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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-08-04

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

This week's top articles include how to deliver a winning pitch, why entrepreneurs choose freedom over money, tips for bootstrapping, and how to build an IP strategy.


Check out our must read articles for the week of July 29th - August 4th:

Why Entrepreneurs Choose Freedom Over Money
"Show me the freedom" doesn’t have quite the same ring as "Show me the money," but it could be the tagline for a movie about entrepreneurs.

Despite reporting more day-to-day stress, lower earnings and more hours worked than people employed by others, research shows that entrepreneurs are more satisfied with their jobs -- and happier in general.
BeforeWeDo Wins 14th Founder Showcase With a Mission to Reduce the $16B STD Burden in US
On Wednesday July 17th, BeforeWeDo won the Founder Showcase Pitch Competition in front of 400 investors, founders, and press in Mountain View, CA. Represented onstage by Founder & CEO, Stefan Broda, BeforeWeDo empowers sexually active people to manage your sexual health at home.
Bootstrapping Your Startup to Scalability and Profitability
When you first start your small business, chances are, especially if you are bootstrapping, you're focused on getting started, and getting through the first year or two. That is, after all, as we've all heard, when most small businesses fold, isn't it?
How to Build an IP Strategy for Your Startup

From pre-formation, incorporation, to IP strategy, Touraj Parang explains what to expect to pay in legal fees and how to save money, and offers tips on hiring lawyers for your business effectively and efficiently.

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