Startups like Slack are trying to ramp up workplace productivity by replacing email with chat On my daily hour-long commute into work on the train, I always fantasize about how I will productively spend
Sometimes the best gift others can give us is their mistakes and misconceptions. We're all hesitant to share our screw-ups and embarrassing moments, but if we can bring ourselves to be honest about what
In the modern blogosphere, we create posts only to see them get shared, a lot. In the past, we were hoping to get backlinks to our posts, assuming they were actually helpful. Today, it's all about social
It is not uncommon for smartphone users to have WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber, Facebook Messenger, and other competitors all installed on their phones, using different apps to talk to different groups of friends
Do you know the most effective times to post on social media, send an email, or publish a blog? We've broken down the data behind the most effective times to post content on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,
Editor’s note: Jon Bischke is a founder of Entelo and is an advisor to several startups. Back in the mid-2000s, many espoused a theory that there would emerge social networks for different types of people.
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For a startup, an advisory board can be extremely helpful with boosting your operating team. “Advisors often have more scar tissue and can help avoid land mines,” said Ranjith Kumaran, who is the founder
The typical entrepreneur has more ideas than s/he knows what to do with. So how do you determine which ideas are startup-worthy, and which ones deserve to be set aside for a rainy year? Garrett Camp, cofounder
Boris Wertz, the founder of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Version One Ventures, meets 25 startup founders a week, but only invests in about 10 the whole year. Wertz, whose portfolio includes mobile
You have your doubts about advisory boards. I get it. You picture people who don't know your business sitting around your conference table offering platitudes at best and inane comments at worst while
The implosion and subsequent liquidation of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox last month played to the worst fears about digital currencies. Confusing to use and volatile as a store of value, bitcoin has also the
Find out which words are retweeted most, what time of day is best to post, which hashtags to add to your tweets–and how to figure out if your new tricks of social media are working. Last week Buffer had
In our hearts and minds, most of us love building things. We also tend to envision with perfect clarity the hundreds, thousands, or millions of satisfied customers consuming the fruits of our labor. Herein
Attracting a strong and loyal customer base is a matter of life or death for your e-commerce company. Ideally, adoption will snowball, and your startup's future will be bright and profitable. But how make
Becoming platforms: Harnessing the power of communities, beyond crowd-sourcing and openness. This lecture was given on request to the Chamber of Commerce of Forlì-Cesena. The original topic was "crowdsourcing"
When it comes to growing your insurance agency online, increasing revenue is directly correlated to increased visibility in Google Search. It's not a secret that Google plays favorite's with it's own specifically
A simple, step-by-step system for getting more fans (that WORKS!) The 3 “Facebook Fan Magnets” Your Page Might Be Missing Time Saving Tips so you can knock out your Social Media posting in 1 hour each
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Experts explain how understanding the way humans create new habits can accelerate the adoption of your new tool or service. Arun Sundararajan recently experienced the power of a behavior-changing app.
Pacing is tough for any startup. Usually the problem is getting things moving quickly enough. But you can run into a different pacing problem when things move too quickly. Maybe you're hiring at a scary
While some argue that hiring a public relations team shouldn’t be at the top of a startup’s to-do list, these PR mavens say hiring such a team is more important than you think. Editor’s Note: This article