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The most popular articles on Startupist for November

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

7 mistakes every entrepreneur should try to avoid

As an entrepreneur you are probably ready to face challenges on everyday basis. It seems fare, especially knowing how fast-spinning and unpredictable the business world is. But, when it comes to your startup adventure, preparation is everything. You need to think one step ahead just like a chess player who is determined to win…continue here.

The ultimate startup marketing tips to follow

Milan Kundera has said: “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation” and we can easily see how this two elements blend together in the entrepreneurship world. The mission of every startup is to innovate in order to grow and no growth comes easy without good marketing. Even the best marketing strategy cannot systematically sell bad product and the opposite – no good product can be sold successfully without the right marketing strategy…continue here.

Your startup culture really matters

The moment when every startup owner realizes that aiming high is not enough, is the moment when the importance of acting big and strategizing smart becomes a priority. When surviving is not satisfying and the profound planning is what really matters, it is the time to start contemplating about startup culture and specifically the culture of your startup. Entrepreneurs have one advantage – by setting up the business they set up the culture, which is much easier than changing the culture of already existing company…continue here.

Can your idea become a successful business?

Eureka! All of the sudden this amazing idea has come to your mind. You are so excited that you have finally found the greatest concept for your startup venture that nothing seems to have the power to bring you down. However, after a moment or so, many questions start to appear and you begin to wonder: Can this idea become a successful business?…continue here.

When does a startup stop being a startup?

Entrepreneurship is a state of mind, something very different and unique. Is it possible the product, created by an entrepreneurial mind, to become afterwards something like a business cliché? This thought leads us to the conclusion that may be startups never stop being startups. They just grow and change, improve and develop, but always carry the uniqueness of their kind…continue here.

The outstanding moments of Startup Istanbul event

Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event which brings together founders, investors and executives from the Eurasia region. It’s a gathering of the leading startups, internet companies, angel investors and venture capitalists from Asia and Europe. If you couldn’t attend this exciting event, which took place at Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center on 30th of September, here you can see some of the most remarkable moments which are worth to remember…continue here. 

Corporate skills every entrepreneur should master

It doesn’t matter in which stage of development and growth your startup is right now, since the moment you have created your company and launched your business, you have become part of the corporate world. In order to keep up with the rules of the environment, you need to have not just clear idea and passion for innovation, but also significant amount of corporate skills and the ability to put these skills into practice…continue here.

How to handle rejection and learn to move on

Rejection by itself is not that scary. What is scarier is the fear of rejection. This fear holds back many entrepreneurs and disturbs their businesses. One of the most popular personal qualities every entrepreneur must have is the skill: “To be able to take rejection.”…continue here.

The importance of business networking for entrepreneurs

Networking is one of the most essential personal skills for business people, but it is extremely important for entrepreneurs. Communication and strong presence in the entrepreneurial ecosystem are productive approaches which will help you along your way to building strong relationships with other entrepreneurs from different age groups, nationality and fields of interest…continue here.

How to hire your first startup employee

The time to expand your team has come and you are ready to make the investment of hiring your first full-time employee. Now is the moment to implement your HR skills in order to choose the right person for your startup and here you can find some useful tips to follow…continue here. 

Time management tips for entrepreneurs

Every day has the same length but for some people time is never enough and others always manage to complete more than it seems possible. How exactly does it happen? As time is one of the most valuable assets we have, entrepreneurs often feel the pressure from the lack of it. Before you start reading books or taking lectures on time management, you need to realize that time in general differs from your own time in particular…continue here.

3 things that are holding you back from launching your startup

You have this great idea and you believe that it has the potential to become successful business. You feel confident in your skills and knowledge. You have all that it takes to become part of the entrepreneurial world. But there is something that holds you back. You are not the only one. Many others delay the launch of their startups and here you can find the most common reasons for this…continue here.

5 essential startup tools

Building a startup is time-consuming and challenging process which requires focus on many different aspects of the growing business. There are so many tools that entrepreneurs can use for building their startups and this diversity is making the choice even harder than it should be. Here you will find five very useful tools that can help you build your startup…continue here.

The importance of your business model for your startup success

Entrepreneurs are on a mission to build the future and inevitably they are breaking many rules in order to create their own. One of the key moments for the establishment of your company is the moment of choosing the right business model for your startup. This is essential decision for entrepreneurs and going B2B or B2C can really shape up the future success of your business. As everything else in your startup, choosing the business model depends on the nature of your products and services and their actual implementation…continue here.

10 things to know before you launch your startup

Entrepreneurship is a path of constant learning and many startup founders learn the hard way that their expectations have almost nothing to do with the reality.You may think that you are absolutely prepared to launch your startup, but the truth is that you are not. First time entrepreneurs may know a lot, but the true teacher of business is the experience. Here you can find 10 of the most important things that entrepreneurs must know before they launch their first startup…continue here.

How to win your first customer

Entrepreneurs are prepared to impress venture capitalists and angel investors with business and financial plans, killer marketing strategies and very skilled team members. But the one thing that really makes a startup successful is the chance of monetizing the idea, which comes as a result of successful sells of the products or services. This is why investors are very interested in the customer network that a startup has in order to decide if they will invest in it…continue here.

The art of taking risks

In business unexpected things happen overnight. The business world is fast-changing and requires modern thinking and innovative approaches just to stay in and a little bit more than this to be successful. To dominate in your niche, you need to take your startup to a whole new level, to offer something that is valuable and unseen, something simple yet innovative…continue here.

Listening is important for your startup

Entrepreneurs need to work on their communication skills in order to improve their business relations, team management and the performance of their startup in the entrepreneurial scene. Strong communication skills are essential part of the skill set of every entrepreneur, because they can help you win funding, to gain the interest of many investors and to attract powerful business partners…continue here.

The business plan mistakes entrepreneurs make

Ideas continue to be simply ideas if there is no effective way of turning them into successful businesses through consistent execution. Your startup’s future is in your own hands when we talk about funding, because you are the person responsible for the creation and presentation of your business plan to potential investors…continue here.

Top tips on how to secure funding for your startup

Angel investors and venture capitalists look for potential of development and profitability when they choose the startups which deserve their investments. Here you can find some useful tips and key points to follow in order to secure your startup funding, to win the trust of the investors and receive the funding that your startup really deserves…continue here.

─ November 29, 2014