Choosing a name for your business or idea can be tricky. A good name is rarely obvious and can take some work to find. The right name can make your company the talk of the town. The wrong one can doom it to obscurity and failure. Here are seven things to consider when naming your startup.Read More
While it is true that there are billion dollar businesses founded by young men and women in their teens and twenties, life as an entrepreneur starts a lot later in life for most people. Mark Zuckerberg was 19 when he started Facebook and Bill Gates was 20 when he started Microsoft. But, Arianna Huffington was 54 when she launched Huffington Post and Vera Wang only wrote about fashion before starting up as a wedding dress designer at the age of 39.Read More
Instagram is not only a photo-sharing and video-sharing app, but also a social networking service. It allows users take pictures and videos and share them with friends and followers. The service launched on October 6, 2010 and had reached over 25 million users in under two years. It was acquired by Facebook for $1billion in April 2012. Instagram currently has over 200 million monthly active users.
Instagram opened up a new world of photography and in this article Mike Krieger, cofounder of Instagram, talks about how the company grew and what made it so successful.Read More
You've moved from idea to planning, strategy, and birthed your startup. The next step is to raise funding, right? Maybe not. Before you join the bandwagon of startups looking (praying) for an investor to come save them, we've got a few questions we think you should answer.Read More
So you have an idea. Beautiful. Ideas are cheap, though. The hustle is sold separately. Running a startup can be frustrating, especially with all the infrastructural deficiencies we have to live with every day. Here are some quick tips to help out.Read More
This post is an attempt to explain why I (i.e. Modupe Macaulay) am starting up a coworking space. There are a million reasons for me not to do this, but here I am, doing this. I have no idea how it's going to turn out, but I'm hoping it will be great.
So, why shouldn't I do this?
First of all, I have never done this before. I have sort of run a business while at school, but nothing like this. This is a huge responsibility and a huge investment and it's honestly very, very scary. And let's not even mention how much money I've borrowed for this. SCARY.Read More