Debunking 6 Myths About Entrepreneurship

Whether it’s big offices and lots of free time shown in movies and TV shows or the classified ads that shout to you to be your own boss, the allure of creating your own product and building your own business is something you see daily. In reality, entrepreneurship is just like any other job. There are advantages and disadvantages to being your own boss, and having knowledge about the myths that surround entrepreneurs can help you decide if it’s the right path for you to take.

Overwhelmed entrepreneur

Myth 1: You Have to Have Money to Make Money

Everybody knows that Donald Trump started his businesses when his father gave him a small loan of a million dollars.…

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How to Choose a Business Dissertation Helper

Are your undertaking any postgraduate business studies part-time, such as an MBA program, while you’re running your business? If so, you’ll eventually need to do a business dissertation to finalize your study.

Businessman learning in a further education course

A business dissertation topic may cover various fields of study. Some of these popular fields are accounting, behavioral sciences, marketing, and finance. Before writing on one such field, an individual needs to research a good amount of material on the desired topic. Two such fields of business can be combined to make a fascinating topic; however, this also doubles your work of research.

Unfortunately, that’s not going to be easy because you’re juggling your study with your business operational.…

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Compelling Benefits of Going for a New Launch Condo Instead of Old Property

As a business owner, you should always find ways to make money works for you.  Investing in financial markets is great, but real estate remains one of the most reliable form of investment, especially in growing region like Singapore. With influx of entrepreneurs and expats who want to live and work in the city-state, demand on real estate – especially affordable ones – remains high.

Chinatown, Singapore

Now, buying a property requires plenty of considerations. One consideration you may have to think about for a while is whether you will go for an old unit versus a brand new one.

While both have their pros and cons, in this article, we will be discussing why you would prefer to choose a new piece of property over one that has been around for several years.…

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How to Support Data-Driven Decision Making in Your Organization

Today’s IoT-driven landscape requires you to make data-driven decisions quicker than ever before. While companies have been collecting customer data for some decades, they’ve only recently realized that insights from big data can help them make predictions and identify trends that lead to long-term success.

Data-driven decision making

However, cultivating such a data-driven mindset is an obstacle for several organizations, particularly the ones that are just beginning to unlock and analyze the data accessible to them. In such enterprises, top managers shrug their shoulders when they’re asked to connect the dots from multiple data sources to make decisions that will optimize their company’s growth.…

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Why Use VoIP for Your Small Business?

VoIP is an up and coming internet-based communication method. Often touted as a replacement for traditional land telephone lines, VoIP’s many features beyond traditional voice calls are making it the choice for many small businesses.

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What is VoIP?

VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is a technology developed to allow users to place voice and video telephone calls over IP networks. The technology was developed to allow users to make phone calls from remote places in the world and is rapidly becoming the preferred type of telephone network for small businesses across the world.

To use VoIP you need either a handset specifically designed for the protocol, or software for your computer.…

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How to Start a Blog for Your Small Business

Starting a blog for your business takes a slightly different approach than starting a personal blog. Your business blog can be a marketing vehicle, but rather than a constant sales pitch, it should be a source of credible information for your customers. Done right, it can showcase your brand and increase customer engagement.

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Business blogger

Establish Your Goals

Before you start blogging, establish your goals. What is it you hope to accomplish? Some common goals include:

  • Increasing sales
  • Increasing customer engagement
  • Building your email list
  • Distinguishing your company from the competition

Simply having goals isn’t enough. Use the SMART goal approach to make sure you’re setting achievable targets.…

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5 Unusual Business Funding Sources to Tap

When your back is against the wall and you find you need some significant cashflow, which you don’t have, for your business to make it in the next 30 days or so, often times conventional funding sources just aren’t an option.

Business funding

When the wolf’s at the door and/or you need money to launch/expand quickly, there’s simply no time to seek out bank loans, commercial mortgages, venture capitalists, angel funding, family loans, etc.

If that’s the position you find your business in currently, you might just want to give one of the following 5 unusual funding sources a shot:

1. Invoice Factoring

Invoice factoring is perhaps the most popular among the unusual methods for financing a business.…

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3 Top Tips to Help Contractors and Freelancers Succeed

By 2020 it’s expected that one in two UK and US citizens will be working on a freelance basis. The competition for work among freelancers and startups is increasing by the day.

Freelancer working with laptop

And if trends during the last economic downturn are anything to go by and the UK’s exit from the EU does bring about an economic lull, it is likely that we’ll see an even more rapid increase in freelancers.

Now more than ever the solopreneur and independent contractor has to have an edge. Part of this will come from doing grinding administrative work as efficiently as possible.

Here are three top tips to ensure you succeed:

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6 Ways to Grow Your Business and Not Break Your Bank Account

There are a number of ways to market your business. But they can cost a great deal of money that you don’t have yet. If you’re looking for a way to grow your business and get your name out there inexpensively, you need some skill and effort. The following are tips on how to grow your business without breaking the bank.

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Free Publishing

You don’t need to spend a penny to give customers what they want. Publishing content that pertains to your business and entices customers can be done without shelling out any money through newsletters, blogs and emails. But in order to do this wisely, you need to come out with current material that is useful to the consumer.…

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7 Essential Elements of a Successful Company

It’s not easy building a business, but it is one of the most rewarding things you can do. You need more than a good idea, more than a good product or service, and more than a receptive marketplace. You also need to figure out the essential elements necessary to build a sustainable business.

Building a successful business

You have to choose the right business model, understand your buyers, and develop efficient processes. You also have to use the best resources and source the right business partners. Finally, you have to be a student of your craft, and never stop researching and developing your business. Without consistent innovation, you will miss many opportunities to grow your company.…

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