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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 132 days ago

You know you need to be on social media, right? It’s been pounded into your head enough. Everywhere you turn there’s a blog post or magazine article on the importance of small businesses having a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and increasingly, Google Plus. And a lot of these articles will ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 132 days ago

Hiring your first few employees is exhilarating; you’re building a team of people who will help you build your business into an empire (or at least a venture that will enable you to pay your mortgage). But while it’s exciting, hiring people is also exhausting, frustrating and sometimes, even depressing. ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 132 days ago

If you were told you could make a median base salary of $120,000, you’d be crazy not to jump at the chance…right? Yet society and the entrepreneurial community are widely questioning the value of graduate degrees in today’s workplace. We hear stories of the Steve Jobs’ and Mark Zuckerberg’s of ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 132 days ago

The power of brand ambassadors is undeniable. A 2012 Nielsen study reveals that 92 percent of consumers around the world say they trust earned media, such as word-of-mouth marketing or recommendations from friends and family, above all other forms of advertising. And with the continued explosion of social media, mobile ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 132 days ago

According to Wommapedia, a leading Internet resource on Word of Mouth Marketing (WOMM), 72 percent of people claim that reviews from family members or friends exert a great deal or fair amount of influence on their purchasing decisions. This is just one of many statistics pointing to the importance of ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 132 days ago

Maybe you’ve heard it from a parent, significant other, team member, or co-worker: “We need to work on our relationship.” In any partnership, it’s vital that both parties maintain regular communication, respect, and an open mind. But when you’re in a relationship with an affiliate marketer, keeping it healthy is ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 132 days ago

The power of Facebook for marketers is undeniable. According to September 2013 data released by the social media giant, Facebook’s total monthly active users now exceed one billion. But while it seems that Facebook should be a natural goldmine for winning new customers and keeping existing ones engaged, still many ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 132 days ago

The health of a SaaS business is directly tied to its ability to retain its customers and prevent churn. To do this, they have to ensure that their customers are happy. That means making sure they get the promised business benefits they signed up for. This blog post discusses how ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 132 days ago

We worked together with Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 155 SaaS companies on a variety of topics such as growth rates, CAC (cost to acquire a customer), gross margins, churn rates, etc. The goal of the survey is to provide useful ...

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from http://onstartups.com 258 days ago

Kathy Sierra was once among the world’s most popular tech bloggers. On her smart, funny, and vivid blog Creating Passionate Users, she tackled neuroscience, presentations, and how to build software that makes users kick ass. She helped develop the reader-centric Head First series of books for O'Reilly Publishing, and traveled the world giving ...

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from http://onstartups.com 258 days ago

Do your colleagues have a choice word for you? If not, here's why you want them to… Sometimes one word can make all the difference. I was at a conference and a friend who runs a startup introduced me to one of his friends, who was looking for a new opportunity. ...

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from http://onstartups.com 258 days ago

As many of you may know, MIT is near and dear to my heart. As my co-founder, Brian Halligan likes to say, “HubSpot was born out of the loins of MIT”.  As such, I like to stay in touch and speak at MIT as often as I can.  Over the ...

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from http://onstartups.com 258 days ago

The following is a guest post by Nathan Beckord.  Nathan is founder/CEO of Foundersuite which provides software and templates for founders. We launched my startup Foundersuite in June of 2013 with nearly 800 startups on our platform, several strategic partnerships, and press coverage by VentureBeat. Nearly all this traction came from ...

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from http://onstartups.com 258 days ago

Do you sometimes lack confidence?  Good.  Because truly confident people sometimes feel insecure.  They sometimes feel uncertain.  Show me someone who claims they are confident all the time and I'll show you someone who's not truly confident. First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense ...

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from http://onstartups.com 258 days ago

This following is a guest post by Jonathan Gebauer.  Jonathan is the founder/CEO at exploreB2B, based in Berlin, Germany.   There is a lot of talk about startup hubs world wide – the places where the next Facebook will originate from, the next Instagram, the next Pinterest. I am from one ...

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