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4 weeks ago

Startup Advice

5 Reasons Why You Should Bootstrap First, Get Funding Later

Funding a startup can be a nightmare. Most entrepreneurs I have talked to in Pakistan talk about the trouble they face finding investors or other funding sources. Let’s be honest, you need money to keep your business running. How much money, and how soon you need it, that is the big question. Entrepreneurs have two…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Bootstrap First, Get Funding Later

4 weeks ago

Startup Advice

4 Ways to Check if You’ve Got a Minimum Viable Product

When you’re building a product, you want to fill it with features. After all, the more you offer, the more customers you can attract. Right? Wrong. Sort of. You might eventually want to build a product with a 100 features. But starting off with one that aims to do that is not a smart decision. What…

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4 Ways to Check if You’ve Got a Minimum Viable Product

1 month ago

Startup Advice

3 UX Design Tips Startups Can Implement Today

Designing a great user experience means finding the perfect balance between creativity, usability, accessibility and simplicity. Whether you are developing a handheld device or creating a web application, the fundamental principles governing your design designs are usually going to be the same, since the end goal is always to provide an engaging experience for the…

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3 UX Design Tips Startups Can Implement Today

2 months ago

Business

5 of the First Things Startups Should Do on Their Social Profiles

Have you just launched a startup? Then you’ll likely create new social profiles specific for your business. This is where you don’t want to drop the ball. Facebook alone drives almost a quarter of all web traffic to websites; with stats like that, you want to make sure people are able to discover your social…

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4 months ago

Entrepreneurship

8 Initiatives That are Helping Startup Culture Flourish in Pakistan

Globally, Pakistan isn’t well known for its achievements in the startup world. However, for a place where startup accelerators and incubators were unheard of just a short time ago, Pakistan is making rapid progress. According to the 2014 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, startup culture is flourishing in major cities like Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad. Opportunities for startup…

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4 months ago

Startup Advice

Startup92.com: Information Portal for Pakistan’s Startup Ecosystem

In the last couple of years, Pakistan has seen a large spur of growth in the start-up sector, ranging from an increase in the numbers of start-ups, incubators, working spaces and the general buzz around the sector. Such a growing ecosystem needs an organization that focuses on being a source of all relevant news and information– Startup92…

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4 months ago

Startup Advice

The 5 Startup Stages You Should be Prepared for

Knowing the developmental stages involved in a new startup can help you gain a basic understanding of what to expect. Although timeframes and progress varies significantly for each startup, these basic stages outline the typical route to startup victory. If you’ve already begun, these stages will help you determine where you are developmentally, and what…

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4 months ago

Startup Advice

7 Startup Success Factors that are Often Overlooked

The basic startup success factors? A good idea, dedication, clarity in one’s objectives, proper marketing. These are a given, and they’ve been covered on just about every business blog under the sun. But what about those insidious little factors that could sneak in and ruin everything without your knowledge? There are plenty of factors that…

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4 months ago

Entrepreneurship

Rediscovering Social Innovation & How Pakistan Can Make the Most of It?

Do you believe you possess the power to change the what-ifs into why-not’s? There’s no doubt about it! With the vast diversity of ideas, you reel in a few dollars and think you can revamp the social landscape. Not until you rediscover social innovation. For more than a decade, we’ve hailed the terms “innovation” and…

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5 months ago

Business

Is Now the Right Time to Transition from Freelancer to Entrepreneur?

Across the globe, the number of freelancers is on a rapid surge upward, and Pakistan is not far behind. Amid a turbulent job market, most people take up freelancing as a side job with a potential to turn it into a full-fledged business. The freelance revolution is evident from an independent study commissioned by the…

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