Dan Bebout

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How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

10 min read<p>This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Social media is used to build brand ambassadors, drive traffic, and convert sales. While building a social media following can be very difficult, one way to speed up the process is to tap into a fan base that is already established - that of …

Social Media

How Transparency Can Help You Succeed on Twitter

Discover how you can be engaging, share your passions and talk about your brand as it relates to real people in order to attract a following.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy</i> …

Social Media

5 Ways to Know Bootstrapping Will Work for You

Bootstrapping isn't right for every business. Check out a few ways to tell how you should fund your start up idea.<p>"<i>I'm bootstrapping a new venture.</i>"<p>Ah, the romance. What panache, what bravery, what spirit. Bravo!<p>There's a devil-may-care, us-against-the-world, Steve-Jobs-in-a-garage aura surrounding …

Small Business

3 Super-Cheap Marketing Tactics

There's no longer any excuse for letting your marketing slide.<p>As an entrepreneur running a bootstrapped company, marketing is not likely at the top of your to-do list. Bootstrapped companies are by definition lean, so founders don’t usually spend much on formal marketing. After all, great products …

Marketing

Uber Isn't a Car Service. It's the Future of Logistics

Uber's long-term prospects dwarf cool cars and an easy-to-use app. That's the model every company should have in mind.<p>The key to any company's long-term growth is its ability to identify how its products and services of today can form the infrastructure of a bigger, better business model …

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Techstars Seattle Startup Shippable Raises $2.05M For Continuous Integration Platform Built On Docker

Shippable, a Techstars Seattle startup, has raised $2.05 million in seed funding for its continuous integration service that is built using Docker, the popular Linux container used for its lightweight portability. The syndicated round was led by Chris DeVore of Founders Co-op, along with Divergent …

Freight Farms raises $1.2 million for greenhouses built in old shipping containers

Often companies that go through accelerator programs are accused of not being ambitious enough. Investors kvetch that that the startup ideas offered …

Why One Economist Is Concerned About China's Surging Exports

This is also beat expectations for a 7% rise. The slowdown in import growth and the surge in exports resulted in a trade surplus of $33.1 billion.<p>Exports got a nice boost from improving global economy. Export growth to the U.S. jumped 17.7% on the year in November, up from 8.1% the previous month. …

Exports

China Export Bounce Surprises Market

This time it’s the export markets that are keeping China humming.<p>November export growth printed way stronger than expected, up 12.7% year over year in November compared to consensus estimates of 7% October export growth of 5.6% yearly.<p>The pickup partly reflects favorable base effects, but the …

Transpacific container shippers plan freight rate rise

COPENHAGEN, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Container shipping lines have agreed to raise Asia-U.S. freight rates in two stages, by $200 per 40-foot container (FEU) from Dec. 20 and then by a further $300 per FEU from Jan. 15, in an effort to halt current losses, their organisation TSA said.<p>Transpacific …

Killer winter storm disrupts travel, freight

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Severe winter weather across the U.S. has been blamed for nearly a dozen deaths, more than a thousand canceled flights, …

Weather

Overcoming the many logistical hurdles to deliver success

Trish Scorgie's ceramics company, Volpe and Volpe, has the rarefied world of interiors buzzing. From Glasgow to Dalston the hottest stockists are selling her pieces to décor fashionistas while stylists are using them to adorn events from pop-up trade shows to the Bafta craft awards.<p>Scorgie's …

Small business logistics: How do you deliver on a budget?

Getting your product from A to B quickly and efficiently is a relatively easy task for larger companies with big budgets to match. But for an SME watching its spending, shipping goods by land, sea or air requires careful consideration to ensure costs remain manageable.<p>While some small businesses …

Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For Elisa Strauss, delivering her specialty cakes to customers from her New York City headquarters sometimes meant taking the cakes with her on commercial flights. The customer paid for the transportation, which included an …

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