Skimpflation

Surely you can recall people saying “Now it is not as good as it used to be” or “It was just so much better before”… even without fancy economic terms, I bet you’ve already seen skimpflation in action..

EU Trademark Swindle

This is a horror story with a happy ending. It’s a story about dubious marketing practices and fully fledged scams. Be prepared: in this article we will name names, in order to expose what we think is a quick cash-grabbing scheme.

5 Spooky Innovations That Monetise Death

To celebrate the spooky season – but also because we just like the weird and creepy things – we thought it would be great to look into some “horrific” startups and companies that are successfully monetizing death.

The Anti-Funnel

We know we could have a bigger mailing list if we had put our downloads behind a paywall, but we like to do things differently here. What’s the catch? That’s the point, there’s no catch.

B2A

Are we on the verge of creating artificial influencers, marketers and salesmen that will target artificial decision makers? Will procurement become an hyperfast and hypercompetitive process, akin to what high-frequency trading is today? It seems the world is already moving in this direction… Will B2A become an important part of the market?

KPIs

It is generally agreed that four to ten measurements may be suitable for the majority of companies, but the number and type of key performance indicators used may change depending on the company and also over time

Lean Startups & Pivots

The lean startup method aims to find and develop a business or product for which there is demand. You start with your idea, then you test and develop from the feedback you get, not according to your opinions or fixed ideas.

The Pitch Deck

Whether you’re a start-up business or looking to grow in size, when it comes to speaking with potential angel or venture capital investors, a “pitch deck” can be an invaluable asset. Typically, it is difficult and time-consuming to raise capital from investors.

A TEAM

Considering we spend, on average, forty hours a week with our colleagues, it’s no surprise that they often become an integral part of our lives. Whether they hired us, or we hired them, the people we spend our working days with become more than just people to small-talk with at the water cooler.

Karma Works

Everybody has a desire to accrue wealth – we all want more money for our families and for ourselves. But the vast majority of us…

Cap Table

A capitalisation table offers a breakdown of the shareholder equity that a company has. These tables or spreadsheets are known as cap tables and…

Blind Teaser

If you have decided to sell your business or are looking for investments with Venture Capital, you may be wondering whether to advertise your business with an anonymous teaser…

Good Stress Vs Bad Stress

Honestly, not all stress is bad! Feeling stressed can be good for you in small doses… There is such a thing as good stress (which is also known as eustress) and…

Slicing The Pie

When it comes to your start-up, you want to ensure complete equality of equity. Finances are of the utmost importance, and it’s essential you find a way of fairly and impartially determining the stakes in your business.

Creative Destruction

Creative destruction feels like an oxymoron… However, it’s a method companies have used for years, combining ideas of innovation with disruption to build something new. We’re going to take a look at creative destruction, how it operates in practice, and how you can implement it in your business.

Due Diligence Checklist

You have found a few potential investors: they’ve told you they will invest but subject to Due Diligence. What can you expect from this process?

You Can Get It If You Really Want

This tune is not just fun to listen too – it also contains an inspirational message for any entrepreneur. But how does a song about overcoming all odds link to the start-up world?

Multipotentialites

Do you have multiple interests, passions and wide-ranging abilities? If so, you could be a multipotentialite.

The Crowdfunding Video

Crowdfunding: you put together a video, ready to let your idea off into the investment stratosphere. But what goes in the video?

Being A Rebel

Being a rebel isn’t generally considered to be a positive way to live your life. However, in business, being a rebel can often work in your favour

Getting To Philosophy

Here is an experiment that you can conduct, right now. Open any Wikipedia page, on any topic of your choosing. Click on the first hyperlink in the main text of the article…

The Ideal Co-Founder

“Get yourself a co-founder!” routinely tops lists of the best business advice from successful entrepreneurs.

Ideas Are In The Air

Successful businesses are usually borne out of one simple thing: a fantastic idea. But ideas belong to everyone. When the ground is ready for new ideas…

Impact Investing

In this guide, we cover everything you need to know about impact investing. From what impact investing is to why it is beneficial and important.

Our Futures – The Game

‘Our Future’ is a game to imagine new ways to involve people in thinking about the future. It was created by Nesta, together with John Sweeney and Jose Ramos, to address 21st century problems and push thinkers to come out with new and innovative ideas in order to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.

The Optimist/Pessimist Founder

If you are embarking on a new start-up project, one of the most useful things you can do is trying to control your positive/negative outlook on the world. Both attitudes can help you along the way…

Info Memo Checklist

The key to successfully securing investments for a business is a strong information memorandum, also referred to as an info memo

9 Negotiating Principles for Investment Success

What are the underlying principles that you should be using in a negotiation? It doesn’t matter whether you’re the one looking to make the investments or the business looking to attract investors because these principles and techniques will always work – whichever side of the negotiating table you happen to be sat on.

A Call For Logical Thinking

REDISCOVER SCIENCE Please let’s start behaving rationally, people. The strain that this coronavirus pandemic is having on our social behaviour, coupled with the velocity and accessibility of social media is fuelling a rampage of disinformation that may end up hurting real people.