The best tips for running your business and insightful news from the world of entrepreneurship.
Fintech Trends, Small Business Tips | 22/01/16 09:36
The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, will form 50% of the global workforce by 2020, according to PwC. At the risk of generalising, there are visible signs that this group of people is transforming the world of work, as they enter and advance in professional life with a different set of priorities and values to their parents’ generation. We’re witnessing self-employment, freelancing, remote work and the digital nomad lifestyle grow in popularity. These trends are the new normal and we have the numbers to prove it.
Fintech Trends, Small Business Tips | 21/12/15 14:43
Choosing a business bank account is an important decision for any entrepreneur and business owner. For a very long time, high street banks used to be the only way to get a current account for small business. However, since the European Union’s Payment Services Directive came into force in 2009, the regulators have opened up the payment services industry to new entrants — digital startups.
Small Business Tips | 11/12/15 12:46
The world of work is changing. More and more people are realising that working for themselves can be as easy as - and a lot more rewarding than - working for someone else. In fact, research from Millennial Branding shows that "owner" is now the fifth most popular job title among people under 30.
Small Business Tips | 20/11/15 16:39
Before the Slush conference of 2015, we were invited to the UK Trade and Investment event hosted at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Helsinki, where Brent Hoberman, one of the most successful tech entrepreneurs in the UK, shared his entrepreneurial journey and lessons learnt along the way. An industry leader, Brent Hoberman has a lot of ventures under his belt, but he is best known as a co-founder of Lastminute.com, the dot-com era success story that was sold for over $1 billion in 2005. He also co-founded Made.com, an online e-commerce platform directly providing designer furniture without third party involvement, which is worth over $150 million. Brent also invests in startups — he co-founded PROfounders Capital, an early stage fund by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Needless to say we were excited to hear the most valuable takeaways that Brent Hoberman has learned from building multi-million businesses from the ground up. Here are 9 of them!
Small Business Tips | 03/11/15 15:26
So you are coming to Helsinki for Slush next week? Helsinki in November might not be the most charming place on the planet with its darkness and sharp wind, but let us assure you it has a unique character that’s definitely worth exploring. If you have a free moment to wander around the city, grab a drink in a hip bar or get a taste of the local food scene, consider going off the beaten touristic path and spend time in the neighbourhood of Kallio.
Small Business Tips | 02/11/15 21:42
November in Helsinki doesn’t necessarily sound like your ideal destination with all the darkness, coldness and sometimes even snow. But anyone who’s ever been to Slush knows how to embrace it. We at Holvi are big fans of Slush not only because of the event itself but also due to the fact that we have been privileged to experience first hand their growth from a local startup event to a world class technology conference. We have been thrilled to witness this entrepreneurial journey of the Slush team and are proud to provide them a financial platform to run their event. Holvi is built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, for people who make the world go around.
Small Business Tips | 23/09/15 19:59
Having a mentor who can help overcome challenges is essential for any entrepreneur and especially for the ones who are just starting their entrepreneurial journey. If you don’t have a mentor just yet, we've got you covered with great advice from experienced entrepreneurs who have learnt a ton of lessons while building their companies. We asked ten founders to share the most important piece of advice they would give to a first-time or aspiring entrepreneur. And this is what they answered.
Small Business Tips | 18/09/15 18:39
Having a good relationship with your accountant is one of the most important assets to your business. If you make your accountant’s job as easy and smooth as possible, she will be able to support the financial health of your business and help you grow.
How to use Holvi, Small Business Tips | 20/08/15 12:15
You asked for it and we finally had the time to make it happen. Last week we were happy to bring our team together in Helsinki and had a great hackathon figuring out useful new features to help you get better use of Holvi. Now it is time to introduce you to our latest new feature to help you promote your Holvi online shop and make it available to your audiences on all channels. Here we go!
Small Business Tips | 20/08/15 10:43
This blog post continues our guest blogger series. In this blog post Aleksi Haapajoki discusses 5 tips for improving marketing. He has several years of experience working with startups mainly in marketing and advisory roles. He is also the author of an award winning research study in app marketing.