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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-06-15

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include Richard Branson on taking risks, Mark Suster on why your startup needs a sales methodology, what turns off investors, and more.

Check out our must read articles for the week of June 10th - June 15th:


Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology
Like most startup entrepreneurs, when I began my first company in 1999 I had no formal sales experience.

I did have the wherewithal to visit potential customers and try to understand the pain points that I thought could be solved with our solution.
8 Deal Breakers that Send Venture Capitalists Running
Entrepreneur, startup advisor, and VC John Greathouse shares eight red flags inexperienced entrepreneurs routinely raise when pursuing venture capital investment.
Entrepreneurship: The Toughest Job You'll Ever Have
"Being an entrepreneur is the hardest job you’ll ever have," says David Klein. "The hardest work you’ll do, longest hours you’ll work, and most stressed you’ll be. Whether you find meaning in it will depend on whether you get into it for the 'right reasons.'"
Richard Branson on Taking Risks
When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone? It's easy to get stuck in a routine, especially at work (more so if you've been doing the same job for a while), and taking on a new challenge is a great way of getting out of that rut.

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