Editor's Letter: Starting a Conversation on Startups
There is a certain mystique about startups – and
there always has been.
Encompassing all that the business world values – courage, creativity, hard work and absolute unadulterated passion for something — the concept of the modern startup is as close as many of us will ever be to getting in on the ground floor of anything and it’s dominating the attention of the technology space today.
What many quickly find (or realize after spinning their virtual wheels for years) however, is that launching a startup is hard (really hard), requiring a commitment for which few Internet professionals are truly prepared for, and often results in nothing more than disappointment and empty bank accounts. Even with the best technology, a flush angel investor or aggressive venture capitalist, and the most creative presentation, it doesn’t always work out. That, of course, isn’t stopping Internet professionals like you from trying.
What startups need most is a solid foundation. Website
Magazine’s feature article for January 2014, “Now is the
Time to Startup” certainly isn’t the first startup guide to be
published, nor will it be the last, but what it does provide is a
general roadmap, along with resources, solutions and tactics,
that can accelerate success and provide aspiring entrepreneurs
some confidence that, without question, now is the best time
ever to “startup.”
This edition of Website Magazine will also help propel Internet professionals — at both startups and established enterprises — into 2014 with some useful, innovative and disruptive ideas. This issue offers readers practical advice on personalization, guidance on setting new and effective standards for live chat communication, and provides detailed information on e-commerce SEO, Web performance, flat and responsive design, payment processing, content and email marketing, and a whole lot more. Website Magazine subscribers will also find some rather interesting social media predictions from a few of the most interesting minds in the digital media space.
Enjoy this issue of Website Magazine and make sure to visit us at WebsiteMagazine.com for our daily coverage of the news that matters to your Web success.
Best Web Wishes,
Peter Prestipino — Editor-in-Chief,