Steve Erl

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Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.<p>“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.<p>“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”<p>“How could you tell?” she said wryly.<p>“The flag at the top of the screen.”<p>It took 9 months to be approved, but, …

Azalead Ends Cold Calls By Telling You Which Company Visited Your Site

Imagine how many people end up on your company’s website looking for more information about your B2B product and never call you. These visitors are incredibly useful leads for your sales team, but you just don’t know them. Meet Azalead, a French startup that tells you which company recently visited …

Leadership

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Master This Copywriting Formula to Dominate Any Social Media Platform - Copyblogger

When you master copywriting fundamentals you acquire skills that you can take anywhere.<p>Take the Problem-Agitate-Solve formula for example.<p>The formula …

6 Steps for Writing Simple Copy That Sells - Copyblogger

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.<p>That’s what Leonardo da Vinci said anyway.<p>And four centuries later, Steve Jobs agreed. Actually, Jobs more …

How to Be in the Top 5% of Bloggers: New Research Results - Copyblogger

We’ve said it so often you’re probably sick of it.<p>Content marketing doesn’t work unless the content is genuinely worth reading.<p>Routine, phone-it-in …

The Prepared Writer's Process for Creating Excellent Content Every Day - Copyblogger

I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately, I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning. ~ William Faulkner<p>Authors often claim that writing a book is …

7 Lessons Learned While Content Marketing for an Early-Stage Startup - Copyblogger

If you’re marketing for an early-stage startup, every second counts.<p>Any mistake is a massive setback.<p>Setbacks ultimately lose potential …

6 Nonverbal Hacks for Your Website So it Captures Attention and Converts - Copyblogger

You have 0.05 seconds to make a good first impression online.<p>That’s only 50 milliseconds to hook someone — according to researchers at Carleton …

Content Marketing

The Simple Truth People Forget When Trying to Grow a Business - Copyblogger

You want to grow your business, right?<p>You want downloads of your app, people buying your products, readers on your blog, and evangelists on social …

5 Ways a Minimum Viable Audience Gives You an Unfair Business Advantage - Copyblogger

Startups aren’t “real” companies, according to retired entrepreneur and author Steve Blank. At least not in the way we usually think of the concept …

Product Management

The Critical Thing You Need to Earn Targeted Traffic – Today, and into the Future - Copyblogger

There is nothing new under the sun. What was old, is new again. It’s all been said and done before …<p>Those adages are true in your university …

Your Next Go-To Meatball Recipe

Maybe you didn't get the memo, but March 9th is National Meatball Day.<p>Meatballs appear in most of the world's food cultures. Swedes call them <i>köttbullar</i> and flavor them nutmeg, allspice, and gingersnap cookie crumbs as a binder (served with potatoes and a side of lingonberry jam). In Shanghai, …

Startup Employees Think They Are Going To Get Rich — Then A Horror Story Like This Happens

Here's a horror story every startup employee should be aware of.<p>Earlier this week, we published a story about the three ways VCs and CEOs screw-over startup employees.<p>One of those three ways is through the difference between "preferred stock," which investors get, and "common stock," which …

Venture Capital

Amazon Launches iOS App for Sellers

Amazon just launched Amazon Seller, its first app for merchants.<p>The app, unveiled Wednesday, gives vendors a series of tools to manage their accounts …

The SEO Gray Area Isn't So Gray Anymore: What It Means for Your Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>SEO changed dramatically this past year, but many small businesses are still playing in what I like to call the gray area. We’ve always had black and white SEO tactics, but we’ve also had a few gray tactics that sometimes worked, but …

How to Choose and Purchase a Domain Name

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author outlines</i> …

Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon wants a <i>House of Cards</i> of its own.<p>The digital retailer and streamer of programming through its Prime Instant Video service is hoping to seduce binge watchers by creating original content, treading a similar path forged by Netflix to …

Here's the first trailer for HBO's new Silicon Valley comedy

The brainchild of Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butt-head" and "Office Space," and two fellow writers, "Silicon Valley" promises an acidic take on the silly and the con.<p>There's one thing the 30 seconds of footage below have made clear: this will be better than "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley."<p>That …

Iran says warships to approach US borders

An Iranian naval officer has said a number of warships had been ordered to approach US maritime borders as a response to the stationing of US vessels in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.<p>"Iran's military fleet is approaching the United States' maritime borders, and this move has …

Khamenei: US wants regime change in Iran

Iran's supreme leader has said the US would overthrow the Iranian government if it could, adding that the country had a "controlling and meddlesome" attitude towards the Islamic Republic.<p>In a speech to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution on Saturday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said …

Keystone XL: Is It the Right Fight for Environmentalists?

What happens if President Obama approves the pipeline?<p>Last Monday night, when environmentalist activists staged 280 candlelight vigils in 49 states to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline—in Washington, D.C., demonstrators inflated a giant black tube in front of the White House—many no doubt …

Mexican vigilantes drive out religious drug cartel from gang-held city

Vigilantes who have driven a quasi-religious drug cartel from a series of towns in western Mexico entered a gang-held city on Saturday and were working with government forces to clear it of cartel gunmen, a leader of the movement has said.<p>Dozens of vigilante group members, who wore white T-shirts …

GoPro Files For IPO As The Action Camera Maker Prepares To Go Public

Action camera company GoPro has filed the initial documents for its initial public offering, according to a press release from the company this morning. GoPro has confirmed this to TechCrunch. The announcement is brief, revealing only that the San Mateo company intends to go public as soon as the …

Sunday on MTP: Sochi Security, Political Battles Ahead

This Sunday on Meet the Press:<p>Russian Relations<p>The world's attention turns to Russia as the Winter Olympics are in full swing. But an avalanche of issues surround the games from relations with Russia to the security of American athletes and fans in attendance. David goes one-on-one with U.S. …

Treasury May Run Out of Funds by February 27

Congress has less than three weeks to act to raise the debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Friday, warning that after February 27, the …

House Republicans May Get To Immigration, Just Not Now

In politics, it always comes down to timing. And right now, it appears the timing just isn't right for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul.<p>If you read between the lines, that's what Speaker John Boehner was saying when he talked earlier in the week about how "difficult" the …

A National Review exodus

National Review Online experienced a moment in the sun last October when it won widespread praise for its coverage of the government shutdown. Four months later, nearly the entire political team has decamped for greener pastures.<p>"In almost the blink of an eye, they've got no political team, which …

Find Out What Sen. Rand Paul Said Upon Sitting Down in the ‘Oval Office’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is one of a handful of politicians in Washington that Glenn Beck says he actually trusts. Beck has not commented on who he would <i>most</i> like to see as president in 2016, saying his main priority is to get a “liberty guy” in the White House.<p>But when Paul dropped by Beck’s Dallas …