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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-09-01

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

This week's top articles include a no-nonsense cheat sheet for running your business, how to take action and move beyond the planning stage, and how to get through the inevitable tough times starting up.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of August 25th - September 1st:


The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting and Running Your Business
There are many types of business. Depending on your business, some of these won’t apply. All of these questions come from questions I’ve been asked.

The rules are: I’m going to give no explanations. Just listen to me.
Stop Planning. Start Doing.
Just because you’re great at planning, doesn’t mean you’re actually getting anything done. The most successful people — entrepreneurs, business owners, and even everyday professionals — are those who actually make things happen. In fact, if you’re spending the majority of your day planning, you may be sabotaging not only your productivity, but also your career.
4 Steps to Bounce Back From Failures
You and I know that failures are part of the journey. At the recently concluded Inbound Conference, Seth Godin said, "If failure is not an option, success is not an option either." Failure and success are like two faces of the same coin. Then it seems like a mystery when you see someone struggling to bounce back from a failure.
How to Get Through Founder's Despair

This start-up stuff is really hard, right? Are you starting to wonder whether yours will work? Is doubt creeping in? Are the conversations between you and your cofounder(s) moving from spirited to…weary? Do you find yourself just a little less focused than you were a few months ago?

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