June 2012

How Your Reputation Builds Business

How can people do business with you if they don’t know you are in business? Or don’t know how qualified you are? Or don’t know what you stand for?

7 Ways to Increase Success of Organizations That Are Scaling Social Impact

In a world where social needs are increasing and resources decreasing, it’s critical to scale organizations that efficiently and effectively address social problems. For the last three years, the Social Impact Exchange has been convening leaders in the field to address this issue.

Build a Better Business by Listening

Building relationships is key to building a thriving business. The right relationships can help you:

  • enter new markets
  • expand product offerings
  • source suppliers and employees
  • spot challenges
  • grow the business

How One Social Entrepreneur Hopes to Avoid the Pitfalls on the Road to Doing Good

So you think you want to be a philanthropist or a social entrepreneur, to use your hard-earned talents to make the world a better place.

3 Ways to Increase Sales to Women-owned Businesses

In spite of their reputation as communicators and collaborators, women lag behind other small business owners when it comes to using social media and other online marketing tactics, according to Ditch Digital Dabbling: How Small Businesses + Nonprofits Can Master Online Marketing a survey conducted by Ventureneer (my company) and Message Medium.

How to Use Online Press Releases to Drive Website Traffic and Revenues

Andre Liu and his partners at MimoMonitors brought an online PR expert on board before they built their website. Online press releases and the reviews by bloggers and columnists that they generate are very important to them. In fact, they are virtually the only form of marketing the company does, other than appearances at a few trade shows.

Grow Your Business by Letting Go

Moving your business ahead may require that you step back … way back.

How to Use LinkedIn for Nonprofit Fundraising

LinkedIn isn’t some stodgy place where people post their resumes. It’s a no- to low-cost database that is a rich source of information about potential major donors, board members, employees, and strategic allies.