Jack Dorsey does 8 hours at Twitter, 8 hours at Square daily

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - 12 Comments
Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey is doing pretty well at the entrepreneurial game, given that he’s Executive Chairman at Twitter, CEO of mobile card payments startup Square and, well, a founder of both companies. But have you ever wondered what it would be like juggling two of the tech industry’s fastest growing companies at once? Here’s how he does...

10 Essential PR Tips for Startups

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Erica Swallow is a technology and lifestyle writer. Sign up for her course on “PR for Startups” to learn more about getting media coverage for your fledgling business. It can be challenging for unknown startups to garner press attention — budgets are tight, relationships with journalists may not be that strong and explaining a...

5 startup lessons learned when Silicon Valley came to London

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Silicon Valley

Two days ago, 800 people assembled at a south London art college for Silicon Valley Comes To Tech City, an event which saw experienced entrepreneurs and investors from America’s tech mecca engage in an afternoon of fast-paced panels and interview sessions with the aim of inspiring the UK’s next generation of startup founders. The event...

12 Tips to Make Your Company More Creative

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  Ronald Brown is a successful startup CEO with an extensive background in technology and consumer marketing. His new book, Anticipate. The Architecture of Small Team Innovation and Product Success is available via iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Last year, reports said creativity was on the decline in the U.S. However,...

Holiday Marketing Guide: 7 High-Tech Solutions for Small Business

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Holiday Marketing

Scott Steinberg is a small business expert, professional keynote speaker, noted strategic consultant, and creator of The Business Expert’s Guidebook series and video show Business Expert: Small Business Tips, Trends and Advice. Entrepreneurs and startups can download and share free guides, tip sheets and inside advice from his website. Happy...

How to Tell Your Business Story in 60 Seconds or Less

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Business Story

Unfortunately, many small-business owners don’t think enough about their company’s story and how it comes across. I can say that with confidence because I’ve witnessed many ineffective pitches at conferences and chamber of commerce mixers. At the last chamber mixer I attended, I asked one person what he did. His response...

Yahoo Shuts Down Four Entertainment Blogs

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Yahoo has shut down The Projector, The Set, The Amplifier and The Famous, four blogs covering television, movie, music and celebrity topics, respectively. The blogs announced the news on their Twitter accounts, adding that “other blogs” will be shut down as well. “As was just announced, Yahoo has decided to let @YahooProjector...

Conan Skewers Amazon’s Kindle Fire [VIDEO]

How to attract readers to your blog and make them stay

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How to attract readers to your blog and make them stay

Ah yes. A familiar beginner’s problem for any new blogger: No readers. Assuming you’re comparing your brand new blog to an already-well-established website with a huge following, it’s understandable why the task of luring in an audience might seem overwhelming. Not everyone can snap their fingers and magically summon a rabid fan...

HOW TO: Boost Your SEO with a YouTube Channel

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - 6 Comments
HOW TO: Boost Your SEO with a YouTube Channel

Mitchell Harper is co-founder of BigCommerce, a leading provider of shopping cart software used by more than 40,000 organizations worldwide. Mitchell has written and published over 300 articles relating to software development, marketing, business, social media and entrepreneurship. While many companies are still focusing SEO efforts...