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from http://mixergy.com/ 61 days ago

Making a sale is exciting. But Joey Coleman says that it’s what you do after the sale that really matters. “A great client of mine…makes a device that measures the ambient temperature in a room…a server closet, for example,” says Joey, founder of Design Symphony. “The actual profit model for ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 61 days ago

How does a Mixergy fan in India who has a MONTHLY food budget of just $12 bootstrap a profitable software company? Vipin Sahu is the founder of WebKul, which is a company that builds open source plugins for e-commerce and CMS platforms. Watch the FULL program Prefer audio? Great! “Right ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 61 days ago

Today I want to reveal something about business that most people don’t know. See, most people will pull out their phones and take a picture of a receipt and bot-a-bing, bot-a-boom, all the data–the amount from the receipt, the company’s name–just appears on their phone. And they think the company ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 61 days ago

How does a former lawyer build a multi-million dollar company that teaches social skills. Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a company that teaches confidence and emotional intelligence. Watch the FULL program Prefer audio? Great! “Right click” here for the MP3 format. About Jordan Harbinger Jordan ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

[Andrew: There's a real shortage of information about push notifications, CTRs, response rates, etc. Partly this is due to the immaturity of mobile as a marketing platform, but it's also because of the opacity of the iOS platform. I recently ran into Kahuna, a Sequoia-backed startup led by Adam Marchick ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

[Recently, I read this roundup of perspectives on "App Constellations" on the new social/professional news app Quibb. This is an emerging product strategy in mobile embraced by Facebook, Linkedin, Foursquare, Twitter, and others, and found it fascinating. Thanks to the authors below for sharing their opinions on this new approach. ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

Scaling growth is hard – there’s only a few ways to do it When you study the most successful mobile/web products, you start to see a pattern on how they grow. Turns out, there’s not too many ways to reach 100s of millions of users or revenue. Instead, products mostly ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

[Today we have a guest post from Alex Schiff, who's a co-founder and CEO of Fetchnotes, which makes simple, smart tools that help people work together and get things done. Fetchnotes graduated from Techstars Boston in November 2012, and is currently a team of 5 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. -Andrew] Alex ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

This is a guest post by a friend of mine on retention. Jamie Quint is Managing Partner of Quint Growth, a full-service growth consultancy that works with companies like Twitch and Hipmunk. Previously, he was the PM of Growth at Swipely and a Y Combinator alum. -Andrew Jamie Quint: There ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

The reality of consumer products I’ve never met an entrepreneur who’s happy with their metrics. Whether you’re talking about sign up rates, retention rates, or how often your users create content – on face value, the metrics always seem terrible. The secret is, almost everyone’s consumer product metrics are horrible, ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

Social products need mass before scaling growth I often write on the topic of how social products can scale growth, resulting in inbound emails to the effect of “how do I get my product to go viral?” The problem is, until you have a strong baseline of engagement, it’s nearly ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

Social products share a common ancestry and set of problems It’s been a decade after Friendster popularized the notion of the social network, and we’ve seen hundreds of flavors of social products. Many of them are very different from each other, showing that success can come from many variations. I’ve ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

I’m happy to congratulate my kid sister Ada Chen (@adachen) who joined SurveyMonkey as their VP Marketing this week. Awesome. Ada is exceedingly modest for a successful entrepreneur. She has two successful exits and a deep background in marketing (yes, it runs in the family!). After attending UPenn and joining ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

Like many folks over the last couple days, I downloaded Secret and started playing with it over the weekend. The NYT even wrote an article about this category of apps. A few thoughts went through my head- is this a gimmick? Are the push notifications too much? Will I have ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 77 days ago

Happy new year! Here’s a quick list of some of the essays I wrote (and guest posted) for 2013. Long form stuff Zero to Product/Market Fit (Presentation) Here’s a presentation I gave to a group of entrepreneurs talking about the issues starting out and getting to product/market fit. Given that ...

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