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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-11-23

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

This week's top articles include lessons learned from kickstarter; how to make your mobile app stand out; what investors need to learn from your business plan; and more.

 Check out our must read articles for the week of November 17 - November 23:


Lessons Learned from the Largest Kickstarter Campaign in History for a Board Game
What does it take to kick ass on Kickstarter? Ask serial entrepreneur, Dan Shapiro, who's most recent project, Robot Turtles, landed the title as the most successful Kickstarter campaign, ever, for a board game. In this post from his blog, Dan shares the lessons he learned from beginning to end, including tips for how to have a successful campaign of your own.
How to Make Your Mobile App Stand Out in the Ever-Expanding App Market
Every developer dreams of experiencing the same kind of success as apps like Angry Birds, Waze, Instagram, and Snapchat. A huge part of the success of those companies, besides their development, was their marketing strategy.

Here are 10 tips for how you can market your mobile app:
5 Ways to Get out of Startup Mode and Grow Your Business
It's time to move from startup to grown up mode and from planning to doing. In two years, you want to look back at your startup phase as an important part of your thriving business' history. You want to say,"I remember when I was sitting on my floor packing boxes myself. Now I employ over 100 people." This is the mindset to move towards and here are five ways to do it:
What Investors Want to Learn From Your Business Plan

In the post from the LivePlan.com blog, LivePlan CEO, Sabrina Parsons, outlines how draft a business plan that will effectively sell your business to investors and seal the deal you're after.

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