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5 Ways The SEC Just Changed Crowdfunding Forever

Fundable is a software as a service crowdfunding platform. Fundable is not a registered broker-dealer and does not offer investment advice or advise …

Now That I Have Your Attention: A 5 Minute Lesson On How To Pitch Like A Pro

Here’s a subject that has <i>my</i> attention. The new book <i>Got Your Attention?</i> by communicator Sam Horn, the messaging/branding expert who heads The Intrigue Agency, gives readers a snappy and entertaining look at the easy ways every person–from teen to senior executive–can learn to present like a pro.<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

Career Change Through Entrepreneurship: Pharmaceutical Executive Enters The Doughnut Business

It sounds like the set up to a joke (an accountant opens a doughnut shop…) but it’s actually a career change success story: Mark Prygocki went from Big Four accountant to President of a medical cosmetics company to franchisee owner of five Fractured Prune Doughnuts Arizona locations. After 21 years …

Entrepreneurship

Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give

Would you rather hear positive feedback about your performance or suggestions for improvement?<p>For the last two weeks, we’ve been compiling data on this question, and on people’s general attitudes toward feedback, both positive and corrective. So far we’ve collected it from 899 individuals, 49% from …

'Entrepreneur' Has Become a Buzzword. Let's Reclaim It | Inc.com

Worthless. Impossible. Stupid. Safe to say those are three words aspiring entrepreneurs probably doesn't want to hear assigned to their idea, right?<p>Wrong, says Daniel Isenberg. The author of the aptly-titled book <i>Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid</i> argues that anything entrepreneurial--<i>truly</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why Men Won’t Drink Diet Coke

Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero<p>Should Men's Products Fear a Woman's Touch?<p>HBS Working Knowledge<p>“Gender contamination” is the loaded and fascinating term coined by HBS senior lecturer Jill J. Avery to describe just how uncomfortable women and (more often than not) men become when a product they use to …

17 Evolutions of Your Favorite Logos - Young Entrepreneurs

Have you ever wondered how graphic designers created logos before the computer? And how they must’ve drawn them, shipped them, and the company had to …

20 Corporate Brand Logo Evolution

Have you ever wonder how the first <b>Apple logo</b> looks in 30 years back? Did you know <b>Volkswagen</b> was Hitler’s idea? Or how the <b>IBM logo</b> changes over the …

Feb 02, 2018 By Kelsey Jones<p>The latest Marketing Cloud release went live on January 26‚ 2018. In this release, new features empower marketers with …

Want to Boost Your Social Media Following? Get Visual | Inc.com

Forget about 140 characters. Increasingly, photos and videos are driving customer engagement on social media. On Facebook's top brand pages, videos are shared 12 times more often than text and links, and photos receive twice as many likes as text updates. Meanwhile, Instagram is growing faster than …

New York City

Online Marketing News: Psychology Behind Viral Content, Artsy iPhone App, YouTube Charging, Instagram Ads, Foursquare Analytics

<b>What Makes Content Go Viral?</b> The book, <i>Contagious: Why Things Catch On,</i> <i>by</i> Malcolm Gladwell has some pretty fantastic research on how content goes …

Study: 72% Of Consumers Expect Brands To Respond Within An Hour To Complaints Posted On Twitter

A new study from social software provider Lithium reveals 53 percent of consumers expect a brand to respond to a tweet within an hour. That number …

10 Free Tools For Monitoring Your Brand’s Online Reputation

10 Free Tools For Monitoring Your Brand's Online Reputation<p>by Dan Virgillito on Oct 28, 2013<p>Do you pay attention to what people say about you on the …

Ushering in a new era of loyalty – one driven by data, not plastic

Do store cards and discounts really foster loyalty? Brands and retailers could be doing a lot more, writes Josh Morse<p>The real test of loyalty is the availability of choice. It wasn't all that long ago that people relied solely on their local neighbourhood shops. They frequented the nearest butcher …

How Luxury Brand LVMH Is Adapting In China

Despite discussion that China's economic growth may be picking up again after several months in slowdown mode, LVMH still posted lower-than-expected sales growth numbers for the third quarter last week that was due in large part to stagnant China numbers.<p>"Growth in mainland China for the group in …

Louis Vuitton

Disney to debut new show on tablets first, cable second

Detailed by the New York Times recently, Disney is taking a new approach to content delivery by focusing on mobile devices first before rolling out …

Disney Channel

How Snow White is Turning Airbnb into a Service Design Company and Other Highlights from the Service Experience Conference 2013

<i>Earlier this month, Adaptive Path held the Service Experience conference in San Francisco, CA. The conference invited designers and business leaders</i> …

San Francisco

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

Treatise on User Experience Design: Part 1

User experience design is the liaison between the three areas of technology, business, and design. A good UX designer will have a depth and breadth …

UX Design

How To Hire An Outsourced Web Designer And Survive The Process

Last week I had a chance to interview Kyle Stalzer, President at Tackk (a portfolio company of my firm, ff Venture Capital), about an issue that’s top of mind for a lot of our companies: How to Recruit an A-Quality Designer for Your Company. This week, I’ll discuss the second-choice alternative: …

How to Create a Retina-ready Responsive Menu

Posted· Category: License Free, Menu<p><b>Codrops</b> has shared a tutorial: Responsive Retina-ready Menu that teach us <b>how to create a colorful Retina-ready</b> …

Create Slick Sliding Menus for Mobiles with jQuery

Posted· Category: GPL License, Menu, MIT License<p>The jQuery.mmenu-plugin is <b>a jQuery plugin for creating slick, app look-alike sliding menus for you</b> …

Infographics and Statistics in Website Design

Quality website is based on three fundamental postulates: design, development and content. The latter has a greater impact on users rather than the …

15 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

It's always hard to get back to work after a long Memorial Day weekend, and if you've been neglecting the news, don't worry — we've got you covered …

15 New Developer Tools for Code Geeks

Posted on 5th June 2013 in DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT with 5 Comments by Gavin<p>Developing a well-coded and aesthetically well designed website –can usually …

100% Free and Open Source E-Commerce Solution

Posted· Category: eCommerce, MIT License<p>Sylius project <b>provides a full stack e-commerce solution</b>. In further parts of The Book you’ll learn how to …

NYU Launches Accelerator For Recent Grads

This week marked the start of NYU’s Summer Launchpad – a 10-week accelerator that, for 10 lucky teams, will provide coaching, mentorship, and a $7,500 stipend to help propel the next generation of successful entrepreneurs.<p>“It’s been documented that 75% of startups ultimately fail and that’s even …