The Pros and Cons of Collaborating with other Entrepreneurs

The question whether it is better to go  it alone or to collaborate with others when setting up a business is both real and important for potential entrepreneurs. Being an… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Collaborating with other Entrepreneurs

World Menopause Day and the Awareness We Need to Create

A conversation with Kate Usher – Menopause Coach and Change Strategist The 18th of October is World Menopause Day, founded to raise social consciousness about menopause and provide support to… Continue reading World Menopause Day and the Awareness We Need to Create

Tips For Managing A Distributed Team

Working as a remote or distributed team is now even more popular than ever before.   Distributed teams work in many ways fundamentally differently than do teams who are physically… Continue reading Tips For Managing A Distributed Team

Building Trust With Investors: Honesty, Still The Best Policy

An open and honest discussion with your investors about what is happening with your startup is a good start to a trusting and lasting relationship. While most people worry that… Continue reading Building Trust With Investors: Honesty, Still The Best Policy

Alex Zelinsky: Advice And Lessons To Startup Owners

For Alexander Zelinsky, Chairman of the Board at Angel Ventures BV, it all started when he wanted to buy property in East Europe. He soon realised how time consuming the… Continue reading Alex Zelinsky: Advice And Lessons To Startup Owners

Common Pitfalls of Shareholder Disputes and How to Avoid Them

Shareholders are important for the success of a business. Not only do they often bring valid advice to the table, they also bring money that funds the growth of your… Continue reading Common Pitfalls of Shareholder Disputes and How to Avoid Them

How to Successfully Run Your Business

Kofi Oppong, a successful entrepreneur and founder of Urban MBA, shared some industry secrets with us here at Velvet Community on how to work towards a successful business. The road… Continue reading How to Successfully Run Your Business

Why Ethical Investing Has Become Mainstream

Investing money into a startup can be  a tedious task, and a lot of research should be done before any money is sunk into a business. There has been an… Continue reading Why Ethical Investing Has Become Mainstream

The Hidden Power Behind Communities and How They Can Help Your Startup

As humans, our socialisation process – the way in which we are introduced to both social and cultural environments around us – happens in community spaces, varying from schools to… Continue reading The Hidden Power Behind Communities and How They Can Help Your Startup

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health as a Startup Owner

Disclaimer: the blog below is not meant to serve as a diagnosis, but merely a guideline on mental health awareness.   Saying you are a startup owner gives others the… Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Mental Health as a Startup Owner