Starting a business requires planning and making key decisions along the road. It takes commitment, persistence and passion. And there are lots of questions you need to answer before you kick-start the idea. You should figure out who your customers are? Where are they? Do they need what you are selling? What pains do they have? What problems would they like you to solve? What are they willing to pay for? There is no such thing as the ideal time to start anything in life, you can never be certain about the “right” time to start a business. The time is always now.
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START AND GROW
How to allocate ownership fairly — Joel Spolsky
Dear Co-Founder –King Sidharth
Minimum Viable Personality –Fred Wilson
Focus is about saying no –Steve Jobs
Why Startups Need a Strong Vision –Des Traynor
How my lifestyle business became a startup — Clint Watson
Pivoting is really hard –Shail Lavingia
Launch your site too soon — Housefed
3 Things You Must Do To Recruit Top Tech Talent– Mashable
Hard or Soft? Which Way to Launch?–Jen McCabe
Top 100 Business and Technology Twitter Accounts You Must Follow –HuffingtonPost
5 Ways to Push Your Company Past the Startup Phase– Mashable
17 Simple Tips On Working At A Startup -LinkedIn Today
7 Lessons Learned From Launching 5 Products– Quicksprout
Here’s A Great Philosophy On How To Build A Startup–Businessinsider
Is your business guilty of these 6 blogging mistakes–Mashable
11 things i wish i knew before starting my first startup–Quicksprout
5 Startup Hiring Mistakes That Can Crush Your Culture–Onstartups
How To Staff A Startup With (Almost) No Money–Readwrite
A Young Entrepreneur’s Quick Path to Profitability–Youngentrepreneur
Truth Will Out – Why Authenticity is the Key to Growing Your Business–Kissmetrics
The Best Startup Decision I Ever Made: 8 Founders Fess Up—ReadWrite
Why Startups Need a Well Articulated Strategy– BothSidesofTheTable
Why Helping Others is Good Business—Inc.
10 Lessons from a First Time Entrepreneur—Slideshare
10 Checks to Ensure Your Twitter Profile is Growing Your Business—Quicksprout
Social Media and the Startup – How much is too much?—Forbes
Startups Are NOT Glamorous – They Run on Fear—LinkedIn Today
6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation—Fastcodesign
5 Ways to Generate More Business From LinkedIn—SocialMediaExaminer
8 key Elements Make Your Business Transformative–Forbes
Nine Startup Tips From Michael Dell—BusinessInsider
10 Tips for Keeping Your Products Lean—Under30CEO
Knowing When To Take The Entrepreneurial Leap—GrowVC
The 5 Basic Building Blocks For Branding Your Startup—Fastcodedesign
Startup Tribes: Tips on Roles and Recruiting—Onstartups
6 Secrets to a Successful Start-up—Inc.
13 cost-saving websites for entrepreneurs—TheNextWeb
Angel Investing Strategies—-PointandFigures
On Startup Values—Rohitsharma
In Startups And Life, You Need Plan A, B, And Z—-Techcrunch
10 Start-up Mistakes to Avoid in the New Year—Inc.
10 Real-World Things To Consider Before Scaling Your Startup—Readwrite
21 social media marketing tips from the pros–Socialmediaexaminer
7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement–Socialmediaexaminer
Getting Your First Customer — Dharmesh Shah
5 Marketing Lessons From Lady Gaga–LinkedIn Today
Marketing Vs Owning Relationships—Chris Brogan
The Advanced Guide to Link Building—QuickSprout
10 marketing hacks that help entrepreneurs get the job done—TheNextWeb
10 Internet Marketing Strategies to Start Today—Under30CEO
5 Social Media Biz Strategies You’ll See This Year—Mashable
10 Lessons in Brilliant Marketing—Entrepreneur
ON PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY
Take Back Your Life in Ten Steps-HBR
Time Starved? How to Keep Meetings Short–Entrepreneur–Entrepreneur
Now is the time to do–LinkedIn Post
Why you are smarter on a weekend–LinkedIn Post
Who is a GREAT Entrepreneur? -Alltopstartups
Fear is a four- letter word–Inc.
8 Things Really Successful People Do–Inc.
What’s the Most Difficult CEO Skill? Managing Your Own Psychology –Ben Horowitz
13 Ways to Pull Off a Killer Presentation– Jason Baptiste
It’s Never Been a Better Time To Be An Entrepreneur–StartupWeekend
The Bad Habits of Good Negotiators—LinkedIn Today
12 Unconventional Interview Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask—Onstartups
5 Money Moves Everyone Should Make By Age 30—BusinessInsider
Five Writing Tips that Can Double Your Salary—LinkedIn Today
18 Radically Successful People Who Lived With Their Parents—MentalFloss
How Failure Made These Entrepreneurs Millions—Entrepreneur
3 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success—Inc.
Three Things I’ve Learned From Warren Buffett–LinkedIn Today, Bill Gates
Three Ways To Make Personal Growth Your Top Priority—LinkedIn Today
The Number One Job Skill in 2020—LinkedIn Today
How To Go From Being a Disaster—To a Great Speaker—LinkedIn Today
9 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn From Woody Allen—Techcrunch
25 of The Best Social News Apps You Can Actually Use–Alltopstartups
Successful Entrepreneurs Think This Way—GrowThink
Entrepreneurs: *DO* Be A Hero-–Onstartups
5 Simple Daily Habits to Practice This New Year—Entrepreneur
10 Mobile Apps To Make Your Business More Productive in 2013—Forbes
The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen—LinkedIn Today
Congratulations, You Failed—LinkedIn Today
45 Amazing Resources for Stirring Up Your Creativity–Alltopstartups
16 Must-Try Apps and Websites For Entrepreneurs—Ubder30CEO
Note: This list is constantly being updated!
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