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Tampa

Gary Vaynerchuk: You’re Either Positive or You’re Not

By | Feb 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One thing is for certain, entrepreneurship can start at anytime, even as a child. In Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book Crushing It, he begins by talking about his eight-year-old daughter wanting to be a YouTube star. Whether she becomes a celebrity or not remains to…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: Creatives, Podcasters, Vloggers, and Hipsters

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Blame social media or the rise in affordable technology, this world is creating more content. Sure, your uncle may just be figuring out memes on Facebook, but your niece is racking up millions of views on YouTube and Instagram with her own how-to series….

Marketing & Social Media

5 Building Blocks to Develop a Compelling Story

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

At the core of it’s effectiveness, storytelling is how people learn about the world. Author of the Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt, PhD and NY Times bestseller, explains that the “human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor.” Features and functions relate more…

Gear & Gadgets

How to Record a Professional Podcast for Less than $1,000

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

While podcasting has technically been around since 2004, when Dave Winer and Adam Curry began syncing subscribable audio content to personal digital media players, according to Pew’s recent State of the News Media, over 60 percent of the population has still never listened to…

Partnership

NYC

Medium Is Finding Premium Content in a Random House Partnership

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Medium announced an ambitious pivot earlier in the year that left them perusing a premium membership that they needed premium content to back up. Meanwhile, book publishers are seeing their bottom lines shrink — they only increasing sales of paper editions thanks to the…

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Music

SoundCloud Demonstrates the Need for Great Discoverability in Music Services

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the audio streaming business, one single factor stands above the others: Discoverability. SoundCloud’s recent high-profile stumbles have crystallized this problem. Granted, the realities of running a business are far more complex than one factor, and SoundCloud’s discoverablility problems didn’t literally make or break…

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

The Podcast Industry Just Saw a Tectonic Shift in Analytics

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Late last week, during Apple’s Friday WWDC talk covering their podcast sector, a seemingly unassuming tweak was announced. Yet it’s perhaps the biggest revelation the podcast world has ever seen. Apple is making in-episode analytics available to podcasters on its platform. Since Apple’s podcast…

Tips & How To’s

10 Easy Ways to Start Establishing Your Personal Brand

By | Apr 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re in a situation where your name is only associated with your company’s brand, it might be a good time to to build a separate personal brand by improving your online presence. A strong personal brand will help open many doors for you. When…

Diversity

Study: The Podcast Market Is Growing But Still Has a One Big Problem

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Infinite Dial’s annual report, widely considered the most essential one for the market, has released new data on the podcasting industry just the last week. Here’s the breakdown. Podcasts Are Increasingly Popular Numbers of podcast listeners continue to rise. The 2017 Infinite Dial report was released…

Interviews

Chicago

Nick Moran of The Full Ratchet on What An Ideal Startup Looks Like

By | Mar 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Nick Moran is the cofounder and managing director of New Stack Ventures and Moran Capital Partners. He also started the very popular The Full Ratchet podcast, where he interviews venture capital and angel investing experts on successful startup fundraising and investing strategy. Nick asked me to…

Interviews

Chicago

Kayne Grau of DRIVIN on Disrupting the Used Car Market With Data

By | Mar 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Kayne Grau is a cofounder and CEO of DRIVIN, a startup changing the way used car dealers source their used-car inventory. Before founding DRIVIN, Kayne was the CTO at Cars.com. Using proprietary technology and actionable local market data, DRIVIN sells, sources, acquires, and delivers…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

Here Are the 11 Phoenix Startups You Need to Watch

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Valley of the Sun is well known for its tourist attractions, golf courses, nightlife and celebrity chefs. This metropolitan area is also experiencing a steady growth of entrepreneurial activity where the rays of the sun continue to shine on the thriving startup ecosystem….

Entrepreneur

9 Podcasts To Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

There are a lot of ways to stay on top of the latest trends, get the best growth hacks, or just generally occupy your free time as an entrepreneur. But in recent years, podcasts have emerged as one of the better options. Whether you…

Tips & How To’s

4 Ways You Can Really Make Your Company’s Podcast Stand Out

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Podcasts are becoming a new way to build audience and develop awareness for a company or product. In the last three years, In the last three years, there has been a 25 percent increase of people who have started listening to podcasts, according to…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Eddie Lou of ShiftGig on Raising Capital, Gig Economy, and Taking Risks

By | Nov 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm

After being a venture capitalists at OCA Ventures for years, Eddie Lou, the CEO and cofounder of Shiftgig, decided to enter startup life and launch a mobile, two-sided labor marketplace connecting large venues in the service and hospitality industries with locally available and previously vetted hourly…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s How to Host Your Podcast Online in Five Minutes

By | Nov 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

So you want to start a podcast. You have thoughts, and they must be conveyed in audio form to everyone with a half hour to listen to something on the drive home from work. After all, it’s not like we have enough Westworld recap shows….

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Why You Should Ask for Advice Instead of Money

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Rod Rakic is the founder of OpenAirplane, a plane sharing marketplace. OpenAirplane makes it easy for pilots to find, book, and pay for aircraft rentals online or on their phones. Renting an airplane is now as easy as renting a car. Listen on iTunes…