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Startup Tips

How to Build the Right Mindset for Startup Success

When clarity, consistency and execution become your signal characteristics, getting what you want becomes automatic

Hero Images | Getty Images via Entrepreneur.comMindset matters. Whether you’re a founder, CEO, first-day-on-the-job newbie, or bold, would-be entrepreneur, if your mind isn’t right then your decisions aren’t right. And with suboptimal decision making comes suboptimal results. How you show up everyday determines how you tackle ...

by Jeff Boss  | September 09, 2017 02:00:00
Run & Grow

Why do Start-ups Fail? Revenue May Be the No. 1 Reason

And the failure to differentiate your product is a key reason for that lack of revenue

Opinions vary as to why start-ups fail. One business publication conducted a study, of sorts, which determined that a lack of need for the product was the number one reason.However, in our experience, most new businesses fail because they don’t generate sufficient revenue to sustain ...

by Doug and Polly White  | December 09, 2016 12:00:00
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
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 number is only growing. Many people are leaving their ...

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

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
Startup Tips

7 steps-to-success for clothing industry startups

As competition stiffens, clothing line startups need business acumen to make its winning styles profitable.

No industry is easy to break into, but that is especially true about apparel. While other industries enjoy a 50% or higher business success rate after four years, retail and apparel do not. Indeed, a full 53% of clothing lines in the US ...

by Toby Nwazor  | April 08, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

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
Startup Tips

Do you recognize the 8 early warning signs of a failed startup?

If you can spot your warning signs, you'll be in a much safer position for ultimate success.

Startups fail at the rate of 90%. That’s kind of scary, if you ask me. Related: 3 mental strategies that can get you past a business failure fast  I count myself fortunate to be a survivor of startup failure, but my survival was touch-and-go the first few times. ...

by Neil Patel  | March 04, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

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

How to make fish siomai

Put a new twist to one of the most saleable food cart items by using fish instead of pork

Drum up interest in your existing food cart, or start a new trend by creating new menu or putting a twist on old products. Take, for instance, the all-time favorite siomai: It doesn\\\'t always have to be made from pork. Using deboned ...

by Mishell Malabaguio  | April 07, 2012 11:00:00
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