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Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

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Despite every challenge he had to face he was determined to see his stunt through the end and not give up. image EPA/Andrew Gombert. Amazing.

SEO for Startups

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I recently had a conversation with an pre-launch startup where they discussed how SEO was going to be really important for them. 1 25.0%

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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Many startup businesses – tech or otherwise – fail. Trying outrageous new things or even trying mundane things but in new ways but with extreme quality & innovation is what fuels the tech startup industry. But today I want to give you advice on how to decrease your odds of failure in a startup. Market Size.

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Practical SEO

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 -- Practical SEO To Get More Traffic and Exposure To Your Business Online. Hey guys, to kick start our first meetup, we will be hosting a presentation on SEO. Los Angeles Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs. See [link] (more

How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

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It’s a very important concept for me because in a startup you are constantly under pressure and have way too many distractions. Startup Advice

SpeakerText | Video to Text Conversions

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The content of a video can in many instances provide amazing sound bytes and SEO friendly lines that unfortunately never get tracked. New Media Social Media Startup Video AI card munch crowdsourcing Google Google Voice matt mireles matt swanson SEO speakertext transcription twillio tyler kieftVisit TechZulu for full story.

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

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I made every textbook mistake at my first startup, which is why I believe I was much more effective at my second one. Also be careful about VCs.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do.

Doing the Right Things is More Important than Doing Things Right

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Yesterday I wrote a post about top-down versus bottom-up thinking. Tags: Start-up Advice Let me give you an example.

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Making SEO and Paid Search Marketing Work for Startups

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 -- Making SEO and Paid Search Marketing Work for Startups. Join Stubbs Alderton and Markiles, LLP for this exclusive event! Speaker: Corey Quinn, VP Business Development, The Search Agency, Inc. See [link] (more

Tsavo Names General Manager For SEO Unit

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Santa Monica-based Tsavo Media, the new startup venture of former Userplane founder Michael Jones, said Tuesday that it has named Steve Schepke as General Manager of Tsavo Agency, a new unit focused on providing monetization services to content providers. SEO unit. According to Tsavo, Schepke joins Tsavo from Commission Junction.

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. SEO for Startups )? Partners?

Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right

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To do the right activities you need to start with a top down assessment with what you’re trying to achieve in your organization.

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

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If you’re a technology startup you need to excel at product, of course. When I first started blogging Digg was still at its peak.

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The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

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If all you ever do is create YouTube content then I agree – that’s not a viable startup business. Startup Lessons

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MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 12, 2007 MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point The NY Times did a piece today on MyShape, a start-up in Pasadena - Log in Your Measurements, and the Clothes May Fit. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Interesting Model for University President

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Its interesting to think about how universities might want to have their staff better aligned with moving ideas from the lab to start-ups. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Technology Advisor Technology Roles in Startups Pricing Customer Acquisition Sunk Costs and More -. and Ph.D.

Fireside Chat with Cameron Olthuis | VP of Search and Social Strategies at CBS Interactive

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Cameron will share his experience on Search and Social Strategies for Start ups. Topic: Search and Social Strategies for Start ups.

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Why The Haters are Wrong About Growth Hacking

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His quip to suggest this is all a slight-of-hand, trickery dreamed up by marketing b *s is quite clever if misguided. Startup Advice

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Render Media: Creating A Digital Publisher In The Social Age

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We caught up with co-founder and CEO Vic Belonogoff to learn more about Render Media, whose flagship site is Opposing Views. and $3.0 Thanks!

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

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We’re staring to get the hang of how to divide the show up into talking about deals but also talking about issues for entrepreneurs during funding.

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Why You Should Give Before You Get

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Later on he would offer to share his advice on SEO with other portfolio companies. Startup Advice ” I see it on Twitter. Then Get.

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Interview With Mike Mothner, Wpromote On Growth, Acquisitions

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We caught up with founder and CEO Mike Mothner --who we first interviewed back in 2007 --to catch up with the company, gets some hints and tips on growing a company, the challenges of bootstrapping, and why Wpromote hopes to be buying more companies in the future. What has helped you grow to the size where you are now? READ MORE>>.

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

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In the end it will be up to you to figure out what to do. SEO marketing vs. social marketing. Startups are hard. Of partner?

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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. Startup Advice

Biz2Beach To Stream Live Here On TechZulu

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Tony is currently Founder/CEO for Eventify, an LA-based startup creating a venue marketplace, and Visible Factors, an SEO consulting company.

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How to Solve the Biggest Frustration Marketers Have With Social

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And of course you could add up impressions by counting your the followers of everybody who had retweeted plus your own. Startup Advice

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The Next 5 Years: Possible Trends in Business Software

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During the past twenty five years, software programs utilized by business underwent tremendous changes. The use of a cloud holds many advantages.

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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. The new stuff: How do I get started? Yes. Be authentic.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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10 New York City startups we’re crazy about. Apple event rumor round-up: iPad Mini, iPad 3.5, Startups. Startups.

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How Tradesy Makes Selling Women's Clothing Simple, with Tracy DiNunzio

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That item is then live on Tradesy, and we clean up the image, add some additional data to the listing. What is Tradesy? That's what Tradesy is.

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Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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As a starting point you have to realize that investment firms (which a VC is) have management needs. That certainly works well for some.

Startup Business Model Considerations

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Fantastic post by Christian Gammill - Startup Delta Force… From a competitive perspective (e.g. Now, given our current economic crisis and VC ‘challenges’, the barriers to funding have gone up significantly as well. How’s that for duality. Business - how are you actually going to make money? many more (please comment below

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Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet

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I recently got together with Aaron Shechet and an early stage startup to discuss the direction the company might want to take. That's great.

First Ever Biz2Beach Presented by CallFire Hits The Ground Running!

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Tony Adam is the Founder and CEO of Eventify, an LA-based venue marketplace that began at LA Startup Weekend, and Visible Factors, an SEO consultancy.

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Organic Marketing for Startups

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Monday, January 17, 2011 -- Organic Marketing for Startups. Organic marketing, however, is a massively underleveraged and underinvested channel with powerful potential. See [link] (more

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Interview with Gordon Gould, SmartyPants Vitamins

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We feel we've build, from the ground up, an internet brand. If you want read about SEO, there are probably 30 million pages on the web about that. It's really exciting, and we're fired up. vitamin children nutrition startup entrepreneur interview media social vitamins smartpants gould gordonWe give it to our own kids.

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Guerilla Marketing, Brad Feld Style

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Serial entrepreneur, venture investor and startup accelerator pioneer Brad Feld has notoriously mocked traditional marketing throughout his career.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year. This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. It shows a lack of interest. Twice.