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Don't give bullshit advice I chatted with a young guy last night about his new startup idea. He's got a vision for a social commerce app with a few cool spins on it. As I listened to him, I was thinking about how I had heard this exact pitch half a dozen times before. I also knew I had a lot to offer him in terms of help. I have a good friend that ran an almost identical company and failed. 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. Here's some advice. How-To Guides

Frrole Discloses Everything From Founders Equity to Revenue. Brings Transparency To The Startup Ecosystem - The Startup Journal - Indian Startup Stories, Startup News, Startup Resources, Interviews Amarpreet Kalkat If you are following the startup ecosystem closely then you might know that there have been long discussions about the founder’s salary, equity division, and revenue in startups. No individual or startup has ever disclosed these to the public.

IPOs by LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others could alter venture capital landscape Against the backdrop of a moribund market for initial public stock offerings and a venture capital industry hobbled by a recession, the half-dozen social-networking companies expected to go public in the coming year -- likely candidates include Groupon, Twitter, LinkedIn and, the granddaddy IPO of all, Facebook -- could be silver-winged angels. Some venture capital investors stand to make a killing from these IPOs -- though those that missed these deals could close up shop amid a VC industry downturn. At the same time, a wave of successful IPO launches may trigger a ripple effect, fattening the coffers of the survivors so they can fund a new slew of social-media derring-do.

Looking To Hire Top Talent For Your Startup? Here Are Five Things You Should Know. You may know Dan Porter as the CEO of the free multiplayer gaming and chat platform, OMGPOP, which specializes in making social games, like Puppy World, for example. What you may not know is that, for the last year, Porter has been managing and curating a free, weekly newsletter called Inside Startups. The mission of Inside Startups, Porter says, was to move people from larger companies and corporations into up-and-coming startups in an effort to galvanize the New York City startup scene. The conceit, too, is simple. If you’re looking for a job at a startup or know someone who does, simply sign up (for free) and Inside Startups will email you five great startup jobs available in New York City every Saturday. (Although cities like Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston, San Francisco, New York, and Atlanta are now included on Inside Startups’ website.)

12 Tips for Early Customer Development Interviews (Revision 3) Note: also see my 11 Customer Development Anti-Patterns post. Each time I give a talk introducing people to qualitative “customer development” conversations, I try to revisit my points. A few months ago, I gave this talk to an entrepreneurship class at Columbia Business School, and once again the list and messages evolved. Below you can find my latest thinking (here is version 1 and 2) 1.

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. Too bad that cachet takes a few years to achieve, comes with a hefty price tag and, these days, offers no job guarantees. Wouldn’t it be a nicer route to become a master of business through interesting career moves and investments, personal connections, great talks, classes and events, and a handful of enlightening business books? Let’s start with the books. We’ve broken down 10 MBA lessons, for each one there is a corresponding must-read book.

How Startup Valuation Works - Illustrated How would you measure the value of a company? Especially, a company that you started a month ago – how do you determine startup valuation? That is the question you will be asking yourself when you look for money for your company. Create an infographic timeline like this on Adioma 6 Tips for Entrepreneurs Looking for Press Almost all startups love press, and luckily it’s not too hard to get some extra exposure every once in a while. For the startups that are dying for to be mentioned, here are 6 tips to get press: 1. 36 places to submit your startup Check out this neat list of 36 places (with a few bonus ones) to submit your startup for some coverage. Since many of these places are outlets that love the latest scoop on anything innovative, and are always excited to hear from new companies, your chances of getting some press when you start here is high.

How To Get A Job At A Startup If You Have No Skills Editor’s note: This guest post is by Justin Kan, cofounder of and TwitchTV. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog. Recently I had a conversation with a friend of mine who was interested in doing product management at a startup. He was working as a consultant, but wanted to join a company like foursquare as a PM. However, he wasn’t getting any return calls and was becoming frustrated, and wanted my advice on why.

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