Inspired by the countless amazing startup success stories circulating around the web, many startup owners are lured by the prospects of setting up a successful venture without having a real knowledge about its potential risks and disappointments. The truth is, running a startup is a tough job and not every startup succeeds. Having some practical knowledge beforehand might help you to avoid some of the most significant mistakes that impede ventures from growing. Here are top 10 things every startup owner should know before entering the business scene.
In the lifetime of every startup, there comes a point when the venture is ready to scale and looking for potential directions of growth. Determining which ones are right and which are wrong isn’t easy – and that’s when a skilled growth hacker comes in and saves the day. A “Growth Hacker” is someone who can come up with scalable and sustainable growth strategies – he isn’t just a marketer, but a person whose sole purpose at the company is to focus and realize its expansion goals. Here are 6 good reasons why you should think about hiring a growth hacker right now, unless you want for your startup to face some serious problems.
The Web Security scene has been much complex than ever known and its time various industry take a deeper look to it to gain an in-depth gravity of the situation which affects them directly or in-directly. This could come at a blow and wouldn’t let you know until it’s too late. This post will take you mind blown from the recent predictions in terms of Web Security and will let you inform on the latest web attacks in rise and how such attacks are bad for business as well as reputation let alone financial losses. When we talk about industry, this doesn’t have to be the retail industry; it aims at stretch from the medical appliances to the car manufacturing industry and too low down to the Electronic Cigarette industry. That been said, we will look how various industrial assets which have had their presence and continue to have a presence in the web world affects them directly or indirectly and why Web Security for them is an absolute important factor too big a risk to ignore and compromise with the same.
Many startups still make this cardinal mistake – they forget about the importance of their budgets. It might seem absurd, but it’s real. Every startup will at some point need a considerable financial backup from an investor and excellent experience in managing a budget will become a crucial factor. Financial know-how is one of the key characteristics of great entrepreneurs. Fortunately, it can be learned and acquired with experience. Before you delve into the world of startup development, have a look at these most common budget mistakes still being made by beginning startups.
A burning need of IT specialists is resulting in a considerable growth of outsourcing which leads to groups of people working all over the world – remotely. Remote communication and work within scattered teams of IT, among different departments or subsidiaries of the same company, with clients miles away etc., causes a whole variety of problems and inconveniences which traditional means of communication like email, Skype and PM tools are not enough to solve anymore.
As a result, this post will highlight three major pains of working remotely within web development and design teams and explain how TrackDuck, a visual feedback tool for web developers and designers not just removes communications challenges but erases them from memory entirely.
As you may notice, the StarterPad blog is pretty scarce. That’s because we only launched it a few weeks ago, but still, it’s sort of embarrassing 😉
We’re looking for startup founders, employees, contractors, basically anyone bitten by the entrepreneurship bug to submit articles.
It took two decades for the average person to realize something that the business world knew long ago: a new idea in the hands of an entrepreneur is one of the most powerful catalysts of change in the world.
If you are familiar with business entrepreneurs then it won’t be difficult for you to understand who are ‘social entrepreneurs’, and what they do. Social Entrepreneurs are actually heroes who solve society’s problems by coming up with new and innovative ideas. In other words (as defined by Forbes), Social Entrepreneurs are people who use business to solve society’s problems.
It’s fairly common for aspiring business owners to be filled with confidence and hope, but not much knowledge or experience in how to actually start a business. If you fall into this category, don’t worry, you’re not alone 🙂
You and your partners (if applicable) should be able to discern what the goals of your company are, what are its products or services, pricing, and much more. Here’s some advice on how to start your own business.