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Art0017 – Being committed 24/7

Successful business people eat, breathe, sleep, and wake to what they do as a business. Worries about the execution of the business, about the cash flow, about the customers, about paying your employees’ salaries, and about not breaking rules and regulations, all continue to run through the minds of entrepreneurs like clockwork, in a non-stop cycle. You cannot suddenly switch ...

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UL0016 – Why the Environment Around You is So Important?

Life as an entrepreneur can at times be very stressful and frustrating. There are many times you feel like giving up and just throwing in the towel, because of a problem you cannot solve. This gets worse when you are alone. The wrong thoughts come into your mind, swaying you to give up on all your work and to take ...

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Art0016 – Commitment is Hard Work

You cannot be half-hearted about your involvement, you have to face the slaughterhouse and give yourself to the cause you are after. Mr Inderjit Singh – The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship. The best thing to do is to get this clear from the start; if you are intending to become an entrepreneur and to work on your ideas with ...

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Sci0016 – The Three Rules of Thumb for Fund Raising

If you ask any entrepreneur, he will tell you what a challenging task it is to raise funds for a start-up. As it is not everyone’s cup of tea, it is also one area where many entrepreneurs fail. In fact, it is probably one of the first tests of whether the entrepreneur can successfully transform an idea into a business. ...

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UL0015 – The Old for the Dot Com Business

This excerpt has been taken from “The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship” written by Mr Inderjit Singh. (Chapter 14: Lessons Learnt During the Dot Com Days, Page 225) This story shows how being a young entrepreneur was considered important in the dot com days. Together with a group of fresh graduates, we started a dot com company. They were all ...

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Sci0015 – What You Need to Know When Negotiating with Investors

Once the negotiations of the term sheet have been concluded and the key commercial terms of the investment have been agreed upon, the next important step is to put it all down on paper in the form of a formal, legal and enforceable agreement, which all parties need to sign. This is called an investment agreement, a shareholder agreement, or ...

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Art0015 – Transforming Ideas into Business

I believe that while ideas are difficult to come by, it is our ability to transform an idea into a business that is the most crucial thing in deciding whether a person can be called a successful entrepreneur. Mr Inderjit Singh – The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship. Transforming an idea into a business requires tremendous amount of effort, detailed ...

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UL0014 – Think Big, Start Small

It is the entrepreneur’s vision for their idea, that gets them jumping out of bed every morning. It is the driving force that pushes them to achieve more than norm. Entrepreneurs have big dreams, they look at making something that will change the world; helping to improve people’s lives. They know they have the capability to make that change and ...

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Sci0014 – Playing the Investor Game

If your project is really very unique, many investors will be knocking on your door. It is very important not to react too quickly to initial requests by potential investors to sign the term sheet. Any signs of excitement and eagerness to sign them on will lead to the investors having the upper hand, leaving the entrepreneur with less options, ...

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