How did we launch our startup with €200!?

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We (as everybody else) were well aware of the dreadful start-up failure statistics. It goes like this: 9 out of 10 start-ups fail. Moreover, we were going to enter a highly competitive market. Therefore, we decided that we had to be a smart-up, not a start-up, if we wanted to succeed.

As already discussed in my article Start-up VS Smart-up: Is there a magic formula for startup success, according to CB Insights the top three reasons for startup failures are lack of market, cash problems and inappropriate team. They are followed by strong competition, price or cost issues, poor product or business model, and inadequate marketing. Our intention was to eliminate any possible failure scenario beforehand and invest as little as possible. Continue reading “How did we launch our startup with €200!?”

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Start-up VS Smart-up: Is there a magic formula for startup success?

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Due to technological advancements, it is easy nowadays to push your ideas further and try to develop them. All types of resources and investments are more accessible. As a result, startups spring up like mushrooms, but stormy winds just as easily blow them away. It seems that only 10% of startups have found the magic formula. Many people and organizations try to analyze the reasons for such a high failure rate. Continue reading “Start-up VS Smart-up: Is there a magic formula for startup success?”

Six Practical Tips For Landing Your Dream Job: For Realz!

Happy suitcase_SquareContrary to popular beliefs that you have to build your career at an early age, we know (based on experience) that it is never too late to steer the ship of your career into a completely different direction.

You may even not know what your dream job would be, regardless of your age. Don’t worry this is not a bad thing at all and you are totally not alone – people just hate to admit this, fearing criticism and pressure from the society. That is why, your first step should be to find for yourself what your passion or passions are: it’s another cliché that you must have only one passion. Consider the thing(s) your thoughts are mostly occupied with or make your heart jump with joy. Continue reading “Six Practical Tips For Landing Your Dream Job: For Realz!”