Productivity in 2015: 4 Quick Ways to Plan for a Successful Week

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

It didn’t take long for my partner AJ Agrawal and me to understand the importance of a well-planned workweek. Early on in our journey we participated in the Velocity accelerator program, a 100-day start-up boot camp. Right away at the start of the program we…


Ex-TechCrunch Writer Jason Kincaid Tells the Harsh Truth about Tech Reporters

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

Then-TechCrunch writer Jason Kincaid was attending a press event in San Francisco, frantically trying to finish his story before the embargo lifted. When someone from the company came over to ask how things were going, he blurted out: “I hate you.” That cruelty may…

Marketing & Social Media

10 Things I’d Do Differently if I Were Launching Fittr on Product Hunt Again (and the One Thing I’d Never Change)

By | Jan 4, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Fittr‘s Product Hunt launch was a joyous day. My phone began to blow up, our servers started heating up, and we couldn’t stop grinning for about 56 hours. For a few hours, our app was handling 6 sign-ups (not just downloads, signups) per second!…


The Hacker’s Guide to User Acquisition: How to Leverage Twitter

By | Jan 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Austen Allred, Co-founder of Grasswire, recently shared a marketing information guide on /r/Startups because “most of the marketing information out there is very high-level and mostly BS.” He calls it The Hacker’s Guide to User Acquisition, and various acquisition channels are broken down, step-by-step….


Beyond SMART Goals: Setting OKRs to Manage Goals that Challenge Performance

By | Jan 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

You might be among the ever-increasing masses who say, “I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I set goals.” And I bet you were long-ago trained to make your goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound. But what if setting uncomfortable (instead of achievable) goals…

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Read Entrepreneur Stories on How They Got Their First 3 Customers

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Sure, you’ve finalized a great service or product, but how are you going to attract your first customers or users? For many startups, after the initial step of creating a working product, the next arduous task is to create the perfect strategy for user…


The Quickest Way To Get Everyone On Your Team Thinking About Sales

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

People are scared of selling. The common excuses include not wanting be come off as aggressive, or that they don’t have people skills. This is especially true for your product team, who would rather be locked in a room than on the front lines….


11 Questions To Ask Before Hiring a WordPress Developer/Programmer

By | Jan 1, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Developing a website can be compared to solving a jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes the picture looks fine, but when viewed closely, some pieces are not in the right places. A website may function properly for some time, but when a change or any update is…


Websites vs. Physical Stores: Online Business Trends for 2015

By | Jan 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Over the last few years, we saw companies of all sizes embracing digital media for the most critical business processes. In the realm of sales and marketing, the online ecosystem has virtually become a default channel for activities such as product or service promotion…


Why You Should Read More Books in 2015

By | Jan 1, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Last night, instead of being a fun human being and partying it up at a wild New Year’s Eve party, I spent the evening cooking a pot of blanquette de veau, sitting around in my parents’ living room, and finishing up a few books…


3 Apps That Can Help You Survive Your New Year’s Day Hangover

By | Jan 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

Brace yourself; the first hangover of the year is upon us. New Year’s celebrations may have gotten carried away, and although you said “no” to some of the shots offered, it was just too much (Sigh). The good news is that there are a…

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15 Time Wasters to Avoid If You Want to Be More Successful in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

A thing that’s great: binge watching episodes of The Gilmore Girls on Netflix. A thing that’s even better: doing said Netflix watching whilst openly refusing to read through the Chinese language review book I bought for myself months ago. A thing that’s terrible: both things do not,…


TINYpulse announces $3.5M Series A Funding

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

TINYpulse, a Seattle-based provider of employee engagement software, announced that it has closed $3.5 million in Series A funding to accelerate the company’s growth and customer momentum. The funding round was lead by Baseline Ventures led the investment, Harrison Metal and other undisclosed strategic…


How to Hack Hacker News and Get Thousands of Views

By | Dec 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Ah, Hacker News – a blessing and a curse for startups trying to drive traffic to their site. Submit an interesting blog post of yours, word it the right way, and you could see thousands of people visiting your website and commenting. Make a…

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