Here’s our weekly link roundup of small business buzz, musings and muchness. A curation of the best small business talk around the web.
A guide to cash flow management for startups
“It may be a cliche, but it is inescapable. Cashflow is the lifeblood of any company that wants to avoid being the one in two that will fail in their first year. The key to success for startup companies, more than ever before, is to get funds coming in as soon as possible while, where reasonable, delaying outgoings.” (The Guardian)
Go Ahead, Work on Multiple Startup Projects
“People will tell you that you need to work on one thing and one thing only. You need blinders on, like a horse on a racetrack. But I’m not a horse, and I’m not going around a circle where memorizing the curve will help me get to the finish line faster. If we keep the blinders on, we’ll careen off to the side at some point. Life is slippery and unpredictable.” (The Wall Street Journal)
The best startups from CES 2013: Touchscreen routers, electric skateboards, and lots of therapy
“Plenty of startups made a splash at CES 2013, signaling the start of a new era. They weren’t all killer ideas, but the ever-growing presence of consumer tech startups foretells the new shape of CES — and perhaps even the gadget world in general. Major tech companies may not have had many big announcements, but these emerging companies are where the future lies.” (VentureBeat)
Why the Startups That Survive the Series A Crunch May Be Destined for Big Things
“What will happen this year as the droves of seed funded startups crash up against the Series A crunch? And was the glut of investment just dumb money chasing bad startups, or a rational response to better opportunities? These aren’t easy questions to answer, but a paper by two Harvard economists released in December offers some interesting insights.” (Bostinno)
Leader or Manager, What Does Your Small Business Need?
“The debate continues, is leadership and management the same thing? Colleges across the country offer degrees in Management, each with required courses in leadership, so doesn’t that imply that to manage you need to know how to lead? And what are you, a leader or a manager, because we can’t be both right?” (Forbes)
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