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Startup Tips

The 12 types of people you hate on LinkedIn

Who are you among these people?

You love LinkedIn. You stalk people on it before meetings. You use it to search for prospective employees. You read an article or two. You might even toss out a few brilliant thoughts to a group you belong to. Over the years ...

by Gene Marks  | March 21, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How to network effectively at events

Manage your time by choosing events most likely to be attended by people you're looking for.

Growing a thriving business requires branching out to find new contacts, including partners to work with, and customers to sell to. Networking is key to making this possible. Attending hundreds of events and exchanging countless business cards may lead to a few ...

by Eric Samson  | March 18, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

4 ways to keep 'social road rage' out of the workplace

Social Road Rage can ruin your day and hurt your ability to focus on your tasks. So, chill!

The number of virtual teams will continue to rise dramatically over the next few years, and with that rise, social collaboration tools will become more and more frequent in the workplace. Because these tools are designed to look and feel like social ...

by AndrewFilev  | March 11, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

5 questions that reveal the personality of someone you've just met

How such people react will speak volumes about the type of person standing in front of you.

Meeting new people is one of the best things in life. Every significant other, friend, boss, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance you have was once just a stranger. And when you first met that stranger, you could not have had any idea that you ...

by Jayson Demers  | February 29, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

The psychology behind why we like, share, and comment on Facebook (Infographic)

Learn more about the psychology behind the success of the social media.

If you’re like the rest of us, you share your friends' posts often. You like, you comment, you interact like crazy on Facebook, sometimes all day, almost as if it’s a knee-jerk reaction. But you’re not quite sure why.Why??? Why do you ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | July 25, 2015 11:00:00
Startup Tips

The 17 skills required to succeed as an entrepreneur

These must-have skills can make you successful in entrepreneurship.

There’s a question that haunts every would-be entrepreneur—and many actual entrepreneurs—every day: “How do I know if I have what it takes?” Yes, the Internet is full of ideas, tips, tricks and even awesome quotes. But do you actually have the skills? Find ...

by Sujan Patel  | June 23, 2015 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Which social media sites make sense for your business?

Consider the pros and cons of social media platforms before using those for your business.

In his book Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars, Mitch Myerson introduces you to 22 innovators who have redefined the developing landscape of online marketing. Learn how to master proven strategies, avoid costly mistakes and grow your business. In this edited ...

by Mitch Meyerson  | May 30, 2015 04:00:00
Startup Tips

How to network when you are socially awkward

Don't just wallow in the corner and wait for someone to talk to you. Reach out to others and take advantage of the networking opportunity.

When you're socially awkward and your social calendar shows it, setting goals like starting a business or leading a movement might seem impossible.  How can you possibly waltz into a crowded room and leave with a dozen business connections if you can ...

by Te-Erika Patterson  | April 14, 2015 12:00:00
Startup Tips

How to start conversation with strangers at a networking event

Networking is more than just giving out your business cards.

One of the best ways for entrepreneurs to socialize with colleagues, customers, and potential clients is at networking events. Corporate gatherings, conferences, happy hours, and cocktail parties provide an opportunity for you to meet new people and reconnect with old acquaintances.However, if ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | April 11, 2015 06:02:00
Business Ideas

The 5 most common social media mistakes that startups commit (Part I)

Consumers expect businesses to maintain an online presence.

Starting and growing your own business in this day and age, while difficult, can be really worthwhile. And unlike all those who came before you, there is one thing that serves as a true equalizer for businesses of all sizes and across ...

by KC Calpo  | August 01, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Making social entrepreneurship work

Social enterprises are getting the support they need.

The Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship (PReSEnt) Coalition of the Philippines organized a round table discussion entitled, “Why Buy SE?” in line with their campaign to increase awareness on social enterprises in the Philippines.Supporters of the campaign gathered together to share their ...

by Aira Quinones and Carmel Samson  | May 31, 2012 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Twitter your way to marketing success

Maximize both conventional and unconventional applications of Twitter to market your business

Twitter made significant news on April 17, 2009 when Oprah Winfrey made her first live update to its website on her highly popular TV show. The news came after Hollywood actor and Twitter fan Ashton Kutcher managed to beat the Twitter account ...

by JC Medina  | May 17, 2012 02:00:00
Startup Tips

10 essential rules for social media prowess (Part 2)

Social networking sites are a more practical way to reach potential clients.

According to Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics (Wiley, 2009), there are at least two reasons why social media is good for small businesses. First, as small businesses often have no budget to create their own websites, setting up accounts and fan pages ...

by Rocel Ann Junio  | March 13, 2012 08:00:00