Steven Rodriguez

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26 Ways To Attract And Grow Your First 1000 Subscribers

Here are a few ways to attract and grow your first 1,000 subscribers.<p>The hardest part of growing your product or business can often be the first …

4 Step-by-Step Strategies to Uncover Your Next Big Business Idea Today

It’s daunting, isn’t it?<p>You want to start a business, but you don’t have the time or money to test idea after idea only to discover that they won’t …

10 Must Have Social Media Tools for Small Businesses

Do You Have the Time to Manage Your Social Media Empire?<p>If you run a small business, one thing that you probably don’t have a lot of- is time.<p>You …

Social Media

What are key strategies to acquire first 100K users with zero marketing budget?

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Quora

The Way I Work: Paul English of Kayak

Kayak.com co-founder Paul English is obsessed with customer service. That's why he bought the most annoying phone he could find.<p><i>At a time when many Web companies go out of their way to make it difficult to contact them, Paul English is a customer service fanatic. When people contact Kayak, the</i> …

How to Find Email Addresses

Being able to start a dialogue with anyone in the world is a super power…<p>In today’s environment, email seems to be the easiest way to do this.<p>This …

Faceted Classification

Glossary: Startup and Venture Capital terms you should know

The startup world operates on a lot of lingo. This guide will give you a better context to understand the language of startups, venture capitalists, …

Why most internet startups keep failing: ‘The Going Small’ Fallacy

• By Andreas<br>• 24 March, 2016<p><i>“If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.</i><i>”</i><p>– Russian Proverb<p><b>The mantra…</b><p>Be honest – whether you’ve been a …

How To Use Twitter to Crowdsource Your Next Book

@ExcelByJoe What #Excel tip would *you* include in All Time Greatest Excel Tips? http://mrx.cl/xlbook40<p>The process of sending tweets was:<p>Select the …

Social Media

The Art of Growth Hacking: Gaining Early Traction by Doing Things that Don't Scale

Abstract<p>Getting a startup off the ground and getting the growth machine turned over takes a lot of passion, determination and hustle. The tactics …

Startups

The Energy of Your Business = The Strength of Your Email List

I love spoiling my subscribers!<p>Would you like me to keep you posted on brand new masterclasses, podcasts, and special deals on the marketing software …

Getting started with "Getting Things Done"

This article was originally posted during the first week of 43 Folders' existence, and, pound for pound, it remains our most popular page on the …

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Creative Writing

7 Must Have Ecommerce Analytics Tools

The first thing I say to every new ecommerce entrepreneur is you will need to invest time in setting up an analytics tool. While I would really …

Analytics

'Should I Start a Small Business?'

As a coach, this is a question I am frequently asked. When you add in the fact that the earth has just successfully completed another revolution around the sun, thus fueling age-old pressure to change our lives, a pressure increased by advertisers' determination to make us feel worse than usual …

Website Development Tips for Small Business

A website is one of the most powerful tools that small and midsize business (SMB) operators have in their arsenal. Acting as a 24/7 online home, <b>a</b> …

Small Business

Securing Marketing Budget: Experiment First

As a marketer, when you spend more time pitching executives on the value of new ideas versus actually trying them, you’re digging yourself in a hole. …

Marketing

9 numbers every small business needs to know

Every small-business owner needs to know some numbers — total revenue, profit margin, cost of goods, and the like.<p>But as we start 2015, every entrepreneur needs to know other numbers to stay competitive and succeed.<p>I've focused on nine key numbers that are likely to affect your small business in …

What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori is an associate in the New York startup practice at WilmerHale, a law firm, and the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project.</i><p>Over the past five years, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston have put online – for free – the documents that startups …

How to Choose Between PayPal vs Stripe vs Merchant Accounts

Unless you locked down a round of Venture Capital, chances are you were <i>very</i> cost conscious when you started your business.<p>A lot of entrepreneurs lean …

FinTech

The Art of Data: Deciding the business metrics that are most important for your company to measure and monitor

Let's talk about data. Not Big Data. Your <b>performance data</b><p>Entrepreneurs hear a lot about vision and passion. About being lean and about pivoting. …

Analytics

Big Idea 2015: Make This the Year You Finally Launch Your Own Startup

<i>In this series of posts, Influencers and members predict the ideas and trends that will shape 2015.</i> <i>Read all the stories here</i> <i>and</i> <i>write your own</i> <i>(please</i> …

12 Organizations Entrepreneurs Need to Join

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever since becoming an official entreprenuer, I have been attending entrepreneurial events. I have attended and joined 1000's of different organizations. There are many out there that I personally haven't gotten anything out of.<p>Whether …

Entrepreneurship

Forget SMART Goals -- Try CLEAR Goals Instead

Setting CLEAR goals can lead you to the real success that you and your team are aiming for.<p>I have a friend by the name of Adam Kreek. Adam is an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and a guy who just happens to know a lot about setting goals. Not only did he win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing …

How Technology Has Changed The Way Schools Engage Alumni

Peter Thiel says college isn't worth it. Can alumni associations change his mind?<p>Generic emails asking you to start giving back to your school right after you've graduated. Snail mail with a picture of happy students and a return address for you to send a donation. Every message you get is about …

Peter Thiel

Life-Changing Career Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder Reid Hoffman

In December 2002, Reid Hoffman launched a professional networking site that would become a $20 billion-plus company, called LinkedIn.<p>Hoffman reveals the career wisdom that helped lead him to that success in a book called "The Start-Up of You." Those ideas have been visualized in the following …

Disruptive Genius

When he was 34 years old, Clayton Christensen started a company with a few MIT professors called Ceramics Process Systems Corporation. “I was the …