The Curator: Credit Card Funding, New Facebook Jobs Board, Superman Complex, Conference Time Suck, Smallbiz Survival

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.

Startups from the Cellar: Using a Credit Card to Launch a Business “Just like many great bands began in someone’s garage, a lot of very successful companies sprang to life in entrepreneurs’ basements. Google (GOOG) started as a very small company that has blossomed to one of the biggest companies in the world. Guitar Hero was a fun idea that became one of the highest- grossing games of the tech era. Both companies were started on credit cards.” (Fox Business)

Recruiters post 1.7 million jobs on new Facebook jobs board “The new app makes job recruiting on the social network more high profile, something that should worry LinkedIn. The new application, a product of the Social Jobs Partnership that Facebook started last year with several public agencies, aggregates jobs that are already available through the separate organizations to give job seekers a central location to look for work. (CNet)

Entrepreneurs Have A ‘Superman Complex’ That Holds Them Back “One the biggest lessons entrepreneurs need to learn is that some serious dangers come along with rapid growth. The very things that help entrepreneurs succeed — including willpower, individualism, and the ability to go it alone — can end up holding them back.” (Business Insider)

Should startups go to conferences? “It is not money that you need to be most careful of when running a startup. It’s time! No matter how much cash you are able to raise (or, how’s-this-for-novel, earn) time is always working against you. Unfortunately, I recently made the mistake of wasting my own time.” (Fortune)

What Do Startups Need Most Right Now? “For startups, it is the best of times and it is the worst of times. It’s easier than ever to launch a company these days. But because there are so many new companies, it’s harder than ever for startups to survive. There just aren’t enough resources to support them all.” (ReadWriteWeb)

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