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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
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
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How to perfect your elevator pitch in 5 steps

A powerful elevator speech allows you to quickly spark interest in your business

What if you had a potential investor or customer standing next to you and you had 30 seconds to sell your idea or business to them? What would you say? As I work with small business owners at The UPS Store, I encourage ...

by Michelle Van Slyke  | November 04, 2016 12:00:00
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
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
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