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3 Ways to Connect With Top Influencers in the Startup World

epope@genereralassemb.ly
Are you convinced that you have the next great tech startup idea, if only you could connect with the right people? The fact is that there is no magical formula for connecting with leaders in your industry; it takes talent, hustle, and sometimes, a little bit of good old fashioned luck to rise to the top.
3 Ways to Connect With Top Influencers in the Startup World

Socially Stephanie: New Sites for the Socially Minded

StephanieFrasco
"Dear Socially Stephanie: I like to think of myself who is willing to try new tools and stay on top of the social media game. Are there any new sites that are worth trying out and can you give me a few examples of how a small business like mine might be able to use them?"
Socially Stephanie: New Sites for the Socially Minded

10 Startup Founder Blogs That Every Entrepreneur Should Read

epope@genereralassemb.ly
Starting a company is hard, and finding reliable advice along the way can be even harder. There are thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, and bloggers who churn out new business advice every day, but how can you trust that it’s advice worth taking? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite business blog.
10 Startup Founder Blogs That Every Entrepreneur Should Read

E-commerce Start-ups to Look Out for in 2014

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Many of the reputable companies have physical shops spread worldwide along with their online presence, while others only exist on the web. Whether they are tangible or intangible, they have developed in a mammoth scale to drive consumers to purchase from them, making it difficult for start-ups to compete and survive in this fast-paced millennium.
E-commerce Start-ups to Look Out for in 2014

Don't Growth Hack Me, Bro!

Andy Newbom
The truth is: Not everyone can become filthy stinking rich. No matter how much you focus on growth you are still exponentially more likely to fail than to succeed. For every awe-inspiring Stanford rich-dads son rags to riches heart-tugging story of success there are approximately 1,430 wimpering failures and at least 72 epic startup failures.
Don't Growth Hack Me, Bro!

Creating Authentic Growth (for Your Startup)

MarketingXLerator
On March 27th, at the #StartupMarketingConf, Sean Ellis, Founder and CEO of Qualaroo and GrowthHackers.com (in a 2010 blog post, he coined the term #GrowthHacker), presented the morning keynote "Stacking the Odds for Authentic Growth." This blog provides the key take aways.
Creating Authentic Growth (for Your Startup)

Starting with Nothing? Cut Corners with These Entrepreneurial Tools

Socialbarrel
Half of new business startups fail within five years, according to the latest available data from the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, as SmallBizTrends.com reports. Finding ways to conserve cash by cutting costs is essential to surviving the startup phase. Fortunately, various entrepreneurial tools can help with this.
Starting with Nothing? Cut Corners with These Entrepreneurial Tools

10 Steps to Rebrand Your City as a Startup Hub

Aaron Perlut
Much like a hipster with a good mustache, referring to your city as a haven for startups is rather “in” right now. Startup hubs are currently popping up in the older Rustbelt cities where manufacturing once led the way. Several cities are making strong runs at realistically developing ecosystems that accommodate hungry entrepreneurs.
10 Steps to Rebrand Your City as a Startup Hub

Google, Nest and the Opportunity for Startups

Chris Measures
Google has bought smart home company Nest Labs. As analysts have pointed out, Google isn’t a search engine company (and hasn’t been for some time), but is about data – collecting it and then using it to either sell you things (through adverts) or make your life better in some way.
Google, Nest and the Opportunity for Startups

Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur [INFOGRAPHIC]

leaderswest
With all of the creative web entrepreneurs that one sees everyday online, I thought this was an interesting infographic describing some common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Of course, odds are most people do better academically in high school than college but it’s still quite an interesting take on nature, nurture and why people start their own businesses.
Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur [INFOGRAPHIC]