Earlier today Leadpages announced the acquisition of Drip, a California based automation-marketing software business with over 1,500 clients and 9 employees. Leadpages raised $27M in Series B funding in 2015, partly to fund acquisitions. Drip marks the first acquisition for Leadpages. Leadpages’ strategic acquisition of Drip will combine the power of their market-leading landing page… Read More
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This article is part of our Valuation by Business Model series, in which we provide you with information on what makes your particular business model unique when it comes to valuation. For more in-depth reading on valuation, see our post How to Value a Website or Internet Business. Software as a Service (SaaS) is a… Read More
Experience at Double Your Freelancing Conference (by Thomas Smale) Last weekend, June 22-25, I attended the inaugural Double Your Freelancing Conference: Europe in Stockholm. Bringing together 100 of the world’s most talented freelancers, Brennan Dunn succeeded in organizing an amazing experience. The 4-day event was hosted at the sophisticated Japanese resort, Yasuragi Hasseludden. There were… Read More
As Brexit whips the UK and Europe into a storm of uncertainty, small business owners in the U.S. are only seeing the dark clouds on the horizon, rightfully questioning how the historic move will affect their operations. On a macro level, it’s easy to make a few predictions about how the UK’s departure from the… Read More
If you have a growing, profitable online business, you’ve probably thought at one point about what kind of profit you could make from selling it. That answer depends on many different factors, so make sure you give it some thought before putting up a listing. In this article, we will take a look at 5… Read More
Microsoft’s impending acquisition of LinkedIn has many speculating on what the move will mean for the future of both companies, as the professional social network comes with a number of assets that are likely to give its new parent company a serious edge on competitors, including the world’s largest SaaS company, Salesforce. However, if you… Read More
Josh Shogren runs PassionIntoPaychecks.com, where he chronicles his ventures buying, building and selling monetized websites. He’s a young, self-taught online entrepreneur, and promising intern at FE International. Buying, growing and selling online businesses requires you to wear multiple hats at the same time. At 10 a.m. you might be doing keyword research for a new… Read More
Brian Mart is a freelance writer for MoneyCrashers and small business owner who writes about finance, technology, and business strategies. To turn around a flailing e-commerce business, you need a strong understanding of, and possibly expertise in, the business’s niche. You need a detailed, start-to-finish execution plan. You need a big-picture, long-term vision to guide… Read More
This article is part of our Internet Business Due Diligence series, in which we provide you with information on what makes a particular business model unique when it comes to due diligence. For more in-depth reading on due diligence, see our posts on Due Diligence of an Internet Business and Advanced Due Diligence. Due diligence… Read More
This article is part of our Internet Business Due Diligence series, in which we provide you with information on what makes a particular business model unique when it comes to due diligence. For more in-depth reading on due diligence, see our posts on Due Diligence of an Internet Business and Advanced Due Diligence. Lead generation… Read More