October 2015

“I can see the finish line – running the entrepreneurs race” – Random thoughts on the financing life cycle of a business

Just like a human being, so does a business have its financing lifecycle. At the start up phase, many a businessman or woman for that matter must dig deeply into one’s pockets in order to finance a venture. Many financing institutions shy away from start ups because of their risk profile. If however  one has a credible dream but no financing one may seek venture capitalists or angel investors to

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‘Second time round’..three key lessons from a half marathoner.

The first time is always the hardest.A marathon  gets progressively easier the second time round and I imagine, many times later because one knows  the course well.Putting aside the weight that bogs us down.Next time round, I will carry less weight for better performance. Even if you do not feel like you are up to it, get up, dress up for it and show up. I felt that this year I

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‘ I need you to cheer me on to complete the entrepreneurship race’: Focus on stakeholders to a business.

I am running the entrepreneurship race, I need you to cheer me on to finish the race. I will keep my end of the bargain dear employee and create an enabling environment for you to achieve your dreams too. I will ensure that you clearly understand my expectations from you and I  will ensure that you understand all systems and processes. I will create an enabling work environment be it

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‘On my marks, get ready, set go’……. the race to start a business

I am revving, ready to start the race to begin my own business. I know I have the personal experience, talents, skill and knowledge to turn my dream into a reality. I have replayed the different scenarios over and over in my mind. I know that this business opportunity is real. I  am rearing to go because it is in line with  my interests. I have gone through my checklist.

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Running My Own Gig – Do I have what it takes?

Do I have a firm belief in what I plan to offer the market? Yes. Do I dust myself and learn from my mistakes? Yes. Do I have a drive from inside and believe in myself? Yes. Do  I anticipate change and am I open to new challenges? Yes.  Am I longsighted? -Do I  imagine and plan for things in the future? Yes. Am I brave enough to face uncertainty?

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