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This Week’s Top Knowledge Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-05-03

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

This week's top articles include the consensus advice on productivity; what angel investors look for in startups; how to charge money for non-existent products; and how successful entrepreneurs validated their ideas.

Check out the top startup and entrepreneur articles from the week of April 27th.

The Consensus Advice on Productivity for Entrepreneurs

By sifting through recent articles, guides, top ten lists, and infographics written by experts around the web, we've distilled the consensus advice that entrepreneurs need to know on a key topic. Featured across 22 sources, this week's topic is Productivity Habits.

David Rose: What Angel Investors Look For in a Startup

Inc.com interviews David Rose, founder of the New York Angels investing group and CEO of investment firm Gust, to get his inside look at angel investments. When asked about the characteristics he looks for in entrepreneurs, he says, "The number one thing I look for is integrity."

How To Charge Money For Things That Don't Exist Yet

Steli Efti of Close.io has written a quick guide on how entrepreneurs can charge money for things that do not exist yet. As Steli says, "The best way to discover if your product has a real market is to sell first and build second."

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

Over on Entrepreneur, Anand Srinivasan has compiled a helpful group of nine entrepreneurs who share their experiences on validating their business idea. The group includes the founders of Drip, Flashnotes.com, CheckMaid.com, Tailwind, OpenBay, Bizness Apps, Net Irrigate, and Hipzbag.

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