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 Best Organizations For Entrepreneurs “Relationships matter. They provide us social context, allow us to transfer trust, and create opportunity. Relationships also, not surprisingly, fuel more relationships. But how do you start building your network? The short answer is through organizations.” (Forbes)
Google’s three basic ingredients for a successful startup “As Google goes back to its roots with a series of events aimed at entrepreneurs and startups, its Australian engineering director offers three issues that bootstrappers need to examine to be successful.” (ZDNet)
Do Women Make Startups More Successful? If So, How? “Last week Dow Jones released a report about how venture-backed companies with senior female executives are more likely to be successful than those without.” (Forbes)
10 Ways Startups Can Deal With Patent Troll Demands “It’s no fun receiving a patent demand, but rest assured, you are not alone. When that dreaded “invitation to license” or, worse, “complaint” arrives at your doorstep, what should you do? Here are some tips based on our collective experiences counseling over a hundred startups and surveying hundreds of technology companies about their practices.” (TechCrunch)
21 Startup Buzzwords Every Student Entrepreneur Needs to Know “Sure, you now know where to network, who to network there with and which student entrepreneurs to drag along with you, but that means diddly if you can’t make it more than 30 seconds into a conversation before stumbling over the startup jargon that inevitably permeates every event. (BostInno)
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