Startup Tips Archive

Should Startups Opt for Co-working Spaces? Pros and Cons

Along with the rise in gig economy, the idea of sharing offices with strangers is no longer a remote concept. Owing to expensive prices and limited real estate to rent as office, it becomes easier to find co-working spaces in many urban areas. While co-working space is widely-known as the place where independent employees get

Managing Excited and Enthusiastic Employees in a Startup Culture

What is the best formula to keep your startup employees excited and enthusiastic to show up at the office everyday? If the answer is only competitive salary, then probably most startups won’t survive the game. Given limited resource and budget, startup founders cannot afford to invest huge sum of money to pay the employees. If

Dealing with Voluntary Employee Turnover of Key Talent in Startups

“Hey boss, I wish to leave the team next month.” Employee churn is a nightmare for every organisation, especially early-stage startup. Known for high attrition rate, retaining the best minds to stay on the team has always been major challenge for startup founders. Needless to say, running with short funds and little perks often pose

Fixing the Most Common Mistakes Early-Stage Startups Make

Young vivacious talent, high-levels of energetic team, intelligent, hard-working, and ambitious grit to transform great ideas into reality – these characteristics are common in every startup founded. However, what makes aspiring startup founders lose from established leaders in the competitive race of success? The answer is one but obvious: lack of experience. While getting market

8 Ways for Tech Startups to Build Brand Repute

Let’s put it this way. When you want to order soda at a restaurant, do you say Coke, or Cola? When you ask your friends to check something on the internet, do you recommend them using Google, or Yahoo!? When you ask your friends to edit and give effects to an image, did you mention

Are Startups Equally Appealing To Veterans And Baby Boomers?

When it comes to the culture of a startup life, there is a widely-held misconception that startups are only for the younger generation, Millennials and Gen Z. Growing up in this era where digital transformation is the norm, these generations are known for being more digital-savvy than the elders. Meanwhile, owing to their late introduction

Supercharging Your Startup: Funding Assistance and Where to Get It

It is a well-known fact that most startups run on a shoestring budget. Lack of funding often becomes one of the biggest roadblock that thwarts success of startups. That being said, how do you back up the truck and keep your startup afloat? If you plan to start your own venture in the Lion City,

Looking Beyond the Perks: Why Should You Work for Startups?

What makes you interested in pursuing a career at a startup and getting into the groove of a #startuplife journey? When it comes to the classic battle between startups and corporate, you must have learnt some basic knowledges about the differences between both cultures. Large corporate offers you stable income, bona fide workplace, and fixed

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Negotiating a Startup Job Offer

After rounds of strenuous tests and interviews, the hiring manager calls you back with a good news: “You are selected for the job role and we are sending across the job offer letter.” Finally you take a deep breath, feeling relieved, gratified and this moment does call in for a celebration, but wait! Just before

When Are Partnerships Bad For Your Startup?

Most of the world’s giant companies have started off from partnerships. As an aspiring startup founder, you might have heard about how Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked together and created Google, or how Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard cooperated and invented (well, as the name suggests) Hewlett-Packard. Maybe it is time for you to