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The Best 5 Online Business Courses for Entrepreneurs

The Best 5 Online Business Courses for Entrepreneurs

Starting your own business is no easy feat. As an entrepreneur, you must know how to strategize, plan and execute efficient business models. While little compares to real-world experience to teach you these things, there is a way to expedite the process: education. It is well known that a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is among the most coveted degrees today.

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Chrome Extensions That Make Your Life Easier

Chrome Extensions That Make Your Life Easier

We all know how to navigate the internet, but is our way of doing it really the smartest? Often times when looking for one thing, we can easily get distracted or wind up looking through website after website with no luck.

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Ethics of Surveying Your Remote Employees

Ethics of Surveying Your Remote Employees

For employees and employers alike, the work-from-home scenario has not been easy. Sure, we have all found ways of staying productive and getting our jobs done. Yet, for employers supervising remote employees for the very first time, remote surveillance has become the only option.

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What Is an IDO and How Can Your Startup Launch One

What Is an IDO and How Can Your Startup Launch One?

On December 31, 2021, decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem platform MRHB DeFi raised US$5.5 million through an Initial DEX Offering (IDO). The IDO allowed global investors to participate directly in the funding rounds with no third-party mediator. From raising capital through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to launching an IDO—cryptocurrency has made possible new ways for startups to raise money with fewer hurdles. Here, we take a look at what an IDO is and how your startup can get started with one.

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Top 5 Tech Trends Defining Luxury Brands

Top 5 Tech Trends Defining Luxury Brands

Over the past two years, luxury brands have had to develop high-performance products that align with the increasingly digitalized world. Today, the unique value proposition (UVP) of luxury brands is defined by the users’ experience, which focuses on three core areas: driving engagement through exclusive technologies.

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How Entrepreneurs Can Unwind and Get Ready for New Year

How Entrepreneurs Can Unwind and Get Ready for New Year

It is no surprise that entrepreneurs throughout the world are pivoting their businesses to manage the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these challenges, entrepreneurs are inherently equipped with the grit and determination necessary to handle the current situation.

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5 Web Series Every Entrepreneur Must Watch and Why

5 Web Series Every Entrepreneur Must Watch and Why

For those of you who are entrepreneurs, hustlers or just want to know what it’s like to be an entrepreneur—these five web series will give you a pretty good idea. They will allow you, as an entrepreneur, to take a step back and look at your business from a new perspective.

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A Startup’s Guide Tips to Expand Your Business Globally

A Startup’s Guide: Tips to Expand Your Business Globally

Indian ride-hailing service Ola started small in 2010, but by 2020, it had expanded into international markets, like the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Currently, Ola has around 75,000 drivers registered in Australia and another 25,000 in the UK. Hospitality unicorn Oyo is another successful startup story. It has registered continuous growth since 2013 and now operates in more than 80 countries worldwide.

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How Can You Raise Capital with an Initial Coin Offering

How Can You Raise Capital with an Initial Coin Offering?

For a startup to thrive, capital is crucial. Typically, to raise capital, startups can choose various routes, such as participating in investor rounds (including seed rounds and series rounds), crowdfunding, bootstrapping and more. Now, there’s a new option rooted in cryptocurrency: Initial Coin Offering (ICO).

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Should Your Startup Borrow Or Fundraise

Should Your Startup Borrow Or Fundraise?

The startup journey is a challenging one. There are difficulties at every turn, including getting along with your founders, overcoming lack of demand, ineffective marketing, hiring and a myriad of other obstacles. However, one of the most difficult challenges is making sure the startup has enough cash to stay afloat.

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The Best Books to Read before Starting a Business

The Best Books to Read before Starting a Business

Launching a startup is no easy feat, as any startup founder would testify. It involves rigorous planning, budgeting, working late hours and, occasionally, crying in a corner and rethinking all your decisions. A crucial element to launching a successful startup is knowing the ins and outs of the business world. Knowledge, indeed, is power. Given that, we have rounded up five books to help you navigate your business journey:

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The Glass Cliff How Women Leaders Are Set Up for Failure

The Glass Cliff: How Women Leaders Are Set Up for Failure

Women often struggle to make their way into the working world. Whether they are held back by family responsibilities or other kinds of barriers, rising to the top of the corporate ladder is a feat only a few women are able to accomplish. As of 2020, there are only 13 women CEOs in the Fortune 500 companies.

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How Startups Can Help Close the Wage Gap

How Startups Can Help Close the Wage Gap

A recent UN report revealed that women around the world earn 23% less than men. What’s worse? In 25 years, there has been very little change when it comes to pay equity. It is evident that the gender wage gap demands urgent attention.

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