A startup company (startup or start-up) is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around a product, service, process or a platform. A startup is usually a company designed to effectively develop and validate a scalable business...
A startup company (startup or start-up) is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around a product, service, process or a platform. A startup is usually a company designed to effectively develop and validate a scalable business model. Start-ups have high rates of failure, but the minority of successes include companies that have become large and influential. Source: Wikipedia
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Creating an effective onboarding process for startups

The typical large company has an employee on-boarding process that works and is a natural part of their system, but there's no reason your startup can't follow the same game plan.In this article, we will look at creating an effective on-boarding process for startups.This is very important to emerging businesses as it not only gets everyone started on the right foot, but it sets the tone for your company culture.Onboarding provides your employees with training, direction and guidelines. Without i...
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8 reasons you need a CFO

According to Inc, one of the most common reasons startups fail is a lack of cash.This where a chief financial officer (CFO) can really help you by staying on top of your finances, knowing what you need to succeed as well as when it's time to raise some more funds.Let's look at eight reasons why you need a CFO for your startup.The definition of a Chief Financial OfficerSome businesses will choose to hire a CFO on staff, while others will decide to outsource this position. Either way, a CFO will p...
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Outsourcing HR for start ups

Outsourcing is the secret weapon for startups. It's part of an effective business model, and one that can help you succeed.While there are several areas in which you might find outsourcing beneficial, let's look at outsourcing HR as this is one area where it's definitely a good idea.You already know that growing your startup is an exciting time as well as one that leaves you wearing many hats.The good news is that with outsourcing, you don't have to do everything. When you outsource your HR, you...
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How startups can attract better talent by improving their job postings

Hiring new team members for your startup is a lot like marketing your company, but many businesses don't approach it this way.If you want to hire the absolute best candidates, you want to make sure your job posts are attracting the right job seekers by providing them extra information to help them decide whether or not to submit a resume.This involves using your marketing skills to craft your job postings.Here are a few ways startups can attract better talent by improving their job postings.Tell...
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VivaTechnology shines a spotlight on African startups

The 2018 edition of Viva Technology, the global event for innovation, startups and digital transformation is shining the spotlight on African startups.Technology is revolutionizing Africa, say the Viva Technology organizers, and nation states will be showcasing their current success stories and future potential. A dedicated Afric@tech zone will host up to 50 startups from four key sectors and African startups will also be demonstrating their expertise in various labs and challenges held througho...
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Startup Europe Comes to Africa (SEC2A): Road trip to Africa

Startup Europe is showcasing Africa's entrepreneurial efforts, opportunities, and success stories in a campaign that aims to "connect Africa and Europe through digital trade and not aid." Following a launch event in Brussels, the Startup Europe Comes to Africa (SEC2A) campaign is taking a road trip to South Africa and Nigeria. In both Cape Town and Lagos, a boot camp for 15 African startups will be followed by an event open to the entire startup ecosystem. A competition will ...
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How Cape Town's tech entrepreneurs are solving problems for small business

Cape Town, South Africa’s hub for tech startups, is an extremely entrepreneurial city and Silicon Cape is central to the city’s technology startup scene. The non-profit organization’s co-founders had a vision to re-create the Silicon Valley model in South Africa with an abundance of startups, founders and investors, all working together. Here they share their story along with those of the city’s most successful new startups.[Read the full article on theguardian.com]
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