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Jenny Vance

How to Scale Sales Without Adding Headcount

Start-up companies often face a classic catch-22: they need to invest in a sales team to generate revenue but lack the funds for hiring more reps. What most companies fail to realize is that they already have the right staff; it’s their processes that are dragging them down. Let me give you an example. While […]

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Tim Flint

How to Win at Google’s Game

“Play their game. You need to embrace that they have a business model. Embrace it and the rules are there. Play the game.” – Ryan Mull, Partner and Director at Imavex In the game of business, the premise is simple: make more money than you spend. When you take your business online, the game gets […]

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Tim Flint

Amplify Your Content Marketing Efforts Through Engagement & Paid Media

“I like to think of content as currency. Here’s why. If you give valuable content, you will earn valuable customers.” -Julie Perry, Director of Social Media at StrataBlue Engaging With Your Customers Through Content Content marketing has been around for over 100 years. In 1904 an unknown brand named Jell-O gave away free cookbooks on […]

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The YEC

13 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Meeting Potential Advisors

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What is the #1 mistake young entrepreneurs make when trying to pursue relationships with potential mentors […]

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customer engagementTyler Andrews

How Twitter Creates Customer Engagement

According to Statisticbrain.com, there are numerous staggering statistics surrounding Twitter: 645,750,000-Number of active registered Twitter  users 135,000-Number of new Twitter users signing up everyday 195 million-Number of unique Twitter site visitors every month 58 million-Average number of tweets per DAY 9,100-Number of tweets every SECOND $405,500,000-Twitters Advertising revenue for 2013   So How Do I […]

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Santiago JaramilloAlec Synnestvedt

Winning Startup Trade Show Ideas from The Innovation Showcase

It’s been a big year for Santiago Jaramillo and the BlueBridge Digital team. The kind of year that landed him on the Inc. 30 under 30 list. A year ago, BlueBridge had fifteen clients and three employees. They now have over 110 clients and more than fifteen employees, but that’s only the beginning–with plans to add […]

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Tim Flint

3 Lessons Learned About Getting Press From A PR Expert

“All startups have one thing in common: Great ideas. Small budgets.” Those where some of the first words of advice spoken by Kelly Hendricks, the CEO of BLASTMedia, at Smartups last month. Startups are often spending every dollar they have on the product; so with their small budgets how far can a bright entrepreneur stretch […]

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image_YOUtilityDante Cook

Your Marketing and YOUtility: Jay Baer Tackles How to Help, Not Hype

My first encounter with Jay Baer came when I was introduced to his book as required reading for my employee onboarding at Compendium (acquired by Oracle in October).  Little did I know then, I would not only go on to meet the New York Times best selling author but I would become regular acquaintances with […]

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CX for StartupsMegha Patel

How to Leverage the ‘New’ Buzzword Customer Experience to Build your Startup’s Customer Base

Got Customers? If you are looking to expand your startup or on your way to your first customer – listen up.  Tony Robbins put it best in his book Awaken the Giant Within – “Why wait to be memorable?” True his book is more about purposeful living, although providing a great customer experience (CX) has […]

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wabash-shutterflyMichael Haffner

Lessons from out West, Episode II: Precise Marketing in Action

Recently, a group of students from Wabash College went on a trip to Silicon Valley to learn about entrepreneurship from some of the most iconic brands in the tech space. Today, Wabash Sophomore Michael Haffner talks to us about his visit to Shutterfly and what he learned about building a successful email marketing system for a […]

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