Here’s our weekly link roundup of small business buzz, musings and muchness. A curation of the best small business talk around the web.
The Top 5 Risks Confronting Startups. “You might have a great idea for a startup. You may be passionate, driven, and ready to go. But how ready are you to manage your risks?” (Xconomy)
A Kickstarter for Emerging Market Entrepreneurs. “Traditional microfinance has not done enough to advance economic opportunities for the world’s poorest communities.” (The Huffington Post)
Overly Optimistic Things Entrepreneurs Say. “It takes a special kind of person to be an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur exudes confidence and is by nature highly motivated. The results can be inspiring, producing some of the greatest inventions and innovations that improve our lives every day. But sometimes, the unique qualities that drive greatness can lead to some interesting behaviors…” (AllThingsD)
Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation. “Today’s venture capital deal flow to innovative new companies looks a lot like a fat man trying to squeeze into a slim Italian suit. It just doesn’t fit. The new shape of innovation is a lot more inclusive of new approaches and sources of startup funding.” (ReadWriteWeb)
Startups Shouldn’t Ignore International Patent Protection. “The tech giants are clearly at patent war – Nokia vs. Google, Apple’s lawsuits in China, and Facebook vs. Yahoo!, etc. And international patent protection is clearly a vital part of both these companies’ defensive and offensive competitive strategies. However, not much is said about how international patent protection does or should factor into the business strategies of startups.” (TechCrunch)
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