Mohamed Ayman

18 Flips | 2 Magazines | 7 Likes | 2 Following | 2 Followers | @mavericaiman | Founder at iTravelMaldives.com

5 Reasons To Move Your Startup to Southeast Asia

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>Most entrepreneurs get caught up in Silicon Valley envy and decide to place their startup headquarters there without a second thought. But for most startups, this won’t necessarily lead …

11 Lessons I Learned at Startups That Keep Me Up at Night

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a frightening experience. You’re constantly faced with challenges that frequently put you on edge.<p>Over the past six years, I’ve been involved in three different startups. Each offered unforgettable experiences -- …

Entrepreneurship

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

Small Business

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

A new loan product announced today gives lenders access to a quarter million dollars in cash in 24 hours. But make no mistake: It is going to cost you.<p>Small-business lending company OnDeck Capital today unveiled a new loan product called On Deck Term 24 that gives eligible small-business owners up …

Small Business

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems like everyone is using crowdfunding to kick off their new business venture, be it a new coffee shop, grocery store or gadget. But there’s been significant debate about just how useful crowdfunding really is. For every successful …

Entrepreneurship

Habits of the World's Wealthiest People (Infographic)

What do Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffett have in common, in addition to their fairly sizable net worths? More than you might think.<p>An infographic developed by social-media marketing company NowSourcing details some of the qualities and traits shared by the rich (we're talking those who earn more …

Reality TV

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Gone are the days of build it, and they will come. Now entrepreneurs are putting more focus on developing prototypes, as they show what works and doesn't, generates customer feedback and helps investors understand - and decide to fund - …

Prototypes

Do You Have the Entrepreneurial 'X Factor?'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a mysterious "X factor" shared by entrepreneurs around the world. Fledgling entrepreneurs reach for it, while the successful seem to wear it effortlessly. But what is this elusive entrepreneurial element? Is it a learned skill, or …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Advice For Working Smarter From Creative And Daring Minds

At <i>Fast Company</i> we love eccentric, exciting characters and helping you work smarter.<p>So why not combine the two?<p>Over the past 12 months we’ve been to some exciting places. We’ve taken you into the world of a professional kayaker who successfully mastered the wild rapids of the Congo River, and the …

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …

Marathons

How to Make the Most of Your Brand's Social Media Content

Your followers are looking for content that is helpful or entertaining. Here's how to offer them something they can use, love and share with their friends.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott</i> …

Social Media

To Boost Innovation, Reboot Your Conversations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might not realize it, but a simple question such as, “How could you say that?” or “What were you thinking?” can stop creativity in its tracks. Such phrases activate people’s fear networks. Blood rushes to their primitive brain, …

Leadership

Moving Forward After a Co-Founder Dies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It was July 2012 when I first heard the news I will never forget. It was from Ari Ramezani, my good friend and Phone Power business partner.<p>Ari, age 44, said he had just been diagnosed with stomach cancer.<p>With those simple, yet shocking …

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Magic

Forget About Immediate Results and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs are accustomed to setting goals. They tend to have goals for revenue; for number of customers, clients or users; for sales figures. But goals can be detrimental to …

Employment