Discovery has been a feature of the Internet for a long time, but there's an important difference between "today's most-emailed stories" and content that relates to the stories I've read, liked, or reviewed. This is discovery based on me.
If you're an experienced coder and user interface designer, nothing is easier than throwing together a web site. (Heck, in Silicon Valley even the waiters can do it.) But for the rest of us mortals, whose eyes glaze over at the thought of web site design, here's a handy how-to guide.
I saw myself as an entrepreneur later on in my life -- I thought I would need more money, resources and clout on my side in order to own a business. But I learned that what I needed most of all was a sound strategy.
Founders like Brian Scudamore remind us that rather than breakthrough ideas accelerated by loads of venture capital, it is often simple solutions to everyday problems, combined with years of persistence and business-building, that lead to entrepreneurial success stories.
I have just one question for the jobs debate: If entrepreneurship is this vital to the American economy, why aren't we teaching every high school student in this country how to start and operate a small business?
When you are building your product and thinking about your go to market strategy, you can focus on getting everyday internet users first. Or you can focus on getting brands first and working with them to get users.
"Stick to what you know" seems like common-sense advice, but I have watched many business people make the same mistake I did. Once things start to go well, entrepreneurs think success will last forever.