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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-08-11

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

This week's top articles include the key to launching sustainable startups, why successful entrepreneurs should mentor new startups, and more.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of August 5th - August 11th:


Live Planning: The Key to Launching Sustainable Startups
What causes some startups to succeed while others fail? One well-known startup accelerator’s focus on business planning strategies is leading to tremendous success and may provide the antidote to failing startups.
Why All Successful Entrepreneurs Should Mentor New Startups
Earlier this year, the Founder Institute recognized 13 extraordinary mentors, who went above and beyond to help entrepreneurs launch hundreds of meaningful and enduring companies in 2012. Among these exceptional individuals, is Phil Morle, who recently sat down with Startup Smart and shared the 5 top things startups should know about mentoring.
Listen, Learn, and Be Scrappy
You want to launch a new company, but where do you start? Most entrepreneurs logically focus on product design and engineering first, but I urge you to think again and start with marketing instead. How do you start with marketing when you don’t have a product yet, you ask?
Lack of Confidence, Fear of Failure Hold Women Back From Being Entrepreneurs
Women often don't think they are capable of launching their own businesses, which is one reason there are significantly fewer female entrepreneurs than male entrepreneurs, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Women's Report released today.

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