6 Tools That You Need to Make Your Employees Succeed

6 Tools That You Need to Make Your Employees Succeed

In business, your tools matter.   The methodology and hardware with which you promote and build your business is what really sets you apart from your competitors. It’s not that mentality does not matter, but that your mentality is best described in the ensemble of tools and methods with which you define your company, and carve out a piece of your own within your industry. If you feel that you’re not doing enough to help your employees push themselves to the very limits of productivity and achieve true efficiency, then…

Starting a business? Choose your investors carefully

Starting a business? Choose your investors carefully

Funding for start-up companies is essential and not always easy to source.   Unless you already have a substantial nest egg or are independently wealthy, it’s almost impossible to start a new business venture without bringing in outside investors. This can be an extremely difficult process, involving some enquiry and investigation about those you think might be interested in investing in your enterprise.   The right choice When you’re starting out with no seed money, it’s tempting to accept the first investment offer that comes your way. Entrepreneurs enthusiasm often…

6 Fun (but useful) Traits To Look For When Recruiting For Your Start Up

6 Fun (but useful) Traits To Look For When Recruiting For Your Start Up

Creating a start-up is an exciting journey!   The establishment of a little idea into the action of empowering people, communities and society at large is greatly valued in today’s world. Even so, building a start-up from the ground up into a viable, profit-making business, is equally as thrilling. Part of the exhilarating experience is recruiting the team of people for the job. Find the right people, and you have potential to grow your company exponentially. At the same time, finding people who are FUN makes work a whole lot…

5 lessons a typical MBA won’t teach you

5 lessons a typical MBA won’t teach you

An MBA is a great way to upgrade your knowledge and expand your network, however there are five lessons that mugging for an MBA won’t teach you about working in Singapore. 1. How to deal with unions You may be momentarily bewildered when approached with this subject. Yes they do exist in Singapore, collectively bargaining for workers even at PME level. Absence of multiple legal strikes and protests is often mistaken as ineffectiveness of unions, but look deeper at events preceding important labour legislative changes and you’ll realize a pattern…

Building a Brand for Your Startup

Building a Brand for Your Startup

Building a brand for your startup can be very tiresome, especially if your company has been just founded and it doesn’t have regular customers, prospects and leads. In this article, we’ve listed 4 important tasks each branding process should include. You’ll learn how to make profiles of your ideal buyers, create your brand’s visual identity, choose the best promotional products and create engaging marketing messages. Know your audience Every branding action needs to be tailored for the right audience. Although you may think you know the crowd which would be…

7 Tested Productivity Hacks That Let You Do More With Less

7 Tested Productivity Hacks That Let You Do More With Less

Don’t you wish you have more than 24 hours a day? Despite the technological advancements, few of us manage to reduce the 40-hours work weeks that was invented during the industrial age. Instead technologies made information communication so easy that we became obliged to do more there and then. It led many of us to spend double the time at work yet when we look back, we all seemed so busy but not really productive. It led me to learn more about optimizing my time so it lead to the…