The Sixty-Second Startup Digest
[IMG]http://sseblog.wordpress.com/files/2009/09/60-lg.jpg[/IMG] Busy entrepreneurs need to stay on top of all the latest startup information, but who has the time? Here's a look at what went on around blogosphere and in the news this week, in case you missed it.
[B]Small businesses received more than 26% of all the federal stimulus money spent to date, with much of it going to minority-owned or disadvantaged businesses.[/B] [URL="http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=43753&dcn=todaysnews"]Government Executive[/URL] has the details.
[B]Have you been wondering about what Twitter's Series E documents look like?[/B] [URL="http://venturebeat.com/2009/10/08/twitters-series-e-documents-in-case-youre-curious/"]See for yourself.[/URL]
[B]Mint was recently acquired by Intuit for $170 million.[/B] Mint CEO Aaron Patzer [URL="http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/08/startups-101-the-complete-mint-presentation/"]told a rapt audience how it's done.[/URL]
[B]Aaron Turner recently launched mobile payment company called RFinity.[/B] With some startup experience under his belt[URL="http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/08/startups-101-the-complete-mint-presentation/"] he has some advice for you.[/URL]. [B]You've spent thousands on a fancy Web site design but traffic retention is abysmal.[/B] [URL="http://www.startuphouston.com/2009/09/01/it%E2%80%99s-not-about-the-design-it%E2%80%99s-about-the-user-experience/"]Don't blame the customer.[/URL] [I]Flickr image courtesy of [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/angermann/2163548031/"]angermann[/URL].[/I]