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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 Jaramillo

The Secret to Turning Leads into Customers

Many have searched for a formula or foolproof method to convert leads, only to find one doesn’t exist. With every prospect comes a different set of circumstances, meaning a “one-size-fits-all” sales conversation is impossible. In our experiences at Bluebridge, the people we encounter are as diverse as the industries we serve with mobile apps. But […]

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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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Tips for SXSWThe YEC

10 Ways to Actually Meet the Right People at SXSW

Question: What’s your best tip for a founder who wants to attend big events like SXSW and actually meet the right people? Learn Who’s Attending Ahead of Time “Check in with people you want to catch up with to see when they’ll be onsite, and get on their calendars in advance. Once the event starts, send […]

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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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verge bloomingtonTim Hickle

State of the Verge Hub: Katie Birge Shows Off Verge Bloomington

As Verge continues to expand throughout Indiana, we’re seeing more and more excitement around the tech sector. Katie Birge, the Director of the Bloomington Tech Partnership walks us through the highlights of the Bloomington tech scene and shares what makes their city a great place to startup.  There’s lots of tech happening in Bloomington. Many Vergers […]

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Tim Hickle

Behind the Veil: Inside the Life of a Hackerspace

Not all hackers are hanging out in Silicon Valley. As a matter of fact, we have a lot of hackers hanging out in Indiana. So where are hackers to go if they want to build something cool? Steve from BloomingLabs sat down for a fireside chat in Bloomington to talk about Bloomington’s own “Hackerspace” and […]

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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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The YEC

9 Books to Read Before a Fundraising Round

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 one great book I should read to learn everything that I need to learn about raising capital […]

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