If you’re in the startup world, and you’re serious about it, eventually you’re going to have to pitch various VCs to get funding. You’re not alone here: VCs hear hundreds of pitches a year and barely any end up getting funded. So what makes the difference? Is it the product? Yes, but not completely. More than anything else, VCs are investing in you. Here are the top qualities that investors look for in a startup CEO. Continue reading
Far too many businesses ignore the importance of analytics when running marketing campaigns online. Basic concepts like establishing key performance indicators (KPI), running A/B testing, and using source tracking are ignored, either because they take too much effort or they simply don’t know how to use them effectively.
Not tracking campaign effectiveness prevents companies from growing efficiently. In this article we’ll go over how to effectively set up your marketing strategy, including an example of a well thought out campaign.
Ahhh, the start up world, what a world it is! Everyone and their brother has a “revolutionary” idea these days, and once the MVP is developed, they all want to promote that idea. But where do you turn to promote your idea?
Whatever you do, don’t turn to the latest “trend” in the start up world: curated lists. Continue reading
Knowledge is power, and when it comes to the startup world, you can’t ever have enough! Somewhere in the range of 90% of startups fail, so rather than become a statistic, why not try to learn from the best and the brightest before getting your feet wet?
Here is out list of five books that we believe can give any startup founder a higher chance at success.
With very real rise of SalesForceIQ, a cheaper alternative aimed at smaller businesses and startups, I’m starting to wonder if the CRM space has reached peak saturation. More importantly, I’m wondering how any small player can viably compete against giants like SalesForce without pricing themselves so low it’s not even worth their time.
It’s time to accept that Salesforce is to CRMs what Facebook is to social networking, Google is to search, or what Adobe is to the digital photography world: a dominate force that has established itself as the verb in the industry.
Every week we go read through 300+ articles from popular marketing, startup, and entrepreneurial blogs and pick our favorites. Here’s this week’s roundup.
Happy weekend reading! Continue reading
Money is an issue for most early stage startups and freelancers, which makes the idea of having an office seems unrealistic. Generally this leads to these parties working out of their living spaces (which you probably shouldn’t do).
But with crowdsourcing becoming the norm in our world, novel approaches to keeping office costs low are becoming increasingly common. Below are some of the best ways to find an office without breaking the bank. Continue reading
We’ve all heard about the 30-second “elevator pitch,” but in the age of Vine, who has the attention span to listen to someone ramble on for 30 seconds anymore? Between rampant ADHD and a constant stream of devices all buzzing and beeping to get our attention, it’s safe to say that your father’s elevator pitch is a relic of the past.
So today we’re proud to examine four examples of online marketing which we’ve affectionally named the “4 Second Twitter Pitch”. Continue reading