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A Vibrant Early Stage VC Market

Venture Capital Startup businesses having a growth possibility requires a notable amount of investment. Such startups with a potential of long-term growth attracts rich investors, who would happily invest their capital in these businesses. The financing, which these investors provide to the small companies and startup businesses, which are anticipated to have possibility of long-term growth, is termed as venture capital (VC). Wealthy investors, financial institutions and investment banks… Read more →

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How to Value Your Start Up

As a fledgling business, the last thing on your mind may be valuing your business to see how much it is worth. But it is not an exercise that only needs to be carried out if you decide to sell your business. Valuing your business is needed for investment purposes too – you may consider taking on a partner or… Read more →

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The Principles of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, you may have heard about it? It is a term you might come across a lot online, in the media, and in daily life in general. But what is it exactly? And what can it do for you? Well…read on and you might just have your path to future success illuminated. Crowdfunding, in its most basic form is raising… Read more →

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Give us a Chance

The word in town is that the SME sector will take over the reins of business over the coming few years. This promising sector will be at the forefront of economic growth and will be the main catalyst for Saudi creations. The establishment of the SME agency is a major step in helping to stabilize and develop an ecosystem that… Read more →

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 101

Financial statements 101

Financial statements A financial statement (or money related report) is a formal record of the budgetary exercises and position & performance of a business, individual, or other element. Pertinent money related data is exhibited in an organized way and in a structure straightforward. Importance and usefulness of financial statements Financial statements are critical for some reasons; however here are three… Read more →

Perfect Pitch

The Perfect Pitch

  More than ever before, a good investment pitch is a requirement for any entrepreneur who needs to raise capital in order to launch a new idea, brand or product. With so many start-ups and savvy small to medium enterprises (SMEs) launching each and every year, competition for funding is fierce. What steps can you take to ensure that you secure the funding… Read more →

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Benefits of Having a Business Coach

  A coach is someone who trains and develops you, providing you with all the support that you require to grow. Similarly, a business coach can deliver a realistic assessment of your businesses strengths and weaknesses, identify areas of improvement, bring about changes and make your business expand and meet goals beyond your expectations. Being a business owner or a manager is no easy task… Read more →

THE SME CONUNDRUM

THE SME CONUNDRUM

  SME’s are the most important resources of innovation and at the same time origins of growth and job creation. SMEs account for between 80 percent and 95 percent of formal sector enterprises in MENAP and the CCA, they only contribute about 30 percent of GDP and 20–50 percent of private sector Employment where as in the Organization for Economic… Read more →

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VC 101

Venture Capital Venture capital is money provided to new, early-stage businesses that have a high potential for growth. The venture capitalist owns equity in the company it invests in as a reward for the risk they take by investing in a start-up.   Although the fact that venture capital firms usually take active management roles is a source of controversy, this… Read more →