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Summer Pie-Days (Bushwick Edition)

Friday, I planned to do my usual, hit Four and Twenty Blackbirds for a new tradition I’m calling Summer Pie-days. It’s a chance to sit down and think about small business marketing — what I can write, what resources I can create, how I can build connections. This Pie-day had different plans for me however. […]

Should You Tumblr?

I just spent the last weekend grilling my friend’s fourteen-year-old niece about her cohorts’ use of digital media. Did you know that teenagers don’t use email? They love Snapchat and something called Kick? And Facebook — never, ever Facebook! Everything changes so fast. Even my opinions about Tumblr. You may have heard a thing or […]

Fostering Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (A #SMW panel)

I attended quite a few events during Social Media Week, and I enjoyed them all immensely, but this particular event was one that I thought was worth sharing. It was hosted by American Express OPEN Forum, and featured speakers who come from the startup, venture funding and public policy worlds. How do we make the entrepreneurial environment […]

Don’t you wish getting your brand out on the web could be easy?

Everywhere I go I get the same sort of questions and comments from creative people, authors, filmmakers and small businesses. I know I need a website to showcase my (business/portfolio/startup) but where do I start? My cousin set me up with a WordPress site but I don’t like the template and I feel like my hands are […]