The Top Books, Blogs, and Resources for Startup Success

Startup founders know that they have to work hard and do their research in order to stand a chance at success. We know you’re busy growing your company—that’s why we’ve compiled this list of valuable information for you to peruse.

In this article, we’ll go over some of the best books, blogs, and other resources (in no particular order) that we’ve found to be highly useful for startups. Whether you’ve just made your first sale or you’re about to be acquired, the insights you find in the materials below are sure to be of use for startups big and small.

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4 Tips for Productive Startup Board of Directors Meetings

Every company, from small businesses to massive corporations, should have a board of directors. For many startups still in the growth phase, however, the board of directors is all too often an afterthought. As a result, startups can move so fast that non-executive board members fall out of the loop between meetings.

It’s easy for startups to fall victim to a number of common traps that prevent them from running productive board meetings. In this article, we’ll discuss 4 best practices for avoiding these pitfalls and getting the most out of your startup board of directors.

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The Story Behind the World's Largest Directory for Women in VC

In the US,   women-owned businesses made $34 billion in sales and employed 121 million people in 2016 - and the number of women-owned companies continues to increase each year. Despite the fact that only   4.8% of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are women, female entrepreneurs and business leaders are paving the way for others to follow in their footsteps. While there is clearly much work to be done around this critical issue, two women have created a tool that should continue moving things in the right direction.
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Top 4 Books Every Aspiring Business Leader Should Have

Summer may be almost over, but there’s still time to get in a beach read or two. If you have the bandwidth to pick up a book during the last few weeks of August, why not optimize your reading time by combining business with pleasure?

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