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Columns 12 Jun 2016 | 11:00 PM Premium

An introverted entrepreneur can become an extrovert

Be yourself and convey your passion for the business to engage your audience.

Columns 24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Putting your business in the spotlight

Startups and fledgling companies have to be prepared to go the extra mile when it comes to getting the word out about themselves.

Columns 17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Investors aren’t everything

Securing huge sums of money from major business figures may seem like the ideal way to propel a business forward, but there are better alternatives – like crowdfunding and small loans – that let you retain full ownership.

Columns 10 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Building a purpose-driven team

When you’re hiring, it’s important to look past impressive resumes and academic results. You want people who share your passion and want to make a difference.

News 06 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

No experience? No problem

Just because you don’t have any experience in a particular business doesn’t mean you can’t make a good go of it. The key is not to start another me-too company but to offer something different.

Columns 22 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ambition trumps experience

Established companies may have plenty of resources and experience, but they’re usually not as nimble or flexible as newer or smaller companies. And certainly not as hungry.

Columns 15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Passion and purpose go together

If you’re in business just to make money, chances are you will fail. If you don’t care deeply about your idea, then you’re unlikely to be able to motivate others to work with you or buy your product.

Columns 08 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ambition can trump experience

The benefits of hiring clever, driven people are well worth the effort

Columns 01 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

How I came up with my best ideas

Few ideas are truly original. We borrow all the time from those who came before us. The trick is to make an idea your own and run away with it.

Columns 11 May 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Flexibility and fun makes for a better entrepreneur

Work will always bring with it stress. The key to handling it is to ensure you have a good work-life balance and that you have fun at work.