The Curator: Mark Cuban Advises Startups Not to Hire a “PR Person”

Mark Cuban, Chairman of HDNet and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, insists that startups shouldn't hire PR firms and here's why...


Mark Cuban, Chairman of HDNet and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, insists that startups shouldn’t hire PR firms. According to Cuban, cash is always in short supply during the lean upstart years. Would you rather use it to keep your company alive or hire a PR person? Cuban shares his point of view (Business Insider).

Are cheap startups, too expensive? “If it’s cheaper than ever to fund a startup’s growth, why are some Web companies receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in financing? VC, Fred Wilson chimes in on the debate. (Reuters)

Paul Bragiel, the bearded serial entrepreneur — Paragon5, Meetro, and Lefora – “operates his co-working space, i/o ventures, like it’s a living room.” Learn why startups are forgoing coffee shop offices and setting up shop with Bragiel and his team (SFGate).

Brands that are ready to grow awareness on Twitter have a few things to learn before they jump right in. Ryan Spoon, a principal at Polaris Ventures explains why (TechCrunch).

The number one habit that entrepreneurs must break this New Year is behind most business failures. Ivan Widjaya shares why “It took me some business failures to realise the fact that my inadequate entrepreneurial skills and experience undermine seemingly great business opportunities.” (Noobpreneur).

 

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