Archive: December 2015

Bill Gross: The single biggest reason why startups succeed


Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people’s, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.

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How to Start a Business with No Money


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I have been running my own businesses now for over 13 years, and during that time I have been approached by countless people all asking me pretty much the same thing, and that is, “how do I become successful in business?”

If you ask 100 people that question, you are going to get 100 different answers. This is because most of the people you ask are going to talk to you about a specific business model, sales idea, or marketing tactic, etc…

In my opinion, the answer is simpler than that; however, I can’t actually take credit for the simplicity of my answer.

Back before I started my last company, I was given some business advice that, at the time, I thought was the dumbest thing I’d ever heard. It didn’t make sense to me, because I wasn’t yet in business.

Years later, I’ve come to realize that it was some of the smartest advice that I’ve ever received. I say this, because, after following the advice, I ended up building a company that I sold for .2 million back in 2008.

In the video post below, I share with you exactly what this advice as, as well as how I put it to use in my own business, and, it is my hope that, after watching this video, you will do two things; share the video with others, and take my advice to heart.

http://onlineincomelab.com

Company Directors – Good Board Meetings


Excerpt from the DVD “The Role & Responsibilities of the Company Director” presented by Roger Mason, an authority and respected author on the subject of Company Law. The full DVD covering APPOINTMENT & TERMINATION OF A DIRECTOR, HOW TO RUN SUCCESSFUL BOARD MEETINGS, GENERAL DUTIES AND WHAT TO DO IF A COMPANY HAS FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES is available at www.whoswho.co.uk.

Dutch East Indies 1602-1949 Part I


Part I: The Dutch East India Company

The Dutch East Indies (Dutch: Nederlands-Indië; Indonesian: Hindia-Belanda) was a Dutch colony that became modern Indonesia following World War II. It was formed from the nationalised colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Netherlands government in 1800.