Saturday, January 19, 2013

Disruptive collaboration

Yeah I made that term up, mainly to promote another post I wrote over on which asks some poignant questions about our total lack of leadership in the tech and start-up space in NW Indiana.  No the Forum isn't doing it, no the chambers aren't, and no the Purdue Research park isn't even a real research park. 

Is the Party Over

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Top Facebook Pages List

I took a little bit of time, as part of a larger research project for a client, to develop a list of the Top Facebook pages in NW Indiana.   If you have interest you can follow/subscribe along with me.   It was interesting to see which pages are rising quickly into the Top category.

Top Facebook Pages in Northwest Indiana, ranked by number of likes. 

It would be nice to know who actually admins the big generic ones.  

Update:  The list is up to 150+ pages now.   It's been very interesting to learn some best practices along the way too.  More soon ...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Friends roundup early October

A long long time ago, when time was more freely accessible,  I would write a post every week about the bloggers in the Northwest Indiana digital community.   I would spotlight some new ones, some comment heavy posts, or even an old blog that was dormant and we hoped would kick it back into gear.   Well as happens when the economy starts to gain momentum, I got busy.

Not only has our family business Green Pointe Partners, been growing all summer with awesome clients and consulting projects ... but of all things the world got political and you know I get slowly drawn into the world of politics most every fall.

So a quick overview, harken back to the old days of two years ago, and who's doing some interesting and active writing in the region:

  • continues to grow as NW Indiana's real leader in the tech start-up and community creation space.   Great work to Chris and the Good News team.   There's almost no way to spotlight any one post so for now a recommendation to stop by and check out today's articles.  
  • A long-time friend and dynamite mortgage banker Robby Rud has stepped up the mortgage and home finance posts with this most recent one:   Refinance Activity soars in NW Indiana
  • I can still remember back in 1986 the old computer configuration of a mainframe and a dumb terminal, how far we've come since then ... or really have we?  The newest greatest in office productivity innovation is the virtual office.  Your entire desktop, files, servers, backups, photos, videos, emails ... everything in the cloud.   You can access it from all your devices, it's always backed up, and you can't lose it even if you try.   I'm working right now on my own virtual desktop and loving it!  Ready to try one out for you business, then my good friends at Iddea Group are the guys to talk to.   
  • Along the same lines as cloud desktops, is my recent foray into mobile application development.  By this time next year every small business will need to have a mobile app, it's that simple.  My partners at My Mobile Fans are building and developing so affordably that I personally think we should raise the prices.   Mobile Apps for Indiana Businesses
  • Not a blog, yet that is since we are building a brand new blog together, but Mike and Mike over at Regional Plumbing and Heating have some big announcements brewing over at NW Indiana's #1 heating and plumbing contractor.   You can find them on FB and twitter, but here's the website so you can get your fall furnace maintenance set up.   Porter County Heating and Plumbing Today

Notice a trend?  Oh yeah, I spotlighted my friends and clients today.   You can call it self-serving or even capitalistic.  I'm ok with all those tags.   If you're serious about growing your business, we should talk about some ways to work together.  

Steve "daltonsbriefs"
Green Pointe Partners

Note:  Four more spotlights coming next week.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

 Reprinted from Business Mobile Applications Blog

August 13th kicks off our Back to School Special, limited to the month of August.    Why would a small business mobile app company care about back to school you Business can kick back into gearmay ask?   Well in talking to our own customers, those looking to build native mobile applications for restaurants, churches, bands, community groups … you name it … we have often heard this summer that it will be easier to get things rolling once the kids are “backtoschool.”
Any new sign-up for any of our mobile app packages, is eligible for $100 off the initial fee.   Enter “BacktoSchool” in the coupon box at checkout to redeem this discount and get starting building your own mobile application for Android, Iphone, and/or Ipad.
Often these specials are followed with limited time, or limited number available.   In this case, the special will be turned off on September 1st at 12:01 a.m.    No limit on number of companies and/or groups that can use the coupon.    If you’ve been waiting, thinking, wondering aloud about using a mobile app to market and engage your customers … let’s make this happen!
Head over to My Mobile Fans – Let’s Get Started and remember to use “BacktoSchool” in the coupon field to redeem your discount.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Family Express wants you

If this is a good definition of who you are:
  • Active in Indiana Social Media - not just NW Indiana, but the whole state
  • Able to use social media to actually get results - show em
  • Have an understanding of results measurement - charging for time is a thing of the past
  • Love to connect, exchange, offer ideas, collaborate
  • Get a huge kick out of Family Express and their individual product brands

Then maybe, just maybe there is a job for you right now.  Check out this announcement on and see if you are willing to put in the work to be noticed.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mobile Apps for Restaurants

We can make this simple ... Mobile Applications for Restaurants is the most affordable and fastest way for any restaurant to get an Iphone or Android mobile app up and running.   Does a restaurant need a mobile app, yes especially if it can be created and published for less than $1,000.  

It's easy to get the process started, I can help you myself
email today sdalton (at) mymobilefans (dot) com