Here’s our weekly link roundup of small business buzz, musings and muchness. A curation of the best small business talk around the web.
I Sold Two Startups For $150 Million, And Here’s How I Did It “Last year, Chris Dixon sold a startup he founded, Hunch, to eBay for $80 million. A couple years before that, he sold another startup he founded, SiteAdvisor, to McAfee for a rumored price of $75 million. Now he’s working for eBay and doing a lot of investing in startups, too.” (SFGate)
Startups’ Missed Connections “Spotify plus Ticketmaster. Mint plus Match. Groupon plus Facebook Places, plus Foursquare, plus Gowalla…. Why don’t more social, tech, and data services quit brushing by each other and get to smushing? Here are five ideas to break the ice.” (Fast Company)
Uber-Entrepreneur Jack Dorsey To Startups: Don’t Just Disrupt, Start A Revolution “Jack Dorsey is a latter-day legend among entrepreneurs, and no wonder. Not only did he help found Twitter, where he serves as executive chairman and head of product development, but he’s also founder and CEO of Square, which is trying to foment a revolution in payments by allowing people to use their mobile devices as wallets.” (Forbes)
Entrepreneurs: Start preparing your business right now for the mobile payments movement “Mobile payments are coming on strong. Should small business owners be taking steps right now to prepare for this trend?” (The Washington Post)
Gallup Research: The 10 Functional Demands Of Successful Entrepreneurs “I’d like to take a closer look at the personality strengths of the actual entrepreneur. I’ve often wondered if some personality types are better suited than others. I would maintain a definite “yes.” (Forbes)