Jason Ankeny

Jason Ankeny

Chicago-based writer Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of Fiercemobile content, a daily electronic newsletter dedicated to mobile media, applications and marketing.

ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App
Growth Strategies

ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App

The payroll giant is offering a mobile app that lets employees of its U.S. clients check and manage their HR, payroll and benefits information from their smart phones.
How to Build a Mobile App for Your Business
Technology

How to Build a Mobile App for Your Business

Consider these five tips to create an app in a matter of minutes using a turnkey platform.
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How One Small Company Outsourced IT to a Cloud-Computing Platform
Technology

How One Small Company Outsourced IT to a Cloud-Computing Platform

MindShift brings the cloud-computing concept down to earth, so that small firms like Salo can see big IT improvements.
How One Small Company Is Using QR Codes
Marketing

How One Small Company Is Using QR Codes

Why startups like Sacre Bleu believe quick response codes to extend its branding and deliver information at the point of sale. Are QR codes the next big thing in mobile marketing?
Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival
Entrepreneurs

Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival

How one determined developer is helping restore the creative spirit of Nashville's downtown scene.
Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol
Growth Strategies

Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the TV show American Pickers, is leveraging a popular passion for the past to build the multimedia empire of the future.
Four Tips for Getting Started in a Collectibles Business
Starting a Business

Four Tips for Getting Started in a Collectibles Business

The ability to discern treasure from trash is only one aspect of succeeding in the antiques and nostalgia market.
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Behind the Scenes With 'American Pickers' in Nashville
Entrepreneurs

Behind the Scenes With 'American Pickers' in Nashville

How a commercial shoot for the History Channel's hit show brought several blocks of downtown Nashville to a halt one hot summer afternoon.
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A New iPhone App Gives Local Businesses Marketing Muscle

A New iPhone App Gives Local Businesses Marketing Muscle

Local business marketing goes mobile via MerchantCircle. How it works for one computer-repair shop that makes house calls.
How Wildfire Helped One Small Business Power Its Social Media Campaign
Technology

How Wildfire Helped One Small Business Power Its Social Media Campaign

Original Joe's adds fuel to its online marketing strategy using a tool from Wildfire that helps businesses boost their social media status.
How Angry Birds Set Up Its Online Store with Shopify

How Angry Birds Set Up Its Online Store with Shopify

How digital commerce platform Shopify helped Angry Birds creator Rovio Mobile spread its wings into licensed merchandise sales.
Starting a Business

Poggled Serves Up Local Deals for Drinkers

This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'
How an Art Gallery Created an Online Store for Social Shopping

How an Art Gallery Created an Online Store for Social Shopping

Moontoast's digital platform helps affinity brands like Nashville's Arts Company translate Facebook fan fervor into online revenue.
How Square Is Helping Businesses Save on Transaction Fees
Finance

How Square Is Helping Businesses Save on Transaction Fees

Forget clunky credit-card processing systems -- all you need is a smartphone and a new device to cut card-processing expenses.
How Small Companies Are Marketing Through Facebook
Marketing

How Small Companies Are Marketing Through Facebook

Facebook is proving itself a small-business marketing force. Here are three examples of how it's working.