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...
Once you have the idea for your startup and are ready to hit the road running, the next step will be registering the business. This causes a lot of challenges for entrepreneurs because there are several choices. But choosing between an LLC or a corporation is usually one of...
 Invesdor review with Mikko Savolainen Mikko Savolainen is communications manager at Invesdor, a firm which helps startups source financing from the crowd. In this interview, he explains how invesdor works and why startups are an important part of the economy. What problem is Invesdor solving? Simply put, we’re enabling growth companies to tap...
Money Alive has a mission to  Engage, Educate and Empower those of us who have are approaching their retirement or are already enjoying it. They plan to do so through a series of educational video journeys. Information is power, and MoneyAlive will educate to make hard decisions, easier to make. Ian...
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...
Seeing the venture you have put many resources into gaining traction and securing an optimal success level is the core objective for all entrepreneurs. Still, it's not a forte most business people excel in.  Scaling your startup to the next level isn't a walk in the park. You have to...
As stated in a previous post, pre-employment testing can be an important aspect of scoring the best candidates for your startup. Apart from attracting excellent talent, it also helps enhance your new business’s productivity, performance, and objectivity. Making a wrong hiring decision will not just cost you a bad...
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...
A financial or accounting ratio is a valuable tool all entrepreneurs must know for a viable business. Each financial ratio, as we have outlined in this masterpiece, has a purpose. However, financial ratios predominantly play a critical role in evaluating a company's progress against its present goals, competitors, and...
How to invest it in Startups. Syndicate Room is a p2p equity platform operating since March 2016. The platform provides access to public and private equity markets. The members of Syndicate Room can diversify through exposure to the startup asset class. Executive Summary of the SyndicateRoom review: The importance Syndicate Room puts...
As a startup owner, it’s essential to track specific metrics to take your organization to a new level. Unfortunately, a prevalent mistake some entrepreneurs make, especially after launching their venture, is focusing solely on revenue and profits.  Don’t get it wrong. Yes, keeping track of your startup’s revenues and profits...
Entrepreneurs must wear various hats in the current eCommerce and digitalization era and adapt to all technological perks to remain relevant and gain optimal traction. Moreover, thanks to social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook, social media marketing popularity has surpassed expectations.  Businesses of all sizes have to leverage...
  Renee Wang is an ex-Googler who took a chance. A big chance, one could argue. She quit her steady job at Google Japan, sold her Beijing house (the only asset she had at the time), and invested the proceeds into her own startup company. Renee is the founder of Castbox,...
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...
Your startup's operations can be quite overwhelming. You have to ensure you meet customers' deadlines and within the allotted budget, keep your client management process in check while keeping your team members and other stakeholders contented. Not to mention, your primary purpose as an entrepreneur is to make your...
Marketing is one of the most powerful and effective techniques to offer your startup optimal visibility and propel it to a scalable height.  Regardless of your startup's marketing strategy, niche marketing, email marketing, influencer marketing, just to mention a few, all fall into two broad categories: pull marketing or push...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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