Assorted business links – End of October 2019

No one runs America. That’s the terror and the beauty of American life in a nutshell – Read HERE

Update on doing business in Pakistan – Read HERE

The five factors to determine the course of Greek bonds – Read HERE

Who deserves the Nobel for China’s economic development? – Read HERE

Master of the Universe Documentary – Read HERE

Transitioning to circular business models conference – Read HERE

Bitcoin price surge – Read HERE

 

Reviewing your company’s business plan

I am currently developing a business plan to assist a US Production Company operating in the Film & Entertainment Industry raise funds from investors. One thing I learned the hard way while presenting my past startup companies to investors: Be prepared to receive 2X the amount of questions you originally set or had in mind for you as a founder, your A team and your company. Be ready to analyze every aspect of your business (current operations, projects, product development, current financial needs and expenses). The business plan is only the first impression before the investor agrees on a personal pitch date. Organize your company’s schedule (short-medium-long term) and your goals accordingly. Clearly define your mission, your vision, your competitors, your target market and audience. Mentioning how big and profitable is the Industry you are targeting as an opportunity is cliche and naive. Analyze how you will use the funds raised and ROI for investors. Be realistic based on rational financial data, do not overestimate your financial records or future revenues projections, sales forecasts and break even analysis.

For inspiration: https://venturebeat.com/2017/05/15/amazon-is-still-executing-bezoss-1997-plan/

-Stathis Kassios

Assorted links – September 2019

Nothing ages so quickly as yesterday’s vision of the future! – read HERE

The New Generational Divide: Screen Size – read HERE

Online Courses for Family Business Management (JIBS Sweden) – info HERE

Elon Musk: ‘A.I. will make jobs kind of pointless’ — so study this – read HERE

Starbucks, monetary superpower – read HERE

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Reminder: Our consulting office offers the creation of business plans for securing funding for your company from investors or other EU sources and programs. Contact us for more information.

Stathis Kassios

Εργαλειοθήκη Ανταγωνιστικότητας Μικρών και Πολύ Μικρών Επιχειρήσεων

Προκηρύχθηκε η δράση με τίτλο «Εργαλειοθήκη Ανταγωνιστικότητας Μικρών και Πολύ
Μικρών Επιχειρήσεων» αφορά στην ενίσχυση υφιστάμενων μικρών και πολύ μικρών
επιχειρήσεων – κατά προτεραιότητα – των εννέα (9) τομέων προτεραιότητας του ΕΠΑνΕΚ, προκειμένου να αναβαθμίσουν και να βελτιώσουν την ανταγωνιστική τους θέση στην εσωτερική και εξωτερική αγορά, επενδύοντας στον εκσυγχρονισμό τους για την ενίσχυση της ανταγωνιστικότητάς τους.

Ο επιχορηγούμενος προϋπολογισμός του κάθε επενδυτικού σχεδίου μπορεί να είναι
από 20.000,00€ έως 200.000,00€. Το ποσοστό επιδότησης κυμαίνεται κατ’ ελάχιστον σε ποσοστό 50% και έως 65% για τις επιχειρήσεις που έχουν εξαγωγική δραστηριότητα άνω του 25% του κύκλου εργασιών τους.

Η Δράση θα αποτελέσει ένα εργαλείο χρηματοδότησης του εκσυγχρονισμού μικρών και πολύ μικρών επιχειρήσεων.

Ημερομηνία έναρξης ηλεκτρονικής υποβολής των επενδυτικών σχεδίων στο Πληροφοριακό Σύστημα Διαχείρισης Κρατικών Ενισχύσεων ορίζεται η 20.02.2019.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση:  skassios(at)gmail.com

Assorted Links – May 2019

5 apps before your next trip

A Startup Nation: Why Israel Has Become The New Silicon Valley

The Man Who Saw the Future

The New Green Jobs Coming

Facebook Is ‘Too Big.’ Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Tells Us Why | NYT Opinion

Cashing out in Uber’s IPO: China, Russia and the Middle East

Budweiser Brewer Plans $7 Billion Hong Kong IPO

Sweden Is Capitalist

 

New Clients & Projects in 2019!

Starting off 2019 very dynamically with new global projects assigned to our office:

  • Strategic Consultation, Product Development Management and Quality Assurance for a new mobile dating application (undisclosed version) to be launched in USA
  • Digital Marketing Plan for one of the most established and oldest running associations & NPOs for children protection in Greece
  • Brand Monitoring, Insights and Analysis for European politicians based on big data gathered from thousands of internet mentions
  • Server Hosting Services for companies in Cyprus

Interested in a new project for your business? Use our website’s Contact form

New service launched: Brand Monitoring, Online Listening, Insights & Analysis

Happy New Year everyone! We are proud to launch a new service for companies: Brand Monitoring, Online Listening for data driven decisions, get insights for your brand (professional name, product, etc.) and analysis from thousands of web sources for your audience or customers.

With our advanced software you can have a concentrated view and analysis of your online image from thousands of different sources (social networks, forums, portals, blogs, web pages, etc.) for your audience. We gather all references and comments about your name or brand from online discussions and analyze the data (with natural language processing technologies).

We have the ability to accurately portray the sentiments of audiences online for you. In addition, we can define the gender of your audience through advanced techniques, which help you in the right direction when conducting  marketing activities and campaigns. Finally, we analyze the extent and number of your mentions, publications, posts, influencers and who affects your brand’s image.

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Assorted links – October 2018

Some of the articles I have been reading lately. Have any comments? Share below! Let’s discuss current and future trends.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Consulting, Funding, GDPR Services in Greece & Cyprus

Blockchain Explained

Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

Moovit app available in 23 Greek cities & islands and in Nicosia, Cyprus. Download free

Assorted links – September 2018

Elon Musk agrees to resign as Tesla chairman in settlement with SEC

Folli Follie Says Probe Found Asia Sales Overstated by 90%

The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order

Google Play Just Changed EVERYTHING

Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy music

10 δωρεάν εφαρμογές που κάθε φοιτητής πρέπει να έχει στο κινητό του

A decade after the global financial crisis: What has (and hasn’t) changed?

Alibaba Puts the Brakes on U.S. Cloud Expansion

Best free Android apps of 2018: 100 you must download

Greece was never bailed out – it remains locked in an EU debtor’s prison

THE RISE OF THE COMPUTER-GENERATED CELEBRITY

IMF Damns Greece’s Post-Bailout Growth Plan With Faint Praise

Americans Own Less Stuff, and That’s Reason to Be Nervous