Posts Tagged ‘startups’

Twitter Link Roundup #268 – Pristine Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | May 8th, 2015

Remember the first time you got a taste of something so delicious, so amazing that you simply had to have more? Had to experience the joy again? And again? This wonderful, simple animation is a meditation on human’s need to get more of what they crave. Is this what addicts come up against? The little kiwi in the story […]

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Small business Congress-watch: Some Pending Bills (and Why They Matter)

Mike | May 4th, 2015

On occasion I write about legislation pending in our houses of Congress that has the potential to positively impact your business and mine. It is fascinating to read in the news about some of the ideas and priorities that our elected representatives are pursuing as we speak. Some of these efforts gain a great deal […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #267 – Flawless Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Mike | May 1st, 2015

Where does creativity come from? Apparently it flows straight from the fingers, and this amazing guy shows us how it is an unstoppable force! This man has developed a technique that lets his creativity flow in way that is thoroughly unique and incredibly special. As I type this, I can’t help but think of what this artist […]

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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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