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Do you need a Chief of Staff?

Do you need a Chief of Staff?

Whenever you hear the mention of a “Chief of Staff,” John Kelly and Caroline Pugh’s images come to mind. They’re often seen as adept individuals accompanying presidents and high profile politicians. But these people are not constrained to politics or the military. Chief of Staff or CoS are increasingly getting popular in the corporate setting, accompanying CEOs in many of their decision-making processes. This article aims to explain the concept of Chief of Staff and why they matter to businesses…

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Running a Startup? Here?s the Right Title You Should Be Using

Running a Startup? Here?s the Right Title You Should Be Using

Using the right title within a company is not only a matter of professionalism. Most importantly, it helps both customers and employees know who to report to/direct their issues to. This, in turn, keeps internal operations running smoothly by delegating the right tasks to the right people.? Still, we see several business owners and managers going by the wrong title, most commonly due to confusion or a ?who cares?? approach. Although it sounds confusing and maybe even unnecessary, knowing your…

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How To Budget When Launching A Startup In New Markets

How To Budget When Launching A Startup In New Markets

Source 57% of Google?s revenue comes from markets outside the US. Apple and many other tech giants have the same story. In fact, Google recently committed to investing $10 billion into India over the next five years.? While expanding into new markets seems like the enticing, such a move can be tricky -especially when your business?s budgeting is all wrong. Of course, your startup costs will differ from market to market based on the kind of industry, country, competition, supply…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Venture Capital

Advantages and Disadvantages of Venture Capital

Some good news. The OECD.org site reported that in 2019 alone, venture capital investment provided approximately $46.1 billion USD to startup and other early stage businesses in U.S. alone, indicating the viability of venture capital. We know that sourcing money for our startups can be both an exhilarating and stressful experience, and venture capital investment is no different. ? What venture capital firms provide to business owners and entrepreneurs is, however, completely different from a standard loan from a bank….

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The 30 Best Startup Podcasts for 2020

The 30 Best Startup Podcasts for 2020

Since you are what you listen to, we?ve put together 30 of the best startup podcasts out there. For any startup founder, designer, developer, and entrepreneurs of all levels, the options below are pure gold. Ready for some top-level audible knowledge? Come along. Masters of Scale LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman goes in depth about how top-level startup founders and entrepreneurs begin from scratch and send their company soaring. This podcast is perfect for those of you looking for sharp-witted entertainment.?…

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Company structure: what needs to change for your business to grow?

Company structure: what needs to change for your business to grow?

The coronavirus pandemic is bringing the most key business activities to a complete standstill. Pre-COVID, things that were a routine in almost every organization now seems unimaginable. The daily sales meeting, catching up with a new client over lunch, and traveling are all activities of the past. And to be honest, the world is not coming back to normal anytime soon. Remote Working As Lou Costello said, ?The Show Must Go On…? ? No matter how devastated the business world…

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Startup Internationalization: Is It A Risk Worth Taking?

Startup Internationalization: Is It A Risk Worth Taking?

I think we can all agree that being bold and taking risks is synonymous with successfully running a startup.   However, fruitful risks must be calculated, considered, and scrutinized. Otherwise, you may as well invest your future into a lottery ticket. No more is this notion made abundantly clear than with the decision to internationalize your startup’s operations.   Embarking on an internationalization initiative means forming a sound, intricate strategy. It also necessitates avoiding the backbreaking stumbling blocks I’m discussing…

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How European and U.S. startups go to market internationally

How European and U.S. startups go to market internationally

Over my years of working with startups, I?ve noticed some significant differences between how European and US startup founders go to market internationally.? While you might not think there?s that much difference in global expansion strategy between these different parts of the world, there are a surprising number of things that entrepreneurs need to consider depending on where they are in the world.? How Do European and American Startups Operate? The biggest thing you need to understand is that go…

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Thinking of launching your startup internationally? These steps will help you narrow down on the best markets

Thinking of launching your startup internationally? These steps will help you narrow down on the best markets

The good news is that with the wealth of financial products and resources available, there?s never been a better time for you to launch your startup internationally. The bad news is that it?s not as easy as many entrepreneurs believe that it is. I?ve seen too many startups die because their founders are either too ambitious with their expansion or so cautious that they don?t launch into the right countries – if they even launch overseas at all.? And the…

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Should You Hire Startup Consultants? Pros and Cons

Should You Hire Startup Consultants? Pros and Cons

? ? ? ? Image via CoWomen on Unsplash ? In the last tax year, entrepreneurs founded more than 672,000 startups in the UK. That works out to over 1,800 new startups each day!? ? Have you recently launched your own startup? Are you wondering whether or not you should hire startup consultants to help you grow your company?? ? If you?ve been on the fence about working with a consultancy for startups, keep reading. Explained below are some of…

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