Learn to never handle a paper or email twice


Personal time management helps immensely to make a better manager of you and me. All of us have time management tips and tricks to help us get through the day. I have a mantra I try to live by, and it has helped me more than you know over the years. Close.

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Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact


Here is the most recent version of an all too common email inquiry from a startup founder. The above email is SO BAD that I feel compelled to treat this email as a special case so maybe I can help other founders before they send this email.

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GoCoin Adds Email, SMS Billing


Santa Monica-based GoCoin , the Bitcoin payment software developer headed by Steve Beauregard, said last week that it has added a new feature which lets merchants bill customers via email and SMS. The new feature allows merchants to request BitCoin and other digital currency payments via either an email or text, directly from a dashboard or an API. gocoin bitcoin ecommerce software email billing

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The Toxic Nature of Email

Both Sides of the Table

But what has really killed me is email. I live in email hell. And for the last few evenings I decided to get through email rather than blog. I’m always so completely behind on email. I have a love / hate relationship with email. Email is a chore.

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SendGrid Rolls Out New Triggered Email Service


SendGrid , the email infrastructure and delivery provider which has a big development office in Orange County, said Thursday that it has launched a new service that helps marketers send out emails to their customers, based on their activities and actions. The new service, Threads by SendGrid , allows marketers to craft how emails are send to users, based on what websites they view, what features they are using, mobile app activity, and more.

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SendGrid Extends Into Email Marketing


Anaheim- and Boulder, Colorado-based SendGrid , which develops email delivery services and software, is making a big expansion today, into email marketing. SendGrid said it has launched a brand new, email marketing service which is aimed at marketers looking to reliably send high volumes of mail. SendGrid said the new service is aimed at displacing current, email marketing service providers, who the company said have been holding users "hostage" with their high prices.

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How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

Both Sides of the Table

We all get a lot of email. For important emails we hope for replies or action. If you do the math on the number of inbound emails you get multiplied by the time it would take to read them all and respond to those that expect a reply you would be astounded.

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SaneBox Takes On Email Overload


A new startup focused on taming email overload has recently emerged, and looks to have some LA connections. SaneBox has recently launched an email plugin which works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and other email programs, and helps users filter, set up reminders, unsubscribe to unwanted email lists, and much more. sanebox email overload gmail filter

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Service Objects Takes On Email Validation


If you''re a business with a big database of email contacts, Santa Barbara-based Service Objects has a new product for you. According to the company, it has launched a new email validation product, DOTS Email Validation 3, which helps companies identify fraudulent and invalid email addresses in their databases. The company said its tool uses approximately 50 proprietary tests to identify bogus email addresses for companies.

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SaneBox Rolls Out New Email Follow Up Tool


Venice, California-based email software developer Sanebox , which develops software to help you prioritize and respond to emails, has just rolled out a new feature which might just help you keep on top of that email monster. The company aid its new SaneNoReplies software helps users track which emails they need to follow up with, flagging those emails where you were expecting a response, but never got one.

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Contur Takes On Email Sorting, Organization


Are you overwhelmed with too many emails in your inbox? A new startup, Contur , launching out of the StartEngine accelerator program today, said that it has created a service which helps users organize their emails by task, projects, and more. The startup--which bills itself as a "virtual assistant for email"--said it will offer up its service to professional power users who receive more than 100 emails per day, via a Windows desktop application.

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Embarke Raises $1.25M For Email MarketingTools


The company develops a tool to optimize emails for better open rates, helping marketers to better segment and understand their users, optimize the time of delivery for each user, and more. embarke venture capital funding seed email marketing optimization San Diego-based Embarke has raised $1.25M in a funding round, which the company''s founder said came from a number of venture capitalists and angel investors.

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Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

Both Sides of the Table

Email. Ah, email. I’ve taken to saying, “Email is our personal to-do list that anybody adds to – whether they know us or not.” I have taken to limiting my outbound email. Yet email seems to be an open invitation to anybody.

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SaneBox's New Tool, SaneConnect, Finds Warmer Intros Using Email


Venice, California-based SaneBox , the developer of email tools to help users better manage the flood of emails in their inbox, has rolled out a new product it says can help better figure out who in your company can make a warm intro to potential customers and partners. The company said the new tool looks at email headers, how often and how many emails have been exchanged, and more based on the domain of a company you want an introduction into.

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reqallable's Software Lets Google Glass Users Read, Handle Email Automatically


reQall , the developer of smart applications for Google Glass--founded by former Apple executive Rao Machiraju--has released reqallable, its application for Google Glass which automatically handles email and text messages for users. According to reQall, its context aware app intelligently identifies critical information in email, and allows Google Glass wearers to reply to email and act on that information. reqall reqallable context aware email google glass apple mchiraju

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Email Marketing | 5 Ways to Keep Them Coming Back

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One of the hardest parts of email marketing is building a subscriber base and getting them to open your emails but that’s only half the battle. The goal of email marketing is opening a conversation and turning that conversation into a relationship.

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The four “P’s” to help you build a great business


So, here’s one to help you with squeezing the most out of your own available resources. Email readers, continue here…] Then there is the third “P” – performance. How do you manage a great business, as opposed to be a survivor? Well, here are the four areas you should focus upon every day. Now, some of us remember things better when given a catchy phrase or rhyme.

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Helping Colleagues in Their Time of Need

Both Sides of the Table

I felt excited to write because it’s a cathartic outlet for me and saves me from doing email. Don’t feel obligated but when a community acts to help a colleague in need it’s surprising what an impact can be made with a large amount of small contributions. I had a bunch of topics teed up now that I’m back in LA after 2 weeks of constant travel. But no words would come out this weekend.

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Two most powerful words: “Help me.”


There is a bit of the teacher in all of us, and a request for help is a natural trigger to bring this out. And there should be an equal – if not stronger – bit of a student in each of us as well, allowing us to drop our egos a notch and actually ask for help when we need it.

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Why You Should Think Twice Before You Send That Intro Email

Both Sides of the Table

And in most cases I would heed Fred Wilson’s advice about the “double opt-in” email for intros – where you ask for permission before green-lighting an unsolicited introductions. At best “over introducers” are driven by a sincere desire to help other people.

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4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads


Here are some of our top recommendations to get you started: Email Finder Tool – Voila Norbert. The result will appear in a panel below the search fields, indicating if it’s a 100 percent confirmed email address.

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Contur Getting Set To Beta Automatic Email Organizer


Los Angeles-based Contur , the email organization software developer recently launched out of StartEngine, told its users that it's getting set to release its automatic email organizer. The firm said that its software is now able to sort emails automatically into inboxes 80 percent of the time, and is getting set for a closed beta of the new service. The company's software is aimed at helping users organize their emails by task, projects, and more.

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Help your employees to grow through their position.


Email readers, continue here…] The answer coming from the best of breed in corporate personnel management is to form a trusted bond with that openly-identified employee, helping that person to manage his or her career within and preparing to follow the company experience.

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Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us

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Whenever I’m trying out new restaurants I always feel compelled to check Zagat & Yelp and then STILL email friends to ask their POV on my top 3-4 choices. Help me cut through the clutter. Recommendation Slicing. The Internet has a problem. It’s one you know well.

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How to Ask for Help, Favors and Intros

Both Sides of the Table

An entrepreneur recently sent me an @ reply message on Twitter asking for some help with a decision coming up in his business. I get these frequently via Twitter, Facebook or email. I provided my email address and he sent me a 688 word email (e.g. Most of us want to help.

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j2 Global Buys Excel Micro For Email Security


Los Angeles-based j2 Global , the diversified Internet and online services firm led by Hemi Zucker, has gobbled up yet another Internet services company, saying it has acquired cloud email security and archiving provider Excel Micro. j2 Global said the acquisition will help expand its U.S. and Canadian email security customer base.

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How Catalog Is Helping SMBs Compete Against Big Brands


Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based Catalog (www.catalog.cc), a startup developing artificial intelligence software to help independent visual artists scale their content production efforts, announced it raised $1.5M Unlike working with an agency, which involves lots of emails and phone calls, they just come to our website, sign up, and submit some information on their brand, how they want us to create content, as well as some brand guidelines.

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Why Mommy Bloggers Can Help Your Business

Eric Greenspan

We’ve included a link to their site, an email address (very hard to come by) and a social profile link. You can learn more about our Mommy Blogger list by simply dropping me an email to eric at zodiac805 dot com or contact me through my company at www.zodiac805.com. There are over 4,500 influential Mommy Bloggers covering topics from pregnancy to child raising to education. Some write about relationships and others about sex.

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Tips to Help you Think About Sales at Your Startup

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should you email before you call? Sales. It’s the lifeblood of any organization and yet most startups don’t have any sales DNA on their teams. It’s important enough that I dedicate a tab on my blog to startup sales & marketing.

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This is the Dumbest Op Ed I’ve Read in a While

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Having read his latest op-ed on email I know why I erred towards the side of of not loving his book as much as some did. Apparently he’s an “organizational psychologist professor and thinks that it’s rude not to answer email. But apparently Adam thinks any email?—?from email

Help your associates advance their careers.


We cannot legally stand in the way of an employee resigning to pursue a dream, but we can leave a bad taste with that person and chip away at our corporate culture by not cooperating or even helping the employee move on. . Email readers continue here.] Five years later, I received an email from Tom. In one of the most understated several word paragraphs in history, I responded by email, “Gee, Tom.

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Please Help My Friend Colin Recover His Kidnapped Children #noorramsay

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Colin is being supported by his Senator John Kerry and has received help from Vice President Biden and Attorney General, Eric Holder. What can you do to help Colin? If you know any way to help (friends in government or any other ways you could recommend) please email me.

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The Director of the CIA’s Email was Hacked By a Teenager: Here’s How

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election cycle well and truly heating up, it’s hard to go a day without hearing about Hillary Clinton’s secret basement email gaffe. There he gathered every credential he needed to break into John Brennan’s private email account, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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How ContractSafe Wants To Help You Get Your Legal Docs In Order, With Ken Button


To address that disaster, Ken Button and Randy Bishop�two veterans of the startup industry�created ContractSafe (www.contractsafe.com), a new online service aimed at helping companies to tame that mess and manage and store their contracts in the cloud. At least once a week, and email would go around to the whole team, on who has the latest version of XYZ contract, or do we have an NDA with so and so.

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Earny Gets $9M To Help Users Save Money When Prices Drop


Santa Monica-based Earny , a startup which scans your email for receipts and automatically applies for refunds when the prices of your purchases drop, has raised $9M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Mayfield, and also included Comcast Ventures and Science Inc. Earny is also part of Silicon Valley Bank's Commerce.Innovated startup accelerator. READ MORE>>. earny receipt refund ecommerce venture capital mayfield