Useful Business Apps for SMEs

If you are the owner of an SME, it can get quite overwhelming especially when you are wearing many hats and multitasking on the go. Here are our top picks of useful business apps to help you stay on top of things. Business app for accounting: Xero Xero is a …

3 Business Books to Read For SME Owners

Running a business is an exciting and challenging venture. Being your own boss means that you are free to forge your path and have the opportunity to turn your dreams into reality. This requires hard work, grit and luck. For many business owners or prospective business owners, the journey can …

3 Sales Forecast Models to Help You Achieve A Better Cash Flow

Why do you need to forecast sales? Accurate forecasts with minimal errors are key to budgeting and predicting a company’s financial outlook. As the lifeblood of businesses, sales forecasting helps to determine the health level of cash flows. It allows you to have a snapshot of upcoming business expenses and …

7 Inspiring TED Talks and Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

7 Inspiring TED Talks and Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

They say an entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down. However, these dynamos too need a shot of motivation every once in a while. If you are in the process of building your own empire and need that little optimistic push …

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Business

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Business

Do you have that awesome business idea that could be worth a million dollars with the proper execution? Well, starting your own business is definitely no easy proposition. It involves a lot of things coming together. While monetary resources and capital are one side of the story, fortitude, grit, and …

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Why Creativity and Innovation are Important for SMEs

SME Creativity and Innovation

It has become widely accepted that creativity and innovation are crucial to business success, especially in the ever-changing and uncertain world we live in today. While creativity is the ability to produce new and unique ideas, innovation is the execution of that creative ideas. When properly fostered, creativity and innovation …

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Business Planning 101

Business plan 101 by Funding Societie

All successful businesses start with great planning. Business plans can be a daunting challenge for some, because of the effort you have to put to craft one. As daunting as it seems, business plans are necessary as they provide the roadmap for where you want to take your company. In …

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How to Build The Best Business Team for SMEs

Building the Best Business Team, No Matter How Small Your Business

A rookie mistake often made by those just starting a new business is thinking they can handle everything on their own. It’s still a small business, after all, so why would I need more people to help me, they think. As a small business owner, I should be able to …

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Building a Business: Online or Offline?

Building a Business: Online or Offline?

When thinking of how best to build your business, a significant consideration these days is whether to make it offline or online – especially, of course, if the business idea you have in mind is in the retail industry. Each option has its ups and downs, so you need to …

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Evaluating Your Business Idea

Evaluate Your Business Idea by Funding Societies

The current climate in business is innovative and entrepreneurial. Is it any wonder the startup industry is flourishing? Southeast Asia’s startup scene is also thriving. Since 2012, Southeast Asian startups have consistently obtained more and more financing. If you’re reading this article, perhaps you’ve been thinking of building your own …