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Are You on Pace for a Record Season?

You've probably already heard about Goldstar's Boost (from us!). It’s a self-service tool that puts your event into additional Goldstar emails, and bumps up your placement in emails to an audience of live entertainment fans, so you’ll see your impressions, reach and awareness grow. Throughout the year, we'll be sharing news and updates. We’re only halfway through January, and for many of Goldstar's Organizers, it’s already shaping up to be a great year: “We’re on pace to see a record season,...

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News

Jim Talks Biz Growth Tips on Entrepreneur’s Radio Show

Travis Lane Jenkins, host of The Entrepreneur's Radio Show, recently interviewed Jim about biz growth tips. The Entrepreneur's Radio Show features conversations with high-level entrepreneurs that that grow your business. Listen to Jim's two-part interview (and find out what Jim's favorite books, tools and quote is). Got a comment or question? Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe to the Selling Out mailing list.

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Catch Jim at Equities Forum and Hear About New Trends in Mobile

Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will be at the EQUITIES Emerging Growth and Innovation Forum -- a full day of presentations on the state of innovation in fintech, blockchain, mobile and environmental solutions -- in NYC on February 24. He'll be speaking at 2:30pm on the Emerging Trend Sectors Panel, a moderated discussion focusing on new trends and fast-growing sectors revolutionizing traditional industries and creating new growth areas. Other panel participants include Craig Dunham, GM & VP, Financial Services - Seismic...

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#TBT

#TBT: Everybody’s a Rock Star Somewhere, Part 2

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Everybody’s a Rock Star Somewhere, Part 2. (You can revisit Part I here.) Here’s a little story I want to share from two start-ups that I’ve been a part of. The first, which I won’t name but those of you who know me will easily remember, put an emphasis on getting big as quickly as possible. We hired 100 people in six months, before we even had a product....

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Innovation

Festival Bubble? How Not to Be a Victim

Joe Kennedy (President Kennedy’s father) made a fortune during the depression, and he claimed that he avoided the stock market crash of 1929 with the help of his shoeshine boy. Had the shoeshine boy learned some inside scoop from one of his high-powered clients that things were about to go sour in the market? No, quite the opposite. His shoeshine boy, financial wizard that he was, had a stock tip for him: a sure winner. That, Kennedy always claimed,...

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Marketing

Extinction Math

How do you feel about playing God? As a hobby, I mean. Not full time. If you do, spend a few minutes playing an ancient computer “game” called Life. I remember stumbling across this as a very young computer user and probably wasting a lot of hours on it. The idea is this: Put dots on the screen wherever you want, as many as you want. If a dot is by itself or next to just one other dot, it dies...

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