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… Read More »Why Investors Are No Good for Your Startup (and Vice Versa)
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… Read More »What to Do When a Client Won't Budge on the Budget
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.… Read More »Do You Really Want to Be Your Own Boss?
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… Read More »Unpaid Invoices: What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Cough Up the Dough
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.… Read More »Face the Finances: What Business Owners Should Know
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… Read More »Is Your Social Media Manager the One?
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… Read More »Podcasting for Business: Part 5
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… Read More »7 Surprising Traits of an Entrepreneur
“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… Read More »Don’t kill yourself over a startup
The start of a new year is an excellent time to begin something big; an excuse to take risks. If you’ve been putting it off, Mike Templeman from Entrepreneur suggests some very good reasons to make 2015 the year you finally start that business. 1.… Read More »2015: The year to launch your business