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SNHU Teaming Up with Rethink Education Manchester, NH (March 22, 2017) - Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is teaming up with Rethink Education to create a new $15m seed fund which will invest in ed-tech start-up companies who are tackling some of the most pressing challenges in education. As leaders in education innovation, SNHU and Rethink Education hope their partnership will encourage the nation's best education entrepreneurs, researchers and technologists to explore new, innovative ways to improve access and affordability in the educational pipeline from K12 into the workforce. "Investing in this initiative with Rethink Education builds on SNHU's more than 85-year history of working to expand access to higher education for all students," said Paul LeBlanc, SNHU President. "We are looking forward to working with, and learning from, bright, passionate entrepreneurs working to solve problems in which we share an interest."
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Mechanizing business development with social media Last year, I set a goal of adding 100 followers each week starting at 2000. I crossed the 3500 follower mark on Twitter this week. I’ve fallen a bit behind that goal but I have a wonderful group of people who actively engage with me on Twitter who are interested in the same things I am. Creating Email Newsletters That Convert Do you send an email newsletter to help drive sales and revenue for your business? You’re not alone. In fact, according to our own research, email newsletters are still one of the most popular types of email campaigns marketers send. But do you know the different elements to include in your newsletter to get the best results? If not, you could be missing out on valuable clicks and sales. In this post, you'll learn you 6 key elements to include in your newsletter to help increase conversions and drive more sales & revenue.
2014 SaaS Survey (Part 1) - A Survey of key metrics in over 300 SaaS companies For the third year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 306 SaaS companies. This represents nearly double the # of respondents from last year, giving us deeper benchmarking data and insights to share on the growth and operations of the companies in this space. We also welcome this year the participation of OpenView, an expansion stage venture capital firm specializing in B2B Software, who brought additional support. I want to extend my personal thanks to the many readers of this blog who participated in the survey. My thanks also go out to David Spitz and his team at Pacific Crest Securities (@dspitz and @PacCrestSec, respectively on Twitter) for their hard work on the survey. Part 1 of the results of the survey, which focuses on growth rates and go-to-market trends, are posted below.