Here’s our weekly link roundup of small business buzz, musings and muchness. A curation of the best small business talk around the web.
How – And Why – Startups Should Hire Millennials “It’s like a harmonic convergence. Startups need workers, and the largest generation ever born in America — the Millennials — is desperately searching for work. But as every startup knows, it’s never as easy as all that.” (ReadWriteWeb)
Skype Founder Wants Startups to Show Him the Money “Skype and Kazaa founder Niklas Zennstrom became famous building free Web services with scores of users and little revenue. As an investor, he shuns such ventures to buy stakes in startups with clearer business plans.” (Bloomberg Businessweek)
The Dirty Little Secret About Cashing In As An Entrepreneur “Startups are all the rage these days. Individuals have arrived in startupland as a result of an exodus from the worlds of finance, law, and other more traditional industries. Some came with knowledge, others looking to learn. But for the most part they came with the hope of making it big.” (Forbes)
Do Startups Need Funding Anymore? “The short answer is “No. Startups these days can usually get going without investors.” The longer, more nuanced answer is “But if you can get funding, it is probably a good idea.” Now, more than ever, startups can start-up without investor funding, but taking on investors may be the difference that makes the difference. There is more to building a startup (and surviving) than simply starting up.” (Forbes)
Rich or Not, Entrepreneurs Are Happiest in Study “The many struggles of entrepreneurship have been well covered in news stories and personal blogs: the late nights, the financial uncertainty, the pressure to attract customers or clients. Starting a venture is inherently risky and therefore inherently stressful.” (TheStreet)
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