Five Top Tips for Startups in 2019

Five Top Tips for Startups in 2019

It’s a well-known statistic that the vast majority of startup businesses fail within their first year of operations. When setting up your own startup, you’re of course going to want to put measures in place to ensure that yours is one of the businesses that not only survive the year but thrives in 2019, growing reliably to a point at which your startup is an established business. This article explores those fundamental steps you’ll need to take to make your startup business a winner from the get-go.

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How to Deal with Tricky Individuals in Business

How to Deal with Tricky Individuals in Business

The business world is full of tricky individuals. From customers to clients, to contractors, to staff
members, and as a company owner, you will face a fair number of people who are unwilling to
cooperate with you every single day.
In order to deal with this kind of person in a fruitful, professional manner, first and foremost, you
need to keep a cool head. No matter how angry the individual may make you feel, as a business
owner, you will do more harm than good to your reputation if you decide to act out on your
emotions.
Once you are able to keep a lid on your feelings, depending on what type of tricky individual you
come across, you need to put the following pieces of advice into practice.

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Online Business Ideas That Work In 2019

Online Business Ideas That Work In 2019

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Studies show there are nearly 200,000 online businesses in the United States. For most people, starting an online business is mostly about reducing the amount of overhead associated with a new venture. Trying to rent a brick and mortar building can be extremely expensive, which is why an online business is the way to go.

Are you tired of working for someone else and never feeling like you are getting ahead? Instead of letting someone else control your financial destiny, now is the time for you to take control. While starting a new business may be a bit intimidating, it is definitely worth the work you put in.

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Launching Your Startup: A Guide

Launching Your Startup: A Guide

A business’ launch is a celebration of finally having everything set up and in order, but done right it can be so much more than that. You can use your launch event to bring in a lot of publicity, networking, and attention to your company before you even have a chance to open your doors the next day. A good party with the right people can be invaluable for your success. These launch parties are useful whether you are a startup, or launching a new product line, but regardless of what you are celebrating you will want to follow this guide to get it right.

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How To Attract Investors To Your Argentinian Start-Up

How To Attract Investors To Your Argentinian Start-Up

With four out of six of Latin America’s $1bn+ firms having been founded here, Argentina – and Buenos Aires in particular – is clearly a key destination for new business growth. And with conferences, investment hubs in the capital and more all available, getting people and institutional investors to back your Argentinian start-up need not be too much of a challenge.

Focus on Buenos Aires

There’s no doubt about it: Buenos Aires is a key center for start-up investment here in Argentina. For that reason, it’s worth siting offices and other key nodes in your business’ network in or near the Microcentro central business district when you first make the decision to set up shop. It will also help to bolster your credentials in other ways, too. The University of Buenos Aires is ranked 73rd in the world by the QS ranking system, so investment firms are likely to look favorably on your potential to find the right staff if you choose to be based here.

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Rise Of Agile Teams

Rise Of Agile Teams

Software developers know that the ability to consistently produce and adapt to the changing market is a much-vaunted skill, hence the stock many teams put in the Agile Team concept. Though many know about the Agile Manifesto, one of the most vaunted tome regarding the mindset, its rise to prominence extends beyond this document. Like most every solution, it was developed to counter a challenge. In this case, that challenge was the limitation of the traditional sequential phases of software projects.

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How to Tackle Common Workplace Issues

How to Tackle Common Workplace Issues

Most of an adult’s waking hours are spent at work, which means that when workplace issues occur, they can have a significant and negative influence on your sense of wellbeing and of happiness. With bills to pay and a family to support, it can be easy to feel trapped in a cycle of workplace misery. However, there are things that you can do to alleviate the stress of the workplace, and it is in your best interest to be proactive and seek a solution.

1.    Low job satisfaction

You will be familiar with Mark Twain’s quote ‘find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life’; however, for many people, the word enjoyment rarely is associated with work, especially if you have been doing the same role for some time. Job satisfaction is motivating and rewarding, and if you are feeling neither you have a couple of options: find a new job or speak to your manager.

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Buenos Aires Entrepreneurs Leveraging Public Policy to Boost Startup Ecosystem

Author: Matt Wright

Publication: Nearshore Americas

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Buenos Aires Entrepreneurs Leveraging Public Policy to Boost Startup Ecosystem

When you arrive in Buenos Aires, there is an immediate sense of prestige; European culture is everywhere.

You are reminded of this as you receive a customary kiss on the cheek during business greetings, pass Italian architecture, and hear echoes of distinct Argentine Spanish. The city is riddled with Euro-culture that will leave you disoriented.

This has attracted digital nomads and tech behemoths from all around the world, which in turn have taken part in creating one of the most potent cities for technology startups in Latin America. With all of this rich history and developed culture, you wouldn’t think twice about its economy.

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The transformation of Parque Patricios and Buenos Aires City

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In Buenos Aires, a city commits to a long-neglected neighborhood

Leadership changes in Argentina and its capital city of Buenos Aires in December 2015 marked the beginning of a significant political moment for urban governance and innovation. With the former mayor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, now Argentina’s president and his former chief of staff, Horacio Rodriguéz Larreta, now the current mayor, for the first time in modern history the leadership of the country and its capital are aligned and focused on maximizing the potential of this metro region of more than 12 million people.

When we recently visited Buenos Aires, we found local leaders committed to economic transformation, governance reform, and global integration. It was especially evident in efforts, begun under the Macri mayoralty, to address spatial inequality through investments in the historically underserved southern half of the city.


The Parque Patricios Ecobici station, near the Subte metro.

The southwestern neighborhood of Parque Patricios Distrito Tecnológico, is the posterchild for these efforts. Historically challenged by a lack of transit connections, commercial activity, and security, the area was designated a “creative district” in 2008 and has recently benefited from key public investment efforts like commercial tax relief through 2034, a city Subte subway station, the Ecobici bike share system, and a host of publicly supported programs for entrepreneurs and residents.  Two hundred forty businesses—a mix of software companies and major global consultancies like Tata, Accenture, and Deloitte—now call the neighborhood home.  The district also houses a campus of Instituto Tecnológico Buenos Aires (ITBA), the prestigious engineering university, and other university extensions are in the works.

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4 Steps for Launching Corporate Social Responsibility at Your Business

Author: Michael Glauser

Publication: Entrepreneur

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Launching CSR at Your Business

The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book Main Street Entrepreneur. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a hot topic in the business world. Companies of all sizes are being encouraged (and sometimes forced) to become more responsible in their communities. Being a responsible “corporate citizen” includes two important components: 1) things an organization does to society and 2) things an organization does for society.

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