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My Quarterly Update: Q3 2022

Summer 2022 has been marked by travel, writing, church activities, and focusing on my work at MarketBeat. It has also felt like a time of preparation for the pending transitions that will be happening both personally and professional in the next year. Both of my children will be in elementary school in the fall. Several …

What I’ve Learned Wildly Speculating on NFTs in the Last Five Months

I received a text from my friend John. “Have you minted your Moonbird yet?” My first thought was, “What’s a Moonbird?” I quickly learned that Moonbirds are an NFT project from the Proof Collective and as a holder of a Proof Collective pass, I could mint (create) a Moonbird NFT before everyone else. This was …

My Quarterly Update: Q2 2022

2022 is shaping up to be a year of significant transition both personally and professionally. Our daughter Ady will be entering Kindergarten this fall, marking the first time we have had two kids in school full time since Micah was born in 2012. As MarketBeat grows, My role at the company is transitioning away being …

Writing the Next Chapter of South Dakota’s Startup Ecosystem

Over the past few years, it has become apparent that Sioux Falls needs to rethink how it serves startup businesses if we are to be successful as a state that fosters entrepreneurship. The legacy model of business incubation in a dedicated startup facility simply will not work in an era marked by remote work, ubiquitous …

Why You Should Come to Work at MarketBeat — We’re Hiring!

The MarketBeat Team

MarketBeat is an Inc. 5000 financial media company that empowers equity investors to make better trading decisions with real-time financial data, in-depth analysis, and best-in-class stock research tools. MarketBeat has been recognized by Barron’s, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., and Prairie Business for its rapid growth and success. With more than 2.5 million email subscribers, MarketBeat is …

My Quarterly Update: Q1 2022.

Over the last several weeks, I have been putting together a list of goals and projects that I hope to see come to fruition in the next year. As I look at the list, 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for both my career and the community organizations that I volunteer with. …

MarketBrew Documentary

Earlier this year, MarketBeat partnered with Remedy Brewing Company to produce MarketBrew, a limited-run charity beer in support of Call to Freedom, an anti-human trafficking organization in South Dakota. We created a short documentary about the project, which you can watch below.

My Quarterly Update: Q4 2021

When you are a community leader, sometimes the most exciting projects you are working on can’t be discussed publicly because they aren’t quite ready for primetime or because all of the pieces necessary to complete the project haven’t fallen into place. You might find yourself working on an important project for months, sometimes even years, …

Two-Way SMS is the Next Big Marketing Channel

Over the last fifteen years of running online businesses, I have had the opportunity to test and leverage many different marketing channels, including email, browser notifications, Twitter accounts, Facebook messenger bots, Instagram accounts, YouTube channels, and a few others. Just about every year, some new social media company comes out and encourages businesses and influencers …