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Dev & Design

5 Tips For Launching Your Web App In Record Time

By | Mar 9, 2011 at 11:37 am

I’m a designer and front-end developer, and recently decided to build my own web app with little programming experience. On my own, I managed to build, design, and launch my first web app, an online directory of wedding invitation designers, in six weeks. Here’s…

Marketing & Social Media

5 Tips For Creating A Trusted Brand

By | Feb 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Having spent a lot of time in children’s publishing, I learned a lot about what works for kids and parents. The best stories reflect our own lives to some degree, and they often speak the truth. I think you can say the same for…

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Tips & How To’s

How To Avoid Holiday Chargebacks And Fraud

By | Dec 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a distant memory for consumers who have moved on to bigger and better sales, but many merchants deal with the headache of returns for weeks and even months to come. With consumers spending more than $45 billion…

Entrepreneur

Six Startup Lessons Learned From WUPHF.com

By | Nov 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm

This past week, NBC’s The Office focused on innovation as Ryan, played by B.J. Novak, took a shot at creating his own startup called WUPHF.com (pronounced like a barking dog, “woof”) which clearly takes a jab at social networking products like Facebook and Twitter….

Dev & Design

San Francisco

Instamania! What Makes The Instagram iPhone App So Hot?

By | Nov 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

There are currently thousands of photo applications in the Apple iTunes App Store. I just counted over 1,300 photography applications that have been released since June 2010. So this makes for a rather competitive landscape. But with all the selection, there are certain applications…

Dev & Design

DC

How To Design For One Billion Users

By | Nov 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Clearspring, a mature startup based just outside of D.C., has been on a roll with both their audience platform and with AddThis. AddThis offers a number of sharing options and collects a ton of data about sharing on the Web. In doing so they…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

5 Insights From The Great Lakes

By | Nov 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

The Great Lakes Entrepreneur Bash was a panel event in Chicago yesterday that brought together successful entrepreneurs highlighted in Bob Jordan’s new book How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America. The stellar panelists included: Bill Deville: Co-founder & CEO…

Android

DC

Getting App Savvy With Ken Yarmosh

By | Nov 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm

We recently published a guest post about building mobile applications by Ken Yarmosh, proprietor of a boutique mobile agency based in the Washington, D.C. area. Ken is also the author of  the new book, App Savvy, published by O’Reilly, so we decided to ask him a few…

Conferences

Chicago

Brad Keywell On Entrepreneurship In The Midwest (Video)

By | Oct 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

September is always a blur in the tech industry as there are a number of events and festivities to attend. One of the events that took place last month was midVentures LAUNCH, a tech conference in the Midwest in late September hosted by the…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tips for Startups to Get the Most Out of PR

By | Sep 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

While a good PR agency will take the ball and run with it and should not need a lot of hand holding from you or your company, the most effective PR relationships involve true partnerships between the client and the agency. To get the…

Tips & How To’s

How To Become an Email Maestro

By | Sep 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Unlike partying, using your e-mail like it’s 1999 is something to be avoided – particularly if email is a fundamental part of getting your business done. Unfortunately, I notice far too many who fit this description. Although the basic idea behind e-mail hasn’t changed…

Marketing & Social Media

10 PR Tips for Startups – Part II

By | Aug 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm

This is the second part of a two part post by Sarah Hardwick, Founder & CEO of Zenzi Communications. If you missed part I, you can read tips 1-5 here. As promised, here are the next 5 easy tips to integrate PR part into…

Marketing & Social Media

10 PR Tips for Startups – Part 1

By | Aug 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

This is the first part of a two part post by Sarah Hardwick, Founder & CEO of Zenzi Communications. Starting a business is challenging enough, let alone managing the ins and outs of PR to successfully promote your product or service. Here are the…

Conferences

San Francisco

10 Tips On Marketing Your Business from Jeffrey Hayzlett, former Kodak Chief Marketing Officer

By | Aug 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Best selling author and former Kodak Chief Marketing Officer Jeffrey Hayzlett kicked off this week’s Search Engine Strategies Conference and Expo in San Francisco with a hilarious and to-the-point keynote on digital marketing tips for now and the near future. As marketers, we know…

Entrepreneur

7 Reasons to Start a Company While in School

By | Jul 24, 2010 at 7:18 am

Rockstar career trajectories aren’t about playing it safe. Luckily if you’re in school, starting a business might be the smartest risk-free career move you could make. As a graduate student by day and the co-founder of a social wishlist startup, Present Bee by night,…

Marketing & Social Media

10 Tips For Making Your Tagline Stand Out

By | Jul 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Ross Kimbarovsky. Ross is the co-founder of crowdSPRING, an online marketplace for creative services ranging from graphic, web and industrial design to copywriting services. Follow Ross on Twitter @rosskimbarovsky and @crowdSPRING. As I wrote last week in…

Legal

Chicago

10 Tips for Startups on Naming Your Company

By | Jul 6, 2010 at 10:33 am

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Ross Kimbarovsky. Ross is the co-founder of crowdSPRING, an online marketplace for creative services ranging from graphic, web and industrial design to copywriting services. Follow Ross on Twitter @rosskimbarovsky and @crowdSPRING. Naming your company can be challenging…