Start-up businesses used to have very different funding requirements. They used to have to buy in a lot of expensive services.
Today a company can launch, be effective and look very professional with a lot less money. The reason for this is the enormous range of SaaS (software as a service)/cloud services that are available to deliver everything from creative people to accountancy services.
Isn’t it wonderful what is free or nearly free? From the list of services I am using my favourites: Duedill, Eventbrite, Evernote, KashFlow and Mailchimp.
So your new business is off and running, with less finance required to get going than before. Maybe just money from “Friends, Family and Fools”. The next step in funding is changing as well; the serious arrival of crowdfunding is the thing to keep your eyes on.
I really think it would take more than 3 months for the price of 2 from the Nursing Times for me to be the nurse I can be.
How on earth I got myself on this EMAP mailing list I’ve got no idea! Perhaps it’s a hidden message to me!
Receiving this marketing email from the Nursing Times reminded of a conversation yesterday; we were talking in the office about the almost intense bombardment of emails received from some organisations. The odd thing was that none of us were concerned about this if the sending organisation was one we had a relationship with and delivered (mostly) interesting stuff.
I was surfing around YouTube researching some material for a presentation next week and, as often happens, I got diverted and discovered this great video, it is by Philip Zimbardo and is titled “The Secret Power of Time.”
I thought it was worth sharing as it it a) is a wonderful example of an engaging presentation style (nothing like PowerPoint 2010!) and b) it delivers some interesting information.
The mobile world descended on Barcelona this week where tens of thousands of delegates discussed how mobile is disrupting multiple industry sectors. However, there is still one glaring barrier to total world domination – the industry’s failure to crack big ticket purchases on mobile.