Startup Idea and Planning
Actionable guidance for things you should consider before you launch. Is a startup lifestyle the right one for you? Is your idea novel? Can it become a viable business? Should you seek external money?
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur
What are the traits of a successful entrepreneur? The answer may surprise you. Learn if the lifestyle of an entrepreneur is suitable for you.
How to come up with startup ideas
What actions and activities will increase the likelihood of your discovering an innovative idea that can be the basis for your startup?
Planning your startup while working
A set of guidelines for the things that you should and should not do when you are planning your own startup while still employed by another company.
Improving your chances of startup success
Simply having a good idea is not sufficient. Learn about the other key ingredients for building a successful startup.
Understanding different types of startups
Startups can be classified into five distinct types; they differ in their core characteristics, lifestyle implications and growth trajectories. Understand to select the type that is right for you.
How to validate your startup idea
Most startups fail because they do not appropriately vet and validate their idea. Learn how to avoid this mistake.
Should you pursue external funding?
Securing external funding is not always the holy grail that it is made out to be. Such funding comes in many forms and seeking it may not be the right strategy for every startup. What type of external funding may be suitable for your startup’s business model?
For general topics on how to plan and grow your startup, see our Startup Mentor section. For specific details of how to launch and manage your startup in Singapore, see our Launch in Singapore section.