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11 Things You Must Know Before Taking Investor Money

11 Things You Must Know Before Taking Investor Money

Most start-up entrepreneurs believe that successfully getting investor funding means the beginning of a great journey. What they don’t realize is that it’s also the beginning of a very different phase in their company; a phase some would even consider the beginning of hell. When investors put money into your company, you lose absolute control of your company. ... Read More
 
10 Things You Need to Know Before Starting A Business

10 Things You Need to Know Before Starting A Business

Planning to start a business? Is entrepreneurship right for you? Ever wondered what are the challenges in starting a business? Most of the challenges in starting a business relate back to doing the little fundamental things right. Understanding the little fundamentals of business will help you overcome your early business challenges. If you are thinking ... Read More
 
Deciding the right business partner

Deciding the right business partner

A moment ago, someone asked me in my FB wall on how should he choose a good business partner. I think this is a good question which I should share with entrepreneurs since finding a good business partner is mission critical to a business. Choosing a good business partner can be based on many factors. ... Read More
 
Tips on Fundraising

Tips on Fundraising

I thought that this will be a very interesting topic as I am now on the mission of finding 50 ideas and creating 50 startups in 2010. Many of these startups will, in one way or another, be looking for investors. This will be a good tip for them, having been a VC before. As ... Read More
 

Pro Athlete turned Entrepreneur, Jack Ho says: ‘Building a business is like training for a competition – you got to keep pushing!’

Today I sit down with an entrepreneur from my local community, Jack Ho. After leaving his job in November 2011, Jack started Yvez Industries – a trading company involved in the sales and purchase of Oil & Gas related equipment and machinery. Yvez Industries are also consultants for contract and procurement inquiries. Unlike tech industries, ... Read More