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6 Ways to Get Funding for Your Early-Stage Startup

An out-of-the-box idea, strong determination and high-performing team are essential receipts in building a successful startup. However, these are not enough to ensure your business running smoothly without stable financial support. Money, above all, is often a prerequisite. According to Business Psychology, money in early startup is a lagging indicator of business success. It is

3 Most Tried and Failed Business Ideas

Evan Williams, former CEO of Twitter, has a tough story behind his success. Before running Twitter, Evan was building a podcasting platform called Odeo. However, the project didn’t take off because Apple announced the podcast section in iTunes store at the same time. Unable to compete with the rival, Odeo was folded shortly afterward. James

3 Signs You are Your Own Business Enemy

One of the main purposes of starting a business is to build relations and gain profits from one party and another. That being said, a good business is not a one-man show as it cannot be managed by only one person. Business partners, in this case, play an important role in ensuring that the business

Part Artist – Part Scientist: The Evolution of Marketer

Marketing is vital for every organisation as it plays key role in increasing sales, growing the business, and engaging customers. It also builds awareness of your company brand so people will recognise and have better knowledge about the products or services you offer. In other words, marketing is more like food than it is medicine.

The Difference between Entrepreneur and Businessman

Do you want to be an entrepreneur, or a businessman? What differs between them, anyway? Oftentimes, people use these two terms interchangeably as they have similar meanings.  In fact, there is a slight difference between both. Before further discussion, let’s take a look at the table below. Table taken from https://keydifferences.com In the table above,

Want to Start a Business? Watch Out for These 6 Common Mistakes!

Aspiring to be your own boss and create your own business is awesome, especially because people need to develop and prove themselves from time to time. While being an employee for life is not a bad thing, you should look further to the future. Imagine having your own startup. You can get more privileges you

8 Unconventional Ways to Raise Funding for Your Startup

Great business ideas? Check. Product prototype? Check. Potential customers? Check. Strategic business plans? Check. Money to actually launch the startup? Err… hold on. Do you find the scenario above very relatable with your current situation? Despite having compiled and sent your startup funding proposals to numerous prospective investors, it seems that luck is not on

To Break New Ground: 6 Signs You’re Ready to Deploy Your Own Startup

You have brilliant ideas for a new business plan on something you have always been passionate about. After considering all the possibilities and challenges you might have to face in the future, finally you decide to leave your day job and swerve your way into a full-time entrepreneur. From managing financial plan, designing the product

Tips to Get Media Coverage for Your Startup

Every startup founder will agree that one of the biggest challenges in building a startup is how to promote the business itself. Founders might allocate some budget and try introducing the business by using massive advertisement as part of their marketing strategy. However, it is not enough to boost your startup’s visibility. If you face

4 Reasons Why You Should Set Up Internship Program in Your Startup

Here’s the case: your new startup is working on an important project from a prominent client and you need to get everything done within the proposed timeline. The problem lies in the fact that your startup is running on a tight budget, which makes it difficult for you to hire an additional staff. Have you