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4 Tips for Staying Motivated When You’re Self-employed

Contributed article in our small business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly When you’re in charge of your own work life, it can be difficult to stay focused. With no one to pay attention to your activities, it’s tempting to talk yourself out of doing work. In the short term, this might provide you with a pleasant […]

5 Ways You Can Ruin Your Startup Before Getting Your First Customer

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly If you are planning a startup, know this: you are statistically unlikely to succeed. According to Forbes, nine out of ten startups fail. They may have run out of cash, have ineffective management, fail to properly market their product or service, or some combination of all […]

Selecting the Right Structure for Your New Business

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Starting a business requires more than a great idea. You need grit and determination, plus a healthy dose of resilience. There is a lot to think about in the early stages, but one of the most important decisions is how you want to trade. There are many considerations […]

Why is Positive Cash Flow So Important to a Small Business?

Contributed article in our startup series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Cash is the lifeblood of any business. To use a medical analogy, think of your business as a heart. The cash flows in via paid invoices (the veins) and the cash flows out to creditors via your ‘arteries’. If you have a blockage in a vein, it starves […]

Internet Marketing Tips for New Startups in 2017

Contributed article in our startup series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Internet marketing has changed a lot in recent years. Newer instruments such as social media and mobile apps are changing the way businesses connect with target users. More importantly, the market is very competitive, especially with internet marketing helping small businesses from around the world reach different market […]

5 Essential Tips for Startups to Grow Big

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly “Nothing is as great as succeeding at an early age.” Never welcome your early success as if you’ve achieved your goals, instead take it as just the beginning of the uphill struggle that you need to continue doing. Settings up your own business might have been in your […]

Leadership Training Every Startup Should Consider

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Every day there are literally tens of thousands of companies starting up around the world and many of them do well while many fail. Part of the reason for this is because some entrepreneurs have had thorough leadership training while others have a great idea but don’t […]