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Startup Tips

3 Financial Planning Tips to Make Sure Your Startup Survives

Too many entrepreneurs focus on their idea and not their finances.

If you ever care to closely examine why startups fail, you'll see that the issues include lack of innovation, mismanagement of financial resources, failure to hire the right people, inability to access capital; inability to adapt to changing business environment and immigration ...

by Richard Agu  | July 06, 2017 05:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Seeking Startup Capital

Give your business idea its best chance to grow without risking your personal finances

You could have an incredible idea for a new product, technology or business, but without capital, it will never be more than just an idea. Unless you have access to a pile of money that you have been saving for a rainy day, ...

by Jonathan Long  | May 16, 2017 06:00:00
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
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
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
Run & Grow

An entrepreneur's guide to navigating various funding options

When looking for a funding option, research is everything.

Ideas are wonderful. In fact, ideas are what make the world such an interesting place. Unlike other species, humans have the ability to creatively and artistically brainstorm new ideas that did not previously exist. Unfortunately, ideas are not always enough.In the business ...

by Samuel Edwards  | May 04, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

8 smart things to do when you find your capital isn't enough

Quoting personal finance guru Robert Kiyosaki, 'It does not take money to make money.'

Do you have a great business idea you haven't started working on because you couldn’t raise all the capital you need? You should no longer let that deter you. According to Robert Kiyosaki, “It does not take money to make money.”There may be days ahead of struggle, ...

by Toby Nwazor  | January 27, 2016 07:00:00
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

4 tips on raising funds for your startup

Borrowing money should be the last option, an entrepreneur says.

While most Filipinos dream of becoming an entrepreneur, these same Filipinos worry about raising capital for their dream business.Putting up a business requires capital. But where do aspiring entrepreneurs look for it? There are banks offering loans, then there\\\'s  the popular "5-6" ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | November 06, 2012 04:00:00
Business Ideas

4 ways to raise funds for your business

There are ways to raise funds for your business, without breaking the bank.

One of the most vexing steps and a potential idea-killer in starting a business is the issue of raising money. Financing is often a problem that dissuades most people from even trying to put up a business. Often, when the subject of ...

July 18, 2012 03:00:00
Startup Tips

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
Business Ideas

10 businesses you can start today

Start your business now!

Starting a business can be pretty daunting for a lot of people, especially when the topic is already about getting the capital to fund it. Risking a few hundred thousand or a million pesos is no joke, after all.Whether as a sideline ...

November 25, 2011 12:00:00
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