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Don't Quit Your Startup Just Yet
Don't Quit Your Startup Just Yet

Before You Throw In The Towel On Your Startup
You've worked countless hours on your product to get it to market. You've sacrificed vacations and friends and sometimes even food. It happens to best of us. And some years down the line, if your "success" is not where you want it to be or have been told to expect it to be, then you'll get a wandering thought about throwing in the towel and maybe starting a quiet life on a farm somewhere.

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How To Have A Successful Site Launch
How To Have A Successful Site Launch

So you worked late into the night for months, had countless meetings with business partners, signed all the required paperwork, and now you are ready to launch your brand new project. Either the next few months are a breeze (not likely) and you'll cruise your way through an error-free path, or (most likely) you'll encounter issues so foreign to you that you'll wonder why you bothered with a company in the first place.

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6 Startup Mistakes To Watch Out For
6 Startup Mistakes To Watch Out For

If you're looking to start, or are currently in, a startup, then mistakes are part of the game. In fact, they're the biggest part of the game as you can't progress forward until you resolve the issues that you are trying to tackle. But you can perhaps mitigate some of the damage and perhaps get to your next goal faster if you tread carefully.

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Why I Quit My Job For A Startup
Why I Quit My Job For A Startup

I get asked this question a lot, as I left my job 2 years ago to work full-time on our startup Renly.co. And it's a tough question to answer because it's a unique and personal choice for anyone that attempts to do it. There are many factors to consider before taking this plunge into entrepreneurship. For example, if you have a family to maintain then quitting your job to work from a basement for 2 years probably isn't going to boast well of them. However, if you're single, don't own many possessions and are kind of tired of sitting behind a desk all day making someone else wealthy, then maybe it's right up your alley.

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When Is The Right Time To Start Your Business
When Is The Right Time To Start Your Business

Sometimes it's difficult to notice because of our usual day to day rush, but somebody owns every single business establishment that you walk into, from the local coffee shop to the small mom and pop shop. Every single one. It's a pretty cool way to look at the world and it definitely should pump you up for starting your own business at some point in your life. And in the current tech boom that we find ourselves in, there is a much less strenuous entry point into starting and owning your own company, your own brand, your own enterprise and or product. So today I'll be going over the best possible time to begin your business and when it might be more beneficial to hold back or to push ahea

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Graduating From YC Startup School
Graduating From YC Startup School

This year YCombinator held a new venture for young up and coming startups which they dubbed "Startup School". It was a 10 week course designed to help startups with any issues that they may be facing in their early stages. Startups were assigned team leaders, past YC alumni that would hold weekly online get togethers with all of the various startups that were accepted. And we were lucky enough to get to participate this year. Out of the over 13,000 applications that were received to participate in the program, only 2820 were accepted and out of those only about 1500 were able to complete the entire program.

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How To Find Your Role In A Startup
How To Find Your Role In A Startup

This is one of those topics that no one likes to talk about when starting a company. Many times it creates tensions between co-founders and many other times the members don't fit their roles correctly, which could lead to trouble down the road. So finding your proper role in your company is something that should not be overlooked.

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Top 5 Tips For Starting A Startup
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Top 5 Tips For Starting A Startup

If you've watched the many TV shows about startup life then I am here to tell you, that yes, it is like that, very much. If you're on the outside, its hilarious to watch. If you're on the inside, its a roller coaster of emotions and things going wrong. So if you're planning on being on the inside anytime soon, here are a few tips that you should follow to make the process more smooth and seamless.

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Should You Bootstrap Your Startup
Should You Bootstrap Your Startup

There are no easy answers when it comes to startup life. As each startup is 100% different with its own unique set of challenges and routes to take. But some challenges are commonplace, such as how many co-founders to have? And how to fund your startup during the first few months. Should everyone quit their jobs and go all in? Or should you take it on a part time basis. Should you look for funding immediately? Or should you spend the first few months figuring things out first?

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One Year Inside Of Our Startup
One Year Inside Of Our Startup

Something that hasn't been mentioned too much on this blog is the startup that I helped to co-found with close friends and with a close business partner over a year ago. And with the beginning of Y Combinator's Startup School this week, I think it's time for a story. A story about 5 guys looking for something some time ago, an idea, and a random meeting on a random work lunch break as we hid from our project manager. And what happened after. So join me on this tale of technology mixed with uncertainty mixed with curiosity and many many more words in b

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creating your own it crowd
creating your own it crowd

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” Thus goes the punchline of one of Britain’s most entertaining and often surreal sitcoms of the 21st century, The IT Crowd. But while the zany antics of Moss, Roy and Jen may belong squarely in the realm of fiction (and rarely have much, if anything at all to do with IT) they do capture what it’s like to work in IT support in broad terms every now and then. There’s a whole lot more to IT support than asking people if they’ve tried rebooting their thin client (although you will likely do it at least once). If you have entrepreneurial ambitions you may come straight out the gate wanting to start your own IT crowd, delivering bespoke IT and communications systems to small businesses and making the world a better place one query at a time.

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3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 Ways To Start A Freelance Career With Programming

Want to make money with your programming skills but don’t want to work for someone else? There are many ways in which you can go freelance as a programmer and be your own boss. Here are just three options to consider.

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minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
Minigame: Adding Interactivity To A New Website

Being able to keep your users hooked on your site for as long as possible is very important in modern business. The more they shop around your website, the more likely they will be to spend money, but achieve this goal can feel impossible. One of the best ways to do it is through interactivity. By providing a user with a game to play on your website, you will keep their attention for a long time. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the process of building your own web-based game.

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tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
Tips On Making Your Work Set-Up More Ergonomic

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you will have heard about the term ‘ergonomics’ in regards to our work and office set-ups. This is all about designing a workspace so that it suits you and the tasks you are carrying out, benefiting your health in the process. With that being said, read on to discover some useful tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic.

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the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru
the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru

If there is one thing that is worth understanding in more detail which is going to help you out in a big way in the future, it is finances. Unfortunately, many people simply don’t put in the required amount of effort to understand issues like investing, debt, savings etc.

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break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
Break A Leg: How To Get Started In The Healthcare Sector

Year after year, thousands of students graduate medical school one goal: become a doctor. Grad school is one element of the role, and the rest is yet to come. Are you ready for blood, guts and tears? You better be or else your career is going to circle the drain quite quickly.

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Walter Guevara
Walter G.
Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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