Startup Tools 1. Startup Tools Click Here 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Startup Tools Getting Started Lists of Tools from Others Groups Startup Weekend – Launch a Startup in 54 hoursThe Lean Startup Machine – Launch a Startup in 48 hoursStartup Monthly – Launch a Startup in a monthStartup Grind – community looking to be educated, and network with the smartest startup mindsLean Startup Circle – Google Group for startup adviceWomen 2.0 – Launch a startup for womenMeetup – Meet people you’re interested inTop Startup Conferences (North America) Find a Co-Founder FounderDating – premiere site for founders/co-foundersCoFoundersLab – find a co-founder in any cityYouNoodle – founder matchingCodeArmy – CTO’s for Non-Tech FoundersFoundersNation – founders in Israel, London & NYStanford Business School Interns – hire a Stanford Bus School intern cheapAngelList – Angel List jobs boardStartup Weekend – Launch a Startup and meet a co-founderFounder Strengths – Gallup Strengths CenterMeetup – go to a Meetup! Surveys Reddit
Building Your Own Web Site, FreePersonal Web sites have been around a long time. Just ask anyone with an old Angelfire or GeoCities page. But now, Internet users have a dizzying array of free, feature-rich services to choose from — no coding skills required. “These days, personal site builders have a lot more functions, and they’re a lot better because of it,” said Brian Blau, a research director at Gartner, the technology research firm. The market is teeming with businesses based on the free model, which helps companies increase their users and in turn helps them secure financing and advertisers. Still, for Web users seeking to promote their work or business on a small budget, these ready-made sites are useful. Photo QUESTIONS WORTH ASKING Having a wealth of services to choose from is both good and bad. GENERAL-PURPOSE WEB SITES When it comes to creating personal sites, the former AOL-owned About.me is a great first option. But if one of your must-haves is themes, look elsewhere.
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Supersize your free cloud storage to 100GB or moreJust a few short years ago, cloud storage services that synced files and folders across multiple PCs and mobile devices were just a dream. But thanks to the rapid rise of entities like Dropbox, SugarSync, and Google Drive, cloud storage and syncing services are nearly ubiquitous today, acting as hard drives in the sky that help you do all kinds of things—such as creating a bulletproof (almost) backup system or turbocharging your productivity to blistering new levels—no matter where you are. If you have the space, that is. Truly wondrous setups require robust cloud storage capabilities, but that doesn’t mean you have to drop dollars for extra gigs. Most services offer free accounts with modest quantities of complimentary cloud storage. Here’s how to do it, along with some tips on how to manage your storage hoard to take advantage of each service’s unique properties. Getting started Setting up a personal supercloud can be tedious, depending on how many such services you already use. Amazon
Losing a Gorilla ClientA "client concentration" problem refers to having a single related source of work representing more than 25% of your gross profit (fees + markup income). That's usually the point at which the yellow light should blink on your financial dashboard. That same light should blink red if it moves to 35%, because my research shows that to be the median at which one-half of firms fail. You either had, have, or will have a gorilla client. First Step: Honesty When I talk about this to clients, the first thing they always say is this: "Yes, but all this related work is coming from different departments, and even different contacts in the same department. That's bullshit, if you'll pardon me, because it assumes that you'll lose the client because you don't treat them well or something. There is a vendor consolidation. The Hidden Dangers Losing a Client Well You're just as likely to lose a monster client as to land one, so here's how to do it well in a way that puts you on offense rather than defense.
9 Companies Doing Social Media Right and WhyIs your business experiencing the social media success you had hoped for? Are you curious what successful companies are actually doing to gain social media success? You’ve come to the right place. This article highlights nine companies (big and small) that have transformed their online presence by implementing innovative social media marketing. You’re sure to find inspiration for your social media efforts here. Look at the tactics these companies employ and don’t concentrate too much on the target audience. #1: Martell Home Builders Martell Home Builders is an Atlantic Canadian custom homebuilder. Martell started a content creation and blogging strategy to focus on their homebuyers’ needs. Notice in the image below the placement of their email capture box as well as their social media channel buttons. Note: Studies show that more people subscribe to blogs by email than RSS feed readers. In the image above, Martell's customers can track their contractor's location when they're on the job.
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