Startup Career Archive

How to Prevent Startup from Collapsing 

Startup is a unique business because not many people can build a successful business from scratch. It is also unique because it has two main characteristics – growth and innovation. Growth because a startup has the potential to grow exponent rather than linearly and is scalable, while innovation because a startup is testing assumptions that

Volkswagen and 9 Other Most Indebted Companies on Earth

In a study of 900 largest companies in the world, Volkswagen, a German company, is cited to be the most indebted company, with the total debt exceeding the debt of all South Africa. Volkswagen’s debt is currently at 192 billion dollars which is more than the debt of South Africa ($180.1 billion) or Hungary ($101.9

Business Model: What is It & Why is It Important? 

According to Joan Magretta in “Why Business Model Matter”, the term business model came into wide use with the advent of the personal computer and spreadsheet. These tools let entrepreneurs experiment, test, and model different ways so that they could structure their costs and revenue streams. In the simplest forms, business models can be broken

What Do Startup Founders Need to Stay FOCUS?

Being a founder isn’t only about leading a team. Oftentimes, a founder who also is a CEO needs to be the marketing specialist, project manager, decision maker, fund manager, or all of these at once. Keeping up with these schedules can affect your physical and emotional wellbeing – that said, being a founder should always

The Most In-Demand Job for Startups Job Seekers 

LinkedIn survey on job postings showed that employers are prioritising hiring a board mix of roles, from frontline jobs now recognised as essential to operational roles that can help bring businesses back on track. The demand for drivers, cooks, and nurses is surging, while roles like salesperson and software engineer have continued to stay in

Perks & Perils for Startup when Collaborating with Giant Company

Enrica Sighinolfi, the co-founder of Opportunity Network, said that partnership between incumbent players and startups is the way the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be sustainable in the long term. Startup business models could add value to existing players without necessarily disrupting them, while big companies could benefit in terms of helping corporates to enter and

9 Main Characteristics of Successful Startup Businesses 

There are many growth and performance-related indicators that help to distinguish if your business idea and its execution plan can be considered as a well-run startup. Here are the most common characteristics of successful startup business are written as follows: High growth potential  As a founder, your business idea might be based on a shaky

Startup vs. SME: Which One Do You Want to Build? 

Setting up and developing a startup venture can be very different than running a traditional small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). The main difference of both, according to Johanna Puhtila, can be indicated as follows:  Growth and scalability Startups are different from traditional businesses primarily because they are designed to grow fast. By design, this means

Startup Growth Stages Every Entrepreneur Should Understand  

Just like a human’s life cycle, all businesses also go through a certain life cycle that influences growth. There are four stages of a startup as they develop. Each stage requires a different timeline, method and strategy, as well as struggle. As a founder, knowing where you are in your startup journey can help manage

7 Elements of Best-Selling Product for Startups

Building great products is no easy feat. Winning clients’ hearts can even be more challenging. But with great products, it will help attract users and consumers. Not to mention, information regarding great products typically spread widely in a short time. Such products are used often and eventually become habits for the users. If you want