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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 […]

Having Trouble Funding Your Startup?

August 5, 2009 Abby Johnson

The current economic downturn could be quite depressing for an entrepreneur trying to start a business. With unemployment on the rise, business optimism down, and startup capital being scarce, it is no wonder entrepreneurs are struggling. There is however, hope for entrepreneurs truly committed to opening a business, but they […]

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 […]

Collapsed Civilizations and Startup Risks

January 3, 2008 Ross Mayfield

Jared Diamond’s new book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, provides a simple framework of five forces that lead to collapse: environmental damage and population growth, climate change, hostile neighbors, weakened trade partners and failure to solve societal problems.   I thought I would mash it up with […]

Great Tips For Startups

December 27, 2007 Robert Scoble

ReadWriteWeb has 36 great tips for startups. One thing I’d add to that list: make sure you use every tool you can to help get your story out. The startups that have gotten the best reputation with bloggers have been the ones that show up to conferences and little events […]

When You Might Not Need a Startup Lawyer

December 18, 2007 Dharmesh Shah

First off, let me begin with a disclaimer: I AM NOT A LAWYER, I don’t play one on TV and I don’t play golf with lawyers on Sundays (I don’t play golf at all). None of the content from this article or any other article on this blog should be […]

Why Startups Have Less Dilbertian, Pointy-Haired Bosses

November 6, 2007 Dharmesh Shah

If the title of this article made you smile, then chances are that at some point in your life you’ve worked for a big company and/or been subjected to a Dlibertian pointy-haired boss/manager. If you’re not familiar with the stereotype of the pointy-haired boss, wander on over to The Dilbert […]

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