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.
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.
Grow Your Business
Growth is the goal of every startup but when it comes, it brings its own challenges.
As long as there has been an online community, there have been people abusing anonymity simply to inflict hurt and harm. A lot has been learned about them.
Customer Relationship Management
Random complaints or compliments are no substitute for systematically keeping tabs what your customers have to say.
Businesses have been launched in dorm rooms and some, famously, have been launched by college drop outs. The cost in time and money of a degree are serious considerations.
Build your web page, button hole strangers, offer deep discounts, whatever it takes to make that first sale is worth doing.
Building a team and generating the revenue to pay for growth preoccupy businesses of all sizes.
With a little luck and the guidance of science, you have a very good chance of celebrating your 100th birthday.
The best newtorking strategy is to think first of what you have to offer.
Parents have many opportunities in the ordinary course of family life to teach the life skills that lead to success and fulfillment.
Hackers, like burglars, seek easy targets. Even basic steps significantly increase your security.
Even those ridiculed liberal arts degrees are a better foundation for being an entrepreneur than many despairing graduates realize.
The secret to having warm, loving, trustworthy people in our lives is to first become that sort of person.
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