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A Day Job Is So Much Easier Than Entrepreneurship | Financial Samurai

A Day Job Is So Much Easier Than Entrepreneurship | Financial Samurai | startup world | Scoop.it

A day job is a walk in the park compared to entrepreneurship. It’s brutally difficult to make a meaningful amount of income on your own, but at least it builds character!

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- Thisisgoingtobebig.com - Hire today or gone tomorrow: How your startup is getting lapped by companies who know how to hire

- Thisisgoingtobebig.com - Hire today or gone tomorrow: How your startup is getting lapped by companies who know how to hire | startup world | Scoop.it
There will always be an excess of bad ideas and dumb money in the market--so we'll always be compl...
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Why you should market your startup earlier than you think « Leo starts up

Why you should market your startup earlier than you think « Leo starts up | startup world | Scoop.it
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How to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur

How to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur | startup world | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This blog post has been excerpted from an article that was originally published by Zvi Band on his blog.  The question is not how far. The question is, do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith, to go as far as is needed?
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4 Startups Doing Social Good

4 Startups Doing Social Good | startup world | Scoop.it
Recently Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping Point and Blink, made the claim that history’s greatest entrepreneurs are amoral.
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Lessons Learned From a Kickstarter Campaign Gone Wrong

Lessons Learned From a Kickstarter Campaign Gone Wrong | startup world | Scoop.it
A word to the wise for all of of you startup founders considering raising funds via Kickstarter: “A product is not a product,” Mike Vahey and Frank Taylor told me.  “Kickstarter has a very interesting vetting process.” Vahey and Taylor are working...
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Apple’s Minimum Viable Product | @andrewchen

Apple’s Minimum Viable Product | @andrewchen | startup world | Scoop.it
I always hate when designers talk about how Steve Jobs is so amazing and how he'd never settle for anything but the best, blah blah blah.
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Why Your Links Should Never Say “Click Here” - UX Movement

Why Your Links Should Never Say “Click Here” - UX Movement | startup world | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted your users to click your links, but didn’t know how to get them to act? When some designers run into this problem they’re tempted to use the words click here on their links.
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Building It Is Not Enough: 5 Practical Tips On User Acquisition

Building It Is Not Enough: 5 Practical Tips On User Acquisition | startup world | Scoop.it
Just because you build a great product doesn't mean you'll just get users. 5 tips on user acquisition in a startup.
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9 Essential Legal Resources for Startups

9 Essential Legal Resources for Startups | startup world | Scoop.it
One of the biggest benefits of founding a startup is that you have ultimate authority over all decisions (or at least a sizable voice amongst other co-founders).
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Startups' War on Meetings

Startups' War on Meetings | startup world | Scoop.it
When Paul Betts worked as a software developer at Microsoft, he grew frustrated by the number of meetings he had to attend. So he coded a program that linked up with his Outlook schedule.
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The Moment I Became An Entrepreneur

The Moment I Became An Entrepreneur | startup world | Scoop.it
Fuck. My bosses had invited me to grab lunch at the sandwich shop across the street again. After almost a year there I had learned that whenever they invited me to grab lunch at the sandwich shop...
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How much should a start-up CEO make? | VC Adventures

How much should a start-up CEO make? | VC Adventures | startup world | Scoop.it
I was asked this question at a talk I gave to the recently graduated TechStars Boulder class and thought it deserved wider dissemination than to just the group...
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Startup Lessons Learned From Digg

Startup Lessons Learned From Digg | startup world | Scoop.it
This week we were dealt a great reminder about the importance of timing and customer-focus when building a business with the sale of the final assets of Digg.
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The 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs

The 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs | startup world | Scoop.it
1. Seven days thou shalt labor, and do all thy work, for the startup life knows no sabbath. That includes holy days. All-night coding sessions, missed meals, and triple espressos are the order of the day.
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When Bootstrapping Is Not the Answer – and Other Funding Advice from Yesware’s Matt Bellows

When Bootstrapping Is Not the Answer – and Other Funding Advice from Yesware’s Matt Bellows | startup world | Scoop.it
Matt Bellows knows funding. As Co-Founder and CEO of Boston-based Yesware, a sales productivity tool, he closed a $1M seed round in April 2011 and a $4M Series A round this past April.  At his previous startup, he bootstrapped.
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A Quick Guide to the Funding Landscape for Startups

A Quick Guide to the Funding Landscape for Startups | startup world | Scoop.it
For startups, not all dollars are created equal: some come with board seats, others with interest rates, and a few with nothing at all.
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Starting Up With Jessica Alba: An Interview with The Honest Company Co-Founder Brian Lee

Starting Up With Jessica Alba: An Interview with The Honest Company Co-Founder Brian Lee | startup world | Scoop.it
When Jessica Alba is in your startup, there isn’t much question as to who’s the face of the company (tie goes to the ”Sexiest Woman Celebrity” as determined by Victoria’s Secret 2007).
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What makes a good engineering culture?

What makes a good engineering culture? | startup world | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 17): One of my favorite interview questions for engineering candidates is to tell me about one thing they liked and one thing they disliked about the engineering culture at their previous company.
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It’s a long life in the small Valley by Michael Waxman

I moved to Silicon Valley when I was 19 to embark on my first startup. I knew nothing and virtually nobody except for my co-founder. It was 2006 and it wasn’t as easy to learn the ropes back then.
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When to Outsource: 5 Decisions

When to Outsource: 5 Decisions | startup world | Scoop.it
It's easier than ever before to outsource services. Here's how to find out if you should do it.
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5 Practices Startups Should Borrow From Big Businesses

5 Practices Startups Should Borrow From Big Businesses | startup world | Scoop.it
There’s plenty that startup founders can learn from old-school Fortune 500 CEOs, stodgy though they may seem. Here are five lessons that fly in the face of the typical startup ethos.
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Startup to fight cancer via patients' immune response - Boston Herald

Startup to fight cancer via patients' immune response - Boston Herald | startup world | Scoop.it
Startup to fight cancer via patients' immune responseBoston HeraldBut Patrick Stern has at least two things going for him: Sextant's selection last month as a finalist in the $1 million MassChallenge startup competition, and a proprietary...
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