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Brainstorm free or low-cost marketing ideas

Let's get together and brainstorm ways we can get the word out about our products on a low or no budget. Grab a cup of coffee and bring your best marketing-on-the-cheap ideas! Location: Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St, Mountain View, CA Time: 9-10:30 am Date: September 28, 2012

What’s your story?

On June 19th, Shelly Gordon, from G2 Communications Inc., will share her insights on the ‘How to turn my problem solving idea into a remarkable story.' Great PR is about developing great stories of influence that journalists, bloggers, etc. want to write about and your market wants to read/view/listen to. Bring your questions on: How

Tristan Kromer on ‘User Experience as Customer Development’.

On August 19th, 2011, at the Bootstrappers Breakfast in San Francisco (8 am , Sandbox Suites,567 Sutter St, SF), Tristan Kromer will discuss: Using personas to accelerate and improve the Customer Development process Deploying information radiators to facilitate company learning Tristan Kromer has spent 16 years in marketing, product development, business development, IT security, music,

How to nominate a business for a Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal award

Winning awards can bring visibility to your business and help you win and retain clients.  So begin by looking for award programs that recognizing excellence in your field. Here is one source to sign up for to receive an e-mail notification when Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal launch the nomination process for their awards.

Mark Florant on “Business Development for Startups” July 20

You’ve started your business, now what? -- How well do you understand the market you are in? Mark Florant, will discuss a number of key issues you should be thinking about: Understanding the size of your market: current key players/competitors, and customers. Selling into your market: decision makers—who are they, targeting different exec. levels/areas within

Bootstrappers Breakfast Notes San Francisco April 7, 2010

I moderated last week’s meetup of Bootstrappers’ Breakfast at Bouding Bakery in Embarcadero 4, and once again we had a great meeting.  Attendees brought a very diverse background.  Software developers, social media gurus, marketing and business consultants, and lawyers all came armed with unique perspectives as attendees took turns introducing themselves, their businesses, and their