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Blog of David Skok, Matrix Partners

Blog of David Skok, Matrix Partners
ForEntrepreneurs listed as Number 2 in Forbe’s list of 100 Best Web Sites for Entrepreneurs. For Entrepreneurs is a blog for startups and entrepreneurs, written by David Skok, a five time serial entrepreneur turned VC (now at Matrix. Partners). It aims to address the key issues they will face in getting started, getting funded, and building a successful company. Although applicable to most startups, there is strong focus on SaaS businesses, and building a sales and marketing machine. New to this site?

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19 Entrepreneur Blogs That Will Change Your Life Posted by John Paul Aguiar in Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur Blogs To Succeed With As a blogger today you have to build your blog like a business if you want to have real long term success. So that will make you an entrepreneur, a blogging entrepreneur It doesn’t matter what type of entrepreneur you are, we all need places we can go to get great info, resources and support on our entrepreneurial journey. I wanted to share the entrepreneur blogs that I visit regularly to keep me learning, motivated and moving forward.

The Startup Toolkit Blog - Tools and guidance for confused founders In my first company, I tried to act extroverted, because I thought that’s what good leaders did. It was exhausting and counter-productive. I’ve found a more comfortable way of working and wanted to share a few thoughts and resources that have been helpful to me. The back-thumping, rapport-building, steak-and-strippers salesman is just one of several styles, and it’s not even the most effective. In fact, it tends to be actively harmful if you’re developing long-term relationships (like in large sales, long-term partnerships, and fund-raising). For all the research on this, check out SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham.

Assess — Opportunity Analysis Canvas For aspiring entrepreneurs, new approaches and tools are necessary to develop the ideas that can lead to successful companies and organizations of all types. The emergence of business model courses, tools, and competitions are a step in the right direction. The focus of these new activities is engaging aspiring entrepreneurs in customer discovery and developing and testing a business model canvas. While this is a viable approach and valuable lesson in entrepreneurship education, business models only begin to take shape when a new venture idea is formulated. Customer discovery requires having a product or service concept in the mind of the entrepreneur.

Blog 46 Flares101233--×46 Flares Click here to listen to the audio version of this post, Episode 37 of Kate’s Take. A few months ago I was sitting at my desk, clacking away on my Mac. This particular morning wasn’t too different from any other morning, I suppose. The ‘Happiness’ StartUp Part Deux. Rules to Live By. Last November, I wrote one of my favorite blog posts, the original “Happiness StartUp: Rules To Live By.” It’s still something I read at least twice a month to remind myself of why we do the things we do, why it’s important to struggle, and why to never make your memories, greater than your dreams. You’re going to go through tough times, that’s life. But, nothing happens to you, it happens for you. See the positive in negative events. Every disappointment.

12 Organizations Entrepreneurs Need to Join Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. Ever since becoming an official entreprenuer, I have been attending entrepreneurial events. I have attended and joined 1000's of different organizations. There are many out there that I personally haven't gotten anything out of.

10 Best Startups That Made An Impact In 2014 Startups pop up quicker than mushrooms but we’ve whittled this year’s huge crop down to our 10 favourite companies that launched in 2014. Our picks range from hardware bringing internet connectivity to anywhere and changing the way we charge our devices to the site that’s itself revealed some of the most interesting startup stories of the year and the one messaging app that could rule them all… The startup that surfaces brilliant startups Product Hunt It’s become such a go-to source for finding the best new apps, hardware and websites that it hardly seems believable that Product Hunt only launched in late 2013 and hit its stride early this year.

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