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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Great Resource: VentureBeat's Entrepreneur Corner

Entrepreneurs: you should check out VentureBeat's Entrepreneur Corner - an excellent resource for startups and small businesses that are looking to get to the next level.

Here are some of their recent stories:

1. The Benefits of Failure: Failure is never fun, but it’s not something you should live in fear of. JLABS CEO Judy Estrin, in an entrepreneurial thought leader lecture given at Stanford University, notes that when they’re not given the opportunity to fall short of new goals, engineers and thinkers are incapable of setting their sights high.

2. The Delusion of the Perfect Product:
I’m going to tell you something you may already know: There is no such thing as a perfect product. While it’s a pretty obvious fact, it’s still something that any manager can (and often does) forget – and the results can be like quicksand for the company, turning your lean start-up into a lumbering beast.

3. 14 Tips for Building a Startup Sales Team: Your sales force is your company’s lifeblood. No matter how good your product is, it won’t sell itself, no matter how much you believe otherwise. Establishing a competent, effective team to draw customers is often challenging for entrepreneurs, though, who would rather focus on research and development or chase VCs.

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