There has been a lot of talk recently about downed markets, a new depression
, revenue generation
, and the collapse of massive corporations. Negative attitude has been spreading like wildfire through the ranks of my social communities, as well as, my offline social circles. I was pleased to find… Continue
Added by Kyle Lacy on September 30, 2008 at 9:59pm —
If you are going to China soon on business there are a couple to things you should know. I your passport must be valid for at least 6 months or they will not let you on the plane. If you buy your ticket on line they will not ask this so be sure to check. They will not let you on the plane. Tickets cost enough these days without missing the flight. second... make sure you have a Visa. This is required to get into Mainland China but not to get into Hong Kong. So they will let you on a plane to… Continue
Added by Ron Read on September 30, 2008 at 4:14pm —
Going Green is a phrase that is everywhere today. You are probably exposed to the phrase 100 times a day if not more. Why because it is the current beacon that shines innovation to the market place. The old marketing message was new and improved. Many small businesses start because they define a new product or market space. Many of these companies are successful because their innovation also brings savings or efficiencies. This is what my company has done. My product defines a new market space… Continue
Added by Chris Reed on September 30, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I went to my second meeting of a group of Smoosiers today (my first was the Writers Group), and I loved it! I met old friends, made a couple of new ones, hopefully made a new business contact and thoroughly enjoyed myself. If any of you have been meaning to go to a Smaller Indiana event, I encourage you to do so. Thanks, Pat Coyle, for everything you've created with this network.
Added by Cindy Dashnaw on September 30, 2008 at 2:43pm —
This morning I discovered Kyle Lacy's video blog. Kyle is a social media evangelist who owns an online marketing company in Carmel, IN, and he has definitely been one of the key people who have shown me the ropes with social media. Kyle's 'Vlog' (actually I hate that term - I'll stick to calling it a video blog) is fantastic, because he seems to be differentiating it from his standard text blog. In his traditional blog he discusses various online topics, marketing topics, interesting posts on… Continue
Added by Colin Clark on September 30, 2008 at 12:28pm —
The other day I heard on the radio that John McCain is uncomfortable discussing his faith in public. My mom is like that, too. She was raised Lutheran and thinks faith is a personal thing one does not discuss outside of the church community.
I volunteer on the marketing committee for The Garden,
a progressive worship experience affiliated with… Continue
Added by Amy Stark on September 30, 2008 at 11:00am —
For those who know me, you know I've had this idea for a while that Indy should have some type of architecture tours available for visitors and locals. Since there aren't hordes of tourists every day of the week to justify daily guided tours like they have in New York, one way to do provide something is to create self-guided tours using mobile device technology such as the iPod. I've looked around for a while and talked to a lot of people about it and never found anything like this that exists… Continue
Added by Aaron M. Renn on September 30, 2008 at 7:40am —
Hello, I’m Rod Serling.
No, I’m not. Actually, I am Cissi Sherlock. My imaginary story is that as I was walking through wherever I was walking though recently, I overheard an interesting conversation. The cell phone of one of the ladies standing close by began to ring. She answered.
First the lady said to her friend, “Oh, wait a minute. My phone is ringing.”
Then she answered her phone. “Hello!”, she said as she waived goodbye to her friend.
And now… Continue
Added by Cissi Sherlock on September 30, 2008 at 2:00am —
I recently designed some business cards for Cavalier Rodworks
, a custom fishing rod company near New Orleans and a client of mine. I wanted to get feedback from fellow Smoosiers. Which designs do you like best and why? (See photo below.)…
Added by Alessandra Souers on September 30, 2008 at 12:30am —
Thank you to Brad Ward at SquaredPeg
for his post entitled, Resistance
. In his post, Brad quotes Seth Godin:
"It's easy to be against something that you are afraid of.…
Added by Kyle Lacy on September 29, 2008 at 6:59pm —
I just quick linked over to THESTREET.com and Cramer's take on the financial bailout, knowing that Cramer is the eternal realitst and BLAMMO! He's thrown in the towel seemingly?!
Cramer says essentially.... without a massive government intervention the free market is in for:
"Without it, the stock market will now reflect a series of assumptions:
1. worldwide… Continue
Added by Grant Z Price on September 29, 2008 at 3:30pm —
STILLNESS sits above my heart,
Deep and unmoving.
It waits where the waves
of my breath flow past
for me to find myself.
There is a moment
When silence calls.
I touch my hand to my chest,
breathe again, and smile.
Added by Daniel Andrew Young on September 29, 2008 at 1:11pm —
BOSTON (September 25, 2008) – Almost 60 percent of Americans interact with companies on a social media Web site, and one in four interact more than once per week. These are among the findings of the 2008 Cone Business in Social Media Study.
According to the survey, 93 percent of Americans believe a company should have a presence in social media, while an overwhelming 85 percent believe a company should not only be present but also interact with its consumers via social media. In… Continue
Added by Pat Coyle on September 29, 2008 at 10:11am —
I realize I haven't been super active on this site recently. I can't say I really know why, except that I haven't been compelled to engage recently. I talked to Kyle Lacy about it and he said I should post a blog about how why I'm not using the site, not that anyone is really paying attention to my activity! But when I wrote this blog, below, I thought it might make sense to post here. Hopefully I can re-engage as part of my strategy below.
6 Ideas On Growing A Business In A… Continue
Added by Jeb Banner on September 29, 2008 at 10:00am —
Added by Greg Cross on September 28, 2008 at 10:28pm —
After having an INTENSE conversation with Amy Magan at the prom last night, we choose to revisit the issue of the plight senior citizens and the February 2009 digital transition on Smaller Indiana. I am so compassionate about this cause that I tear up as I type. We cannot leave anyone out during this digital upgrade in this digital age. Our senior citizens are like children when it comes to the transition to technology originally meant to make our lives easier.
I hope that by raising… Continue
Added by Cissi Sherlock on September 28, 2008 at 9:00am —
Added by Kyle Lacy on September 26, 2008 at 11:00pm —
So the reality is no one wants to talk about the sting the economy is taking on their businesses. I am happy for those of you that are finding your business is on track even bringing in higher revenues than projected. That's clearly not the norm right now. Given all the recent failures and bailouts lets be serious and remove the blinders. Telling yourself you've recession-proofed your business may be denial.
I just returned from a two-trip trade show that started in Vegas and ended… Continue
Added by Brett Healey on September 26, 2008 at 10:32pm —
Google is celebrating their 10th B'day by giving away $10 million
They are encouraging people from all over the world to submit transformative ideas and up to five ideas will be selected. There are eight categories and minimal criteria.
Do you have an idea that could change the… Continue
Added by Amy Stark on September 26, 2008 at 9:10pm —
Examiner.com wants Indianapolis bloggers.
Check out my first post
and see if this site is for you. You must apply and be accepted, then be prepared to post two to three times a week, but you do have the potential to get paid (based on page views).
Let me know what happens!
Added by Cindy Dashnaw on September 26, 2008 at 8:12pm —