mistakes that startups make

The Most Frequent Mistakes That Startups Make

It’s a well-known fact that most startups don’t end up successful; in fact, some sources claim that the failure rate is as high as 95%. So, if you’ve started such a business, the odds are already against you. However, there are certain mistakes that you can avoid to minimize your chances of failing. After six Read more about The Most Frequent Mistakes That Startups Make[…]

Investors

Why Investors Are No Good for Your Startup (and Vice Versa)

Getting people to invest may seem like the logical next step for your startup. But here are some very valid reasons by Tim Berry for why you shouldn’t seek investors’ help: It’s extremely difficult to get investment for your startup, especially if you don’t have previous startup experience. Getting investors involved in your company means Read more about Why Investors Are No Good for Your Startup (and Vice Versa)[…]

budget

What to Do When a Client Won’t Budge on the Budget

It’s easier for big companies to be firm with their fees. But for small businesses, startups and budding entrepreneurs, budget negotiations can be the most dreaded part of interacting with a potential client. If you’re selling tangible products, it’s usually not so bad because these normally go for a fixed price. But if it’s a Read more about What to Do When a Client Won’t Budge on the Budget[…]

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Do You Really Want to Be Your Own Boss?

One of the greatest attractions of launching a startup or owning a business is that you get to be your own boss. But is it truly that great? I’ve asked the same question about running a business, but running yourself is an entirely different matter. I’m a freelancer and I have my own business. Although I Read more about Do You Really Want to Be Your Own Boss?[…]

unpaid invoices

Unpaid Invoices: What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Cough Up the Dough

Everything goes smoothly on your end. The client approaches you with their requirements, you provide a quote―which they agree to―and you take on the project. After spending time, effort, skills and resources, the work is completed. The job is completed before the deadline; the client is delighted with the end result; and now you can Read more about Unpaid Invoices: What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Cough Up the Dough[…]

finances

Face the Finances: What Business Owners Should Know

Being an entrepreneur is complicated enough without throwing finances into the mix. I myself enjoy avoiding money matters at all costs. But if you’re a small business owner or the founder of a startup, there are some things you just have to be aware of. Here’s Tim Berry’s list of 7 must-know financial facts: 1. Read more about Face the Finances: What Business Owners Should Know[…]

social media manager

Is Your Social Media Manager the One?

Social media strategist/marketer, online community manager, new media evangelist—whatever you call them, it’s always good to have one on your team. If you have a small business or startup, handing over you social media tasks to someone else can be time-consuming, resource-draining and risky. So whether you’re planning to hire one or have already, here’s how Read more about Is Your Social Media Manager the One?[…]

podcasting for business

Podcasting for Business: Part 5

In this post of Podcasting for Business, we’ll look at what specific content you can use for your business’s podcast. If you’re involved in a specific field, like web design, then there are plenty of general things to talk about. But if, for example, you sell special coins from a certain era, then the options are Read more about Podcasting for Business: Part 5[…]

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7 Surprising Traits of an Entrepreneur

We often have set definitions or expectations of what a certain type of person should be like. But it’s surprising how some characteristics―that might seem unfit for a particular role―can be the very ones that are perfectly suited to it. Take entrepreneurship, for example. If you think that some of your personality traits might hold Read more about 7 Surprising Traits of an Entrepreneur[…]

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Don’t kill yourself over a startup

“Imagine your life many years from now, when the time you have left is best measured in weeks or months instead of years and decades, and 2015 is a distant fading memory. What moments will stand out to you?  Do you really think it’s going to be that time, all those years ago, when your Read more about Don’t kill yourself over a startup[…]