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4 Questions Southeast Asians Must Ask Before Building that Dream Start-up

April 22, 2017

Starting a new venture is exciting, especially here in Southeast Asia where there’s a lot more to discover, new technologies to introduce, and exceptional people who can execute. With start-up competitions here and there, it seems that there’s no other time to build your dream start-up than now. However, 95% of start-ups fail. Many budding […]

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Startup Business Problems : Mistaking Your Way to Success

March 26, 2017

I’ve noticed that when a yoga class becomes extremely challenging, a person’s true colors start to show – there’s a lesson here for when you run into startup business problems. Yoga poses can be very difficult and require a tremendous amount of calm but focused determination. Inevitably, even the most sincere students make mistakes and […]

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Women in Business: It’s Not About Doing it All, But Doing it Well

March 25, 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate some of the great achievements made by women in business. As a female entrepreneur myself, it’s been a fantastic year, and a very steep learning curve for what was my first full year as a startup. Going from working for somebody else and […]

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8 Funding Alternatives to Consider for Your Startup

March 24, 2017

When it comes to funding your startup, you may not know exactly where to start. While you could certainly seek out a small business loan, microloan or other program designed to get you the capital you need, there are other viable funding alternatives to get your business up and running. Should you be looking for funding, […]

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Product management in Singapore: What startups need vs what they can afford

March 13, 2017

Since I got more involved with the product management community in Singapore, I found myself explaining over and over again to founders, startup employees, and recruiters the nature of a product manager’s job. And the more I did, the more I felt that there’s a mismatch between the perception of product management in the ecosystem […]

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How to establish corporate governance to ensure your startup’s long-term success

March 13, 2017

Corporate governance concepts are crucial for the long-term success of a business. Listed companies (e.g. those with listed debt or equity instruments) are even required by most regulatory bodies to adopt a code of governance that complies with the minimum requirements of the listing country. This just highlights how important corporate governance is. While it sounds […]

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Should Steve Jobs be the Model for Southeast Asian Start-up Founders?

March 11, 2017

Steve Jobs—the name strikes awe in the hearts of people and entrepreneurs the world over. Aside from being a poster boy for college dropout start-up founders, alongside that other computer company founder, Jobs was well-known as a visionary with an exacting and perfectionistic nature. “There’s admiration and adoration. Who hasn’t ever looked up to Steve […]

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What Startups Can Learn From Casinos

March 11, 2017

You walk up to a blackjack table. The dealer greets you. You sit down. You toss your loyalty card Hollywood-style across the felt. The dealer hands you some chips and the fun begins. Soon after, someone taps you on the shoulder and brings you a complimentary beverage. Yet another person offers to make a restaurant […]

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3 Things To Do When You Feel Like Quitting

March 3, 2017

As an entrepreneur, I’ve been there. From the starting line, excited and scared, taking that big leap into possibility, to the incredible overwhelm that comes with trying to manage and grow a successful business. It’s the kind of pressure that can make or break you. And it’s the kind of stress that can make you […]

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