Grasshopper Group is everywhere this month! Check out some of the great stories we were featured in from the around the web:
Fizzlosophy: What are 3 startup marketing strategies to build a buzz around your company and product? Grasshopper CEO, Siamak Taghaddos is featured on Venture Fizz in their article on top strategies to build buzz around your brand. He stresses the importance of targeting the right people, being memorable, and getting people to talk about you. Check out Siamak’s helpful advice.
5 Outside-the-Box Marketing JobsiMedia Connection features Jonathan Kay in their article about his job “Ambassador of Buzz.” Read the article to find out what an ambassador of buzz is, what they do, and tips for spreading buzz.
Hiring the Right Fit for your Startup Culture ReadWrite covers the Grasshopper company culture in an article about the importance of hiring the right people at a startup company. Learn about how to choose the right people in terms of core values and past experience.
The Building Blocks of Making it Go ViralJonathan Kay guest blogs on Social Fresh in an article on how to get people to watch your viral video. He talks about key elements like humor, music and controversy among other elements. Read all of Jon’s tips at the site.
Invest in a Community Manager NowJonathan Kay guest blogs on Greenhorn about the importance of hiring someone at your company to ensure customers are happy and talking about your brand. Read about how his successful experiences at Grasshopper have come through positive word of mouth.
The 3 Most Common Mistakes When Growing An Idea Into a Business Jonathan Kay guest blogs about mistakes he has seen entrepreneurs make over and over again and how you can avoid making them. Included are tips on being imperative, hiring the right people and not being afraid to fail.
Start-up Technology Rentention Concerns Boston.com features Grasshopper Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Don Schiavone in an article about employee engagement and retention. Don shares his experiences with success at Grasshopper and how they have managed to foster “leaders,” not “managers.” Read about Grasshopper’s positive employee culture.
Entrepreneur Recruitment with Jonathan KayGetYourBizSavvy talks with Ambassador of Buzz Jonathan Kay about Grasshopper, his role, and entrepreneurial empowerment. Read the full article and watch the video about what Grasshopper FedEx’d!
22 Small Business Phone ServicesSmallBizTrends lists Grasshopper as one of their favorite virtual phone services! Read about Grasshopper and 22 other small business phone services. What was the favorite feature? Faxes Emailed as PDFs.
Recurring Billing for Web Apps Chargify is featured in Think Vitamin’s post on recurring billing systems. Read about billing systems, payment gateways, and why your company should use them. The article even states that Chargify has the “richest set of features and lowest barrier to entry.”
Chargify Takes Care of Your Recurring Billing System NeedsAfter recently attending Tech Cocktail Boston, Tech Cocktail gives a nice overview of Chargify’s mission and benefits. Featured – the free monthly service, API integration and how it can simplify billing. They even have Jonathan Kay’s video from the Tech Cocktail breakfast on the site!
Welcome Chargify to Our Family of IntegrationsFormstack, a data management blog, praises Chargify in their post. They include how and why they use Chargify and how recurring billing is important for them. Watch the video about Chargify and Formstack integration!