Startup

A startup is a company working to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and success is not guaranteed,” says Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker.

A startup is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or service.

A startup is a company that is in the first stage of its operations. These companies are often initially bankrolled by their entrepreneurial founders as they attempt to capitalize on developing a product or service for which they believe there is a demand. http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/startup.asp

In the early days of starting a company, you won’t have the same resources established business’s can rely on to ensure everything is running smoothly and the business is growing steadily. However, there are plenty of ways in which you can optimise your growth on a budget and this is what we are going to be looking at today. Here are 5 growth hacks you can use to grow your business:

No matter what size your company is, or which industry it operates in, effective communication is key to the survival of any business. Thankfully for us, there are a plethora of digital tools which facilitate communication within your organisation.

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Scotland has a rich history when it comes to entrepreneurship, with hundreds of successful start-ups starting their journey in the highlands. This article covers some of the best prospective startups in scotland such as "Go Roadie" and "TravelNest"

In the world of tech startups, we often hear founders saying “I want to make the world a better place”, in fact, we hear it so much that it can be difficult not to hear it with a sense of cynicism. TV series “Silicon Valley” illustrates this trend quite well.

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All successful startups have one thing in common: they all started with a great idea. An idea that made people’s lives easier, solved people’s problems and/or brought them joy.  Everyone thinks their ideas are great and this is largely due to confirmation bias.

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The Start Up Series by Company Connecting

Insights into starting a company - one woman's experience. These articles were all written by Company Connecting director Janice Grant Shaw and draw upon her own experience in establishing Company Connecting. You can read about the journey from a background in farming and whisky to fighting...

We’ve all heard of the big names in crowdfunding from BrewDog and Mindful Chef to Monzo and Adzuna.  In general, it is easier to crowdfund a food/drink business, because everyone loves food and drink, but tech companies can crowdfund too. It’s harder, but it is not impossible.

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In its recent research Company Connecting noticed a surge in the creation of IT and Telecoms companies in the Companies House data, combined with a high level of dissolved companies, and a corresponding reduction in the % of ‘real’ companies i.e. those which have a website rather than contractor companies. This article looks at the information on IT and Telecoms companie available from Companies House and the relationship with real companies.

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13 Tools that can help a Startup to manage its Social Media

In the 11th of its Startup series, Company Connecting asked “When should you start thinking about social media". We received quite a response to the article. Several people wanted to get an understanding of what can be done with a tight budget and limited time.  This article provides a list of...

Company Connecting continues its series of Startup articles with a look at the tools it uses to manage its social media.  In the 11th start up article we asked “When should you start thinking about social media?”.

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