How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. One of the many things you become expert at when you launch your own company and have no money is SEO. Tracy studied SEOMoz and several other online sources of SEO tips.

Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

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An entrepreneur having low self worth is the number one deterrent for a potential customer not buying into what you are selling. Typically entrepreneurs doubt themselves because they undervalue their offerings, but it isn’t about creating a product, setting a price and hoping people will buy.

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Innovation and Geography


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny.

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Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)

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Blogging is an important way to build an audience and also drive SEO traffic. I was an entrepreneur. Don’t just write a carbon copy of what somebody else is doing. OK, well, actually the first thing I did is come up with a list of 50 posts that I wanted to write.

Interview with Skyler Lucci, HeyTutor


With HeyTutor, we track those lessons, let you write notes down about your clients, we create a tutor profile for you and a hub. After you've done that, and see that it is working, as an entrepreneur, you really start to believe in your product. I did a cold outreach to Kevin, and funny enough, he told me something like SEO would never work. startup entrepreneur interview tutoring tutor marketplace matching capital venture heytutor lucci skyler

Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

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The starting point of product IS marketing, which is what a lot of young entrepreneurs that never studied business don’t realize. You might write a piece now and then that catches fire but there is nothing repeatable that would be useful for a business. Simply write a great book?

Pour And Stir II – Managing Your Cost Per Customer


As Marketing Guru Guy Gabriel of Idea Engineering points out in Max Brand , viral marketing has made many an entrepreneur terminally ill. Such Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is modern-day snake oil. Tags: Entrepreneur Strategic Planning The Fringe

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Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet


I feel too many people are discouraging, and as a result, too many entrepreneurs are discouraged and give up. You are writing about the essentials of business. I am planning right not to write a post about how startups often get SEO wrong.

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

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Because market is such a broad topic, I’m restricting these lessons to PR marketing (as opposed SEO, SEM, product marketing, etc.). I actually like finding entrepreneurs who are more circumspect, less braggadocios and generally more planned about their actions.

Why Your Marketing Campaign Sucks

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” Here’s what I mean … Let’s start with what it takes for a journalist to want to write a story. Do I have an “angle” from which to write the story (first company to do X, company does biggest X, consumer behavior is doing X)?

Interview with Gordon Gould, SmartyPants Vitamins


You and I are from a web background, and usually, when you run into problem--if you're not asking for something unreasonable like artificial intelligence--there is always a way to write some software, or put together a workaround to deal with the issue. If you want read about SEO, there are probably 30 million pages on the web about that. vitamin children nutrition startup entrepreneur interview media social vitamins smartpants gould gordon

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Mafia Sourcing – How Insider’s Game User Generated News

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but I wanted to be sure I wasn’t writing just for my mom. I care about quality entrepreneurs & investors engaging with me intellectually, not mob scenes. If I’m wrong please write a comment (even if anonymous). The Web.

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What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now?

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So I thought I’d write about out with what I would look for in a VC knowing what I know now and why. SEO marketing vs. social marketing. Most entrepreneurs I encounter seem to make their decisions more on perceived brand, past successes and ability to intro.

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Get to Know Richard de Silva of Highland Capital

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I took the opportunity this past week to publish summary notes of some of the VCs and entrepreneurs I had interviewed on This Week in VC. Back to regular writing this week so check back in. Are you thematic in your investing or entrepreneur focused? (11:40-14:15).

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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In our industry we applaud the efforts for entrepreneurs to have tried and we know that today’s failure can bring the experience for tomorrow’s success. The questions that a VC mulls before writing a check are precisely the questions you should be asking yourself. For example, if you’re going to build a travel planning website (as many, many startup entrepreneurs do) your basic research would be: How much do people spend on travel books / guides today?

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Angel Investing Skill 2 – Domain Knowledge

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This is the second article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). I like to invest where I have a personally strong connection with the entrepreneur and/or a strong intuition on the market from prior experience.

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This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

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It’s always fun chatting with Jason because he’s knowledgeable about the market, quick on topics and pushes me to talk more about VC / entrepreneur issues. What are the three most important lessons investors could pass along to first-time entrepreneurs raising money?

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Interview with Milo Sindell, Knowledge Genie


Instead of writing a book, we wanted to develop a platform to bring our methods to life, and scale our knowledge. One of our hopes, aside from creating a way to package knowledge, is to essentially allow entrepreneurs to create their own publishing company. In a way, it's kind of like a book I'm reading right now on web SEO, which was packaged form individual blogs. Tags: startup author entrepreneur interview genie knowledge sindell milo

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The 7 “Free” Ways to Get Traffic on the Web

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Helpful Resources about Search Engine Traffic : 68 Helpful SEO Tools. You can search Technorati to find the most popular blogs on the web across various categories.Make sure to reach out to bloggers personally and build a relationship.Leave comments on their posts, link to them from your site… do that and when you approach them to write about you, you’ll find a welcomed reception. The 7 Ways to Get (unpaid) Traffic on the Web. “If

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The 7 Ways to Get Traffic on the Web

Jason Nazar

Helpful Resources about Search Engine Traffic : 68 Helpful SEO Tools. Leave comments on their posts, link to them from your site… do that and when you approach them to write about you, you’ll find a welcomed reception.

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Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups


I am in the middle of writing up some of my thoughts on this and will post about it and let you know. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds.

The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics | Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

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Heres 5 steps to start exploring: View the "Best Of" list with 50+ essays on viral marketing, gaming, and ads » Get introduced: About this blog, why entrepreneurs and marketers recommend it » Receive updates by email or RSS feed or Twitter. Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen.

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