Ron Flavin

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BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Austin TX and later moved to the town of North Pole, AK, across the street from the Santa Claus House, where I graduated high school.<p>I …

Main Street Growth Bill Gives Businesses More Access to Funding - Small Business Trends

A new bill that was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives could make it easier for small businesses to access funding.<p>Reps. Steve …

Small Business
New Mexico

How to Use Your 2018 Marketing Calendar Template - FREE TEMPLATE DOWNLOAD • SAY MORE! Services

<b>Creating a 2018 Marketing Calendar</b> <b>For Your Small Business</b><p>If you are wondering “When is the right time to develop your marketing calendar?”<p><b>The answer</b> …

Top Entrepreneurship Accounts to Follow on Medium

The most popular terms of 2000s’ are startups and entrepreneurship. It’s like a trend and there is a high competition around. If we want to be …

Robert Scoble

How to Become a One Man PR Team - Small Business Trends

Over the years as an entrepreneur I have built a plethora of useful skills. I would imagine any entrepreneur ends up doing the same since we all wear …

5 Foolproof Solopreneur Sales Tips (For Non-Salesy Types) - Small Business Trends

By the year 2020, 40 percent of the United States workforce will be freelancers. And the number is only expected to grow from there.<p>Whether you’re an …

The great skyscraper bubble is about to pop

When its developers learned that the Chrysler Building would be even taller, they added three stories to the Manhattan Building to secure the title of "world's tallest."<p>Then the Chrysler Building came along and added a giant spire, beating it by just over a hundred feet.<p>Of course, that didn't last …

Skyscrapers

To Lose Weight, Stop Trying

A Princeton neuroscientist says he lost 50 pounds in a few months. His technique? Expending no effort whatsoever.<p><i>Aeon</i> has an intriguing new essay by …

Fitness

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …

How to Write Catchy E-mail Subject Lines and Increase Open Rates

Your e-mail subject line is the most important part of your entire e-mail. It will determine whether or not that e-mail gets opened.<p>If you do it …

Marketing

Evernote’s 5% problem offers a cautionary lesson to tech companies

Looking back at Evernote’s fall from grace, it’s clear the problems were already apparent to the company when I sat down to interview then-CEO Phil Libin in August 2013.<p>On the surface, Evernote was on a roll. It had just moved into a new headquarters. It was growing quickly and was valued at $1 …

12 Steps to Writing Better Headlines and Titles - Small Business Trends

Writing headlines have always been one of the most important aspects of a content strategy for companies. Even before there was competition, before …

Infographics

Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

The bucolic Capay Valley is about an hour outside Sacramento, Calif., and its ranches, alfalfa fields and small, organic produce farms have earned it a reputation as an agricultural gem. It's pretty serene, except for the cacophony inside the valley's most lucrative business, the Cache Creek Casino.<p>…

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

The four best cities to launch a startup in Latin America

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Fuse/Thinkstock<p>Winter is on the way and perhaps you’re thinking about moving south. Whether you’re looking to Latin …

Finding the right early-stage startup to work for – a simple method

Name<p>Total Funding<p>Last Funding<p>Location<p>Founded on<p>Blurb<p>13,000,000<p>8/7/14<p>Sunnyvale<p>1/1/12<p>Adatao is on a quest to deliver Data Intelligence for All.<p>4,500,000<p>…

San Francisco

How Social Media Has Forever Changed Fundraising

Since July 29th, which is the earliest reported date of the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” ALS has raised over $22 Million dollars and added 453,000 new …

This Service Brings Product Photography into Focus

If your business sells products online, then you understand the importance of having great product photos. But for those business owners that don’t …

Grants for Social Entrepreneurs and For-Profit Companies

I often get asked about grants for businesses and for-profit ventures. It’s not in area that I have ventured into so when I met Micki Vandeloo and …

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …

Self-improvement

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

Communication Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs | Inc.com

Everyone communicates and occasionally misspeaks. But the best leaders, the greatest bosses, and the entrepreneurs we admire the most are the ones who take great care with their communication.<p>Here are some common communication mistakes we are all guilty of and it would be best to</b> …

Self-help

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

LLCs are a Hot New Trend Among Sole Proprietorships

Unless you are an accountant specializing in small business, you may not be aware of a new trend in the world of sole proprietorships: registering …

What Not To Say to Investors When Pitching Them: 7 Phrases

Pitching your idea to investors can be nerve-racking. Even with lots of practice, it’s easy to find yourself clamoring for the right words. That …