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14 Votes
17 Answers
2.95K Views
Best guiding principle for establishing a startup culture where employees "bleed the company's colors"?

We've all heard tips & tricks for establishing great work cultures, but executing on it isn't easy. If you could only give one tip, what would be the thing that would rally the entire team...

asked Oct 10 '09 at 10:59
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Craig Daniel
223 points

7 Votes
12 Answers
3.81K Views
Survive starting a business without a paycheck?

When you start a new company, it is necessary to dedicate 100% of your time and effort to make it successful? How do you do this without a paycheck? Especially if you have a family?

asked Oct 10 '09 at 10:44
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Ricardo
4,815 points

3 Votes
2 Answers
2.31K Views
Raising money from friends who are non-accredited investors?

I am wondering as to what is the best (easiest) way to raise money from interested friends who are non-accredited. I feel like I am fortunate enough to have some wealthy enough friends who would...

asked Oct 10 '09 at 10:18
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Vineet
1,080 points

1 Votes
4 Answers
1.31K Views
Should I start a contest to drive traffic to my site?

At what point should I consider a contest as a strategy to get people to visit my business or website? What are the ways to track the ROI for this type of marketing?

asked Oct 10 '09 at 10:08
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Blizzard Digital
83 points

22 Votes
20 Answers
10.9K Views
How do I find a technical co-founder?

One of my friends is starting a company and he's looking for a technical co-founder to work with him to build a web app. Where should he look for technical co-founder? Some more details: He is a...

asked Oct 10 '09 at 09:09
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Nivi
157 points

4 Votes
5 Answers
3.97K Views
Agency consulting: Hourly vs. Fixed bids

We currently do all our work with the hourly model, charging $X/hr. $X is the same for all types of work: graphic design, print layout, website design & development, SEO, etc. But, as we are...

asked Oct 10 '09 at 08:19
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Marcus Blankenship
376 points

3 Votes
3 Answers
2.06K Views
Is LLP a good option for software startups in India?

It's now possible to form an LLP in India. But is it a good option for a startup in India? Is it the right option when one partner may be from outside India?

asked Oct 10 '09 at 07:26
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Tushar
16 points

5 Votes
10 Answers
2.34K Views
Should I get an MBA first, or just go ahead and launch our software to the global market?

Basically we created a small company a few years ago, and part of our venture is that we created this software which is really easy to use, but it currently exists only in our local language. There...

asked Oct 10 '09 at 07:24
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User14
26 points

3 Votes
8 Answers
3.33K Views
We've launched our bootstrapped startup and have a few thousand dollars for marketing. Any advice?

Our startup is PubliciTweet. We're like a Constant Contact for Twitter. While in public beta the service is completely free. We are most interested in acquiring more users than setting up payment...

asked Oct 10 '09 at 07:22
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Jaisen
28 points

13 Votes
4 Answers
2.43K Views
What's the best way to put together a board of advisors or mentors?

I'd really like to assemble a Board of Advisors, but I'm not sure how to start. I've found that being kept accountable to someone or a group of people can really serve to meet business goals....

asked Oct 10 '09 at 07:18
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Danpickett
263 points

10 Votes
10 Answers
3.19K Views
Anyone experimented with $49.95 vs. $50 Pricing for subscription software?

I've read a lot of times in the retail world where the $49.95 (or $49.99) style pricing actually increases sales vs. just making it a round figure like $50. Has anyone tried this for a...

asked Oct 10 '09 at 03:59
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Dharmesh Shah
2,860 points

11 Votes
6 Answers
2.27K Views
How do I know if I'm cut out to run my own business?

It sounds like fun to start a company, but I don't know if I can actually do it. How do you know if you can or if you're ready?

asked Oct 8 '09 at 05:35
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Jason
16,231 points