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  • WHY CROWDFUNDING IS MORE DIFFICULT THAN MOST ENTREPRENEURS ANTICIPATE

    Crowdfunding is an exciting concept for entrepreneurs – some see it as an opportunity to overcome the challenges to the traditional access to finance. However, crowdfunding is very challenging and requires a significant commitment of time and resources, especially in… Read More ›

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  • 6 KEY LESSONS ABOUT CROWDFUNDING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

    Based on lessons learned from the first adopters in Africa, this article offers a practical guide for entrepreneurs looking to more effectively utilize crowdfunding across all emerging markets. Crowdfunding is a method for raising monetary contributions from a large number… Read More ›

  • 5 ACTIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS SEEKING TO BENEFIT FROM CROWDSOURCING

    Ways entrepreneurs can benefit from crowdsourcing

    Entrepreneurs should consider crowdsourcing as a possible tactic to grow their community, and get work done quickly, at low cost, and at high quality. However, crowdsourcing tends to be limited in that, particular applications of crowdsourcing cannot be sufficiently generalized… Read More ›

  • CROWDSOURCING: 3 CROWD TYPES AND WAYS ENTREPRENEURS CAN ENGAGE WITH THEM

    Ways entrepreneurs can engage with different crowd types for crowdsourcing

    Crowdsourcing is a way to access a global crowd of talented people and to channel their talent and creative effort towards some useful endeavour. Entrepreneurs who may have limited resources, especially during the start-up phase of the business, will be… Read More ›

  • HOW SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES HELP ENTREPRENEURS GENERATE NEW BUSINESS IDEAS

    How to develop new business ideas from social networking sites

    Entrepreneurs utilise social networking sites for various purposes for example, social media is widely used for marketing. However, apart from marketing their products and services, entrepreneurs can also use social networking sites to generate new business ideas. Widespread access to… Read More ›

  • BENEFITS OF SCIENCE PARKS TO ENTREPRENEURS IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES

    Benefits of science parks to entrepreneurs in developing economies

    Science parks bring together the academia – the university, the business community and the government. Companies along with university faculties do research with government’s involvement. These parks incubate innovations and the companies then go on to set up industries outside…. Read More ›

  • TRUST BUT VERIFY: HOW STARTUPS CAN BUILD HEALTHY STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

    Outsourcing for startups.

    Outsourcing is growing trend for startups. Since new ventures often lack resources, they can augment their capabilities by working with other companies — often much less expensive than hiring staff and bringing the function in house. Outsourcing also gives startups… Read More ›

  • HOW SMALL TECHNOLOGY BUSINESSES CAN EXPLORE NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPLOIT COMPETENCIES

    Global outsourcing has become commonplace and is growing,

    Many technology entrepreneurs start their companies by focusing on an innovation that creates a market offer to attract their first customers. When the entrepreneur’s firm makes its first sale, the dynamics of the organization change and the entrepreneur faces a… Read More ›

  • 9 KEY LEADERSHIP ACTIONS AND BEHAVIOURAL TRAITS THAT TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS WHO LEAD AND MANAGE CHANGE SHOULD CARRY OUT.

    For entrepreneurs who lead and manage change. Entrepreneurship and change management

    To grow a business, entrepreneurs must know how to lead and manage change. The fundamental reason that organizations undergo change is to survive and grow; hence managing change becomes a priority for all founders and entrepreneurs. Key to survival is… Read More ›