Startup hubs

Startup Hubs Around The World: Stockholm

Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, is the country’s largest city with just over 2 million people.

Stockholm - Startup hub

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Wondering how Stockholm made it onto the list? Read on to investigate how 1) the location, 2) the tax incentives, 3) the legal incentives, 4) investors, 5) local resources, and 6) specialization of the city have propelled it into the top ten startup hubs in the world, along with 7) startups to watch. Continue reading

Startup hubs

Startup Hubs Around The World: Santiago de Chile

The capital city of Chile, Santiago is the country’s financial, cultural and political center. A forward thinking government initiative has begun the process of bringing Santiago into the entrepreneurial marketplace, with the intention of bringing Chilean companies to the world. By establishing a startup initiative that has set a standard for other nations to follow, Chile is making it clear that they are determined to have success in the entrepreneurial race. How is Santiago establishing itself as a startup market?

Santiago, Chile - Startup hub

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In this article, we’ll discover the 1) benefits of its location, 2) the tax incentives, 3) legal incentives, 4) investors, 5) resources, and 6) specialization of the area, along with 7) startups to watch. Continue reading

General

How to make money from your hobby?

Many people think that it is only a dream to be able to convert their hobby or passion into their source of livelihood or feasible income. On the contrary, as long as you believe in yourself and in your work and have an entrepreneurial thinking hat, this dream can be converted into a living reality. In the beginning, you may be able to generate only a part-time income from practicing your hobby but as you increase in confidence and your “hobby in action” becomes more popular, you could very well be able to convert the latter into a full-time business.

Hobby

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In this article, you’ll learn about 1) how to turn your hobby into a source of income, 2) examples of websites that can help you convert your hobby into a business, and 3) entrepreneurs who became rich by practicing their hobby. Continue reading

Marketing

Using Flickr for Business Purposes

It’s one of the most utilized and well-known, if not the most popular (that honor currently belonging to Instagram), photo-sharing sites in the world. Flickr is one of the pioneers of social networking and photo-sharing, and while it may have recently been eclipsed by others in some key respects, its core functions – photo storage and sharing – can provide invaluable marketing facility for businesses looking to grow their brands.

Flickr logo

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In this article, we will explore, 1) the history of Flickr, 2) the purpose of Flickr, 3) the benefits of Flickr, 4) setting up a Flickr account, 5) using Flickr for Business, 6) Flickr terminology, and 7) best practices/case study. Continue reading

General

Optimal Training Plan for your Employees

Training can do much in terms of contributing to the success of your business. However, frequently it is seen that when companies devote money and time to train their employees, they are not able to achieve the outcomes (results) they were hoping for. It must be kept in mind that there is no cookie-cutter format for the best training program. The truth is that the training and development program ideally suited for your company would be uniquely customized to specifically suit your company and its employees.

Optimal training Plan for Employees

This article will guide you through 1) some features of an ideal employee training experience, 2) steps for coming up with an ideal employee training plan, 3) training assessment and business performance measurement, and 4) benefits of an optimal training plan. Continue reading

Startup hubs

Startup Hubs Around The World: Sydney

The City of Lights. The Land Down Under. The Outback. Sydney, Australia is located on a continent of intrigue and wonder. For over two hundred years, the city has been establishing itself as a leader in culture and diversity, and has aspirations of becoming one of the world’s top startup hubs. There is a long history of entrepreneurship in Sydney; from its earliest beginnings it has been the home of individuals who seek to change the way things are done. This tradition has continued into today and can be seen in the listing of companies who call Sydney home.

Sydney

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To discover what makes Sydney attractive to entrepreneurs, we’ll explore 1) the location, 2) the tax incentives, 3) legal incentives, 4) investors, 5) local resources, 6) specialization of the area, and 7) startups to watch. Continue reading

Advice

How to Best Manage Your Time as Entrepreneur

Time management is one of the key skills entrepreneurs need to manage. When starting a new venture, there are a million things that need to be done and only 24 hours in the day, so effective time management plays an important role in determining how much gets done.

Time Management

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In this article, we examine 1) reasons for bad time management, 2) learning to manage your time: tips, and 3) learning to manage your time: tools. Continue reading

Company

HelloFresh | Online food retailer

HelloFresh

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HelloFresh is a fresh food delivery service that provides recipes, instructions and ingredients in exact quantities delivered to your house. In this article, we will look at, 1) what is HelloFresh?, 2) products, 3) business model and key components, 4) learning from HelloFresh’s success, and 5) HelloFresh Reviews. Continue reading

Startup hubs

Startup Hubs Around The World: St. Petersburg

Found in the northeast section of Russia, St. Petersburg is Russia’s second-largest city. While Moscow may be the capital of the country, St. Petersburg is the cultural center and boasts of a population of over 5 million people. St. Petersburg is positioning itself to be competitive on a global level and wants to become one of the world’s primary startup hubs. Considering the rising push for new technologies combined with the recently acquired freedoms that St. Petersburg is enjoying, their quest to become a global competitor is not beyond possibility.

St. Petersburg Startup Hub

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To understand the benefits of choosing St. Petersburg as a startup, we’ll look at 1) the location, 2) the tax incentives, 3) the legal incentives, 4) investors, 5) local resources, 6) the specialization of the area, and 7) startups to watch. Continue reading