Mary Margaret Witt

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The Only Way to Grow Huge

All companies that grow really big do so in only one way: people recommend the product or service to other people.<p>What this means is that if you want …

Marketing

Death and startups: Most startups croak 20 months after their last funding round

For most startups, death is not a question of if, but when.<p>While that conclusion may seem obvious, the data to support it is pretty hard to come by. Which makes sense: After all, no one — not founders, not venture capital firms — is going to go out of their way to tell the world when they’ve …

Email is 40 times more effective for marketers than Facebook and Twitter, survey says

A survey from McKinsey & Company defies popular wisdom heralding the newest forms of communication as the best: for marketers, the survey says email …

The Smart Marketer Guide To Facebook’s 15 Ad Types

The Smart Marketer Guide To Facebook's 15 Ad Types<p>by Dennis Yu on Jan 21, 2014<p>Facebook once had 29 different ad units.<p>Then they trimmed it to just 15 …

Marketing

5 Effective Networking Strategies in the Digital Age

Networking will forever be the lifeblood of a professional’s career. No matter how old you are, what year it is and what technology is used, networking will continue to affect an individual’s professional growth, in addition to skillset and experience.<p>Not to mention, networking can help you land a …

Uncover your big idea

Spend more time testing versus planning your business.<p>Capture your idea in 20 minutes versus 20 days on a 1-page Lean Canvas.<p>A single page business …

5 pointers to help you kill the one minute pitch

The one minute pitch: 5 pointers to help you kill it on stage<p>It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling off the trees and a thin layer of …

How to Build Your Business Around Your Passion (and why most never do)

Fear is a funny four letter word.<p>It is designed to protect us from real danger in our lives (<i>like a bear chasing us</i>) but at the same time paralyzes …

Small Business

Why First Time Founders Should Join an Accelerator Program

<i>Ohad Frankfurt is the cofounder and CEO of Swayy, a personalized content curation and management platform.</i><p>About a year and a half ago, we got accepted to the Elevator accelerator program in Tel Aviv, Israel. At the time, we started working on a product called Summer, a browser extension which lets …

You Should Be Able to Explain Your Startup in 1 Sentence

Here’s a pro tip that’s extremely obvious, but often completely ignored by entrepreneurs everywhere: <b>You should be able to explain your startup in one sentence</b>. That’s it. No exceptions.<p>Beyond the obvious rule that founders should never start a company just because they really like calling …

5 Career Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Career experts shed light on the missteps we make without even realizing, whether at the office or in the trenches of a job hunt.<p>Whatever your chosen profession, we all have something in common: We’re trying to do the best we can in our careers.<p>Of course we aren’t going to gossip about our boss, …

20 Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting Out in Life

“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” <b>– Jean-Paul Sartre</b><p>I’m nearly 35 years old, and I’ve made my share of mistakes in my life. I’m …

The one reason why most startups fail

Most startups fail. No entrepreneur wants to think that it’s his or her startup that’s going to fail. But the reality is, as Chris Dixon of …

How To Turn Your Online Visitors Into Customers Without Them Even Knowing

Have you heard about Perfect Audience’s email remarketing tool?<p>Have you seen an AdRoll remarketing campaign implemented?<p><b>Is there a light bulb turning</b> …

Marketing

8 Essential Truths About People

Doing well in business comes down to understanding people--your employees, coworkers, and customers. Know these truths and you're off to a good start.<p>Understanding people--yourself, your employees, your coworkers and customers--is the core of all business success. With that in mind, here are eight …

Business Strategy

Content Strategy Interview with Jonathon Colman of Facebook

1.3 Billion.<p>As of February 2014, that’s about how many active monthly users there are of Facebook. Imagine the content that gets created amongst all …