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Content Marketing

38 Facebook Marketing Strategies for Growth and Sales

People are looking for too many quick fixes and growth hacks out there that will magically do the work for them. The thing about Facebook, though, is that there’s no quick fix for sustainable growth from Facebook. Facebook marketing is

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Founder Success

Why Learning About Startup Failure is Critical to Succeed

If you’re thinking of starting a startup or you’re already a startup founder, then this post will help you discover why learning about startup failure is critical to startup succeed. The startup world is very inclusive, but it’s also a

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Minimum Viable Product

How to Build a Minimum Viable Product

In this post, I’ll discuss steps to building an MVP, seven ways of how you can build a minimum viable product, and I provide resources and insights to help you do it and continue thereafter. Background A minimum viable product

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Company Culture

25 Keys to Startup Success & Founder’s Success

Today we’re discussing 25 keys to startup success because only 10% of startups succeed overall and that means 90% of startups fail. Moreover, 75% of venture-backed startups fail, and our goal at StartupDevKit is to empower everyone to be as

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Growth

7 Ways to Use Twitter to Grow Your Startup’s Tribe

If you’re looking to make an impact on Twitter and get more sales for your startup, then you’re going to want to learn Twitter marketing strategies to grow your business. Twitter is one of the most popular marketing channels to

Conversion Rate Optimization

4 Steps to Optimizing for Clicks and Conversions with Google Adwords

When it comes to optimizing conversions with Google Adwords, there are four steps that you’ll learn about in this post. When properly implemented, these steps will enable you to create better ads that convert more visitors into leads and/or more

Business Model

10 Popular Business Models for B2B & B2C Startups with Pricing Tips

Now it’s time to figure out which business model to use for your startup. In this article, we’ll talk about each of the ten business models, with current examples of popular companies that use them. These business models don’t necessarily

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How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup

Learning how to start a startup is important to your success. In this article, you’ll learn the step-by-step process to move forward with your startup idea. And, we provide you with details and resources to help you within almost every

Co-Founders

How to Find Co-Founders & What to Look For

You’re here because you’re wondering, “where do I meet co-founders for my startup?” And with a shift into looking online over in-person due to the coronavirus, it’s even more crucial that you know how to find co-founders and what to

Content Marketing

The Definitive Guide to B2B Content Marketing

B2B content marketing is one of the best ways to demonstrate authority, provide value to users, and get leads. But if the art and/or science of it is unclear to you, then you should definitely be reading this guide so

Growth

How to Raise Venture Capital for Early-Stage Startups

Knowing when to seek venture capital (VC) and how to do it are two of the most important things to know before when approaching investors for any investment. Many startups are trying to fundraise the wrong way and they’re wasting

Conversion Rate Optimization

How to Create Email Nurture Campaigns for Your Startup

If you’re like any founder or marketer with a growth-based mindset, then you want to maximize your results when you get leads. Who wouldn’t? And that’s because numbers matter for a startup, but it’s having the right kind of numbers.

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Growth

14 Viral Marketing Tools to Get Traffic and Leads Fast

Viral marketing tools are one of the best ways to get traffic and leads and within your niche fast. What’s great about viral marketing is the huge impact it has in generating buzz for your business or startup that can

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115 Startup Quotes from Successful High-Level Founders

Startup quotes are a great way to learn from those who have been there and done that. And getting bite-sized advice from startup founders can be quite impactful and memorable. However, not every startup quote applies to all, so it’s

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Analytics

34 Types of Startup Metrics to Measure (with Examples)

Startup metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) are important to understand and keep track of so your startup can measure, analyze, and grow your business using data, rather than blindly trying to grow. But not all key performance indicators were

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Founder Success

Raising Venture Capital: What Startups Need Before Fundraising

Startups often approach raising venture capital (VC) prematurely by attempting to talk to investors about their idea.  They think they have the next billion-dollar startup idea, but they have nothing to show for it because it’s just an idea. There

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How to Start a Startup

Naming a Startup – How to Name One & Why It Matters

Naming a startup is an important process and it often does not change after its name has been used, so you’ll want to get it right the first time. That’s why it’s a very critical step for new founders creating

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How to Start a Startup

The Top 4 Ways To Do Startup Idea Validation

In this post, we show you four ways of how you can test and validate your startup idea.  Hopefully, it’s a really awesome idea! Since 42% of startups fail from building products or services with no market need, it’s important

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How to Start a Startup

What is a Startup and What are the Types of Startups?

Have you ever wondered, what is a startup and what are the types of startups? Therefore, as leaders in the space, StartupDevKit is setting the record straight by defining what is a startup and what isn’t a startup. We’re also

Content Marketing

14 Startup Marketing Strategies to Use on Social Media

Social media marketing is more important for startups now than ever before and creating the right strategy can make or break your ability to succeed with your startup. With social media network sizes in the billions of users, we have

Business Development

How to Write a Great Startup Executive Summary

This is a best-practices guide to learn how to write a great startup executive summary for your startup or business and you can get a template for writing an executive summary too. There are two main purposes for writing an

Co-Founders

How to Create a Startup Culture of Excellence

Startup culture starts at the very beginning of a startup’s creation before it’s even a company through the founders’ vision of how it should be run. However, if a startup doesn’t have a formal approach to startup culture yet, then

Customer Profiles and Buyer Personas

How to Build Customer Profiles and Buyer Personas

It’s incredibly important to know how to build customer profiles and buyer personas for every startup and business so you can have an effective marketing and sales strategy. No business should be without this information and it’s a vital aspect of how

Founder Success

The 8 Morning Secrets of Successful People

Top performing entrepreneurs have one thing in common. They have successful morning habits. Learn eight morning secrets of successful people in this infographic from LeisureJobs. Thanks for reading! If you’d like to read more about how to develop great habits

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Business Development

10 Key Lead Generation Strategies to Grow Your Startup Fast

I wrote this post for people who are looking to find lead generation strategies and tactics for their business or startup. This post will help you in building your sales pipeline and learn key lead generation strategies for email list

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Hiring / Recruiting

10 Rules for Building a Disruptive Technology Startup

Creating a disruptive technology with your startup, a startup that aims to change the world, is not an easy task. But this article shows you the ten rules to follow for creating disruptive technology and a disruptive startup overall. However,

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Growth

The Top 30 High Traffic Startup Directories for Promoting Startups

We found the best startup directories with higher traffic so you don’t waste your time on low-traffic directories. Almost every one of the online startup directories in this post’s list is comprised of thousands of other startups and tech enthusiasts.

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How to Start a Startup

How to Structure a Startup Website that Converts

To structure a startup website that converts, startups need a combination of good UX/UI design, good copy (the way the content is worded) where the website has an overarching narrative that matches the intent of the target customer, funnel optimization,

Founder Success

17 Buddhist Quotes that Augment Startup Mindset

This post features 17 Buddhist quotes that help entrepreneurs and startup founders develop a stronger startup mindset. Every entrepreneur and especially every startup founder undergoes difficulties and problems throughout their journeys. Because startup success is dependent on startup mindset, it

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Founder Success

Why No Product-Market Fit Causes 42% of Startups to Fail

Chapter 1: No Market Need (No Product-Market Fit) (42%) These are excerpts of the first chapter of the book I’ve been writing (soon to be released) called Startup Survival Secrets. It goes through the top 20 reasons why startups fail,

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Social Media Marketing

10 LinkedIn Marketing Best Practices: A Guide for Growth

LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful social media marketing platform and it’s the number one network for professionals. Yet so many people using LinkedIn are doing it the wrong way. Users are making useless connections, don’t know how to properly connect

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Digital Advertising (Ads)

How to Run a Successful Facebook Ads Campaign

With the news of Facebook deciding to make their newsfeed feature more content from friends and family and less content from businesses, Facebook ads are more important now than ever before. Whether you’re a brand new startup or a business

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Hiring / Recruiting

15 Best Freelance Websites to Hire Top Talent

Startups, whether bootstrapped or not, usually rely on freelancers and contractors in some form. Whether it’s programming, design, virtual assistance, or something else, it helps when you can hire talent quickly and confidently. That’s why we put together this list

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Beta Testing

The 17 Best Desktop and Mobile App Beta Testing Sites

Searching to find a list of all of the beta testing sites for testing your startup’s app was tough, but not anymore! That’s why I scoured Google and made a list of all of the desktop and mobile app beta

Conversion Rate Optimization

How to Growth Hack Your Startup: A Guide

Learning how to growth hack a startup is an extremely worthwhile process and it’s a critical part of finding out how to be sustainable in the long term. That’s because your vision, product, and users become fully aligned when you

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News

Highlights of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2017

This week (May 15 – 17, 2017) I went to TechCrunch Disrupt NYC and I was fortunate to get a press pass to attend & cover the three-day event.  This post is about the highlights of Disrupt which includes lots

Lean Startup Methodology

The Top Reason Why Startups Fail & How to Prevent It

There many reasons for why startups fail.  However, in this post, we’ll dig deep into the top reason why startups fail & how to prevent it. That’s also because it’s also the most important thing you want to prevent and

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Conversion Rate Optimization

Web Design & UI/UX Trends to Boost Conversions

Web design trends and UI/UX are an extremely important aspect of any business now. And having poor design can ruin your first impression on your potential customer. That’s why startups should be keen on making good design a priority. Breaking

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