What’s happening in the world of startups? At today’s speed, changes happen by the minute.
That’s why here at Hop Online we’ve decided to help you navigate the endless depths of newly published content.
If you’re running or interested in founding a startup, here are the 10 best articles since the beginning of 2015 to read. They’re the cream of the crop in our opinion, and we hope they help you and your startup get off to a good start this year.
Let’s dive right in!
Hot Startups + Tech Developments to Watch
We learn best by doing. But it never hurts to see how someone else is getting it right, either. Take a look at the most exciting startups of 2015, and check out the top tech trends you should follow to stay ahead of the curve.
Motivation + Lessons for Startup Founders
The road to a successful startup is long and arduous. As the backbone, founders need to keep motivated, even when self-doubt and exhaustion start to gather in a storm cloud.
So it’s time to step back, look at the big picture, and take all the lessons you can from fellow founders, past and present.
In this very interesting piece, Francisco Dao argues that when we look at the big picture, it doesn’t really matter if your ideas haven’t really lifted off — your new app or tool won’t be the peak of your life, which means you can finally relax.
We just loved how Greg Gottesman used the Seahawks metaphorically to illustrate the 5 most important lessons every entrepreneur should learn if they want to be successful. And these lessons are just as dramatic as the last Superbowl game.
In this guest post, Katherine Halek gives us a history lesson on how a failure for some might be a success for others, and also points out the traits of a successful entrepreneur.
2015’s Best Practices for Startups
So what’s the focus of 2015 for startups so far? Many entrepreneurs are discussing the right time to hire, the right people to hire, and in the list below we’ve included a handy article on great new tools you can use to manage your team, however big it is.
Although geared towards e-commerce owners, we found that these 30 tools can be of use to many other types of startups, as well.
How to Deal with Problems Like a Boss
It’s clear that startups’ biggest problem is financing. With alt finance and venture capitalists, financing options are abundant. But how do you make the right choice? Find the answer to this and other questions below, and learn how to avoid the standard bumps you’ll likely encounter.
Mistakes. We all make them. But for entrepreneurs they could spell the end of their dreams. Use this article as a reference guide on what not to do.
Brian Hughes brilliantly illustrates the hardships every entrepreneur endures, and gives answers on how to overcome them. Just starting your business? You might want to read this.
Final Thoughts from Our Team
As a startup ourselves, we come across all the issues discussed above on a regular basis. No one’s immune, since in our fast-developing field the standards, rules, and best practices are always shifting.
As long as you’re confident in your business idea, we’re sure that you’ll be able to make it work. It’s all about keeping an open mind, taking surprise turns in stride, and reminding yourself of the reason why you started this whole big adventure.
Tell us, what was your favorite startup post from this list? Have another one to add?