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10 Online Classes Every Entrepreneur Should Take Before Starting a Business. Brand lattice. Why AngelList Matters More Than LinkedIn to Tech Startups. Getting Real. Here are the 16 chapters and 91 essays that make up the book.

Getting Real

Introduction chapter 1 What is Getting Real? A smaller, faster, better way to build software About 37signalsOur small team creates simple, focused software Caveats, disclaimers, and other preemptive strikesResponses to some complaints we hear The Starting Line chapter 2 Build LessUnderdo your competition What's Your Problem? Stay Lean chapter 3 Less MassThe leaner you are, the easier it is to change Lower Your Cost of ChangeStay flexible by reducing obstacles to change The Three MusketeersUse a team of three for version 1.0 Embrace ConstraintsLet limitations guide you to creative solutions Be YourselfDifferentiate yourself from bigger companies by being personal and friendly Priorities chapter 4 What's the big idea?

Feature Selection chapter 5. The 10 Best Business Books of All Time. Image courtesy of Moyan Brenn on Flickr There’s no denying that a master’s degree in business administration has cachet.

The 10 Best Business Books of All Time

Too bad that cachet takes a few years to achieve, comes with a hefty price tag and, these days, offers no job guarantees. Top 15 Business Books Recommended by Today's Top Entrepreneurs. 8.2K Flares6.3K781.1K680--×8.2K Flares 8.2K Flares Twitter 680 Facebook 6.3K Google+ 78 LinkedIn 1.1K inShare1,146 8.2K Flares × Summer may be over, but don’t you dare get rid of your reading list just yet… We’ve asked over 350 of today’s top entrepreneurs “What business book would you recommend to Fire Nation?”

Top 15 Business Books Recommended by Today's Top Entrepreneurs

Although John has taken the “business” part out of the equation recently, we still find that our guests continue to recommend business-related reads. Startup Tools. Startup Tools 1.

Startup Tools

Startup Tools Click Here 2. Lean LaunchPad Videos Click Here 3. Startup Compass. Small Business Resource Center. Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry.

Small Business Resource Center

Here's some advice. How-To Guides The Basics of Business Planning. The Duke Entrepreneurship Manual: A Resource for Entrepreneurs. Kauffman Founders School. Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss. Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream.

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss

Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have taken this a step further--offering in-depth classes on entrepreneurship taught by industry heavy-weights such as Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Steve Blank for free. Here are eight classes that every entrepreneur should take. Class 4 Notes Essay. Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 4 Notes Essay Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 4 of CS183: Startup.

Class 4 Notes Essay

Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Peter’s entirely. CS183: Startup—Notes Essay—April 11—The Last Mover Advantage I. The usual narrative is that capitalism and perfect competition are synonyms. The first thing to recognize is that our bias favoring competition is deep-rooted. There are, of course, cases where perfect competition is just fine. THE WHARTON MBA FOUNDATION SERIES. Lecture 1 - How to Start a Startup. Helping Start-Ups With Local Support and National Networks. Daniel Rosenbaum for The New York TimesWill Fuentes, the founder of Lemur Retail, found potential clients through the Startup America Partnership, which has nearly 12,000 members affiliated with initiatives in 30 states.

Helping Start-Ups With Local Support and National Networks

When Will Fuentes planned an extended business trip to Seattle last year, he tapped into the local chapter of a national networking group there. Within hours, Mr. Fuentes, who founded the Arlington, Va., software company Lemur Retail, had secured a work space, introductions and even restaurant recommendations via the group, the Startup America Partnership. “Before I flew out there, I already had five or six meetings set up with potential clients and other key contacts, as well as one potential acquirer,” Mr. Fuentes said. A couple of years ago, entrepreneurs would have needed several trips to make similar connections outside their own cities.

Startup America, a nonprofit organization with an all-star cast of deep-pocketed backers, is trying to bridge the gap. Mrs. Mr. Startup America Partnership. Startup Company Lawyer. The "Startup Whisperer" Tells VCs Not to Expect Such Big Stakes. Paul Graham, founder of the influential startup accelerator Y Combinator, gave some advice to venture investors at an event in San Francisco this morning: if you want to find the best opportunities for investing, start listening to what founders are complaining about.

The "Startup Whisperer" Tells VCs Not to Expect Such Big Stakes

According to Graham, who spoke at the PreMoney conference organized by another accelerator, 500 Startups, the two things that make founders most irritated are investors who take too long to make up their mind and series-A investment rounds where investors insist on too large a stake for a larger amount of money than the founders actually want (series-A rounds are a company’s earliest investment, or its first after getting some seed funding). More generally, Graham said, “do something founders want.” The advice reflects the way the startup ecosystem has shifted of the last several years. “What will happen to the VC business when that happens? Lawyers, Legal Forms, Law Books & Software, Free Information.

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