Every week we put together great startup articles across the web we think you will find useful. Most of these startup articles are on starting and growing your business. Some of the articles are a few of the most shared startup stories on the web this week. These are selected startup articles you can read for ideas on how to make your business better.

Get funded! An idiot’s guide to angel investment

Silicon Valley’s most prolific angel investors are beginning to act a lot like venture capitalists. The early pioneers — dubbed “super angels” — took a page out of venture capital’s books by forming funds and investing other people’s money into tech startups, as well as their own.

Pssst: 6 things VCs want to see (and don’t want to see) in your pitch

Talk about stressful situations: A would-be entrepreneur’s first meeting with prospective investors tends to be fraught. Here are 6 things that venture capitalists really wish you’ll do to make the whole process a lot more productive.

3 Twitter Tools to Enhance Your Marketing

Are you looking for tools to help better manage your Twitter presence? Managing your Twitter presence along with your other online networks can be difficult if you have limited resources.

Every Entrepreneur Needs to Master Public Speaking

As a mentor for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, I talk to a fair number who may have a great vision and a strong engineering background, but have a negative interest in the role of public speaking in business.

How to Get Startup Ideas

The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself. The very best startup ideas tend to have three things in common:

Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like

It’s 4.50am. Sunday morning. And I couldn’t sleep. I have much on my mind since I just returned from a week on the road. 5 days. 3 cities. Late night Mexican food. Beers. Airports. Delays.

How To Be Thankful For The Opportunity To Do What You Do, And Defining Your Own Success

As a self-taught filmmaker who spent the last year trying to get his first real project up and running, I’ve come across my fair share of disappointments, near misses, and financially tight times. As with any startup or personal project,…..

Starter League: Bootstrapped To $1 Mil With No Programming Skills

How does a guy who couldn’t learn to program end up bootstrapping a programming school that generated over $1 million in its first year?Neal Sales-Griffin is the co-founder of The Starter League, a school in Chicago that teaches people from all over the world how to code, design, & ship web apps.

Sorry, No Calls

Dear Friend, I know you’ve asked to setup a “quick call” to chat.  Could be just an introductory “get to know you” call, or you might just want to catch-up, or there’s a specific question or topic you have in mind.

9 Things A Boss Should Never Say To An Employee

There’s been a fair amount of discussion recently in the media on the worst communication mistakes employees make, and the negative comments employees…

How to Find Top Tech Talent on Social Media

Most recruitment processes are costly and ineffective. Hiring managers are bogged down by unqualified applicants and an excess of resumes. In fact, Bradford Smart, president of the recruiting firm Smart & Associates, says that only 25% of hires are considered top performers.

Innovative Ideas in Product Packaging

In 2010, when Veronica Rains and her partner, Jeffrey Bailey, started Wholesome Chow in Los Osos, Calif., their approach was hands-on, to say the least. They made the organic, gluten-free, vegan baking mixes in a commercial kitchen,..

The Art of Starting Smart in 2013

The time to start that business is now. It’s now cheaper to start an online business than it was 10 years ago. There are now lots of  free startup resources to help you put …

How to Make Sure People Are Listening to You on Social Media

Time magazine recently announced the “Four More Years” tweet sent from @BarackObama’s Twitter account, which included a picture of the president and first lady sharing a heartfelt embrace, as the most popular tweet of all time.

Bringing Lean Startup to Life at GE

At a party in NYC recently, I was challenged by a VC to name the biggest company currently using Lean Startup practices. I think he expected me to describe a medium-sized startup or maybe some small,…



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