Three ways to keep the entrepreneurial magic alive.
Choose one of two proven options to build meaningful partnerships.
Minimise legal bureaucracy and promote nimble growth.
Top tips to lessen the fear of going it alone.
By paying regular attention to your progress and direction.
Four steps to success – whatever your personality type.
How to avoid divorce, and what to do if it really is all over.
A compass to help you navigate toward success.
Or is trial and error a better way to shape your enterprise?
And why it's hard to spot one.
You'll find you have nothing to lose and much to gain.
Finding a balance between predictability and possibility.
If you’re scaling up, you need to be picky.
Read these tips if you're thinking of starting a side project this year.
Four key strategies that will help your partnership succeed.
Make the case for taking time to expand your skills and ideas.
If you have the right attitude and qualities, joining an ambitious new business could be just the job.
Here are some questions to ask yourself before you take the plunge into this richly rewarding world.
Are you happy in your work? Or caught up in ambition, conformity and overwork?
Avoid these three common ‘happiness traps’ and find fulfilment through purpose, hope and friendship.
It's easy for entrepreneurs to overlook the need for a clear and coherent business strategy.
Here are the very basics of how to put that right.
Your company must foster a culture of innovation in order to take advantage of the recent resurgence of corporate R&D departments.
Here's how to create an innovation culture in your firm.
As a successful entrepreneur and market disrupter, you might think you have all the right skills to personally handle constructive transformation of your firm.
But handing over to an outsider could pay off.
You've started your own company. You are a successful entrepreneur – so successful that you have been able to hire people to work for you. You are the boss. Finally.
But being a good boss is not the same as being a good entrepreneur.
In the modern world of sales, Amazon is ever poised to make disruptive moves in any industry it sets its sights on.
But it’s how it sells, rather than what it sells, that gives it the edge.
It’s time to ditch outmoded management models in favour of embracing a leadership style that attracts, retains and encourages creative thinkers.
Exposed to the ever-present risk of digital disruption, organisations need new ideas as never before.
But if modern management is about attracting and retaining clever people, leadership methods must change.
Charming a venture capitalist used to be an art, but now it’s a science.
Why do proposals that look good on paper fail to make it through the pitch stage? That’s what assistant professor at Babson College, Lakshmi Balachandra, decided to find out.
Harvard Business Review reveals the four key points she discovered.
If you set a clear purpose and cultivate an environment of innovation and collaboration, then you can have a whole company of CEOs, says Micha Kaufman, writing for Entrepreneur.
How you organise and run your business and who you choose to do what are the key elements that determine the destiny of your company.
Could you give up being the main driver and discover a more productive role in the company you created?
There comes a time when this fundamental shift will be the best way to keep your business growing, says Jim Krampen, Seven Corners Inc co-founder and executive officer, writing for Entrepreneur.
To become truly innovative, companies must learn to accept, discuss and learn from their failures, write Paul Boston and Bin Zhao for Ivey Business Journal.
For many businesses failure is a dirty word. Operating in a society where perfection is espoused and so-called “overnight success” stories are celebrated, senior managers are reluctant to admit to their company’s failures, let alone dissect the reasons for those failures, learn from them and use those lessons to drive innovation.
How can a product or service be wildly successful in one part of the world but of relatively little interest in another?
While globalisation may seem to have made the world smaller and more uniform, cultural differences are still significant. Addressing those differences can be a key to succeeding against larger and comparatively monolithic companies in any given region or country.
If you’re new to investing, there are three main options to consider.
Are you in a position to invest in a startup business? Have you come across a new company that complements your own and needs a cash injection? Maybe your company has reasonably large amounts that can be tied up long-term?
Farmers have been running their own businesses for millennia, and have plenty to teach us.
“The qualities that help farmers prosper prove just as powerful for startup CEOs,” Tim Handorf, CEO of G2 Crowd, writes for Quartz. Handorf grew up on the family farm in Iowa, and he believes that the values instilled in him there have been integral to his success today.
If you work for a unicorn startup, you must consider how potential changes in its capital structure will affect your stock option.
Many employees or prospective employees don’t know everything they need to know about the potential long-term value of their stock options, and do not even attempt to find out. “To bring this home, it’s like negotiating your salary without specifying the currency you’re being paid in.”
One woman’s story shows that even the busiest people can find enough time to launch a business.
Embarking on your dream project might sound impossible if you are already weighed down by commitments. But advice from an entrepreneur who started her company while she also had a husband battling cancer, and a baby to care for, might just change your mind.
When you embark on a new venture, resist the temptation to be smug – get appropriate advice and employ fresh strategies.
As an experienced entrepreneur you almost certainly have a tried-and-tested business formula you rely on to stay on top of the game. But it’s risky to believe that model will carry you smoothly into a new market.
If you’re cooking up a career as an entrepreneur, there are some key ingredients you would be wise to toss in the mix.
“Be ready for the extreme ups and downs, the sleepless nights, the despair, the feeling of being alone, the hope, elation and the excitement.”
How do you build a startup with no venture capital? Slowly – but you’ll end up with a sustainable business you can call your own.
The stereotypical startup begins with young entrepreneurs fresh out of Harvard with a bright idea for a disruptive innovation, and ends when they go public after a few years’ rapid growth enabled by selling off big chunks to investors. But there is another way.
In times of economic uncertainty, collaboration with startups offers corporates a route to becoming more innovative and profitable.
As Britain gears up for Brexit, the country is bracing itself for a period of uncertainty. It is in times like these that business growth can be hard to come by. But larger companies can boost innovation and their bottom line by partnering with nimble, fast-growing startups.
Does your backup plan have your back, or is it holding you back?
“Get rid of your safety net,” says Stephanie Vozza in an article written for Fast Company, in which Vozza proposes that having a backup plan might not always be good for business.
Fixating on just one talent risks missing out on what really makes entrepreneurs successful.
Don’t let “Holy Grail syndrome” hold you back. Instead, focus on your unique mix of talents, passions and skills that provide the foundations for a business in which only you can excel.
Here’s how to combine your skills and interests into a unique entrepreneurial vision.
The best way to grow a B2B business is to handpick your ideal customers and call them up, writes Aman Naimat for Entrepreneur.com. Don’t wait…
Becoming the authority in your field is a great way to grow your business, says Brian Horn, writing for Entrepreneur.com. The author outlines seven easy…
Have you got what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Drew Hendricks, writing for Inc.com, gives the lowdown on ten habits you need if…
For some entrepreneurs, things seem to fall into place on their rise to financial success, observes Jayson Demers, writing for Entrepreneur.com. However, in spite of…
Competitive advantage is shifting, say Thomas N. Hubbard, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, writing for Strategy+Business. The new industry leaders are leaner and more focused…
Recruiting new team members is an exciting stage in your startup’s development. But you will need to invest time and energy to get it right. So how can you ensure that your business vision survives an expansion drive?
Weak markets are not a valid excuse for a company’s slow growth, write Kasturi Rangan and Evan Hirsh for Strategy+Business. With the right market proposition,…
Think you want to be an entrepreneur? Lolly Daskal, writing for Inc.com, reveals what it’s really like to go it alone. Daskal reveals eight facts…
You have a good career that pays well, but you want to strike out on your own. Should you quit your day job to pursue…