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Why I Want To Be An Entrepreneur

Let’s face it. It’s cool but tough to be an entrepreneur. Penn Olson talks to four Singapore entrepreneurs.

10 Reasons Why You Should Join A Business Plan Competition

With high confidence and ego, you said to yourself “I want to be an entrepreneur”. You have a great business idea and vision. One possible way to start is to join a business plan competition.

Advice for Experienced, Evolving Entrepreneurs

Given the current state of today’s economy and the constant tightening of available business credit, entrepreneurs must remain vigilant. To do so they must be committed to their cause and consider some simple yet essential elements of success.

The Truth About Holiday Hiring, Part Two

The slackening of momentum is one of the greatest job-hunt saboteurs. When people fail to have lots of things in the works, they concentrate on the one great job that they really want — and they’re devastated when they come in second or the company puts a freeze on hiring.

The Truth About Holiday Hiring, Part One

Yes, there is a reason to keep looking for work this season. While weary job seekers might wish to play the “no one hires this time of year” card, I hate to disappoint you. Actually, this is the perfect time to advance your prospects…and maybe even land that coveted position.

[ADV] Is Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable?

Social Entrepreneurship - what does it really mean and is it sustainable in its own form?

[ADV] Turn Your Passion Into A Business!

Singapore-based social gaming startup Manga Castle was born in January 2010, and is so well-received by manga fans all over Asia, the US, Canada and the UK, it already has a growing community of more than 17,000 fans on its Facebook page.

Mark Zuckerberg Is A Role Model For Our Generation

Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, together with 16 other America’s richest people have pledged to give away a huge proportion of their wealth.

[ADV] Young Entrepreneurs At Their Best

When you have the idea and the creative juices just can’t stop flowing, that’s exactly the perfect time to jumpstart your entrepreneurial career.

Scott Gerber Tells Us To Never Get A Real Job

Entrepreneur Magazine columnist Scott Gerber's book 'Never Get a "Real" Job' will hit bookstores everywhere on December 7, 2010.

Start-up Confidential: Interview with Leslie Loh of Extream Ventures

Contributing writer Lisa-Ann Lee talks to entrepreneur-turned-angel investor Leslie Loh of Extream Ventures about how he started as an entrepreneur and gets some tips about approaching an angel investor.

Startup Q&A: How To Generate Users

This is a bi-weekly column dispensing advice and help for technology startup founders and aspiring web entrepreneurs written by resident startup advisor and mentor, Jeffrey Paine.

Tips on Maximizing Time and Space

Making the decision to start your own business is exciting, even more so after the business has launched and you feel pride and accomplishment at seeing your vision come to life. However, once the business has started to take off, one of the challenges that young upstarts often face is how to manage their time and their new office space.

Offline Ideas to Generate Web Traffic For Your Web Startup

There are several offline ideas available to make sure that you generate maximum website traffic for your web startup using some clever marketing skills. Rob Stretch shares how.

Protecting Your Online Reputation in 2010

As if there wasn’t enough to be concerned about in regards to internet safety, there’s a new, pressing worry when it comes to your online privacy and what it means for your day to day life.

James Sun’s Secrets Of Success Revealed

I attended James Sun's 'The Secrets of Success' luncheon seminar and came away with some ideas of what made the entrepreneur-investor and television personality successful.

Considering Going It Alone?

Running your own business can be hugely rewarding; you get to be your own boss and can see something you have created from scratch grow and change. The current climate is tough for many businesses but that doesn’t mean there are not opportunities for those who want to set up on their own. By Mark Billington.

6 Steps To The Perfect Pitch

Learn to succeed with investors - from a guy who failed. By Scott Gerber.

Make More Money and Live Your Passion: Become a Cre8tor

If you want a big house overlooking the ocean, to travel first class, to quit your job, or to drive your dream car, guess what? The answer is in the other 8 hours.

How To Do Market Research For Your Startup

A proper market research won’t only help an entrepreneur to understand how his or her target audience but would also help to decide whether or not the target audience is ready for the products they are going to launch in their venture.

6 Advantages To Starting A Business In College

Considering starting a business while in school? Companies like Dell, Microsoft and hundreds of others started in a dorm room and so can you. Here are several reasons why you should take the leap and take control of your future while in college.

The Star Trek Guide To Entrepreneurship

Star Trek has some amazing lessons about entrepreneurship - just look at the introductory phrase before each episode about space being the final frontier.

A Word from Matt Wilson, Co-Founder of

Matt Wilson, co-founder of, shares his thoughts on this blog and how entrepreneurs should challenge boundaries.

Relationship 101 for Startups: Guanxi Matters

"Guanxi" (关系), which directly translates to English as "relationship" or "connection", actually means a lot more than that. It is a concept that revolves around the dynamics and influence of personal networks and business relationships, and is an important and integral part of Chinese society.

Do Yourself A Favor, Startups, And Get Yourself Media-Ready

As someone who blogs about entrepreneurship, one of the pet peeves I have when dealing with Singapore startups is their amazing lack of preparedness when I ask them for more information.

Should I Give Up My Job And Make Clay Knick-knacks?

"Hi Daniel, I'm thinking of starting a pushcart with a friend, but have not done any detailed planning yet. We are planning to sell some handmade...

Where Should I Locate My Fashion Pushcart Business?

"I am keen in starting a business in fashion clothes which caters to young teens and adults. However, I would like to rent a...

Where To Get Stock? Think Out Of The Box…

"Hi, I want to start a pushcart business to sell fashion accessories, etc but don't know where to find a good source of supply...

Advice On Branding And Funding For A Fashion Streetwear Label

Here's an email I received from a reader: "What would you suggest to a local entrepreneur like me who lacks connections and financial means to...

Advice For A Cafe Entrepreneur-Wannabe

Here's an email I received yesterday from a reader: "My name is Jowel. I am a 30-year old Singaporean lady who has an idea to...