Weekend Read: Startup Articles You May Have Missed


Here are our picks for the top startup articles you may have missed this past week. These are some of the  best articles on startups and entrepreneurship that can be added to the reading list of every aspiring entrepreneur. As part of our weekly roundup of articles and resources, we provide our readers with a roundup of the best articles we have read in the past week and some of our best trending articles you may have missed.

#3 Reasons to Skip the Business Plan
Starting a business is like a prizefight, you can project a path but the road is still full of surprise punches.

# 7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs
In reading the start-up and tech blogs these days, one would think investors are chomping at the bit to fund startups like yours.

# Keys to Startup Success
While many people like to talk about starting their own business, only a few have the motivation and drive to actually do it.

# 12 Smart Business Exit Strategies
In my recent Spotlight interviews with Business Coach, Vicki Donlan, and National Speaker, Nancy Butler, we discussed the importance of having an exit strategy…

14 of The Best Crowdfunding Sites For Securing Funding
New and growing startups require some source of funding building great companies. Bootstrapping, angel funding, venture capital and equity….

# How to Find Startup Co-Founders Online and in the Real World
You have to sit by the side of a river for a *very* long time before a roast duck will fly into your mouth“, said Guy Kawasaki.

# 7 Reasons Why Venture Capitalists Will Hate Your Idea – Forbes
Having witnessed thousands of entrepreneurial pitches as a venture capitalist, I’ve seen the gamut from the good, the bad and the ugly.

50 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
Have you spent this week gearing up for the Summer Games? So have we. But in the midst of tacky opening ceremony apparel, broadcast faux pas and stalking Team USA’s Instagram pics, we managed to round up this week’s top digital media resources.

# Why You (Yes, YOU) Shouldn’t Raise Money For Your Business – Forbes
Why You (Yes, YOU) Shouldn’t Raise Money For Your BusinessForbesOver the years I’ve had hundreds of discussions with entrepreneurs about raising money.

# 5 Startup Lessons From “Call Me Maybe”
You’ve heard the song. A hundred times, at least. You might have grown sick of it already. That, or you’ve been dancing and singing along to it.

# Relationship Development: A Critical Component to Startup Success
What you get when you tap into other people’s brains is called network intelligence…What will get you somewhere is being able to access the information…