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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Media] 7 Tips To Follow When Hiring Start-Up Employees
    Social media review. Nowadays almost everybody has a social media profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Pinterest. Main areas of her interest are content marketing and social media campaigns. by Nicole Davies, online content executive at ShortCourseFinder.com.au. One bad employee in a big company will probably not influence the well-designed mechanism in any way, but in a small start-up this effect can be devastating.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Media] Five Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make With Your Nonprofit
    I’m talking about maintaining a well-designed website, making effective use of social media, and establishing a brand identity over the course of your operations. A lot of work goes into making a nonprofit run smoothly, and a lot can go wrong. If you want to keep yours afloat, here are five mistakes you need to avoid.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] Transfluent Adds Sina Weibo Support For Brands to Target China's Twitter
    The launch was followed by over 10 million fans within the band's social media streams. The band has a loyal following on Sina Weibo, the top Chinese social media site (with 500M+ users Weibo is the second largest social media service in the world, second only to Facebook), where the band's messages were posted in Mandarin. You can continue to use the same social media strategy your marketing is already doing in English on Twitter, and Transfluent translates and localizes it.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Media] 9 Leadership Initiatives To Ramp Up Team Engagement
    Feedback on engagement should come from multiple sources, including social media reviews, peer reviews, and executive interviews. Most new entrepreneurs have great ideas, and many are highly skilled in building their solutions. Unfortunately, far fewer have the focus and experience of building and maintaining a highly engaged team.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
    [Media] A Fast Fashion Revolution -- via Facebook
    At a time when big brands are trying (and mostly failing) to harness social media to goose business, the story goes, an unheard-of startup out in the sticks has cracked the code on social commerce. based manufacturing process and supply chain that feed off the brand''s social-media cues to maximize efficiency. The real innovation is using social media as the starting point for a new e-commerce model that''s powered by a social feedback loop.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] The Art of the Customer Development Conversation
    If there are two things the world doesn’t need more of, they are Internet Marketers and Social Media Gurus. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and clearly Internet and social media marketing can be effective. Yet his marketing plan called for Internet and social media marketing that didn’t jive with his experience.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
    [Media] 14 List Building Hacks to Grow Your Email Database Fast
    Writing an epic post not only helps drive traffic to your website through search engines and social media… it also builds your credibility faster than most other online marketing initiatives because of the level of insight that visitors gain from reading it. It’s a bit of work to setup but if you’re getting ‘free’ traffic to your content each month from search engines, social media or directly then all you need to do is set it up once and let it run forever.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Media] Gary Vaynerchuk: How to Choose the Right Platform for Your Content
    Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of social media consultancy VaynerMedia, talks about how to enhance the virality of your online posts, launch a successful Kickstarter campaign, and more
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)
    40 to Follow on Social Media (This isn’t a list of the “best” investors and entrepreneurs, but the folks who are consistently creating good social media content and are active in the community.). Labor Day is over, time to get to work! Summer is always the time when large numbers of new participants in the tech ecosystem arrive and start to get their bearings.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Media] Why You Should Embrace Transparency Marketing
    You can be transparent on your blog, but if you have really sketchy practices, they’ll leak out in other media and you’ll be left looking disingenuous, worse off than before. With a proliferation of powerful voices that can make or break a brand, in addition to real-time marketing, social media, and other new channels, being transparent is effective because it is often necessary.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
    [Media] SXSW: The New Archive: How Tech Democratizes Historical Narratives
    At the same time, as the next question anticipates, falsified information, which can be generated more rapidly and disseminated more widely via social media and other digital platforms, can have hugely serious negative consequences.” photography journalism media sxsw-interactive sxswEugene Lang College Faculty member Lauren Walsh presents at SXSW with legendary war photojournalist Ron Haviv.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] LinkedIn's Big Problem: Most People Waste Their Time
    Social media continues to offer greater and greater efficiency in networking. Media Lab, who has known Mr. Hoffman for many years. Do most people have too much time on their hands and is the proliferation of social media proof positive of this But do most people need to be more productive?
  • WWW.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] Innovative Techniques To Simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins
    Visit job board Post your job Senior Online Media Buyer – Online Marketing - Acquinity Interactive - (Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442) - FullTime The Senior Online Media Buyer will join the online marketing team and focus on buying performance based media for the diverse group of Acquinity Interactive online… Freelance Designer - Capital IQ - (New York, NY ) - Freelance Capital IQ, a The McGraw Hill Company business, is looking for a Freelance Designer to join our Marketing team.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
    [Media] Who You Sit Next to Matters More Than You Think
    Chicago incubator 1871 operates on the assumption that brilliant tech ideas only get better when they're in proximity to others. Business incubators are everywhere: Most cities have several, and many smaller towns have at least one. Often they offer the advantages of shared space and shared services--but some offer a lot more. Here's another in my series in which I pick a topic and connect with someone a lot smarter than me. There's a list of more installments at the end of the article.)
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] 10 Things You Should Tweet
    The "promote our favorite charity" tweet: Remember, social media is social. There's no magic formula for how to use Twitter to promote your business. But here are a few things to try. There's a real etiquette to doing business in 140 characters. And unlike when you tweet as an individual, it means no random thoughts, photos of your last four meals, political rants, or too much information about your digestive issues, sex life, and drinking binges. Hopefully you already knew that.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
    [Media] Want to Start a Blog? 8 Questions to Answer Before You Begin
    When addressing comments on your blog page or social media sites— that’s a fantastic way to initiate productive conversations — you should avoid arguments while supplementing your presentation with additional facts. Great marketing strategies are multi-pronged and usually involve extensive social media activity and networking, email list building, the cultivation of relationships with other bloggers, websites, and direct personal communication.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017
    [Media] Don’t Let Anybody Tell You Not to Speak Up. Here’s Why …
    Steve Bannon has said the media is “the opposition party” and “should just shut up.” Think about this — Trump’s entire power base comes from his ability to speak directly to large audiences with no media filter. Some people like Hunter Walk have written less about it on blogs but has been hugely active in social media and in taking part actively and I appreciate Hunter so much. Trump.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] 10 Best Reasons to Be an Entrepreneur
    Both Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media , and Lewis Howes, lifestyle entrepreneur, noted that leaving a personal legacy is a huge motivator in their decision to do entrepreneurial work. When the work is hard and the hours are long, these are the reasons why founders keep doing what they do. I recently asked fellow members of the Young Entrepreneur Council --an invite-only organization made up of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs--just what it is that makes them work so hard.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Media] 5 Steps to a Successful Business Blog
    And because even the most influential specialty bloggers got to where they are through the generosity of others , it’s relatively easy to form relationships with them through social media, comments, and email and eventually ask them to share your best material. Everyone is blogging but few people are doing it successfully. Here''s a step-by-step method for building a blog that helps you achieve all your business goals.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
    [Media] Your Small Business News Roundup 8.7.15
    The Dow Jones fell four days in a row as shares plunged for Disney and other media companies. Bringing you the latest news on small business and more—this week it’s startups at the White House, why it’s freezing cold in your office, and the “right to be forgotten.” ” . The shifting internet. Last year, Europe’s highest court extended citizens the “right to be forgotten” by online search engines.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
    [Media] Don’t Try to “Pull an Instagram.” Here’s Why …
    case, which is what is often never written in the annals of the tech news media. Instagram. It’s understandably on everybody’s mind these days. Clichés abound about, “You know what would be cool? …” I’ll write soon on my views of why I believe Instagram took off as a social network and what I think comes next. Instagram happens to be one of the few social networks I regularly use along with Twitter.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Media] Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.
    4, Translatemedia (Translations Online Ltd) , Media and entertainment, 5409%, Self funded. 38, Net Media Planet Ltd, Internet, 840%, Self funded. 40, Saffron Media Group Ltd , Media and entertainment, 801%, VC - Beringea. There seems to be a generally held feeling that venture capital is ususally suitable for rapid growth businesses and that founders should consider taking it if they want to add rocket fuel to their business. 
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Media] 30 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique
    We find these guys on Social Media, we talk to to them there, we sell them watches, we help them with pre and post sale queries, and we invite them to help develop our products. We also share small business tips freely and social media tips on our blog and social media platforms as well. In the current generation of business being unique is a top priority to getting noticed.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Media] Managing your Product Management Career
    I have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. My nearly 15 years in mobile provide me a unique perspective and experience where I now build media and monetization solutions scaling businesses from concept to widespread adoption.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Media] How Startups are Disrupting Financial Technology
    It was very worthwhile, a chance to connect primarily with other investors (mostly public markets/private equity), and a range of other people (media, tech, academics, etc.) I definitely recommend attending if you have the chance. I participated in the Milken Institute Global Conference last week, for the first time.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
    [Media] Get Your Focus Back: 7 Tips
    And between your ever-pinging email, your buzzing cell phone, not to mention your 12 different social media profiles, most of the time you're on the losing side of that battle. You're in an epic battle against distractions--and most of the time you're on the losing side. Here's how to fight back. When you're at work, you are literally paid to hunker down and focus on something. So why is it that's the very place where you get so little done?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways To Build Your Business’ Brand
    Owning Social Media (Taco Bell). 5 Creative Ways To Build Your Business’ Brand written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. When we think about branding for business, we tend to consider only the most obvious examples such as our logos, names, perhaps the basic design and layout of our website. In doing so, however, we are neglecting all of the different customer interaction points through which we can establish our brand.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009
    [Media] Social Networking and Business Value
    Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Corporations increasingly see social media as a key PR, communications and marketing medium. This Panel will explore issues such as: How can companies best utilize social networking media?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
    [Media] 14 Creative Ways to Stay Focused & Productive
    There are times when you need to be connected to the Internet, but for the most part, you can make the most productive progress by focusing in and not jumping around from website to website. -- Nathalie Lussier , Nathalie Lussier Media 10. Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council answer the question: What's your best tip for staying on task in a busy start-up? The Yound Entrepreneur Council asked 14 successful young entrepreneurs for their best (and least obvious!)
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Media] How to Promote Your Blog With These Top 10 Strategies?
    Sharing Content on Social Media If you have a rather new blog and have not many followers, then sharing your blog post once on Facebook , Twitter or Google Plus may not yield a great result. How to promote blog with social media? Pin Images in Pinterest You may not realize it but Pinterest is rapidly building its brand and quickly establishing themselves as a powerhouse in the social media arena.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] Scoopshot Adds Video Support To Its News Photo Service
    It what seems like a natural move for today's increasingly digital media, Helsinki-based Scoopshot has launched video support to its news photo crowdsourcing service. The company will start offering video to its media customers sometime this month. It's value proposition to media houses is clear, especially as more news consumption moves online. “We Scoopshot boasts 65,000 photographers in 159 countries, as well as 45 media partners.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] The Boston Surprise
    Even the media side has seen dramatic evolution. Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. When I came over 4 years ago , it was essentially as an act of belief in my partner Jeff and in myself. To be frank, I did not expect much. Talk was of dreary winters and a boring town full of boring VCs with not much happening. For that was the perception of the region from afar. I could not have been more wrong.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] Why product now trumps distribution – a framework
    There’s Amazon, Trustpilot and others with their reviews, MoneySupermarket and the other price comparison sites for many financial services products, and, in their own way, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Hat tip to Ben Thompson of Stratechery for the inspiring this post with his article on Selling feelings.
  • BRANDANEW  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Media] The Top 3 Questions to Ask Before You Allocate Marketing Spend
    If you’d like to get together to discuss a strategic plan, reach us here with your comments or drop us a line on social media! Many of the clients and businesses that we work with operate in a lean manner. Now this is fantastic, because personally, I believe that it helps us stay more creative and forces us to think about efficiencies while scaling.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 5 Signs a Job Candidate Isn't Everything Their Resume Says
    Digital media can be less buttoned up but should still look the part. They look great on paper. but in person, suddenly they don''t. You loved the resume. You respect the referral. Skills, qualifications, experience. everything looks great. Then the candidate blows the interview, sometimes within seconds. Sure, interviewers make stupid mistakes. Sure, interviewers make snap decisions --often incorrect ones.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] How to Use Content to Generate Referrals
    photo credit: Hubert Burda Media via photopin cc. You do good work and people want to refer you. That’s the truth, but, hey, we’re all busy and sometimes we need a nudge, a reminder or even a tangible way to easily make referrals that make sense. I’ve been pushing anyone that would listen to create boatloads of high quality, educational content. So, here’s your reward for taking me up on that.
  • BRANDANEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Media] How Much Content Marketing Does Your Brand Need?
    Buffer’s research shows results for social media content and here’s what the numbers are: 5 posts per day on Pinterest. Unless you’ve discovered a gem with little or no competition, Content Marketing for your brands can be hard, purely because you’re competing with everyone. From the mommy bloggers to self styled fashion gurus to the Vogues of the world – in case you’re a fashion brand are all your competition.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Media] 10 Steps To Quality Website Content
    It supplies you with great content to share on social media! Once you post on your blog, make sure to notify your social media followers in case they want to read it! by Cassie Crudo, operations manager of HubRunner. A simple way to think about your business’s website content is to break it into two categories: core content and fresh content.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] 7 Business Lessons From the Sochi Olympics
    Yet putting a plan in place to poison them was a heartless--and clueless--plan, one that ultimately drew international media scrutiny and opened the door to accusations of barbarism. Nonetheless, the snafu still made it into international media outlets, leaving organizers on the defensive ("What''s the big deal?"). The drama that''s unfolding both inside and outside the Games offers plenty of takeaways for entrepreneurs.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Media] Referral Programs Power the On-Demand Economy
    Crafty strategies by customers to rack up referrals (I’ve seen people use SEM for their referral codes, create fake social media profiles, etc)? Every on-demand app I know generates substantial volume from their referral program (let’s lump word-of-mouth into this as well since it often involves sharing a referral code). You know the “sign up a friend, they get $x off their first use and you get $x too.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015
    [Media] The Future of Leadership in 2016
    Externally this may include a weekly newsletter to customers and subscribers, interim and annual reports detailing financial summaries, or a more personal touch – blog posts from senior leaders or social media updates which allow communication to be real-time and constant. The Future of Leadership in 2016 written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Everyone wants to be a leader, but not everyone acknowledges the big difference between managing and leading.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Media] What If You Needed to Fire Yourself?
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed This whole social media thing for small business can be. What If You Needed to Fire Yourself? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I had an interesting conversation with one of the most dynamic free agent entrepreneurs I know. It all started when he wrote to tell me he had taken a job. A what, a job? How could that be, I mean, he was living the dream.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
    [Media] The Cost of Publishing Your Content on Someone Else's Site
    Similarly, the difference in traffic between a personal or small business site and a reputable media platform can be enormous. According to "Meet the Media" host Brittany Bailey, "In a writer''s or entrepreneur''s world, especially if they are not backed by investors or lack capital to spend on advertising, exposure is everything." There''s a dark side to posting content on sites like Facebook and Medium: At the end of the day, they control it, not you.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] 5 Time-Management Tips I Can't Live Without
    I consume my favorite media when I''m at home, or on Saturday. Don''t wait for January 1 to roll around before you try to get your organizational habits in gear. Start now with these tips. The only thing you can never get more of as an entrepreneur is time." That''s what a mentor told me back when I was launching my start-up, and he was right. As a wife, daughter, friend, and the founder and CEO of LearnVest , my schedule is anything but simple.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Resistance Is Futile: Uber Loves a Fight
    A separate team for community management started social-media outreach, and a post on Uber''s blog announced that an Uber vehicle had been spotted in the district. So the company launched a social-media campaign. We don''t have the money or the social-media clout that Uber does. Media companies didn''t exactly support that aim, and in 2000, Scour was sued for a quarter of a trillion dollars.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 75th Session Spotlights The Midwest
    Jobseekers, therefore, need help cleaning up their social media profiles so that objectionable material does not find its way to these background check scenarios, disrupting their chances of getting hired. In addition, Priyanshu is also considering an enterprise solution with the notion of cleaning up the profiles of employees (based on social media policies) of objectionable material. The discussion today was around Social Media financing and go-to-market strategy.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] A Great Leader's Year-end Checklist
    For the next month, print and television media will pour out gallons of coverage of the past year in review. The year is almost over. Great leaders know how to tie up loose ends and make sure their employees are happy and ready to move forward. Salespeople live and die by the annual review. Auditors have built an entire industry around it.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] 9 Tips to Turn an Idea into a Business
    Share it on social media. Here's a straightforward approach to analyze a product's potential and bring it to market. Ideas: Everyone has them. Few act on them. Even fewer make money from them. Want to turn an idea into a real business? Here's an overview of the process from Stephen Key , the author of One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs. He holds 13 patents and his products have been sold in retail outlets like Walmart and 7-Eleven. Test quick, test often.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: For Great Service, Speed Counts
    Email, phone, social media, and chat are the most common methods of contact; our surveys show that the vast majority of our users prefer to contact us by email, but many still like the phone and more and more contact us via Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ to request help. I have written several times about customer service and how important it is for small businesses and startups to deliver it effectively.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Small business and startups: great reads from the business press
    American Public Media: Marketplace. American Public Media: Marketplace. I have been spending some time recently with the online business press. Lots of great articles and information out there, so I thought it was time for another edition of the Business Press roundup! It is an incredibly dynamic time in the world of startups and small business: the economy continues to freak, but at the same time we are seeing a record number of new businesses formed every month.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
    [Media] How To Conduct A Quality Podcast Interview In 7 Steps
    I upload the MP3 to my Amazon S3 account for streaming media using Bucket Explorer , set the permissions to public, generate a download link and then take that link and place it into my blog post. Naturally I asked him how this happened and he said the story behind his business (Virtual Dating Assistants) was picked up by various media outlets, including television coverage in the USA.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
    [Media] How To Be A Dog Of A Leader… In A Good Way
    by Dr. Warren Harmer, author of “ Business Planning for Small Business “ Outrageously bad employee behaviour makes for great stories in the media. You know the ones, like getting injured whilst having sex on a work trip, suing because the chair height was adjusted or the after-hours office liaison that the hotel patrons next door photographed.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Media] 3 Crucial Elements Every Successful Website Must Contain
    Not only will that let customers know more information about your products or services, but it will also give you links that can be posted to social media sites. Are you looking to start a new business in 2015? Then you must consider building a website and trading online. Like it or not, the internet is the best tool at your disposal, and it could make or break your company. Regardless of which marketplace you want to enter, there are many benefits to having a good online presence.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Overcoming The Kiddo Factor
    She is also the founder of the Chicago Literati Networking Event and frequently speaks on the topics of branding, social media, and networking. By Dana Kaye, owner of Kaye Publicity. I’m used to being the youngest person in the room. I graduated high school at seventeen, couldn’t legally drink at my college graduation, and launched my company before I could rent a car without a co-signer.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Media] At Work, Do You Make Things Happen Or Just Fill Time?
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing “ Innovative gadgets and mobile devices have brought great ease and efficiency to the workplace, but I’m convinced they’ve also become huge time-wasters. How often do you spend hours answering email and think you’ve actually accomplished something?
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Media] How To Sell Art And Build A Remarkable Brand
    Invest in creating your brand presence online via your website and social media. This week, I attended an AADL (Ann Arbor District Library) event hosted by Steve Feinman, the Director of SCORE – a mentoring leader for small businesses. In particular, we had a crowd of artists from the region. While the event really was focused on how to sell art and build a remarkable brand, for me the things that spoke particularly were about branding.
  • BRANDANEW  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways In Which Brands Can Create Remarkable Content
    Your content may be awe-inspiring, out of the box or use the latest media but it will not impress if you are not rooted in strong values. Organic content is very good for your online health and certainly adds longevity to your brand presence. This kind of evergreen content is usually that which is inspired. The inspiration can come from anywhere including movies, books or influencers that you follow. Mine usually happens to come from graphic novelists and authors.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Media] Sales Myths - Selling's Easy and My Product's So Good It Sells Itself
    Get their input before you develop a major marketing campaign, even social media. At the end of the day, sales are what makes or breaks a small business. Yet many entrepreneurs, especially those who are the product gurus in their company, never fully grasp either their importance or the process that drives them. To them, sales are just a function of having an excellent product (from a design and technical standpoint) that customers flock to. Basically, the product practically sells itself.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening
    Related Posts: 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle As a Selling Skill Listening Is Overrated How to Be Present for Your Business If you want to see…listen The Single Most Powerful Use of Social Media for Small Business. 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Listening is a skill that all marketers must develop. Or, perhaps more accurately, redevelop. s1ng0 via Flickr CC.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Britain’s growing entrepreneurial culture
    There are a number of contributing factors, not least the growing number of success stories, but support from the government and media will really help the nation understand that entrepreneurship is important for UK plc and a valid and exciting career choice. I was pleased to read about the the following two initiatives in the press this morning: Government launches start-up loans for young entrepreneurs.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
    [Media] One Surprising Sign You’re Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur
    With so much emphasis in the media placed on the cleverness of entrepreneurs (and no doubt many of these folks are incredibly clever), Johnson's post is a nice reminder that focusing on your own relative intelligence really isn't productive ( or probably much good for your mental health ). Do you have what it takes to start a business? A veteran entrepreneur suggests a surprising character for start-up life.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
    [Media] 10 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Ecommerce Sites
    Social coupon Reward your customers with discounts if they share your products on social media. Starting an online store has never been easier. Any standard WordPress site can be turned into a professional eCommerce store by simply installing a few plugins and adding products to them. The real problem is that you are spoilt for choice. There are so many plugins available to choose from that it is hard to pick one that will meet all of your needs.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] The Only Good Reason to Launch a Company
    Your customers, your investors, even the media: they're all your boss. People start businesses for any number of reasons, almost all of which are wrong. There is only one right reason, and you already know it. A question from an aspiring entrepreneur: I am planning to start a business, but to be honest, I wonder if I really would be better off remaining an employee. How much confidence did you have that you were doing the right thing when you launched your business?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    [Media] The Art Of Entrepreneurism
    Take full advantage of living in a society focused around the Internet and social media; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and online reviews can be the best thing for your business if used correctly. By Ross Sapir, founder and CEO of Roadway Moving. Most successful individuals don’t start their career off daydreaming about working under their bosses, they’re daydreaming about being the boss.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    [Media] Winning Companies Lead With A New Culture Mindset
    With today’s interactive social media and the real-time Internet, both customers and employees see inside your company easily, so you can’t hide your real company culture. These days, that includes the initiative to bring up issues and tap the wisdom of “crowds” through social media, employee forums, and listening to industry influencers.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Social Media Connects Us to Friends – Not Prospects – Kern Lewis – Marketing Nuts and Bolts – Forbes. tags: blog media. The American Spectator : America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution. tags: blog. Leveraging Infographics to Improve Your SEO Rankings | 3dcart Shopping Cart Software Blog. Critics dismiss infographics as nothing more than eye candy, but I’m here to tell you that they work, as in drive traffic and improve SEO.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startup Riot 2011 Live Blogging 2nd Session
    Digify Media Real-time mobile only news application for vertical markets. Think WSJ iPhone app for more niche media. Well after a yummy lunch at the Yumbii truck and a lot of good networking and Sanjay story telling we are back for the 2nd hour of pitches. Dealy Deal of the day software. Dealy lets you create and schedule deals across all the websites and social networks that a retailer wants from a single web app. Use group buying sites as distribution points.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [Media] Why Hormonal Balance is Highly Important for Human Health
    Add Media The post Why Hormonal Balance is Highly Important for Human Health appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. What Are Hormones? How Do They Work? Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers. They travel around through the body via the bloodstream to impart their unique signals on their targeted receptors. There are roughly 60 different types of hormones in the body. Each one has its own function.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
    [Media] 12 things to consider when deciding where to start up
    Nick Reese , Microbrand Media. Entrepreneurship has an attractive set of freedoms: create any kind of business, set your own hours and manifest an ever changing job description, one free of geographical bounds. Thanks to the Internet, you can choose to start up anywhere in the world that you want to. But just like selecting a home for your family or a school district for your kids, there are a few important factors to consider when picking a place to start a business.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Media] How to Fix Your Website
    Experian : A for-fee robust measurement platform, Experian's Online Trends section provides a free quick peek into online trends--like searches performed in search engines, social media sites, seasonal trends and more. Are you getting the most out of your website? Here are 18 tools and websites you can use to test theories and make improvements. Everything on the Web is measurable."
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012
    [Media] 12 companies with online solutions for big offline problems
    Lane Sutton , Social Media from a Teen. Nowadays, with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, everyone is a celebrity in their own right, so they want to dress like the stars too! Innovation looks different from industry to industry — some new products improve current processes while others completely disrupt them, challenging the way we see situations we’ve put up with for so long.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Want to Know Your Brand's Weaknesses? Ask These 3 Questions
    Review all of the formal and informal data you can get your mitts on--inbound emails, social-media comments, customer-service reports, call sheets, qualitative and quantitative research, feedback from other departments, and so on. You can''t fix something if you don''t know where it''s broken. Here are three questions that will help you pinpoint your brand''s weaknesses.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] The Attention Gatekeepers
    For example, Demand Media took a huge hit after Google’s search engine updates lowered rankings for low-quality content. ( DMD is down 80%). I’m seeing interesting cases where Facebook, Google or other gorillas content presentation tweaks, and then some other company’s business is directly impacted. The gorillas have increasing control (and power) over user attention.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Media] Google Going All In on Mobile
    The tech media, and general media as well, is all a flutter about Google acquiring Motorola Mobility (note that this is one part of Motorola, the other being their Solutions group which is 2x the size of Mobility in terms of revenue). Henry Blodgett thinks it will end as a disaster for Google and my good friend Larry Dignan provides 6 reasons why it makes sense.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Media] Startup Weekend Dallas 4
    Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from global sponsors, a book from O’Reilly Media and all the coffee you can drink. The 4th edition of Startup Weekend Dallas will be held the weekend of June 17 to June 19 at Tech Wildcatters HQ (2700 Fairmount, Dallas, TX 75204). Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [Media] How to Make Buying Easier on Your Site
    Social proof in the form of testimonials, customer reviews, social media praise, activity data (e.g. “43 Contact information in the form of a physical address, a phone number, a contact form, a live chat, social media profiles, etc. Understanding what consumers want, what consumers need and why is a crucial part of conversion rate optimization.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
    [Media] 11 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They are Looking Forward To in 2016
    I am looking forward to the possibility of selling several proposals I have developed that could generate tremendous advertising revenues for newspapers, broadcasting companies, magazines, internet media companies and the internet divisions of multimedia companies. Happy New Year! Every new year brings with it a new form of excitement and anticipation.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
    [Media] 7 Reasons to Start a Blog Before Shipping a Product
    Since a startup by definition is not a recognized brand, you are the brand, based on the social media culture of today. With the an estimated 150,000 new websites and 7.3 million new pages added to the Internet every day, the biggest challenge for every entrepreneur is to get found, and get some credibility for a new startup.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
    [Media] How Great Business Writing Gets Done Quickly
    He likes to write on social media, small business and education related topics. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Steve Aedy – Enjoy! Great writers know a thing or two about how great writing is done. After all, that’s their job. For you, the business owner or marketer who needs to do some writing, it’s helpful to know what counts for your particular needs. I Think, Therefore I Have a Headache.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] Swedish Neighbourhood Sports could undergo a Major Update through Sportswik
    Sportswik is what you could think of as an online sports media magazine that hosts coverage for all those who lack the attention from larger media providers. Just like positive feedback on a good book report or a thumbs up from your boss for a well done job can keep you on the right track, so can media support and visibility make a huge difference in any athletes personal motivation. And on top of that they get the chance to have their own personal media channel.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] Why Premature Hype Kills Start-ups
    If your beta product isn't ready for prime time, the last thing you need is attention from the media. As someone with a marketing background, I've always been overly zealous to make noise about what I'm working on even before the product is entirely ready for public consumption. However, I've seen time and again how that only hurts the growth of my products in the long run. In my defense: I'm not the only founder guilty of this.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
    [Media] How to use PR Firms at Startups
    And you need somebody who is committed to keeping up your presence in blogs, social media and other online forums. One of the most frequent questions entrepreneurs ask about when they raise a little bit of money or are getting close to launching their first product is whether they should hire a PR firm. There is obviously no black-or-white answer, but I’ve tried everything from working a large international agency, to hiring in-house people to doing it myself.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Media] The Three Pillars Of A Winning Marketing Campaign
    This includes resources such as social media, blogging and adding links. You can do this by using different forms of social media or investing in viral marketing. Starting a business ? Any successful company owner will tell you that marketing is key here. Without marketing and promotion, your new business will be dead in the market. In 2016, you should focus most of your efforts on the online marketing platform.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Media] Psychological Backfiring: What No One Tells You About Neuromarketing
    Recently, Dr. Brian Cugelman of AlterSpark and Dr. Agnis Stibe of MIT Media Lab published a scientific paper on psychological backfiring. Dr. Stibe added that because many people are afraid to talk about backfiring, visibility is important if we want to preserve the scientific integrity of research… Dr. Agnis Stibe , MIT Media Lab : “My reason for persuading Brian to work on this was the scientific contribution.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneur Barbie: Hit for Mattel, Total Miss for Women
    Women Entrepreneurs First, let''s think about the rise in media coverage around female entrepreneurship. Women entrepreneurs don''t fit into a single mold. One thing they do have in common is the confidence to take risks. Oh-Em-Gee! Entrepreneur Barbie launched at Toy Fair, and she looks exactly like me! She''s wearing a fitted pink silk suit. She''s holding a smartphone and a tablet. She''s wearing her classic high-heeled pumps. Doesn''t this sound like every female entrepreneur you know?
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Media] Episode 76: Accounting Basics for Entrepreneurs with Jody Padar
    Embracing the cloud, social media, and other highly advanced technologies and practices, Jody is out to alter the way CPAs think about firm culture and serve their clients via speaking engagements, podcasts, published articles, and ‘screaming it from the rooftop.’ Also Available On. Show Summary. Welcome to Episode 76 of the Profit First Podcast! In this episode we discuss the accounting basics that every entrepreneur needs to know.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Media] Compelling Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Mobile App
    You may even build social media links into the app so people can directly check out your company’s feeds just by tapping their smartphone screens. In 2009, the Apple Corporation attracted international attention when it released advertisements featuring the tagline ”There’s an App for That.” The goal was to demonstrate how, no matter if you want to research information, play a game, or make a daily task simpler, there are mobile applications to help.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.
    Our investments focus heavily on the financial services industry, digital media, mobile applications & infrastructure, SaaS / Cloud and retail innovation. The tech market is filled with many stories of early-stage funding. It’s even more exciting when you can report an exit of a company that is a major win.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
    [Media] Working to Walk: Designing my Walking Desk
    Plus, on an iPad, I would be wasting time on social media ( Flipboard works real well on an iPad to browse through Facebook and Twitter content while using the elliptical). It’s Sunday. I could have stayed home and worked from home for a couple of hours (while the kids are in language school), but instead I chose to come in to the office and work here instead.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Media] 31 things I learned the hard way about growing a SaaS business. GBP from Duane ‘Startup’ Jackson, Kashflow
    This encourages social media posts about your service – “anyone got an invite code for Flinkywinks?”. Be a human on Twitter and other social media, not just a company. It’s called social media for a reason. A guest blog post – a quick read with 31 real life lessons learned building a SaaS business. Introducing Duane L Jackson , he’s like ‘ Startup Jackson ‘, but real. Startup Jackson – Not Real.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] Seven Common Small Business Mistakes and How to Deal With Them
    Shop the competition, stalk their social media pages, and keep a radar on emerging businesses invading your territory. Keep in mind that more start up businesses fail than succeed, but those who follow this advice are more prepared to ward off unnecessary blunders than wind up in bankruptcy. Mistakes are inevitable, but the best defense is learning from other’s failed efforts and when wrong, promptly fix the problem and trudge forward.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Media] Episode 62: Cash Flow and Profit First Tips with Kevin Davis
    Thanks in large part to a give-lots-of-free-advice social media strategy, it has grown quickly over the last 15 months and is Kevin’s primary business focus. Social Media: www.instagram.com/kevin_b_davis/ , www.facebook.com/detailershelper/. Thanks in large part to a give-lots-of-free-advice social media strategy, it has grown quickly over the last 15 months and is Kevin’s primary business focus. Also Available On. Show Summary.
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Seed and Series A Technology Funding Report
    Average and Media Seed and Series A Deals. The average tech Seed deal has stayed consisted at $800K with the media at $50K as outlined in the graph below: The average tech Series A deal reaches $5.1M Tech Seed and Series A Medians and Averages Show Little Change. Despite some notable early-stage Juiced and Jumbo Series A round investments in tech firms such as GitHub and Clinkle, the average and median Seed and Series A transactions are showing little change.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Operation Email Purge
    Search on phrases like “media briefing” and “embargo” will result in thousands if you are on PR lists. I’ve been on a crusade against my gmail inbox and am happy to report deleting over 100k unread emails in just a month. 100k unread emails… something is wrong with the state of email marketing when that happens.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Media] The Problem is the Advertising, Not the Ad Blocker
    Media companies and publishers are mad. Like, really mad. Well, maybe more nervous than mad, but certainly angry enough to sound a lot like digital geriatrics shaking their fists at the ad blocking kids running up and down their site. Their agitation is understandable. After all, the clever little extensions that give the rest of us a faster, cleaner, less irritating web experience are eating away at ROI for advertisers and revenue for publishers. They’re begging us to turn them off.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Media] The customer isn’t always right: Why standing up for your employees is good for business
    Force employees who work in customer service to put up with rude customers who aren’t afraid to hide behind the anonymity of social media? During the most recent US Presidential election, everyone (I don’t think this is an exaggeration) witnessed at least one example of a “friend” posting or saying something unbelievably rude to another friend on social media. People behaving badly online is nothing new, and it’s certainly not limited to social media.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Media] Are Your Words Killing Your Brand?
    It’s for writing website copy, social media posts, blog articles or any other type of content you produce. Are Your Words Killing Your Brand? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest post is from Karon Thackston – Enjoy! photo credit: BigStock.
  • MEDIA VC  |  SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
    [Media] The "Fog of Uncertainty"
      On July 9th, The   Wall Street Journal highlighted this ambivalence as these sentiments were conveyed at the recent Allen & Company media mogul conclave in Sun Valley. Tags: Current Affairs Media Technology Venture Capital Venture Pinball Web/Tech entrepreneur funding investor start up vc Imagine that tomorrow your doctor informs you that you have a debilitating disease.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Eliminate 'Launch' From Your Vocabulary
    The usual result is to plan for a grand launch, complete with enthusiastic coverage in the media, a huge social media push and a message to every soul on your email list. Your dreams of a big, buzzy launch for your start-up''s product are getting in the way of building your business, warn veteran entrepreneurs. Among the dreams that dance in the heads of start-up founders, the big buzz launch probably ranks pretty high.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010
    [Media] A Tradeshow Checklist, born of experience
    I know, you thought "print media" was dead. Related posts: Painful, Surreal, and Surprisingly Effective: The Personal Checklist Love the messenger Avatar Marketing: Sell to Carol Five ways to listen to customers instead of goin' fishin' Why you have to engage in social media, even if you don't want to. Eric Sink says that tradeshows are like sex : When it's good it's really really good, but when it's bad. it's still pretty good.
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