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Here's a collection of Startup Tips from around the web. This is just the beginning. My goal here is to build
this into the "Mother of All Startup tips". It will take me some time to organize, because my goal is to include
quality not quantity, Startup Tips. Enjoy this first sets of of resources today and come back for more later.
Mashable asked Paul Buchheit for advice on launching Startups because he fathered two of this decade’s most successful
online products: Gmail and FriendFeed. As part of his work on Gmail, he also developed the first prototype of
AdSense, Google’s ad program. And he’s known as the engineer who suggested Google’s now famous motto: “Don’t be
This is a Collection of
Startup Tips covering software engineering, infrastructure, PR, conferences, legal and finance. They
describe best practices for an early-stage startup. We hope that you will find these tips useful, but also please
remember that they are based on subjective experiences and not all of them will be applicable to your company.
Here's a good set of quick (and practical) early stage development tips for Startups from Dharmesh Shah a
software entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of HubSpot, a software company building a
revolutionary software platform for Internet Marketing. HubSpot is Dharmesh's third software startup.
Here's 5 great Startup tips from successful entrepreneurs. Cut down on some of the pain and get right to the gain
by looking at some of the top tips for startups that "been there, done that". These tips
are arranged in the natural chronological order of a typical new business life cycle: "Ideas" to "Risk" to
"Funding" to "Systems" to "Marketing"
6 Startup tips to win over your audience at The Next Web conference, or pitching at any conference for that
matter. This is a guest post by Renato Valdes Olmos. He’s the founder of My Name is E and they won The Next Web
Startup Rally 2009.
Ron Conway: Move to Silicon Valley
Angel Investors' Ron Conway and Maples Investments' Mike Maples both explain that geography is (almost)
everything in the field of venture capital. Silicon Valley's local ecosystem of ideas, entrepreneurship, and
venture is so powerful, they say, no other region can even come close. If you're serious about your start-up,
they maintain it pays to move here because every advantage counts - Just look at what Mark Zuckerberg did.
What to Consider Before Teaming Up With a Partner - Perhaps because of the uncertain business climate, more
people are deciding to pool their talents and go into business together. Here'e an article from Entrepreneur.com,
that provides some good Startup
advice, based on experience from Brad Sugars, author of 14 business books including:The Business Coach
and Instant Cashflow.
Cash is king: 8 tips for optimizing your startup financing strategy - How startup CEOs can optimize their funding strategies and avoid the common cash management
pitfalls. These tips focus on how to make sure you understand when your cash runs out, understand what milestones
have to be achieved to get a higher valuation, and how to create the right plan to achieve those milestones in
the right timeframe.
Dharmesh Shah shares his insight and experience about building Startup sales teams: Tips For Founders. All the points below have been pulled
from startup sales teams that I think work pretty well (including the team at my marketing software startup).
Five negotiating tips for startups from VentureBeat's Entrepreneur Corner - Negotiating is never an easy process.
That said, there are a few things to keep in mind when you start putting the deal together. Venturebeat has
good tips to get the best deal possible.
Have a presentation (a “pitch deck”) prepared with which you can pitch your entire idea and business plan in less
than 20 minutes. You should also be able to provide more details if questions arise. Decks should be about 10
pages long, but what should they include? Mashable has listed the 10 components that investors care about the most and how you
should approach them.