Archive for the 'Business' Category

In & Out of the (Marketing) Matrix

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

I had lunch last week with a friend, colleague and client, Sean Fenlon, who runs a very successful lead transfer business, Double Positive Marketing Group. They are a first generation “live” marketing company. They find qualified leads in a variety of industries and transfer them live via telephone to their clients for a fee. They’ve […]

Email, RSS & Push Communications

Monday, April 24th, 2006

With all of the noise around RSS being the “email killer,” I find it very interesting that publishers are really starting to embrace the fact that as popular as reading feeds are with feed reader apps like NewsGator and Blogline’s, the masses just aren’t showing up yet. People still prefer email as their primary form […]

Bootstrapping: A Preferred Method

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

My company just celebrated its 5th anniversary. Wow, that was fast, its scary how quickly 5 years have flown by! I must first say that I am very proud of everything we have accomplished so far, and I am even more excited about the future. Reaching this milestone got me thinking more about start ups, […]

Entrepreneurial Aspirations

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Yes, I am still alive :-) , just a short blog hiatus. I just received Mediapost’s “Just an Online Minute” written by editor Tobi Elkin. Today’s edition covers the results of Yahoo’s second annual survey of entrepreneurial aspirations, targeted towards the baby boomers. The results are interesting, 66% of the respondents have considered starting their own […]

Google’s 10-k Filing & The Media Company Debate

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

I ran across a few interesting posts in regards to Google this am. Of particular interest to me was the overview of their acquisition activity in 2005. All of the data and commentary stems from Google’s 10-k filing. Scott Devitt of Internet Stock Blog does a great analysis of the filing and points […]

Entrepreneurial Goodness

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Here is an interesting post to check out on the entrepreneur front - its dubbed “Entrepreneurial Proverbs”. There’s lots of good stuff to check out:

“Jump when you are more excited than afraid — lack of fear is irrational, and too much fear is debilitating. Make the jump into your business when you have considered the […]

Alive and Well

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

I read a great article in the New York Times this morning dubbed “Alive and Well in Silicon Alley.” The basic overview was that things are “buzzing” once again in NYC tech wise, and it goes without saying that thats a good sign. What I really found interesting, was that some of the companies mentioned […]

Doing Deals

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Michael has a great post on why most podcasting sponsorship deals are kept confidential:

I want podcasters to get paid their true worth. In many cases I am convinced that the people doing the deals are underselling the value. The more that people undersell the value – the more the market will come to accept those […]

Web Two Point O

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Here is a directory of 900 + web 2.0 sites in 50 categories. They have captured most of the good stuff and also link to a lot of new things. Check it out.

per Will Pate.

Burning Statistics

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

Feedburner makes me happy. This week they have released enhanced statistics for the both the free and paid versions. Right now, I am still using the free version but finally after using the service since Nov 04, I am going to make the leap to the $5/ month plan. Its about time! After learning about […]