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Mary Juetten, Founder of Traklight, looks back at the early days of setting up her company and shares her top 5 tips for finding the right co-founder for your start-up.
Hindsight is perfection and no exception here. If I had a do-over for my startup, there are many things I would have done differently. At the top of the list would be spending more time finding a true Co-Founder at the very beginning. Now that I have filled in my team and have some unbelievable people who will walk through fire and/or walls for Traklight, I wish I had found them sooner. Our growth and momentum is now exponential with the right people on the team.
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We all know what it’s like to come across a website that looks like it hasn’t been updated in 10 years. Does it make you want to find out more about the company? Or click to another website as quickly as possible? Effective web design is essential in helping your new business to grow, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some pointers on how to choose a website template to create your own online presence.
The European Union (EU) represents an alternative land of opportunity: a single market of 500 million people and a European dream of business, history and culture.
Whether you are an existing business looking to expand into the EU or researching the best place to start up your new venture, leaping into a different jurisdiction can be a daunting prospect, but it need not be.
In a series of articles, lawyer Charles Hylton-Potts will cover a range of legal topics relevant to establishing your business in the EU, whilst underlining the importance of planning, understanding legal considerations and ensuring you have the right documentation in place.
Award-winning social entrepreneur Michelle Wright, Founder & CEO of Cause4, writes here with Cause4 Associate Isabel Richards on the rise of the female ‘intrapreneur’.
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The ‘intrapreneur’ acts like an entrepreneur within a large company – leading change and innovation from within.and it seems that women are particularly well placed to lead this work from within their companies.
There are three reasons why social intrapreneurship makes sense:
Aerospace engineer Natalie Panek champions the women who are trailblazing their way through the technology industry and discusses the need for more positive exposure for women across the spectrum of 'STEM' disciplines, such as engineering and nanoscience.
Over the past short while, there has been an impressive effort to increase and showcase the number of women in 'tech'. Women from all over the world have rallied together to advocate for technology careers and really revolutionize how we think about the tech industry. This movement is amazing and exactly what is needed to inspire a whole new generation of women, but despite this movement, I cannot help but wonder what message is actually being sent?
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Branding expert Kubi Springer examines the brand of the Kardashians and what entrepreneurs can learn from their success.
In 2007 Kris Jenner (the mother and CEO of the Kardashian Empire), started their rollercoaster of fame and fortune when she created, produced and launched her family’s hit reality TV Show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Since then she has created and produced TV spin offs including Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Khloe and Lamar, all of which broadcast on the E! Entertainment Network across ten international territories including the USA, Canada, UK & Ireland, Australia, South Africa and Thailand.
But if TV dominance wasn’t enough, Kris Jenner also became the president of her own production company, Jenner Communications.
Michelle Wright, who has just signed up as a NextAdvisor for our Business Advice Programme, looks at some of the best female business networks, both internationally and in the UK.
In the turbulent journey of running a start up business, there is nothing so leveling as networking with other entrepreneurs, finding out the realities, sharing information and realizing that however challenging it feels for you as an individual, everyone is facing similar issues.
The technical aspects of running a business are universal, whatever the industry, and whilst we can increase our operational knowledge from courses and training, in my experience, the real encouragement to keep going comes from networking with others, building emotional connections and confidence and gaining peer support.