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Questions For Mentors To Ask Mentees

Mentoring is widely recognized as a tool to promote professional development both in formal and informal settings. Its follow-on effects are reflected in how people are more motivated in the workplace, resulting in increased productivity. Questions for mentors to ask mentees are important in the success of a mentoring programme.

Expanding A Business Internationally

What To Consider When Expanding A Business Internationally

Expansion or scaling is the usual next step when a business is growing. Expanding within the country of operation of the business is already challenging much more when the expansion is done internationally. Before deciding to expand internationally, there are many factors to consider, especially if you are a small business that may not have someone in your team with extensive international expansion. This article will discuss what to consider when expanding a business internationally – from the readiness of the business to financial implications, regulations on employment and taxes, access to talent, brand recognition and many others.

Ho To Take Your Business International - A Startup Guide

How to take your business international guide

How to take your business international guideGet The Full Guide Do you need to expand internationally? It’s not always essential. It’s not right for every organisation. But there can be real benefits in expanding overseas, we’ll explain everything in our “How to take your business international guide” Finding the right market can’t be about gut […]

Pre-Money Valuation Calculator

Valuation refers to the process of determining a company’s present value. It is an important figure in finance as it is needed or used in investment analysis, capital budgeting, merger and acquisition transactions, financial reporting, taxable events to determine the proper tax liability. Valuations can be done on assets like investments in marketable securities such as companies’ shares and related rights, business enterprises, or intangible assets such as patents, data, and trademarks or on liabilities such as bonds issued by a company. The valuation described is the company’s enterprise value (EV) which is the value of the entire business without considering its capital structure. It’s important to point out that a company’s enterprise value is unaffected by a round of funding. So while a company’s equity value increases by the amount of cash, its EV remains constant.  At this juncture, it is crucial to differentiate the terms pre-money and post-money valuation, which are often heard concerning startups. Pre-money and post-money valuations used in private equity or venture capital industries are related to the company’s equity value. These figures are used by outside investors such as venture capitalists and angel investors in their investment decisions. In this article we will be looking at pre-money valuation calculators and its related terms.

portfolio expected return calculator

Portfolio Expected Return Calculator

Why do people invest? Do people invest for the sake of investment? The main reason why people invest should be to earn money from the investment! When considering investing in something – whether it’s real estate or paper assets like stocks and bonds-is fair to ask: What is in it for me? We naturally would want an idea of much money we will make from the investment before actually investing! In simplest terms, the amount of money or the profit made from an investment is called the return on that investment. There are many terms associated with the return of an investment that can be confusing even to seasoned investors. In this article, we are going to explain what is meant by the expected return and show examples of portfolio expected return calculator.

difference between incubator and accelerator

Difference Between Incubator And Accelerator

The terms incubator and accelerator are consistently used interchangeably. In reality, many innovation programs are a hybrid of both. Nevertheless, there are significant differences between these two. The main difference between an incubator and an accelerator is in the maturity level of the projects each accepts. Incubators mainly support early-stage startups, whereas accelerators tend to […]

looking for a business partner

Looking For A Business Partner

No man is an island. No company can operate without outside partners. As cliché as it sounds, this is particularly true when starting a business.  For example, when founding a startup, one of the crucial steps that a founder must do is looking for a business partner. History is dotted with business partnerships that are as legendary, if not more legendary, than the business itself. One of the most crucial business partnerships is that of founder/co-founder.

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