7 Lessons Learned from Getting Press for our Startup without Pitching

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This post originally appeared on PRTini. It was 6 years ago I was first introduced to the world of PR. I picked up an internship for Ruder Finn Interactive where I continued to freelance for about a year. At the time, twitter was just becoming known, blogger outreach was still considered an “innovative approach” and…

CMX Summit – A Full Day Event to Help You Become an Exceptional Community Builder

It’s been a little quiet on this blog for the last week. I took some time off for the holidays, but I’ve also been heads down working on a side project. That project is being announced today. It’s a new event focused on building true community. Here’s the announcement, originally posted on TheCommunityManager.com: Today we…

Dear Founders, Startups are Easier if You Write Every Day

I recently started writing every day. Since doing so, my life as a startup founder has become significantly easier. I’ve become increasingly happier, level-headed and a lot of good things have come our way as a result of writing (including revenue). Now I should caveat this blanket statement I just threw out with a few…

SHHH! How Silence Can Make you a Better Leader

This post originally appeared on the Feast Blog. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” – Viktor Frankl I recently discovered this simple concept and it has completely changed the way I communicate with people….

7 Signs You’re Fundraising Too Early

There’s a big problem in the startup world today: The perception around seed stage fundraising. Perhaps it’s the new¬†”American dream” of scaling like Zuckerberg or selling like Systrom, but every entrepreneur seems to think that if they’re going to make it big, they have to raise money asap. The amount of money you raise has…