The Most Popular Articles on Startupist for February

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Here you can find the top ten articles for the past month of February on Startupist and you can enjoy the retrospection of everything important that you need to know about entrepreneurship and your startup venture.

Startup Challenge 2015: The most successful 15 startups

During the Etohum Girişimcilik Zirvesi event, which took place on 31st of January at Suleyman Demirel Culture Center in Istanbul Technical University Maslak Campus, Etohum announced the most successful 15 startups for 2015…continue here.

Time and Personal Energy: The Need of New Way of Working

Have you ever said to yourself: “I wish I had more time?” Well, you have probably done that. Many of us have. It seems logical to need more time, especially when the business is growing and the work flow expands. But, there is a problem, isn’t it? There are just 24 hours in a day. And you need to find time to follow everything in your startup, to network, to boost your creativity, to stay focused and still manage to relax and recharge. How is it possible? …continue here.

Probability of Success and Failure

Becoming an entrepreneur is very tough and challenging. It requires a lot of sacrifices and compromises, strong commitment and devotion. But even the most talented and “ready” entrepreneurs are more likely to fail in their venture, and this statement is especially valid for the first time entrepreneurs. It is not the failure that is the problem, but it is the fear of failure…continue here.

Three Meeting Planner Tools for Busy Entrepreneurs

All busy entrepreneurs have full schedules and it is very difficult to schedule, organize and keep track on all the important meetings with business partners, investors, customers and team members. There are many online tools that can help you organize your schedule and plan effective meetings and here you will find five of them… continue here.

Three Things Your Startup Needs to Attract Venture Capitalists

Many entrepreneurs, who don’t fancy the idea of relying on bank loans or personal assets for their startup venture, make the decision to pitch in front of venture capitalist in order to secure funding for their companies. As one of the most exciting moments for entrepreneurs is the moment when they pitch in front of the investors, there are so many things to take under consideration before this very important meetings start to take significant part in the entrepreneur’s schedules… continue here.

Speak the Language of Investors When Raising Capital for Your Startup

Recently I talked with a friend of mine, who is a financial adviser for big insurance company, but has specific interest in entrepreneurship, and we discussed the variety of backgrounds most of the entrepreneurs come from. Then he, surprisingly for me, said: “Well, nobody wants to get business lessons and advice from an engineer or developer.” This statement hit me as a thunder. Was it possible that many people, who even have experience in the sphere and close contact with many entrepreneurs, to still be that prejudice? Or maybe he was right? …continue here.

Four Awesome Tools to Help You Stay Connected With Your Team

Nowadays, most entrepreneurs embrace the remote way of working in their startup culture and often their employees are situated in out-of-office environment. On the other hand, many entrepreneurs are traveling very often, are away on business meetings and attending important events which makes it difficult to monitor the team work closely. Luckily, we are living in technology driven era and everything is possible if you have the right tools for it. Here you can find four awesome tools that will help you stay in touch with your team members wherever you or they are located at the moment… continue here.

Three Simple Ways to Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone

Entrepreneurs often fall into the routine they have in their comfort zone. It is understandable: it is nearly surprise and anxiety free place where they feel almost all the time at ease. But the magic of innovation doesn’t happen in someone’s comfort zone. It requires hard work, thinking out of the box, problem solving and experimenting through failure. If you feel that you are getting too comfortable in your startup venture, you have probably fallen into the trap of the comfort zone. Here you can find three very simple things that will help you start thinking out of the box and reach new and exciting places in your startup venture… continue here.

How to Receive Valuable Information: Ask the Right Questions

Entrepreneurs must have good communications skills in order to make and keep strong relationships and maintain connections with other entrepreneurs, with their team members, with their customers and with potential investors. Active listening is one of the key ways to have better conversations and to get the best out of every business meeting. There is one simple way to get everything that you need only by doing one and only one effortless thing: ask the right questions! …continue here.

Stand Out From the Crowd: How to be Memorable at Every Speed Networking Event

Active networking is very important for every entrepreneur because it helps to build strong relationships with other entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, advisers and even customers. We have already talked about the importance of business networking for the success of your company and we have discussed the five essential networking tips which every startup owner must follow: be prepared, listen, search for new faces, make a list, follow up… continue here.

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Silvia Pavlova

Silvia is Bulgarian freelance writer and blogger. She has economic background with degree in Financial Accounting and specific interest in business development, entrepreneurship and innovation.

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