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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CBTS. All opinions are 100% mine. For SMBs looking to get a handle on IT costs, networking solutions have been limited. If you’re running anything that’s remotely robust or complex, most solutions are costly, and nearly all require an IT pro on your team.
In partnership with Chase Ink, I was given the opportunity to attend Denver Startup Week 2016. This year’s event hosted more 13,000 attendees and 100 unique sessions, making it North America’s largest free entrepreneurial event. Guests like myself had the opportunity to attend a variety of presentations, workshops, panels, job fairs, and networking sessions.
I’m partnering with Chase Ink and attending Denver Startup Week on their behalf. Startup weeks and weekends may be a relatively new concept, but they exist all over the country; growing entrepreneurial communities in cities like Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Portland even have their own startup weeks.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bing Network. All opinions are 100% mine. Search engine optimization and search engine marketing (SEO and SEM) are both incredible resources, but which one can save your business? What’s the difference? While the terms are closely related, mistaking one for the other could quite literally cost your company thousands.
This is a sponsored post. We've all been there. We're tapping away at our computer in the office, on a roll with whatever we're doing, when a disruptive groan of exhaustion erupts behind us. We turn around to find someone wrestling with the printer—again. Or maybe, worse, we're the one struggling to make the device work.
Knowing your way around your computer isn’t just the mark of being more efficient, it can also be very impressive to friends and business colleagues. Having nimble fingers skilled with quick keystrokes will not only help you whiz between programs and applications, but will establish instant credibility when meeting with potential business cronies.
Simply put, social media provides your business with a medium for free advertising—but at the same time, it’s much more than that. Social media allows you to immediately test your audience’s reaction to new products and services, as well as the campaigns you implement online and the ways in which you interact with customers.
Bing can be found where one least expects it. Bing Network enhances search experiences on the Xbox and in Microsoft Office, reinforces local search options on Yelp, powers Twitter’s translation interface, and provides Uber’s extensive mapping unit. One in every three Web searches in the US are powered by Bing, and considering how involved Bing is in people’s everyday lives, it ...
Don’t we just love fresh starts? We all make a ton of resolutions at the start of the year both for our personal and professional lives. We want to eat healthier, work smarter, and just plain be nicer and better people. And it’s all hunky dory in the first few days of the year. But as January fades into February, our New Year’s Resolutions lose some their luster.
Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. If you’ve ever found yourself asking, “How can I fund this?” or “Can I fund this on my own, while I’m still holding my current job?” the answer is yes—you absolutely can.
What is Greenvelope? Greenvelope.com is a Seattle based start-up rethinking event planning. Our event planning services allow people to custom design and send digital invitations and easily manage events with integrated tools such as RSVP and plus one tracking, Google map direction integration, ticketing sales, donation facilitation and more.
Many companies, particularly tech startups, get funding from venture capital groups or angel investors – individuals who fund a startup in exchange for a stake in the business or return on the investment. Crowdfunding is a less traveled road, but NakedWines.com, a company founded by Rowan Gormley, is blazing its own path in an industry known for its traditions. ?NakedWines.
Two California brother in-laws, Jason Arriola and Will Regan, teamed up to start a business and now these two Skateboarding dads are living the dream of entrepreneurism. So how did they do it? Tired of always seeing his twin boys' heads bobbing around when they fell asleep in the back seat of the car, Jason Arriola looked for a solution and when he could not find one, decide ...
“Wear a condom” Actually, that’s what Richard Branson says is the best advice his father gave him. The world’s favourite billionaire’s dad was obviously a wise man too. So what can a homeless guy really learn from Branson? A lot. Then again, it’s fair to say we can probably all learn a lot from Branson. Many of us already have.
When you think of a new baby, immediately we think “sleep deprivation.” Most parents have experienced sleep issues with babies or toddlers, but one Texas couple took matters into their own hands and invented a solution to their daughter’s sleep problem. After two weeks of utter exhaustion, Stephanie was desperate to help her daughter sleep (which also meant mom and dad could finally sleep!).
The American Dream is alive and well with entrepreneurs starting their own business ventures left and right. While many aspiring entrepreneurs might be discouraged by the dismal survival rates of startups, others might be surprised that the beginning might not be as difficult as they thought. Intuit conducted a survey of 500 small business owners across the U.S.
You may think that programming all your social media messages for the weeks at a time is a good thing, but there are some serious mistakes to that strategy alone. Like any good marketing plan, a balanced blend is what’s needed to succeed and pre-programmed messages alone won’t cut it. Here are 3 tips to help you avoid scheduled social media disaster.
Ever wonder why some small businesses seem to rock at social media whilst others (maybe even yourself) are anything but superstars? I am going to give you the secret formula in this post. People like to buy; they don’t like to be sold to. This can be a tricky proposition and has to be done with a well laid out strategy.
Twitter hit the scene in 2006 and since then most industry experts have taken notice and have tried to master the art of promotion through this valuable and widely used social network. In 2013, Twitter was one of the 10 most-visited websites, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet” according to Wikipedia.
As your business grows odds are good you’re going to need a PR plan either with an in-house devoted staff member or for most entrepreneur’s an outside agency. PR is an important way to garner more attention and visibility for you that goes outside the traditional marketing routes and instead focuses on editorial content, media outlets and other organic (and free!) press coverage opportunities.