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    Kevin Rose on the Lesson He Learned from Digg

    by on September 26, 2011

    At one point not too long ago, Digg had hundreds of millions of people hitting the site daily, giving news stories a thumbs up or down, voting whether each piece should be prominently displayed online. Head honcho Kevin Rose graced the cover of Time magazine, …

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    Ashton Kutcher on What He Looks for in a Startup

    by on September 19, 2011

    On Sept. 19, Ashton Kutcher made his first appearance on the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men, replacing Charlie Sheen. Kutcher’s fictional role on the show as an internet billionaire isn’t a far cry from his real-life persona: Over the past few years, the ac…

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    Brian Solis on Making Sure Your Social Media Efforts Aren't Antisocial

    by on September 6, 2011

    Many companies work hard to build a following on Facebook and Twitter, yet their social media presence is often quite antisocial. So says Brian Solis, author of Engage! and the upcoming The End of Business As Usual. For more than a decade, Solis has been blog…

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    Ice Cream Shop Adds Flavor to Detroit Neighborhood

    by on August 23, 2011

    Detroit’s Eastern Market bustles with funky retail stores, a farmer’s market, and live music on Saturdays. But as Brittney Mabry and her family strolled through the popular outdoor shopping district in 90-degree weather one afternoon last summer, they real…

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    Fostering More Female Tech Entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

    by on August 22, 2011

    When it comes to women working in Silicon Valley technology businesses — particularly women at the helm — the numbers remain painfully small.

    Less than 5 percent of tech startups are founded by female entrepreneurs, estimates Shaherose Charania, co-founder …

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    Two Hot Tools for Blogging

    by on August 16, 2011

    A blog is a useful — and almost essential — marketing tool for almost any small business: Good blogs offer customers insight into your company and all the exciting things that are happening there, and they demonstrate and share your knowledge about your …

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    Looking at Customer Service 2.0 with Gripe and Tello

    by on July 25, 2011

    When customers are upset, they’re not necessarily turning to the Better Business Bureau anymore. With the explosion of social media, many have found that it can be equally effective to complain on Facebook and Twitter. Or just look at all the one and two …

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    How Sharing Resources Can Help Your Business

    by on July 18, 2011

    When Caterina Rindi needed a label maker for her small business, Mo Foods, she didn’t rush to the store to purchase one. She tapped NeighborGoods, a sharing site, to borrow one from another member.

    Rindi, whose business uses fruits and vegetables picked fro…

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