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Small business lending cools in April for fourth month - Reuters

Small business lending cools in April for fourth month - Reuters | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Small business lending cools in April for fourth monthReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - Lending to small business in the United States eased in April for the fourth month in a row as companies were hesitant to bulk up their operations, boding poorly for...

****** World financial problems are tightening cash. Squawkbox was talking depression this morning. Seems like we are nostalgic for the recession. This too shall pass :). Marty
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Go West Young Entrepreneur, Getting Startups Done May Require A Move West

Go West Young Entrepreneur, Getting Startups Done May Require A Move West | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

What are the big differences between the mid-west and San Francisco for an entrepreneur? DotLoop founder and CEO, Austin Allison explains the challenges of founding a company in Cincinnati and why he's making the move out west.

***** Afraid, based on recent conversations with Angels, VC, Lions and Tigers and Bears (oh my) this same "go west to get 'er done" dynamic exists here in Durham, NC. As much as I want to close my eyes, click my heals and have Durham be Austin of the east or Silicone Valley of the Pecos (or something) wishing doesn't make it so (and I look pretty fair ridiculous in Ruby Slippers (lol). Marty


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Sale Of Buddy Media Boost For Social Media Marketing - Forbes

Sale Of Buddy Media Boost For Social Media Marketing - Forbes | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

VentureBeatSale Of Buddy Media Would Be Boost For Social Media MarketingForbesSalesforce.com is on the verge of acquiring social media marketing company Buddy Media for more than $800 million, according to AllThingsD.

***** Wondered when Buddy Media CEO was all over Squawkbox during Facebook IPO trying to hold the flood line what was up. Now we know. Marty

Wednesday 5/30
Buddy Media is being sold to SalesForce confirmed on Squawkbox this morning and they mentioned their previous interview of Michael Lazerow, CEO.

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000088550&play=1

Lazerow talking Facebook in an intelligent if somewhat diminished way after the last few days and his company's sale since his motives are not as altruistic as first appeared since his company's sale was happening as he gave this interview.

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The Rise Of The Micro-Entrepreneurship Economy

The Rise Of The Micro-Entrepreneurship Economy | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Years ago, Russell Howze was working as a creative at an advertising agency in Atlanta when he got laid off due to budget cuts.

**** Cool thing about having no money is you think disruptively small. Marty


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Is SEO the Answer for Start-up Marketing?

Is SEO the Answer for Start-up Marketing? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Lately I’ve seen that a tight relationship between SEO and startups has been something of a foregone conclusion within the SEO industry: “Of course startups should be engaged in SEO!
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Brands and Branding More Important Than Ever - Forbes

Brands and Branding More Important Than Ever - Forbes | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Scott Goodson is the founder of StrawberryFrog. His first book, Uprising exploring Movement Marketing has been published by McGraw Hill.


**** Agree with this article immensely. As noise level goes up, and it is deafening and about to get worse, consumers seek short cuts, short hand and quick messaging to understand how to reduce the time it takes to parse information. Brands are the ultimate parsing tool, the ultimate shorthand.


Brands communicate complex messages in "short code" making them more important now than ever. We see a brand and understand a hundred things. The web seems to be a direct marketers dream with numbers associated with every action.


Don't be fooled, there are still things worth doing that can't and won't appear on any P&L. Brand building campaigns are out of favor because of the web's ability to seemingly allocate money to all activities.


Until Google Analytics is connected to my brain brand building will not be seen on a bottom line, but, as this excellent Forbes article points out, brands and branding have never been more important. Some things that cost money marketers must do out of love and trust. Good luck selling that idea to th C level (lol).
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HBR Puts Facebook Into Perspective

HBR Puts Facebook Into Perspective | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Every day brings some new bit of information — or hype — about social business. If you actively follow the social space, it's easy to get caught in the never-ending stream. If you don't, you may find all the talk about social overwhelming.
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Code Poet – New resource from the guys behind WordPress

Code Poet – New resource from the guys behind WordPress | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Sharing has always been at the heart of Automattic, the developers of WordPress. And now those developers are looking to give back to the community – in the true spirit of open source.
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In The Future, Everyone Will Be An Entrepreneur

In The Future, Everyone Will Be An Entrepreneur | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
We’re not in Silicon Valley anymore.

***** This seems right since the idea that any company is or can take create of you will increasingly seem strange and goofy (if even available). Seth Godin's Linchpin covers this trend the best I've read. Marty
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New Content Curation Tool: Learnist Is Pinterest For Learning

New Content Curation Tool: Learnist Is Pinterest For Learning | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Learnist is a new site (still in beta) that aims to be like Pinterest but for sharing learning resources.

On Learnist you can create pinboards of materials organized around a topic.

You can pin images, videos, and text to your boards by using the Leanist bookmarklet, by manually entering the URL of a resource, or by uploading materials to your boards.

 

 

From article by Mashable:

 

"Grockit's latest product re-configures online content such as YouTube videos, Wikipedia entries and ebooks into ordered lesson plans.

 

Unlike Pinterest, however, creators suggest a path in which to consume each content component. Users can check off each component as they go or “re-add” it to one of their own learnings.

 

Grockit founder Farbood Nivi argues that expert curation helps avoid the misinformation, hacked-together how-to articles and other useless content one must weed through in a typical Google search. It also provides a clear learning path and eventually, he hopes, will include some form of assessment..."

 

Read full article: http://j.mp/MGkVD2

 

Request an invite and try it here: http://learni.st

 


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Starting an E-Commerce Store — Not As Easy As You Think

Starting an E-Commerce Store — Not As Easy As You Think | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Ever thought bout building an e-commerce store or affiliate site? Make sure you put thought into these five crucial aspects of running that business.

***** Been there, done that and helped employers make millions and my one Martin Rule is everything online costs 3x what you think it will and takes at least 2x the amount of time. Easy is only what it looks like in the restaurant. In the kitchen people are killing themselves to make your Internet experience memorable and to create the advocacy needed to survive. Marty
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Teachers Making Money On Web Thanks To These Startups

Teachers Making Money On Web Thanks To These Startups | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

And the number of platforms offering or facilitating online courses, video and otherwise, (often free) is growing fast, including Khan Academy, 2tor, Udacity, Pathwright, StraighterLine, TED Ed, Course Hero, etc.

***** Cool and great. It is time for teachers to be an economically powerful force, or a force consistent with the power they create. Marty

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Mobile Startup Fun Machine - Saving The World One Game At A Time

Mobile Startup Fun Machine - Saving The World One Game At A Time | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Recent Stories: Game of Thrones brings the pain…and not in a good way (review) · Smash, grab, and steal from your friends in Fable Heroes (review) · Bloodforge brings a good, gory romp to Xbox Live Arcade (review) ...


**** Love this quote:


“We decided that launching our first game was more important than telling the world that we existed,” CEO Patrick Curry

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What VC Really Think When Saying NO To Your Startup

What VC Really Think When Saying NO To Your Startup | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Yesterday, my post went live on VentureBeat discussing the top 25 ways your startup will be turned down during fundraising.
Most times, however, what an investor says is just scratching the surface of...

VC really do think different and many times their no has more to do with that thinking than your idea. Why I prefer to bootstrap. Marty
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Collect Any Type of Web Content Into Visual Collections with the New Bundlr

Collect Any Type of Web Content Into Visual Collections with the New Bundlr | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

From Journalism.co.uk: "The content curation website Bundlr has just announced a new version of its service which allows for embedding of content from a wide range of sources.


By partnering with Embedly the site now supports over 200 sources of content, including Storify, Pinterest and Amazon, for users to add to their bundles.


Embedly is the service that the new version of Twitter uses to embed photographs and articles in your Twitter stream and is used by a host of other sites such as Reddit and Bitly and comes as a WordPress plugin.


While Bundlr was originally seen as an alternative to sites like Storify, which can be used to create stories from curated links and content, Bundlr's focus is now on creating a top-level resource for curated content around a story or topic."


(Source: Journalism.co.uk)


Try it out: http://bundlr.com/ 


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Great Women Entrepreneurs Getting It Done [INFOGRAPHIC]

Great Women Entrepreneurs Getting It Done [INFOGRAPHIC] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Via MBA@UNC MBA Online & Women 2.0 Courtesy of the MBA@UNC, the online mba program at the University of North Carolina  ...

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Showcase Your Pinterest Boards Inside Your Facebook Page with WooBox

Showcase Your Pinterest Boards Inside Your Facebook Page with WooBox | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Woobox is a web app which allows you to integrate and display inside any Facebook Page you manage, your full Pinterest board set (or a part of it).

 

In addition you can get stats on page views, likes and visitors and you can choose to show all of your boards or just the pins from a specific one.

 

The service is free and can be activated in a matter of seconds.

 

I have already activated it on my Facebook page here: http://facebook.com/RobinGoodItalia ;

 

Check it out: http://woobox.com/pinterest ;

 

***** Cool. Marty


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Gaia's comment, June 13, 2012 4:34 PM
I have 2 account in Fcaebook...how can I add the APp on my personal page ? It goes always in the wrong page!
Robin Good's comment, June 14, 2012 3:39 AM
Gaia, Woobox works only on your FB Pages, NOT on your FB profile. That's the reason why you can't get it to do what you want. It doesn't do that. :-)
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Mobli Wants To Be The Next Google - Forbes

Mobli Wants To Be The Next Google - Forbes | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg surprised everyone, including his board of directors, by snapping up Instagram with a $1 billion offer, people have been wondering: Who's next?

 

***** Google's castle is under seige (see my note on Google+ A No Brainer For Business Marketers on BI Revolution). Is Mobli the one to get across the moat and through the door? Marty


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Startup Success: Is Hard Work Enough? - Forbes

Startup Success: Is Hard Work Enough? - Forbes | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Even these big guys were seeds at one point in time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A good friend of mine has long argued that startups can succeed through vision and hard work.

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Your Story Is Your Marketing Strategy

Your Story Is Your Marketing Strategy | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Story is the thing every startup has that they rarely know they have. Most startups think marketing is something "out there" when marketing is always "in here". Marty
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Facebook worst IPO flop of the decade, Bloomberg says

Facebook worst IPO flop of the decade, Bloomberg says | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
A 13 percent drop in the social network's shares over its first five days of trading cinches its status, the news service reports. Read this blog post by Donna Tam on Internet & Media.
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Recorded Future Raises $12M To Realize Asimov's Dream

Recorded Future Raises $12M To Realize Asimov's Dream | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

There's a lot of talk these days about what you can do with "big data." Here's one of the more eye-catching uses: A startup called Recorded Future pulls data from around the Web to give customers a better handle on — that's right...

***** Interesting as we are hard on this idea of realizing Asimov's dream to predict the future too. There is a golden needle sitting somewhere in a field of haystacks because the future is about 20% conversion rates across multiple devices and across time and space not the paltry 4% most ecommerce sites strive for today. We will look back and laugh at how rough hewn our Internet marketing efforts were (are). Marty

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ScentTrail Marketing - First Profit Not Blog

ScentTrail Marketing - First Profit Not Blog | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

ScentTrail Marketing, my personal marketing blog, is the first Profit Not Blog. Please help Profit Not Bloggers save the world one blog at a time. Spread the word about the Profit Not Blog mission and our search. We need to find the 2nd, 3rd and 100th Profit Not Blogs.


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Disrupt NYC Day 1: Startup Smackdown

Disrupt NYC Day 1: Startup Smackdown | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Our very first day of Disrupt NYC is over and the conference started off with a bang.

**** Wish I had booked a trip to NYC for Disrupt 2012. Marty

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Is One Of These Start-Ups The Next Big Thing?

Is One Of These Start-Ups The Next Big Thing? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

The start-up scene is on fire, flooded with apps that are attracting backing from venture capitalists.

***** Think there is at least one Facebook junior in there. One they are missing is MINE, but working on it :).

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