Should You Start Your First Business Full Time Or Part Time?

Once you’ve decided to become an entrepreneur, the burning question on everyone’s minds is:

How long should I keep my day job?

Should I go all in and quit, or should I try part-time first (be it part-time entrepreneur or part-time day job)?

 

First things first: Finances

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How long could your savings last you, if you quit your job today?

The Journey To Become 2016 World Champion of Public Speaking

Interview with Darren Tay, Principal and Master trainer of the Public Speaking Academy

I first learned about Darren when I came across the video of his speech made during the finals of Toastmasters’ 2016 World Champion of Public Speaking.

It was amazing to learn that a fellow Singaporean earned a gold on the global platform.

You can catch the replay of his speech here:

His topic would resonate with everyone out there as we are indeed (spoiler alert!) our own worst bully.

This Is How To Get Your First Business Idea

Okay, so you’ve now prepped yourself personally. You feel you’re in a good place to start something fantastic for and by yourself.

But how do you come up with a great business idea?

 

Don’t obsess about being original – Focus on being better!

You want to be the next Richard Branson but you feel like everything’s already in existence.

Wish To Be An Entrepreneur? Ask Yourself These Questions First

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and become an entrepreneur.

You’re sick of your 9-to-5 job that drains your mind, body and soul.

Plus you have an awesome business idea that could free you from the prison that is your day job.

But before you plonk that resignation letter on your boss’ desk, ask yourself the following questions and be 100% honest with yourself.

Year in Review 2016

What I achieved, did and messed up last year

How has 2016 turned out for you?

Good? Lousy? Could be better?

Honestly for most of us, we won’t know. Even if you have an answer, it would probably co-relate very much to what happened this week.

So if this has been a horrible week for you, that would probably be the same answer to how your year has been.

3 Chrome Plugins To Accelerate Your Talent Sourcing

Despite the advancement of technology with the invasion of AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, hiring is still pretty much a painful process for many.

You start off confidently with a vacancy handed down from your hiring managers, thinking it would be a walk in the park.

A job ad goes here, a social post there and voila!

Building a Brand for Your Startup

This is a guest post by Emma Miller. She is a Sydney based writer with a degree in marketing. Interested in digital marketing, social media, start-ups and latest trends. She’s a contributor at Bizzmark blog.

Building a brand for your startup can be very tiresome, especially if your company has been just founded and it doesn’t have regular customers, prospects and leads.

From Managing Businesses To Starting His Own

Interview with Kelvin Loh, Director & Co-Founder at Corporate BackOffice

Kelvin was introduced by my ex-investor who had worked along with him when his family’s accounting business was acquired by Boardroom China.

We met at Prata Wala in Nex for a morning prata, and I can understand how Kelvin prospers for so many years in China.

He is a highly personable person.