Archive for the ‘Start-ups’ Category

There has been a lot of discussion and debates on what motivates entrepreneurs. How do you know if you or someone else is an entrepreneur? Deeply embedded in the practice of entrepreneurship is passion.

Many startup executives have noted that having passion is one of the key drivers for entrepreneurial success. Passion drives some entrepreneurs to assume high levels of risk taking that many may see as being unconventional and even crazy.

I have huge admiration for anyone who has an idea for a business and takes the steps to bring it to market. I often get asked, ‘What do you think of my business idea?’ My response is usually the same and driven by a mentoring mindset. I love hearing ideas and feel privileged that people trust me with concepts when there are often in embryonic and fragile states.

Women entrepreneurs are built to succeed! Here, Nellie Akalp tells why.

Businesses small and large are at a higher risk than ever of falling victim to predators. Viruses, leaks, theft and deceit are very real threats they are facing every day. Here are some of the most common ways businesses are at risk.

A perfect product doesn’t guarantee profits, the right price decision does. How do you do it? It takes time and effort to decide the right price for the products that your business needs to sell.

A startup or an SME, driven by passion, pressures and performance anxiety, may find little time to focus on branding but, sooner or later, they will have to face the consequences of not doing so. Typically, the first three years are the most crucial in a company’s existence. Within that timeframe, 95% of companies fail, which is amazing when you think of all the expertise, advice and assistance that’s available, these days. There may be many reasons for a company failing, but a lack of attention to branding is often a key factor.

The Pinch Points of Starting Up and How to Manage them While Your Business is Growing. Simple Steps to Manage the Growing Pains of Starting Up.

Generally speaking, risk management is the process of identifying risks and taking proper action to minimize or prevent damage.

As our e-based world increasingly blurs the line between our personal and professional lives, it's important to make good use of our time. Yet the best approach is usually the one we resist the most.

A startup promoter will benefit from writing a job description for their own role - founder, manager, and leader. This post provides a format and guidance for completing each section of the job description which should address: Job Summary, Duties, Objectives, and Skills/Experience.