It was an exciting night at 1776, the business incubator in Washington, DC, that hosted the first ever Women Startup Competition. Twelve amazing women competed for $50,000 in free financing, each of us representing tech ideas and startups that we created and believed in. The competition was sponsored by Women Who Tech, Craig Newmark of […]
As a serial entrepreneur and small business owner myself, I’ve been looking for a way to help those small business owners on a limited budget be more successful online. In many cases, the online world can be a tough one to navigate, especially when you’re not as tech savvy as the competition or on a limited budget. I’ve seen first hand the struggles faced by small business in this arena and the troubles they get into when they purchase websites and services from vendors who may not understand what they really need. Read more
The URL Dr. is thrilled to have been named a 2013 Solution Provider All Star by Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small businesses worldwide. Every year, Constant Contact awards the All Star to a select group of organizations successfully leveraging their online marketing tools. The URL Dr. was recognized as a Solution Provider All Star for success achieved on behalf of our clients. Campaign results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s international customer base. Read more
The URL Dr. recently teamed up with Caldwell and Kaufman Butler during Teens for Jeans, a national campaign to highlight the needs of homeless teenagers in the U.S. 35 pairs of gently used blue jeans were collected and donated by Caldwell and Kaufman to Aeropostale at Prime Outlets in Hagerstown, Maryland. Read more
While on a business trip this week, I accompanied a colleague in Columbus, OH, to the local Web Analytics Wednesday. WAW is the world’s largest social network for web analytics professionals. These Wednesday meetings are held around the globe, monthly or quarterly, and provide free food and drink along with a great speaker from the web analytics community.
Hey, free food and drink…it can’t be all bad. Hmm…a one time offer for free food and drink is how I ended up with my husband. Another story all together.
Anyway, the featured speaker was Laura Thieme of Bizresearch who gave a presentation on a recently introduced search marketing and web analytics tool that her company created, Bizwatch. Dinner was hosted at Barley’s Smokehouse and Brewpub and featured a pretty good plate of pulled pork BBQ.
I was interested to see that there were people of all backgrounds and not just web analytics folks in attendance. I met people from Bob Evans and Victoria’s Secret, as well as Columbus group organizer Tim Wilson and others.
I talked to Tim about a WAW group in DC , Baltimore, or Pittsburgh, which I did not see listed on the web site. I would be interested in participating in groups in those areas, so I’ll be doing a bit of research when I get home. To check on a WAW near you, visit Web Analytics Demystified .
I had the opportunity last week to attend WordCamp Raleigh 2010. WordCamp is a conference that is all about WordPress. The event was designed for the beginning blogger who is just getting started to the hard core developers that are shaping the look and feel of WordPress. WordCamps are held around the world. You can find the full schedule at WordCamp Central.
WordCamp Raleigh was organized into three user tracks, one for beginning bloggers, one for advanced bloggers, and one for developers. The event lasted for a day and a half. At a $35 registration fee, it was well worth the money. I found I was well past the beginning track and could have taught the first presentation I went to, but when I switched to the more advanced sessions, I learned some very interesting information. Read more