Your first year in business can be pretty overwhelming. From the diverse learning, making mistakes, hitting incredible highs, questioning your opinions, and most of all, filing taxes.  We know taxes are quite challenging, especially if you have no background in accounting/ but, it shouldn’t take away the exhilaration of being...
It's reasonable enough that every entrepreneur intends to maximize the startup's value they have put many resources into while still ensuring that the overall selling costs are at the bare minimum.  Other than understanding the difference between value vs price, unexpected bills and taxes will determine what your net sales...
In this fast-paced modernization era, businesses of all sizes appreciate the immense potential of hiring third-party services and, in particular, extremely qualified talent to handle most of their operations. Popular sites such as Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr are just some of the prevalent sites for outsourcing skilled freelancers to...
Client management is a hat you must wear if you intend on keeping your startup's doors open. Even with the proper project management tools (meeting deadlines and finishing a project within the allocated budget), you will most likely struggle to fulfill customers' demands without appropriate and effective client management...
Reports about data security breaches have recently flooded the majority of mainstream media outlets. However, as much as most top businesses and brands rely on the 'online or digital wave' to meet customers' demands and remain competitive, cyberattacks are ever on the rise and constantly evolving.    What may begin as...
More than ever, digital technology is an important aspect for any business, especially small businesses. The problem, however, arises in the transformation process. Without a well-planned strategy, the whole process could be expensive and useless.  As you plan a digital transformation for your small business, here are 3 key tips...
Establishing a solid online experience has become the utmost priority for most businesses. As lucrative it is for your startup to join the online bandwagon, there are also risks and limitations. Cyberattacks being the prevalent and most intimidating factor. Startups and small businesses might be alluring to cyber-criminals because they...
Turning your idea into a viable venture is just the beginning. The next impediment you have to get across is finding the appropriate persons willing to spend on the products or services your startup is offering. Your startup finding its right customers and attracting them at an early stage guarantees...
Besides Google, YouTube is a reckoning force in the search engine program. It's astute for your startup to capitalize on the most prevalent and largest video content platform to bolster its chances of success. By creating relevant content, you can communicate directly to your intended target audience, reach a...
Yes, your startup is on the path to securing a solid chance as a successful venture. Your products or services are valuable to consumers, and you intend to target a broader audience. Bootstrapping your growing venture may be a formidable prospect filled with uncertainty. Franchising your startup is a feasible...
Turning an idea into a competent and profitable business is the utmost priority for many entrepreneurs. As exciting as it may be seeing your venture keep its doors open, for one reason or another, you might find yourself wanting an exit strategy.  IPO, stepping down for others to lead or...
The majority of startup owners may face financial challenges in the pursuit of getting their new business off the ground. While most entrepreneurs consider traditional financing options as the ideal source of business financing, small business owners have become increasingly problematic to get funding from banks. In some cases, your...
No matter the industry your startup is in, one of the keys to success is having a solid and robust connection with your customers. The more unhappy your customer base is, the faster your business will close its doors.  That means going an extra mile than just providing a service...
Businesses are seeing the immense potential for establishing a solid online experience that delivers the needs of their clients and partners. In this fast-paced modernization era, brands and businesses have to ride on the ever-dynamic e-commerce bandwagon to remain competitive and match customer expectations. Yes, setting your online business may...
Different marketing tactics such as email marketing will play a vital role in ensuring your startup becomes a success story. Email is one of the most prevalent means of communication across the globe. It's sensible enough for startup owners to capitalize on this trend to connect with their target...
Negotiating and closing a business deal successfully is a must-have skill for all startup entrepreneurs. Hardly ever is it something you will learn as part of any school curriculum. Yet, your startup will need hundreds, if not thousands, of business negotiations that you have to close down successfully. To some...
As an entrepreneur, the last thing you want is for your small business to be caught on the wrong side by the taxman. That means being on top of your companies financials and taxes. While getting a tax professional helps you manage the taxman and other tax issues professionally,...
Moving to the next phase after the successful launch of your startup is often where some new entrepreneurs bite the dust. It is common for most startups to source for investors for them to get to the next level. An angel investor could play a viable role in your investment...
Apart from having a website for the online presence, many companies are now investing in mobile apps. It gives one a competitive edge against their competitors, reaches the younger demographic, and allows one to connect better with their customers. Many customers now prefer to use a mobile app to...
Every entrepreneur wants their startup to be a success story, like being the next Uber or Facebook. But running a marketing campaign should not be the only focus for an entrepreneur who wants to highlight their startup to the world. You have to deal with and understand many issues, legal,...
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