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Is It a Good Idea to Do Bootstrapping? 

Sourcing for capital is never an easy task for newly founded businesses. Because of this reason, some startups choose to bootstrap during their first year. While bootstrapping helps run the businesses, is it really effective? Are you qualified to do so? What are the drawbacks and benefits? And what can you do when your savings

Why Should You Join Startup Communities? 

Starting a business can be exciting and uniquely challenging. Even so, the meteoric success of a startup-found business, such as Facebook, Uber, PayPal, and Airbnb have inspired many entrepreneurial-minded professionals to follow their passion. While life at an up-and-coming venture might seem endlessly exhilarating, it does not come without its share of risks. About 50

Startup Charm: Why Talents Leave Corporate Comfort to Work at Startups 

Pros and cons of working at big companies  Many believe that working at well-established companies will guarantee financial security and flashy perks. Corporate environments are also popular for their clear career development and leadership styles, thus allowing better access to professional networking. Unlike working at green companies like startups, bigger organisations can provide a sense

How to Maximise Your Startup ROI 

The number one goal for businesses, in general, is to generate profits. When a business fails to earn profit, then it is a failing business. Interestingly, at some startups, making money is not a priority. In fact, many startups get acquired or go public even after years of not having ever made a profit. While

6 Entrepreneurs’ Failure Stories to Learn 

Thomas Edison had failed 1,000 times in getting light bulbs to work. If only Edison gave up early, he might never find that one light bulb which lights up. The story behind Edison’s invention of the light bulb has taught us an important message: “If only you stop at failure, failure becomes your destination.” Either

5 Recommendations for Startup Founders WHEN Launching Their Company 

Many startups end up failing. The ratio of successful startups can be estimated at something around 15 percent to 20 percent of all the ventures established. Given the low ratio of success, it is very likely that first startups launched might end up nowhere. Yet, where failure comes, success will follow – it is the

University, Incubators, and Accelerators: Key Supporters of Startup Businesses 

The most relevant supporting organisations for early-stage startups, according to Spring Board’s Startup Manual Guide, are universities, business incubators and business accelerators. These organisations can provide several assistance, starting from providing a set of business support services, such as mentorship and consulting services, to helping own offices, R&D centers and makers laboratories for startup entrepreneurs.

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