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Every entrepreneur who comes to Whinot to get advice on their business issue gets a personal email from the owner. Some don’t respond. Others do and we exchange a number of emails with support you won’t see on Whinot.com. Here’s a quick peek inside. Continue reading
The detailed story of how a startup company with no website and less than $40K in annual revenue end up with mentions in Inc. Magazine, Mashable and the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading
My dad taught me my first pickup line.
It wasn’t, “Are your legs tired? Because you have been running through my mind all day.” Or the lesser known, “How much does a polar bear weigh?” (Answer: “Enough to break the ice.”)
It wasn’t a pickup line for women at all. It was a pickup line for new business: “Would you have any objection to reviewing your insurance plan with me some time?” Continue reading
Every year around New Year’s Eve, conversation at the family dinner table lasts a few hours longer so everyone can share their “flowers and weeds” of the previous year and their goals for the coming year. There are always a … Continue reading
By Kyle Hawke One of the disadvantages of crowdsourcing projects is that you will often be overwhelmed by the number of submissions to the project brief. If you are used to receiving three solutions that have been thoroughly evaluated by … Continue reading
By Kyle Hawke For startups and small businesses, it’s easy to forget that all revenue is not good revenue. When deciding on a customer base you want to pursue, there’s always a threat of overstretching your sales force and targeting … Continue reading
By Kyle Hawke Crowdsourcing. It’s becoming a hot topic, and it’s likely to be an enduring trend. To begin, what exactly is crowdsourcing? Simply put, it’s “asking the audience” instead of “phoning a friend.” It’s about taking work typically done … Continue reading