startup success

Your Business Can Take Advantage of the Internet of Things. Here’s How.

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 7, 2021

Many small business and startup owners mistakenly believe that taking advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) is prohibitively expensive. The truth is that doing so is easily within the grasp of every business, regardless of size. The trick is to focus on cost-effective IoT-enabled solutions. One of the most important qualities of any great business leader is the ability to spot and exploit opportunities to grow or…

Success Stories: What These Entrepreneurs Did to Change the Game

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 4, 2014

  It’s not easy to turn a dream into a reality, but many entrepreneurs have taken on the challenge. While most startup companies fail, many within the same year, a few go on to major success. Here is a look at five companies that did something right with their businesses: Sweet Leaf Tea How can a guy take a secret recipe from Granny for delicious iced tea and…

Don’t Do It Because You Want to, Do It Because You Have To

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 19, 2014

  This title is intentionally provocative; sorry about that. It seems to go against conventional wisdom of all those Forbes and Harvard Business Review guys, right? We should be adding pleasure into our work so that we want to go to work every day and ultimately, be insanely successful entrepreneurs who rarely, if ever, fail. But alas, I would like to say that there are plenty of times…

5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Fail Before They Even Start

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 19, 2014

  It’s most people’s dream to become entrepreneurs. But just how many of them ends up being an entrepreneur? My answer, “Very few”. From my personal experience, plus a look at the wider community, I’ve come up with a list of five common reasons why entrepreneurs fail before they even start, some of which might appear contradictory to what you believe. Here you go. #1. Listening to people…

Tips From Successful Start-ups

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 7, 2014

There could be a number of reasons why a few start-ups work their way up and many just fail to exist. Some say “luck” works. Well, I say it all depends on your actions. Take a look at case studies of start-ups, and you will know what I am talking about. One or more defining factors make success stories. Failures too stem from defining factors. However, ventures that…

10 Ways to Build a Booming Business in Less Than a Decade

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 28, 2014

  There’s stiff competition out there for nearly every business, but you don’t have to wait half a lifetime to succeed with your startup. Done right, you can see major business success in just a few years. Try these top tactics for quickly building a booming business that’s based on a strong foundation and built to last. Prize Quality and Value over Profit Too many companies focus their…

4 Step Guide Towards Becoming a Superman: The Entrepreneur Way

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 29, 2013

Entrepreneurship is akin to being a superhero: you fight with your alter ego & with your peers, lead a tough life, and in the process inspire many. This article is not exactly a guide towards becoming an entrepreneur, but a combination of personal anecdotes and case studies which are action steps towards becoming a superman entrepreneur. Step 1: Get your Clark Kent specs on Leaders across the globe…

5 Practical Ways to Market Your Startup on a Budget

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 23, 2012

According to recent data from The Startup Genome project, analyzing some 3,200 high-growth technology startups, 1 out of every 12 startups fails. While there are a host of reasons startups fail, most startups fail due to lack of funding or because they spend too much on customer acquisition. Let’s face it; marketing is a huge part of building a successful startup. You have to market or you wouldn’t get past having a great…

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