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Gain Control of Your Email Without Losing Control of Your Life

June 25, 2013 by John Rydell

You know what really grinds my gears? People in business who don't respond to emails reliably, or who don’t even bother responding at all. In everyday life, being ignored can be a nuisance, but in business it’s just downright unproductive.[read more]

What is Quantum Computing?

May 22, 2013 by Steve King

The announcements that Google and Lockheed Martin have purchased quantum computers has led to a lot of recent coverage on the topic. Quantum computers are very, very fast. Instead of using the traditional approach of a string of 1's and 0's that are either turned on or off, quantum computers use quantum bits, or qubits.[read more]

Tumblr and Yahoo

May 20, 2013 by Albert Wenger

I am excited about the combination with Yahoo. When Marissa took over Yahoo, I expected that acquisitions would play a role in her transformation of the company. At the time I wrote that the ideal target would be “startups that have very talented people and also interesting products but could benefit from the scale of Yahoo.”[read more]

Improving Employee Adoption for Enterprise Collaboration

March 4, 2013 by Jacob Morgan

One of the most common challenges I see with organizations that deploy collaborative platforms and technologies is the employee adoption rate.[read more]


How to Use QR Codes to Market a Business

February 14, 2013 by Gretchen Cathey

Before QR codes, the only way for business owners to encourage customers to go to their website or print out their coupons was to provide a link. While links are easy to follow for customers already online, they are less likely to be used by those not at a computer.[read more]

Make Sure Your Business Looks Good Online

February 12, 2013 by Tom Pick

With so much commerce now taking place online, impressions are a given in cyberspace. Successful online business people must be proactive in cultivating business on their own by creating a positive public image, being authentic and likeable.[read more]

3 Techniques to Avoid Bored Prospects

February 12, 2013 by Kendra Lee

Internet research, connections, and referrals are just three ways it’s impacted our daily sales activities. And while you may use Facebook and have your LinkedIn profile set up, are you really maximizing the Internet for your lead generation?[read more]

Is Your Content Strategy Visual? An Interview with Paul Biedermann, Creative Director of re:DESIGN

February 11, 2013 by Rebel Brown

Integrated media is one of the hot new buzzwords in everything from marketing websites to sales presentations to customer engagement. That's a great thing for our buyers and vendors alike. Why? Because our brains grasp and remember visual information much better than we do textual content.[read more]

Media and Buyers Simply Don't Care about Your Product Launch

February 5, 2013 by Rebel Brown

For decades we all announced products to strut our stuff and prove our advanced capabilities. We seem to be stuck in the age old chest thumping practice of press releases for ego. So what if our buyers (and our media) just don't care.[read more]

Why Do We Care About Football?

February 3, 2013 by Seth Godin

For someone outside the US, the visceral connection with football seems mysterious. You can understand a lot about the future (and past) of marketing once you understand how the sport turned into a cultural touchstone.[read more]

Yammer's Community Management Playbook

January 31, 2013 by Gavin Heaton

With the massive shift to digital and social media, online communities – and community management – has emerged as a discipline in its own right. In many cases, having an active and engaged community manager is becoming a strategic advantage.[read more]


3 Simple Mind Shifts for 2013 Success

January 30, 2013 by Rebel Brown

Do you still believe the negative and contracting assumptions that have been our guidance system for the past few years? You're not alone. Yet those assumptions won't drive growth in 2013. Here are 3 simple mind shifts to get yourself thinking out of the box and your business growing.[read more]


Mobility is Key for the Smart Small Business Owner

January 29, 2013 by Dave Thomas

If your small business offers more mobility in 2013, you could see it pay off with more customers and better sales.[read more]

What is Google Attribution Modeling? Do you need it?

January 28, 2013 by Kayden Kelly

What is Google Attribution Modeling? Do you need it? Let's start with the definition of Attribution Modeling for those who are new to this concept: Attribution Modeling is the science of determining the value of each customer touch point leading to a conversion.  It helps you understand the customer journey and justify your...[read more]

David Cohen, CEO of Tech Stars: Interview on This Week In Startups

January 25, 2013 by Brad Feld

Jason Calacanis interviews David Cohen, the CEO of TechStars. Highly recommend if you are interested in TechStars, accelerators, early stage investing, ramping your startup, and how David thinks about angel investing from his fund Bullet Time Ventures.[read more]

How to Select Enterprise Collaboration Vendors

January 25, 2013 by Jacob Morgan

Towards the end of last year I wrote a post on the eight variables to evaluate enterprise collaboration vendors which you should read before continuing with this post.  Today I want the vendor evaluation discussion a bit further with something that I actually wrote for CMSWire a few weeks ago on scoring and comparing...[read more]

How to Filter Connections on LinkedIn

January 25, 2013 by Bill Brelsford

Have you ever tried to review someone’s LinkedIn contacts before a networking meeting to see if they know anyone you would like to meet? If so, you’ll know that it can be difficult because most people active on LinkedIn have 100 or more connections (some have many more). Paging through their contacts 10 profiles at a time can be time...[read more]

Tips for a More Successful Social Media Marketing Strategy

January 24, 2013 by ZOG Digital

40% of people say they socialize more often online than face-to-face. This ever-evolving dependence on the digital world sets up businesses for success in all realms – both through search and social and in terms of how online customers translate offline. Social media, in particular, reaches an impressive magnitude of consumers. In fact,...[read more]

How Direct Sellers Can Maximize Facebook

January 24, 2013 by Brett Duncan

There are two social media networks that I have found to be very helpful in building my direct sales business.  The first is of course, Facebook which many of you may already be using on some level.  The second is Pinterest.  I hope to do another guest post on Pinterest but for now let’s focus on Facebook. I’ve found...[read more]

Make It Your Business to Know Your Online Reputation

January 23, 2013 by Small Biz Bee

As a small business owner, what do you fear as your biggest challenge or challenges in keeping your company on the right course in 2013? What would you say if someone asked you about being worried over your online reputation?[read more]