What Exactly Is Lean Startup?


Have you heard the phrase Lean Startup? It's a methodology that obviously can be used for startups but also for growing companies and even corporations too. This article gives a quick overview to Lean Startup.

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How to Write the Perfect Business Plan


What is the perfect business plan? It is a document to get investors excited about your company, but it also acts as a blueprint for the direction you envision your company taking. It is the roadmap to success. It is the design and plans for our company. Here's how to write the perfect business plan. 

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4 Things You Need To Have A Successful Business


Is there such a thing as a successful business from the start? Having a successful business is much more than having good luck or putting in a lot of hard work. A new business requires a lot of things to function in perfect sync. If you plan on everything going smoothly, then be prepared for a few bumps on the way. But there are some things you can put in place to ensure your chances of success: Here are 4 things you need to have a successful business:

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Why People Leave Cushy Corporate Jobs for the Unknown of a Startup


Let’s face it, corporate jobs have a lot to offer. There’s job security, the promise of internal promotion and not to mention the robust benefits. And while many find that holding down a corporate job has its advantages, others opt to leave for the land of startup. Here's why people leave cushy corporate jobs for the unknown of a startup:

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Intellectual Property Protection: A Simple Guide for Startups


Intellectual Property is one of the most important assets of a startup, particularly if you are doing something disruptive or with new technology or new processes. Here's a simple guide for startups to intellectual property protection:

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Business Planning Top Tips for Startups


Investor readiness is the process of getting your business to the point that equity investors are willing to invest in your business. Attracting equity investors requires an accurate understanding of what the investor is looking for and how the venture will be perceived along those dimensions. This is where the business plan is key. Read on for some business planning top tips for startups as well as details of InterTradeIreland's 2019 Seedcorn competition:

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How to Save Money on Your Startup Transportation Costs


If your small business ships product or has services that require transport, then you can often find your fuel costs causing a headache. However, there are many ways to keep your transportation costs low throughout the year. Here are some tips to help you save money on your startup transportation costs:

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Start Up Struggles: How to Cut Costs and Improve Efficiency


When you consider the fact that the majority of business fail in the first five years, cutting costs and improving efficiency should be the mantra of any startup. If you follow sound financial principles, you can turn your business around and start pulling in a profit before your business reaches the dreaded state of no return. Here are some tips for how to cut costs and improve efficiency:

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You Have 30 Seconds or Less for Your Business Plan Executive Summary


The average reading time for a business plan is 30 seconds and is getting shorter. If your plan or presentation does not capture the imagination in that time frame, you are wasting your time. Next in our Start Up Series: you have 30 seconds or less for your business plan executive summary:

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6 Must-Do Things Before You Start a Business


Have you been thinking about starting your own business? Maybe you have a good idea and are wondering if you could make a business out of it? Here are 6 must-do things before you start a business:

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Things to Consider When Setting Up a Business From Home


When starting a business, you might decide to base yourself at home. Many new startups were founded at kitchen tables. But sometimes space, resources, and family can make this difficult for new entrepreneurs. So here are some things to consider when starting a new business from home:

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5 Simple Financial Tips for Startups and First-Time Entrepreneurs


As an entrepreneur, you’ll have to make hard choices day in and day out. Money choices can be the trickiest when you're not sure exactly what the ROI will be on your decision. Here are five simple financial tips for startups and first-time entrepreneurs that may help you in this regard.

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Five Steps to Convert Your Business to Renewable Energy

At home, many of us love taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint by actively recycling, decreasing energy consumption and preferring to purchase eco-friendly products. But it is amazing how many businesses owners don’t think to apply the same log...
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Startup Marketing - 5 Things You Can Do To Get You Started


Startups are facing a tough competition and difficult business environment from day one and it’s important for them to have a comprehensive marketing strategy in place. This doesn’t always require hiring expensive professionals or having access to high-end equipment. Most of the time a startup can be marketed successfully with minimal resources. Here are 5 things you can do to get started with your start-up marketing:

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Creating Brand Identity for Small Business [Infographic]

You know what they say - Design is the silent ambassador of your brand . Even though saying that the well designed product sells itself might be an exaggeration, design is one of the most important elements of your newly established business. When la...
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6 Frugal Budget Practices for First-time Entrepreneurs

Running a small business is quite costly and for most enterprises, it takes 6 months to two years until they are fully profitable. In light of this fact, it doesn’t seem at all surprising that 9 out of 10 startups and small businesses never make it p...
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Keeping Intellectual Property Safe

One of the most important parts of being a startup or small business is developing a solid intellectual property . It can do one of two things: ensure your company has a solid foundation as a product or service or put your company or IP in a position...
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Why I invest in Failing Early Stage Companies

A few days ago I got upset enough to troll a connection. Okay, it was only a critical comment and not intended to offend, but it annoyed me completely.  Why?   Because of this well-meaning comment. "... call to all AgTech Start-Ups. If you are intere...
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Startups that Overcame Huge Barriers to Become Successful

Not long ago, Mark Zuckerberg gave a powerful speech to this year's graduating Harvard students. Instead of telling them to find their purpose in life through eureka moments like typical graduation speech, he offered something else: "The idea of a si...
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Lessons Learned Whilst Being a Copywriter for a Fast-Growing Startup

A balance between quality and quantity is essential while working in a fast-paced startup. As a Bachelor of Public Relations holder, I know the importance of a good copywriter and the impact it can give to readers. Working as a copywriter in a fast-g...
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