Management Resources for Internet Businesses - Blogs

  • Mission Statements
    Mission statements can be seen as optional, but according to this blog entry, they are as critical as your business plan. Take a look at the main points about mission statements, and be inspired.
  • Ten Startup Lessons Worth Knowing
    Hats off to mark Goldenson, for taking the time to be honest and share his experience with a failed startup. Most people hide in the sand, and then no one benefits. Mark has created an outstanding …
  • Advice for Winning Competition: Kayak
    Entrepreneur Sam Shank is no innocent by-stander as he analyzes Kayak's chances for taking market share from TravelPost. Why? Well, he founded the original company upon which Kayak is now built. …
  • Analysis of a Business - TravelPost and Kayak
    Entrepreneur Sam Shank, founder of DealBase, has taken his extensive expertise and shared it with us in the form of this competitive analysis. Here he is looking at how Kayak might take on …
  • Focus is the Key to a Successful Startup
    The clock is always ticking, and the money (if you even have any) is running out by the day. With so little to leverage, you need to make sure that the focus of your company’s product offer …
  • Finding A Great Co-Founder
    It's always a dilemma: go it yourself, or share the work. When you are starting a new business, the idea of a co-founder can be a tough decision, particularly if you are reluctant to share the …
  • Great Customer Service
    David Hornik writes about the need for great customer service, and points out rightly, that SaaS products, which have Service in their name, really need to pay attention. The two companies he …
  • Lean Internet Startup
    In another information article, Eric shows the technology side of creating a lean startup. We have long been proponents of lean startups, (see our article on staffing,
  • Typical Startup Mistakes
    In this blog article, there are some typical mistakes an early stage start-up makes. Here are the ones we feel are most important: 1. Don't price your product too low 2. Don’t let nonbelievers …
  • People Make or Break Your Business
    Many angel investors will evaluate your company equally on the idea and the people who will implement the idea. This blog article by Growthink lists seven qualities of your management team that …
  • Tough Talk for Tough Times: What the CEO Should Be Saying Now
    Perhaps you are the CEO, or else, you are hearing the CEO, or, you are a Board Member and want the CEO to talk. In any …
  • The First-Time CEO's Recession Survival Guide
    What do you do when you have just started your company, and boom, a recession hits? Here’s a great blog entry that Glenn Kelman, the CEO of Redfin, an online real …
  • Technology for Humans: Gloom and Doom... But We Will Persevere
    How do you manage your new business in a downturn economic environment? How does it affect your business strategy, and raising money?
  • The Psychology of Entrepreneurial Misjudgment, part 1: Biases 1-6
    A great post that all your executive management team should read, so keep yourselves out of the mistake arena.
  • Why vision statements matter
    One of the great venture capital blogs, BeyondVC offers some insight from a VC point of view about why you want to take the time to create your vision statement. Don’t forget to include it …
  • How to Change the World: The Art of the Board Meeting
    By far one of our favorite entrepreneur writers, Guy again points out where we need to be awake: in the board meetings. He uses his usual humor, and light-handed approach to make a potentially dry …
  • Board of Directors 101: How to Run a Meeting
    Picking up on a great article by Guy Kawasaki, Chrstine adds her on take on some important points about running a good board meeting. In short, you can have a great board, but if you don’t …
  • Venture Law Lines: The Startup Board of Directors
    A great place to read about the ins and outs of getting a board of directors.
  • The Startup Pyramid
    In this presentation from the FBFund Incubator summer, Sean Ellis gives a picturial understanding about strategy, and points out the pit falls that early stage startups encounter. He goes into …