Seven Ways for Small Biz To Generate Revenue With Social Media RIGHT NOW Keepsy Taps Instagram For Fast, Easy, Awesome Photo Books. People love photo albums, but they hate making them.
That’s what Blake Williams has come to realize in the months following Keepsy’s launch. You may recall back in December of last year, the startup launched as a way to create tangible photo albums with all of your friends using Facebook. Startup America Partnership Promotes Entrepreneurship. If you watched his Town Hall meeting last week on Facebook Live, you know that President Obama is supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in a very big way with his Startup America campaign.
We’ve pulled together some details about this major initiative that brings together a coalition of mentors, advisors, funders, large corporations, and service providers to deliver strategic and substantive resources to help entrepreneurs’ companies, from idea to startup to ramp-up to speed-up. What is the Startup America Partnership? Startup America is a White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. This coordinated public/private effort brings together an alliance of America’s most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders, working in concert with a wide range of federal agencies to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of America’s entrepreneurs. Politics in Social Media Roundup: Obama's Online Town Hall, Facebook Lobbyists, Viral Video. There's still an entire year and seven months until the U.S. presidential election on November 6, 2012, but social media has already played a huge role in the burgeoning race.
Before this week, Mitt Romney had already announced his bid on YouTube and Tim Pawlenty had already joined the race through his Facebook page. President Obama also kicked off his reelection campaign with a number of digital initiatives. Below, we've picked out some of the top announcements and news from the past week or so to keep you in the know, something we'll be doing weekly on Mashable. President Obama Visits Facebook Barack Obama stopped by Facebook HQ for a town hall meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. Facebook Lobbying Keeps Growing. Stop Dating Strangers: LinkedIn Meets OkCupid.
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If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Clique Quick Pitch: Clique is a private dating site. Genius Idea: Using friends' social networks to filter date prospects. How Twitter Can Save $50 Million: Forget TweetDeck, And Go Freemium On Its API. Editor’s note: In this guest post, serial entrepreneur Nova Spivack gives Twitter some suggestions for how to make money.
ProtectYourVision Helps You Take Screen Breaks to Avoid Eye Strain. StartupL.ist launches, for entrepreneurs and early adopters. For the past few months, I’ve been following the work of three entrepreneurs Eric Ingram, his wife Melissa Ingram and Nick Frost on the Twitters.
Today, they launched The StartupLi.st, essentially a mini social network of startups and early adopters, whether they are investors, bloggers, designers, programmers or other entrepreneurs. In the first few hours of its launch, they’ve added over 30 startups. StartupLi.st’s main goal is to encourage the discovery of startups by early adopter types. Fashion Technology. Rapportive Connects Gmail Inbox & Address Book. Gmail and Google Contacts users no longer need to exit an email message to look up the sender's contact information.
Gmail add-on and social intelligence startup Rapportive has an update that connects a user's Gmail inbox to his or her Google address book. Rapportive, the Y Combinator startup that uses the right-hand side of email messages to display the sender's social profiles, Facebook updates, LinkedIn info and the like, can now grab relevant contact details from Google Contacts and display them alongside each email message. "Any photos, phone numbers and occupations in your Google Contacts will be seamlessly integrated into your Rapportive sidebar," Rapportive CEO Rahul Vohra writes of the integration. Set Up an Automated, Bulletproof File Back Up Solution. How Groupon Uses the Cloud to Scale its Business. The Scaling Startups Series is supported by Brother International.
Brother’s Inkjet All-in-One printers are loaded with powerful business features, including 11"x17” duplex printing and scan glass. Tell us how 11”x17” capabilities will help you achieve your bigger picture for a chance to win a $10,000 business grant. Visit www.shareyourbiggerpicture.com! Since launching in late 2008, deal-of-the-day website Groupon has emerged as one of the hottest web startups on the planet.
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Dating Sites For. Business owners find a market niche in their unique relationship dilemma.
For single entrepreneurs, the dating game offers unique challenges. 10 Fascinating Facts About E-mail. Love it or hate it, there's no debating just how much e-mail has changed the way we communicate. Since the 1990s, electronic mail has eclipsed snail mail and the fax to become the standard in the business world, and although social media sites are edging in on personal online messaging, e-mail still holds strong in that arena. You may use it everyday, but how much do you know about e-mail?
8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Get More Out of Twitter. Scott Gerber is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, public speaker and author of Never Get a "Real" Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke. The content for this post was sourced from the Young Entrepreneur Council, a group of successful Gen Y business owners. You can submit your questions to this group on NeverGetaRealJob.com. To tweet or not to tweet. That is the question on many business owners' minds.
For some, Twitter has proven to be a powerful way to engage customers and build a community. In order to teach business owners how to benefit from this tool, I asked a panel of successful young entrepreneurs how their entrepreneurial brethren can utilize Twitter to their advantage rather than to their dismay. The State of the Internet: Summing Up 2010 - The Social Media Guide. Skype to embark on a 350 person hiring binge in 2011. Should You Really Be A Startup Entrepreneur? Mixtent founder on the launch of his social recruitment and ranking startup. Last week Mixtent, a social skill ranking website, went viral on my Facebook stream and we covered the story. Why staying put may be your best career move. London city workers to get free 15 minute daily access to The Cloud Wi-Fi network. The White House pushes entrepreneurship with help from Facebook, Intel and more. 31 January '11, 03:19pm Follow The White House has today announced a major new initiative to help stimulate economic growth and create jobs in the US by promoting entrepreneurship.
Business Editor Robert Guest answers your questions on Twitter: Live on Twitter: Who are the global elite? San Francisco Social Media Week / Blog. European startup accelerators join US entrepreneurship drive. 1 February '11, 02:01pm Follow As we reported yesterday, a major initiative to boost the American economy by promoting entrepreneurship has been announced with a wide range of partners including Facebook, IBM and Intel. It won’t just be US citizens that will benefit from Startup America, though. Three European accelerator schemes have signed up to join a network that will give them better access to the American startup scene. The New Media and Social Web Guide for Business and Marketers. Where Does Google Chrome Store User History, Profile & Bookmarks? » Ellis Web.
The New Media and Social Web Guide for Business and Marketers. Startup Graphic.ly Raises $3M for "Bonus Features" for Comic Books. Startup Graphic.ly has just closed a $3 million Series A for its comic book community and digital marketplace. The round was lead by DFJ Mercury, with 500 Startups, Dundee VC, Ludlow Ventures and several angel investors participating. How A Startup Named Hipster Got 10K Signups In Two Days, Without Revealing What It Does. 2010: the year in internet stats. Are We Headed for Another Dot-Com Crash? [POLL] Salesforce and Softbank Group invest $4 Million in Seesmic. Social Media Week / Event Spotlight (SMW HK): Bloggers Series, With A Focus On: Fashion –win a facial or two!