Practicals of Lean Startup 1

Starting up or running a business is a costly affair. I have heard several speakers admonishing entrepreneurs to practice so-called “lean startup”. If you are like me, you would be wondering: “what is a lean startup”. I am hoping to help others find a practical and real-world application of working “lean”. Lean is a fancy […]

The value of brand mascots

Brands and their products are recognisable by their identity; mostly their visual mark, and in particular their logo. We all have come to recognise Michelin tyres’ Michelin man, 7UP’s Fido Dido, Ronald MacDonald, Twitter’s bird, Google’s Android. The key to marketing brands is the ability to give life to those marks. These brand visuals could […]

A case for bespoke business interactive kiosks

Introduction We want to access information from anywhere and everywhere and no longer have the patience to wait. From this point of view, interactive kiosks can lay claim to being the most creative and useful installations to the urban landscape, eliminating the need for personnel and extended paperwork and speeding up routine activities. Interactive kiosks […]

How to deal with Non-Disclosure Agreements

If you work on your own or for a company, you have definitely been asked to sign an NDA and/or an NCA. So what is an NDA and NCA? An NDA is an abbreviation for a Non-Disclosure Agreement and an NCA is a Non-Compete Agreement. NCA’s are not commonplace but NDAs are becoming the current […]

Sign PDF documents with your signature for free

Once in a while, you receive a document in PDF that requires you to append your “real signature”. The best approach is to purchase the Adobe Professional document suite with all the tools to accomplish this task. The common concern though is how often will you repeat this? If you work in the documentation sector, […]

Dealing with business hogs

Since i begun my professional working career, i encounter, on a regular basis a group of people who want you to contribute your expertise and working time to their business in return for nothing. There is a vast difference between people who understand your worth and will go to every length possible to compensate you […]

To Inc. or not to Inc., that is the question

Choosing how your business is represented not only affects how your would-be clientele perceive of you, but also affects how you operate. Amongst the varied types of business registration, there are two major types – Sole Proprietorship(doing-business-as or dba) and Limited Liability(inc.). Two most important considerations have to be taken into account before registering your […]

Start Up Professional

Setting up a small business is on the minds of many people but a majority of people never venture forward. What’s holding people back or dragging others down is the beginner’s Achilles heels. Almost always, entrepreneurs begin with a viable idea, enthusiasm and a clear product or service. A common Achilles heel for the would […]