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Why family support is crucial to business success

One cannot underestimate the important role your family plays in the success of your business especially if it is just starting out.

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The four-step guide to starting a successful business

Few people enjoy writing a business plan but it’s a great “sobriety test” for entrepreneurs with new ideas and a must if you plan to approach invest…

Seven key traits of successful entrepreneurs

To be a successful entrepreneur, one must have a special combination of traits to successfully navigate the ups and downs of running a business.

Five ways to stay motivated as you build your own business

The success of any start-up relies on how it fares during its first six months or so which is considered to be the most challenging period.

How to get the most out of a networking event

The goal is to be at a networking function that has a room full of potential clients.

Why taking a risk is key to entrepreneurial success

The entrepreneur embraces risk in every facet of their life and it is what drives them to perform.


The #1 mistake start-ups make

Entrepreneurs are prone to accept, and some suggest enjoy, the lack of safety engendered by taking risks that would be nightmarish for normal folks.

How to make your start-up irresistible to investors – Part 2

Selling the dream is all part of the sizzle that will sell an entrepreneur’s dream to investors.

How to make your start-up irresistible to investors – Part 1

Most investors have seen many business plans so make yours standout and get that much-needed backing.

Five things I wish I knew before starting a business

Starting a business will consume all your energy, with planning often consisting of surviving from day-to-day.


Six tips for start-ups

No matter how exciting your venture may be, its survival depends on established cash-management strategies.

Meeting minutes can turn your meetings from a cost into a company asset.

Meetings: turn costs into assets

Recording meeting minutes can help you assess the quality of meetings and turn them from costs into company assets.


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