Motivation and Advice for Software Business Startups By Dharmesh Shah

by andrej 10. July 2012 02:11

We – teamaton – are  in the business of creating software. Even though I have been doing this for a couple of years already, watching the following presentation by Dharmesh Shah (founder of marketing software hubspot) still was inspiring.

Most of all I like when people let you get a climpse behind the scenes of how their startup and business model works. How have they gotten to that point? What obstacles did they face, what have they learned, what should you look out for with your own software startup?

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Inspiration on Passion, Starting a Business, Wannapreneur, Hiring People and Learning Software

by andrej 15. April 2012 17:28

Business of Software seems to be really great conference. I have not been there, however the videos of the talks that they post online are very inspiring and informative.

In this section they show 5 short 8-minute presentations on various topics all well suited for people in startups and entrepreneurs.

Justin Goeres: What’s your Tuva?

A talk about what your most important mission in life is. What drives you? Find it and do it!

Karl Treier: 20 Tips on Starting a Business

Some of the tipps:

  • what do you want to accomplish (aside from making money)?
  • charge real money
  • be ready to pivot

Patrick Foley (Microsoft): Confessions of a Wannapreneur

 

Talk about moving from employment to actually starting a business.

Corey Reid (Freshbooks) - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Very informative talk with good example what you should look for when hiring people. Look for enthusiasm and problem-solving-abilities.

Tyler Rooney  (Amazon) - Things I Learned the Hard Way at Amazon.com

Great talk on the problems that a software developer faces day-to-day and how to solve them most productively.

I hope you enjoyed the videos. For more, visit the Business of Software blog: http://blog.businessofsoftware.org/

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