Covering Bases Blog

Aimed at first-time entrepreneurs looking to build a platform business, the Covering Bases blog includes topics relevant to the start-up journey.

How to cultivate a data-centric culture in your company

How to cultivate a data-centric culture in your company

The decision to make your company more data-centric is definitely a big one. Whether you operate in insurance, banking, retail, or almost any other industry, your company is almost...

Increase website traffic

Top 7 tips for getting more website traffic

In this latest edition of our ‘Covering Bases’ series of blog articles, which are aimed at those just getting started and looking to bootstrap their first start-up, we ...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter and the curious case of @DrJialun

The Twitter account @DrJialun was created just weeks ago in March 2021. They had under 100 followers, used a well known stock photo, yet was somehow already verified by Twitter adm...

First time tips for a CEO

4 survival tips for first-time CEOs

Regardless of the industry you operate in, managing a business is one of your career’s most exciting milestones. Whether you start your own company or get the opportunity to ...

Business law, Immigration lawyers and Visa issues

How to find an excellent immigration lawyer for your business

The United States has become a global economy with many immigrant workers. Many businesses have difficulty filling positions with US citizens and must seek employees from other par...

Open Shop - financial decisions

3 smart financial moves for businesses

Being a business owner comes with its own perks and disadvantages. Perk: You are your own boss and get to call all the shots. Disadvantage: The stress of running the business is so...

Adding a professional sheen

How to give your business that professional sheen

In this, the latest article in the ‘Covering Bases’ collection, we take a brief look at easily increasing the perception of professionalism within your start-up busines...

Shaking hands

3 services every business should have

The responsibilities of a business owner are endless. Not only are business owners tasked with running their business and managing their employees, but they need to handle all the ...

Platform Economy: Small Business Finance

How to create your own business with minimum investment and right from home

We live in the times when the Internet and technology offer a variety of opportunities to start successful businesses right from home. So, if you decide to create your business wit...

Cutting the fat to find success

Cutting the fat and finding success

Whether you’re starting your first business or are an experienced entrepreneur, you should understand how important it is to keep costs and overhead as low as possible while still ...

Corporate Slang, Phrases and more

The 120 most annoying business phrases and buzzwords of 2021

When I started this list of buzzwords, I had every intention of making this a semi-serious look into the vague and often annoying world of office speak. However, after about 20 min...

Activism

What happens next when societal changes hit the workplace?

Today, the second most popular e-learning course on LinkedIn, which is the largest and most heavily trafficked English-language business-oriented website in the world is ‘Unc...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

Significant tech IPO’s we’re expecting in 2021

Yes, 2020 was a blockbuster year for initial public offerings (IPO) across the global platform economy, with the likes of Snowflake and DoorDash, amongst a myriad of others debutin...

Platform news: Artificial intelligence AI

IBM is focusing on AI more than ever

IBM released the latest IBM Watson AIOps last May, which uses AI to simplify the company’s ability to self-detect, locate, and respond in real-time to unforeseen issues in IT...