Monthly Archives: September 2015

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The art of taking risks

In business unexpected things happen overnight. The business world is fast-changing and requires modern thinking and innovative approaches just to stay in and a little bit more than this to be successful. To dominate in your niche, you need to take your startup to a whole new level, to offer something that is valuable and unseen, something simple yet innovative. Continue reading

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Startup Istanbul Challenge: Meet the Selected Startups #5

Startup Istanbul event offers to the selected startups the opportunity to receive mentorship and training from very experienced mentors, entrepreneurs and investors. The startups will receive 2 days of training. On 1-2nd of October, selected 100 startups will get together at Istanbul and meet best mentors from mainly US and Europe. Every startup will pitch to the mentors and get feedback. 2 full days, startups will get the chance to work with the best mentors. In the end of second day, a special dinner event will be organized for startups and mentors. Continue reading

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The Right Way to Set Goals

Setting goals is important, especially when it comes to maintaining strong motivation and self-confidence along with providing the opportunity to monitor your progress by following your goal plan. Your business plan epitomizes some of your business goals and by following it you can still manage to measure your startup’s progress. But entrepreneurship goes far beyond the business plan because it is a state of mind which requires strong discipline and talent to achieve what is needed to be achieved in order to innovate.

Setting goals is not the hardest thing that we do. The hard part comes when we try to figure out the road map to follow, which will lead us to turning the goals into reality. Decide to do some small changes and make them work for you and help you come one step closer to achieving your biggest goals.

Every goal can be executed if you set the right mindset and decide to divide it into small steps. Even the hardest goal looks easier when it is divided into parts. Every single small change that you make, every single step forward that you decide to do in your daily routine will take you one step closer to achieving your goals.

The right way to set goals can be defined with these three steps:

1. Make your goal as clear, detailed and comprehensive as possible. 

2. Break the main goal into small, everyday goals. In order to achieve something big, you should be ready to spend a lot of time and effort on it. By breaking something into parts you will be able to look at the whole picture from another angle. It will look less scary and much easier to be achieved, which can boost your motivation. The results will be easier to be seen, which will bring the rewarding feeling of achievement.

3. Set action plan. Once you know what you have to do in a sort and long term, it will be much easier for you to create your execution plan, to include it in your schedule, to stick to it and easily measure your progress.

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Startup Istanbul Challenge: Meet The Selected Startups #4

Startup Istanbul event offers to the selected startups the opportunity to receive mentorship and training from very experienced mentors, entrepreneurs and investors. The startups will receive 2 days of training. On 1-2nd of October, selected 100 startups will get together at Istanbul and meet best mentors from mainly US and Europe. Every startup will pitch to the mentors and get feedback. 2 full days, startups will get the chance to work with the best mentors. In the end of second day, a special dinner event will be organized for startups and mentors. Continue reading

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How to Avoid Technology Distractions and Focus Better

Technology has a major role in our everyday lives. It often seems impossible to keep up with many of our daily tasks without the help of some great devices and apps, not to mention Internet in general. But, as almost everything else in life, everything good has some not so great parts in it. Technology and Internet can be very distractive and many entrepreneurs struggle to avoid these distractions, which costs them valuable time and keeps them away from staying focused on what is really important. But there is always a way to avoid distractions and here we will talk about some things you can do in order to evade them. Let’s make the technology work for us, not against us. Continue reading

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Startup Istanbul Challenge: Meet The Selected Startups #3

Startup Istanbul event offers to the selected startups the opportunity to receive mentorship and training from very experienced mentors, entrepreneurs and investors. The startups will receive 2 days of training. On 1-2nd of October, selected 100 startups will get together at Istanbul and meet best mentors from mainly US and Europe. Every startup will pitch to the mentors and get feedback. 2 full days, startups will get the chance to work with the best mentors. In the end of second day, a special dinner event will be organized for startups and mentors. Continue reading

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How the Things You Concentrate On Shape Your Startup Success

The things you concentrate on and dedicate your work on shape who you become as an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs take important decisions on everyday basis and this can be very stressful and exhausting part of the daily schedule. The decision making process is challenging yet very important for the future of all startups.

One of the most essential decisions that an entrepreneur have to make is not that much related with the actual business tasks, it is more of a personal decision: Will they concentrate on the things that they cannot control or will they focus on the things that they can actually change and make them work in their favor?

Entrepreneurs have the ability to choose the things they focus on and this choice is probably the most important one they make on daily basis. Why? Because your focus determines the way you think and your thoughts inspire your actions. The things you focus on can determine the future of your startup because it will shape the direction of your actions.

What most of the entrepreneurs tend to focus on? They often focus on the problems, on the failures, on the mistakes and the worries for the future. How about if you choose to focus on the other side of the coin: Let’s focus on the source of the problems and look for their solutions instead of obsessing about their existence. Let’s focus on the achievements, not on the failures. Let’s learn from the mistakes and think about the value of the lessons learned through failure.

The worries of the future will be still there tomorrow, but the work you can put in your startup today can’t be done tomorrow. Stay present at this very moment and learn to prepare for the future, not to worry about it. The business world is unpredictable and very uncertain, use your energy wisely and put the best work you can do today.

When entrepreneurs chose the things they concentrate on, they are shaping the future of their startup. Focus on the right attitude and you will have many reasons and proofs to believe that this approach really works.

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Startup Istanbul Challenge: Meet The Selected Startups #2

Startup Istanbul event offers to the selected startups the opportunity to receive mentorship and training from very experienced mentors, entrepreneurs and investors. The startups will receive 2 days of training. On 1-2nd of October, selected 100 startups will get together at Istanbul and meet best mentors from mainly US and Europe. Every startup will pitch to the mentors and get feedback. 2 full days, startups will get the chance to work with the best mentors. In the end of second day, a special dinner event will be organized for startups and mentors. Continue reading

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How to Make Hard Choices

There are many obstacles in front of every entrepreneur and most of the time the future of their startups depends on their personal decisions. Even though you are most likely to benefit from the wrong decisions if you have the ability to analyze them well and learn your lesson, there are some decisions you can make and be sure that you won’t regret them afterwards.

The philosopher Ruth Chang talks about the decision-making process and offers powerful framework that shapes the way we take decisions.

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Startup Istanbul Challenge: Meet The Selected Startups

Startup Istanbul event offers to the selected startups the opportunity to receive mentorship and training from very experienced mentors, entrepreneurs and investors. The startups will receive 2 days of training. On 1-2nd of October, selected 100 startups will get together at Istanbul and meet best mentors from mainly US and Europe. Every startup will pitch to the mentors and get feedback. 2 full days, startups will get the chance to work with the best mentors. In the end of second day, a special dinner event will be organized for startups and mentors. Continue reading