Here’s our weekly link roundup of small business buzz, musings and muchness. A curation of the best small business talk around the web.
Why do entrepreneurs fail and most startups launch “dead on arrival.” Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, founder and CEO of WatchMojo isn’t anti-entrepreneur and doesn’t want to discourage anyone from launching their own business. But he does warn those seeking to launch their startup to understand some of the lesser-discussed reasons why 99% of new businesses are Dead On Arrival. (Tech Crunch)
What is it really like to be a Venture Capitalist? Ross Fubini, an investor at Kapor Capital, meets with hundreds of startups every year and shares what really happens behind the scenes. (SFGate)
Attention Startups: Budweiser Wants Your Pitch! The winner of Ad Age’s Brand Hack will receive a $25K budget and chance to work with one of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s leading brands. (Ad Age Digital)
Is the Small Business Administration (SBA) relevant? How vital is the role of the federal government in promoting the role of small business in America? And specifically, how vital is the Small Business Administration in that promotion? (The Wall Street Journal)
Last week, startup accelerator Y Combinator turned 7. Paul Graham shares the backstory behind why he started the company and how the program now invests in more than 60 companies at once. (SFGate)
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