Arian Krasniqi

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How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Startup Lessons From a First-Time Entrepreneur Who Raised $25 Million

Entrepreneurs have a tendency to paint past failures as necessary steps toward their inevitable success. In many a Silicon Valley narrative, each …

12 Business Ideas You Can Start Working on Right Now

Ready to become an entrepreneur, but lacking a great idea? We've got a dozen of the best.<p>You've got the itch. You're fed up with your day job. You're totally self-motivated and willing to work a ton. You don't mind taking a little risk if it could lead to something great. You can network like a …

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Human Resources

How to grow your startup with no budget

As an entrepreneur, you master a wide range of skills: You’re resilient, passionate, a leader, and always focused on your company’s success. The vast majority of entrepreneurs also come from a technical background, and the core team they build around them is often comprised of people with similar …

This Investor Shares The 3 Things He Looks For In An Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Managing Partner of Idea Booth and CEO of Webber Investments, Aaron Webber has sat through more than a handful of startup pitches from hungry, wide-eyed entrepreneurs.<p>When I asked him what advice he would give these aspiring or hopeful entrepreneurs, he said, "It's all about cash. You pay your …

Entrepreneurship

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from the …

Management Vs. Leadership: Five Ways They Are Different

For years we were taught that management has to do with forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead.<p>New supervisors and grizzled management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates’ work, how to …

Profit

9 Limiting Thoughts That Will Stop You From Starting A Business

Many people would like to set up a business and fulfill their dreams. Not so many actually decide to try, though. Thousands of projects stay in …

Motivation

A Top Sales Executive's Formula for Lasting Success: 10 Tips | Inc.com

Without sales you have no business. And that means without great salespeople you have no business.<p>Want to make your sales team more effective? (Of course you do.)<p>Here's a guest post from Lynne Zaledonis, a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Salesforce who helps drive product marketing and …

The Key to a Successful Interview

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How This Entrepreneur Went From Getting Rejected by 200 Investors to Getting Funded in 56 Days

Raising money for your company is one of the hardest things you'll do. Learn these tips to ensure success.<p>Every entrepreneur hates raising money. Raising money is like being stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel on a weeknight just after the St Paddy's Day parade. Yes, that happened to me last week. Raising …

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Brand Management

The concept of the 80/20 rule has been around for a long time. So long, in fact, that most people discount it. But there’s something to be said for …

101 Work From Home Jobs

Between technology, such as Skype, Slack, or Google Hangouts, the need to commute back and forth everyday is no longer necessary - which makes it easier to enjoy work-life balance and apply for jobs no matter where you reside.<p>Whether you're looking to join an established company, start your own …

8 Super Successful Businesses That Were Created by College Students

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A CEO who laid off 15% of staff says: 'The economic environment is changing for all startups'

If 2015 was the year of the unicorn, 2016 looks like it could be the year of down rounds — where startups raise money at a lower valuation — and cutbacks.<p>Stats on venture capital funding into fintech (financial technology) startups released by KPMG and CB Insights this week show a steep drop-off in …

Career Advice No One Tells You

Most people have "okay" jobs.<p>We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day.<p>There's nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level.<p>They're the people who land executive level …

6 Little Known Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs may operate in different industries, but they always have certain things in common. There are 28 million small businesses in …

Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day

Of course, you cannot actually add more time to the 24-hour day or 168-hour week. But talk to productivity experts and highly productive sorts and …

How One Entrepreneur Launched a Thriving Business While Working Full-time

"I’m tapping into everything I’ve learned over a 20-year career… and I’m able to reward myself financially in a way I’ve never been able to do,” says …

5 Time Management Tips That Will Boost Your Career

Last week I discussed my one tip that will help your career more than anything else. Along with continuing to learn one new skill every year, there’s something else that will help you to be successful: Being in control of how you spend your time.<p>I’m often asked, “How do you get so much done in one …

Time Management

This 32-year-old CEO shares the most common piece of advice she gives aspiring entrepreneurs

Cofounder Cassandra Stavrou, 32, came up with the idea for the company — which makes posh, healthy popcorn — while working at advertising agency BBH in London.<p>"3pm everyday people go and buy a snack," Stavrou told Business Insider. "Invariably they'd buy a chocolate bar and feel really guilty or …

5 Biggest Things In Tech You Missed This Week: 2/27/16

Here are five big things that happened in the world of technology this past week and why they’re important for your business (and mine). Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Facebook says Instagram now has more than 200,000 advertisers.</b><p>From Venture Beat: <i>Five months ago, Facebook began trying to transform its</i> …

Financial Services

Entrepreneurial Googlers are quitting and launching their own companies out of Google's startup space

Today, Google employs thousands of people in London, working on everything from Google Maps to Android Wear. But some of them are leaving to get a taste of startup life.<p>Several "Googlers" in the English capital have shunned their jobs at Google in favour of building their own startup. And …

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

10 goals that will elevate your business and personal well-being

New Years has come and gone, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to set some goals for the year ahead. I personally like to set goals …

Small Business