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The Curator: VC Tips, Google’s Super-Fast Network, Simple Marketing, Essential Apps, Online Sales Tax

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


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

Entrepreneurs Dream of Jumping on Super-Fast Network. “As Google Inc. starts to roll out its elaborate Fiber project in Kansas City, the area’s entrepreneurs are plotting how to capitalize on the one-gigabit communications network in creative ways. (The Wall Street Journal)

Small Business + Small Marketing = Really Big Losses. “A lot of entrepreneurs have a problem with marketing … Simple, you see, isn’t the same thing as easy. Some things look easy – like setting up a Facebook page, or creating a Twitter account. But unless you have a strategy to guide you in using these tools and platforms – one that’s a part of your larger business plan – then no quantity of likes or tweets will get you closer to your goals than you are today.” (Forbes)

7 Essential Apps for Entrepreneurs. “These days everyone has their favorite mobile apps, ones that make both their personal and business lives run smoother. But are there any apps that are must haves for entrepreneurs and startup founders?” (ReadWriteWeb)

Small Web Retailers Speak Out Against Online Sales Tax. “Online merchants large and small may soon be collecting sales tax from customers, but the debate rages on as to whether this move will actually level the playing field for brick-and-mortars and their Web competitors.” (Fox Business)

What Startups Should Do Before They Get Into The VC’s Office. “An experienced VC would have heard thousands of pitches in his day. The good ones would tell you that they have developed a “pattern recognition”. After a while, they are able to determine (at least in their own minds) what startups would succeed or fail in a matter of minutes.” (TechCrunch)

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