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More Small Business Start-up Links to Check Out



We’re taking a couple of days off for the Thanksgiving weekend. So instead of our regular Logo Design News which we post nearly every Friday, here’s a round up of links from around the web that we recommend for small business owners:

Entrepreneur Breakdowns and Breakthroughs
Key Idea (actually there are lots of great ideas in this video): “I’ve had my share of failures. That’s kinda what makes a person ready for success.”

Here’s the whole video:

From Inc Magazine: An Interview with Sir Richard Branson on entrepreneurial audacity.
Key Idea: “…true audaciousness comes about with just those people who have the pluck and the courage to say: Screw it; let’s do it.” (Bonus: here are 9 inspiring things Richard Branson has said about small business.)

More from Inc Magazine: 6 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch. Lots of good stuff here from insights on creativity to disagreement.

From Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse: 3 Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid.
Key Idea: “I met with our accountant quarterly to sign off the accounts and it always felt like a nuisance. I thought all that mattered was the cash-flow… I was just focusing on how much cash we had and whether we had enough to make it through the next three months.” Lots of good stuff in the comments too.

From Paul Graham: How to Get Start-up Ideas. It’s long but worth it.
Key Idea: “Why do so many founders build things no one wants? Because they begin by trying to think of startup ideas. That m.o. is doubly dangerous: it doesn’t merely yield few good ideas; it yields bad ideas that sound plausible enough to fool you into working on them.” Sounds like advice from the excellent book: Nail It Then Scale It.

From David Hauser: 25 Entrepreneurs Tell What they Wish They’d Known…
Key Idea: “Since entrepreneurs are the most qualified to give other entrepreneurs advice about starting a business, I decided to ask 25 entrepreneurs about the number one thing they wish they’d known before founding their first startup… It’s invaluable whether you’ve recently started a business or you’re looking to start one.”


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