Sarica Apiwatthakakul

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11 cities and a thriving Indian startup ecosystem: 37 key takeaways for startups

With all the talk on the growing and burgeoning startup ecosystem, we at YourStory decided to showcase that innovation is not the sole preserve of …

Startup Growth - Factors that Influence Startup Success in 2018

Factors that Influence Startup Success<p>​<p>From investment to funding and from pivots and scaling.<br>Here're exclusive startup growth stats that contribute …

Forbes Welcome

The fintech revolution: Why business needs to pay attention

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Over the past two decades, digital technology has triggered a …

Acquiring Fabric {building a stash} Part 1

First of all we're going to talk about what kinds of fabrics we want in our stash. We'll pretend that the practicalities like how and where and how …

Meet the hottest startups coming to Tokyo

As we inch closer to the second edition of Tech in Asia Tokyo, we’ve pretty much covered what you will see at our conference on September 8 and 9. We …

4 trends in fintech startups

<i>Request an invitation to Next:Money, O’Reilly’s conference focused on the fundamental transformation taking place in the finance industry.</i>Fintech …

Startup Unicorns Valuations TOP 11 - August 2015

Fortune evaluation of the TOP 11 'Unicorns'. They’re called “unicorns”—companies that have soared to a $1 billion valuation or higher, based on fundraising. See Fortune’s list of unicorn startups below, ranked by valuation. (Where there are ties, rankings are based on alphabetical order.) The list …

How to Prepare for a Last Minute Presentation

Need to prepare a last minute presentation? Learn the tips to given powerful presentation when you have little time to prepare.

How to communicate effectively over emails at workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Email is the most widely used tool for business communication at the workplace. We read and compose at least 50-60 emails a day on an average. Poorly …

The 5 key habits of successful leaders

Hiroshi Mikitani, founder and CEO of the multibillion-dollar Japanese e-commerce conglomerate Rakuten, has a fundamental business rule: Anytime a …

Make Homemade Cookie Butter (With Any Cookie!)

Yes. Yes, it’s true. All your problems are solved now that this information has come into your life. Cookie butter from <i>any</i> cookie, people! I hope you …

What Angel Investors Value Most When Choosing What to Fund

Steven Moore<p>Despite all the media attention venture capital gets, it’s far from the most common source of startup funding. As Diane Mulcahy explained in a 2013 <i>Harvard Business Review</i> article: ”Angel investors — affluent individuals who invest smaller amounts of capital at an earlier stage than VCs …

Crowdfunding still has a trust problem

How do you trust a platform that promotes mind-reading pet gadgets?<p>The Danny DeVito to Kickstarter's Arnold Schwarzenegger, Indiegogo has been the perpetual second player in online crowdfunding. Second is no bad place to be in a rapidly expanding market, however, and Indiegogo has managed to …

What VCs Can Teach Executives About What Drives Returns

Executives tend to turn toward fellow executives for advice. Historically, best practices on hiring, manufacturing, and sales all emerge when talking to someone else who has sat in the trenches. But the ways we do business have changed dramatically over the course of the last decade, and it’s …

This Is How Uber Takes Over a City

Charlie Hales, the mayor of Portland, Ore., was running a zoning hearing last December when he missed a call on his cell from David Plouffe, the …

Pitfalls to Avoid When You Inherit a Team

Taking over as the leader of an existing team can be daunting. The team’s response to your new processes or style can make you feel a little like the evil stepmother who’s stepped into their formerly happy lives. Your team was once someone else’s team. They’ve developed habits in response to the …

Perfect Fabric Purse Handle Tutorial

I love the look of pre-made leather handles on a handbag but I don't love how pricey they sometimes are to purchase. In our book Just for You: …

The Adhesive Archives: Craft Glue Guide

Fact 1: There are about a million different kinds of craft glue. Fact 2: Even if your adhesives bin is filled to the brim, chances are good that the only glue you won’t have on hand will be the specific kind you need to actually finish the project you’re working on.<p>So, what’s a crafty guy or gal to …

Scrappy Zippered Pouch and The Noun Project

If you’ve been saving up your pretty little sewing scraps, this project is the perfect way to use them up. I have to say that one can never have too many zippered pouches, and they make fantastic gifts. I use them for bathroom organization, and to corral multiples of smaller craft supplies like …

Typography Baby Quilt

This modern typography baby quilt is just too cute for words. What a wonderful project to make for someone who is expecting, or if you yourself have a bundle of joy on the way.<p>Use an iron on adhesive like, Heat n Bond, to get those letter cut outs to stick to your fabric exactly where you want …

How-To: Granny Square Zippered Pouch

Carry your pens and pencils around in style! Make a cute and colorful granny square zippered pouch with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Cindy at Skip to my Lou!<p>With charming crochet stitches on the outside and sturdy fabric lining on the inside, this project is both pretty and practical!<p>Ready to …

Smartphones + LINE Drive Online Sales In Thailand

<b>Mobile sales increased 300% on shopping site Tarad.com</b> <b>in 2013</b><p>Mobile payments: That’s the fastest-growing trend in online shopping in Thailand and the wealthier states of Southeast Asia. In January 2013, only 11% of purchases on Thai shopping site Tarad.com were made with smartphones or tablets; by …

Cat Butt Coasters

The next time you wake up and smell the coffee, you can also look down and see a cat butt as you rest your mug on one of these inspired Cat Butt Coasters by Shanna Compton of Hooks + Balls.<p>Each butt is handcrafted with care; made from 100% cotton yarn and acrylic felt. These materials help absorb …

How-To: Scissors Case

Keep your scissors safe in your project bag or purse with this cute scissors case tutorial from Dawn at Moda Bake Shop.<p>Ready to start stitching? Click here to see how it’s done.

How-To: 15 Minute Sewing Machine Cover

Keep your sewing machine clean and at the ready with this super-cute, super-quick 15 minute sewing machine cover from Simple Simon and Company!<p>Show your sewing machine a little love this weekend. Click here to start stitching!

Scrapbook Inspiration: Watercolour Paint and Doodles

This craft project combines two of my favorite things, watercolor paint and black felt tip markers.<p>I love to doodle when I’m gabbing on the phone, or am enjoying a bit of downtime hanging out in the office. I find it very satisfying to watch watercolor paint dry on the paper. It’s dead easy to …

Sewing Tip: 3 Neckline and Armhole Binding Techniques

Finish those summery tops with maximum style and minimum drama with these three handy neckline and armhole binding techniques from Sarah at Pattern Runway!

Sewing Tip: Rolled Hem Foot Basics

I love to discover better ways to use a tool that I already have, and this rolled hem foot basics post from Heather at The Sewing Loft was definitely eye-opening. I’ve never pressed a fold along the edge of my fabric before feeding it into the foot when I’ve used my rolled hem foot (also known as …

How-To: Postage Stamp Quilt

Strip piecing is a great way to turn out multiple quilt blocks both quickly and precisely, and it’s also a wonderful way to use up some of your larger fabric scraps. Want to give it a try? Learn tips and tricks for a making a classic quilt with neat squares and perfectly matched seams with this …