Tag: entrepreneurs

The Lean Startup: Book Review

April 17th, 2013   •   5 comments   

The Lean Startup

Creators of new products in environments of extreme uncertainty, startups face enormous risks.

In the US, about 50% of small businesses fail in the first five years. Insufficient capital, over investment, and low sales are just some of the reasons leading to this sobering statistic.

As a startup owner, what can you do to “growth hack” your business and improve your chances of success?

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An Alluring Afternoon of Artisans and Artists

February 12th, 2012   •   no comments   

Keepers II

Yesterday afternoon, my wife and I attended the second Keepers event hosted by Carrie K Artisan Jewellery thanks to the invitation of Geri and her gang at linea Communications. Themed “Aspects of Love” in time for Valentine’s Day, the showcase featured various artisans and “bespoke” businesses with products ranging from visual art, design, champagne, desserts, poetry and jewellery.

Keepers II
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Hallmarks of Successful Entrepreneurs (A Local Perspective)

November 8th, 2011   •   no comments   

Are there qualities common to entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs? (Courtesy of Digital Trends)

As the world continues to moan over the demise of Apple head honcho Steve Jobs, numerous articles have been written about his entrepreneurial legacy.

These cover the length and breadth of his astounding career as one of the century’s greatest CEOs.
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The Ultimate Start Up Entrepreneur

August 17th, 2011   •   1 comment   

Martell Ultimate Start Up Space

After months of hard canvassing and pitching in a two stage competition, the winner of the Martell V.S.O.P. The Ultimate Start-up Space competition was announced last night. Mr Jeremy Nguee of the business idea “Preparazzi”, was selected by a panel of judges out of 10 finalists.

Martell Ultimate Start Up Space
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20/20 Vision – 10 Wacky Ideas for Opticians

February 10th, 2007   •   22 comments   

Two out of three in my family wears specs!

I’ve never revealed it before, but I am a closet consultant. I love to provide business and marketing advice to people. After so many years working with entrepreneurs, media, lifestyle and tourism businesses, I do have some thoughts welling in my head. Whether they take it or not is another thing altogether of course.

Let’s start with the optical business. It is a booming business, with 80% of adult Singaporeans being shortsighted and us having one of the highest myopia rates in the world. What can opticians (like eastcoastlife‘s hubby Chris) do to make themselves stand out clearly from the competition?

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