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Top 5 Keys to Build a Winning Startup Team

When you just take the first step of an entrepreneurial journey and set up your own startup, you might be able to take care of everything by yourself. However, as your business keeps growing and the demand for your product or service increases, you will need to extend your team and bring in new faces

If You’re a Startup Then, Hire More Cautiously!

‘Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill.’ (Herb Kelleher) For young startup, hiring the right talents is the key that will guarantee your business success in the future. While the advances of technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence) and analytics are predicted to replace human roles in the workforce, it is arguably that human touch remains

Recruitment for Start-ups: Dos and Don’ts

So you have set on your eyes on starting a new business. You have conducted market research to understand the scalability of business products, the target customers, getting a co-founder on board, presenting proposals to prospective investors, while designing the company’s overall blueprint. What remains is the need to recruit the right people with relevant

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

Fresh Grads vs Experienced Employees: Who Are Startups Looking For?

Entry level job opening: hiring recent college grads. Requirements: 5 years of experience, 6 Olympic gold medals, and superpowers. Have you ever heard of this viral joke? Couple of decades ago, it seems that college grads could easily land their dream job when they graduate. Right out of the college, companies are opening their doors

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,