August 21, 2017
About Dharmesh Shah
Dharmesh Shah is a serial software entrepreneur. He is the author of the widely read startup blog which focuses on advice and ideas for startup founders and management teams. Dharmesh is also the co-founder of, a software company building applications that help small businesses transform their website into a marketing machine.

Startup Advice In Three Words

January 12, 2010 Dharmesh Shah

For some reason, I like wordsmithing and trying to make phrases smaller (but still have some meaning).   So, late at night, I tried to come up with some of my best startup advice and see if I could reduce it down to exactly three words (which is why I […]

You Can Create Publicity Without A PR Firm

August 25, 2008 Dharmesh Shah

I came across a great article today by Jason Calacanis on the topic of PR for startups.  Jason Calacanis is founder and CEO of Mahalo, but you probably would better know him as the the guy behing Weblogs, Inc.  In any case, he’s accomplished, and knows a thing or two […]

Business of Software 2008 In Boston

July 21, 2008 Dharmesh Shah

If you read this blog, there’s a pretty good chance you’re somehow involved in the business of software.  By that, I mean you are trying to (gasp!) make money in the software business.  If that’s the case, I can’t think of any better place to be this September than the […]

6 Simple Startup-Building Steps

June 20, 2008 Dharmesh Shah

Here are the six simple steps for building a startup (in this case, a software startup). 1.  Figure out what to build.  You can do this by being brilliantly insightful (which you might be), or by just talking to some people.  Ask them questions.  Would you use this?  Does this […]

Web 2.0 and Bubble Stages

May 29, 2008 Dharmesh Shah

Don Dodge posted an interesting article recently on his blog titled "Web 2.0 = Bubble 2.0". The part that really caught my interest are the four "stages" of a bubble that he describes. Here’s a quick summary: Stage 1: The smart money declares we are not in a bubble. Stage […]

Can Venture Capital Be More Like EC2 and S3?

May 12, 2008 Dharmesh Shah

I’m becoming an increasingly big fan of infrastructure services like Amazon’s EC2 and S3. The reason is simple: You pay for what you need at around the time that you need it. This is the point I made when recently interviewed by Erica Naoone of MIT Technology Review in an […]

Student Entrepreneurs – Pay Attention

May 5, 2008 Dharmesh Shah

I did the opening presentation at MIT’s Underground 2008 event  for student entrepreneurs. My hat’s off to Albert Park and his colleagues for organizing a great event. We need more of this kind of stuff in the Boston/Cambridge area to bring student entrepreneurs together with others. Here are some quick […]

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