Want to Start a Business? Read This First for a Reality Check!

Are you going to start a business and looking for some ideas and tips? Well, you are reading the right blog post, as I will tell you what you might not want to hear, but at the same time, I will give you some reasons why you want to start a business you love – with the right mindset. I’ve heard some cynical comments about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship; one comment says that entrepreneurs are, well, becoming one because they simply can’t get a real job.…

The Ultimate Visual Guide to Entrepreneurship

How come I missed it!? It’s too much, really! Man, I just discovered the update from Inbound.org. It’s about yet another cool Kickstarter project – this time in a topic I love so much: Entrepreneurship. You gotta check this project: Becoming an Entrepreneur – an upcoming visual guide by Funders and Founders. Why visual guide rocks You know what, I love infographics – for many reasons. I like (most of) their fancy design; I can learn faster about something; and so on.…

Don’t Plan Too Much!

Help! I have many startup plans but all failed even before I actually start one… Are you an entrepreneur who is keen to start a business (or businesses) but often failed even before you actually start one? You are not alone. Many of us are having the same problem as you do – and that’s including me. Hello – I am addicted to planning. Okay – it’s different from the AA meeting, but I often get absorbed in the planning stage, and eventually fail miserably when it comes to taking action.…

How to Turn Your Solopreneurial Dream into Reality

Fed up of corporate world? Getting fired? Want to turn your passion into a real business? For whatever reasons you may have, solopreneurship often comes up as an answer. However, here’s the cold, hard truth. It’s not for everyone. Some who have embarked in to the journey were giving up and went back into the corporate world. The blog post you are reading right now is my attempt to help you turn your dream into reality. Okay, let’s do it, shall we?…

5 Penguin Behaviours Small Business Owners should Learn from

I like penguins. That’s partly why I name this business blog Biz Penguin. It’s a catchy name and I expect it to stick on your mind as a brand. Plus with our orange-themed front-end design instead of the typical penguins’ black-and-white, I expect this blog to confuse you a bit and at the same time getting our branding messages across 🙂 Jokes aside, I choose this blog’s name after the penguins because I have much respect to them: These flightless birds’ behaviours are superior among other birds.…

Entrepreneurs: Don’t be Arrogant!

Making millions of dollars? Winning many awards? Doing things others can’t do? Yes, some of you would think that you have the right to brag about your achievements. However, be warned – someday, somehow, you will be caught off-guard; and when bad things happen while you are at the top (or at least you think you are at the top), it sucks big time. Arrogance will destroy you, eventually I was arrogant; I once the owner of two franchise units. I think I can play the franchising game.…

Business Ideas are Not Enough – Can You Turn Them into Reality?

When you are looking for business ideas and scouring the market for small business opportunities things can seem quite confusing. You have oodles of advice and basically very little direction about how to develop and build on those ideas. If you are looking for some tips on how to kickstart your startup then here’s where you’ll find them… There are literally thousands of ideas you can turn into a profitable small business. Now, the question you need to answer is this: Can YOU really turn one of the ideas into reality?…