John Rampton

John Rampton

Entrepreneur and Connector

An entrepreneur and connector, John Rampton is the managing editor of search-engine marketing news site Search Engine Journal and founder of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Adogy, a marketing company specializing in helping startups. He also serves as an advisor to several startups in Silicon Valley.

7 Ways to Relieve Boredom by Hustling for Extra Cash
Marketing

7 Ways to Relieve Boredom by Hustling for Extra Cash

Staring out the window at work? Little too much time on social media? The hours won't drag when you fill them making a some extra money.
5 Signs From Childhood That You Were Destined to Be an Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneurs

5 Signs From Childhood That You Were Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Everyone is freeto become an entrepreneur but it seems some people really never had an alternative.
4 Excuses Holding You Back From Being an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs

4 Excuses Holding You Back From Being an Entrepreneur

Everybody is scared to leave their cozy job and nobody starts a business with enough money. Overcoming those worries is what makes an entrepreneur.
Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits in Common
Business Circle

Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits in Common

Maybe being an entrepreneur is in your DNA but, even if it's not, it's in your power to succeed at it.
What's the Smarter Move, Start My Business or Stay in School?
Education

What's the Smarter Move, Start My Business or Stay in School?

If you know in your heart you want to be an entrepreneur, weigh carefully whether the value of college outweighs the debt you'll carry when you graduate.
5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap
Debt

5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap

It's as hard to avoid borrowing money as it is to make it when you're getting started, but both are possible.
4 Fundamental Strategies for Launching a Successful Ecommerce Startup
Success Strategies

4 Fundamental Strategies for Launching a Successful Ecommerce Startup

Success is never guaranteed but when we get the basics right, it is much more likely.
11 Strong Signs You're About to Be Canned
Managing Employees

11 Strong Signs You're About to Be Canned

If it all sounds familiar by number six, stop reading and get busy on LinkedIn.
25 Reasons I Will Not Invest in Your Startup
Financing

25 Reasons I Will Not Invest in Your Startup

What's the point in losing money on purpose? Here are some telltale clues that your business is not a sound proposition.
8 Hacks to Become a Better Entrepreneur
Productivity

8 Hacks to Become a Better Entrepreneur

These small tips and new approaches can boost creativity, enhance productivity and help make you into the business owner who you've always wanted to be.
9 Signs You Should (Maybe) Quit Your Job Now
Change

9 Signs You Should (Maybe) Quit Your Job Now

Are you stuck pondering, "Should I leave my current position or just hang in there?" Consider these key signals.
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How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)
Productivity

How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)

The heads of some of America's biggest companies divulge their personal and work habits.
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3 Ways to Transform Yourself Into the Entrepreneur You Want to Be
Leadership Qualities

3 Ways to Transform Yourself Into the Entrepreneur You Want to Be

Are you a passionate, resilient and assertive new business owner? Even so, perhaps you're lacking in these critical areas that could help you become the best in your field.
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5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team
Hiring

5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

A serial entrepreneur shares his insights on creating an organization that rocks.
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 5 Startups to Watch at Y Combinator's Demo Day
Investing

5 Startups to Watch at Y Combinator's Demo Day

An investor's preview of the companies that have caught his eye at the Californian accelerator's summer event.