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Growth Hacking Your Personal Brand

Growth hacking refers to employing unusual, and often bold, techniques to bolster the growth of a business, or even your personal brand. This is done by bypassing the usual channels of marketing. Companies that have done this successfully employed a mix of integrated...

4 Steps to Keep Feedback From Being Useless

We live in a churning sea of feedback. Comment boxes appear on web pages like graffiti on a boxcar. Swirling around us are emoticons with thumbs-up signs, clapping hands, OK signs, happy faces, sad faces -- the list goes on. Many websites ask you to take a brief...

This is why you need a co-founder for your startup

There are many things that you should consider before you launch your startup, but choosing should or should not embrace the idea of starting with a co-founder (in some cases even co-founders) is one of the essential decisions you must take. As we like to check the...

Startup Somali: 10 hiring hacks for start-ups

  Finding people who can help build and grow your business is invaluable, but it can be painful. Follow these tips and tricks to help you hire superstars 1. Hiring starts with you Think of every person within a business as a LEGO block, and you need to make sure...

6 Tips For A Simple & Effective Online Marketing Strategy

You need to be promoting your business all the time, everywhere and to as many people as you possibly can. Here are my top 6 tips on how to create a simple, but effective, online marketing strategy. Tip #1: Free Web Applications I focus specifically on Google, because...

DEMOCRATIZING STARTUP INVESTMENT

 BY: AMANDA JACOBSON — We founded Village Capital in 2009 with the goal to democratize entrepreneurship. The core thesis: entrepreneurs who are building businesses just may be the best equipped to decide who receives early-stage investments. We have always believed...

Startup Ecosystem Development

Startup Ecosystem Development Most organizations in the ecosystem have a similar base process, that begins at some stage in the startups lifetime journey from an idea to a successful growth company and ends at another stage of the journey. Between that time the...

Startup Marketing

Startup Marketing 4 Modern Methods To Promoting Your Startup On A Budget So, how should you go about promoting yourself with a limited budget? Here are four approaches to get your brand out there without emptying the bank. You’ve got an amazing product or service, so...

Business Funding

How To Find Investors At Events As an Entrepreneur or a Startup business you need to be networking online and in person, events are a great place to start building connections with experts and influencers. Once a relationship has been built they might be able to help...