Archive for the ‘Start-ups’ Category

For an introduction to Dr. Emad Rahim I'm not sure where to start - the Killing Fields of Cambodia, the dangers of growing up in Brooklyn, abusive step-father and dyslexia to name a few. In this #TYBspotlight I try to find out the whole story of Dr Emad Rahim but I'm sure it's just the tip of the iceberg.

Ten startup lessons arising from one to one conversations with early stage business promoters participating in an Accelerator programme based in the West of Ireland.

The launch of mobile payment processing changed everything. Businesses can collect on the spot to cover payroll and expenses, freeing them from the uncertainty of low cash flow periods while reducing operating costs and benefiting customers at the same time.

Business lawyers tend to be expensive, and most have no scruples about overcharging new entrepreneurs. This article is intended to help you get off on the right foot and save money right from the start.

Selling is an art which has to be carefully, gently mastered and it is different for every type of product or service.

You can learn so much about entrepreneurship from Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and my favorite character of them all, mister serial entrepreneur himself, Gustavo Fring.

For many of us, starting a business comes with a ton of challenges. How will we make enough to cover our expenses? Where will we find new clients? How will we clone ourselves to get the work done? There’s so much going on, we often overlook one essential task on our to-do list: to protect our personal assets

A business is a lot like a car: all the parts and pieces need to work together for you to move forward. And just like a car, to keep it running at peak performance you'll need occasional upgrades and services. Depending on your business model and budget, you need to decide which upgrades take priority. But no matter of what you start with, there are many simple, cost-effective upgrades available that'll help your business run like a well-oiled machine.

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.