How Startup Founders Make More Time

You’ve laid the groundwork for your startup, pulled in business and are seeing some success. But there is something that you’ve forgotten and it wakes you up at night: You need to get your dev team working on a time machine that creates 25 hour days and eight-day weeks.

You simply don’t have the time to accomplish everything.

Luckily, there are services out there to help you. Here are a few of the best.

Fancy Hands features a network of 24/7 assistants who will take care of the tasks associated with your business for a monthly fee. Renting vehicles, securing travel plans and updating your calendar are all tasks that Fancy Hands can handle. locates US-based assistants who work remotely, sometimes in your time zone. They can help create social media feeds, arrange meetings, and send out email campaigns.

Wonder can dig deep. When you need research to impress an investor …

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Your Startup Needs a Twitter Ecosystem

Twitter ? Did I actually write that your startup needs a Twitter ecosystem?  Yes, Twitter is an unsung research tool for building a culture around your startup and growing user adoption. Here’s how it works.

You probably know that Twitter posts are indexed by search engines, so the more meaningful noise you can make on Twitter, the more likely you will appear in search results. Note that I said ‘meaningful’ noise, so let’s define that. Meaningful noise means creating communications that the listener or reader welcomes. To make that happen, you use Twitter first as a research tool, and then as a communications platform. Use paid or low-cost tools like Buffer and Mention.

Twitter Case Study

Let’s say you are a startup that is going to unbundle taxi and limo service. (I’m sure somebody’s thought of this before, haha.) Who are your potential customers? Where do you hunt for a user base?

Even by using a blunt-edged tool like Google Trends, and typing limo into the search box, you can learn that most interest …

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Why Research Matters

Many of us construct an online presence complete with a website, a Twitter account, some Facebook action, something on LinkedIn, maybe some Instragram and Pinterest posts and then just sit back and wait for the money to roll in. How’s that working for you?

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