Entrepreneurship RESOURCES

  • By Square
    Added on January 3, 2017
    Here's a handy guide from Square for first timers to check out that has some FAQs and pointers on getting started with your new venture. Read More »
  • By Sam Altman
    Added on December 3, 2015
    This very well may be the holy grail of starting a startup. Read More »
  • By Edith Yeung
    Added on December 3, 2015
    As Edith says, "Dreaming up great mobile app ideas is hard. Building it right is even harder, and getting it out there is the hardest of all." If you're working on an app, this is a must read. Read More »
  • By First Round Capital
    Added on December 3, 2015
    First Round puts out some of the best content in the startup space today. This survey and analysis of over 500 startup founders is truly fascinating stuff. Read More »
  • By Paul Graham
    Added on October 26, 2015
    In the latest essay from PG, he talks about the importance of knowing whether your startup is default alive or default dead and being realistic about what to do if you're dying. Read More »
  • By Andrew Artz
    Added on October 26, 2015
    [SLIDESHARE] Andrew has a great slideshare presentation about how startups should think about starting to spend their first $10k in marketing dollars. Read More »
  • By Patrick Meenan
    Added on October 26, 2015
    Patrick breaks down 5 myths about startup acquisitions and what you need to know if you see an acquisition in your future. Read More »
  • By Albert Wenger
    Added on August 10, 2015
    This is a subject I've been thinking a lot about recently. If you like asking yourself difficult questions for the purposes of personal growth, this is a must read for you. Read More »
  • By Mark Suster
    Added on May 7, 2015
    Another good one from Mark Suster. He explains why Conviction > Consensus and why this is so important for everyone in the startup ecosystem. Read More »
  • By Karen Wickre
    Added on March 16, 2015
    This is a great post. With the massive popularity of tech startups, it's about getting in and staying in. And Karen does a great job of explaining exactly how to do that. Read More »
  • By Paul Graham
    Added on March 16, 2015
    A very short post by PG standards, but an important one for entrepreneurs to understand. Don't be an expert in an earlier version of the world! Read More »
  • By Rob Hayes
    Added on January 19, 2015
    We love the First Round Reviews and have posted several of them to our Resources Section in the past as they provide amazing depth about a specific subject. This post from Rob Hayes is no different. He discusses at length the 3 most important things for first time founders to be focused on: hiring, never running out of money and having a North Star. Read More »
  • By William Hertling
    Added on October 22, 2014
    A fantastic read about how William was able "to find the time to write, publish and promote multiple books, including two award-winning bestsellers, develop a web application, maintain a blog, and present at conferences. I did all that while still excelling at my day job and actively raising three young children." Read More »
  • By Mark Suster
    Added on October 22, 2014
    A classic post from Mark on deciding whether to join a hot new startup or venture out on your own including a breakdown of some financials and expected outcomes. Read More »
  • By Nicole Glaros
    Added on July 8, 2014
    A super important post by Nicole Glaros detailing a talk that Jason Mendelson gives to the TechStars companies. It also has a link to a screencast so you can hear what Jason has to say. If your starting your first company, this is must-watch TV. Read More »
  • By Mattan Griffel
    Added on July 8, 2014
    SLIDES: There really isn't a great category for this one, so we put it into Entrepreneurship as it's critical to understand for just about everyone. Mattan nails it in this presentation with one of the most famous primers on Growth Hacking on the internet. Read More »
  • By Richard Boehmcke
    Added on July 8, 2014
    This is some great stuff from Richard Boehmcke, and we completely agree. Not sure when "networking" became such a dirty word, but it has. He explains how to change your mindset and why this change is so critically important today. Read More »
  • By Bob Sutton
    Added on April 21, 2014
    Every startup needs to be prepared to rapidly scale when the time comes. Here's another great post from the First Round Review with what you need to know about scaling. Read More »
  • By Danielle Morrill
    Added on April 21, 2014
    "My greatest fear as a startup founder isn’t to fail, it is to become a zombie startup." We completely agree with Danielle on this one. Succeed, fail or get the hell out of the way :) Read More »
  • By Simon Sinek
    Added on January 4, 2014
    Can't say enough about this TED Talk from Simon. It's certainly a personal favorite here at Firehawk. Do yourself and watch this (at least once) right now. Read More »
  • By Dustin Moskovitz
    Added on November 5, 2013
    Thinking about becoming an entrepreneur? Make sure you're doing it for the right reasons. Read More »
  • By Tyler McIntyre
    Added on November 2, 2013
    We wholeheartedly agree with Tyler -- 1% is in the idea and 99% is in the execution. Ideas are abundant and it's all about gathering feedback and iterating. Read More »
  • By James Altucher
    Added on October 19, 2013
    This is James at his finest. You don't have to agree with all of his points, but it will make you laugh and it is full of incredible nuggets of wisdom. Read More »
  • By Mark Suster
    Added on October 16, 2013
    An amazing post by Mark about how he channeled his inner Eminem to stay focused during the very turbulent times as he was selling his company. If this post doesn't get you pumped up, you just might not be cut out for this. Read More »
  • By First Round Review
    Added on October 16, 2013
    A great post about how David Friedberg founded Weatherbill and just recently sold it for a billion dollars. This is filled with incredible lessons about growing a company. Read More »
  • By Alexis Ohanian
    Added on September 17, 2013
    Even Successful Internet Entrepreneurs Have 'Epic Fails' -- here is the story of how Alexis turned his rejection from Y Combinator into reddit Read More »
  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Added on September 1, 2013
    Gary is a phenomenal keynote speaker. If you haven't heard any of his talk, this TED talk is certainly a great place to start. Read More »
  • By Michael Arrington
    Added on September 1, 2013
    This is why we love Arrington! Make sure you read the last paragraph. Read More »
  • By Rand Fiskin
    Added on August 29, 2013
    When we come across unconventional thinking that actually makes sense, we will be sure to share it with you. This post by Rand fits that category exactly. Pay particular attention to point #2 if you want to know why we started Firehawk Creative. Read More »
  • By Mark Suster
    Added on August 29, 2013
    What Makes an Entrepreneur? This is Part 1 of Mark's 11 Part series. You should read them all, but here's a good starting point. Read More »
  • By Ben Horowitz
    Added on August 29, 2013
    Every entrepreneur goes through The Struggle at some point in their career. While nothing you can do can ever prepare you for you, you should at least read this to try to understand what the future has in store for you. Read More »
  • By Paul Graham
    Added on August 29, 2013
    A quick and very powerful read from Paul Graham. If you follow all 13 steps, you'll be off to one hell of a start. Read More »
  • By Mark Suster
    Added on August 29, 2013
    A cornerstone post from Mark Suster that I've heard referenced countless times in so many different contexts. Every entrepreneur should read this... twice. Read More »
  • By Ben Horowitz
    Added on August 29, 2013
    Ben explains why "managing your own psychology" is the most difficult thing for a CEO. If you get all giddy about putting CEO next to your name, you might want to read what's in store for you. Read More »
  • By Paul Graham
    Added on August 29, 2013
    It's awesome that you have an idea that is going to change the world, but you'd be incredibly naive to think that you can just build something and people will immediately knock down your doors. You have to do things that don't scale. Read More »
  • By Mark Suster
    Added on August 29, 2013
    "The blog post on what it's really like" This is one of my favorite posts from Mark and it even comes with a bonus slide show. Before you go thinking that you want to be an entrepreneur and start your own company, take the time to digest this. Read More »

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