How to Get Clients and Suppliers to Fund Your Startup

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Getting the money you need to launch a startup can be one of the most daunting tasks for any entrepreneur. You face rejection constantly. As a result, most entrepreneurs fail to get external financing. And in some cases, potential investors ridicule your idea. Looking for funding requires a thick skin. This article discusses how to use two less conventional sources of … [Read more...]

Should Your Startup Get International Clients?

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Most startups and small businesses often focus on growing the company with local or national clients. This strategy is effective, as it allows you to focus your efforts on a single market. However, a number of small and growing companies can benefit from getting international clients early on. Going international has a number of advantages. They include additional sales, the … [Read more...]

Is Your Business Struggling? How Do You Know When It’s Time to Quit?


Being an entrepreneur is hard. Many people think passion, persistence, and perseverance alone are the keys to success; those things matter, along with having a product that solves a real problem for people, but what do you do when they are not enough and your business continues to struggle to the point you can't take the pain anymore? How do you know when it's time to … [Read more...]

11 Steps For Your Startup Online Marketing Plan


For any business, marketing is an integral part. Without it, all the efforts related to the business are sure to fall flat. More so if you are a startup. It’s a difficult situation, as your target audience does not know you at all. And you need to reach out to them to spread the word about your business. The best way to do it is to use the marketing campaigns for that. If you … [Read more...]

The Startup Journey: My Lessons


This time of year brings with it a lot of introspection; emotions are heightened and people become much more sensitized to their environment and the people that surround them. Everyday my newsfeed contains at least two posts about inspiration and motivation. In many ways it's helping me validate the road that I've chosen to take. As someone who decided to make the … [Read more...]

How To Finance Your Startup If You Have Bad Credit

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Most of us have read about entrepreneurs who launch startups using venture capital or angel funding. They get all the press, but they are in the minority. In reality, most businesses are launched using the assets and credit of the founders. But what if the founders have bad credit and have no assets? Does this leave them out of the running? Unfortunately, there is little … [Read more...]

10 Tools That Will Help Your Startup Dominate


If you just started a business, you should be aware of the advantages of the Digital Age. There are limitless opportunities, tools, apps and services that you can use to make significant progress and attract more customers. Business models are being revolutionized with the application of apps and tools that help them grow faster and more effectively. In the continuation, you … [Read more...]

How To Come Up With An Awesome Idea For Your Startup

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One of the major challenges for many would-be entrepreneurs is coming up with their first business idea. Sadly, there is no good “idea generation” method out there. At best, some entrepreneurs get bland advice such as “just be creative.” Although given with good intentions, most advice seldom works. Instead, it just increases your frustration. This article has a single … [Read more...]

How To Run A Startup While Working Your Regular Job

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Many entrepreneurs have started their companies while they were working a full-time job. Obviously, a full-time job provides reliable income and benefits. This arrangement gives you time to implement your business plans. It also gives you time to learn the industry, or do whatever must be done to launch the new business. Navigating this scenario successfully can be difficult … [Read more...]