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When we launched our sports network, we faced the same question you that startups face everyday: “How so I drive traffic to my website?” Sports is as highly competitive online as it is offline. Like you, we were focused on getting noticed by our ideal customers within a crowded and fiercely competitive environment. In sports, [...]

The Three Traffic Sources For Startups

I was recently re-reading Randall Stross’s book, The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Most Exclusive School for Startups. Inside is a quote from Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham about growth rates for start-up A good growth rate during YC is 5-7% a week. If you can hit 10% a week you’re doing exceptionally well. If [...]

I have been a huge fan of ABC’s Shark Tank since it first aired in 2009. The show quickly became the most-watched TV show in our home as we discussed valuations of the companies and what we thought of the products and sales pitches. Shark Tank made becoming an entrepreneur cool, and when ABC announced [...]

Last week I received the exciting news that I had been accepted in Alpha Loft’s Startup Fundamentals Course. For those who are not familiar with Alpha Loft, they are dedicated to accelerating the development of early-stage, scalable businesses in New Hampshire. According to the syllabus, the startup fundamentals course will: “teach New Hampshire entrepreneurs core [...]