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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

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

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