Our Favorite Blog Posts of the Week

We understand you may not always have enough the free time to catch up on the week’s goings on. That’s where the TEND blog comes in handy. Each week, we scour the Internet for the best articles small business blogs have to offer.

Here are this week’s picks:

1. The Revolution Will Not Be Monetized

Internet companies provide us with services, and not only do they get our money in return; they get our data. But alternatives are brewing – a trend that could wipe out the dominance of companies like Google and Facebook.

What can small businesses take away from this? Read on to find out.


The Starting Lineup

Here’s a sneak peak at our upcoming podcast “Smashing the Plateau,” which premiers next Monday, July 28. Below are brief descriptions of the show’s first three guests.

Blaine Graboyes – Blaine has held the titles of CEO, Executive Producer, Game Designer, and many others in the digital entertainment industry. He has worked with brands and clients including Disney, DreamWorks, Matter, Blizzard, Ubisoft, NHL, NFL, DC Shoes, and more. He was also an early pioneer of DVD technology. A master of breaking out of patterns that get so many of us stuck. […]

One More Week

It’s finally here…well, almost!

After a whole lot of hard work and preparation, the first episode of our new podcast “Smashing the Plateau” goes live next Monday, July 28.

Over the next few weeks and months you’re going to hear from a top video game designer-entrepreneur, the guy who signed the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a woman who built herself up even stronger after the collapse of her once massively successful branding firm, and quite a few bestselling business authors, to name just a few.


Sneak Peak of an Upcoming Podcast Guest

Patty Soffer was the founder and co-owner of Soffer-Adkins, one of the most successful branding firms in South Florida, if not the country.

On the surface, she and her partner had it all—lots of employees, tons of revenue, and top-flight clients. But underneath was a fundamental flaw that would ultimately undermine everything they had worked for.


Spotlight on One of Our Upcoming Podcast Guests

As you probably know by now, we have an amazing lineup of guests for our upcoming podcast. That’s why I wanted to take today to shine a spotlight on one of them in particular.

David Zweig, a journalist and former fact checker, learned from experience that some of the most successful people in our society work completely behind the scenes. From Radiohead’s guitar tech to the structural engineer of the world’s tallest building, these people don’t crave fame. They focus on craft instead of self-promotion. And by doing so, they rise to the top of their fields.