The Curator: 7 Deadly Sales Sins, Women and Minorities in Tech, Smallbiz Writer’s Block, Money and Capital

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.

The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups “Here are “7 Deadly Sales Sins” committed by many startups today. Some of these may sound familiar to you, but by identifying and address these mistakes, you will help your company succeed.” (TechCrunch)

More Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Entering Tech “Female and minority entrepreneurs are still rare in the technology industry, although there are several efforts to change that balance …” (The Wall Street Journal)

Are Millennial Internet Entrepreneurs Hurting The Economy? “Every day, some start-up company founded by a Millennial entrepreneur gets purchased for millions of dollars. And as a result, yet another Millennial millionaire is born. These ambitious Millennials are applauded, lauded, and hailed as innovators all before they spot their first grey hair.” (Forbes)

Curing small business writer’s block “One thing that small businesses always seem to struggle with is writing. In my conversations with them, it’s always a topic that comes up. Owners aren’t sure what to put on their website, emails, blogs, even social media updates. (The Boston Globe)

Small Business Strategies: 10 ways to make more money “Hucksters and the media make it seem like you can get rich quickly. Experienced entrepreneurs know no such magic exists. Nevertheless, ways have been proven to make more money.” (USA Today)

Raising capital may get easier for startups “Startups may have an easier time raising money and may be able to tap new sources of cash if a proposed rule is finalized. The rule, issued earlier this week by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, allows companies to advertise private stock sales to investors who make more than $200,000 a year or are worth more than $1 million.” (Austin Business Journal)

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