3 Absolute Do’s For a Start Up

Every day, there is someone with a new and fresh idea. Start up businesses litter the internet. Some make it and others just don’t. But what’s the difference? What helps those that succeed to reach the heights they do? How do they turn nothing into a booming, profitable business?

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Below are three things that you must do to solidify the foundation of a new start up company.

Do Watch Your Finances

Ok. You remember the time you were 7 and you worked all kinds of odd jobs to try and raise the money for a new bike? You raked yards, washed cars, delivered papers, and so on.…

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Saving Money on Your Startup: 5 Cost-cutting Measures That Will Help Your Bottom Line

Starting your own business is a dream for many business people. After years of making money for someone else, many of us look around and say, “It’s my turn. I want to be in the driver’s seat,” and a new small business is born.

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The gestation of that business, however, can be a long and difficult road to travel. Starting and running your own business is not for the faint-hearted. It is perfect for over-achievers who believe that sleep is optional, coffee is a basic food group and who have a vision that they can trust no one else to make true.…

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Top 10 Startups to Follow This Year

Today we’re taking a look at the top 10 start-ups for 2017. What you’ll find below are the fastest growing start-ups of 2016, the ones that impressed us most, the ones that have raised more investments, those that have given a violent shock to the innovation market.

Top startups in 2017

1. Inverse

If you are averse to any kind of news Inverse is the portal for you. Inverse is a site of scientific and technological content that launched last year. The question that torments its creators is precisely, “What will happen next?” And to provide answers to this question, all the writers who work for Inverse are constantly looking for emerging ideas, new technologies and trends that boil down.…

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How to Find the Perfect Co-Founder

One of the most critical elements of each startup are its initial founders. It might sound surreal, but team composition matters as much or even more than the product idea. One of the rules angel investors have is: “Invest on the team, not the idea”. Finding the perfect co-founders to begin your entrepreneurial journey is one of the most challenging tasks you will stumble upon.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

You might be tempted to become a solo founder, but try to think about 3 founders who succeeded on their own… Hard, isn’t it? Maybe there is a reason for that. In a study conducted by MIT university, data showed that larger teams tend to do better than solo founders.…

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What Can Small Businesses Learn From Start-ups?

Let’s get one thing out of the way: you’re an entrepreneur. Your mind is constantly spinning with ideas to share your passion. You probably already have or at least moving toward stepping away from a traditional day job in pursuit opening your business. You’re about to take that first giant leap toward turning your dreams into a reality.

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Dig further into the motivations behind pursuing a business and you’ll find a myriad of reasons. Here lies the rub. Motive is a key difference between small businesses and start-ups. While they share many characteristics, such as a scrappy, pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps work ethic, start-ups and small businesses do have some key distinctions.…

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Tips to Nurture a Growth-Oriented Startup Culture

“A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur’s job is to build the foundation”

– Brian Chesky, Airbnb.

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For MNCs and other big players, having a great culture is just an additional feature, but for startups, having a great work culture – strong and growth-oriented, is a necessary element of success, be it for employee retention or for innovation.

Nurturing a growth-oriented culture is mainly dependant on the core values of the startup and the work force.

It is crucial to work on building your startup DNA early on. Here are some tips to build a strong work culture:

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Examples of Successful Scientific Startups

According to the NY Times, investors are beginning to take an interest in science, engineering, and clear-technology startups again. There was a long period of time during which investors “shied away” from science startups, but those days are over. It’s a new era of scientific funding, and in an effort to encourage those investments, here are a few scientific startups that prove it’s possible to earn money and help the world through technological and scientific achievement.

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The Founders Fund and the Power of Social Media

Advanced coding has resulted in some of the best apps and social media technologies. The Founders Fund, a group of investors, smartly backed “social networks like Facebook and Yammer and the streaming-music service Spotify.” Those companies are all household names today, and used by millions worldwide.…

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The Anatomy Of Startups

The Anatomy Of Startups

So you’ve just graduated from a reputable university and already wasted the whole summer celebrating. Now, you have this great idea for a product and sitting in an office is not an option for you.

With start-ups being all the rage right now, why not start your own company? After all, Zuckerberg made it with Facebook. We’ll, here’s a preview of what needs to be done and how not to fail.

Idea and Product

Ideas often come to people in strangest places and strangest times. You might be commuting when you suddenly thought of the next Facebook or taking a bath when an idea of a resort came to you.…

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Sun Tzu and The Art of Startups

 

Sun Tzu and The Art of Startups

 

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Beginning a new business venture can be unsettling. Entrepreneurs have to possess courage and bravery to embark on a voyage filled with lack of certainty and unknowns that come with starting a new business.

The marketplace in today’s business world can feel similar to a battle that is dominated by strong incumbents whose objective is to maintain dominance and thwart any new entrants. New entrepreneurs must be crazy to go into battle against them.

How does a startup have a shot at success when entering a new market battling against the established competition?…

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4 Essentials To Get Right In Your First Year Of Business

4 Essentials To Get Right In Your First Year Of Business

Ask any entrepreneur and you’ll get the same answer: starting a business is hard.

The first year in business is toughest, then all of the hard work, blood, sweat and tears begin paying off. But how do you make it through that first year?

1) Be passionate about your product

Your products or services are the reason you’re starting your business in the first place that unique, life changing benefit that your business adds to the world. If you think that statement is far-fetched, then so will everyone else.

You must start out as and continue to be the most passionate person about your business.…

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