The Financial Industry: 3 Reasons to Explore It

There are not many small businesses and startups that focus on the financial industry, despite the market being very lucrative and competitive at the same time. With the economy growing at its present rate and the financial sector as a whole showing significant signs of progress, setting up a business in this field may lead to the great success you have been chasing. Continue reading “The Financial Industry: 3 Reasons to Explore It”

How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Starting Your Business

Having a poor credit report can affect you in a multitude of different ways. Not only does a poor credit score limit you from borrowing more money in the future, it can also get in the way of finding great jobs, as many employers – especially those working with finances – will run a credit score on job applicants beforehand. Continue reading “How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Starting Your Business”

How to Launch Your First Software

The world of software engineering is definitely a competitive field. With demand for virtually every type of product and service, one might think that there’d be more room for good ideas to dominate in an uncontested atmosphere. This simply isn’t true. However, that doesn’t mean that even the smallest of firms or the most novice of individuals can’t force their way into this industry, develop a great product, and dominate. Continue reading “How to Launch Your First Software”

Tips for Keeping Your Small Business Running for 5+ Years

Have you been dreaming about opening your own business? A lot of small business owners can get wrapped up in the wonderful idea of owning their own business, without properly preparing themselves and their company for the rocky road ahead.  Since many small business owners aren’t taking the proper steps to ensure success, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently found that, “about half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third survive 10 years or more. As one would expect, the probability of survival increases with a firm’s age.”  Continue reading “Tips for Keeping Your Small Business Running for 5+ Years”

Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate

It takes time to build a successful business. In the beginning, you may begin as a sole trader, but as the business grows, there will come a point when you think about incorporating or forming an LLC. You don’t have to do this, but there are many good reasons to take this step, and if not now, then at some point in the future. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate”

Branding Do’s and Don’ts for New Business Owners

Your first year in business will be both one of your most exciting and stressful times of your life. Fortunately, things can go much more smoothly if you know how to brand your company correctly.

Here are some general guidelines to follow (and some common mistakes to avoid). Continue reading “Branding Do’s and Don’ts for New Business Owners”

Should You Consider Starting A Subscription Club

For awhile it seemed like every business and every individual with a passion or a dream was starting a subscription box. There seem to be fewer of them coming out of the woodwork now, and if you check any sites that collect them you’ll find that many are even long gone. However, there are still plenty of them with devoted subscribers. Continue reading “Should You Consider Starting A Subscription Club”

TOP 5 Mistakes Small Businesses Make about Website Design

Having a professional looking website is not an option anymore. The first thing people do when encountering a new business is checking their online presence. If they can’t find information about their products or the business itself, they choose the competition instead. Continue reading “TOP 5 Mistakes Small Businesses Make about Website Design”

7 Ways to Save Money As a Small Business You Probably Didn’t Know

As a small business, reducing your bottom line to let your profits flow is by far the most important thing. You can be making $10,000 in sales every week, but if your business costs $8,000 to maintain, it will be hard to sustain your business for long. Continue reading “7 Ways to Save Money As a Small Business You Probably Didn’t Know”

10 Most Promising Start Ups to Follow in 2017

Many startups are gradually gaining prominence in this digital era, due to the innovative offerings and innovative business plans they are enabling. In this article we highlight some of the most innovative ones we found which started recently. Continue reading “10 Most Promising Start Ups to Follow in 2017”

5 Things To Remember When Starting A Business

Entrepreneurs launching their new business ventures face a challenging road ahead.  There are many different aspects to cover that are essential to the success of the venture.  Though there is much to be said for independent research, face to face communication has its benefits. Continue reading “5 Things To Remember When Starting A Business”

Smart Moves to Grow your Small Business

Entrepreneurs just beginning their journey in the world of small business all face the same conflict sooner or later; what moves should be made to grow the business?  When a company is quickly outgrowing its original intentions, it is important to understand what a growing business can do to continue their hard-fought success. Continue reading “Smart Moves to Grow your Small Business”

How to Avoid Contract Disputes

In the business world, contracts are meant to form a clear breakdown of the agreements between you and your clients. Despite this though, there are instances where these can be disputed, which needless to say, can be quite challenging and difficult to deal with. Continue reading “How to Avoid Contract Disputes”

How Social Media Plays Into The Launching Of Your Business

You’ve come up with an idea for a business you want to launch. It could be something small that you’ll do on your own, out of your living room, or it could be something big that you’ll need employees and a rental space for. No matter the size or the idea, you’re going to want to get it on social media. Continue reading “How Social Media Plays Into The Launching Of Your Business”

Why Green Buildings are Productive Offices

An average employee spends about 40 hours a week in the office. As their job demands increase, they expect more from their employers. This is not about requesting a salary increase or a promotion. Employees demand green and sustainable buildings to their bosses because it makes their day jobs less miserable. Continue reading “Why Green Buildings are Productive Offices”

Tips For Moving Into Business While Still a Student

As a student who plans on eventually starting a business, there are a number of different avenues that you can take. The one thing to be aware of is that you’ll most likely be starting with lots of great ideas, but absolutely no experience. That’s where you’re going to have to make sure that you wedge your potential upward. Continue reading “Tips For Moving Into Business While Still a Student”

How To Make 2017 A Successful Year For Your Small Business

It’s a few months into the new year and your business may still be suffering that holiday and winter lull, but now is the perfect time to start making some changes. You want to boost your business now so that when things pick up they pick up big. Continue reading “How To Make 2017 A Successful Year For Your Small Business”

Enantra – The Entrepreneurship Festival from Anna University

Enantra – the Entrepreneurship Mantra, South India’s Biggest Entrepreneurship festival is an extravagant gala hosted in the breathtakingly beautiful campus of College of Engineering – Guindy, Anna University. It is au courant in every aspect and comprises of 6 ingeniously crafted mega events, 4 opportunistic workshops and over 10 success stories from eminent guest lecturers. Continue reading “Enantra – The Entrepreneurship Festival from Anna University”

Scheduled Updates – An Ergonomic Guide to Rethinking Your Office Space

Innovate or perish. Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it?

However, it may not be such a bold statement after all. Innovation is a driving force in cutting edge tech companies, and there’s no reason why all companies, large or small, shouldn’t adopt an attitude of innovation. A big part of being innovative is updating, as you need to always think about how you can change and reform your business for the better. Continue reading “Scheduled Updates – An Ergonomic Guide to Rethinking Your Office Space”

5 Tips For Managing A Senior Living Facility

Managing a senior living facility is not exactly like managing a business. While there are some similarities, and some things that you can learn from running a business, there are a few things that are entirely unique to senior living centers. If you’re the manager of one of these centers, or you are about to be, then it is important that you know as much as you can in order to give your residents the best experience possible. Below are a few tips to help get  you started, and hopefully make your senior living facility the best it can be. Continue reading “5 Tips For Managing A Senior Living Facility”

How to manage your working capital requirements

Ask any business owner, big or small, what the biggest challenge is when running a company, and they will tell you it is managing finances. What makes it so difficult? Many people feel that a company will only function successfully once it has acquired clients. While this is partly true, what is equally important to a company’s success is how well it can manage, and strike a balance between the funds that come in and go out. Continue reading “How to manage your working capital requirements”

5 Useful Tools for Keeping Your Employees Updated

Taking your company to the next level relies a lot on people being on the same page. This is especially true during transition periods, when major updates happen so frequently. It also keeps your employees from feeling out of the loop, in addition to helping maintain healthy employee engagement. This is why you need effective tools to keep your workforce updated as soon as possible and as frequently as possible. Continue reading “5 Useful Tools for Keeping Your Employees Updated”

Enantra – The Fest for Entrepreneurs

Being held in the breathtakingly beautiful campus of CEG, Anna University, Enantra is a colossal fest with six mega events and will be South India’s Biggest Entrepreneurship fest. The humongous footfall of over 600+ participating colleges and 800+ corporates will witness a phenomenal program that won’t fail to impart every bit of knowledge required by the vying groups of student entrepreneurs, developers, marketing gurus and any like-minded individual. This might well be a start-up’s tipping point. Continue reading “Enantra – The Fest for Entrepreneurs”

5 Tips for Building Momentum as a Startup

One of the most important aspects of making a new business successful is building momentum after the launch. How can you keep people interested and ensure that your company gains popularity rather than fizzles away after a few weeks? The answer to that question will largely depend on the niche you’re operating in, but there are some steps that can be taken to benefit any business universally. Most methods of building momentum involve innovative advertising, third-party funding, and conducting outreach before the launch, as the preliminary and early stages are typically paramount when it comes to picking up steam. Continue reading “5 Tips for Building Momentum as a Startup”

5 Common Accounting Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Accounting is one of the most important aspects of any enterprise, but it’s still surprising how many small business owners are completely unaware of basic accounting principles. If you’re a small to medium business owner who handles most of the accounting in your business on your own, or have your have your accounting done by an accounting department or a third party, there are some crucial mistakes that you need to steer away from if you don’t want to face severe consequences. In this article, we’re going to touch on five of the most common mistakes business owners make when it comes to accounting. Continue reading “5 Common Accounting Mistakes Small Business Owners Make”

Four Tips For Funding And Starting A New Business In The New Year

It’s time to make New Year’s Resolutions and yours may just be to start your own business. Maybe you are tired of making money for someone else while struggle to make ends meet, or maybe you simply have a great business idea and want to put it into action. Whatever the reason you want to start a business you’re going to need some money. Continue reading “Four Tips For Funding And Starting A New Business In The New Year”

4 Important Considerations to Make When Creating a Nonprofit Organization

Starting a nonprofit organization is a commendable move. However, there are quite a few considerations you have to make in order to ensure you are getting started off on the right foot and that you have everything you need for a solid organization. Here are four major things you have to get in order before your business officially starts business.

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3 practical steps for successfully expanding your business

Some entrepreneurs start out hoping they’re on the way to becoming the next Richard Branson, dreaming of their future multibillion corporation and the private jet that will fly them one from one exotically-located meeting to the next. Others just want to escape the rat race with a small, family-friendly business that has enough customers to see it ticking over year by year and forming a comfortable retirement nest egg. Continue reading “3 practical steps for successfully expanding your business”

3 Reasons It’s Important Your Business Cuts Don’t Revolve Around Employees

Big businesses are in business because they know how to handle money. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t have the kind of standing and worldwide recognition that they do. Business is a complex operation because there are a lot of working cogs that make the machine run. A business owner has to be sure that each cog is well oiled so that everything runs like clockwork. Continue reading “3 Reasons It’s Important Your Business Cuts Don’t Revolve Around Employees”