The growth of mobile search is like seeing a second child grow up. SEO isn’t bull. The knowledge graph, speech recognition & natural language are searches biggest challenges.
Guy Kawasaki, the famed Silicon Valley venture capitalist and entrepreneur, has just been named the new board advisor for Writer.ly, a startup online marketplace for writers and the publishing industry.
With South by Southwest in full swing, what were the most-buzzed about topics in Austin on Saturday? The answer sounds like a David Bowie song: a party on Mars.
Simply defined, runway is the time and money you have to keep the show running without the business generating income. Runway is your lifeline. Your business cannot exist without runway.
Starting and owning a business can be challenging at any age, but young entrepreneurs face particular challenges.
In 2010, IBM ran a survey of 1,500 CEOs and found that the most valuable management skill was no longer “operations” or “marketing” but “creativity.” Since then BCG, Accenture and other consultancies have confirmed the global skill shift.
I’ve recently had discussions with several friends and colleagues who have shared stories of their clients wanting to remove their business from social media because they don’t want to have to address negative comments, the headache that trolls can cause, criticism from their loyal consumers, or simply because they don’t have time to address these concerns.
Frugal thinking is very important to a small business. By thinking frugally, you can invest your money wisely and control your spending. Businesses have a tendency to overspend when they start to become successful.
How do you feel when you get to the office in the morning? Do you arrive at your desk with a clear sense of purpose, an uncluttered inbox and a well-defined series of daily objectives to meet that will best serve your company’s needs?
Few professionals were sitting at their desks in 2004, eyeing the empty slots in their calendars and wishing that somebody would just invent a new way of communicating to fill those long and lonely minutes. People’s calendars were already full.
Many of the revolutionary technologies that make the iPhone and other products and services “smart” were funded by the U.S. government. Take, for instance, the Internet, GPS, touchscreen display, as well as the latest voice-activated personal assistant, Siri. And Apple did not just benefit from government-funded research activities.
Discover how to put your business in motion by bringing Mobile, Cloud and Big Data together with optimized applications and processes to harness the full power of these new technologies.
What’s great about the video is you can show it to anyone who doesn’t comprehend the impact of social media – more specifically The Social Web – and in a few minutes after they watched it you could actually see the light bulb go on. He has since made a number of updated versions.
Starting a business as a work at home mom can be challenging, but it can also be extremely rewarding. If you are truly ready to to be a work at home mom (W.A.H.M.) and start your own business venture, today’s post will help you determine if you are in the right frame of mind.
Social networks like Facebook and Instagram are intended to help users share their lives, but Jake Banks believes the language of “likes” used on these services forces us to be overly positive and restricts our ability to be ourselves.
Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/03/10/hater/
In life and in business, everything boils down to relationships.I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “it’s not what you know, but who you know”.
I occasionally get emails and tweets asking what social media and digital marketing blogs I follow. There’s so much content written daily on the topic of social media and I know how difficult sifting through all of it can be.
While starting your own business can be a rewarding venture, it’s wise to take a step back and formulate a checklist of costs before you take the plunge.
If you attend a lot of meetings, you often might not know much about your fellow participants. Enter Charlie, a new service designed to help you better prep for meetings, and know more about with whom you’re chatting on your next conference call.
Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/03/09/charlie-app/
You are going to LOVE this month’s Women in Business Twitter chat.
Last December, we featured a TED talk by Anita Sarkeesian who described the brutal treatment she received when trying to raise Kickstarter funds to better her video series on women in video games.
Creative people have a tendency to be dreamers. We can get lost for hours letting our brains drift off into endless possibilities. Sometimes though, we can become lost in the dream and forget to ever take action.
It’s actually more of a re-discovery, as I’ve been using the platform for years.
A music legend, a man for all moods, and immortalized by the back view of a cruddy pair of jeans that still gets hearts racing after twenty-five-plus years.
My greatest fear as a startup founder isn’t to fail, it is to become a zombie startup. Kind of like in the 6th Sense when Bruce Willis doesn’t realize he is dead and tries to have a nice dinner with his wife, there are startups out there who are still “operating” but might as well not be.
There are several elements involved when it comes to building a successful online business; from crafting your offer to having the right platform to marketing. One subject that is critical to the success of any small business, especially online, but that people rarely talk about is the subject of payment processing.
The founders of a system created to cut down on Internet piracy assure us it won’t catch small businesses in the crossfire. For the most part that’s probably true.
Stop waiting for the perfect time to start something, or build your dream startup. Stop waiting until the time is perfect. Stop waiting until your product is perfect. Stop waiting for things to come to you, and start taking action.
It’s no secret that content is the key to marketing success – in fact, I think that’s the ultimate buzz phrase these days. What many brands (big and small) struggle with is the knowledge of what makes content compelling and the resources and ability to create it.
I once attended a business-training meeting in Honolulu with a CEO from out of town. After the training concluded, my wife and I were invited to accompany this man, his family, and a small group of friends on a chartered boat the following day.
Developing a social media presence is vital for your business but the problem is which one should you be on? Some social media networks are better suited towards some kinds of business over others!
With the professional network now boasting more members than many developed countries, business professionals across the planet are racing to figure out how they will leverage LinkedIn marketing for themselves.
This isn’t theoretical funding, but real people with real products who are presenting their unique visions to the SXSW masses.
Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/226048
The increasing popularity of the visual web as evidenced by the growth of sites like Pinterest and Instagram along with the recent updates to the Facebook News Feed and Google+ cover images has raised the bar on creative content marketing.
During the last few years, we stood witness to the unveiling of a string of technological advancements that has helped raise the bar of formal education.
My team focused on a about 100 big initiatives throughout the year including a dozen trade shows where we exhibited and spoke, a monthly email newsletter, a media relations effort focused on a few dozen press releases and pitches, a few white papers, a product launch or two, and the creation of print brochures and other materials.
This post has been on my mind for quite some time but after visiting ThinkVisibility on Saturday I felt it was ready to be written today.
This formula is the way that I remind myself that ‘Leadership (big L) is action (big A) and not position (little p)’. It helps me to remember that a fancy title doesn’t make somebody a good leader. It also keeps me mindful that no-matter where I sit in an organisational (or family) tree that I need to earn respect from people around me. I couldn’t, and indeed shouldn’t, rely on my position to guarantee that respect.
Every decision has consequences. We often don’t fully perceive the consequences because they are often hidden by the compromises that make us feel better
Are you dazzled and distracted? Some business opportunities make us feel like we’re kids in a candy store. When you are entrepreneurial by nature and a small business owner, you know that you have to keep looking for ways to keep your revenues at healthy levels. How do you recognise the business opportunities that fit you?