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Start It Up: Five Surprisingly Great Times To Launch Your Business

Start It Up: Five Surprisingly Great Times To Launch Your Business | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
By Sean C. Castrina, author of “8 Unbreakable Rules For Business Start-Up Success“
Do any of these scenarios hit home?
• A lot of pink slips have been showing up within your company recently.
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Overcoming Start-Up Hurdles

Overcoming Start-Up Hurdles | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Your business plan will detail how you will execute on your business opportunity. However, in the start-up environment the only constant is change and that throws up new hurdles and challenges to overcome. It is how you deal with these hurdles on a professional and personal level that will set you apart from your competitors and see your business succeed or fail. How can you do this?

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Deciphering Crowdfunding For Startups

Deciphering Crowdfunding For Startups | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Thinking about Crowdfunding for your business plan? Take a look at this helpful overview.....

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The Business Plan Team Blog: How Can You Tell Whether You Have A Genuine Business Opportunity?

The Business Plan Team Blog: How Can You Tell Whether You Have A Genuine Business Opportunity? | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Before you get to the business of writing a business plan invest time to ensure you have a genuine business opportunity...

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5 Dashboard to Monitor Your Brand Mentions

5 Dashboard to Monitor Your Brand Mentions | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
This question I hear all the time: "How do you manage to be everywhere?" Ok, I am not everywhere but I have some tools that help me participate in any discussions involving myself or my projects.
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7 Steps To Making A Great Entrepreneur Impression

7 Steps To Making A Great Entrepreneur Impression | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are all about firsts, and the most important is you making a great first impression – on investors, customers, new team members, and strategic partners.
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Meet the real queen of the London startup scene - VentureBeat

Meet the real queen of the London startup scene - VentureBeat | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
“Meet the real queen of the London startup scene VentureBeat It was considered it to be quite the coup for the UK government when Shields resigned her post as the head of Facebook's Europe office (where she worked closely with Sandberg) to run Tech...”
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Tech start-up of the week: RunLastMan.com - Siliconrepublic.com

Tech start-up of the week: RunLastMan.com - Siliconrepublic.com | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Our tech start-up of the week is RunLastMan.com, which provides a platform and software through which charities and sports clubs can raise money through the running of the already popular Last Man Standing ...
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An Investor Reveals How To Land Your Startup's First Round Of Funding - Business Insider

An Investor Reveals How To Land Your Startup's First Round Of Funding - Business Insider | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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An Investor Reveals How To Land Your Startup's First Round Of Funding
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Steve Schlafman has been a member of the New York City tech community for years, as both an entrepreneur and an investor.
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Great background on Venture Capital (and seed funding in general) if you are looking to fund your business plan....

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Ten start-ups sought for 'Hi-Start' programme - Businessandleadership.com

Ten start-ups sought for 'Hi-Start' programme - Businessandleadership.com | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Ten start-ups sought for 'Hi-Start' programme
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Running from March to October, it involves seven workshops each designed to contribute a key component to the development of the investor-ready business plan.
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Are you a Start-Up based in Ireland and in need of a business plan? 

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5 Business Lessons From LivingSocial's Tale of Woe

5 Business Lessons From LivingSocial's Tale of Woe | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
As the founder prepares to leave, it's time to ask: What went wrong at LivingSocial? And what can you learn from its troubles?
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Got to learn from your mistakes and those of others....
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The Rise Of The Hedge Fund Startup Investor (Again) | TechCrunch

The Rise Of The Hedge Fund Startup Investor (Again) | TechCrunch | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
“The first question I thought of when I read that San Francisco hedge fund Coatue Management was the backer behind buzzy messaging app Snapchat's $50 million..”
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Know what the investor landscape looks like and tailor your business plan to their investment criteria....
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What to know before you invest in a startup - MarketWatch

What to know before you invest in a startup - MarketWatch | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
What to know before you invest in a startup
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The last decade has seen the rise of the startup, both in the financial and popular press.
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If you want to attract investors take a look at the sort of advice they are getting about you! ....

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Top 14 new start-up trends for 2014 - Telegraph

Top 14 new start-up trends for 2014 - Telegraph | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
“Victoriana products, microbreweries, boutique care homes, and Raspberry Pi computer accessories are among the 14 start-up trends that entrepreneurs should look to exploit in 2014.”
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Are you in the right start-up space?
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The Ultimate Investor Pitch Deck Template

Great startups don’t fund themselves. Raising money from investors requires a great pitch, even for experienced founders with significant traction in their sta…
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When you have done your business plan sharpen up your pitch deck. Here's how.... 

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Need Money for Your Small Business? Try Peer-to-Peer Lending.

Need Money for Your Small Business? Try Peer-to-Peer Lending. | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Here is the list of online peer-to-peer lending platforms that can help you fund the growth of your small business in the UK.

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Nine clever startup funding stories

Nine clever startup funding stories | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
So you think your business idea is dead because you can’t find an investor? Most new entrepreneurs feel the same way.
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Trying different funding options can work when pitching your business plan ....

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Startup Founders Who Hide Early Work Only Fool Themselves

Startup Founders Who Hide Early Work Only Fool Themselves | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
It’s popular these days for startup founders to operate in stealth mode, meaning no details about the idea or progress are shared with anyone until the big reveal and rollout.
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Entrepreneurs developing a business plan should consider these points about sharing information....

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Seven key reasons for being open about your startup business plan rather than trying to fly under the radar... Beat this in mind when writing your business plan

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Start-up accelerator TechStars London unveils 2014 cohort - Startups.co.uk

Start-up accelerator TechStars London unveils 2014 cohort - Startups.co.uk | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Startups.co.uk Start-up accelerator TechStars London unveils 2014 cohort Startups.co.uk Chosen from 1,500 applications, this year's intake includes three UK start-ups; Eat In My Seat; an app which allows you to skip ordering queues at venues by...
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UK Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Highlights: entries open for 2014

Entries are now open for EY UK Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014. To enter, please visit http://www.eoy.co.uk The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award is considered...
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Ten top tips for start-ups

Ten top tips for start-ups | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
With record numbers of people starting their own new business, hopefully 2014 will be another triumphant year for start-ups in the UK.
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Guess what is number one on the list.... Yes! A Business Plan!

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10 practical startup quotes to live by - Pollenizer

10 practical startup quotes to live by - Pollenizer | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Startup quotes are the bumper stickers of our industry - we tumble and tweet them, and build websites dedicated to them.
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7 Big Things A Start-Up Must Have To Succeed

7 Big Things A Start-Up Must Have To Succeed | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Starting a new business in this economy may be tough, but it's not impossible. We broke down the top 7 things you should consider and prepare before you jump into launching your startup. 1.
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"Getting your business plan completed and making decisive moves to get your business off the ground quickly"
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5 Leadership Elements That Are Not Always About You

5 Leadership Elements That Are Not Always About You | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Many entrepreneurs forget that their success is more about helping other people than about personally becoming famous, or overcoming the odds and getting rich.
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What is an Investor Looking for in your Business Plan?

What is an Investor Looking for in your Business Plan? | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Here are the core elements that you sould focus on.....

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Do You Have the Entrepreneurial 'X Factor?' - Entrepreneur

Do You Have the Entrepreneurial 'X Factor?' - Entrepreneur | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
“Entrepreneur Do You Have the Entrepreneurial 'X Factor?' Entrepreneur There's a mysterious "X factor" shared by entrepreneurs around the world. Fledgling entrepreneurs reach for it, while the successful seem to wear it effortlessly.”
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Well if you do have creativity and instinct it will help you get the ball rolling ..... But don't forget you will need 99% perspiration to get you to the finish line!
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12 Experts Reveal Their Social Marketing Ideas That Actually Work

12 Experts Reveal Their Social Marketing Ideas That Actually Work | Start-Up Help for Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
People love social media and it gets better every year. According to a McKinsey & Nielsen survey, 76% of people feel good when they network using social media.
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Definitely worth following these ideas when developing the digital marketing section of your business plan.....

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