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Startup Tips

Why startups must understand sound symbolism for branding

People judge your brand before they even know what you sell

Take a look at the two shapes below. One of them is a kiki, whereas the other is a malouma. Can you decide which is which?If you described the shape on the left as the kiki and the shape on the right ...

by Ben Simkin  | November 26, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

7 problems preventing your business from being profitable

Low prices, excessive ongoing costs, inconsistent revenues ”" what's your business' core issue?

There are many reasons to become an entrepreneur, but no matter what yours are, even if they don’t include getting rich, your business still needs to generate a profit.Without one, you can’t keep the doors open, and you can’t keep doing what you ...

by Jayson Demers  | November 23, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

46 facts you should know about entrepreneurship (Infographic)

Before embarking on your entrepreneurial journey, check out this handy graphic

Entrepreneurship is on the rise. Today, there are more than 400 million entrepreneurs around the world – that means one in every 18 person owns a business, according to statistics compiled by dealsunny.com.That number is only growing. Many people are leaving their ...

by Rose Leadem  | November 20, 2016 02:00:00
Startup Tips

The 6 questions your business plan must answer

If your product's uniqueness can’t stand up against your competitor's copy, you’re in trouble

The other night we were talking with a group of young people when one person said that she wasn’t able to start a business because she couldn’t qualify for a loan. As you can imagine, several of us chimed in that we didn’t ...

by Doug and Polly White  | November 14, 2016 05:00:00
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Launching a startup in a developing nation: Nigerian entrep shares 3 top lessons

Giving up wasn't an option, even without electricity and internet westerners take for granted

“Starting a business is simple,” my mentor told me. “It all starts with an idea.” I was elated. I was a naive 18-year-old when I started an online business. My entrepreneurial journey has been filled with mistakes, co-founder tussles, near death experiences, stumbling blocks ...

by KC Agu  | November 09, 2016 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Should millennial entrepreneurs start a business or just buy a business?

Don't let startup glamor blind you from the head start in simply buying a biz

With millennials embracing entrepreneurism and career independence more than any generation that came before, nearly every facet of every industry has seen its fair share of new business startups. Although some are more successful than others, they all share one common trait: the ...

by William Craig  | October 18, 2016 04:00:00
Startup Tips

16 tough tips for upcoming self-made entrepreneurs

Whatever your hustle is, we salute you

NOTE: If your dad gave you a loan of a million bucks, or if you went to a private school on mommy or daddy’s dime and are “building a business” now, or if you grew your parent’s wine business from US$ 3 ...

by Andrew Medal  | October 06, 2016 12:00:00
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Financial Adviser: Should I reinvest excess cash into the business?

Don't make the mistake of investing excess cash indiscriminately.

Q: The startup business I launched 18 months ago has been doing well. It has generated good profits despite the heavy competition in the market. As the business grows, should I reinvest excess cash from profits into the business? Or should I ...

by Henry Ong  | March 22, 2016 10:00:00
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4 ways to turn your thesis into a startup

Complete your thesis by thinking of what you'd like to do 5-10 years from now, a tech 'trep advises.

College is where you can discover the Next Big Thing—or where good ideas find you. That was what college was for Gary Villame, co-founder of radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions provider Itemhound.In fact, the idea behind Itemhound was the focus of his ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | January 25, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Time for a tech upgrade

Local companies need to strengthen their IT infrastructure to improve operations.

Local companies are becoming aware that strengthening their IT infrastructure with the right partner could improve their operations.Philex Mining Corporation, the country’s sustainability-friendly energy and resource development firm, recently leveraged on Microsoft Hosted Exchange Solutions to strengthen their business productivity.Designed to deliver ...

June 14, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?

The time is now—to start a business, that is. Why is that? Well, there’s no better time to start anything than the present moment. And we’re not just saying that because the New Year is just around the corner, which always lends ...

December 11, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Unique business ideas that worked

Before you throw away an offbeat business idea, consider its prospects in a market niche that may be waiting to be tapped.

You think your business idea is too far out or too offbeat to be workable and profitable? If so, don\\\'t get rid of it as yet and think it out again. With a little tweaking and the right entrepreneurial push, that idea ...

November 21, 2012 01:00:00
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Make it official: 5 steps to registering your startup

Not only does a registered business give you and your company credibility, it also opens you up to bigger clients.

For many startups—home-based and freelancers alike—the first few experiences of doing business is of the informal kind (i.e. no receipts, no taxes). But once you gain more customers and begin to grow, you’ll need to make it official. It’s actually not as ...

February 01, 2012 02:00:00
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