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The idea behind EntreCity is to help entrepreneurs build successful businesses. We want to achieve this by helping people build an entrepreneurial mindset and to arm them with the technical tools to start and grow businesses. Whether or not you are ready to start a business, EntreCity aims to help everyone to think with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Art0047: When the Head and Heart Disagree

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The entrepreneur’s gut instinct is a very important tool in their arsenal. It may be able to see trouble a mile away. But in some cases you may not be able to express it in time to save the company. Take the time to reflect and to listen to your gut instincts. It may be giving you the signals to ...

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Sci0039 – What Investors Look For Part 3? Getting Into Details

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In our last article we wrote about how important it is to investors to see a strong business plan. We spoke about certain key areas that they look for, namely: opportunities, threats, market size and market share, customers, marketing strategy, competitors, suppliers, risk analysis, financial plan, and cash flow. Today, we will look at them in detail, to see where ...

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Idea Analysis Week 10: Jack On The Block

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Breakdown Description Company Name Jack On The Block Website http://www.jackonblock.com/ Problem Finding the right people to help you with household fixes can be a really big pain, especially if you have moved to a new area. Looking for a carpenter, electrician or even a plumber can be really difficult, especially someone who has a reputation and is sure to provide ...

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Sci0038 – What Investors Look For Part 2 : A Good Business Plan

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After seeing that there is a strong integrated team on board, the next important thing potential investors and VCs will look for is the quality of the plan, and hence, the quality of the business plan. The business plan is an important document that captures your thought process and your understanding of the business, reflecting the quality of your plan. ...

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Art0046: A Mother’s Wisdom

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“An Arab friend of mine told me that mothers are indeed very amazing people. He shared a personal experience with me about his wife. He was once carrying his son while walking with his wife, and just after a few minutes he felt the heavy load and his arms started to ache. He then asked his wife how she could ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 51: Having An Entrepreneurial Spirit

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On 26 December 2012, I visited Langa, the oldest town in Cape Town, South Africa. It was started in 1927 predominantly for immigrant workers. Till date, it remained one of the poorest communities and one, which has attracted many squatters. Gladstone, a friendly and competent tourist guide and someone who grew up in that town gave me a tour of ...

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Sci0037 – A Good Team Makes The Difference

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 Team dynamics plays a crucial role in the development of a company. How well the team works with each other can make or break the team. Investors look at this aspect very closely, because it is something that can carry the team to success or drown them in failure. Following up from our previous article ‘Sci0036: What Investors Look For: ...

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Art0045: Going From Small to Big

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Entrepreneurs often do a great job of conceiving ideas and developing them into businesses. They do it best at the start-up stage and especially when the number of people involved is small. Start-ups can go through many changes before a proper company structure can be established. It is at these initial stages that good entrepreneurs shine. With the freedom from ...

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Art0044: Fuzzy Logic in the Decision Making Process

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Entrepreneurs use a lot of judgement  in the decision making process. But where does this judgement come from? It is definitely some form of process in decision-making, but not a very structured process. Although it looks like a fuzzy process, there is a lot of thought put in when it comes to making a judgement, it is definitely not something ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 50: Joining The Dots

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Contemplating on the past is a way for us to reflect on our experiences. Although there may be many good and bad emotions that are linked to it, we should learn to put them in perspective. Our past experiences are a way for us to learn, a history lesson, where we pick up the good points to strengthen ourselves and ...

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