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When Are Partnerships Bad For Your Startup?

Most of the world’s giant companies have started off from partnerships. As an aspiring startup founder, you might have heard about how Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked together and created Google, or how Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard cooperated and invented (well, as the name suggests) Hewlett-Packard. Maybe it is time for you to

5 Growth Hacks Worth Trying for Startups

Congratulations! You have just set up your own startup. Now comes the difficult part: acquiring new customers. Since startups typically do not have much budget for marketing, why don’t you try the growth hacking methods? Starting up a business is not easy. Growing and scaling it up to boost profits, is not easier either. When

Prepping Up for the Startup Job Interview

Congratulations! You have secured a job interview to work for a growing startup, you have always been yearning. Given the call, now you are just a bit closer from your dream job. The next step is, how you should prep yourself to nail the interview? You might have heard that startup offers ground-breaking culture that

What Diverts Entrepreneurs Attention and Makes Them Lose Focus?

What stands between an idea and its implementation? For most entrepreneurs, the answer will be ‘distraction’. It does not really matter if you have a great idea on mind. When you cannot focus on how to bring it to reality and keep distracted by other things, the main goals will never come true. Therefore, as

How Do Public Speaking Skills Help Boost a Start-up Career?

What makes for a great leader? If you ask this question to executives, the answer will be one: great communication skill. While innovative and exceptional way of thinking is a must-have value, every startup founder should be able to convey their ideas to a wider audience. And the only way they can do this is

How to Keep Your Startup on Top?

After long consideration, finally you decide to build your own startup. Thanks to thorough market research and smooth marketing strategy, your products or services are gaining recognition and positive feedbacks from the customer.  To meet increasing customer demands, you might have to bring in more people to join the team and move to a bigger

How to Pitch Yourself to Startups?

Nowadays, with the proliferation of small to large-scale startups, working for newly-established companies is increasingly appealing for many people. For young-spirited individuals who always seek for new challenges, working at a startup offers various attractive benefits which they cannot expect working in a corporate. Nonetheless, not everyone can easily adapt to a startup culture, so

Signs You Are More Suitable For a Job than Being an Entrepreneur

 ‘Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.’ — Guy Kawasaki So you have couple of great ideas awaiting to be transformed to reality. You have compiled proposals and list of investors are ready to support the dream. However, creating your own startup and leaving your currently stable job to seek a full-time entrepreneur is not as

Branding Mistakes You Should Totally Avoid as Marketing Person in Startup

Do you work as marketing staff in a newly-built startup? Does your startup have an engaging company brand? To avoid any misunderstanding that might occur from an ill-prepared branding strategy, how do you plan to avoid mistakes? Here are two reasons why building company brand often causes dilemma for a marketing strategist, especially for small

Reasons Why Nobody Wants To Fund Your Startup

You might have great ideas on mind and are ready to get started to transform them to reality. However, without sufficient resources, these ideas could remain abstract concepts, unless you initiate necessary plan of action. This is where investors have a crucial role to play in helping startup founders achieve expected business goals. However, attracting