With more and more entrepreneurs in Europe and worldwide, it’s becoming more important to create networks of people who are trying to find the best process for a new business. How do you get funding for the early stages? When is the best time to hire your first employee? How do you create a monetisation model?
Tech Start Up day in Brussels is instrumental in giving advice and networks to start-ups. At Cronycle, we want to share some best practice articles and ideas so that you can keep informed of current and future trends in entrepreneurship.
Here’s a list of what the speakers and workshop leads are tweeting about, before, after and during the event.
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- Funding – bootstrapping, investment
- Talent – finding the right early stage employees
- Marketing – finding and selling to your first customers, and taking your business global
Funding for start-ups
For many start-ups, it’s a huge financial risk for the founders to leave their job and start a new business. As a result, understanding the best ways to fund your business is critical. Is it wise to try and bootstrap your business compared with going to the effort of finding investors? What are the best ways to impress venture capitalists and quickly grow your business?
With all these things, the nature of your business will depend on the course you take. There are different rules for new agencies and consultancies in comparison to SaaS and e-commerce platforms.
Here’s a selection of articles that mention Startup funding and investment:
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Talent – Finding the best employees in the early stages
For the first hires, it is a similar risk for the founders. Although they are guaranteeing themselves a salary and maybe some equity, there is every chance the business could go bust in the next 3 months, and the work involved can be chaotic and unprocessed.
Added to this, finding the right employees can make or break a business in it’s early stages. You want someone with the right amount of experience and the right amount of hunger to push the business forward.
Finding talent isn’t necessarily just about finding the right people. It also takes a fair amount of strategy to know which employees will deliver the most value. Do you need an iOS developer or a marketing expert? Which will help to grow the business more? Where are the founders lacking expertise and you need a helping hand. Is it wise to go for an employee at all and instead look for freelancers?
Again, to help you navigate through this minefield we have curated a selection of articles about Startups and recruitment.
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Marketing – finding your first customers
With the rise of inbound marketing and content, the old ways of finding your first customers by networking and cold calls has been completely disrupted. What is required is a brand new set of skills to market yourselves. Do you need a growth hacker to help you grow a user base quickly through the first few months? How much investment are you going to put into your content marketing? And is there still room for traditional sales expertise and business development?
Find out more via these curated articles
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