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Resources for startups and SMBs

Everything you need to know about building a business, from raising funding to marketing your product.

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How to hire remote employees for your startup

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Articles

Read tips for building your business, getting funding, marketing your product, and more.

Guides

Download in-depth guides on optimizing your infrastructure for streaming, building a tech stack, and getting started with Kubernetes.

Videos

Watch videos of founders like you and in-depth webinars with practical advice.

Podcast

Listen to DigitalOcean's new podcast, Making Work Work, which explores what makes a business sink or swim alongside expert guests.

Tips for starting and growing your business

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40 remote job boards to find work from home jobs in 2023
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40 startup interview questions to ask potential hires
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Best practices for remote onboarding on a distributed team
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Technical hiring for non-technical founders
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Advice for non-technical founders creating a startup
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Podcast: Episode 5
What's Next in Tech? Serverless
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How to hire remote employees for your startup
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38 best culture fit interview questions to build your team
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Podcast: Episode 4
The Power of Customer Connections

Creating your tech stack

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Podcast: Episode 5
What's Next in Tech? Serverless
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How to optimize your cloud infrastructure for 2023
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Podcast: Episode 1
Scale Without Scaling
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A startup’s guide to getting started with managed Kubernetes
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The ultimate guide to building a solid tech stack
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How to choose the best tech stack for your business
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What startups need to know about building scalable infrastructure with Kubernetes
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Kubernetes for startups: Why, when, and how to adopt  

Funding your business

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Understanding equity for your startup
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Five tax credits available to startups in the US
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How to successfully bootstrap your startup
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The pros and cons of crowdfunding your startup
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Startup funding explained: Series A, Series B, Series C
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How to raise seed capital for your startup
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Beginner's guide to pre-seed funding

Industry specific resources

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Podcast: Episode 3
Building Tech for the Next Generation
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Best practices for optimizing live streaming experience
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Optimizing performance and price in streaming
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Improve the performance of your media streaming application
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Building a cloud-based blockchain business

Startup and founder stories

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Podcast: An Aha Moment 4
An Aha Moment: Kognitas
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Podcast: An Aha Moment 3
An Aha Moment: Clearpol
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Podcast: An Aha Moment 2
An Aha Moment: Cerberus Tech
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Podcast: An Aha Moment 1
An Aha Moment: Unicodemy

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