Do you run a small business? Are you looking for advice from seasoned business owners that will help you think about your business in a new way? If so, Simple Business Advice by Modmacro CEO Matt Smith may be just the book you need to read. As the title implies, Simple Business Advice offers business owners brief, actionable advice that’s practical and easy to implement. Continue reading “Modmacro CEO to Publish Simple Business Advice Book and Looking for Contributors” »
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WordPress, a web platform used by more than 25% of the websites online, is a powerful tool for creating websites. For small businesses, it is often the best solution, since it is easy to manage (even for novices), search engine friendly, and can grow with the business. Continue reading “Modmacro Employees Collaborate to Produce WordPress E-book” »
Sometimes I forget what it was like when I first started my company, and all the challenges that came along with creating something from nothing. In the process of writing this book, I was able to revisit each of the steps I went through and remember what is was like to be a new entrepreneur. This book is written specifically with the new entrepreneur in mind, and is the book I wish I could have read when I was starting my business.
Throughout Startup (that’s the name of the book), my co-author, Jessica, and I share stories and insights that help to illustrate what we did during various stages of the startup process, but we also share with you the benefit of hindsight. Hopefully, you’ll be able to learn from our missteps and our successes, and integrate them into your thinking and planning. Continue reading “A Message to New Entrepreneurs: Here’s a Roadmap to Help Get You Heading in the Right Direction” »
Earlier this month, Matt Smith, Modmacro CEO, and author of the recently published book Kill the Noise, was a guest of honor at a Books & Brews event sponsored by the book’s publisher, Maven Publishing USA. The event also featured AVPA President Matthew Grisafe and his book, Our Code.
The event was held at Iron Fist Brewing Company, a family owned craft brewery located in the San Diego area. Attendees of the Books & Brews event were able to pick up a copy of Kill the Noise and Our Code and have them signed by their respective authors. Jessica Dawson, CEO of Maven Publishing, was also on hand to answer questions about the process of turning a business owner into a published author, and why a business owner might want to consider becoming one.
We’d like to thank all of Modmacro’s clients and friends who came out for the Books & Brews event. It was a fun night, with great beer and conversation. It was also a great night to connect with clients, celebrate the completion of the book project, and thank everyone who helped make it possible.
Learn more about Kill the Noise, now available from all major online retailers.
Kill the Noise was published on June 1st to all the major book retailers (see the list). Within days of the launch, my new book ranked on Amazon’s Bestseller list in two categories.
- Entrepreneurship & Small Business / Small Business
- Management & Leadership / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Earning “Amazon Bestseller” status requires ranking amongst the top books for a specific period. And Kill the Noise has already made the list for several of those periods across multiple days. To better understand how Amazon tracks these rankings, here’s how they describe the Small Business Bestsellers list: Continue reading “Kill the Noise Makes Amazon’s Bestseller List” »
The book project by Modmacro CEO Matt Smith is progressing rapidly! In our latest press release, we announced a scheduled release date of June 1st, and the support of a third sponsor, M. Grisafe Architects. We are so happy and grateful that Mark Grisafe, owner of M. Grisafe Architects, has agreed to partner with us on this project. It means that all of our sponsorship positions are now filled.
M. Grisafe Architects is a full-service commercial and residential architecture firm in Long Beach, California, offering commercial building planning and tenant improvements, new home design and custom remodels, landscape design and interior design. With every project, they strive to exceed their clients’ design needs and help protect the finished projects from known risks and costly challenges. Learn more about M. Grisafe Architects at http://mgrisafearchitect.com/. Continue reading “M. Grisafe Architects is the Third and Final Sponsor of Kill the Noise” »
We are pleased to welcome Michal Bohm and his San Diego company, BM Windows as the second sponsor of Kill the Noise, Matt’s book project. Modmacro has been BM Window’s preferred marketing partner for the past several years and we’re excited to include them in this project.
BM Windows is a top rated San Diego replacement window and patio door company specializing in vinyl retrofit products that perform well in coastal climates. The company was established with an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Please visit the BM Windows website at http://www.bmwindowsca.com/ to learn more.
With BM Windows on board as an official sponsor, there is only sponsorship position still available. Please visit the Kill the Noise website to find out more about getting involved in the project and the benefits of becoming a sponsor. You can also contact us to learn more.
We are pleased to announce that Kill the Noise, Matt’s current book project, has signed its first sponsor: Christina DeBusk, a freelance writer and author. We met Christina when we were hiring writers to contribute articles to Businessing Magazine. Since the magazine’s launch, Christina has become one of the magazines top contributors.
In addition to writing for Businessing Magazine, Christina regularly contributes articles to Chiropractic Economics. She also supplies content for various websites and is the author of three books. You can find out more about Christina and what she does by visiting her website.
With Christina on board as an official sponsor, that means there are only two more sponsorship opportunities available. Please visit the Kill the Noise website to find out more about getting involved in the project and the benefits of becoming a sponsor. You can also contact us to learn more. We’re be happy to answer your questions and discuss how we can promote your company.
As we mentioned in our last blog post, Modmacro CEO Matt Smith is currently writing a new book on small business strategy that will be published soon. Kill the Noise will show you, from Matt’s experiences in business, how to get your small business doing more with less, and simplify your life. We wanted to offer two opportunities for our friends and clients to be involved with this project in its early stages. Continue reading “Get Involved with “Kill the Noise”, the New Book by Modmacro” »
We’re excited to formally announce that we have begun work on our next book project! Earlier this year we entered into an agreement with Maven Publishing, a boutique publisher of non-fiction, to publish Kill the Noise, which will be written by Modmacro CEO Matt Smith.
Kill the Noise explores the basic premise that small business owners need to develop discipline and focus on what it is they truly do best and avoid the distractions, wasted time and unproductive side projects. The noise. By learning to identify and kill the noise, small businesses can operate more efficiently with a simpler model. Continue reading “Coming Soon: New Book by Modmacro and Relationship with Maven Publishing” »