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  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Media] When Employees Go Rogue on Twitter
    The Lesson for Businesses Most businesses pay very close attention to what messages go out over official company social media accounts. They put the accounts in trusted hands, and they set out clear social media policies. But when it comes to personal social media accounts, they are guilty of being far less diligent. There's no such thing as an entirely personal social media account.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Media] SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel
    Social media, blogging, and reputation management are all elements of SEO that also carry additional marketing and advertising value. SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Earlier this month, Google surpassed Apple as the world’s most valuable company. The two companies have yo-yoed for first place since then, but the point is that Google is one of the most successful companies in the history of capitalism. How Did This Happen?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] Why focusing on the latest trends in Silicon Valley probably wont end up in you becoming one
    The latest hot stuff which is getting attention, the stuff the market gets excited by, the stuff that gets media attention, the stuff that gets the fanboys and fangirls writing blog posts about it. The startup and technology media is very trend related. There’s an interesting link between startups, technology and fashion. Any industry which is defined by rapid change and innovation has a fashion element to it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Media] Too Many Leaders Still Rely on Their ‘Golden Gut’
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. I still know some entrepreneurs who boast of simply following their gut instincts, rather than listen to anyone or any data, to make strategic decisions.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Media] Reboot Your Business and Your Life
    Media must become both active and passive. Media must become both active and passive. Marketing podcast with Mitch Joel. I’ve been sensing a change these days. Actually, like most change, it happens in a way that is imperceptible, until you step back and look at something like a six month window. Then you can see it. photo credit: andjohan via photopin cc.
  • 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.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Media] It's Not The Ink, It's The Think: 6 Effective Data Visualization Strategies
    My decision was that the most impactful one was the recommendation around the media plan for the six month period. Additionally, the higher order bit to solve for was to give that media plan a purpose. Shows the key time-periods, start and end dates of each media recommendation, and leverages the See-Think-Do-Care business framework to give each media effort a purpose.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Three
    Online Convert – This tool allows you to convert a wide range of media files from one format to another – upload an MOV and convert it Flash or dozens of other formats. Weekend Favs September Three This content from: Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . Relay runners know that the exchanges make or break a race. The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Media] Trump Would Hurt Innovation (& I’m With Her)
    His penchant to censor extends to revoking press credentials and threatening to punish media platforms that criticize him. Kim Keenan, President/CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council. Alex Nogales, President/CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. Katie Stanton, CMO, Color Genomics; Former VP of Global Media, Twitter. I’ve cosigned a letter elaborating why a Trump Presidency would be devastating for America’s innovation.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Media] Trump Would Hurt Innovation (& I’m With Her)
    His penchant to censor extends to revoking press credentials and threatening to punish media platforms that criticize him. Kim Keenan, President/CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council. Alex Nogales, President/CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. Katie Stanton, CMO, Color Genomics; Former VP of Global Media, Twitter. I’ve cosigned a letter elaborating why a Trump Presidency would be devastating for America’s innovation.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Happiness for Marketers
    Sounds like great advice, and also sounds like the heart of three great social media posts. The Secret to Happiness for Marketers written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Scott Yates – Enjoy! photo credit: elycefeliz via photopin cc.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Media] How To Keep Your Startup Safe Online
    Don’t neglect social media either – hackers can exploit what your staff may consider to be innocuous information on their profiles. You wouldn’t leave your office door open when you finish work for the night, so why would you not make every effort to keep your business safe online as well? Many startups will be developing new technology or products that are naturally market-sensitive, and that could be of some value to unscrupulous outsiders.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Media] Press Release Success in a Post-Panda World
    If they were reading this release, would they want to hit the “share” button, putting it out over social media? There’s no shortage of guides out there that will tell you how to format you press release or offer strategies on pushing out catchy headlines to catch the eyes of journalists. I should know, I wrote a pretty good one myself.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
    [Media] How to Make Yourself a KNOWN Brand
    Schaefer has appeared as a guest on media channels such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CBS News. Schaefer has appeared as a guest on media channels such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CBS News. How to Make Yourself a KNOWN Brand written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Mark Schaefer. Podcast Transcript. Personal branding is not a new subject.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Media] 6 Ways to Be More Compelling
    Communicate Appropriately Thanks to social media, tons of data is now available to learn about your audience. Everyone has to sell something, most often themselves. Most pitches fall flat or offend. Here are six ways to make your offering compelling. Selling something? Teaching something? Applying for a job? Trying to motivate people? If you are attempting any of these tasks, you better be compelling or you are simply wasting other people's time and your own energy.
  • 47 HATS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010
    [Media] Flipboard Find of the week
    Here’s my Flipboard Find of the Week (something worthwhile Flipboard brought to my attention that would have otherwise been lost in the social media noise): Power Friending: Demystifying Social Media to Grow Your Business by Amber Mac. As for Flipboard, it’s become my social media reader of choice: as one reviewer put it, it makes signal out of noise. Other social media readers do a great job of organizing; Flipboard does a superb job of editing.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] 9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Text Message Marketing
    Those that are promoted at events, at a physical location, or any campaign run over traditional media (TV, radio, print, or outdoor). 9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Text Message Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Justin Mastrangelo – Enjoy! photo credit: Anna Bryukhanova.
  • POSSIBLE INSIGHT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Seed Bubble Watch 1st Half 2012
    Given IA Ventures ‘ big raise noted in our last installment, we’ve got two NYC new media funds blowing up. Yes, it’s time for another edition of “Seed Bubble Watch” The subtitle for this round is, “Still Waiting to Inflate.” ” For notes on sources and methods, see my previous posts in the series here , here , and here. Current spreadsheet is here. Now to the money charts: The first chart shows a slight dip back towards 2009 and 2010 levels.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Media] [Infographic] Secrets To Creating A Viral Infographic
    by Justin Beegel, CEO of Infographic World and the author of “ Infographics For Dummies “ The evolution of technology and the rapidly changing landscape of social media has made life interesting and difficult for marketing and advertising executives. The graphic should go live on all parties’ websites and across all their social media platforms to give it the widest possible launching pad for exposure.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [Media] We Like Humans, But We LOVE Code (Machine Learning Case Study)
    If you don’t use media queries in your CSS… you might not have a great marketing design ( tweet ). The following is a guest post by Jonah Lopin (@jonahlopin) , founder at Crayon. Jonah is a HubSpot alumnus, and I''m an angel investor in the company. Here at Crayon , we love humans. In fact, all our moms and many of our best friends are humans! But when it comes to solving problems, we prefer code.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] Getting Noticed Online: What You Need To Know
    It could also mean having social media accounts and getting these managed and linked to your core website. It’s the perennial problem of the startup. How on Earth do you get yourself noticed? More and more, the space in which you need to speak up is moving online. In fact, this has probably become the primary channel for securing your brand in the minds of your customers. But how to go about getting noticed online is a tricky business.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] The Power of Focus And The Peril Of Myopia
    HubSpot (my company): When HubSpot started, we set out to build a suite of marketing applications (including content management, SEO tools, social media, blogging, marketing analytics). Greed is good. Gordon Gecko. Focus is good. Steve Jobs. I'm a big fan of focus. I'm such a big fan of it, I try to apply it to as many things as possible. just kidding]. It's really, really hard to argue against focus. Who doesn't like focus? Who would contest focus?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] How To Pick The Right Idea For Your Startup
    Make something that entertains: Music, gaming, video, and media companies entertain. The following is a guest post by Kapil Kale, co-founder of GiftRocket , a Y Combinator-backed gift card company. Kapil usually blogs here. As a current startup founder, one of the most common questions I get is how to come up with a good startup idea. I most often get this question from non-technical or semi-technical founders who would probably regard themselves as outsiders to Silicon Valley.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 8 Things Wrong with Your Google AdWords Campaign
    Continuing my analysis of common website and social media mistakes, it's time for me to address typical Google AdWords campaign errors that can literally cost you thousands of dollars if left unchecked. You may think you're getting good value from your paid Google AdWords campaign, but chances are you could be doing better. Here's why.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] How to Beat Your Competition (And Keep Your Integrity)
    We say things our competitors won''t, connect directly with our fans on social media and engage our customers in a fun way." --Jordan Eisenberg, President, UrgentRx ; EO Colorado Focus on you. Entrepreneurs offer their best tips for getting ahead of their rivals. Competition is always fierce in business. But it can be especially brutal for a startup. So how do entrepreneurs separate themselves from their competition but stay true to themselves?
  • 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.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Deliver the Best Speech of Your Life
    A crowd can feel if something is forced or poorly executed, so invest your time in messaging and media that work for your storytelling style. What separates all-star presenters from rookies? The tricolon, fillers, and Will Ferrell have something to do with it, but there''s more. Here''s the thing about speeches: 99 percent of them are average.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
    [Media] Try This 3,500-Year-Old Sales Secret
    And the ROAR method has been successfully applied to sales collateral, websites and yes, even social media and videos like the one below. Everyone has to sell something, sometime, even if it's just an idea. Here's a proven 3,500-year-old technique for making the sale. Ah, the occupational hazard of being a pushy New Yorker--I am always trying to evangelize my point of view or lobby for position. Of course, I used to do it the hard way.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Media] Gameon Finance
    Media and entertainment companies looking for new opportunities. Tax credit experts, law firms with media practices and investment services. Investment analysts in the area of technology and entertainment/media. As a long-time software guy watching everything become more game-like these days, I am very pleased to be spending more time working directly in the gaming sector itself. This January 20 and 21 in Toronto, the 4th annual Gameon Finance conference is taking place.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
    There are many ideas and movements that aim to get businesses or communities to act and put social media into a bigger and much better context: the sharing economy, access economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, collaboration, open innovation amongst others. The upcoming Crowdsourcing Week is a five-day conference to be held in Singapore on June 3-7, 2013, that will explore everything crowdsourcing, open innovation and crowdfunding.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] How to Increase Sales Online – The Checklist
    As a marketer, one of your constant jobs is to find the right marketing mix: the right media (where to advertise / promote – free or paid), the right message (what do you say?), If you get the media right and the traffic is relevant (e.g. social media follow (Twitter, Facebook etc). What if there was a method – a process – that you could apply to (pretty much) any website to increase sales? Wouldn’t that be swell? Well, there is.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Do You Know How Your Customers Really Feel and What They Are Really Saying About You?
    Because, unless all your customers are very active in social media, you aren't going to even scratch the surface of understanding how your customer base really feels. If not, why not? Most entrepreneurs assume that they have happy customers. And, of course, every entrepreneur wants his customer to love his product and his company. Yet, few know what customers are really feeling and fewer still elicit or solicit the love they seek.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 10 Apps That Make Managing Projects Remotely a Breeze
    Maren Hogan , Red Branch Media 10. When your team is based everywhere, consider these communication and project-management aides. Managing a team or a big project from afar? Overseeing the process can be a job in itself. To figure out how entrepreneurs manage it all successfully, we asked our own Young Entrepreneur Council members to share their favorite app or piece of software for keeping tabs on work, wherever it happens. Here''s what they had to say: 1.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] 10 Secrets to a Really Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    After organic traffic, the second major source of Stantt''s backers (36 percent) was from media reports. Hornbuckle said he and Keel "spent 90 percent of our time," contacting media, which resulted in mentions on TechCrunch, Fast Company, Business Insider and others. The first time they tried to crowdfund their apparel company, the guys at Stantt fell flat. When they revised and relaunched, they collected 8 times more than their goal.
  • 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.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
    [Media] How to sell a website
    The main reason for this is that correctly or incorrectly, the web is still largely seen as a media vehicle and so ‘eyeballs’ are still valued very highly. There are still plenty of words and url’s that can be sold on ‘pure potential’ If we have some good media coverage from when we launched, or throughout the journey this can really enhance the potential for the selling process.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
    [Media] How to sell a website
    The main reason for this is that correctly or incorrectly, the web is still largely seen as a media vehicle and so ‘eyeballs’ are still valued very highly. There are still plenty of words and url’s that can be sold on ‘pure potential’ If we have some good media coverage from when we launched, or throughout the journey this can really enhance the potential for the selling process.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
    [Media] 4 Quick Tips to Be Funny on Twitter
    Among the many events currently taking place as part of Social Media Week , a panel of experts talked Thursday about a topic not easily executed by most people: How to be funny (like really funny) in 140 characters or less. A few Twitter pros remind us that to be funny, you have to take a risk.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Start-ups Should Consider Crowdfunding
    Social media has made this easier, but having a crowdfunding campaign taps an entirely unique community of individuals who are specifically looking for new ideas. Additionally, most crowdfunding sites are tightly integrated with social media sites with easy share links, allowing for rapid dissemination. Do you have a great idea but intimidated by the difficulties of getting started? Here are three ways crowdfunding can help you.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Media] [Interview] Amanda Mills, Founder Of Amanda Mills Los Angeles
    For example, portraying self-expression using the AMLA brand on social media. Lifestyle curator is one of those terms that we hear a lot these days, but what does it really mean? For Amanda Mills, the mind and face behind the Amanda Mills Los Angeles (AMLA) lifestyle brand, it is a term she takes great pride in. On the outside, Amanda appears to be a bright-eyed California woman with a penchant for Yoga. However, this former Texan is much more nuanced and complex.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] 6 Tips for a Perfectly Timed Facebook Post
    That means for any business engaged in social media--which means any business using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. To ensure your Facebook posts reach the most people, timing is everything. Here are some tips for getting it right. It happens all the time. You post on Facebook and the post does really well: You get hundreds of shares and comments and thousands of clicks and likes. Awesome! So you jump on the engagement bandwagon and fire off another post. And very little happens.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
    [Media] Emoji As Oxford’s “Word” Of The Year? 4 Business Takeaways.
    While this announcement tends to create some noise on social media every year, this year’s word is even more buzzworthy because it’s not actually a word — it’s a pictograph. Companies have been facing this issue for years as they assess how to position their social media pages. by Fabiola Stein, Sage’s Global Head of Marketing for Sage One. Last week, Oxford Dictionaries named their annual “Word of the Year.”
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