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5 Reason Why Global Startups Fail

The Internet is completely saturated with statistics and information on why startups fail. We know 90% of startups will eventually fail due to …

Startups

The Top 20 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Fail—According to the Data

Do startups fail because of their own specific struggles, or are there a few primary problems that plague new companies?<p>New York data analytics firm …

The Tools Early-Stage Startups Actually Need to Understand Their Customers

After 18 months of struggling to get traction with two product ideas, <b>Segment</b> started its turnaround. What followed was a two-year stretch of growth …

4 Success Secrets Startups Can Learn From eBay

He helped grow eBay into an e-commerce powerhouse, and now he’s investing in startups. Here are the four characteristics he looks for.<p>Startups that are looking for funding might think an innovative product or service is what will wow investors, but Erik Rannala, cofounder and managing partner of …

2 Metrics Startups Need to Start Tracking

After seeing dozens of Simplified One Page Strategic Plans, it became apparent that there are two metrics that most startups aren’t tracking and need …

Startups

Why Your Small Business Needs a Mobile App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are a small business owner and your business does not have a mobile app, you need to get one. Having a web presence alone is no longer sufficient, as online activity continues to shift to mobile. Simply put, smartphone apps have …

5 Tactics for Startups to Get the Most Out of Remote Developers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Enticing high quality, U.S.-based developers to join a startup full-time is one of the greatest challenges founders face today. Early-stage companies usually can’t beat the salaries and perks offered by the Apples and Googles of the …

Startups, Failures And 7 Painful Lessons Learned In 2015

Reading Time: 15 minutes<p>Now it seems like previous year went by incredibly fast. It was full of lessons from diverse pool of areas. Most of them …

Malaysia through the eyes of local startups

A country of 30 million people, Malaysia is a rich ethnic diversity of major races and is home to founders of international recognised names like …

3 Things I learned about seed investing in 2015

Inspired by my friend and colleague Andrea Barrica, I want to reflect a bit on what I learned in 2015 about seed investing. I joined 500 Startups as …

Product Management

5 interesting fintech startups from Singapore

The banking and financial services sector is steeped in tradition and proud of practices it has followed for decades. Highly resistant and stubborn …

How non-tech companies are trying to mimic startups

These days, it seems like every company wants to be a tech company.<p>The idea isn’t to develop mass-market software or electronic gadgets, but for each …

20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and lessons learned

Startup success stories are mostly talked about. How about failed startups? Here’re 20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and why they they didn’t …

Startups

Startups

From Japanese-translating smart glasses to synesthetic hairclips, Japanese innovations still put people first<p>The $30,000 (£21,000) box works offline …

Startups

7 Ways to Create an Inspired Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business leaders understand that employees are the greatest asset their company has, making attitude the greatest determinant of success. Wise business leaders focus on what is “right” in their company and in their employees. Using …

Compelling facts about start-ups today (infographic)

A new infographic from the Startup Genome Project 2.0 attempts to provide answers to a question we all would love an answer to: why do some start-ups …

This is how startups make money

Going the startup way is riskier but more straightforward than working a job. Here there’s no boss to decide what happens to you. You’re the boss. …

The State Of The Most Influential Startups On Earth

Here’s what you didn’t know about the global startup scene.<p>On the global scale, startups mean big business as they contribute to innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Recent estimates put small and medium-sized businesses at more than 90% of global enterprises.<p>And even though we know …

Scaling Up Strategies for Startups: Dos and Don’ts

<i>Author: Anish Williams, Co-Founder & CEO, TranServ</i><p>When comparing opportunities within the past few years across the world, India has emerged as an …

The death of Mxit and its lessons for African startups

A few days ago the team behind Mxit, the South African social media platform, called it a day, announcing that they would be ceasing all commercial …

Startups

Tech Startups Are Prodding the Dinosaur That Is the Insurance Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s a sentence you don’t read every day: Insurance is so hot right now.<p>Entrepreneurs and investors have finally woken up to the opportunity in the insurance industry. At $831.5 million, investment in insurance tech this year is already …

Is Thailand a good destination for startups?

Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, or Seoul are probably the most dynamic cities of Southeast and East Asia, and when it comes to technology, business or …

21 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

How startups think about innovation

We can learn a lot from startups. Nimble and without long established hierarchies that can strangle innovation, startups move quickly to take advantage of new opportunities.<p>In this six-part series, <i>Report on Small Business</i> talks with Canadian startup founders and leaders to learn how they think …

5 Startups Playing Big, and Betting on the Future, with Deep Learning

A billboard ad that guesses your age. A photo app that recognizes your face, or your pet’s. A digital math aide that solves quadratic equations, and …

Machine Learning

Five habits that made Michele Romanow a serial startup success

Before she turned 30, Michele Romanow had launched four successful e-commerce companies including Buytopia and SnapSaves, the coupon company that was acquired by Groupon last year. Most recently, the Queen's engineering grad has joined the panel on Dragon's Den providing valuable insight on tech …

The 3 Main Reasons You're Not Closing the Deal

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was first getting started in business, I regularly struck out. I sold knives to companies as gifts, and while I closed my first corporate sale within two weeks, it was to my girlfriend’s father -- the sale didn’t feel like it …

Here’s the No. 1 Biggest Reason Why Some Startups Succeed (and Most Others Fail) | Inc.com

What's the biggest factor separating successful new ventures from the vast majority that fail?<p>Recently, one of my colleagues pointed me toward a TED talk given by Bill Gross, an inveterate entrepreneur who also started Idealab. Gross analyzed 200 companies--half of them Idealab alumni--trying to …

Startups

The 5 Times Leaders Should Say No

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership requires making decisions. Though we are in an increasingly data-driven world, many decisions a CEO faces are bedeviled by insufficient information, compelling arguments on both sides and passionate advocates you don’t want to …