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 next big enterprise acquisition target? Gamification startups “Gamification is thought of as a hyped buzzword by skeptics, but it’s increasingly being used by corporations to incentivize consumers and motivate employees. As enterprise adoption of gamification grows, that could make gamification startups the next hot acquisition target in the coming years.” (GigaOM)
The Only Three Reasons Entrepreneurs Need Accounting and Finance “Observing finance and accounting professionals— or the way academics at most business schools train them — might lead you to believe that finance and accounting is a complex and arcane language understood only by an initiated few. For an entrepreneur, the truth is that accounting and finance are only tools to accomplish three key tasks …” (Forbes)
One day you’re up; the next, you’re down “Even out the ups, downs of entrepreneurship “Do you thrive on excitement, like seeking thrills, embrace the idea of never knowing if you’ll fly or fall? Well, you might take up sky diving. Or you can own your own small business — because running your own business is a white-knuckle roller coaster ride.” (USA Today)
It’s ‘Shocking’ That Startups Are Ignoring A $500 Billion Market “Venture capitalist Jim Goetz says he’s floored that so few entrepreneurs are focusing on building products for businesses, given how successful those startups have been.” (Business Insider)
A Simple Way To Get To Know Your Customers “To grow a successful company, an entrepreneur needs to professionalize their management. Specifically, the entrepreneur must stop wearing the multiple hats they wore when they started their company — managing everything from new product development to customer service.” (Forbes)