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 last week, in case you missed it.
[B]Are advisory boards a good or bad idea for startups?[/B] Entrepreneur-turned-VC Mark Suster says [URL="http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2009/10/12/should-your-startup-have-an-advisory-board/"]that depends on your goals[/URL].
[B]All the advice from startup industry analysts who recommend entrepreneurs consider starting new green-tech business aren't just spouting rhetoric.[/B] Finance mogul George Soros recently committed a whopping [URL="http://www.mercurynews.com/business-headlines/ci_13546157?nclick_check=1"]$1 billion to the clean-tech startup sector[/URL].
[B]Do you have trouble balancing work and home life? Do you love the art of the deal? Are you addicted to pursuing the next big opportunity?[/B] You may be an [URL="http://www.drjeffcornwall.com/2009/10/hi-my-name-is-jeff.html"]entre-holic[/URL].
[B]Some startups don't need barrels of money to get off the ground[/B]. If you're a U.S.-based business looking for a micro-loan, there's a good chance [URL="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113738981"]Kiva.org can help[/URL].
[B]Startups looking to raise capital sometimes hire finders to help them out[/B]. If this is something you're considering, ‚??[URL="http://www.thestartuplawyer.com/seed-funding/should-your-startup-hire-a-finder-or-broker"]We can‚??t find investors on our own[/URL]‚?? isn't a good enough reason to go this route.
[I]Flickr image courtesy of [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/angermann/2163548031/"]angermann[/URL].[/I]