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From Unicorn to Zebra: Which Business Zoo Do You Belong to?

Most of us know what a unicorn is. It is a fictional creature first popularised in Western literature. More than just a fictional creature, the term unicorn now has been widely associated with the startup environment. Besides unicorns, there are 10 other animals that are related to startup. What are they? Read on… The Unicorn 

Covid-19: How It Affects and Reshapes the Startup Environment 

In order to survive, some have to strive As the Covid-19 outbreak raises concerns globally, small- and medium-sized businesses like startups need to rethink their strategy. The executive director of the Ryerson DMZ startup incubator, Abdullah Snobar told Financial Post that the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is already here – and some startups will

The Pros and Cons of Taking Startup Remote Jobs  

Startups are widely-known for offering its employees flexible work schedules and remote working options, thus providing better work-life balance. World Economic Forum review suggested that one of the biggest drivers of business industry transformation is to offer remote or telecommuting work option. While startups might not have the advantage of offering excellent perks and packages

5 Tips for Posting Startup Job Ads that Attract Top Talents 

It is projected that there will be 55 million job openings available in the economy through 2020, suggesting that the competition to fetch quality talents will be fiercer, especially for green startups. In order to win the battle of talent, there is one thing newly-built startup founder can do: revamping job ads strategy.  Why should

What to SELL and NOT to Sell in E-commerce Business

E-commerce business is expected to increase like never before simply because of the trend of smartphone usage which has increased over the past decades. E-commerce is also predicted to skyrocketing due to its effectiveness and accessibility. According to e-commerce statistic, the rate of online shopping is increasing beyond measure rate and this is driving e-commerce

EdTech Helps Solve Education Gaps in Asia

Education is always needed to ensure the development of a country. No wonder, many governments are investing greatly in education. Governments are expecting and wanting to ensure that their people are literate and hold a certain level of knowledge about the world. Not only that, education also helps raise self-esteem and further opportunities for independent

How Consumers Discover Your Brand if NOT Through Ads?

Let’s face it: not everyone likes seeing ads while surfing online. Owing to this reason, people use ad-blocker to get an ad-free browsing experience. When this increasingly becomes a trend, ad-blocking activity continues to become a key concern for business players. With consumers taking more control over their online experiences, marketers who rely heavily on

Five Recommendations of Year-End Holiday Plans from Successful Founders 

Following the “New Year, New Me” vibe, where do you usually spend your holiday?   No entrepreneur wants to fall in the same hole twice. This explains why most people who run a business will spend their holiday working harder to reform and rebuild their brands that might not flourish in the past year. However, that

How to Maximise Sales on Christmas and New Year Season 

Christmas and New Year holidays are the two most awaited time of the year for many businesses. Why? Because the festive season is when the biggest sale happen. According to Cloud Ways research, there is a whopping 246.15 percent increase in worldwide e-commerce sales during holiday seasons. Gen Z won as the highest holiday spender

Microservice vs. Monolith: Which One is the Best to Use? 

What are microservice and monolith?  Microservice is an approach to application development in which a large application is built as a suite of modular services. It is generally used by large scale business to handle larger traffic loads. Martin Fowler advised that early startup should not even consider microservices unless you have a system that