Start-up Advice

Start-up Advice

Is Your Start-Up Fundable?

Money can make the difference between success and failure. Can your start-up’s IP attract the right investors?

Trademark Your Business Or Suffer The Consequences

Your business cannot do without a trademark in today’s competitive environment. Here’s why.

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...

Why Building a Business is Just Like a Jigsaw Puzzle

Put the pieces of your business together smartly to make it stronger than the sum of its parts.

4 Vital Ingredients To Create Your Business’ Secret Sauce

Insider insights on what makes start-ups great, competitive and poised for growth — and how your start-up can emulate them.

Entrepreneurs and the Power of Persistence

Persistence is about finding new and creative solutions to unexpected or inevitable problems.

5 Startup Lessons That Could Have Saved Me 5 Years

Want to overcome some of the hurdles of starting a business? These tips will help you reach the finish line faster.

8 Milestones You Need To Reach Before You’re Ready To Scale

Is it the idea? The team? The will to keep pushing forward? The money? It’s all of these things, working together.

3 Crucial Questions To ‘Fail Proof’ Your New Business Idea

Risk is inherent but minimising it is pretty much common sense, when you stop to think about it.

Vusi Thembekwayo’s 3 Questions Your Business Idea Must Answer

Not all great ideas can become great businesses. Here’s how you tell the difference.

You Should Be Focusing On Decreasing Your Risk And Increasing Your Opportunities

This is your primary job as an entrepreneur who wants to build a sustainable and successful start-up.

3 Business Misdemeanours That’ll Land You In Hot Water

Here are three of the biggest mistakes new business owners make.

How To Make Sure You Don’t Give Up On Your Road To Entrepreneurial Success

No one said it would be easy, but no one said it would be this difficult either.

5 Common Legal Mistakes Start-Ups Make – And How To Avoid Them

5 Common legal mistakes start-ups make when launching their business — and how to avoid them.
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Google Co-Founder: Take Chances, Pursue Your Dreams And Silence The Voices

Alphabet President Sergey Brin spoke about the shifting purposes of business and work at the World Economic Forum today.

5 Ways To Validate A Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.

Reality Check: You Probably Don’t Own That Work You Outsourced

Whether to reduce costs, hire for a unique skill, or remain flexible, outsourcing to subcontractors and freelancers is on the rise worldwide. How is this affecting your ownership?

10 Things You Can Expect During Your First 10 Years Of Business

Chances are, nothing will go exactly a planned.


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