We reached out to 50 startup entrepreneurs to ask them to share their top 3 social media marketing tips. Hopefully you’ll be able to use some of the advice shared here with your own social media marketing strategies. A special thanks to howtostartablog.com, a site dedicated to helping you get your blog off the ground, for sponsoring this group interview. Create evergreen content that you can recycle and resyndicate. The SEO benefits are substantial. At the beginning, quantity matters a lot. It’s critical to establish a cadence for your readership, so that they keep coming back and they are rewarded...Continue Reading →
While we naturally think our own newsletter is one of the best tech newsletters delivered on a weekly basis (feel free to subscribe above), we are also fans of many other tech, marketing and design newsletters. What follows is a selection of our favourites. Feel free to check them out and consider subscribing for a dose of tech, design, marketing and other great content delivered to your inbox weekly. Startups & Tech Andy Croll’s Bootstrapping Newsletter – Andy selects a different topic each week and add’s his own commentary to great bootstrap focused content from around the web. SaaS Weekly by Hiten Shah –...Continue Reading →
With the recent announcements of the Facebook and Twitter “Buy” buttons coming soon and a slew of up and coming fashion startups, e-commerce is growing and changing at lightning speed. Twitter is one of the best ways to follow what e-retailer game changers are up to, get involved in conversations with and keep your finger on the pulse of the e-commerce industry. Get following, and have fun. Aaron Epstein – Co-founder of Creative Market You can think of Creative Market kind of like Etsy, except for “handcrafted, mousemade design content” such as website themes, graphics and templates. The company is...Continue Reading →
We reached out to over 50 startups to ask them how they manage their code to hopefully pass on some useful tips you can use when managing your codebase. Heaps of great responses, so grab a coffee, sit back, and let’s geek out. A big thank you to the Raygun team for sponsoring this group interview. If you want to build better software and keep your users happy, Raygun is an amazing error tracking system for software developers. Keep your software healthy and your users happy with Raygun. Get started for FREE today . — We use git, with a...Continue Reading →
The biggest challenge is that most of the times you think that you don’t have resources. You’d like to grow your team but you don’t have resources, you’d like to get national coverage but you have no budget to do what RedBull does, you’d like more customers but… you get it. Solution: I’ve studied a lot what the most successful people do – having done interviews in TV/Events with Jeff Bezos, Steve Ballmer, Al Gore, Seth Godin, Tony Robbins and hundreds more – and I keep seeing common patterns. The solution is always the same. 1) Complaining is not a...Continue Reading →
We reached out to 80 startup entrepreneurs to find out what productivity tools they rely on, day in, day out, to get their work done. Too many people waste a tremendous amount of time with project management software, high fidelity prototypes or mockups, or online Business Model Canvas software. A small piece of paper and a pen is the best prototyping tool you can buy and you can manage your entire company with sticky notes and a wall. Tristan Kromer, Founder, GrassHopperHerder Jot – a new iphone app which is ideal for people (like me) who ’email themselves’ constantly during...Continue Reading →
In business, it often seems like bigger is better… but is that really the case? We’re always hearing that your business should “grow bigger” and “grow faster”. “Most fast and break things” is the common Silicon Valley advice. But is this right? Well, the answer is complicated. The answer is “it depends”. But, before we jump into some of the many benefits of not growing large, let’s first examine some things that are small and perfect just the way they are: Would you want those any bigger? I wouldn’t either. But enough (tiny)horse-play, let’s get into the real reasons and...Continue Reading →
We reached out to 80 startup founders and asked them to share their best productivity tips, tricks and hacks that you can hopefully learn from. Check out part one if you have not yet read the great tips there, and below you’ll find the remaining 40 hot tips you’ll want to test and use to increase your productivity. — When you get an urgent (but not necessarily important) email from a customer or co-worker… WAIT. Don’t jump in and solve the problem right away. Keep working on what you are working on and in a few hours I find most...Continue Reading →
We talk with 80 startup entrepreneurs who share their most effective productivity tips, tricks and hacks. In part one below we feature what 40 of them had to say (check out part two here). — Not sure if it counts as a hack, but establishing a morning routine has done more for my productivity than anything else. When I get up I immediately stretch, drink water, walk an hour while listening to Audible books, clean for 10 minutes, and then jump right into my first work session of the day. My favorite “magic pill” productivity hack is my Seiki 39″...Continue Reading →
Gathering interest and engaging with your early users is a must-do exercise to make sure your new startup idea is worth pursuing or not. From using a landing page to obtain votes from early adapters to using tools to increase engagement, here are 10 products that will help assist you in validating interest in your new startup. 1. Generator [browser-shot url=”http://designmodo.com/shop/?u=1380″ width=”600″ height=”330″ target=”_blank”] First on the list is Generator from Design Modo, a simplified online service that allows users to build attractive landing pages fast and effortlessly. Preloaded with a range of stylish templates, Generator takes you through a...Continue Reading →
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