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Alan Knott-Craig

Alan Knott-Craig
Alan Knott-Craig is a successful entrepreneur and best selling author. Founder of over 20 companies in the tech space, he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009.

Alan Knott-Craig Answers Why You Should Focus On One Thing And Have Trust In...

Choosing which opportunities to focus on, making sales and finding the right partners to work with.

Alan Knott-Craig Answers Your Burning Start-up Questions On Ideas And Partnerships

Smart tips on knowing when to launch — and how to keep your team motivated once you have.

Answering Your Questions: How To Conquer Fear, Find Customers And Launch A New Products

Building a business is always a gamble, whether you’re still thinking about it, or you’ve already launched and you’re now trying to grow. Here’s how to conquer your fears.

Why Selling Is More Important Than Building

Don’t start a business unless you know how you’ll sell your product. Once you start selling, you can build a track record. Once you have a track record, the world is your oyster.

What To Do When Partnerships Go Bad… Very Bad

What do you when the honeymoon is over and you discover that you’ve gone into business with a snake?

The Hard Truth About Launching A Business

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to launching your business, but there are some tried and tested truths to guide you.

Alan Knott-Craig Answers Your Burning Start-Up Questions

Readers took the opportunity to "Ask Al" some start-up questions. How do you get rid of an unwanted partner that has a 20% shareholding in...

How To Make Yourself ‘Anti-Fragile’ In The Face Of Entrepreneurial Adversity

A simple lifestyle often goes hand in hand with reaching your wealth and success goals. Here’s why.

6 Frugal Ways To Save Your Start-Up Pennies

If you’re setting up a business, cash flow is king. And cash flow is a function of cash inflows and cash outflows. In other words, you need to be frugal.

When Attracting Investors Go Ugly Early

When it comes to attracting an investor, use the same strategies in the boardroom as you would in the barroom.

Why You Should Follow Your Dreams – Not Your Passion

My last column said to never follow your passion. Don’t forget it, it’s good advice. But not following your passion doesn’t mean you shouldn’t follow your dream.

Your Passion Could Probably Lead To Poverty

It flies in the face of everything we’re told, but the reality is that passion without purpose (and something others are willing to pay for) just leads to poverty.

You Need To Sell, Be A Salesman, Be A Smous

Want to make your business a success? You need revenue. And how do you get revenue? You need to sell.

7 Ways To Quickly Spot The Wrong Partner (And 3 Tips To Get It...

Finding the right partners is the path to happiness, good memories and success. On the other hand, finding the wrong partners is the path to conflict, angst and failure.

You Need To Commit To The Entrepreneurial Jump

You can’t carry a job and start a business at the same time. Start-up life, like marriage, requires 100% commitment.

How To Become A (Successful) Entrepreneur

It’s easy to be an entrepreneur. Quit your job and start a company. Boom! You’re an entrepreneur. It’s also easy to be poor. Being an entrepreneur is not about quitting your job and starting a company. It’s about making money.


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