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10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

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It takes a wide-ranging skill set to be a successful entrepreneur. Your product has to be good, has to fill a niche, address a problem. Many entrepreneurs may have those boxes checked but fall short when it comes to selling … Continue reading

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2 Things That Make a Business Idea Brilliant

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I see a lot of startup pitches every year. And the more I see, the more I’ve realized that brilliant business ideas come down to two things: Is it simple? Does it solve a real problem? This was made even … Continue reading

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Here’s How to Foster Leadership on All Levels

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Many companies center around one leader or visionary. But is that almost the smartest move? While a passionate, reliable and knowledgeable CEO or founder is necessary, some businesses overlook the importance of nurturing mid-level leadership. Whether this means investing in … Continue reading

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Here Are 5 Lessons An Australian Startup CEO Has Learnt Since Launching Canva

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Melanie Perkins is Australia’s startup poster child – the person many cite as the inspiration and role model for a fledgling business that’s cracked the big time. She is the CEO of design startup Canva, which simplifies graphic design, and … Continue reading

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The 4 Personality Types Every Startup Needs

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Anyone can have a killer startup idea, but in order to make that idea succeed you’ll need an unbeatable team. Crafting the perfect team is an art — one we’re constantly trying to refine at my startup, Boundless. We’ve found that … Continue reading

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Many Entrepreneurs Still Up in the Air About the Cloud

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Concerns about privacy and data security often deter small and medium businesses from cloud-based solutions but most organizations are better off putting their data in the cloud. Cloud service companies offer growing businesses advanced surveillance systems, cutting-edge encryption methods, third-party … Continue reading

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