Startups — Legal Matters: Controlling Digital Assets

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Over the past three months, I have addressed key legal fundamentals in launching a new business venture, ways to protect your “public face” with customer agreements and balancing big data and privacy. This month, I discuss maintaining control over your business’ key digital assets. Specific topic include: • The role of digital assets in today’s business environment • … [Read more...]

Top 6 Web Design Tips for Startups

While starting a business, it’s almost imperative these days to establish an online presence. Because majority of your customers will come through the internet. Besides, the website will also play an extremely important role in building your brand presence. So, a simple website created just for the sake of it won’t do. You need to build a website, which performs well enough. … [Read more...]

Should Entrepreneurs Follow Their Passion?

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Do you believe you should follow your passion? Entrepreneurs are often told that they should follow their passion. They hear this advice from friends. They read it in articles and blog posts. They see famous people advocating that following their passion was the secret to their success. As far as advice goes, it is safe. No one will ever get into trouble for suggesting that … [Read more...]

5 Things Most Startups Get Woefully Wrong

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The tough labor market and employment scenes that were witnessed around the world until the past year had an unexpected side effect. It gave rise to a new breed of entrepreneurs. Ones who had technology on their side. Ones who could find funding easily – from banks, angel investors, crowdsourcing, the works. The UK saw an unprecedented growth in entrepreneurship with a record … [Read more...]

Top Tips for Marketing Your Startup, Part 2

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Laying the foundation of a new company (startup) is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. You need something strong to build upon. Having a solid marketing foundation will only help. Over this and my previous articles, you will have read 4 valuable tips for marketing your startup… and they aren’t necessarily what you think - In the previous article you … [Read more...]

Startups – Legal Matters: Balancing Big Data and Privacy

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Over the past two months, I have addressed key legal fundamentals in launching a new business venture and ways to protect your “public face” with customer agreements. This month, I discuss approaches to managing and utilizing the benefits of “Big Data” while remaining compliant with current and emerging privacy protection regulations. Specific topic include: Formulating a … [Read more...]

Can Inventory Financing Help Fund My Startup?

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The past few years have seen a rise in the number of hardware startups. These companies manufacture cool new products and are quickly becoming popular. This small revival in the product development sector is very visible in sites like Kickstarter and other crowd-based platforms. Initially, the startup has a small-scale manufacturing or assembly operation. All the work is … [Read more...]

9 Business Communication Areas and Why Startups Should Pay Attention to Them

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So, you're launching a business. Congratulations on taking the plunge! You've no doubt been inundated with more "big decisions" than you ever thought possible. But, before you think you have every piece in place, let me add another consideration for your startup puzzle: business communication. Business communication is VITAL to your startup plan – it defines your business … [Read more...]