Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Below, I link to blog posts and other online resources that offer advice for entrepreneurs. My selections are tailored for consumer Internet startups, but should be helpful to teams in other sectors. There’s a lot of information here, so don’t try to digest everything in one session. I'll update this post periodically (and mark additional links as NEW), so please share suggestions via comments, email, or Twitter.

Key Factors for Startup Success

Personal Motivations and the Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

Startup Management Practices
Team Issues
Startup Marketing

Product Development
Other Resources
  • The HBS Rock Center has compiled a list of resources for entrepreneurs on a range of topics, including developing a business plan, fundraising, legal issues, finding a team, etc.
  • The Stanford Technology Ventures Program has a terrific library of audio and video podcasts of presentations by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists
  • Jason Calacanis hosts the weekly podcast, This Week in Startups, which features interviews with entrepreneurs and VCs
  • List of monthly "Starting Up" columns from Boston Business Journal covering many of topics above by Joseph Hadzima of MIT Sloan School and Main Street Partners (NEW 11/30)
  • Podcasts with entrepreneurs and VCs from Highland Capital (NEW 12/1)