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Not to be like Ron Wayne

Not to be like Ron Wayne

History remembers only the winners - fools end up on its archives. The best example of this is Ron Wayne. He was the now forgotten partner of two famous Steves - Jobs and Wozniak. The difference between them was small, yet crucial: Jobs and Wozniak believed that their Startup would achieve greatness and because of that they had a great impact on the fate of IT. Wayne didn’t have enough faith.

The Founders of Apple

Ronald Wayne was the owner of 10% of shares in Apple. However, in 1976 (almost at Apple’s peak moment) he doubted his company, so being ...


How to find a great web development agency for startups?

How to find a great web development agency for startups?

If you’re a non-technical founder starting a new tech business finding the right tech partner may seem horrifying. With hundreds of companies out there it’s difficult to filter out those  reputable and trustworthy ones and the research plus selection process may take ages if conducted improperly. What’s the best company size? Should you go for a local or offshore agency? How to check if a dev shop is good for startups? 

Here are few tips on what to pay attention to when browsing web consultancies’ websites:

1. Specialisation

The majority of software companies work on all types ...


5 quick and cost-effective ways of building your application prototype

5 quick and cost-effective ways of building your application prototype

More and more people start their adventure with entrepreneurship recently and although they are all connected by common aspirations each founder-to-be has a different set of circumstances and constraints that affects his decision making. Because of that there is no universal solution to building a prototype successfully, everyone needs to make an individual decision based on what is possible in a given situation. By far the most common restrictions that entrepreneurs mention to me are: time and budget. That’s why I put together a summary of the most efficient approaches to prototyping, depending on how much time and money ...


The perfect office space for your startup

The perfect office space for your startup

Do you know what Amazon, Apple, Google, and Disney have in common? They all started in garages. But in every company’s life comes a moment to move out of home. Which kind of office space should you use for your startup?

Starting from home-based business

A home office is a perfect solution for early-stage startups because occupancy costs are effectively zero. Many well-known companies started like that, for example DELL, which was at first ran from Michael Dell’s dorm room. However, home provides many distractions - physically leaving it to go to an office may help you to be ...


Funding

Funding

If you already have an idea for your business and you are determined to start, It's high time you take the first step to make your dream a reality - create a business plan and look for an adequate source of financing.

Estimate well, how much money do you need to start.

The most important thing is to estimate how much money you will need to kick off your project. Contrary to popular belief you don't need much to start. However, you have to plan well your budget, where and when your money is going to go, and how ...


Should you start?

Should you start?

Many times we hear people talking about these brilliant ideas for business they have. Then, we meet them again after five years and guess what? They still have brilliant ideas, they wish they could realize. If you feel like one of those dreamers it's high time to stop talking and start doing.

Be clear on your motivation

Before quitting your job and starting a new, better, entrepreneurial life in a wooden shed in your parent's backyard, ask yourself WHY do you want to start. Going into business for the wrong reasons is one of the most commonly committed ...


Remote working guide. Part two: B2B

Remote working guide. Part two: B2B

In our last post you could read about remote work from a point of view of an employee. How about business to business relations in an aspect of remote work? What’s the thing with hiring a dev company from a foreign country? How a dev company can prove it’s credibility to attract clients from abroad?

Before signing a contract

Since you and your potential dev team live too far away to meet and get to know each other, it’s vital that before signing a contract you have proves that the team is worth your time and money ...


How to evaluate a startup idea?

How to evaluate a startup idea?

Entrepreneurs all over the world come up with hundreds of ideas every day. But is every idea worth a kick off? Each of them is worth a deeper thought - that’s for sure, although not all of them are worth development. How to evaluate a startup idea? How to build basis for starting business? We’ve met quite a few startups’ founders and by the way they measured their chances of success we would like to share with you some tips.

1. Idea

Startup ideas we’ve worked with were usually a result of their designers’ or their communities’ need ...


How to compete in a startup jungle?

How to compete in a startup jungle?

No. of new company registrations in 2013.

Founding a startup became the new ‘I’m in a band’ thing. Considering the fact there were over 500,0001 new companies registered in 2013 in UK alone, ‘startup movement’ is a phenomenon that is hard to miss.

One can wonder if it’s still possible to be successful with such a fierce competition, is it worth giving it a go? The answer is: yes. The huge number of new company formations shouldn’t scare you as - like in school - there is always going to be a difference in achievements among students ...


Here’s to the constraints - StartupWorks story.

Here’s to the constraints! Limited budgets, passing time, scarcity of resources. Here's to the disparities, financial crises and growing competition. To all the things that require us to be more efficient, more innovative and more creative. They challenge us, they make us think, they motivate us. You can laugh at them, shout at them or try to cheat them but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. And while some may see them as impediments we see empowerment. Because once you learn how to embrace them, you’ve got the future in your hands.1 ...