Startup Tip 49: New ideas can kill your startup

Entrepreneurs are often great at creating new ideas. It’s one of the things we do best. And it can become addictive. New ideas give us creative energy and fill us with optimism. We feel like we are on a high – buzzing. On the other hand, executing on our ideas seems kind of boring. The […]

Startup Tip 48: Give yourself a competitive advantage – Get organised & make your ideas happen

You want your startup to reach lots of people right? You’ve probably heard the saying in startup circles that startups are 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Or that execution is more important than the idea. Well, they are correct; organisation is just as important as ideas when it comes to making an impact. Why being […]

Startup Tip 47: Implement simple routines that create powerful change

This guest post by Laurent Vigneron is the last in a series on how to develop persistence.  We have discussed already about the importance of your motivation and your environment in order to be at your best every single day. These are two of the three keys of Persistence, which will enable you to move […]

Startup Tip 43: 4 tips to keep your motivation high

This is a guest post by Laurent Vigernon.  As an entrepreneur, your ability to keep moving forward, no matter what adverse circumstances come up, is critical for the success of your enterprise. Many entrepreneurs make the mistake of relying solely on their willpower to go through those circumstances, and they pay a high price for […]

Startup Tip 42: Decide to actually do, what it will actually take, to achieve what you want

That’s it! The headline says it all. Action: Get your head out of the minutiae of stuff that needs to be done and give yourself the luxury (and necessity) of an hour or two to plan. Decide what you want, work out what action it will take and then do it. Review your plan regularly. Further Reading: […]

Startup Tip 39: Keep good company records – even when it’s just you!

This is a guest post by Andrew Dubinsky.    Entrepreneurs typically fall into two groups: You’re either the sales-and-marketing-type or the brainy-investor-type. As the sales-and-marketing-type you excel at the creative side of business, (company records be damned.) The problem is, that from day one, you’ll be closely monitored and scrutinized by these (oftentimes quite boring) […]

Start up fast: How to grow your business out of the baby stage

Last week I said to my husband, that I feel like I have this little baby that keeps crying and crying and won’t shut up! The baby is Ready Set Startup. And the crying is telling me it needs nurturing to keep it alive. The way to keep a startup alive is momentum. Momentum is […]

Startup Tip 37: How to spot your 3 best opportunities for business growth

Our biggest challenges are our best opportunities for business growth It’s one of the quirks of our human nature that we tend to skirt around our biggest issues. Our biggest challenges are, by definition, the most challenging and hardest to solve. That’s why we tend to avoid them rather than do them first, because they […]

Startup Tip 35: Get more done – take time off

There’s so much to do and not enough time Everyone starting or running a business has been in the position where it feels like things are a bit overwhelming. We’ve all wondered how to get more done. There’s so much to do and not enough time. You have to order new supplies, respond to customer […]

The one thing that could make the difference between a successful biz and a failure

Okay! So it’s a bit of a dramatic title. But I want to get your attention because my topic today may sound boring but is really, really important to get to grips with if you want to build a successful business. Creating a startup is all about working in uncertainty. There are no guarantees and […]