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How Nigerian Digital Entrepreneur, Elo Umeh, Made the Country Proud in Spain

Stories of how Nigerians are excelling abroad have continued to rekindle the hope that the future is bright for the country. From the trio of Bola …

How to build a brand in initial days of your startup to establish

How to build a brand, what is branding? <b>The brand is the make of a product; branding is the reputation of that make</b>. However, the word BRAND has its …

40 Things Every Startup Should Do To Scale Up

For any entrepreneur, to implement and execute at the idea stage is quite difficult. However, it becomes more harder, when he tries to scale up …

How A Near-Fatal Car Crash Inspired An Italian Entrepreneur's Mind-Boosting Business Idea

Fatalists believe that things happen for a reason, even terrible things. Giorgio Pautrie is inclined to agree with that, because in spite of almost losing his life in an horrific road traffic accident, the experience marked the start of his journey to becoming an entrepreneur.<p>Six years ago Pautrie …

12 Little Known Facts About Famous Entrepreneurs

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

The Workplace

What Apple Can Teach You About Pitching Your Startup

Being able to pitch your startup is one of the most important things an entrepreneur will do. It is a matter of distilling your company into a …

The Dumbest Legal Mistakes Early Startups Make

Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup<p>Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup. But just because you are small doesn't mean that people are going to let things slide when you …

The Moment I Knew Sales+Marketing = Genius!

One of the things that I thought a lot about last year was when did I take a stand to say that “<i>Sales and Marketing not only should work together</i> …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

Entrepreneurship As Translation: Why A Rising Academic Physician Left Stanford For A Startup

After graduating from Stanford (where he was co-president of his class) with a BA/MA in history, attending medical school at UCSF, studying political economics at Oxford on a Marshall Scholarship, training in internal medicine at Stanford and conducting academic research on global health at …

6 Essential Lessons I Learned As A 12-Year-Old Entrepreneur

I never learned this at school.<p>When I was a kid, I listened to a lot of conversations about business.<p>Each night, after my dad would come home and settle in at the dinner table, he would relate his latest adventures at the office and tell stories about the characters who populated his working …

A CEO weighs in on whether entrepreneurs are born or made

It was a second-wave dot-com boom that lasted five to six years, when money was so readily available (many have referred to it as the Age of the Unicorns) that it felt like anybody could get in on the "become-an-entrepreneur" game. People believed that raising several millions of dollars for a …

Entrepreneurship

4 Sites That Will Drive Your Startup's Web Traffic

It's tough to get traffic, especially if you're a startup. These sites will let you get a leg-up on the competition!<p>If you've got a startup and you need to get the word out, great for you! The first thing you need to read is Nine Things To Do Before Launching Your Startup. It's killer.<p>At Dasheroo, …