Guest

Business Development In the Post-Recession Market

By: Guest | February 8, 2011 | 
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Barbara Weaver Smith is founder and president of The Whale Hunters, a strategic sales coaching company that helps small businesses grow fast by selling bigger deals to bigger customers. What are you doing to be a post-recession winner? Historically, we know that recessions spur innovation, big ideas, new products, and new services that propel small companies to greatness.  Small companies benefit more than larger companies, simply [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

BlogDash Launches; Offers Relationship-Based Alternative

By: Gini Dietrich | February 8, 2011 | 
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Every once a while a tool comes around and you think, “I have to have that!” And you have to have it so much, you’re willing to pay for it (cough, see yesterday’s blog post, cough). Well, that’s the case with BlogDash. Truth be told, I was first enticed by David Spinks. I like him a whole bunch and I was curious what he had up [&hellip... Read More
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Love Drop: Making Money By Giving It Away

By: Guest | February 7, 2011 | 
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Nate St. Pierre is the founder of ItStartsWith.Us, a global group of people committed to changing the world in just 15 minutes a week. I probably read only about 10 blogs regularly (oh, the horror!), and Spin Sucks is one of them. The main reason I come here is for all the straight talk from smart people. Gini Dietrich leads the charge, and the rest of [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Not for Free: Why We’ll Pay for Content

By: Gini Dietrich | February 7, 2011 | 
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Yeah. I know. I spend a lot of time reading the blogs at Harvard Business Review. I can’t help it. So much of what they write is so far from reality that it’s great for me to read what they’re thinking in think tanks without any real world application. They have the university approach – really smart people who get theory, but have never applied it. [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Monkeys, Ice Cream, and Everything In Between

By: Gini Dietrich | February 5, 2011 | 
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Back to our regularly scheduled programming, albeit a week late. I’ve been thinking about this series and I know it’s being received well because of the traffic numbers, but I hate “Top Five Stories for Week Ending XXX.” We need a new name. Danny Brown has Sunday Brunch. Beth Harte has Saturday Morning Reads. Lisa Barone has Weekend Coffee Links. Ingrid Abboud has SuperPost Sunday. And [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Kenneth Cole Demonstrates How Not to Use Twitter

By: Gini Dietrich | February 4, 2011 | 
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled #FollowFriday to bring you the Kenneth Cole Twitter fiasco. Typically I would wait until Monday to write about it, but it’s unfolding as I write this and it’s too important to wait. Plus…it’s a PR nightmare and you all know how much I love a good crisis! But, first. Allow me to tell you a story about Habitat, the furniture company [&hellip... Read More
Guest

The Art of Marketing

By: Guest | February 3, 2011 | 
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Annelise Loevlie loves to laugh, ski, write, do BIZ, create, and a whole lotta other things that won’t fit in a two line bio. This summer I met a man who changed his name because of a book he read. Hans Lysglimt (“Light-Shine”) formally Hans “Something else”, was a stoic, chisel-faced Norwegian who, over a Las Vegas salade Nicoise and a watered down iced tea, brought [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

New Facebook Setting Secures Your Data On Open Wireless

By: Gini Dietrich | February 3, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time but, I was so excited yesterday with the big Chicago blizzard, I took a video of the main streets that look like a war zone instead of answering a question. But the camera work is very Blair Witch Project-ish so I figured I’d do a real blog post and, if you really want to watch it, it’s only 43 [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

The Google Art Project, Free Access to Museums

By: Arment Dietrich | February 2, 2011 | 
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While most of the Midwest works from home today, I’m going to tour the Tate Britain in London, the Museum Kampa in Prague, then maybe putz around at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian in D.C., and I might end my journey with the MoMA here in NYC. Google did it again.  They’ve opened the doors for people like me (art-lovers-with-no-money-to-travel) to explore some of the [&hellip... Read More