Fintech and Financial Inclusion in Asia

Due to innovations in financial technology and changes in the enabling environment, the number of financially excluded adults across Asia and the Pacific has dropped to about 1 billion. Increased access to...

Things To Know Before Joining A Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) Company

I have long intended to write about MLMs from an insider's point of view but I've always been put it off until recently, when I can clearly see a "market bubble"...

Asia is Rethinking It’s Work Culture

According to Andrew Chung there are several reasons for Asian businesses to adopt a flexible work strategy. First of all, the 2016 Greater China Employee Intentions report by Michael Page suggests that half of respondents are...

20 Challenges that Family Businesses Face

Every business organization has a unique set of challenges and problems.  The family business is no different.  Many of these problems exist in corporate business environments, but can be exaggerated in...

Why is Word of Mouth So Trusted in Asia?

Research indicates that people across Asia trust ‘earned’ forms of marketing and communications more than in other parts of the world, notably personal recommendations, online reviews and mainstream media articles. Why? Culture. Asian societies continue to...

Godzilla – An Icon of World Peace?

World War II can be considered one of the most influential moments in Japan’s history. Ever since Japan surrendered and a new constitution was written, with Article 9 saying that the...

The Importance of Social Media for Startups

The cornerstone of every successful startup and the launch of the company is actually a great and carefully thought out social media strategy. We can’t escape the fact that social media...

Pros & Cons of Competing in International Markets

As Kia’s experience illustrates, fueled by globalization, international business has become a huge segment of the world’s overall economic activity. Amazingly, current projections suggest that, within a few years, the total...

10 Indian Startup Success Stories That Will Inspire You

They had an idea in mind. They left their cushy jobs. They worked hard. They created history. India is witnessing a brand new generation of startups, making their presence felt not just...

4 Reasons You Should Believe the FinTech Hype in Asia

Over the past year, the fintech industry has transformed from a hypothetical hotspot to an actual one. Fintech’s obituary has been written many times, but it’s thriving. In 2012, the sector was...

Does Your Business Partner Have These Important Qualities?

As co-founder of three companies, many young entrepreneurs have asked me how I select the individuals I go into business with. The following criteria are common traits amongst my current business partners, and...

Data: How Your Business Should Use It

“More data don’t guarantee better decisions. … The right data, however, do,” said Dr. Michael Hasler, program director for the business analytics Master's program at the McCombs School of Business. The idea...

Don’t Let These Myths Hold You Back From Starting Your Own Company

Do you want to start your own company but are hesitant to do so? Risk is an inherent part of life, and there will always be excuses. In the preliminary stages of each...

The Regrets I Have With The Career Choices I Made

I've only held three full-time software development jobs since graduating from college, including my current one. The second one was supposed to be my big breakthrough, my time to shine and...

15 Interesting Things about North Korea

North Korea is one of the most illusive and isolated places on Earth and here are 15 things you probably didn't know: ...

The Problem with Startup Pivoting

Today it’s impossible to know if your startup idea will be a winner without repeated experimentation. To succeed, startups need to make and test predictions about what will and won’t work...

How To Not Worry About What Other’s Think

Over the course of teaching for more than 15 years, I have experienced many embarrassing moments. One occurred last year, when I mistakenly failed to switch off my lapel mic during...

These are the 3D Printing Companies You Should Watch

The number of 3D printing startups continues to grow. Here are the most promising 3D printing companies you should watch, with notes on their current status. In the technology sector, you can...

In India, You Really Can Achieve Anything

There are great inspiring stories of entrepreneurship, but this one will make you sit up and read it again. How often do you find a senior executive leave his job at...

Smarter Lives with Today’s Gadgets

In today’s world, gadgets are a part of our daily lives and since more functionality is being incorporated, our lives might be fully dependent on gadgets in the near future. Developers...

U.S. and China Startup Scenes: The Differences

You’d think the start-up scene would be pretty much the same in every country. After all, every entrepreneur has the same end goal — to change the world around them. However,...

How to Realistically Become a Millionaire

Many people aspire to become a millionaire, but not so many people are pushing themselves hard enough to reach that particular goal. In a world where being a billionaire is now...

11 Interesting Lessons I Learnt from Starting a Business in Malaysia

Dutch start-up Saleduck recently opened an office in Malaysia and launched their online deal platform in Malaysia and Singapore. Commercial Manager, Rosanne Hortensius shares with The Asian Entrepreneur what she learnt...

5 Common Financial Projection Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

For many entrepreneurs who are passionate about what they do or plan to do, many attempt to skip over the part that causes headaches and that is “financial projections”.  What everyone,...

Strategy for Bitcoin Entrepreneurship

Bitcoin entrepreneurs have yet to appreciate fully collaborative nature of the Bitcoin economy and its implications for entrepreneurial strategy. Every successful entrepreneurial act improves the Bitcoin economy and attracts more people...

9 Important Tips For Restaurant Entrepreneurs

Starting and maintaining a restaurant business is no easy task. There are many factors that come into play. The success rate of restaurants is much lower when compared to other industries. The...

Why I Won’t Do Another Startup

Earlier this year, I closed my startup. So now I get to reflect on what I’d have done differently. Hindsight is unfair and inaccurate, but I still enjoy its lessons. This...

Hiring a Co-Founder

For many solo entrepreneurs finding a co-founder is at the top of their list of priorities. We hope to see the entrepreneurs that we back find a co-founder within the first...

How Psychological Bias May Affect Your Startup

The Startup Genome Report Extra on Premature Scaling is a project coauthored by Berkeley & Stanford faculty members with Steve Blank and 10 startup accelerators as contributors. They analyzed 3,200 high growth web/mobile startups...

China’s Startup Scene: Some Important Lessons Learned

Without a doubt, the startup scene in China is extremely active. It’s borderline crazy about startups, VCs and related topics. Personally, I’ve been to some 50+ startup events and worked with literally...

Startup Advice for Asian Entrepreneurs

Money Can Actually Hurt Employee Motivation

As surprising as this sounds, latest studies conducted by researchers show that money can be one of the worst work productivity motivator.

Business Success through Networking & Relationships

Networking is often considered the lifeblood for small businesses, but many shy away from potential leads and new business because they hate to network....

31 Ways To Be Creative

If creativity is not your drill, here are 31 ways to find your inner creativity.

How To Run A Successful Family Business

We look at how to run a successful family business by focusing on four aspects of family business: What a family business is Project management tools and techniques Family...

Definitive 10 Week Guide To Entrepreneurial Success

I started life rather late. Or so I say, gauging on my personal standards. I wanted to be uber rich by the time I was...