Welcome to The Mill, our weekly roundup of the hottest startup stories and resources to hit the web from last week. Curated by the PAYMILL team, here’s what grabbed our attention this week.
This week in startups
How To Launch A Startup Without Writing Code: Tal Raviv – co-founder of Ecquire – highlights that some successful startups started with with little or no coding at all. What you’ll discover with this post, is when you’re starting the most important thing is proof of concept. And in most cases you can get by with manual labor without the use of sophisticated algorithms to hold back customer acquisition and development. After reading this post you’ll realise there really isn’t any excuse not to start executing your awesome business idea.
5 Creative Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Posts: Seriously who wouldn’t want more traffic to their blog? I’d be the first to admit that I’m a Google Analytics junkie. But regardless of the amount of visitors your blog is attracting, there’s always room for improvement. Over at Social Media Examiner, Kimberly Reynolds identifies five creative ways for you to increase your online reach.
Here’s how to show VCs what your competition looks like: A veteran of Silicon Valley, Steve Blank got started with entrepreneurship way back in 1978 and is also author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Needless to say, Blank knows a thing or two about startups. In this post, he presents a different way for you to illustrate your competitive landscape to investors. Discover all the details over at VentureBeat to make sure you don’t miss a beat when pitching.
Thanks for including my post. I only wish that I could be out there to attend your Meetup. Are you considering coming out to Social Media Marketing World 2014 in March?