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Self-Made Success: How I Left My Job to Start a Business

Self-Made Success: How I Left My Job to Start a Business | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought about leaving your corporate gig to start your own business? This woman shares the true story of how she did it.
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An old(ish) piece but a very valid and interesting article on switching from a corporate job to an entrepreneur life.

Lots of advice here for entrepreneurs-to-be.

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16 Things My Big-Haired Boss Taught Me That I Never Learned In School

16 Things My Big-Haired Boss Taught Me That I Never Learned In School | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Here are 16 things we've learned from co-founder and former CEO of SAYS, now Chairman of REV Asia and Venture Partner at 500 Startups, Khailee Ng.
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Life is not learnt at school.

Entrepreneurship is not learnt at school.

At least most entrepreneurs - and successful - entrepreneurs tend to have few links with schools and even less when it comes to fancy universities.

I definitely love it when people learn from experience rather as this does prove infinitely more valuable. Here are bits of valuable experience.

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Youssra El Harrab's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:45 AM

Experience is the school :)

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7 Lessons Every Startup Should Know

7 Lessons Every Startup Should Know | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Starting a new business? We've compiled some need-to-know advice from experts who have been there.
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Very good advice.

I definitely approve of the fact not to let competition bug you.

Know about it, do not fear or hate it.

 

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5 pointers to help you kill the one minute pitch

5 pointers to help you kill the one minute pitch | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
This week's wrap-up is all about perfecting your one minute elevator pitch. See what our previous startups have to say.
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Pitching is a big part of startup life. Delivering killer pitches is key to recognition, traction, progress and even social validation.

Here is a short list of good reminders/points to keep close in order to ensure delivering quality on stage. 

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Trish Costello's curator insight, December 13, 2013 10:58 PM

Great advice on presenting your one minute pitch.

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The 3 Things You Must Do, Before Starting Anything New

The 3 Things You Must Do, Before Starting Anything New | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
This small bit of (unconventional) preparation will make your life substantially easier.
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Desire and need ... .

A short piece of pure logic but even logic needs to be spoken loud.

Great post.

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Four lessons for startups that I've learned at Oktoberfest

Four lessons for startups that I've learned at Oktoberfest | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

This guest post is part 3 of “The Amusement Park” blog series written by Mark Fabian Henkel (@mrkhnkl) Co-founder and CEO of Paymill, a young startup [...]

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Beer & startup advice... Winning formula :)

 

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How to start a startup [infographic]

How to start a startup [infographic] | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Via @rockstartaccel , via @FundersFounders

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Great material. An easy-to-read (infographic helps indeed) smart piece about the path to walk when starting a startup.

Pin it on your wall, start your journey.

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How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams

How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Ask the right questions and be prepared and you'll avoid screwing up on a pitch that's big for your business.
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Rule #1 (and #2 and #3 and ...) : be prepared, always. 

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Mentors' advice to startup founders

Mentors' advice to startup founders | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Some takeaways from mentors' sessions with startup founders: Do one thing well, not a bunch of things; and don't sweat too much over your company's name.
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Pack some mentors advice in one page and you have some proper founding advice.

A small piece to add to the "startup advice" bit I have on top of this topic and that's your startup ready to roll. 

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A Young VC on How Young Entrepreneurs Can Land Cash for Their Young Companies

A Young VC on How Young Entrepreneurs Can Land Cash for Their Young Companies | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Early-stage venture capital investor Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital talks dollar bills and IPOs, among other weighty topics.
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Let's talk the "young" talk here ... . Well good advice are valid for everyone anyway.

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5 P’s to Ponder for Your Start-up

5 P’s to Ponder for Your Start-up | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
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A checklist of ¨Ps on the way to Performance for startups ... .

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Startup Advice

Startup Advice | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
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Back to startups, a wonderful list of advice, by Sam Altman, on his blog. 

Well, that sure is a list of almost 100 advice but all valid anyway. Still those might not be applicable to everybody or every situation but if startup is anywhere around your mind, make use of these as a checklist.

Not all, just pick 10 to 20 and make them your own checklist for success.

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Anh VU's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:35 AM

How to master & apply these principles for those who do not grow up with capitalistic concepts & practices? Such as young generation in Vietnam.

Inam Ullah's curator insight, August 31, 2013 1:15 PM

not bad

 

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How to Run Your Business Like an 11-Year-Old

How to Run Your Business Like an 11-Year-Old | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
I started my first business at age 11, selling tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and squash that I grew myself. It was all planted from seed on a tiny plot of land behind our two-bedroom house in Okemos,
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The "kids" management described. That is indeed real-life facts - and common sense basically, yet, points to retain.

I would just add one bit here : Speak to people like they are 11 or less (investors, customers, etc ... ); that is keep the message short, straight to the point; gives details if needed.

Oh, and make things fun!!

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4 Tips for Being a Balanced Entrepreneur

4 Tips for Being a Balanced Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Putting your heart and soul into a startup is what entrepreneurs do. But being awesome doesn't stop when you come home. Here are some suggestions ... .

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Balancing work & personal life is key. One take here "Disconnect to connect" ... . 

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Why the lady smiles

Why the lady smiles | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

"Sometimes I wonder what on earth possessed me to start my own company." (Inge Geerdens)

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A nice short piece by Inge Geerdens on LinkedIn on why be an entrepreneur ... . "Why the lady smiles", great title, says it all.

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6 Pieces of Advice from Guy Kawasaki for Entrepreneurs

6 Pieces of Advice from Guy Kawasaki for Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

The following is a guest post from Heather Russell, CEO of Rinkya & a thought-leader in the London Startup Scene.

A piece on Guy Kawasaki's chat at LeWeb 2013, in Paris.

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Not too many points, straight talk and quite on target. That is Guy Kawasaki doing what he does well.

European entrepreneurs, follow the leader(ship) anf get s...tuff done!

But pimp that MVP though. Getting there first is cool but getting there first with a crappy product, even if minimum fair one, does not make sense ... .

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Want your startup to succeed? Peel carrots

Want your startup to succeed? Peel carrots | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
What can the humble carrot, potato and shallot teach us about succeeding in business? Everything.
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Nothing to ditch here.

Having also started my career in restaurants (including a Michelin starred one too), every single word here sounds like I could have written it.

So, orange hands everyone!

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Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
The billionaire tech entrepreneur offers his best advice from hiring passionate employees to never hiring a PR firm.
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Easy to read, easy to remember, easy to follow and implement. 

 

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10 Tips For Building A Scalable Startup

10 Tips For Building A Scalable Startup | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Investors will tell you that they love to put money into startups that are scalable and that are ready to scale. But what does that really mean?

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This post does come at a perfect time. I was speaking about it to a startup I met earlier today and that is exactly where they stand. They need to scale now and those are the steps they shall follow.

And those are the stepsevery startup shall follow in order to be prepared and gain traction more easily.

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Five things I learned during TechStars

Five things I learned during TechStars | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

On Rude Baguette : The following is a guest post by Cyrille Vincey, co-founder of Qunb, a platform that helps anyone turn their data into visual stories.

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Here is a post (guest post in fact) I came across earlier today on Rude Baguette (a "TechCrunch for France") and I must admit Cyrille Vincey (author and current entrepreneur) absolutely nails it.

He is beyond the usual naive reading of what startup life is (all hail TechStars impact maybe) but then gives the right advice.

Choose your mentors right. Pitch the "why". Both my favourites (and favourite pieces of advice too).

 

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Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship

Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
When it comes to starting up, our insecurities can become our own worst enemy. Here's how one young entrepreneur overcame his inner demons.
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One of the main showstoppers indeed. Fear.

Failing at failing for the sake of not actually trying.

Like any decision in life, though, it is just a matter of jumping in. Here are some good advice and getting over fear and skydiving to success ... or failure anyway but that does not matter.

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Seven dirty, gritty, real startup lessons that cost me $2 million

Seven dirty, gritty, real startup lessons that cost me $2 million | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

As CEO and founder of a company that makes an app that helps people apply to jobs from their mobile phones, I am happy to report that we’ve sucked a lot since launching in 2009. [...]

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Finally - or not that much but well - a very good "I suck" article. No bullsh!t talk here but facts and a great guide of what not to do ... and, by inversion, what to actually do when founding a startup.

Go out and get sh!t done! ... to summarize.

 

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How to Develop Your Fundraising Strategy

How to Develop Your Fundraising Strategy | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

"Raising money is hard ..."

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My best advice here would be : keep it really simple e.g. do exactly the contrary of what this article looks like (quite long, lot of text and quite an achievement to reach the end ... ).

Joke - not so much - aside, the points developed are definitely good. Just make sure to integrate those in a sexy, easy-to-read & understand manner in your presentation.

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Are entrepreneurs the barrier to their own success?

Are entrepreneurs the barrier to their own success? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
As the nation becomes gripped once more by the budding entrepreneurs on the new series of the Apprentice, Cranfield University School of Management has called for entrepreneurs need to stop meddling and start managing.
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A title and everything is said ... . Almost.

A really good piece on the most important part of a startup : people. Say entrepreneurs.

I reckon the content is written in a very report-like manner, not as fancy as one would like but the content is golden still with the point made about how good ideas end up with failure because of the leader(s).

To summarize, entrepreneurs, do not set the hurdles you will face yourself.

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