Posts Tagged ‘startups’

Twitter Link Roundup #266 – Irreproachable Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | April 24th, 2015

Why are passwords so important? If anyone should be able to answer this question it is Edward Snowden, he of NSA whistle-blower fame. John Oliver asks this simple question as part of an important and wide-ranging interview. Oh yea, not to mention it’s hysterical! When you finish changing up your own passwords, turn your attention […]

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Artists

Mike | April 20th, 2015

Art inspires in ways sometimes difficult to articulate. Ideas, metaphors, and themes are the product that artists traffic in, and their ability to  galvanize their audiences in a powerful, indirect way can stir us in profound ways. Yet, while we celebrate, even lionize the greatest of our artists we simultaneously relegate the vast majority to poverty […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #265 – Exemplary Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | April 17th, 2015

I like to think of myself as chameleon-like, able to adjust to fit into whatever the surrounding or with whomever is around me. But, I got nothing on these two women! Artist Johannes Stoetter’s work focuses on fine-art body painting and he has raised the bar to extreme heights. Click play on the video above and […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #264 – Quintessential Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | April 10th, 2015

Skin cancer is a scourge. And dalmatian puppies are just about the cutest things that ever walked the earth.  Put the two together and what do you get? A genius marketing campaign and a public service effort that is attention grabbing (not to mention, “awwww” inducing). Have a look at the video above and see if […]

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Lean Marketing: Basic Metrics You Should be Watching. Now.

Mike | April 6th, 2015

Marketing is an analytical process. Setting goals comes first. Developing strategy is second. Third is the execution of the specific tactics to support the strategy.  And fourth? Well fourth is measurement and data analysis. Simple right? Most small businesses and startups follow some version of this rational approach to operating and marketing a business. But when it comes to […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #263 – Ultimate Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | April 3rd, 2015

Science is fun! And, for sure, CERN’s Alice project is fun, but even more fun is a drone’s-eye-view of the experimental site and down down down a cavern shaft to 60m underground! OK now catch your breath. Why? Because it’s time for our own flyover drone shot, AKA our weekly Roundup! Here is a whole slew of great links and articles we shared with you over the […]

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Small Business and Startups: Sustainability and Your Company

Mike | March 30th, 2015

A wonderful project posted to crowdSPRING recently has got me thinking lately about the role of sustainability in the context of small business. Iggesund Paperboard, a leading producer of high quality virgin fiber paperboard, issued a challenge to improve existing consumer packaging. The idea was simple: take a look around you at your local grocery, pick out […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #262 – MegaResources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | March 27th, 2015

Did you guys see Birdman, the Oscar-winning picture? If you’re like me the loooong choreographed shots really caught your attention and left you in awe. This is tough stuff to do for any filmmaker. Take a look at the video above and check out how the actors and creative team pulled one off! OK then. […]

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Small Business and Startups: Mind the Gap

Mike | March 23rd, 2015

Marketing analysis comes in a variety of flavors, but perhaps the one most important and elemental analysis you can perform for your business or startup is the Gap Analysis. Gap Analysis can mean different things in different contexts, but here we are talking about marketing channels. By understanding your customers needs, and analyzing your competition’s approach […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #261 – Jaw-Dropping Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | March 20th, 2015

Bored? Bored on a plane? Well 2.3 million people must be, because this video has been viewed that many times already! All you need is a ticket for the flight, a recording device, and some readily available sound-editing software. Oh, and some talent would be helpful, too. Like this producer has, in abundance! Time now to […]

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