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Africa is an opportunity to seize, not a problem to be solved - Case Foundation

Imagine being at work and having the electricity go out on a daily basis—sometimes for short periods, sometimes for long. Imagine trying to transport …

Why We Need to Talk About Entrepreneurial Burn-Out

If we don't put our mental, emotional and physical health first, we are putting at risk our businesses way more than the little time and effort it takes us to rest, train our minds through meditation and eat better.<p>Over the past six months, the media has paid more attention to the psychological …

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A Guide to ‘Alternative Finance’ – the new funding options for startups and small businesses

Young businesses and start-ups that are looking to raise funding have a dizzying array of choices nowadays. In fact, there has probably never been a …

5 easy business ideas for students

Some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs started businesses while at university; Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Larry Page – the list …

Beyond common sense: seven useful frameworks for a startup toolkit

Peter Drucker once famously said: <i>"Business has only two functions- marketing and innovation. Everything else is a cost."</i> If the business of a …

5 Steps to Designing a Billion-Dollar Company

A successful multisided business needs to be built for both consumers and producers. Success means nailing the experience of user-to-user interactions and making the exchange of value really, really efficient.<p><i>This is a guest post by Applico director of operations Patrick Stewart. Follow Patrick on</i> …

This 9-year-old girl's business plan will slay your heart

We all can remember our childhood dream job. Maybe we wanted to be a vet, an astronaut, or a doctor. We’d tell everyone about our dreams, and we’d …

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Introducing the YourStory Changemaker Story Canvas, a free visualisation tool for startup founders and social entrepreneurs

This is the Era of the Entrepreneur, and the startup movement is spreading around the world as never before, with changemakers embracing for-profit, …

How to Build a Company That Will Be Around in 2115

A growing number of entrepreneurs are ditching the steroid-like growth that comes with outside investment, and building their companies to last...and last...and last.<p>Jessica Herrin remembers exactly where in the Stanford University library she was sitting when she checked her email that day in the …

3 lessons on switching from bootstrapped to VC-funded

Every entrepreneur must choose whether to bootstrap a company or use venture capital to fuel it. I’ve traveled these two drastically different paths. I spent more than a decade building a bootstrapped, profitable cash flow business, only to put all my chips back on the table with two venture-backed …

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Lessons Learned in the First 12 Months of Being a Startup CEO

At the beginning of any new venture, the entrepreneur usually spends a lot of time doing most of the work herself. This often means product …

What Male Entrepreneurs Need to Learn From Women

Hint one: Ask for directions.<p>For the past 20 years, I've spent a significant portion of my time giving advice to young entrepreneurs--about 30 a month--who come to me for help. I do it pro bono, and I'm happy to continue seeing them after our first meeting if they want. What's fascinating is that …

9 Most Powerful Iconic Female Entrepreneurs Who have Changed the World

Since decades, women have been macadamizing the entrepreneurial path in almost every field and industry. Not only have they led with grace and power, …

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How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Inside the 31-year-old's fight to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and grow it by another $125 billion.<p>You'd have to look really hard not to see Steve Jobs in Elizabeth Holmes. Both Holmes and Jobs were loners as kids. As a teenager, Jobs discovered Plato; Holmes favored Roman emperor-philosopher …