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.
Locally owned businesses give communities a unique character but those businesses need loyal customers to survive.
Nondisclosure agreements are not the magic cloak many entrepreneurs imagine and often are simply counterproductive.
All signs point to the growing importance of social media, email and mobile devices for effective marketing.
It takes passion to leave a steady gig for the uncertainties of your own business but making the move successfully requires some level-headed strategy.
With a little creatiivity and attention to detail you can protect your own trademarks but the key is to be thorough.
There are, OMG, actual rules of etiquette you should observe.
Today, it's more about working for yourself than white picket fences.
Introducing yourself to at least five people and really, really listening will help you make a splash.
Going to a business conference or industry event can either be the biggest waste of time or the best thing you've ever done for your business.
Need a little pep talk? These inspirational quotes should get you in the right frame of mind.
Tony Robbins says understanding humanity's six basic needs can be an entrepreneurial game-changer.
If you're often chided to be nice and fit in, it might be a sign you should follow your own path.
A scant five years ago startups didn't have access to the analytics commonly available now. The Instagram team improvised ingeniously.
Stone and co-founder Evan Williams teamed up because they resonated and trusted great things would follow.
Entrepreneurs exalt listening to their gut but first study the data.
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