Jeff Bezos and other investors raise $200 million for vertical farming startup Plenty – GeekWire

After announcing Amazon’s plans to gobble up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, CEO Jeff Bezos is stepping further into the fresh foods market by investing in a vertical farming startup called Plenty Inc. Plenty announced yesterday that it raised $200 million in Series B funding in what the company calls the largest agricultural technology investment…

7 Ways to Generate Leads for Your Small Business with Content Marketing

Are you just getting started with a marketing plan for your business? Want to know what techniques you should use to generate leads and inquiries online? J&R share 7 tactics you should try in this infographic. Here’s what makes their list: Landing pages Webinar Explainer videos Email nurture campaigns Social media competitions Long-tail search queries How-to…

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year – With No Funding

In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down–leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and figured the news offered a big opportunity to try to fix the existing issues in the VA space. Twenty-four hours after Zirtual’s…