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Meet the startup power couple dominating Indonesia's tech scene

It's one thing to be the founder of a successful startup, quite another to have two in one household.<p>Achmad Zaky and Diajeng Lestari are an …

10 Essentials for Launching a Business While Juggling Your Day Job

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The light-bulb just went off. And now you have a million dollar idea. Should you quit your day job? The situation varies from individual to individual, but before you put-in your two weeks notice, weigh the pros and cons of …

Small Business

How Your Small Business Can Play in the Big Leagues

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the November 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Sheri Atwood had all but run out of operating capital when she scored a meeting with Salesforce Ventures, the CRM software giant’s strategic venture fund. …

Venture Capital

5 Ways to Hack a Business Plan

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're building gadgets, selling software or starting a nonprofit, your starting point is a vision, which gets turned into a plan of action. In business, your plan is the road map that will help you pinpoint the answers …

Small Business

How to Know When It's Time to Hire Your First Employee

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At some point, every entrepreneur must face a challenging decision: <i>Is now the time for me to hire my first employee?</i><p>Hiring can be a paralyzing event. For so long, you’ve incubated the idea of your startup. Now, you’re ready to …

Employment

If You Want to Start a Business, Start Here

At Palo Alto Software, I am surrounded by entrepreneurs.<p>Our LivePlan customers are entrepreneurs, our founder and staff have run and sold companies, …

Your Startup's Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides

Guy Kawasaki shares the layout for a perfect pitch.<p>Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business -- well, besides the prospect of losing your shirt.<p>I get it. The last thing you want to do when you're sleep-deprived and edgy and …

Guy Kawasaki

5 Questions Guaranteed to Weed Out Bad Job Candidates

Here are some of the best interview questions to find the best talent.<p>You've launched your startup, you've probably pinned down some investors, and all signs point to a "real" business. However, you are just getting started. Every time you add someone new to the team, they're a new "moving part" …

Employment

These are the 65 hottest startups in New York City

But which are the coolest?<p>Pulled from our recently published Silicon Alley 100 list, meet the coolest startups.<p>All the companies on this list are private tech companies based in New York City that have raised venture-capital funding.

Venturra Capital Is A Big-Hitting $150M Fund For Startups In Southeast Asia

In a further sign of the increasing maturity of Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem, a new fund has arrived to offer yet more financing options for emerging tech companies. Venturra Capital is a big-hitting $150 million fund announced this week that is focused on the region, where mobile internet …

Venture Capital

11 Unique Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

<i>This article by John Rampton is part of our</i> <i>Blogtober</i> <i>event, which features blog posts written by industry influencers in support of Breast Cancer</i> …

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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3 Ways to Optimize PR for Your Startup

If done right, the momentum from your public relations efforts will propel you to new customers, more funding, and better opportunities.<p>Everyone loves press. It's an amazing feeling to have your company recognized by an outlet, and to have others take interest in your passion. But more than just …

Business Strategy

Starting a Business Is Hard So Try Flipping One Instead

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fixing a flat tire is much easier than building an entire car. Using that same logic, repairing a struggling business is often easier than creating a new one from scratch.<p>This helps explain why even the most driven entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Southeast Asia’s top 30 tech founders

Every band needs a lead singer, and every company a CEO. Strong startup founders attract an all-star team, gel people into one, and set the tone and …

Startups

9 Startup Lessons You Can Learn From Canva – Melanie Perkins

It seems that everywhere I go people can’t stop saying how they think <b>Canva</b> will be the next billion-dollar company and how everyone loves their …

The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how great your business model is, how profitable you are or how many investors are interested in supporting your business, you can't survive if you can’t manage your company’s cash flow.<p>In fact, a prominent study from …

Small Business

14 ways to bootstrap finance your startup

Sourcing capital for your startup is never easy, especially when you are pre-product completion and before the proof-of-concept the traditional venture investors are looking for. Often, the only way to get your business from a piece of paper concept to a venture-backable business is to bootstrap …

Ben Horowitz’s Best Startup Advice

Ben Horowitz is undoubtedly one of the most well-respected and successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. He’s known for being both …

Marketing To A High-End Consumer, Using The Luxury Strategy

9 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>40 years ago, a group of European luxury brands, famous but small at the time, decided to use the opportunity of globalization to grow significantly beyond the small circle of their happy-but-few …

29 Productivity Apps To Help You Rule The Office

It’s no secret that technology has made our lives a <i>lot</i> easier, especially with the advent of smartphones and apps that can track anything from your heartbeat, to the amount of time you waste on Facebook. However, it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. So here’s a list of 29 of apps …

Productivity Apps

Fundbox Secures $50 Million In Funding, With Investment By Jeff Bezos

<i>Update: This story mistakenly reported that this funding round is the company’s series C, but it is just a new round of funding.</i><p>Eyal Shinar, whose mother owned a small staffing firm, grew up well aware of one of the banes of small business owners everywhere: the lag time between doing work and …

What No One Tells You About Seeking A Mentor for Your Startup

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I launched my first startup while I was still in college, 16 years back. It shut up shop soon after.<p>I launched my second venture in 2004 and my third, in 2007. Both also shut down within one year of launch.<p>I could blame these …

Entrepreneurship

The Challenges We Faced As A Non-Sexy Startup

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>You always hear about the challenges for tech and innovative companies when starting their company- from getting investors, dealing with …

Entrepreneurship

5 Reasons Why a Good Business Idea Is Never Enough to Succeed

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Good businesses start with a good business idea. That fundamental principle has inspired dozens of generations of hopeful entrepreneurs, fueling them with the promise that one good idea and a lot of work is all it takes for …

Entrepreneurship

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>Are you thinking of quitting your job and starting your own thing but not sure if it's the right decision?<p>Are you scared of failing? of going broke? of living uncomfortably? of disappointing your loved ones?<p>Are you scared that you might not be …