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How and When to Get Finance for Your Venture

How and When to Get Finance for Your Venture | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges start-ups face today is securing funding for
their businesses. Although investors are constantly looking to finance
promising start-ups, it is sometimes difficult to convince them to invest.
However, entrepreneurs can take some proactive steps to increase the chance
of securing funding for their business ventures. Some of the strategies are
listed below.

 
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Marketing Your Lean Startup

Marketing Your Lean Startup | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Lean startup is probably the hottest concept in entrepreneurship today. Maybe you’ve heard of it, but you’re not quite sure what all the hype is about. Well the father of lean startups, Eric Ries…

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TEN Innovate invests in CollateBox, validation of our unique by-the-people-of-the-people-for-the-people model. | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

TEN Innovate invests in CollateBox, validation of our unique by-the-people-of-the-people-for-the-people model.  | @scoopit http://sco.lt/... | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
US- and Bangalore-based CollateBox Inc, which helps employees of enterprises to collect, share and act on data, has raised around Rs 1.2 crore ($180,000) from a group of angel investors and Teninnovate (Hyderabad based technology incubator) through equity crowd-funding platform LetsVenture.
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Showcase of Ventures by Oracle India Alumni

Showcase of Ventures by Oracle India Alumni | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

A list of ventures started by various Oracle India Alumni! Watch this space, we will be adding more companies shortly...  

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The Importance of Building a Mailing list Database

The Importance of Building a Mailing list Database | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Is email marketing dead? Certainly not! For every $1 spent on email marketing, the average return on investment is $44.25 (Source: emailexpert). This outperforms any other marketing channel that I’m aware of. Since the creation of the email, many other tools have come and gone, but email has stayed around. And there is
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10 Must Have Entrepreneurial Skills For The Future - Info Art

10 Must Have Entrepreneurial Skills For The Future - Info Art | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
INFOart shares '10 Must Have Entrepreneurial Skills For The Future', which will help you discover the skills you'll need to become a successful entrepreneur
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6 Ecommerce Design Trends for 2015

6 Ecommerce Design Trends for 2015 | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
In 2015, responsive, mobile-friendly ecommerce websites will stop being a competitive advantage and start to become a necessity for doing business online. This change will ...
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Grow fast or die slow

Grow fast or die slow | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Software and online-services companies can quickly become billion-dollar giants, but the recipe for sustained growth remains elusive. A McKinsey & Company article.
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5 Steps to Building Your Business According to the Lifestyle You Want

5 Steps to Building Your Business According to the Lifestyle You Want | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Managing a business startup is an extremely demanding job. Finding a work-life balance can be difficult. Read 5 steps to build your business to suit your life
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7 Key Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur

7 Key Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Not everyone makes it big as an entrepreneur. Ever wondered what are the Key Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur? Do you posses these traits? Find out here.
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10 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The best way to continue enhancing your skills and knowledge as an entrepreneur is through picking up, and reading a book.
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3 Keys to Developing a Successful App

If you're focusing on getting customers to download your app, you're missing the point.
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When Pivoting Becomes Necessary, and How to Pivot Your Venture

When Pivoting Becomes Necessary, and How to Pivot Your Venture | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

Many entrepreneurs start businesses to fulfill particular needs or solve problems. However, somewhere along the way, they may realize that deviating from their original plan or making some changes to their original concept, which is known as pivoting, becomes necessary. Unfortunately, many are reluctant to make alterations because they often think they will abandon their initial vision or idea. Also, because of some entrepreneurs’
attachment to their businesses, they may be unsure when the time is right to pivot. However, business owners should be open to pivoting even if it requires using subtle or radically different approaches when their current strategy proves to be inefficient, unmanageable, or infeasible. Therefore, entrepreneurs should be open to pivoting their business models since modifications may be critical for its long term survival, success and seeing their overall goals and visions materialize.

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10 Things I wish I knew Before I Started Blogging

10 Things I wish I knew Before I Started Blogging | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Pretty much every blogger in Nigeria and worldwide dreams of being a super blogger that can drive huge amounts of traffic to their site, and generate high income through adverts and selling products online.

Fortunately for me, this isn’t why I started blogging. Although I wanted to build MyNaijaNaira and attract an audience, I didn’t see
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5 steps to building Minimum Viable Product with Story Mapping. | Lean Startup Circle

5 steps to building Minimum Viable Product with Story Mapping. | Lean Startup Circle | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Swim in Pools: "How to Build Your Network" Brian Uzzi and Shannon Dunlap from HBR - YouTube

An excerpt from the Harvard Business Review article, "How to Build Your Network" Brian Uzzi and Shannon Dunlap illustrates the Relationship Key "Swim In Pools."
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How 'venture builders' are changing the startup model

How 'venture builders' are changing the startup model | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The venture-building philosophy is a rising movement in the tech and startup industries, both in the U.S. and internationally.
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The Top 5 Technologies VCs Will Fund in 2015

The Top 5 Technologies VCs Will Fund in 2015 | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
2015 is going to be a very exciting year for technology. I show you the 5 hottest tech sectors that VCs will be funding this year!
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10 Self-Made Billionaires Share The Secret To Their Success

10 Self-Made Billionaires Share The Secret To Their Success | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Wisdom from the top.
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What’s the Best Age to Become an Entrepreneur?

What’s the Best Age to Become an Entrepreneur? | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
I often get asked by aspiring entrepreneurs - am I too old or too young to become a successful entrepreneur? The simple answer is no. Starting a business requires a shrewdness and resilience that you are either born with or develop with age and experience. There are certain things that you can achieve with youthful
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This Woman Has Landed Millions Of App Installs--Here's How She Does It

This Woman Has Landed Millions Of App Installs--Here's How She Does It | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Creating a hit app isn't as simple as making a product and watching the downloads grow as Tamara Steffens proves.
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The Worst Mistake You Can Make with VCs

You may be your own worst enemy in VC funding negotiations.
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Seven reasons of failure at my first startup, SchoolGennie

Seven reasons of failure at my first startup, SchoolGennie | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Our startup SchoolGennie is one of R.I.P startup which we founded in 2013 but got shutdown in 2014.We started our journey in wrong direction and we failed.
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