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
How long could your savings last you, if you quit your job today?
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.
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.
Anna Haotanto is the CEO of The New Savvy and Director at Tera Capital, a private investment firm.
She is the President of the
Singapore Management University Women Alumni and part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association, as well as heading up the Women In Tech committee.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This is a guest blog by Sarah Smith. She is a blogger and graphic designer who works with Karen Evans, founder of
, a website that helps newbie bloggers in setting up and promoting their blogs.
There’s no arguing that the Internet is one of the most important inventions of all time.
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.