The 5 Best Storytelling Tools for Startups

Storytelling is an essential ingredient to building a business. It’s the most effective way to transmit information, make it memorable, and encourage people to take action. That’s why most ads tell stories. But you can actually benefit from storytelling without…

Starting a Meth Business is a Lot Like Starting a Regular Business

Aside from being a fascinating, well-written story full of action and drama, there’s another reason I really like Breaking Bad: I have a secret fascination with understanding the economics of niche industries. The meth industry is no exception. Actually, I’m…

How to Grow Your Startup Into a Powerhouse in Less Than 3 Years Entrepreneur.com has posted a series of articles titled marketing like the big brands. The link above is to the last article of the series where author Jim…

Blog post series: 17 years of an Internet startup. Interesting? A one question survey at reddit. Please share! Thanks!

Five Successful Startups That Started As Blogs From Entrepreneur.com Is it worth building out a functioning prototype to validate your startup idea Here are five successful startups that began life as blogs…

New Feature: Filtering posts by hashtags

We’ve added a new feature to teamspir.it – a really useful one in fact: All users are now able to include hashtags (keywords – known from twitter – with a leading “#”, e. g. #exampleHashtag) in their posts. These are…

Define one or two simple high-level goals that (a) everyone can understand and (b) allow for your team to adjust tactics to achieve them. One way that you can grow your business with the discipline of a marine. (via fastcompany)

Update: Reminder Mails and Day Selection for Status Update Mails

I’ve mentioned it already in my last post: Today we’ve released a new version of teamspir.it including a new feature: reminder mails. From now on we’ll send short messages to the teamspir.it users to remind them of writing posts in their…

In the first weeks after the official launch of teamspir.it, we were already lucky to receive some very valuable user feedback. While we’ve implemented some smaller updates, we’re now thinking about the next enhancements. The first extension will be a…

It takes 66 days until an action becomes something you do without thinking. So start with easy, micro-goals and be patient. Here, a few tips on building super productive habits. (via fastcompany)