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The Curator: Customer Capital, Startup Mistakes, Funding, Saving the World

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 Curator

Here’s our weekly link roundup of small business buzz, musings and muchness. A curation of the best small business talk around the web.

Crowdfunding via customers is the new startup capital. “Hidden in the headlines was a much more powerful underlying trend. With the JOBS Act came the creation of an entirely new class of capital that could be far more valuable to startups: customer capital.” (GigaOM)

3 Fatal Errors Startups Make. “Yesterday someone asked me to tell them what the three biggest errors I see startups making when they come to me for mentoring. It didn’t take me five seconds to come up with an answer, because after over 700 startup conversations and about 1% of that in angel investments, I know this cold.” (Fast Company)

Why Entrepreneurs Will Save The World. “We aren’t engaging in hyperbole, with that headline. An entrepreneurial mindset  is a wonderful tool to use to try to solve what seem to be unsolvable problems—everything from the health care crisis to social ills.” (Forbes)

How to hit up Uncle Sam for small business funding. “Organization, accuracy, and a plan in place. For any business just starting up, these are the three keys to obtaining government funding.” (The Washington Post)

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice). “Entrepreneurship is best learned experientially, both directly and through the experiences of others.” (Forbes)

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