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5 Marketing Statistics that You Should Not Ignore in 2016

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  5 Marketing Statistics that You Should Not Ignore in 2016 Have you been keeping up with the latest digital marketing trends for this year? If you are like most, it can be tough to find the time to stay abreast of the best practices and techniques to keep in mind. This can place you at a very real disadvantage and you could soon find that your organization is suffering as a result. To save time and energy, let's take a look at the top five trends which experts believe will dominate the remainder of this year.   Marketing Automation [...]

The 7 Free Secrets of Internet Marketing

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The 7 Secrets of Internet Marketing Businesses are spending more and more of their marketing dollars on Internet marketing. And while some aspects of Internet marketing are the same as traditional marketing, others are not. Here are seven things you need to know for your Internet marketing to be successful. Many marketers have been shifting their marketing budgets to the web over the past few years. Marketing online allows you to target specific audiences and easily track return on investment, commonly referred to as ROI. Unlike traditional marketing methods, results of Internet marketing campaigns are almost immediate. This allows you [...]

When Timing is the Critical Path: How Founders can Identify that a Market Network is Primed for Development

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Written by Shantanu Mittal Market Networks have been studied and defined in great detail, most notably by James Currier of NFX Guild.  (pro-tip:  If you don’t know what a market network is, read James’ post before continuing on.) Here at Bee Partners, we have been at the forefront of investing in market networks through early investments in companies like Tradesy, Building Connected, and Vacatia, and have even seen other marketplaces in our portfolio transition towards a more market-network like approach. I was introduced to this concept when I first joined Bee and am fascinated by its power to help startups achieve scale so quickly.   [...]

Market Networks| Markethive| James Currier and Nir Eyal

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How I learned about market networks from James Currier, Nir Eyal, and the NFX Guild I’m going to share with you how I came across a great group of Entrepreneurs called NFX Guild and the idea of Market Networks which unveiled Markethive. I must first tip my hat to this group of professionals whom I have yet to meet face to face.  This group of investors and pioneers in their chosen fields have no clue to the fact that they have changed my life forever. I will first start with some members of the group. Mind you I have never met [...]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Networking

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Networking In today’s techno technology-obsessed, social media and networking have become an intricate part of daily life. Social networks are websites and phone apps that allow people to create a personal profile, upload pictures of their life, update their status, and share information. These are very powerful mediums that have the ability to cause some great things, as well as some very bad things, to happen. Let’s look at all of the pros and cons surrounding social networks. The Advantages of Social Networking 1. Staying In Touch As we grow older, friends, family, and people [...]

American Imperialism (corruption and Obama) has finally destroyed America

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Barack Obama may have finally destroyed America’s #1 advantage In July 1944, just weeks after the successful Allied invasion of Normandy, hundreds of delegates from around the world gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to determine the future of the global financial system. The vision was simple: America would be the center of the universe, and every other nation would revolve around the US. This arrangement ultimately led to the US dollar being the world’s dominant reserve currency which still remains today. Whenever a Brazilian merchant pays a Korean supplier, that deal is negotiated and settled in US dollars. Oil. [...]

What is Cryptocurrency?

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A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange like normal currencies such as USD, but designed for the purpose of exchanging digital information through a process made possible by certain principles of cryptography. Cryptography is used to secure the transactions and to control the creation of new coins. The first cryptocurrency to be created wasBitcoin back in 2009. Today there are hundreds of other cryptocurrencies, often referred to as Altcoins. Put another way, cryptocurrency is electricity converted into lines of code with monetary value. In the simplest of forms, cryptocurrency is digital currency. Unlike centralized banking, like the Federal Reserve System, where governments control the value of [...]

Market-Network: A New Type of Business Model

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Market-Network: A New Type of Business Model Social network. Marketplace. SaaS. These buzzwords are no longer synonyms of massive business opportunities. The gold rush has already happened. But a new business model has emerged. Market-networks are hybrid animals: part social network, part marketplace, part SaaS. [1] It’s a social network. Professionals use profile pages to showcase their work and demonstrate their credibility. They also connect with each other and build relationships. It’s a marketplace. Professionals come online together to find other parties with whom they can do business. It’s a SaaS tool. Professionals use the tools on the top of [...]

7 Ways To Accelerate Your Success As An Entrepreneur

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7 Ways To Accelerate Your Success As An Entrepreneur   age Credit | Huffingtonpost   There are two types of entrepreneurs. And knowing which one you are is critical to your development. There is the entrepreneur that just works hard. Someone who puts in unthinkable hours, is completely confident in their business, creates detailed plans – but at the end of the day, never seems to have much to show for it. And then there is the entrepreneur who works smart. They put in as many hours as is required, only plan as much as needed, are confident but not delusional, [...]

The Valentus Connection

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I have known Dave Jordan for several years now. He is a brilliant and empathetic man. We have much in common. He is the founder and CEO of Valentus. I was once a distributor when they launched. I terminated that distributorship for several reasons. I was poorly matched to my sponsor. He was simply unprofessional and I exercised the 6 month rule and terminated my position with plans to return after 6 months to seek a better sponsor. The CEO of the company and I see eye to eye regarding customer centricity and what a customer centric MLM company should [...]