How to spy on the success of links

Have you ever seen a link on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn that starts with or ?  If your QR Code scanner shows you the URL of the code you just scanned, you might have noticed a shortened URL there too. I’ve seen shortened URLs used in books, on posters, and even a business card. [...]

Is every day Groundhog Day for you?

February 2 is Groundhog Day, a day when we watch to see if some groundhog somewhere sees a shadow.  If it’s a sunny day, and his shadow is prominent, he retreats back into his hole and we say that there will be another six more weeks of winter weather. Groundhog Day – The Movie I’m [...]

Offline Klout – Secret Algorithms Revealed

Our scientists here at houseofbrew labs have been burning the midnight oil. A recent upgrade has improved our offline klout scoring algorithms. Although we usually keep our algorithms sacred, we decided that we would share our offline algorithms in hopes that you may “game the system” and improve your offline klout. Influencer of your family [...]

Entrepreneur Survival Guide – Are you an entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur might be in your blood. Maybe you lost a great job during the recent recession and started working contracts.  Quite possibly you needed a change from a company that was suffering or not managed well through the downfall.  Perhaps being an entrepreneur was something you’ve always wanted to do.  Then, there’s always [...]

Entrepreneur Survival Guide – Everyone needs to grind

Avoiding burn out is one of the hardest things to do when you’re starting a new venture.  If you’re in the middle of a few other ventures, have kids, a full time job, travel, and volunteer your time to other organizations, you are most likely burning the candle from both ends.  So how do you [...]

Entrepreneur Survival Guide – Be Part Of The Solution

You might have heard it before: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.  That phrase is always top of mind for me.  Whether it’s a customer issue, an employee issue, or even an issue with a business partner: I always need to be part of a solution.  Maybe it’s because [...]