Getting off on the right foot is essential to navigating a startup from its infancy to profitability. Hence, we’ve decided to curate a start-up kit with content to assist you on running your business and keep the ball rolling. It covers all aspects of a start-up, from finance, human resource, customer care, resources to manage your tasks and more. In no chronological order, here are the insightful input that might be palatable to the brain.
Self-doubt – It’s something we all face at some point of our lives. We are not born to be completely confident people, but rather something we build over time. Some of us are still not able to live to our full potential because we don’t feel ready and fear the consequences when stepping out of our bubble. Here are some of the steps you can take to boost self-confidence. It’s time to rock it and own it.
Have you ever been concerned about your appearance? It takes less than a minute for people to make up their minds about you with just a glance. This means that the way you dress does matter, along with confidence, eye contact and speech etc. It’s not that they’re judgemental, but the thoughts usually come subconsciously. Intrigued? Let us break it down for you.
Once upon a time, most workplaces used to be filled with only humans. Sometimes… there are plants involve. However, things have gotten even better now. Companies are increasingly adopting the pets into their workplace program, which has been seen as key employee benefit, as well as a form of stress relief (if you’re an animal lover). It is said that sharing a workspace with your pet not only brings a peace of mind, but also some notable health benefits. We found this infographic by Petco , in collaboration with GHERGIC&Co., on the perks of bringing pets to work particularly ameowsing.
Being an entrepreneur is tough. Even though you are optimistic about things on most days, there will be time when everything seems to overwhelm you. What better way to unwind and get that spark back than watching movies. Here are movies for those who need a great dose of inspiration from time to time.
Everyone makes mistakes, but when it comes to a startup, even seemingly harmless oversights could cost you a lot in the long run. A global study conducted by CB Insights divulged that 42% of startups failed because their founders admitted that there was no market for their product, while 29% said they ran out of cash, and 23% claimed they didn’t have the right team. Here are some pointers before you make the same mistakes too.
According to Forbes’ study, workforce diversity and inclusion has been identified as key drivers of internal innovation and business growth. This is especially true in today’s global marketplace, as companies interact with different cultures and clients. Here are some of the advantages and drawbacks of fostering diversity in the office. Continue Reading
Customer service may not be a flamboyant topic, but it’s certainly not an easy feat. Even though it isn’t something that you can measure, it’s the utmost crucial aspect of growing your brand. Here’s why it should be a top priority for every business, especially for startups. It’s time to start redefining customer care.
When running a fast-paced business, more often than not, you have to wear different hats to meet the needs of your company. Social Media Ninja, People Operations, VP of the Pantry… you name it. Though we know that you’re gung-ho about your business, you also have to be smart about it. Previously, we spoke about apps that will increase your productivity . Now, let us share with you some of the resources available in Malaysia, to simplify some aspects of your startup. Make sure you read until the end because there’s a happy ending!
Now that we’ve shared with you the top APAC countries to start a business , the next step is to hire and manage your new team. The downside of relying on paperwork or expanding Excel sheets means we will be overwhelmed one day and mistakes are bound to happen. Thankfully, companies around APAC have come up with solutions to solve different HR pain points. From recruiting to payroll management, read on to discover them individually or scroll down to the end of each section see our comparison table.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
To begin with, there is no specific definition when it comes to describing UX design. Oxford Journals of Interacting With Computers illustrated the idea of user experience (UX) design as a way “to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty through the utility, ease of use, and pleasure provided in the interaction with a product.”