Small Business Tips: From sourcing capital to monitoring performance, 10 tips to run a small business

Small Business Tips: From sourcing capital to monitoring performance, 10 tips to run a small business

Should I mortgage my house to fund my business? This is the question a relative asked and a long discussion ensued. This young boy had studied commerce and had also completed a course for small business strategy at a management school. But applying theories to practice and transitioning from concept to application are always challenges. … Read more

Why raising capital remains one of the biggest challenges for women-led MSMEs

Why raising capital remains one of the biggest challenges for women-led MSMEs

A recent survey by one of the ecosystem-lending platforms for MSMEs, Indifi Technologieshas revealed that the biggest challenge women entrepreneurs face is in securing capital to run a business, followed by managing business operations, and securing a credit period from vendors/suppliers. It found that starting and scaling up the business is difficult for women SMEs, … Read more

This 26-year-old turned her side hustle into a $170,000-per-year business: ‘Here’s my best advice’

This 26-year-old turned her side hustle into a 0,000-per-year business: ‘Here’s my best advice’

In 2020, at age 24, I quit my job as an engineer to focus on my travel blogging side hustle. That turned out to be the best career decision I’ve ever made. My blog, Packs Light, brought in over $170,000 in gross income last year, thanks to sponsored social media posts, blog articles and B2B … Read more