Understanding Venture Capital

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Venture Capital is one of the most important aspects of the entrepreneurship process, but often times we’ve found that entrepreneurs don’t completely understand how it works. Here’s a short, but useful guide to venture capital so that you’ll be prepared. So What Exactly is Venture Capital? Venture capital is an essential source of money to startups, an investment which can ...

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5 Common Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs are Making


At Business Connector, we help plenty of entrepreneurs grow their businesses each year. In all these entrepreneurs, we see an immense desire to succeed; however, we also see a lot of common mistakes, regardless of industry. No matter what stage you are at in the entrepreneurial process, it’s essential to understand the most common pitfalls that entrepreneurs are constantly unwittingly ...

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9 Trending Productivity Products


As an entrepreneur, it’s especially important to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in the community. Here are 9 products that are currently changing the business landscape: Wade and Wendy– Artificial Intelligence for Your Career Wade and Wendy is a two part artificial intelligence system. The first is Wade, who is described by the company as ...

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The Accidental Project Manager


A Project Manager is the person in charge of the planning and execution of a particular project. A project typically produces a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end. It is undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, to bring about beneficial change or added value. Large enterprise and corporate organisations run hundreds of projects with ...

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Gordon Black’s Tips for Long Term Success


Ensure your systems are in place from the get go If you imagine your small business might one day grow to be a larger business – isn’t that the dream – it is crucial to have scalability in mind from the start. If that key sentiment isn’t factored in from the early stages then the sooner or later you’ll find ...

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Accelerated Business Growth: The Four-Stage Model


As I have been explaining growth to a number of business owners lately it’s occurred to me that our way of accelerated business could be collapsed into a really simple 4-step model: 1. Revenue growth. We have to start with revenue growth because while profits are important, without revenue nothing much else can grow. 2. Securing funding. Whether you’re gunning ...

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How to Secure Funding

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When you need to raise capital it can be all too tempting to think your business is so great that investors should just throw money at you. Founders have even approached me in the past with such sentiment: “Can’t you just bring in a rich person to see our facility? They’ll see what we’ve achieved without funding and surely they’ll ...

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3 Key Project Management Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them!


As a senior project specialist with over 20 years experience in professional services, business and technology-focused roles, I’ve learnt some tricks of the trade in order to avoid classic pitfalls. Below are some of the difficulties that can arise during a project and the solutions you can employ to safely avoid them in future! 1) Lack of effective communication with ...

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It’s not just size that matters…


I’ve often been asked to talk about my experience and I’ve struggled to articulate it, not because I don’t have a lot to tell, but more relevantly, because there’s a lot to tell, beginning in 1970 and still going strong! People often think that because you’re in your 60’s you’ve stopped learning, you’re just there to share experiences and learnings. ...

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The Art of Project Management

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How can effective project management impact your business? First of all… Do you truly understand what it is that a Project Manager does and the value they can add to a business? To put it simply, a project manager increases productivity and effectiveness and reduces risk of bad things happening to your business. “The art of project management” is really ...

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