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What Stood Out: Week of February 21st 2016

Welcome to this week’s edition of What Stood Out

As you may know, I review thousands of articles relating to marketing, business, productivity, or leadership each week. While many of the posts are insightful and well-written, some truly rise to the top and challenge my thinking or offer a new perspective.

Often, these gems don’t always fit into the traditional topics covered on my blog; nevertheless, they should be shared and discussed.

This week, these pieces stood out:

  • SnapChat Now Lets Everyone Pay to Design Geofilters
    Snapchat launches $5 On-Demand Geofilters; users design snap overlay graphics & draw geofence on map for filter availability, up to 5k sq ft; can share (spread) up to 5M sq ft; comes in addition to free Community Geofilters, tied to neighborhoods, & Sponsored Geofilters
  • Bonsai Wants To Be A Freelancer’s Best Friend
    Bonsai offers freelance workers tools for creating contracts & invoicing clients; contract templates included, up-front deposits, terms for IP, more. Bonsai invoices include payment buttons integrated w/ Stripe, PayPal & Coinbase. It auto-sends reminders for late payments. Freelancers rejoice!
  • Stripe Announces Atlas
    Stripe announces Atlas to simplify the process of setting up an Internet-based business from anywhere in the world. Atlas reportedly assists startups by incorporating in Delaware, setting up a US bank account in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, and provide tax and legal advice. Stripe suggests companies could start accepting payments within 1 week.

What stood out to you? Leave a note and link in the comments section below.

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