Founders Flash

This week’s articles discuss how small businesses can prepare for natural disasters, stress the importance of knowing when to give up on an idea that isn’t working, address advice often given to entrepreneurs that actually doesn’t typically turn out well, and offer tips on how to juggle your 9-5 gig while working on an entrepreneurial venture.

How Small Businesses Should Plan for Disasters – Karen E. Klein, Bloomberg Business Week

Here are some valuable lessons learned by local businesses after Hurricane Sandy flooded their stores.

How to Be a Better Quitter (Yes, Quitting Is Okay Sometimes) – Jessica Stillman, Inc.

Perseverance is essential, but it’s also important to recognize when an idea is not working.

The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice for Small Business Owners – Nellie Akalp, Mashable

Some business ideas that seem like common sense can actually be detrimental to success.

The Secret to Juggling a 9-to-5 Job With an Entrepreneurial Venture – Miriam Salpeter, US News

Working full time while running a start-up is challenging but doable.

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