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How to Form the Right Startup Team

Starting up a business on your own at times tends to be a recipe for disaster. It gets worse if you are on board with the wrong team and even worst when they do not share the same business goals as you. Having the right team is key for anyone venturing into the business world as a first timer.

But what constitutes to the right startup team?

Well, here are some of the things to consider when it comes to choosing the right startup team for your business. Read More

The 5 Steps for Entrepreneurs that Last

At Startup Turkey 2016 Microsoft country manager Murat Kansu shares the views and insights of Microsoft about the entrepreneurship ecosystem. They work with over 200 000 start-ups around the world and 1500 of those are in Turkey. During this long experience they saw a lot of successful companies and a lot of failures. From their findings, here are their insights about how to be successful and use the best practices of others.

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Three Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions

Entrepreneurship is all about taking decisions and establishing road maps, planning and execution, creating and growing. All entrepreneurs, especially the solopreneurs, must be always ready to make a tough call. How can an entrepreneur overcome the natural self-doubt and be more confident in the decision-making process? Should entrepreneurs listen to their gut and trust their intuition or should they rely solely on facts and data? Well, this depends on many factors – personality traits, experience, and even on the niche that they are operating in. But balance between intuition and facts can help you take better decisions. Read More

Design Your Startup Success: Build Strong Team

Successful startups are largely built on the ability of the entrepreneurs and the team members to set specific goals and work hard towards achieving these so important milestones in order to create measurable and visible results. The process of setting goals is very important yet not enough. What is more important is the way the goals will be achieved and here comes the role of motivation. Read More

Three Warning Signs That Your Startup Employee is Losing Interest

Hiring the right people to join your startup team is not an easy thing to do. If you have done it, you know what I mean. It is difficult to find people, who are not only talented and skilled, but also highly motivated and devoted to your ideas, business model and entrepreneurial approach. But forming your startup team is not the hardest thing – watching a valuable employee go is way much harder! So, how can you know if one of your team members is losing interest and is thinking about moving on with their career elsewhere? Here you can find three warning signs that may indicate if your employee is considering leaving your startup. Read More

Building a Startup is About Solving Problems

Lessons from Elmira Bayrasli, Entrepreneur & Author, From The Other Side of The World at Startup Istanbul Conference 2015.

Another lesson (about entrepreneurship) that I learnt is that it has to be about about focus. You want to solve a problem. But I actually realized in going to Nigeria where I had assumed that one of the biggest problems that the Nigerians had was poor infrastructure.I think you’ll agree that bad roads, poor electricity, the lack of bridges, the ability not to be able to move around is real and it hampers entrepreneurs from  starting a business and scaling them up. Read More

Why the Best Startup Employees May Not Have Perfect Resumes?

One of the biggest goals for startup owners is to achieve growth and expand their company. When this so-long-waited moment comes, entrepreneurs face another challenge – hiring the right employees. It is tough decision when it comes to choosing the right person for your company, because the requirements for the right startup employee are different from the rest. Startup employees must be flexible, hard-working, talented, and inspired by your vision and your startup mission. Read More

Configure Your Startup Team: 10 Reasons to Hire the Well Travelled

When it comes to startup hiring, most of the entrepreneurs find it difficult to find the right candidates for their companies. A startup employee must possess many professional and personal traits, which can make them the perfect fit for a growing business, but these traits are difficult to find in many of the candidates.

In entrepreneurship, the university degree do not matter as much as the experience that the person has. Talent and personality are what matter more than certificates and degrees. Read More

How to Reward Your Startup Team and Keep Them Motivated

Modern understanding of reward in business always takes the shape of money rewards and bonuses. Not only that cash rewards can be difficult to give for an entrepreneur who works on tight budget, but it might not be such an effective approach for successful team motivation. In is TED Talk, career analyst Dan Pink presents one different understanding of the way of motivating your team that does not include bonuses and extra checks. Here you can see The Puzzle of Motivation from the point of view of scientists, not managers. Read More

Do You Want to Become Better at Hiring? Read This

One of the biggest goals for startup owners is to achieve growth and expand their company. When this so-long-waited moment comes, entrepreneurs face another challenge – hiring the right employees. It is tough decision when it comes to choosing the right person for your company, because the requirements for the right startup employee are different from the rest. Startup employees must be flexible, hard-working, talented, and inspired by your vision and your startup mission. Read More