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  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Dave Kerpen: 'What's Cooler Than Reaching a Billion People on Facebook?'
    02:23 Kerpen: As a test, I even took out an ad targeting married, female, 34-year-old employees of Likeable Media. Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Local, explains exactly how to target your audience using Facebook ads. Video Transcript 00:10 Dave Kerpen: One of the cooler features on Facebook for small business owners is taking out Facebook ads to target your audience. There''s a line in The Social Network, "You know what''s cooler than a million dollars? A billion dollars."
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Media] ?Finnish 'Feed of Me' Sound Service Starts Crowdfunding
    Social media-to-voice app Feed of Me launched a funding campaign on Indiegogo on Monday. Feed of Me is a cloud based service where personal social media or news service is transferred into audio, mixed together with music service. User can choose their own favorite artist or celebrity to read the content from various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Google recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites
    Google recommends responsive web design with CSS media queries for smartphone-optimized websites. Google will download your page CSS and evaluate viewport width ranges specified as media queries. On your main (desktop-focused) page add a new <link rel=alternate> scoped with a media query specifying the minimum and maximum target widths of your mobile site(s). Google updated its webmaster recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Meet the Online Mischief-Makers
    Through social media and the online world, there are all these different channels for getting to corporations." Bob Garfield, host of NPR's On the Media, told WNYC's Brian Lehrer on Tuesday that companies that don't pay attention to this risk being steamrolled by public protest. "In There's a lot of Astroturf on social media in general, especially on Twitter," she said. These hackers could wreak havoc on your business. We infiltrated their ranks and studied their tactics.
  • THE STARTUP MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
    [Media] Focus on Your Sales Funnel FIRST
    We changed our messaging, our packaging, and our social media content as a result. I love watching the venture funding show Shark Tank for entertainment and education purposes, especially with my two teenage boys who have caught the e-commerce fever. The Sharks tend to like businesses that come with some matured development in terms of recent and growing sales and most of the ones that don’t get a deal have significant inventories of product and assets without any supporting sales.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] How to get what you want in 2014
    I think it is based on the illusion created by social media, when all we see are celebrations of finished blog posts, or program announcements, media coverage or photos of glamorous travel. I always laugh when people comment that I seem to be very productive. I have huge spaces of bumbling around, head scratching and confusion, just like the rest of the world. But I have been getting much more focused and effective as the years have gone by. And this is by very conscious design.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Media] Falcon Heights Police Shooting Raises Questions About Censoring Facebook's Live Video
    Why video recognition software on real-time social media feeds might be the innovative solution
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [Media] Withering On The Job Vine: Assessing If It’s Time To Move On
    Build your online reach – Update your online profiles and extend your social media reach. She is a sought-after speaker and seminar presenter and a popular media source, having made over 700 appearances in broadcast, print, and online outlets. By Vicky Oliver, author of “ Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots “ Remaining at a job even though you’re unhappy or unappreciated is like dangling on a low rung in Purgatory.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
    [Media] How a Small-Town Manufacturer Predicts Hits With Facebook
    Social media cues help set in motion a leading-edge operations management process at this successful startup. Lolly Wolly Doodle''s simple strategy for selling on its Facebook Wall powers a business model that revolutionizes the apparel trade by minimizing complexity and inventory risk, much as Dell once did for the PC industry. Make one sample.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015
    [Media] Your LTV Math is Wrong
    Instead, there is real cost to produce this revenue: a cost of service, processing, data, storage, media, overhead whatever. There has been a lot of good stuff written over the years on the topic of calculating customer lifetime value (LTV). Thus, it amazes me how many times I discover faulty thinking when I talk to entrepreneurs regarding their LTV math.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] 5 reasons why uniting the Latvian startup scene is important
    Media needs stories. The media is made up of journalists and journalists are just people. Tech journalists come to media because they love to write about new exciting startups, yet, ironically, often end up covering the same companies again and again, to easier meet the deadlines. His candid discussion of what he calls ''the investor struggle'' resonated with many and was actively shared on social media. Startups need a stronger voice: to reach investors and media.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Finnish Defense Forces Deploy Social Workout Tracker For Conscripts
    We believe that a social media service for physical activity, taken into use at the call-ups, can appeal to just those young individuals who have previously not engaged regularly in physical activity. With the platform,you are able to friend others, publish your workouts to social media, and thus motivate each other to exercise more. HeiaHeia.com , the social tracker of physical activity, will soon be whipping Finland's youth into fighting shape.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Media] Stop Selling Me Porn
    The latest star of this genre is Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, whose book and countless media appearances instruct career-minded women to simply “lean in” and do more at work. The media, ever hungry for new fodder in the Great Mommy Debates, has gamely complied, granting interview after interview. A rash of books and articles instructs career-minded women on how to live their ideal lives. Why I've stopped listening.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally
    My company, GrowBiz Media , has outsourced Web design and development, both internationally and locally. After our negative experiences with outsourcing overseas, GrowBiz Media turned to a local Southern California business when it came time to rebuild our SmallBizDaily.com website. Outsourcing is pretty much de rigueur for modern startups looking to conserve capital. But making outsourcing work for your startup isn’t always easy.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] How do I get my first few customers?
    There’s all the startup marketing ideas you’d expect: Adverts, split-tests, media splashes, networking, pitch-competitions, inside baseball, creative stunts, SxSW launches, you name it. (Powered by LaunchBit ). Tweet. --> It’s one of the hardest steps in a startup, getting that first rube to part with their money over your barely-minimum barely-viable product.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Media] Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web: Do You Have To Choose?
    For some, their top 5 could include social media or gaming, while others may spend more time in instant messaging. by Ajay Kapur, CEO and Founder of Moovweb. There have been countless debates about the demise of the mobile Web at the hands of mobile apps. Who’s winning? No one can agree. One pundit sees apps dominating users’ attention ; another predicts apps will kill off the entire Web. As the saying goes, “prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.”.
  • 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.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] 6 Companies That Want to Invest in Your Startup
    Media-focused startups now have another accelerator to apply for: Disney. Disney is just the latest of a group of corporations that recently have launched accelerators offering young businesses capital and other resources. This week, the company announced its plan to work with Silicon Valley accelerator Techstars, offering 10 young businesses advice and a foot in the door-- as well as up to $100,000 in investment capital. "We''re
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Things That Take a Pitch From Good To Great
    Investors want to hear about your first customers, other investments put into the company (including your own sweat equity), key media placement, signed letters of intent (LOI) to purchase/partner, product and customer milestones, key hires, etc. I’ve seen hundreds of business pitches, and most of them—at best—are just okay. There have been plenty of pretty good ones that hit all the key components of a pitch , but only a handful of those took it a step further and were truly great.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] Ecommerce discovery on mobile – no apps?
    Getting discovered then requires getting a presence in cards, and to me that feels like social media advertising rather than search advertising. It’s been troubling me recently that at first glance the trend towards mobile and the trend within mobile towards apps mitigates against startup ecommerce companies.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
    [Media] 15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business
    I am the CEO & Content Lead of a media company that aims to aggregate content on culture and history. As a result my daily work involves consuming a lot of written and media content from a wide-variety of sources like books, blogs and newspapers. Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Media] 6 Tips for Services Startups When Profits Plateau
    Take your reputation online, utilizing social media, your website, and a blog to connect to clients and make strategic alliances. A good many startups I know have been “successful” over a couple of years in overcoming the challenges of starting the business, including incorporation, services development, funding, and setting up operations.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Media] Use Pull Technology for Real Customer Enchantment
    You need a blog and social media interaction to keep your content fresh and responsive to the market. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get it remembered. A more effective approach in today’s Internet and interactive culture is to use “pull” technology to bring customers and clients to your story. You pull people in by providing new content with real value on your website at least every few days.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Kiosked Offers Automatic Solution To Monetize Images
    Access to Getty Images' metadata shows the direction Kiosked is heading in - they're going after the bigger online media houses rather than the blogger next door. Helsinki-based Kiosked is currently piloting a solution where publishers can put a script on their website that allows Kiosked to scrape metadata and keyword information from their articles. Once it has done so, Kiosked can automatically put a webstore into the images uploaded to the articles.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Media] Top 100 Mompreneur Bloggers to Follow in 2013
    Social media can be a big hurdle to overcome for many business owners. Michele Chatburn’s SocialMediaTeamwork.com helps teach and manage social media outlets for their clients. After a successful run in marketing, media sales, and advertising, Robin Imholte started up her own company, Thrive, and subsequently MillionDollarMompreneur.com. Mompreneurs are women that have a family while simultaneously starting up and running their own business!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Media] 6 Tips For Surviving The First Five Years In Business
    Also, be open to new technology and trying new things like social media. by Frances Kweller, founder and CEO of Kweller Prep. A new business venture is like a new marriage: it’s really exciting and fun; then it’s a lot of work and fun. Then it’s a lot of work and not so fun; and then it’s just a ton of work mired with headache after headache and you are learning way too many hard-earned lessons and wondering how you got here.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] YouTube Subscriptions: New Revenue Stream for Your Brand?
    Fellow at Aalborg University , Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies in Denmark, studies business strategy models. Dennis Duty, who runs the video marketing company CastleForge Media , described the new paid channels are another form of content curation for the video site. "By The world''s biggest video site will start charging viewers to watch some premium content. Here''s what it could mean for your business.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] How Uber Is Going To Hire 1,000 People This Year
    Community managers are more social, more media-minded--the type of individual who on their personal time uses Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. When I asked him whether that entailed writing a sample blog post for the company, or writing a launch-party invite, or doing social media, he demurred on specifics, perhaps not wanting to disclose Uber''s HR secret sauce. The ride-hailing company is growing extremely fast. Here''s how it attracts, interviews, and on-boards top talent.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] Why VCs Should Stop Trying to be Perfect
    My friend is very accomplished (much more than I) but he is relatively unknown in certain tech & digital media crowds. In my recent post “ Why Am I So Lucky? Why You Need to Be Sure You’re Not the Sucker ” I talked about how VCs (or other investors) get deals sent to them and how to interpret a referral. I tried to make a simple point: People have motives when they send you a deal.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Media] 3 Easy SEO Tools to Improve Your Website
    Layer on top of that tips to tweak your content for search and to increase social media sharing, and you've got a pretty powerful tool. These companies can help take the mystery out of SEO and get your site on its way to ranking higher in Google. When it comes to marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) is probably the most mysterious of them all. And yet, it's one of the most important things you need to get online visibility.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Media] Gary Vaynerchuk: The Secret to Keeping Clients
    Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of social media consultancy VaynerMedia, explains how to keep clients in the long term, why you need to throw away gender bias about Pinterest, and more
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] To Be Successful, Young Companies Should Market Deep, Not Wide!
    However, the "big miss" here is that for every revenue source you chase, you need to commit marketing resources, whether that be people (social media) or dollars (advertising, emails, etc.), This is advice I have been giving entrepreneurs for more than thirty years. It's so simple and so obvious (when you step back to look at it objectively), yet missed by so many. But it's the absolute key to early and sustained success.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
    [Media] 8 Steps From A Control Freak To Effective Delegator
    For example, non-computer types should consider delegating their social media, website, and SEO activities. For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. If you are in this second category, you probably don’t like the references behind your back that you are a “control freak” or a “micro-manager.”
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] The Ship Goes Down With the Captain
    Loved ones monitoring social media for official updates from the company found radio silence on Facebook and Twitter. Rule 2: Social Media Is Not Your Billboard A 2012 Gartner study found that "75 percent of organizations with BCM [Business Continuity Management] will have public social media services in their crisis communications strategies by 2015."
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Need to Brand Themselves First
    Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, connect your customers to one another, and you, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Starting a business is usually the result of a personal dream or need. Investors tell me that they invest in people, more than the idea. Customers buy from people, not from a company, at least at the startup stages. That’s why it’s important to build a personal brand, in parallel and before your business brand.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Media] Productivity Tip #1: Don’t Read Any Content When It’s Published Unless It’s Urgent & Actionable
    Reeder (running off of a Feedly backend) is where I capture all the sources where I don’t want to miss any posts (usually personal blogs or single source media sites). We generally undervalue it, incorrectly estimate how we spend it and constantly wonder where it went. While avoiding meta-philosophies such as GTD , I do like mirco-experiments to help give me quick data on changes to workflows.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Media] Forget Friends and Followers. Focus on This Secret Weapon
    Sure, it''s nice to have a big social media following. Does this mean we should ignore social media? Social media is still really valuable to drive amplified word-of-mouth, but you shouldn’t just be tracking your Facebook likes and Twitter followers and comparing them to your competition. But there''s a much more effective tool for forging customer connections.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Media] “There Are No Shortcuts”
    In the social media age, it’s not hard to get some attention; to generate some controversy. A few months ago, President Obama gave a moving eulogy in honor of Beau Biden, the late son of Vice President Biden. Minutes 13-15 are emotional, as Obama’s voice cracks. And the words ring true. But to make your name mean something and to have it stand for dignity and integrity — that’s rare. It’s not something you can buy. There are no shortcuts.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Media] [Infographic] 10 Types Of People You Meet At Conferences
    There are the entrepreneur types hoping to meet potential investors and pitching their product to whoever would listen, to the social media maven who’s there to broadcast event proceedings (and their involvement). We’ve all been there. Conferences, that is, where the people one meets there and get to network with can range from the fun, synergistic sorts to the mundane, boring sorts. Many of those conference-goers would certainly fall into certain stereotypes.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Will The ‘Open Business’ Wave Bring Real Change?
    They may not have noticed the wave of “open businesses,” spawned by the Internet and social media. Set an example by being visibly connected to the people and information you need through social media. Too many customers have long felt distanced from many successful brands, seeing them as closed and mysterious environments, focused only on profits and killing competitors. These are responding to the demands of this new world for collaboration, trust, and transparency.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [Media] 10 Tips on How to Start a Consulting Business
    Establish a social media presence as a consulting business. Are you considering starting your own consulting business? I’ve been there. In fact I left a very good job as a vice president in a market research firm to go out on my own as a planning and market research consultant, and, after some rocky months at the beginning, I made that work. It was how I made a living for 12 years between leaving Creative Strategies International and creating the product business for Palo Alto Software.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
    [Media] Digital Marketing & Analytics: Five Deadly Myths De-mythified!
    Per our friends at Wikipedia, Programmatic encompasses an array of technologies that automate the buying, placement and optimization of media inventory. While it made a ton of sense, no sane person would say that we could do anything close to that using the media platforms of the time. If you actually stink, as is the case for most brands because they are executing a Do strategy on a See media channel, it is even lower.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
    [Media] From Start-up to Billion-Dollar Giant
    The documentary sheds light on the difficulties of establishing an e-commerce company in China, where media and the Internet are controlled by the government. Then, the film segues into Alibaba's fight for market-share in China, where media pegged Alibaba's rise against eBay as a David vs. Goliath fight. Crocodile in the Yangtze , written and directed by Porter Erisman.'>
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] Summer Tour: Facebook Hosting Small Business Events
    Facebook is arguably one of a small business'' most crucial tools for social media marketing and consumer engagement. A new Facebook event series will focus on tips and tech tools for small businesses. And with 25 million companies currently on the social platform, it seems like a great time for its latest initiative: an event series called Facebook Fit. The company announced today that it will host "bootcamp" events in five cities across the U.S.,
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Media] Why Most Ideas are Worthless
    Maybe it's the Facebook craze, or the warped view of entrepreneurialism that Hollywood and mainstream media have created. By focusing less on your next "big idea" and more on the actual execution, you'll have a better chance of building a successful new business. For ages, young and hopeful entrepreneurs have embraced the fallacy that great ideas are the root of entrepreneurial success and instant wealth. People say, "If only I would have thought of that, I'd be rich!"
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Media] Facebook Launches Anonymous Logins
    On Wednesday at the F8 conference, Zuckerberg announced the change to the social media platform, which will make it more difficult for your company to access user data. Facebook will soon let people log into third-party mobile apps anonymously, Mark Zuckerberg announced at F8 this afternoon. Right now when you log into an app with Facebook , the app developer collects a bunch of information about you.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
    [Media] 14 Tips for Your First Trade Show
    Engage on social media. Below the buzz of the trade show floor runs the constant social media chatter. Keep your regular social media routine on track by scheduling your posts in advance, and use Facebook and LinkedIn to network with other attendees you meet throughout the day. If you’re familiar with the industry events known as trade shows, then you know just how valuable they can be to growing a business.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] It's Time to Kill Year-End Lists
    Thanks to social media, I now see more shared content than ever—but how much of it is of real value? For these reasons, lists have become a staple of our media diet—but they're also propagating like bunnies. I've read 21 'best/top/worst' lists so far this year--and most were a waste of time. It's time to call for a moratorium.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016
    [Media] 5 Realities That Frustrate All New Business Founders
    You have tried all the popular initiatives and quick-fix remedies, including social media, search engine optimization, and content marketing. The best part of being an entrepreneur is having the independence to make your own decisions, the flexibility for a better work/life balance, and personal satisfaction from driving change. But nobody said it would be easy. The road to business success is filled with challenges and frustrations that most aspiring entrepreneurs never even imagined.
  • START UP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] The irony in business
    While in startups and small business we are responsible for, well everything from customer complaints, to invoicing, to media interviews. I’ve spent a significant amount of time in both small business and big business environments. And the over riding conclusion I’ve come to is this: Big Business is about the small picture. while… Small Business is about the big picture. While it seems unlikely, this irony is true for most of the people involved in either scenario.
  • START UP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] The irony in business
    While in startups and small business we are responsible for, well everything from customer complaints, to invoicing, to media interviews. I’ve spent a significant amount of time in both small business and big business environments. And the over riding conclusion I’ve come to is this: Big Business is about the small picture. while… Small Business is about the big picture. While it seems unlikely, this irony is true for most of the people involved in either scenario.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter | social crm | Social Media Consulting – Convince & Convert. tags: blog twitter research. Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch | Fast Company. Love this. tags: blog culture strategy leadership. Get Satisfaction Wins An App Award – Articles – AppAppeal. tags: blog. Bijan Sabet • Why Facebook Connect shouldn’t be your only sign in option. tags: blog facebook.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How to get creative with your domain name registration
    Hoping to become the “Kickstarter for Independent Media”, IndieVoic.es Founded by a former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe , Headspace is cashing in on the growing “mindfulness” industry, and has had impressive growth and coverage in major media outlets around the world, particularly in the lifestyle industry. Amanda Foley is a writer and marketing associate at audience.io , a New York and London based audience development company.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Media] Create a New Business Bubble, Don’t Chase Old Ones
    Social media darling Twitter is the most fragile of these bubbles. In finance, a bubble is too much money chasing assets, greater asset production and a herd mentality. In startup business plans, a bubble is too many entrepreneurs and too many investors chasing the latest “next big thing,” like Google search engine, Facebook social network, or Amazon e-commerce site. In all these cases, a bust is inevitable, and everyone loses.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Media] “But I only wanted to write” – Five Questions with Wired’s Jessi Hempel
    Some of it stems from harboring fantasies of journalism as my “path not taken” but I also got to see the difference in skill levels from all the media covering Google/YouTube. Individual bylines are more important than they used to be while big media brands don’t always have the strength they once did. This is happening, of course, not just in media, but across every industry. I’m a total fanboy when it comes to great, tough reporters.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
    [Media] The 20 Coolest CoWorking Spaces In The U.S.
    startups, social media firms, advertising and PR companies, and more. Although there are several locations, even as far from NYC’s Soho as Los Angeles and San Francisco, the WeWork’s flagship is still the most impressive, offering an overwhelmingly collaborative community for startups, especially media and fashion companies.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Why NYC Tech Scene Excites Me: Deep Roots
    Bringing technology to financial services, publishing & media, commerce, advertising. Writing this from a cafe in NYC, working through two potential Homebrew investments. Satya and I hypothesize that New York will be an important geography for us so we’re spending quality time leaning in.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Media] 4 Secrets to Building an Online Community
    Social-media management company HootSuite has suggestions. The company's community manager, Sharif Khalladi, shared his secrets for fostering an online community around your start-up at Social Media Week Berlin , and coworking publication Deskmag was there to round up his ideas. For example, HootSuite created HootSuite University, a learning portal for users to access information about social media platforms.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Media] A Counterintuitive Tip for Entrepreneurs: Bide Your Time
    A few weeks later, I sent her an email, quoting the most memorable parts of her presentation and offering to help her with some social media efforts. I knew we could help that brand in social media better than anyone else could, but I also knew it had just recently engaged with my competitor and was quite happy with the agency. Don''t go in for the kill up front. Offer to help over a period of time, stay in touch, and follow what the client does.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Media] Making it easier to buy stuff online will drive growth
    All of this is similar to a ‘buy in the page’ service offered to media companies by Lyst that allows people to buy items they are reading about without clicking to a different site.
  • NEXTWALA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Learning from Slideshare's Founders
     All the media hype about the two communities being at loggerheads with each other is overdone. (Source: Marttj ). Published on VCCircle ]. I have worked with the Slideshare team, as a user, investor and board member at different times, from 2008 till late last year.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] The time to eat the hors d’oeuvres is when they’re being passed
    In the M&A markets, the most extreme example is probably in adtech, where there were waves of acquisitions in ad exchanges (DoubleClick, RightMedia, Avenue A), then mobile ads (AdMob, Quattro), and then social advertising (Buddy Media, Wildfire). The efficient market hypothesis is a widely taught financial theory that states, roughly, that under certain generally-held conditions, asset prices are an accurate reflection of the information available at the time.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] 13 of the Best Startup Financial Decisions
    Shahzil (Shaz) Amin, Blue Track Media, LLC 2. Originally published in Technori. What’s the best financial decision that you’ve made for your company in the last six months?” This is the question that was posed recently to 13 members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Here are their tips for making the best startup financial decisions. Raised the roof I gave my employees raises across the board.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] 35 Smart, Sneaky Ways to Make Your Business Look Bigger
    Further options allow for insertion of newsletter signups, service rundowns, social media links, and contact information, including painless domain name registration. If you're going to compete with the big dogs, you've got to dress the part. Look more professional with these essential apps. Current lack of budget, manpower, and resources aside, you know your bedroom start-up has what it takes to compete with industry leaders. But do your customers know that?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Media] Building A Women’s Business That Feeds Your Soul – Find Your Tribe
    Do online searches through the social media channels. Invite people on your email list, or in your address book, and be sure and post it on your favorite social media channels too. Build a community on social media. It’s better to pick one or two social media channels, and do a deeper dive with them. Join groups on social media.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Media] Why First-Time Founders Should Embrace Pro Bono Work
    Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of Vayner Media and host of The #AskGaryVee Show, explains why the easiest way to build relationships and get recognized is through work done on speculation
  • READWRITE.COM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money
    © 2012 SAY Media, Inc. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. on Twitter. on Google+. on Linked in. by Email. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. Hot Topics. Microsoft. iPhone 5. Hurricane Sandy. Politics. YouTube. Deathwatch. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Follow us: Subscribe to our newsletter. ReadWrite. Like on Facebook.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
    [Media] The Best Movies About Real Business, Not Hollywood’s Version of Business
    Media and entertainment is a $1.9 This is an amazingly short list, when you consider how fecund the media industry is. Eric Ries likes to asks audiences who has seen a movie about a startup. Normally everyone has seen “The Social Network”. But, quoting a recent profile : “Perhaps Ries’ most important message was that the same democratization of entrepreneurship has been tied to a glorification of the profession.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company
    Like many established finance & media companies, GLG knows that the tech startup sector is a growing part of the economy. They work a broad range of sectors — including education, media, fintech, and healthcare. As the former CEO of a professional expert network , I’m a firm believer in the value of speedy access to relevant experts.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Media] Investors Beware: Today’s $100M+ Late-stage Private Rounds Are Very Different from an IPO
    All of this suggests that we are not in a valuation bubble, as the mainstream media seems to think. [An edited version of the following blog post originally appeared in a modified form in the pages of the weekend edition of the Financial Times last Saturday. ]. Every successful technology company raises money throughout its lifecycle, perhaps starting with a seed investment and progressing through Series A, B, C, late-stage investments, and, for the most successful companies, an IPO.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Girl Scouts Become Entrepreneurs
    Like entrepreneurs, girl scouts need to understand inventory control (how many boxes you will sell), marketing (door-to-door, a booth in front of a chain store, social media, mobile, etc.) Some 80 percent of women entrepreneurs were girl scouts once. Maybe that's not just a coincidence. The Girl Scouts have been preparing girls to become leaders — and to run their own businesses — for 100 years.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Survival Checklist For New Solopreneurs
    Whether it’s on social media, your website, or in advertising, having a clear brand voice will generate a positive customer experience and reduce confusion about who you are and what you offer. by Donovan Janus, founder of 17hats. The hard part is over! You’ve already decided that your side business or after work hobby is going to become your new primary source of income.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Young Entrepreneurs Can Teach ‘Old Business Dogs’ Some New Tricks
    USF offers online marketing courses including, search engine marketing, affiliate marketing training , social media training, mobile marketing and more. It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of teenagers earning “weekend money” typically involved taking out the garbage, having a paper route or asking, “Do you want fries with that?” Today, some teens are doing much more than earning roller skating money: they are creating wealth online and doing it on their own terms.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] Breaking Into Mobile Commerce
    With social media on the rise, and a new technology becoming available every day, your company is required to conform. by Jessica Sanders, Chonies. Mobile commerce is the newest addition to the small business family, and worth considering. 46-percent of the adult US population has a smart phone, that’s a large chunk of your consumers that are spending hours with their face in a phone screen looking to shop.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] Security And Privacy Are Entrepreneur Opportunities
    Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. With the Identity Theft Resource Center® reporting a 30% increase in privacy breaches in 2013, there seems to be a growing population out there worried about all the people intent on hurting them. Why is everyone so paranoid these days?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace
    Freelancer.com sent out this email to users in Russia: Freelancer is coming to Russia to hold a media event in the coming weeks and we want to hear your story! We are looking for businesses and freelancers who have used Freelancer.com successfully to profile them in some of the largest and most influential media outlets in Russia. In conversations about freelancing and online marketplaces for remote contract workers of the tech industry, the name of oDesk floats up pretty often.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Media] Mapping the Diversity of Pumpkin-Flavored Everything (Infographic)
    Which gourd-inspired goodies get the most love on social media? Check out this visualization of the most talked about fall treats
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Media] Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design
    social media. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteHack. Archives. Twitter. Facebook. Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design. By Travis Sheppard / May 10, 2012 06:05 AM / View Comments. Tweet. Congratulations, you’ve finally convinced the powers that be that your next Web-design project needs to be responsive.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
    [Media] Tommy Vietor is Saving the World, One Podcast at a Time
    Data analysis of my 2017 calendar would suggest a strong correlation between drives down to Silicon Valley and the Crooked Media podcast schedule. I’ve met the Crooked Media team at different events, starting with Dan Pfeiffer while he was still at the White House, and love seeing them build their new company with equal doses of mission and arched eyebrows. Please support the Crooked Media team by subscribing to Pod Save the World and buying some merch. .
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] [Infographic] 10 Futuristic Jobs That Barely Exist
    Here’s an infographic look at ten of the potential jobs in the future that either do not exist as yet (such as space tour guides) or some, like the social media manager or web user experience manager, are still in its infancy: [ Infographic credit: by Kaplan Business School ]. Tomorrow’s graduates will be facing a much different environment than the ones their parents entered in the last generation. A common complaint among some graduates?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How to Spot a True Act of Leadership
    Notice a difference between the media-reported stories and the real-world acts of leadership? Step behind the headlines and learn what true leadership means for you and your organization. This article is an adapted excerpt from the author''s forthcoming book, Do Lead. Let''s start with the real secret of leadership: it happens all the time, almost anywhere you look, and it''s frankly not that difficult. Disappointed? Perhaps you were expecting something a little more.well, challenging?
  • READWRITE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Media] Don't Write Off Relational Databases For Big Data Just Yet
    © 2013 SAY Media, Inc. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. on Twitter. on Google+. on Linked in. by Email. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. Hot Topics. Microsoft. iPhone 5. Hurricane Sandy. Politics. YouTube. Deathwatch. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Follow us: Subscribe to our newsletter. ReadWrite. Like on Facebook.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013
    [Media] Mailing It In
    At one point, Josh said "he didn't write this song, he barely raps on it, he just put it on the record" And I explained to him that Jay-Z might not be the rapper he once was but he's well on his way to becoming one of the biggest media moguls of his generation. We flew down to Williamsburg Virginia yesterday to attend my dad's 85th birthday. He and my mom are in great shape and my brothers and their families were there. It was a great evening.
  • WWW.FASTCOMPANY.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How Algorithms Rule The World
    The Rules of Social Media. Skip navigation. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search. Stumbleupon. linkedin. Google+. Co.DESIGN. Co.CREATE. Co.EXIST. Co.LEAD. TECHNOLOGY. MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE. MAGAZINE. Fast Talk. How Algorithms Rule The World. By Arnie Cooper | August 29, 2012. In his new book, Aisle50 cofounder Christopher Steiner counts the (many, many) ways digits have come to dominate. "If
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] 7 Reasons Businesses Need Expert Online Visibility
    She’ll check out basic contact details, review your website, bring up business reviews, and even peek into your social media. Whether we like it or not, the current “word-of-mouth” in this day and age is based in online reviews, social media shout outs, and blog mentions. and they’re graduating in droves: the Millennials grew up with technology at their fingertips and they have, no doubt, taken a college class or two on how to leverage internet phenomena like social media.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Why Every Executive Should be on LinkedIn
    Related articles How to Ask for a LinkedIn Introduction Why Are CEOs So Anti-Social (Media LinkedIn''s new capabilities have made it far more valuable to C-suite executives. Here are 3 ways savvy execs are using it. You probably don''t need to join Facebook for your work (unless you''re a marketing executive). You even can still get away with not being active on Twitter.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] 31 Great Ways Universities Are Using Google+
    Social media resources like Google Plus offer a great opportunity for growth in education through collaborative work, communication, and camaraderie. Many of today’s universities have recognized this incredible potential, and have put G+ to work on campus. We’ve discovered more than 30 great ways universities are currently using Google Plus, along with several ideas for the future. Read on to learn about the amazing possibilities that Google Plus offers for universities.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Media] Three Ways PR and SEO Can Be Best Friends
    The Social Media Alliance. Through the before-mentioned Google tweaks, PR and SEO have come to agree in another area and that is social media. For that reason if you want to rank well you’ve got to boost your social media profiles. After all the spending on social media advertising, last year increased by 33.5% Three Ways PR and SEO Can Be Best Friends written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit flickr.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] EzyInsights Measures Engagement over Likes
    What''s important in your social media strategy, likes, or actual engagement? That''s the question EzyInsights claims they have the answer to as they start pushing their social media analytics tool out on the market. Too many companies focusing on just likes, measuring their Social Media by just how many fans they have," says Duane Atkins, the Kiwi CEO behind Helsinki-based EzyInsights. "If
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
    [Media] Gary Vaynerchuk: The Simple Way to Have a Happier Career
    Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of Vayner Media and host of The #AskGaryVee Show, explains why it's better to focus on what you're learning instead of what you're losing
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Media] Introducing our latest investment: Dwellable, mobile-first vacation rentals
    He also co-founded Cubeduel, a site that lets you rank your co-workers and Strangeberry, a digital media startup that was acquired by TiVo in 2004. Sometimes, you need to wait a long time for the chance to invest in an outstanding founder. I met Adam Doppelt five years ago. He’s the co-founder of Urbanspoon , the popular restaurant review site and app.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] Signal to Noise - How to Cut Through the Clutter
    Online media blog DigiDay mused that SXSW has gotten so noisy that no one can stand out any more. There's a principal in signal processing regarding measuring the quality of information coming through a channel called the signal to noise ratio. It is a measure of how much valuable information (signal) is included in a stream of data relative to the amount of useless information (noise).
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
    [Media] The Power of Negative Thinking (Squared)
    This year, compounding the challenge has been the rollicking Market Gyrations of these past few weeks, amplified by " The Sky is Falling " financial and political media blaring forebodings of doom and demise. For many businesses, in these pre-Labor Day workdays and the unofficial “ End of Summer ” things slow painfully down. Projects and deals take twice as long and sometimes feel twice as hard.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
    [Media] 6 Keys to Marketing Customer Experience vs Products
    The advent of social media and real-time interactive feedback via the Internet allows every customer to build and expect a relationship with your business, rather than just touchpoints. Not so long ago, every business assumed that the keys to success were the highest quality product, the best value for the buck, and the best customer service. Now all we hear about is providing the best “customer experience.”
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
    [Media] 5 Strategies To Make Your Solution Really Memorable
    Successful product differentiation requires a conscious and continuous effort, including listening on the right social media channels, being consistently helpful to your customers, and continuous innovation. Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Media] Less Choice, More Commitment: Customers Want Simplicity
    ” Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful,” says John Maeda , the president of the Rhode Island School of Design and former MIT Media Lab professor in his book, “The Laws of Simplicity.” Choose from among too many options makes people feel paralyzed and unsure of themselves. Consider what your brand offers and think less, not more. This is true especially when you’re developing new products or services.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Media] A Crazy Simple Productivity Tip You Need to Know
    You''ve probably read a slew of tips for besting your to-do list--everything from not letting social media tempt you to cutting back on in-office meetings. When facing a daunting project, the best way to fight procrastination is to start--even if it is with the smallest task. But did you realize that there are incredibly simple brain hacks you can do to really boost your productivity?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Acquiring a Business
    Also, Adam Witty, CEO and founder of Advantage Media Group, explains how knowing the customers of other companies is the key to buying them Navigating the road of buying another business can be a tricky one. Here are some things to look for along the way.
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Media] The Great Fragmentation
    A few weeks ago my partner Albert Wenger wrote about Facebook being unbundled: "Facebook's Real Mobile Problem: Unbundling" where he opined that "mobile devices are doing to web services what web services did to print media: they unbundle." Then I recalled this blog post from University Ventures which wonders whether "colleges and universities are the next object of the Great Unbundling."
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Why You Should Be a Shameless Self-Promoter
    For those who feel this is a shameless self-promotion on my part just to engage social media activity, I'll invoke Tip #1 and say absolutely, but that doesn't mean it won't be a fun and interesting exercise. No need to be embarrassed. As long as you follow these three basic principles, tooting your own horn can bring on major success. Don't brag! Stop talking about yourself! That's what we were all told growing up. Okay, maybe I was told this more than most.
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