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...

TiEcon 2016 is coming – are you missing out?

TiEcon 2016 is coming in less than 2 weeks. Ranked alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum among the top 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship by Worth magazine, TiEcon...

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...

Do Startup Employees Earn A Lot?

Since the average startup founder who makes it to Series A earns more than a large company employee, many believe that early-stage startup employees also earn more (albeit less than founders). Some...

This The Reason Why You Will Never Quit Your Job

72% of us dream about living life on our own terms, escaping the day job, breaking down the cubicle walls and adventuring into business for ourselves. Since you’re reading this blog,...

The Real Purpose of Startups

We are in an era of planned obsolescence. Factories work feverishly to produce the latest hardware, with a human cost that we’ve inadvertently built in. And if you aren’t involved in a startup...

Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year – Thailand

It came as no surprise to family, friends and colleagues when Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul rose to become one of Thailand’s most influential women in the industrial and logistics sector. Traditionally considered...

Is Seoul the next Great City?

Imagine this scenario: You wake up in a bustling city and have breakfast with the guest you rented your spare room to. You then ride in a shared car to your...

How I.P. Fits Into Netflix’s Business Model

As part of its overall strategy, Netflix actively employs  intellectual properties in its attempt to innovate and secure its long term competitive advantage. Reflecting the nature of its business model which...

Startup Advice for Asian Entrepreneurs

Incorporating A Company In Malaysia

Below is a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Malaysia....

You want Success? Know Your Real Odds

If you want to make a difference in your career, you need to think not just about which jobs have the most impact, but...

Key Components Of Startup Success

There’s been a lot of chatter in the press about the unbridled energy of a 20-something teaming up with the adult supervision of an...

20 Tips For Business In India

Stephen Manallack compiled the secrets of Indian business success and cross-cultural issues while preparing his new book for the Indian market, Soft Skills for...

Raising Money For Your Startup

The definitive guide of how to raise capital for your startup is presented by The Asian Entrepreneur.