with industry influencers to see what they’re talking about. Another way blogs do this is to take part in social media mentions and respond to readers that reach out via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. A blog can be the perfect way to support your brand and business. The problem is getting your blog to stand out. There are many businesses running blogs but only a small handful of them gain any traction and have any influence in their market.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] Is Collaboration Still a Key to Success?
    By collaborating internally via social media tools, wikis, videoconferencing and more, you increase productivity. It''s no surprise that teams that use social media tools for internal communication find common ground on which to work. Collaboration, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding: hype, or essential business values? Collaboration is a big-time word. Everyone uses it. It''s a part of mainstream business jargon.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
    [Media] Denver Startup Week 2016: The Largest Startup Week in History!
    If you missed out on Denver Startup Week 2016, you can learn all about it through the social media hashtags #DENStartupWeek and #ChaseForBiz. <img src=' [link] ' style='padding:0px;margin:0px;' /> In partnership with Chase Ink , I was given the opportunity to attend Denver Startup Week 2016. This year’s event hosted more 13,000 attendees and 100 unique sessions, making it North America’s largest free entrepreneurial event.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [Media] 5 Ways To Earn Better ROI From Email
    This is smart, but what companies need to realize is that digital goes beyond websites and social media. When it comes to implementing a marketing tactic for your business , most companies today are sticking to those that involve digital. It also includes email marketing. Some companies opt to forgo email marketing because they don’t want to be considered spam mail or flood their customers’/clients’ inboxes with advertisements.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    [Media] How to Start a Successful Dental Practice
    Establish a social media presence. To keep your customers engaged when they’re not in your chair, take advantage of social media. Tau makes use of six social media sites, all of which you can access via his website. While Tau uses a variety of social media platforms, it is important to assess how much time you want to spend on these sites. See Also: Social Media Response Flow Chart for Small Businesses.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
    [Media] Business Expansion: Increasing Sales to Enter New Markets
    The individuals from these companies will typically be able to offer you diverse services, some of which may include: content marketing search engine optimization social media optimization web design and development online reputation management Build Brand Ambassadors As many marketing experts know, one of the best ways to optimize sales is through word-of-mouth advertising. If you’re serious about business expansion, be sure to get serious about increasing sales.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How to Turn Your Best Customers Into a Growth Engine
    While this may sound like some social media laced feel good sentiment it’s actually quite practical. I’ve said repeatedly that building a vibrant community is the most important objective of any business these days. photo credit: Mourner via photopin cc. Making your business customers, prospects, suppliers and partners feel like important members of a bigger community simply makes long-term business sense and is the key to long-term growth in ways that you not have even considered.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] How to Build a Classic Brand
    The average entrepreneur tries to ascend the ladder of media opportunities, going from local to national to international to Oprah. but for On The Table the idea is to be creative with media. Le Bernardin restaurant has received four stars 26 years in a row. The head chef explains what it takes for a brand to never go out of style. Classic brands: You instantly recognize them. but how did they get there? And how do they remain classic?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
    [Media] Resumes are for *Shit*. The 4 Things You Really Need: LinkedIn.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startonomics SF 2008: Yeah, We Rocked Your Face. The 4 Things You Really Need: LinkedIn, Blog, Keywords, Social Media. it also helps if you include or embed photos or other media (see #4). The 4 Things You Really Need: LinkedIn, Blog, Keywords, Social Media.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Media] 6 Business Lessons From the London Olympics
    Despite what you may have been hearing in the media, we've watched an entire country of volunteers and organizers enthusiastically come together to pull off an amazing feat: host the world, cheer for Team Great Britain, have a good time, and put on a fantastic show. As a visitor here in London I watched organizers absorb the media abuse, make adjustments, and move on. Beckham, pounds, crisps, carry on. The British have taught me a few things this week at the Olympics.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Lesson From Zynga: Not All Founders Make Good CEOs
    Clearly, leaders like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeremy Stoppelman are the outliers--which is probably why they get so much media attention. But that media attention can create a false echo chamber that might lead you to believe that "most" founders are able to lead a publicly-held company. It''s official: Mark Pincus is stepping aside as CEO of Zynga. It''s hardly surprising: Founders rarely make good public-company CEOs. Mark Pincus has left the building. Well, sort of.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Media] 9 High Quality Infographic Submission Sites To Submit Infographics
    Media Caffeine Media Caffeine has one goal: to share the best infographics on the web, regardless of the topic or who created them. You’ve taken the time to research, write and design an awesome infographic. You want to share it with the entire world, but posting it on your site alone only brings it to the attention of your followers. So where do you go to put your infographic in the spotlight?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
    [Media] Successfully Get Your New Business Off the Ground With This Free New Tool From Intuit QuickBooks
    The online tool will provide you with a ton of platforms for quick and easy web design, as well as providing some guidance on building out our social media presence. No longer does building a website and social media footprint have to be a daunting or expensive task. Let’s face it, navigating your 20s and 30s is no easy feat, but doing that while looking to start a business is even more difficult.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
    [Media] How Crowdsourcing Can Supercharge Your In-House Brainstorming
    Image Source: Iron Post Media. Advertising executive Alex Faickney Osborn was frustrated. The storied firebrand of world renown advertising agency BBDO, he was less than impressed by the creative ideas his team had been bringing to the table. So in 1939 he began working on a process he believed would inspire his team and others to think outside the box and push each other to dream big.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Media] 7 Key Actions to Align Business Elements For Change
    That means all realignments require over-communication, in multiple medias – video, voice, documents, and actions. New business owners are rightfully proud of the changes they bring to the market, so they readily admit that change is good. Yet these same entrepreneurs often quickly get set in their ways, and find themselves resisting changes to their own business, and begin to fear further customer change in their domain.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
    [Media] Dear Avinash: Attribution Modeling, Org Culture, Deeper Analysis
    Yet at the end of all that money and all that love, they struggle to make even a single decision about shifting media spend (from Facebook to Email or Google to Bing or whatever). If you want to make the smartest decisions about your budget allocation then leveraging the time tested methodology of media mix modeling (at its core powered by controlled experiments) is the only way to go.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] Lifesum Announces $6.7 million Series A
    million investment round led by Bauer Media Group and SparkLabs Global Ventures. Bauer Media Group is a german publishing company with more that 600 magazines including Intouch, Cosmopolitan and Shape. Stockholm-based Lifesum (formerly ShapeUp Club) has more than 4 million registered members for its app which helps users set health-eating plans and track exercise.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Media] Blog Writing 101: How To Satisfy Readers And Deliver Top 10 Google Rankings
    That’s why I started the Traffic Generation Cafe blog, focusing on various free traffic generation methods like search engine traffic, social media traffic, networking, as well as how to convert that traffic into subscribers and buyers. Stay tuned for my future posts where we will be discussing why your content is the cornerstone of social media sharing and link building, and how to improve it to get more of both.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Media] Scoop.it: topic-centric and a new collaborative dimension to curation
    as a beta user, and liked its strong topic centric social media approach. A topic centric social media approach : When I stepped into Scoop.it , I didn’t think of whom I was going to follow, but of topics that might be I interested in. Curation has been a hot topic for at least a year, and I agree with Tom Foremski , that it’s not just a trend, or as he puts it in a recent post , “a flash in the pan.&#
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Media] Hoping to Gain Startup Traction? Make Just One Customer Count
    Some startups take off like rocketships from day one (or so says the media). I love learning about business, but in particular, I love learning about how today’s most successful companies got started. What things did they do to gain initial traction? As a result, I listen to a lot of podcasts and interviews with founders—but there’s one thing about them that drives me absolutely insane. Founders are all typically asked about their growth and the key to their success.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Media] Lean Marketing 101: Setting Goals
    How To Strategy business marketing social media start-up tips advertising brand awareness branding goals lean lean marketing small biz small business startups strategies tacticsA few weeks ago, I wrote about Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups. That post resonated with small business owners and entrepreneurs looking for inexpensive ways to market their businesses. Many asked if we could share more lean marketing strategies and tips.
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