Newsletter Archive: 2016
| How I Make a Living With My Vlog
Ryan Lung started his YouTube video channel after graduating from Cornell University in 2011 and searching out daily video updates on YouTube as entertainment because he didn't have a TV. That experience inspired him to launch his VlogAfterCollege YouTube channel.
Expert Advice on Closing B2B Sales
Closing a B2B sale is a process that involves understanding your customer and making them believe that your product or service will without a doubt improve their business. Your entire sales process should be built around that principal.
Adblocker Report: What's the Future?
It's a huge problem and many in the industry think that it's immoral, illegal, anti free speech and is killing journalism. Some also point to one positive that was spawned by adblocking, making sites leaner and more enjoyable to the consumer. Adblocking has forced publishers and advertisers, however unfairly, to own up to their own faults.
The Rise of In-Store Digital
The Absolunete report predicts the rise of what it calls "in-store digital", where consumers make online purchases while inside the physical store. Technology will be used to improve the customer experience and to make it a personal by "integrated gathering that allows retailers to better understand customers and customer behavior."
New Twitter Dashboard Helps Small Businesses Engage With Customers
Twitter announced a useful new tool today that helps businesses better connect with customers and community. Twitter Dashboard is a free iOS app as well as a desktop platform that is designed to become the Twitter platform for business. The Dashboard is especially helpful for small businesses which don't have the use of expensive third party tools or outside consultants to manage their Twitter image and Twitter related marketing. Twitter is hoping that the Dashboard encourages business owners to engage with Twitter more and make Twitter more mainstream in their marketing.
How '3 Day Blinds' Uses Google Adwords To Drive 50% Of Their Business
Adele Nasr, Director of Marketing at 3 Day Blinds recently did a promotional video with the Google Adwords team to illustrate how they effectively drove phone leads using Adwords.
14 Year Old Turns Down $30 Million Offer To Buy His Company
A year ago Taylor Rosenthal was just your average 13 year old going to 8th grade in Alabama, now he's the CEO of a company worth millions. In fact, he even turned down an acquisition offer of $30 million from a large national healthcare company. His Father told Opelika-Auburn News in October of 2015:
Double your web traffic (new book - where can I ship this?)
Low traffic or conversions are symptoms of a much greater problem that's a little harder to see (that's the bad news), but a lot easier to fix (that's the good news). Inside you will find the actual playbook we created after running thousands of tests and perfecting what works online. You now have access to all the processes, funnels and scripts that we use to scale
SBA Teams With Tech Titans To Help Entrepreneurs
The SBA is partnering with a bunch of major tech companies including Facebook, Amazon, box, LegalZoom, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Zenefits to form a coalition to provide entrepreneurs with digital tools resources to help them make their businesses successful quickly.
Do you Need to be "Out for Blood" to Succeed?
I was listening to an episode of the Reboot Podcast (highly recommended for founders/CEO’s). This one was with my friend Tracy Lawrence, CEO of Chewse. Tracy was also my mentor during the 500 Startups program when I participated a couple years ago so I was particularly excited to listen to this episode.
The Hardest Part of Growing a Business
Business ownership is certainly not for the weak. Nor is it for those who panic, those who get impatient or those who cannot embrace change. I’ve interviewed hundreds of small business owners over the years and I can tell you that while most admit that marketing is a great challenge and that learning to manage people as they grow can be very difficult, it’s the act of knowing when to let go and get outside help that can present the greatest challenge.
Best Practices to Grow Your Business
Growth can mean many different things: increased sales, more customers, a bigger staff, or a larger inventory. Best Practices to Grow Your Business is a quick read full of practical tips for taking your small business to the next level and managing everything else along the way.
Austin's only fully online MBA cohort program - Concordia University Texas
Starting a small business takes courage, passion and knowledge. Now, get the skills you need to make your small business successful with an online MBA from Concordia University Texas, designed specifically for working students. The online MBA from Concordia University Texas is designed specifically for working students.
Is now the right time to invest in CRM?
The right CRM can help you close more deals, boost sales, and improve forecast accuracy. With a great CRM app, there's no secret formula. It simply manages most of your critical customer information so that you can see it all in one place.
How To Build a Business To Astronomical Heights
One of my favorite things to do is chat with entrepreneurs. All the better when I get to chat with an entrepreneur that started with so little and achieved so much