Entrepreneur Basics

Fundraising Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Fundraising Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

As an entrepreneur, you must keep in mind that you can’t fulfill your dreams alone. Be it to scale operations or even just to hit the ground running, startups need investments, and that’s where fundraising comes in. Fundraising refers to the process of seeking financial investment from investors or other sources of capital.

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How to Ease Your Employees’ Transition Back to the Office

How to Ease Your Employees’ Transition Back to the Office

After having worked from home for a prolonged period of time, people across the world are finally heading back to their office spaces. While some may be excited to hang out with their co-workers in person again, others who have settled into a routine of working in their cozy pajamas might not be too keen to return to the office.

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What Is the Best Advice for First Time Entrepreneurs in 2022

What Is the Best Advice for First Time Entrepreneurs in 2022?

So you’ve decided to finally launch your business. First off, congratulations! That’s a big step. Secondly, good luck. Starting your own startup is intimidating, to say the least. For most entrepreneurs, it entails entering unknown terrain, crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. With that in mind, here’s our best advice for a young, first-time startup founder:

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How Does a Startup Become a Unicorn

How Does a Startup Become a Unicorn

In the startup world, a unicorn refers to any startup with a valuation of over US$1 billion. Companies like Airbnb and Netflix fall under the unicorn category. As of 2021, there are 650 unicorns in the world with a cumulative valuation of US$2,173 billion.

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How Can Your Company Become More Energy-Efficient

How Can Your Company Become More Energy-Efficient?

Countries and companies are consuming too much energy today. The abrupt power cuts in China are a testimony to that. The country was forced to cut power across factories and towns to meet their energy goals. Energy efficiency—using less energy to do more—does not have to be this challenging and cumbersome, not for large corporations or startups.

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What Is Femtech and Are Femtech Companies on the Rise

What Is Femtech and Are Femtech Companies on the Rise?

Women’s needs have been largely neglected for years. They get fewer job opportunities, excessive household work, subpar pay and little healthcare attention. Well, no more. The rise of FemTech startups (largely women-run) is changing the healthcare landscape for women. As per a report by CBInsights, FemTech will be worth US$50 billion by 2025. So, what is FemTech, and how can you get started?

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Workplace

The Power of Introverts at the Workplace

Psychologist Carl Jung describes introverts as people whose interests are directed inwards and towards their own thoughts or feelings. They typically struggle to adjust to social settings and are perceived as being reserved. Thus, at a workplace, the introvert might come across as a quiet or unsociable person and end up unnoticed, no matter how big their contributions might be.

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How Can You Launch an Air Taxi Startup

What Is an Air Taxi and How Can You Launch an Air Taxi Startup?

It’s finally happening. Flying cars—a concept we saw in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Back to the Future—are becoming a reality. While many people might scoff at the idea of flying cars—“What’s next? Teleportation? Pfft”—investors are all about taking the chance. So much so that they have set aside US$4.3 billion to meet the requirements.

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Squid Game

Squid Game and Its Lessons on Entrepreneurship

With the massive media buzz the South Korean series “Squid Game” has been getting, you would have to live under a rock to not know about it. It is so popular that a South Korean broadband firm has sued Netflix over the surge in network traffic.

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UNGA2021 Why Does It Matter to Startups

UNGA 2021: Why Does It Matter to Startups?

Every year, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meets in a regular session, beginning on the third Tuesday of September at the UN headquarters in New York City. The platform brings together leaders from around the world to discuss specific issues through dedicated agenda items and adopt respective resolutions.

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What Are Sustainable Development Goals and How Are Startups Meeting Them

What Are Sustainable Development Goals and How Are Startups Meeting Them?

The global community has become increasingly concerned about climate change in 2021. The International Panel on Climate Change released a report in August 2021, saying that unless there is a large-scale reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, it will be beyond mankind’s reach to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5°C or even 2°C.

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Why Do Big Companies Go Bust

Why Do Big Companies Go Bust?

In 2020, over 600 corporations in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy. In India, that number touched 72. And in China, over 200,000 companies went bankrupt in the first two months of 2020. Declaring bankruptcy is becoming a common recourse for big and small companies. But what is causing companies to go bankrupt?

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What Are the Top 5 Cybercrimes

What Are the Top Five Cybercrimes?

In 2020, over 240,000 people in the U.S. reported being victims of phishing. The second most commonly reported cybercrime was the non-delivery of products, followed by extortion. Cybercrimes are more rampant than ever. Recognizing that, 154 countries have enacted cybercrime legislation. Still, that has not deterred cybercriminals who steal information and money from vulnerable people and companies.

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How to Communicate with Your Investors

How to Communicate with Your Investors

On September 21, social network company Twitter announced that it would pay US$809.5 million to settle a shareholder’s class-action lawsuit. (Read more about that here!) The lawsuit is based on the claim that Twitter was misleading its investors on how people used its platform and how much its user base was growing.

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