Entrepreneurs creating a new startup face hard work, tough decisions and constant change on a daily basis. In addition to designing, developing and proving the value of their rapidly evolving product or service, those leading and working at startups must deal with wide range of important needs and issues as quickly, effectively and as cost efficiently as they can. In the past, obtaining information, advisory services and other resources for startups typically involved non-trivial expense and much delay. Cost and timely access to information and guidance are two major issues for startups – primarily because startups often lack the financial wherewithal, processes, in-house expertise and management maturity often associated with established corporate entities.
Some categories of valuable resources for startups and their entrepreneurial founders include:
- Strategic Planning Considerations and Business Model Definition
- Funding and Financial Planning Options
- Administrative and Legal Aspects including Protection of Intellectual Property
- Product Management and Product Marketing-related Programs
- Assembling and Staffing Management, Development and Operational Teams
- Building, Maintaining and Scaling Development, Testing and Operational Infrastructures
- And a whole host of other matters
Easily Available Resources for Startups Unheard of Twenty Years Ago
Thankfully, today’s startup entrepreneurs have a resource that others did not have as recently as 20 years ago: a thriving source of content, advisory connections and pay-as-you-go business services. And the ability to leverage cost-effective external development and support resources like those offered by AAJ Technologies. Indeed, the combination of readily available information and reasonably priced external resources has changed the way startups operate in today’s rapidly evolving business environment.
Resources for Startups Must Be Relevant, Current, Cost-Effective & Proven
As a small contribution, we’d like to share a list of individuals and companies on Twitter offering potential value to today’s startup entrepreneurs and their ventures. The individuals and companies listed below all meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Share relevant and helpful content on a frequent basis – meaning they share on a weekly if not daily basis
- Are proven entrepreneurs in their own right
- Not afraid to share charitable or harsh insight about products, services and content from others
- Share words of advice, personal experiences and/or inspirational quotes
- Have a relatively large numbers of followers
Popular Resources for Startups on Twitter
As part of AAJ Technologies continued unique focus on assisting startups plan, define, create, implement and grow their business in today’s rapidly transforming business environment, we’re pleased to share the following social media resources, web sites and blogs that can assist entrepreneurs with growing their startup organizations.
|Tabitha Jean Naylor||@SuccessStartup|
|Tech World News||@TechworldNews|
|The Startup Magazine||@thestartupmag|
|Happy Startup School||@happystartups|
|National Venture Capital Association||@NVCA|
|SBC Digital Health||@sbcHealth|
|Start Up Boot Camp||@Sbootcamp|
Note: In addition to the screening noted above, these Twitter accounts have been vetted for so-called ‘fake followers.’ With the understanding that determining fake vs. real social media accounts is difficult and largely undefined, any account with more than 10% fake followers identified TwitterAudit have been excluded from the above list.
AAJ Technologies Offers Insight and Services for Today’s Entrepreneurial Startups
In a future post we’ll share a list of blogs and other web-based resources sharing startup-related information, insights and opinions. And members of the AAJ Team will be sharing additional insights. In the meantime, consider following @AAJTech on Twitter and connecting with AAJ Technologies on LinkedIn.
RELATED: The Technology is Not Your Startup
On July 26th, the South Florida Technology Alliance presents SUP-X: The StartUp Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. AAJ Technologies is proud to be a sponsor of this annual event attracting over 1000 startup and early-stage entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, related services providers and those interested in startups and entrepreneurship from throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.