Showing articles in the Start Ups! Category

There is a long-established bit of wisdom that says that ideas being exposed to 3rd parties by the creators should be covered by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). The concept has existed for generations and in a dates to a pre-digital era. In the modern world of entrepreneurism and investing, is an NDA still a valid requirement? Why do many investors refuse to sign them and what are the implications?

Analysis paralysis (or paralysis by analysis) describes an individual or group process when overanalyzing or overthinking a situation can cause forward motion or decision-making to become "paralyzed", meaning that no solution or course of action is decided upon. This short article is about the possible actions to get out of the syndrome.

Entreprenurism is a massive mental strain in almost every regard. The challenge around developing the product or service, financing the development, what technology to use finding the right employees, procurement etc. is just massive. "Doing the right thing" in an ethical sense sometimes will seem like a very low priority, so what stance can entrepreneurs take to get some ethics into the company culture early on?

Going back to the pre-internet era, expertise was probably determined through academic qualifications, publications or just having been doing something longer than everyone else. When the internet came along, everyone became an expert at something and set out to prove it by blogging, posting, commenting, flaming or out-right promoting. This article is really a reflection of how I see it and not off the back of any empirical study.

One of the most frequent calls/emails I get is someone getting in touch because something has gone wrong with their web developer or their hosting provider. This article looks at the process of appointing the right software developer.

There are ever increasing threats to business in cyberspace. DDOS, Ransomware and Phishing to name but a few. There are some proactive steps you can take as a business to help mitigate against these threats. This article outlines 7 of the more common tactics businesses can use.

How do you grab peoples attention and bring them in your door? There are a variety of techniques and approaches, this article looks at "The Velvet Rope" approach.

Managing your time and being effective is a fundemental part of being an entrepreneur or an employee. Here are my top 10 tips for managing your time and reducing wasted effort.

If you’re staring down the barrel of a technical due diligence investigation for the first time, the prospect can be daunting. The VC has brought in a specialist to dig down to the core of your business and you’re quite rightly feeling vulnerable and nervous. The following article is aimed at helping you understand what is happening and how to deal with it calmly and objectively.