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Three Tips to Succeed When You Work at a Startup

media-fieldsWe think it’s important to heed advice from successful folks. Agreed?

And even though David Klein doesn’t work in the media (he’s the co-founder and CEO of a finance startup called CommonBond), his insight makes perfect sense.

He tells us via email, “I’ve noticed three qualities all beginning with ‘A’ that differentiate the bad from the good and the good from the great.”

1. Accountability. Have high standards. This applies to yourself and others as well. If you’re on the hook to get something done, he says, “Be accountable for doing it and doing it well.” If it goes well, let others lead the praise.

And what if it goes poorly? Be the first to admit it. This will result in an increased sense of reliability. People will find you reliable and then additional responsibilities will follow. Read more

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Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on Janaury 27  at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!

Three Keys to Starting a Side Gig While Working Full-Time

happy signWho wants to make more money and brand yourself separately from your day job? The question is more like who doesn’t want to do that, right?

According to a post on Forbes, there are a few key ways to effectively start your passion project on the side.  Whether you’re looking for happiness and satisfaction or extra cash rolling in or all of the above, it’s all good.

Per the post, Kimberly Palmer, author of The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life, dished three important tips. Read more

Elevator Pitch: ‘Burn Note’ Keeps Private Messages Private

Remember on “Mission Impossible” when messages would self destruct after an agent listened to them? In this episode of “Elevator Pitch,” Alan Meckler speaks with Jacob Robbins about his startup “Burn Note.”

“Burn Note” allows you to send a secure email and set a timer to destroy the message after it’s read…forever…without all the smoke and drama.

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New Show! Elevator Pitch Fast Forward: I-Ella

They came on the mediabistroTV series “Elevator Pitch” hoping someone would take a chance on their ideas. In our new show, “Elevator Pitch Fast Forward,” host Alan Meckler checks up on the new business owners to see how they’re doing.

In our first episode, we dropped in on I-Ella CEO and founder, Ella Gorgla to see where the fashion insider’s marketplace is today. Gorgla showed us how giving clients a red carpet experience put new life into her business. She also gave “Elevator Pitch” hopefuls some solid advice to make sure their startups never go out of style.

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Elevator Pitch: TwoChop Makes a Game Out of Web Content

In this episode of Elevator Pitch, host Alan Meckler meets with TwoChop founder Mo Lam and AppAddictive CEO Mike Onghai about their gamification venture, Two Chop. If you’re a developer you might check them out to see if they’re hiring.  If you run a blog or other content oriented website containing text, music or images, take a look at what they do with web content.

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Elevator Pitch: Jux Is Blogging Without the Crap

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler chats with Jux CEO Ted Metcalfe. Jux is a personal publishing platform that allows users to create immersive, full-screen collections of photos, videos, and words. The startup says it’s like blogging without all of the crap.

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Elevator Pitch: Piictu Founder Pitches Photo App

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler meets with piictu founder Jonathan Slimak. Piictu is a mobile app that allows people to collaborate using pictures.

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The Recipe For Startup Longevity

It seems like a new startup is popping into the media landscape every day. But according to the Small Business Administration, five out of 10 new companies  survive at least five years, one-third will make it 10 years, and only 25 percent stay in business 15 years or more. So what does it take to not just bring the company together, but to maintain its success for a long time?

With help from media moguls, we list the seven traits that makes the difference between a wanna-be with an idea bulb and a successful entrepreneur.

One of the first steps: finding that perfect partner. Cezary Pietrzak was one of four friends who worked together to launch start-up travel site Wanderfly, and he credits their friendship with getting the company off the ground. “You expect to spend a lot of time with other folks in your company and pull late hours, so you have to have a great relationship.”

Read on for more on learning the business, handling those funds and honing on your big idea at 7 Definitive Traits You Need for Startup Success. [sub req'd]

Elevator Pitch: Fashion Startup Shops for Investors

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with entrepreneur Ella Gorgla about her startup, I-Ella, an online marketplace where users can buy, swap, sell, and borrow clothes, accessories, and shoes.

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Elevator Pitch: Kogeto Brings 360º Video to iPhone

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Kogeto founder and CEO Jeff Glasse about the Dot, his company’s panoramic video iPhone attachment, which was built with funding from Kickstarter.

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