Top 9 Business & Professional Books that I Recommend

Here’s my current list of favorite business/professional books that I recommend over and over again: Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value, by Daniel Isenberg. The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace, by Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner. Starting a Tech Business: A Practical Guide […]

Daniel Isenberg’s Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid book

I’m pleased and proud as my brother, Daniel Isenberg, launches his new book this week. [What follows is a shameless plug but I also think Dan has written a timely, interesting, and relevant book.] Dan’s book, Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value by Daniel Isenberg, is fresh off Harvard Business Review Press […]

SBA webinar – Social Media: Helping You Get Started

Looking for a free 1-hour video webinar on social media? Here’s a good one from SBA (U.S. Small Business Association). This video webinar is targeted to the small business owner who doesn’t know much about social media. [For more information and context, see below the video box.] The U.S. Small Business Administration and the W20 Group, […]

Six Essential Pages — Website Basics 101

Do you know which essential pages your business website should have? This presentation gives an overview of the SIX essential pages that your website — any business website — should have. This presentation covers best practices and conventions about these pages:what are they, why should you have them, and what should be on them. Here’s the […]

What’s Web Equity and How’s Yours?

One of my coolest new discoveries recently is this infographic to the right about Web Equity — Owning Your Digital Presence, courtesy of Mike Blumenthal. (Click on image to enlarge, click again to enlarge more.) In one infographic, you can see an overview of many basics that contribute to your strong online marketing and search engine […]

Less Hostess, More Sushi? (Wisdom from Alex Cowan)

  I appreciated Alex Cowan’s recent blog post called “Less Hostess, More Sushi. In this post, Cowan discusses providing more content for freelancers, so I took note. The post presents six ideas — he calls them “Freelancing Products” — that leverage Design Thinking, and Lean Startup. He writes that the six ideas are “highly a) sellable b) […]

Reviewing a new client’s “online stuff”

Today I had a very satisfying initial strategy meeting with a new client. After we met, I realized that the meeting typified what I love to do best: Helping a business client review their online stuff, and discuss plans, best practices, and strategies to improve it. What’s online stuff, and what does that mean, anyway? […]