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Why You Need to Reinvest Half of What You Earn Back Into Your Company

Why You Need to Reinvest Half of What You Earn Back Into Your Company | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
By putting money back into your business, you can help it grow quickly, learn from your mistakes and allows you to hire people to scale it even more.

Just a few years ago, I was saddled with $30,000 in student-loan debt after dropping out of college and taking on freelance jobs just to get by. Now, at the age of 28, I run a website that’s on pace to bring in millions of dollars this year.

People often ask how I turned a hobby blog into a lucrative business, and the answer is simple: Since the blog began bringing in money in 2011, I’ve reinvested half that revenue back into the business each year.

Here’s why reinvesting is the best thing you can do for your business, plus examples of how I’ve applied this strategy to my company. Read more: click image or title.




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You can either reinvest in your own company or work with outside money: loans, investors, VC money... Your own investments will always pay of better in the end.

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Tips for Startups on Raising Old Money and Crowdfunding - SiliconHills

Tips for Startups on Raising Old Money and Crowdfunding - SiliconHills | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Old real estate and oil money in town invested in San Antonio’s Rackspace early on, said Stephanie Chandler, partner with Jackson-Walker.

It was one of the first cases of old San Antonio money backing a startup technology venture here, she said.

Now with Geekdom, a technology incubator and accelerator in downtown San Antonio, the goal is to get even more local investment into startups, Chandler said.

“Over the last ten years there’s a much more significant uptick in what families are doing,” in investing in startup deals, she said. “Five years ago, we didn’t have the Rackspace founders looking at deals.”

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Here's a good look at an upcoming startup hub: Austin/San Antonio, and the funding situation for startups there as seen by an insider.

The new opportunities created by crowdfunding and the eagerness of 'old money' to play into new trends and profits. Combine that with the new requirements of equity crowdfunding, and you have a good and informative article.

Interesting read for any startup to see how 'smart money' thinks.

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50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management - Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management - Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
These 50 social media monitoring and management tools help you gather intelligence about your social media marketing efforts.
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Some great new tools here.


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10 Things Every Customer Wants

10 Things Every Customer Wants | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Surprisingly, the best price and best value is at the bottom of the customer's priority list. See what's at the top.


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Business Startup Funding made easy by Growthink's Dave Lavinsky

Business Startup Funding made easy by Growthink's Dave Lavinsky | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Interview with Growthink's founder Dave Lavinsky about Business Startup Funding, Marketing & Exiting a Profitable Business
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VCs Advise U.S. Tech Startups To Go East Or Else - A Big Reverse - Forbes.com

VCs Advise U.S. Tech Startups To Go East Or Else - A Big Reverse - Forbes.com | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

What’s a U.S. tech startup without an Asian growth strategy? That’s what Silicon Valley venture capitalists want to know.

A panel discussion of leading Sand Hill Road investors at Silicon Dragon agreed they wouldn’t invest in a U.S. tech startup that has no plan to expand or operate in Asia’s emerging markets. That’s understandable given the growth curve of many of the region’s still-fast growth markets, their large-sized Internet and mobile sectors, and the entrepreneurial energy found in China, Korea and increasingly, India. The pace in Beijing, Bangalore and Seoul, in particular, can make Palo Alto seem a little sleepy. Plus, innovations are coming far more often from Asia’s leading tech hubs than even just a few years ago.

No savvy founder of a tech startup wants to be left behind — ask Guru Gowrappan of Quixey. See earlier post, Guru.

Several of the venture investors at the recent Silicon Dragon forum in the Valley have portfolio companies that are benefiting from a go-Asia strategy. They include some big name investors – Softbank and GGV Capital among them – both of them early investors in Alibaba.  See Silicon Dragon Video of VC panel discussion: Go East or Else.

The panel included Hany Nada of GGV, Chris Evdemon of Innovation Works, Eric Hsia of Translink Capital, Eric Kim of Goodwater Capital, Teddy Himler of Softbank and David Yuan of Redpoint Ventures.

The Go East trend has gained momentum as Alibaba showed the way by becoming mainstream. Now, mobile search app provider Quixey, TV remote app maker Peel, messaging app Tango and wearable device maker Misfit (to name a few) are scaling up with an Asian strategic plan.

Most of them are being led by their venture investor who have significant networks in the regions and can get, say Alibaba, Renren, Tencent to back their emerging companies.

By Rebecca Fannin on Forbes.




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7 Big Facebook Changes You Should Know About for a Better Facebook Strategy

7 Big Facebook Changes You Should Know About for a Better Facebook Strategy | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Facebook changes so fast, I often miss new features or updates to existing ones. Since there have been a few changes recently, I thought it would be helpful to do a bit of a wrap-up of what Facebook’s been up to.

1. Images are now bigger and wider – Here are the right sizes to use

Some recent changes to how Facebook displays thumbnail images mean that we need to be more aware of the size and aspect ration of any pictures we post. Because Facebook will automatically resize images that don’t match its specifications, we really need to remember these details for our images to look right.

The aspect ratio is very specific: image widths need to be 1.91 times the height. This will mean the image scales perfectly in both the desktop News Feed and on mobile. Images are now larger when shown in the News Feed, so keeping the aspect ratio right will make sure your images look great wherever the user sees them.

Recommended image sizes have also changed for Facebook’s desktop News Feed and mobile views. For the News Feed, Facebook recommends thumbnail images of 400×209 pixels. Images that are smaller than these dimensions will be resized to either 154×154 or 90×90 pixels.

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Facebook is important in many people's lifes. As a company you need to keep up with the technicalities, what are the changes that apply to you and that are important for your FB presence.


There are even some tips here that are important for our own personal FB usage.


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From the ability to edit posts to auto-play for videos, lots of new changes to Facebook's News Feed are coming. They're mostly important to people using it in strategic ways, but could also be of interest to those wondering how FB decides what you see in your feed.

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The Sandwich That Ate the World - Inc.

The Sandwich That Ate the World - Inc. | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
The founder of the world's largest restaurant chain explains how Subway became ubiquitous, and why surpassing his biggest rival came as something as a letdown.
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If you really intend to build a successful company like this, take a look at this presentation from Dave Lavinsky, President of Growthink, the company that has helped many entrepreneurs and startups to grow into million dollar businesses.


Dave explains how to access the information to grow an 8-figure business.


Dave has created tools and products to 'cut the corners', to avoid the most common mistakes, and to go for the 'home-runs'. He created funding formulas, his 'Insider Circle', the 'Growthink University', and much more.


Take 20 minutes of your time and watch his 8-figure presentation:

https://growthink.infusionsoft.com/go/8ff/gt4045/ Good info.

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How to Establish a Niche Marketing Strategy

How to Establish a Niche Marketing Strategy | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Niche marketing, in its simplest definition, is actively appealing to target audience by offering products or services of particular interest to the audience.
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Need a business plan template? Find it here: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/free-business-plan-template.html

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