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 to Sink a Startup
“When Noam Wasserman spent his MBA summer internship working for a VC firm, he observed important universalities in the decisions that founders faced. He also saw that the ‘fundamental implications of those decisions were getting the startups into trouble down the road…’ [He later dedicated] his research to the pitfalls of founding and how to avoid them.” (HBS Working Knowledge)
5 Financial New Year’s Resolutions for Entrepreneurs
“Whether you are planning to finally scratch your entrepreneurial itch or looking to expand a current company, securing capital is vital to starting and growing small businesses… Here are five financial resolutions for small business owners, as well as those who have resolved to start their own ventures this year. Following them could make obtaining financing easier.” (Fox Business)
Startups: Keep It Simple, Stupid
“Why some startups soar to great heights while others stumble and fall is almost impossible to answer without digging into the detail of each, on a case-by-case basis. So many factors affect success — from funding and timing, to experience, execution, competitive landscape and even luck. There is also the strength of the idea itself, and whether the competition is better, faster, stronger than you are.” (TechCrunch)
Small Business [Owners] Don’t Automatically Get a Pass on Dressing for Success
“Sole proprietors and small business people of the world can have it all. While it’s hard work to run their own shows, there are no limits to the number of hours they work, the incomes they can bring in and the methods they use to gain success. But being your own boss also means that no one tells you how to dress, either. Does it really matter?” (Forbes)
How I Built a Seven Figure SEO Agency
“The second business I ever started was an SEO agency. By no means did I see myself creating an agency… I more so stumbled upon it. But before I go into how I built a seo agency and made millions from it, let me give you a quick background on how I stumbled upon it…” (QuickSprout)
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