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Mentor’s Thoughts: Waves After Waves Of Positive Energy

August 27, 2013 in JWEF Newsfeed, Leadership, Startbook, Stories - No Comment

It takes a lot of positivity, mental and emotional balance to do what entrepreneurs do(and to succeed at it well). There will be many ups and downs in the journey, but that should not have a negative impact on the product or your customers. Build a positive frame of mind and use that to nurture [...]

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What Investors Look For Part 2 : A Good Business Plan

August 24, 2013 in Financial Skills, JWEF Newsfeed, Tips - No Comment

EntreCity After seeing that there is a strong integrated team on board, the next important thing potential investors and VCs will look for is the quality of the plan, and hence, the quality of the business plan. The business plan is an important document that captures your thought process and your understanding of the business, [...]

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Sci0039 – What Investors Look For Part 3? Getting Into Details

July 24, 2013 in Financial Skills, JWEF Newsfeed - No Comment

This article is proposed by EntreCity. In our last article we wrote about how important it is to investors to see a strong business plan. We spoke about certain key areas that they look for, namely: opportunities, threats, market size and market share, customers, marketing strategy, competitors, suppliers, risk analysis, financial plan, and cash flow. [...]

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A Good Team Makes The Difference

July 18, 2013 in Leadership - No Comment

This article is brought to you by Entrecity.com. Team dynamics plays a crucial role in the development of a company. How well the team works with each other can make or break the team. Investors look at this aspect very closely, because it is something that can carry the team to success or drown them [...]

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Going From Small to Big

July 18, 2013 in Strategic Skills - No Comment

This article is brought to you by entrecity.com. Entrepreneurs often do a great job of conceiving ideas and developing them into businesses. They do it best at the start-up stage and especially when the number of people involved is small. Start-ups can go through many changes before a proper company structure can be established. It is [...]

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Start now and value the journey

July 18, 2013 in Leadership - No Comment

This article is brought to you by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Entrepreneurship. Key Learning Points. Always be open to ideas and activities and use your initiative to start new things. Be aware of the crippling effect of habitual behaviour and instead be honest with yourself and embrace the learning value of failure. “Entrepreneurship often happens when people [...]

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Bringing a revolutionary idea to life

July 18, 2013 in Strategic Skills - No Comment

This article is brought to you by the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Entrepreneurship. Key Learning Points: Technology offers widespread opportunities and there’s probably never been a better time ever to bring ideas to life. The powerful combination of imagination, talent, commitment and hard-work can have stunning results.   This month will see the launch of ground-breaking communication [...]

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Top 10 Tips for exhibiting your startup at a show

July 18, 2013 in Marketing Skills - No Comment

This article is taken from our partner’s blog The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Entrepreneurship. Key Learning Points Use exhibitions to promote your business and reach new customers. Plan and prepare carefully and think through the whole experience from the customer’s viewpoint in order to maximise your chances of event success. Exhibiting at events and shows can be a [...]

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Toms Shoes’ Self-Feeding Business Model

April 6, 2013 in Financial Skills, JWEF Newsfeed, Stories - No Comment

Toms Shoes was founded by Blake Mycoskie on the basis that compassion and giving could make difference. After a trip to Argentina, during which Mycoksie witnessed abject poverty (and a large number of shoeless children), he set out to build a company that not only sold Argentine alpargata-designed shoes, but one that would donate one shoe for every one [...]

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Selecting information on the web

April 6, 2013 in Leadership - No Comment

With so much content being created each day… It’s getting difficult to find the most valuable information; not just the latest news or the most popular, but news that brings us inspiration that can help get us outside of our daily routine. Here are some of my favorites, including a brief explanation of what each offers [...]