Startups

    • Google Primer: Learn New Business and Digital Marketing Skills

      Business owners and marketers are often overwhelmed when it comes to digital marketing. There’s a mindset that I really push folks to adopt as they think about sales and marketing online: It’s always going to change – every platform is going through intense transformation right now – artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, virtual reality, mi ...

      Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 14 readers -
  • 4 Reasons Every Marketer Should be Watching Product Hunt

    … By Kiki Schirr, {grow} Contributing Columnist If you haven’t heard of Product Hunt, you’re missing out. Recently acquired by the startup-obsessed company AngelList, Product Hunt has seen an influx of energy and creativity since the merger. At its core, Product Hunt is a launch platform for new startups and a community of eager early adopters…

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  • Startup Valuation: 7 Methods to Calculate Your Startup’s Value

    … If you are trying to raise money for your innovative startup at some point investors will ask “What's your pre-money valuation?”. Now, you could just plug a number out of thin air and hope for the best. But savvy investors want to know they can expect a 10x return on their invested capital, so they will dig deeper and try to understand how…

    Lawrence Tam/ Lawrence Tam- 25 readers -
  • Ten steps to successful SEO for startups

    …, and as it improves, so do the chances of seeing your content higher up the search results. There are many free tools you can use to measure your SEO performance, including: Google Analytics for traffic, engagement, conversion Google Search Console for keyword and page ranking Google PageSpeed Insights for your page’s performance Keywordtool.io…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 14 readers -
  • Brad Feld: Startup Founders Should Focus on Defining ‘Cultural Norms’

    … The culture around tech startups has reached a fever pitch in the U.S., with each university’s successive graduating class bringing a new crop of companies and would-be entrepreneurs into the system. But starting a company can be a wild ride, and the majority of founders starting new businesses will see their dreams crushed. According to Forbes…

    David Hirschman/ Street Fight- 13 readers -
  • 5 Tips When Starting a Business With Almost No Money

    … You’ve come up with a business idea that you’ll think will fly and you’re excited. You’re prepared to take some risks like ditching your social life or quitting your current job. The only road bump that could threaten to burst your bubble is your bank balance. With little money in the kitty, getting a business off the ground may threaten your…

    Blogtrepreneur- 16 readers -
  • 3 Powerful Lessons for Novice Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

    … Almost five years ago, I started working full-time as a freelance writer. Joining the community of freelancers was completely unintentional, but a necessity. I was a co-founder of a startup that went belly-up. And I experienced something that every entrepreneur has to learn to stomach and recover from: the dark, miserable low of failure…

    Growmapin Content- 19 readers -
  • If the Gym Fits, Reserve It — Startup Makes It Easy to Never Miss a Workout

    …? What if it was at all of them? This is the vision of a bloom of new companies aggregating gyms and offering single subscriptions to all of them with one “membership.” One of those, FitReserve, saw the simplicity and convenience in such a program back in 2015 when three co-founders launched to fill what CEO and co-founder Megan Smyth calls a void…

    Street Fight- 22 readers -
  • 5 Sales and Marketing Tips Any Startup Will Find Helpful

    … We all know that when it comes to sales and marketing, startups face a lot of limitations, particularly in respect to their budgets. In addition to budget constraints, there are the limitations of manpower and the lack of experience and qualified professionals to look after the marketing wing. Most startups invariably encounter these stumbling…

    Growmap- 26 readers -
  • So what is growth hacking, really?

    … close to product development. Ellis saw this as a talent gap. He had helped grow many popular startups, like Dropbox and Qualaroo, but had a hard time finding the right talent to support him. The tactics and strategies they use are simply to reach new customers efficiently, retain existing customers long-term, and build a product that markets…

    Amanda Disilvestro/ Search Engine Watchin Paid Search- 29 readers -
  • Why the Lean Startup Approach might be Wasting your Time

    … The lean startup approach has affected millions of entrepreneurs and their startups. Our startup, for one, also adapted it. Build, measure & learn. Drawn on Snapchat It’s how you get from the assumption, to building it out, to tracking/learning from the data. After all, the faster you test things, the faster you get to product-market fit…

    Dennis Seymour/ Den's Blog- 22 readers -
  • Startup Lessons: Stop Fearing the Wrong Things

    … and it seems to have paid off for the most part. The last thing I want is for the team to get distracted from what we set out to do. That leads me to the topic for this blog post. Let’s face it. Startups are paranoid. The worst part? They fear the wrong things. Stop Being Scared of the Wrong Things If you are running a startup or part of one, try…

    Dennis Seymour/ Den's Blog- 17 readers -
  • Facebook Sets Up Shop in Paris’ Station F Startup Campus

    …. This six-month program is designed for 10 to 15 startups dedicated to data, which will take up an 80-desk zone on campus. Wait– it gets even better: These startups and the rest of the entire Station F campus will be able to benefit from Facebook’s experts and experience in a variety of fields, including marketing, technical development, UX/UI (user…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 27 readers -
  • Startup Focus: Less Fluff, More Focus on Business Impact

    … with our products as well. You will always have lots of things in your list that you could build, which you “think” would make many people happy. But is it really worth it? Are people really using them? More importantly, will it affect your main metric? Face It, You’re Doing Too Much In most cases, startups tend to lose focus on what brought…

    Dennis Seymour/ Den's Blog- 19 readers -
  • Startup Killers: The Users That You Don’t Want

    … Priorities You are a startup. Cash is tight, you have release cycles, new features being developed already, you already have a plan in place and you are solving something that’s already been proven with your MVP. When you are just getting started, a majority of startups will take every user they can get their hands on since that’s essentially the name…

    Dennis Seymour/ Den's Blog- 19 readers -
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