Sunday, July 11, 2010

7 Select Articles on Startups, Entrepreneurship, Small Business, and Technology

Here's a compilation of select articles and blog posts on Startup, Entrepreneur, and Small Business matters.

We typically share original content as well as good finds on twitter and facebook, but those particular news, articles, and blog posts that really stand out, we compile them here on our blog every Sunday...

How to Name Your Startup
Naming your company can be challenging and time consuming. Here are 10 tips from Ross Kimbarovsky, co-founder of crowdSPRING, published on Tech Cocktail.

5 Lessons from Startup Pitches
This is an excellent read if you're planning on every starting a new Startup, or going after VC or Angel money.  By Jason Cohen, the founder of Smart Bear Software.
US Job Growth Entirely Driven by Startups
New firms add an average of 3 million jobs in their first year, while older companies lose 1 million jobs annually. Kauffman Foundation of Entrepreneurship says: "When it comes to U.S. job growth, Startup companies aren’t everything. They’re the only thing."
Why Startups Fail?
New ventures have only a 50% chance of making it through the first five years. Many would-be moguls just aren't prepared for the reality of running their own businesses. by Lisa Smith of Investopia.
8 Questions to Ask Before Building a Business
Are you thinking of starting a new web business? Before you start, ask yourself the following eight questions. The advantage of this is that you can quickly see if the idea you’re going to throw your money and soul into is likely to work.
S.B.A. Lending Plunged in June
With the expiration of stimulus  provisions that made Small Business Administration loans more attractive to borrowers and lenders (and with efforts to renew the those provisions stalled  in Congress), SBA-backed lending all but collapsed in June. (New York Times)
Sam's Club to Offer Small Business Loans
Associated Press reported that Sam's Club said Tuesday it will offer loans of up to $25,000 to its small business members.

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  2. Article 7 link is not working. Overall I thought this was a great blog. Thanks for the tips!