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Ideate ⇛ Prototype ↣ Test ⇝ Repeat ➰ At any given moment, you have tons of ideas bouncing around your head. Some of them, if executed correctly, could make a difference in the way we work and live. Whether it’s an innovative solution for your community’s waste program or a better material purchasing process for...
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Defining an Ambiguous Term A few days ago, while talking to a client, I found myself agreeing to a vague deliverable called a marketing campaign. As the leader of a marketing division, a marketing campaign should be right in my wheelhouse. As I talked over my meeting notes with my team, I quickly realized that...
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How to get More out of Your Marketing Automation Software As software owners and creators, we have entered into a really cool season. Software has moved to the cloud, no longer limited or constrained by local resources. This move gives us potential that is not limited to machine-based resources. It unlocks something much more powerful...
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“If you’re not growing you’re dying.” I’ve heard this line mentioned multiple times in conversations over the past few weeks. I have no idea what it’s from — maybe a book, maybe a famous speech or a podcast? Regardless, it’s an ideal that keeps surfacing while meeting with clients, strategizing about how to reach their...
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When you’re a startup, your achievements often become your next set of hurdles. Here’s the latest: Your organization is growing, but finding the right people to help you grow brings its own set of challenges. You need good people to help you now. As part of a small team, it’s not uncommon for inexperienced leaders to be thrust into hiring...
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Mindbox has been working with clients since 2006, but only in the last few years has storytelling become central in our day-to-day routine. Of course, storytelling is not new to the software industry. Agile teams have long used user stories to describe software functionality. Here are three reasons why Mindbox decided to take a story-based approach to software. 1. Stories are easy to tell...
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A Story Plan is your technology blueprint. Strategy :: Research :: Roadmap   Nothing can guarantee success, but there are things a founder can do to launch from a better position. Everyone knows it takes grit, hard work, a good team, and a focused-solid plan among other things to build a great tech company. Business...
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How service companies can turn a wild customer into an incredible partner   In a previous article, Treating customers like partners and friends, I challenge the temptation to view customers only as money-machines. Money is extremely important to every business or it’s frankly not a business. Without money you might have a hobby, but not a...
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At Mindbox, we believe “A change of pace and a change of place is a change of perspective.” Because of that, a tradition that Mindbox has upheld for quite some time is to work from Crossroads Community Church on Thursdays. We do this to escape the norm, get out of the office, and see something...
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An integrated co-op for aspiring tech professionals The Mindbox NEXT program is designed for students and aspiring tech professionals between the ages of 16 and 22 working from our Cincinnati, Ohio co-working space. The program is year-round and customized to each individual based on their skills, desired pathway, and schedule. During NEXT students will be given weekly...
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Mindbox Studios was a startup of a startup. Nope, not a typo. The short story is that the failure of a startup helped launch Mindbox into a digital agency designed for startups, visionaries, and innovators. In 2006, Joshua Johnson began a college savings tech company that unfortunately lost most of its seed capital to a tech...
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Mindbox Studios Partners with Free Press
Mindbox Studios had the opportunity to join 14 other concerned citizens at Colorado Senator Udall’s office. Free Press organized a meeting to discuss the growing concern many citizens have about the possibility of not keeping the net neutral (essentially a free and open internet). In the last 18 months there has been a growing concern that...
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If you’re starting a tech business in Cincinnati, Ohio these are the people, places, and resources you should not ignore. Cincinnati may be considered “flyover” territory to Silicon Valley and Alley, but to those impacted by the growing vibrance of tech in this city and surrounding region (Northern Kentucky), there’s no question the tides have changed....
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Seamlessly connect your Braintree account to your website or mobile application. If you’re planning to build an e-commerce store, software as a service (Saas) platform, fundraising site, or mobile app that collects payments from users then finding the right payment solution is critical. We have found Braintree’s platform to be exceptionally easy to work with,...
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THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo. I saw this video a few years ago and it has stuck with me ever since.  Not only does Ira Glass (This American Life Radio Broadcast) never cease to deliver from a story perspective, his analysis on what it takes to produce great work is right...
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It is an exciting time to be growing and expanding.  We are more than thrilled to join the many great founders and tech companies at Galvanize in Denver.  If you are in the area drop us a line, we would love to connect with you in our new space.  Mindbox Studios now in the WILD...
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Mindbox was in NYC last week and got to connect with some of our favorite clients and attend some great talks and events. We got to connect with Rifle Paper at her pop up shop release and just connect with some great people.  One of the joys of being able to work in different cities...
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About 10 years ago I spent a few summers working at an orphanage in Maputo, Mozambique. That year the entire area had been devastated by floods. The UN had declared it one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. I had never seen anything like it. An already impoverished nation had literally been swept...
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