Read these tips if you're thinking of starting a side project this year.
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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...
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?
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The cloud is and will continue to be key to the success of startups. Airbnb and Uber would not exist without cloud computing.
“The cost of having to build all of this functionality in-house would have killed their business models before they were even born.”
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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...
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...