Sprouter Is Growing Start-up Business Connections

Sprouter Is Growing Start-up Business Connections

Sprouter Is Growing Start-up Business Connections

By John Jantsch

Marketing podcast with Sarah Prevette (Click to play or right click and “Save As” to download – Subscribe now via iTunes

Sarah PrevetteMy guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Sarah Prevette, the CEO and Founder of Sprouter and professional collaboration community for start-ups and entrepreneurs. Like so many successful ventures Sprouter was created to address a frustration that the founder had, in this case it was trying to create a community surrounding her existing business.

Sprouter got its start by being called “Twitter for business people,” but as Twitter has become much more business friendly, Sprouter has benefited more from Twitter and other social network integration than by replacement.

The primary vibe of Sprouter is the notion of helping each other. Entrepreneurs find and give advice and answer the question, in 140 characters or less, what are you working on. As the community grows Sprouter is taking a geographic in an attempt to build local community in strong entrepreneurial towns. Sprouter has started bringing local groups together in event called Sproutups and links them with other Sprouters.

Sprouter’s value proposition in one of connection and making it easy for entrepreneurs help each other and give visibility to start-ups. Check out the Sprouter Weekly newsletter and connect with a community manager to learn how to find people that make sense for you to connect your start-up with.

The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Fairfield Inn & Suites Small Business Road-to-Success Challenge


Podcast
How to Discover and Embrace Your Creative Side
Marketing Podcast with Tania Katan Podcast Transcript Today on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I visit with Tania Katan. She is a speaker, bestselling author, and CEO of Creative Trespassing. She’s dedicated her life to embracing creativity and teaching others to do the same. Her speaking, training, and workshops are designed to help and inspire […]
Podcast
Why You Need a Virtual Assistant (And How to Find One)
Marketing Podcast with Melissa Smith Podcast Transcript On today’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I visit with Melissa Smith. She is the founder and CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants, an organization dedicated to setting industry standards and providing training, support, and resources for VAs. Additionally, Smith is a VA matchmaker, helping […]

Subscribe to the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast

If you know your small business needs marketing, but don’t have the time or resources, look no further. The Duct Tape Marketing podcast covers everything from earning referrals to managing time and being more productive.

Grab 7 Steps To Marketing Success

This eBook has been downloaded and used by thousands of business owners and marketers to use as a blueprint for marketing success. Start building your marketing system today!
x