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Groupon Founder Andrew Mason Out as CEO
Leadership

Groupon Founder Andrew Mason Out as CEO

The embattled founder's memo to staff details why he was dismissed.
Jason Fell
Overcoming the Groupon Effect: How to Sell Merchants on Your Start-Up Deal Site
Marketing

Overcoming the Groupon Effect: How to Sell Merchants on Your Start-Up Deal Site

Faced with a glut of daily-deal sites, new entrants are having a tough time winning over merchants. Here's how to cut through the hype and build your client roster.
New Sheriff to Police Daily-Deal Industry: Good News for Businesses?
Marketing

New Sheriff to Police Daily-Deal Industry: Good News for Businesses?

The newly established Global Daily Deal Association wants daily-deal providers to do more than just improve consumer and merchant perceptions.
Mikal E. Belicove
How to Make Daily Deals Pay Off For Your Business
Marketing

How to Make Daily Deals Pay Off For Your Business

If you're interested in testing the social coupon waters, consider these four tips to help increase your likelihood of success.
Jeff Slutsky
The Three Worst Daily Deal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Marketing

The Three Worst Daily Deal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Some small companies have had nightmarish experiences working with sites like Groupon and others. Follow these tips to make your campaign a success.
Jonathan Blum
Groupon, Other Deal Sites Not a Good Deal for Small Businesses
Marketing

Groupon, Other Deal Sites Not a Good Deal for Small Businesses

A new report suggests voucher offers largely aren't shoring up new customers or sales.
Jason Fell
What Groupon's IPO Means for Your Startup
Finance

What Groupon's IPO Means for Your Startup

Groupon went public to overwhelming demand. But will the surge help melt the near-frozen IPO market?
Peter S. Cohan
Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble
Finance

Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble

Call it a bubble or not, Groupon's lower valuation may throw a wrench in it.
Diana Ransom
New Ways to Tap into Daily Deals Sites
Marketing

New Ways to Tap into Daily Deals Sites

Having to be accountable to merchants is driving a wave of innovation in the world of daily deals.
Mikal E. Belicove
Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?
Finance

Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?

The stock markets' sharp swings has perhaps derailed two major public offerings this summer. Here's what continued volatility could mean for other small companies seeking venture capital.
Carol Tice
Climbing on the Social Media IPO Bandwagon
Growth Strategies

Climbing on the Social Media IPO Bandwagon

The latest tech companies to go public have seen their share prices sink. Here's what the trend means for future tech IPOs.
Mikal E. Belicove
Starting a Business

Poggled Serves Up Local Deals for Drinkers

This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'
Jason Ankeny
Groupon Now and the Rise of the Real-Time Deal

Groupon Now and the Rise of the Real-Time Deal

What do you get when you combine the daily discount model with the urge of the impulse purchase? Merchants hope the answer is instant customers.
Brian Quinton
Why the Numbers Are Stacked Against Daily Deal Sites
Marketing

Why the Numbers Are Stacked Against Daily Deal Sites

Costly deals on unfocused group-buying sites with an audience full of bargain hunters is proving to be the wrong approach.
Mikal E. Belicove