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11 Great Email Marketing Solutions

11 Great Email Marketing Solutions

Email Marketing

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What is your favorite email marketing solution right now? What is the reason you chose it over similar services? 1. StreamSend I like making everything into one simple stream —... read more

6 Tips for Successfully Running a Customer LinkedIn Group

6 Tips for Successfully Running a Customer LinkedIn Group

What tips do you have for running a successful LinkedIn group for your customers? 1. Seek Outside Involvement Check out other similar LinkedIn groups and see if you can get some of the professionals participating in them to join yours. Your groupwill gain credibility, and some of those experts’... read more

6 Biggest Challenges of Going Global

6 Biggest Challenges of Going Global

Startups

What is the biggest logistics-related challenge to taking a retail company global? 1. Covering Your Legal Bases Check with your attorney to make sure you are not triggering any additional legal requirements. For example, many countries... read more

10 Things to Include in a Project Post-Mortem

10 Things to Include in a Project Post-Mortem

Strategy

What should be included in a post-mortem meeting after a project is completed? 1. Use an Anonymous Survey At ZinePak, we’ve found both internal and external feedback on projects to be more... read more

16 Key Trends in Digital Marketing CMOs Should Embrace

16 Key Trends in Digital Marketing CMOs Should Embrace

Leadership

What is one trend in digital marketing that you believe all startup CMOs should be implementing in the next quarter? 1. Deeper Personalization Digital marketing is the perfect medium to spotlight your fans and show them how much... read more

8 Mobile Marketing Opportunities You Shouldn't Overlook

8 Mobile Marketing Opportunities You Shouldn’t Overlook

Digital Marketing

What is one mobile marketing opportunity startups should not overlook and why? 1. SMS Lead Capture These days you can use software like Infusionsoft to easily have prospects text in... read more

11 Ways to Show Your Early Adopters Thanks

11 Ways to Show Your Early Adopters Thanks

Strategy

What is one way I can show my community of early adopters that we care about their feedback? 1. Call Them Business owners love to hide behind their software and... read more

Actionable Advice for Producing and Marketing Effective Webinars

Actionable Advice for Producing and Marketing Effective Webinars

Marketing

Speaking in front of a crowd makes even the best of us shake at the knees. For many businesses though, webinars consistently prove to be an effective marketing and customer... read more

11 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Sales

11 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Sales

Startups

What is one thing most entrepreneurs do not understand about sales? 1. You Are Not Your Customer Only a very small percentage of entrepreneurs are the target customer for their... read more

8 Reasons Equity-Based Crowdfunding Isn't the Answer

8 Reasons Equity-Based Crowdfunding Isn’t the Answer

Strategy

What is one big pro (or con) that I should be aware of before seriously considering equity-based crowdfunding for my business? 1. Con: Inexperience and Time There are two potential... read more

11 Brands That Will Have a Major Impact on Your Business

11 Brands That Will Have a Major Impact on Your Business

Strategy

What is one established brand that you predict will have a major impact on the way we work by 2015? 1. Apple Apple products such as iPhones and iPads have... read more

10 Tips for Encouraging Your Customers to Post More Online Reviews

10 Tips for Encouraging Your Customers to Post More Online Reviews

Startups

What can I do to encourage more customers to post online reviews for my company on sites from Yelp to LinkedIn? 1. Send a Personal Note or Call Them Take... read more

12 Top Tools for Tracking Website Metrics

12 Top Tools for Tracking Website Metrics

Online Marketing

What is your favorite tool for tracking key website metrics and why? 1. SEO Site Tools SEO Site Tools is a great Chrome plug-in to use when checking website metrics for potential link... read more

8 Ways to Deal When an Employee Misfires on Social Media

8 Ways to Deal When an Employee Misfires on Social Media

Human Resources

What is your policy for major social/Internet faux pas made about your brand by employees? 1. Say ‘I’m Sorry’ The only “policy” we have is to own up to the... read more

11 Tools That Will Help Streamline Emails Among Your Team

11 Tools That Will Help Streamline Emails Among Your Team

Communications

Q. What tools (analog or otherwise) are you using to avoid email backlog among your team members? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an... read more