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6 ReadWriteStart Lists: Our Best Startup Advice

In a recent conversation here at ReadWriteStart we were talking about what readers want most. Beyond stories about where the latest funding opportunities are found, and beyond wanting to know what startups are doing that works, we know that sometimes our startup readers just want some simple practical advice.

Towards that end we’ve posted many a list. And now it’s time for a review. Here are six of our best lists in abbreviated form. From how not to kill your startup, to public speaking, to funders to follow, we at ReadWriteStart want to help. If you have ideas for future lists, please post ’em as comments below.

6 Approaches to Your Company Blog

  1. The Operations Blog
  2. The Veteran / Inspirational Blog
  3. The Prediction Blog
  4. The Research Blog
  5. The Community / Advocate Blog
  6. The Coolhunter Blog

Kevin Rose’s 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

  1. Just Build It
  2. Iterate
  3. Hire Your Boss
  4. Demand Excellence
  5. Raising Money
  6. Hack the Press
  7. Invest in Advisors
  8. Connect With the Community
  9. Leverage Your User Base to Spread the Word
  10. Analyze Your Traffic

6 Great Approaches to Public Speaking

  1. How Not to Suck at a Group Presentation LA-based investor Mark Suster
  2. Guy Kawasaki wrote this rule for PowerPoint
  3. How to Present While People are Twittering: Presentation trainer Olivia Mitchell
  4. Uncovering Steve Jobs’ Presentation Secrets: Business Week columnist Carmine Gallo
  5. The Lessig Method: :Lawyer and activist Lawrence Lessig
  6. Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces

10 Principles For Not Killing Your Startup

  1. This one’s obvious – watch your cash flow.
  2. Spot a real problem and concentrate your efforts on solving it.
  3. Identify your target market(s) and collect market feedback early on.
  4. Design and develop a minimum viable solution as fast as possible.
  5. Surround yourself with dedicated, effective people.
  6. Read Crossing the Chasm. Appreciate the difference between early adopters and mainstream.
  7. Consider other sources of competitive power than just technological sophistication.
  8. Have a plan for cutting through market noise.
  9. Invest time in selecting and testing a business model.
  10. Be creative and resourceful in meeting your objectives.

5 Great Blogs For Funding Advice

  3. A VC, @fredwilson
  4. VENTURE HACKS, @venturehacks
  5. VENTURE BLOG, @ventureblog

10 Things to Be Clear About Before You Start a Company

  1. Is this your first venture?
  2. Are you really an entrepreneur?
  3. Does your venture involve something you understand really well?
  4. Can your mother understand the value proposition?
  5. Can you see the right wave?
  6. What does your startup want to be when it grows up?
  7. Starting a company is hard and filled with uncertainty.
  8. Get a partner or fly solo?
  9. Would you refuse a well-paying job to do this?
  10. Can you raise appropriate financing?

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