The Startup Spouse: On Risks, Trade-Offs And Never Sleeping On The Floor
Rewards aren't without risk
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“He who sleeps on the floor will not fall off the bed.” ~Robert Gronock “I quit my job today,” announced …

SBA Launches Mentoring Program For Startups
SBA starts mentoring program

The U.S Small Business Administration has launched an initiative to get current business owners to mentor and support startups and …

5 Tips for Encouraging Innovation
How to spur innovation in your business
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How is your business doing with innovation? Is it slow, or is your business pumping out innovations like Apple and …

Gen Y Forecast To “Fuel Small Business Growth”
46 percent of survey takers intend to start a small business
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When it comes to small firms that’ll be created in the next five years, members of Generation Y will be …

What Startups Do and Do Not Need
Serious and fun tips for startups

What does it take to start a business? There are some things that one business would consider important that another …

Things To Ask Youself Before Starting a Business
Check Out This Top Ten List
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ReadWriteStart, a new channel from ReadWriteWeb has a nice list up about 10 things to be clear about before you …

Small Business Social Media Adoption
A Look at Startups and Their More Established Counterparts
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Last week Vertical Response discussed results from a survey it conducted, which looked at how startups fare in adoption of …

Most Entrepreneurs Fail.
Some reasons why...
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Browsing through my feeds this morning, I came across an interesting little list from Rich Whittle at the Business Opportunities …

Don’t Spread Your Business Too Thin
...especially at the beginning

I was reading an article today called "Combining Existing Business Concepts" at Small Business Compendium. The topic of the article …

UK Startup Numbers Remain Strong
Not too many shops shutting down, either
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Businesspeople in the UK aren’t being scared off by the current world economy.  Data from Barclays Bank shows that the …

6 Simple Startup-Building Steps

Here are the six simple steps for building a startup (in this case, a software startup). 1.  Figure out what …

What’s In Your Name?
Does it pass the test? Does it need to?

It may seem that what you decide to name your company is crucial to the life of your brand. Basically, …

WSJ Gives Advice for Small Business Survival

Call it a "recession", an "economic slowdown" or "market re-adjustment", but either way, small business owners are bracing in the …

Why Getting Acquired is So Attractive

On Tuesday, I explained why chasing the "free" start-up model was killing many business ideas. How can you build a …

Web 2.0 and Bubble Stages

Don Dodge posted an interesting article recently on his blog titled "Web 2.0 = Bubble 2.0". The part that really …

The Free Model and Personal Experience

I’m so glad to see the Financial Times take a look at the biggest flaw with the "free" model that’s …

Pain Plus Problems Equals Startup Profit

I have just stolen/adapted that headline from Christine Comaford-Lynch of Mighty Ventures It is the opening title of the first …

Can Venture Capital Be More Like EC2 and S3?

I’m becoming an increasingly big fan of infrastructure services like Amazon’s EC2 and S3. The reason is simple: You pay …

Student Entrepreneurs – Pay Attention

I did the opening presentation at MIT’s Underground 2008 event  for student entrepreneurs. My hat’s off to Albert Park and …

Startup Marketing Web Metrics at Web 2.0 Expo

The second workshop of the day at Web 2.o Expo, “Startup Metrics 101: Product & Marketing Workshop” provided attendees a …

The Best Places To Start a Business
Some states left out...

Fortune Small Business has put together a detailed list (complete with descriptions, pros and cons) of the 100 best cities …

Uncommon Questions For A Startup

Venture capitalists have a hard job.  The good ones have to pick a small number of investments from a large …