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

Glasgow Based E-Learning Start Up Klik2Learn Begins Anti-Poverty Journey

UK start-up pioneering technology that could help fight poverty by allowing millions to learn to read and write in English using their mobile phones

Be scared. Be brave. Make a decision. Get on with it

In my last article I wrote about starting with one idea, and ending up moving in a very different direction. I was already working via Vetta Business Services and had begun to pull together my prospective client list along with the product and service offerings. It was a relatively low risk business, combining consultancy and developing on line services. However, the outcome from my initial client research meant that Company Connecting now had its claws into me. It certainly wasn’t safe. It was going to take a huge amount of effort. Money could be an issue …….BUT……. it was a lot more exciting!  Potentially mad, bad and dangerous.

Potentially mad, bad and dangerous. The Company Connecting Start up series part four

The Start Up Series by Company Connecting. Parts Two and Three.

Continuing the Start Up series by Janice Grant-Shaw. Looking at converting ideas into a business.

In my previous article I wrote about having an idea and considering how that idea can become a business.  I had identified my customer group as IT companies and anyone interested in IT. I was all set to find the IT companies and then discovered that this was not a straightforward or easy task.

To pivot or not to pivot. The Start Up Series by Company Connecting. Part Three.

The Start Up Series by Company Connecting. Part One.

Revisiting the CC Start Up series - a range of pieces on Company Connecting's own early journey by director Janice Grant Shaw.

When I started Company Connecting, I never thought of it as a ‘Start up’. I had several ideas for a business and key for me was to be independent and live up to my new motto ‘Life is too short to work for someone else’.

Life is too short to work for someone else. Company Connecting Start up series Part One

Spotlight on Edinburgh: An Interview with Kendra Byers of StartEdin

Edinburgh is home to many fantastic IT / Tech companies, from SkyScanner to ZoneFox. Interview with Kendra Byers of StartEdin, who's passionate about the city.

Hi there, could you tell us a little about StartEdin got started and what your mission is as a company?

Why do Start-Ups go Bust?

Pearl Onion specialise in training and consultancy for business and aim to bridge gaps between key business knowledge and practical business implementation.

There are a myriad of straws that can break start-ups backs. Usually they boil down to time and money or more specifically timing and lack of money.  Compounding issues of gaps in the management’s business skill set often add to a devil’s brew.

Clock and papers accompanying the article. the time is ticking for start-ups. Company Connecting article. Why do Start-Ups go Bust? by Keith Wilson