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1. Amazon Web Services in Plain English

By Mike Buckbee

Digest: Startup
Curators: Zubin Chagpar, Chris McCann

Cool find by @philipdesmedt from Intuo: “Hey, have you heard of the new AWS services: ContainerCache, ElastiCast and QR72? Of course not, I just made those up. But with 50 plus opaquely named services, we decided that enough was enough and that some plain english descriptions were needed.” Read More

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2. An Idea is All You Need to Win Startup Weekend

By Lauren Maffeo

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship
Curators: Babs Lee, Estela Pochintesta, Anna Curran

An amazing story of how Kate Glanz, founder of Heartful.ly, started a startup with no business or tech background. Her idea was to connect wedding registries to specific infrastructure or development projects. She built a MVP with her Startup Weekend team over 1 weekend. Fast forward to today, a year later, Kate is working full time on Heartful.ly, which was also recently was accepted into S&R Foundation’s Halcyon accelerator in Washington DC. All it takes is an idea and passion. Read More

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3. Nine common things that start-up founders tend to underestimate or overestimate

By Boris

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency
Curator: Sarah Jane Coffey

A few gems on this list including the importance of reference checks, and the unimportance of launch and fundraising announcements. Read More

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4. 5 Predictions About Marketing Technology

By Dom Nicastro

Digest: Marketing Technology
Curator: Mitchell Cuevas

“Two decades ago, a spunky little start-up called Netflix indirectly gave a big boost to marketing technology…” Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/byXrQn

 

5. What Obama’s Overtime Reform Proposal Means for Small Business

By Jason Rueger

Digest: Small Business
Curator: Marc Prosser

“In early 2014, Obama signed an executive order that directed the Labor Department to overhaul the current overtime law. The biggest component of his proposed overtime reform is to require employers to pay overtime to their salaried workers who make $50,440 or less per year. Previously that amount was $23,360/year. So what does overtime reform mean for small businesses?” Read More

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