Getting funding for a startup, especially loan applications from financial institutions, is not usually straightforward. Many entrepreneurs have had banks close their doors on the, even when they believe they have done everything right with their loan application. So, what could have gone wrong? Why was your startup’s loan...
Running a successful start-up requires a lot of marketing. While technology and social media might be taking the lead on all businesses' marketing avenues, offline marketing is not entirely dead. Marketing your small business, both online and offline gives you more success chances. Below are some of the offline...
2020 might have been a rough year for businesses, and your small business could still be taking time to recover. But to keep your small business going, you must understand your small business’s finances and manage every aspect of these finances. Among other reasons, lack of proper financial management is...
Once you have crossed from the initial business idea phase and you need to set up shop, the next thing you face is financing. Yes, you can fund your business from your savings, if you have saved the money or business is not capital intensive. But even then, sourcing funds...
Starting a business during a pandemic might seem like the least successful venture to undertake. First, raising capital could be a problem. Second, finding the right customer base when everyone is trying to save the little they have could pose a problem. There is also the issue of whether...
Did you ever play a bet with friends, which soon after the result was announced was conveniently "forgotten"? I find it uncomfortable to make good friends cough up the dough for bets. When is a bet, hypothetical or serious? No more arguments about this. Playzoola is here to save the...
There are numerous successful businesses across the world that were started and are run by spouses. Others might be sole proprietorships, but behind the scenes, one of the spouses helps one way or the other. Yes, it is possible to start and run a business with your partner. But the...
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...
Investing in freelance management solutions. A look into the crowdfunding campaign of Skwish Interview with Chris Williams Co-Founder and CC0 of Skiwsh, a website that helps freelancers focus more on their work and less on the administrative side of their business. Skwish will shortly be launching a crowd funding campaign on Invesdor and this will open...
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...
Given the success rate of startups, 10%, it's reasonable to gather why entrepreneurship isn't a forte many people excel at. But, contrary to what some individuals might perceive, businesses do not crumble overnight or rather suddenly. Instead, it's a gradual and almost inappreciable process that business owners might fail...
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...
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,...
Raising money to get your startup off the ground is often the most significant impediment for your growing venture on the path to securing a solid chance of success. And it's no surprise that's usually where even the most creative and promising startups bite the dust. However, with a proper...
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a tremendous economic impact not just on big corporations but start-ups as well. While it might be challenging to raise funds during these harsh economic times, it doesn’t mean no investors are willing to put their money where they believe the future is promising. For...
Few entrepreneurs pause to think about their startup's legal implications as long as the business is up and running. Sooner or later, they will be paying for such mistakes, either as individuals or the company itself. This year, ensure your business runs smoothly by avoiding the below common legal mistakes...
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...
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,...
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...
Starting a business is one thing, but running a business is entirely a different thing. Apart from requiring your absolute dedication and attention, the level of your skills in various business aspects goes a long way in ensuring your startup survives. If you are starting a business in 2021,...
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