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How to get Great Speakers Guest post by Shannon Clark: Follow him on Twitter | Read his blog The secret to getting great speakers for your next conference is very simple – Ask. The complicated bit is who you ask and what you ask of them.
Searching for help in determining how to incorporate social media into your business can be a frustrating process. A Google search for ‘social media consultant’ returns over 20 million results – and most of them offer very similar, one-size-fits-all suggestions based around the adoption of popular (and often faddish) tools and services. Successful social marketing isn’t as simple as installing a set of apps and regular Facebook updates. Incorporating social media: There’s no magic bullet | VentureBea
Startup 101: Naming your startup [Editor's note: This is the first in a series of practical advice for entrepreneurs -- things you're probably aware of but are likely to forget in the rush of launching a business.]
Starting Up 101 – Harnessing the power of analytics | VentureBea [Editor's note: This is the third in a series of practical advice for entrepreneurs -- things you're probably aware of but are likely to forget in the rush of launching a business.] You’d be surprised how many startups don’t see the value in their Web traffic data.
Starting up 101: Choosing your core collaboration tools | Ventur [Editor's note: This is the second in a series of practical advice for entrepreneurs -- things you're probably aware of but are likely to forget in the rush of launching a business.]
I had the pleasure (and occasionally the pain) earlier this week of watching more than 50 companies demonstrate new products and answer questions from a panel of judges at the TechCrunch 50 conference in San Francisco. How startups lose at Buzzword Bingo
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Slow Brand » Coffee in San Francisco – my current favorites San Francisco Coffee is among the best in the world.
Slow Brand » Creating on the iPad or a few million dollar ideas A few days ago here in San Francisco Apple announced the iPad. On Twitter and across the web the reaction was swift and overwhelming some positive and much negative. The follow on press hasn’t been very positive – much of is has been people complaining about features which are lacking or trying to define who the iPad is for – typically coming to the conclusion that is for some group of “others” (non-computer savvy folks, “your mom” etc).
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