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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 32 days ago

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 ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 32 days ago

The idea of paid endorsements isn’t new, but the concept of connecting everyday people with companies seeking social media endorsement is a new twist. If you thought sponsored tweets were just for the Kardashians... think again. The founders of Blast Buzz (or Blast for short) are trying to reengineer the ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 32 days ago

When I talk to small business owners about the benefits of blogging, I’m quite often met with resistance. Faced with mounting responsibilities on the operational end, finding the time to keep up with a blog can be regarded as a thorn in one’s side––just another mundane task that either the ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 32 days ago

Neil Patel is a well-known expert on how to get traffic. But even Neil struggled in the beginning. “It [was] my first real business,” says Neil, the co-founder Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics and the founder of Quick Sprout. “We tried to get our site ranked on Google, and we…never really ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 32 days ago

Most people don’t even consider starting a membership site. They think they’re not “expert” enough. Or that “information wants to be free.” Or that “nobody would pay for this stuff.” But a membership site can be a great business. For one thing, it’s a subscription business. So you aren’t “starting ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 32 days ago

When Steli Efti started his first company, he wanted to go after the big fish. “We even got really large organizations like Google, Intuit, and Oracle interested,” says Steli, now the founder of sales-as-a-service company Close.io. But he couldn’t close the deals with those big organizations. “The problem was not ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 32 days ago

Cold calling is a hard way to get sales. Half the time, you end up leaving voicemails that nobody listens to. And the other half, you’re getting hung up on. But while cold calling might be hard, cold emailing is easy. In fact, Bryan Kreuzberger says that cold emailing gets ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 32 days ago

If we were sent back with a time machine, even 20 years, and reported to people what we have right now and describe what we were going to get in this device in our pocket—we’d have this free encyclopedia, and we’d have street maps to most of the cities of ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 45 days ago

Software is eating the world, and doing so using smaller and smaller teams. WhatsApp was able to disrupt the global SMS industry with only a few dozen engineers. Small teams can have a big impact because software development (and deployment) has improved dramatically over the past decade. Some improvements include: ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 45 days ago

People are spending more time on mobile vs desktop: And more of their mobile time using apps, not the web: This is a worrisome trend for the web. Mobile is the future. What wins mobile, wins the Internet. Right now, apps are winning and the web is losing. Moreover, there ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 45 days ago

I’ve seen a handful of technology demos in my life that made me feel like I was glimpsing into the future. The best ones were: the Apple II, the Macintosh, Netscape, Google, the iPhone, and – most recently – the Oculus Rift. Virtual reality has long been a staple of ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 45 days ago

NYTimes has an excellent profile of Planet Labs, a startup that makes low-cost satellites: These satellites are powered by batteries normally found in a laptop, with semiconductors similar to those in a smartphone. “Nothing here was prequalified to be in space,” Mr. Marshall said. “We bought most of our parts ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 45 days ago

Steve Jobs in 1995: There’s just a tremendous amount of craftsmanship in between a great idea and a great product. And as you evolve that great idea, it changes and grows. It never comes out like it starts because you learn a lot more as you get into the subtleties ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 45 days ago

Joining me today is a Mixergy Premium Member who built a business based with what he learned from Mixergy interviews. Troy Dean is a WordPress consultant who founded WP Elevation, a program that helps WordPress consultants build the businesses they need to support their lifestyles. Watch the FULL program Prefer ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 45 days ago

When we ask the Mixergy audience what they’re struggling with, one of the most common responses we hear is “getting more traffic.” So today, we’re highlighting one interview and two courses from the Mixergy vault about how proven founders got more traffic. You’ll learn what one founder did when sites ...

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