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Learn How to Launch a Business in a Slow Economy from a Seasoned Entrepreneur

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To Begin a business in a recessed economy is difficult, however when you’ve worked eagerly to arrive at where you’re prepared to launch, who can criticize you for needing to continue onward? On the off chance that it’s your first time starting a business, you could likely utilize all the assistance you can get. That is the place where the Smart Business Blueprint Starter Bundle comes in.

This bundle includes 28 hours of couching for scaling, robotization, procuring automated revenue, and a lot more subjects to assist you with getting your business off the ground and succeeding in a matter of moments. The bundle is driven by Luke Fatooros, a serial entrepreneur and originator of Ideas into Business, a business-mentoring administrator that instructs new business visionaries demonstrated methodologies on the best way to change their business. Following on establishing his first business at 23 years old, Fatooros transformed a $800 credit into a $12 million organization inside five years.

In the 7-Week Business Transformation course, Fatooros will give you a bit by bit guide of how to start, scale, and automate a seven-figure business. You’ll build up a brilliant business attitude, figure out how to discover clients, master a digital marketing strategy, make super development utilizing joint endeavors, and much more.

At that point, you’ll dig further into joint endeavors in the 12-Step Passive Income with Joint Ventures course. This course will instruct you how it’s conceivable to produce from $1,000 to $10,000 every month in automated revenue by utilizing existing apparatuses and advancements. It tends to be an extraordinary method to enhance your business.

5 Presentation Tips from The Best Business Presenters

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1.   Show your Passion and Connect with your Audience

 

It’s hard to be relaxed and be yourself when you’re nervous.

However, on numerous occasions, the extraordinary presenters state that the main thing is to associate with your crowd, and the most ideal approach to do that is to let your enthusiasm for the subject shine through.

Be honest with the crowd about what is essential to you and why it makes a difference.

 

2.   Focus on your Audience’s Needs

 

Your presentation needs to be built around what your audience is going to get out of the presentation.

As you set up the introduction, you generally need to endure as a top priority what the crowd needs and needs to know, not what you can let them know.

While you’re giving the introduction, you additionally need to stay focused on your crowd’s reaction, and respond to that.

You have to make it simple for your crowd to comprehend and react.

 

3.   Keep it Simple: Concentrate on your Core Message

 

When planning your presentation, you should always keep in mind the question:

What is the key message (or three key points) for my audience to remove?

You ought to have the option to convey that key message quickly.  A few specialists suggest a 30-second ‘elevator summary’, others that you can compose it on the rear of a business card, or state it in close to 15 words.  Whichever rule you pick, the significant thing is to keep your center message engaged and brief.

 

4.   Use your Body Too

 

It has been estimated that more than three quarters of communication is non-verbal.

That implies that just as your manner of speaking, your non-verbal communication is vital to conveying the desired information. Ensure that you are giving the correct messages: non-verbal communication to stay away from incorporates crossed arms, hands held despite your good faith or in your pockets, and pacing the stage.

Make your signals open and certain, and move normally around the stage, and among the audience as well, if possible.

 

5.   Start Strongly

 

The beginning of your presentation is crucial. You need to grab your audience’s attention and hold it.

They will give you a couple of moments’ elegances wherein to engage them, before they begin to turn off in case, you’re dull. So, don’t squander that on clarifying what your identity is. Start by engaging them.

Attempt a story (see tip 7 below), or an eye catching (yet valuable) picture on a slide.

 

Try out these tips and lets us know which one works the best for you.!

 

Author: Suzanne Naeem

Innovation District 92

3 Ways Great Entrepreneurs Avoid Burnout

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Entrepreneurship has become a trend. There is an expectation of fulfilling the perfect picture; one person wearing many hats, poring over work late into the night, waking up early to stay ahead of the game. But behind this painting is the very real chance of burning out, after all if you are doing everything at once and by yourself, are you really doing a good job?

 

  1. Read something different every once in a while

Focusing on what your industry is doing is good, until you realize that everyone is doing the same thing. You might not think that a book about medieval warfare (See: Art of War) will be applicable to your business until you realize that ‘sneaking ahead of the enemy while pretending to be weak’ can be interpreted as leaving your competitor behind in the market by focusing on improving your internal business processes.

 

  1. Switch to a new task if you are stuck in a rut 

It is easy to be fussing over something you cannot solve without realizing that important hours have passed. Switch to a different assignment to refresh your brain and avoid wasting your precious time. Come back to it with renewed energy after overcoming the problem, be it lack of passion or writer’s block.

  1. Make time for things you do best

As an entrepreneur, you’re juggling various items, sometimes more responsibilities than you can handle. Clearly identify the tasks that you enjoy doing and those from which you get great results and focus your energy on them. This way you can avoid burnout because you are doing things that matter to you daily. Don’t stop improving and honing skills but ensure your long-term success by focusing on parts of your job that you love doing.



What do you think?
Let us know your best tips to avoid stressful days leading to burnout.

 

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8 Affordable Online Marketing Tricks for Startup Businesses

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1.    Create superb content

content is an important currency in today’s world of digital marketing. Content drives traffic, helps improve ranking, and could potentially help your site convert. It should contain information useful to a particular niche. Maximize headlines in order to help readers keep track of what you are discussing. also include images and videos to keep the readers interested.

 

2. Increase the reach in social media

Social media is a game changer for startup entrepreneurs. It has altered the way businesses influence and communicate to their market. It has also benefited startups by providing them with leads. In order to increase the reach in social media, you will have to resort to both organic and paid methods. organic methods match your company’s branding whereas in paid methods, you need to know your market well. This way, you get the most from your advertising budget on social media. It is important to know exactly when to post.

 

 

3. Improve SEO

How important is SEO for startup entrepreneurs? In terms of cost, SEO is also cost effective. Why is it affordable? Marketers simply adapt to the changing algorithm in order to maintain and improve a site’s ranking.

 

4. Use influencers

Influencer marketing is relatively new in the range of effective online marketing strategies. However, in terms of concept, it is a modern means of word-of-mouth advertising. A startup entrepreneur can manage to increase the reach of their startup company once they have the right influencer. 

 

 

5. Make a responsive website

There is no reason for startup entrepreneurs to ignore redesigning an outdated website. Your website will reflect what your company is all about in the eyes of your market.

 

6. Use visuals

It has been proven that visuals can affect how a person thinks. By implementing visual strategy on their online marketing, startup entrepreneurs can increase the likelihood that their market is going to purchase from them by as much as 85%.

 

 

 7. Email marketing

A lot of startup entrepreneurs may hesitate in using email marketing given the presence of social media. Startup entrepreneurs should understand that email marketing remains a proven effective online marketing strategy. As far as the cost goes, emails are free! In order to get noticed, you simply need to catch someone’s attention with a great headline and content.

 

8. Offer freebies

Does freebie marketing really work? How can a business afford to give something totally free? offering freebies can help your business in so many ways. Valuable content is usually given for free in order to catch the attention of the market. There are many creative ways on how to make use of freebies. For example, if you are selling a product, you can give coupon codes, or raffle off free items on social media every now and then.

 

TEZ Financial Services, mimAR & APRUS Technologies Takes Top Prize for Pakistan Finals of Entrepreneurship World Cup

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Innovation District 92 hosted the National Finals of Pakistan and 3 Top Startups Advance to Next Round – Will Compete for Slot in Top 100 at EWC Global Finals in October

Startup Tez Financial Services got 1st position in EWC competition. Tez Financial Services is fully digital neo-bank providing financial access to the unbanked and under-banked in Pakistan. Tez offers credit, savings, insurance and investments via a single platform – a data-driven smartphone application combining the synergies of strategic partnerships. Tez, as the name implies in Urdu, provides Fast and Smart financial services in a convenient, transparent and safe manner.

1st Runner up of this competition – mimAR is a service-based product that aids Real Estate Marketing industry using AR and VR for the visualization of to-be constructed buildings.

2nd Runner up of this competition APRUS Technologies are the designers and manufacturers of innovative, high-tech and affordable intensive health tech products. Their energy platform for electrosurgery is the safest in the world with a patentable technology.

In preparation for the EWC Global Finals, Naureen Hayat founder of TEZ Financial Services, Muhammad Naqi Ejaz  founder of mimAR and Hira Irshad founder of APRUS Technologies will participate in an acceleration program which features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory.

These 3 startups emerged victorious from a pool of 1500+ contestants who applied – each receiving access to free virtual training services and up to $25,000 in perks to help them take their venture to the next level.

Other finalists at EWC Pakistan included:

  • YPay: YPay is a fintech startup aiming to provide Asset Management Services accessible for the young student population of Pakistan though a simplified investing and savings platform. Acting as an intermediary, YPay aims to bridge the gap between AMCs and millennials looking to earn returns through investing their savings.

 

  • One Earth Toys manufacture high quality handmade toys and children products that are non-toxic and environmental friendly so that children can use them in a carefree way.

 

  • Zillions E learning: Zillion eLearning designs, develops and markets instructional products and services for the corporate, education, government and healthcare eLearning industries. It is committed to high quality instructional design and educational new media development and provides a core deliverable of programs, courses and learning objects for the distance & distributed learning & eLearning markets.

 

  • iSmart Films: iSmartfilms, Asia’s first & World’s ninth smartphone film making company was created in 2015 with the goal to discover, encourage and accompany the talents of the world to share the stories they have captured on mobile devices and to provide smartphone filmmakers with a platform to exhibit these stories to a wider audience.

 

  • Waste Hunters: The Business idea of waste hunters is used for Municipal solid waste collection and management and the system adopted for it is called waste to point system in which Municipal solid waste is collected from door to door using waste collecting vehicles and the waste will be is segregated form already segregated by households in given biodegradable shoppers. The points are rewarded to household on basis of quantity, quality and extent of segregation through an android / IOS application.

 

Judges for the competition were:

  • Muhammad Azam Roomi, Professor, Angel Investor & Global Influencer, Prince Muhammad Bin Salman College Saudi Arabia
  • Qaisar Ansari, CEO Astro Power

More than 150,000 contestants from 200 countries entered the Entrepreneurship World Cup. The initiative combines a broad-reaching pitch competition, aimed at ventures ranging from idea stage to growth stage, with a virtual accelerator program to help all participants launch, strengthen and scale their enterprises. Global Finalists will face off against one another at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in October.

EWC is an initiative led by the Misk Global Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Global Education and Leadership Foundation with support from a collection of national and global partners, including the GSVlabs and Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

To Stand Out in the Market

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BagAdverts

To stand out in the market, brands have to keep innovating to get their messaging out to the target audience. ChangeMaker, BagAdverts is bringing something new to the market!

BagAdverts is a lifestyle brand that aims to add value to people’s lives and at the same time transform the advertising industry.

They bridge the gap between advertisers and viewers. Advertisers want to market their brand to grow and sustain themselves. Viewers do not want to get bombarded by annoying advertisements.

They  market brands by providing environment friendly plastic bags to various shopkeepers. Being Eco Friendly is a solution to minimize pollution and global warming.  Instead of interrupting people to advertise the brand, BagAdverts help them carry their stuff and at the same time make an impact in the subconscious mind of target market. Their advertisements become a part of their daily lives. They hold them, move around with them & play a role of brand ambassadors, further advertising the brand to the masses.

Are you a ChangeMaker doing amazing things in Pakistan? Or do you have someone you want to nominate as a #ChangeMaker? Reach out to us at corporate@id92.pk with the subject title “I Am A ChangeMaker” and we will feature you in our next #ChangeMakerBlog

 

The Glassworker Pakistan’s First Hand Drawn Animation Film

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The Glassworker Pakistan’s First Hand Drawn Animation Film

Mano Animation Studios, founded by artist, TEDFellow and #ChangeMaker Usman Riaz, is the first of its kind animation studio in Pakistan. The face behind Mano Animation, Usman Riaz, has many talents to his name. From being an artist (he began playing the piano at the age of six) to being a TED Fellow and taking the TED stage at just 20 years old, Usman has no shortage of accomplishments.

Usman is currently directing the feature film The Glassworker (Sheeshahgar) which is inspired by the work of the famous Studio Ghibli as well as Japanese anime. The hand drawn animated film revolves around a young boy and girl who discover how beautiful life is, but also how fragile, just like glass.

Due to release in 2020, the animation will be in the Urdu language.

In 2017, Usman shared the trailer for the film in a TED talk given at ITU under the theme “Afraad Ke Hathon Main Hai”. The theme, translated to people are masters of their own destinies, was well portrayed in Usman’s talk of his endeavors in the thriving animation industry.

“If you truly want to do something that can change the course of your country’s history, even if it’s a small thing, I would encourage you to do it.” Usman Riaz

We are super excited to see how the Glassworker turns out when it is released.

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Summer Camp for Teens! Camp Amaze

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Summer Camp for Teens! CAMP AMAZE!

Innovation District 92 is hosting Camp Amaze, a Summer Camp for students aged 14-18 years in the month of June. The camp will consist of learning and development workshops to build key

 

skills of each student. This will be a program that will enable students to explore, learn and build their foundation for a practical adult life. The program is a mixture of academic as well as extracurricular activities such as entrepreneurial education, soft skills development, app development, graphic design and logo creation, and art and drama workshops.

Camp Amaze will enrich students with an opportunity to engage with experienced professionals that can provide them insight into the practicalities of adult life. Participants of the summer camp will gain skills that will help them evolve from a typical student to a unique individual that stands out from others.

Activities:

  • Communication Skills
  • App Development
  • Drama Club
  • Graphic Design
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Arts & Creativity
  • Writing Skills
    and much more!

Dates: 17th June – 28th June
Timing: 10:30 am
Charges: Rs. 2000 (15% Early Bird Discount until 19th May)
Venue: Superior Gold Campus

The aim of the program is:

  • To create self awareness among students regarding career, life and personal goals
  • To be a leading program that will help children develop their intelligence and nurture their creativity to enable them to become responsible citizens in the future
  • To be a leader in providing outstanding summer school activities while building a safe and friendly environment

Camp Amaze will:

  • establish students as job creators rather than job seekers
  • bring about entrepreneurial revolution at school & college level
  • give the students different options for alternative career paths
  • enable the youth of Pakistan to be better leaders of change

To be a part of the program, sign up now: https://forms.gle/VtudzGfrArxGBewt8

If you wish to collaborate as mentors for the program, email us at

corporate@id92.pk

Check out all our other activities!

 

How SimSim is Changing the Face of Digital Transactions in Pakistan

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Why carry around a bulky, overstuffed wallet when you can go digital with SIM SIM mobile wallet app?

 

SimSim is Pakistan’s first digital one-minute current account that has created new avenues by introducing possibilities of real-time free payments for everything. Think of any kind of monetary transaction ranging from sending money to your loved ones to paying your staff or paying bills to depositing your kids’ fee, all can be done within a matter of a couple minutes.

While the world has moved onto to touch to pay systems, SimSim is trying to fast track payment gateways and digitization in Pakistan through its innovative functions. SimSim successfully completed a beta pilot prior to the formal approval from SBP, and recorded PKR 600 Million in transactions, 30,000 in self-registered mobile wallet accounts and a retail network of 500 participating merchants. In this way SimSim is doing a tremendous job in digital transaction system of Pakistan.

How Dastaan is Reviving Pakistan’s Literary Industry

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“For four years, Daastan, a social enterprise forum which promotes and publishes literature, faced a big challenge i.e. Funding” says Founder Daastan, Syed Ommer Amer.

The startup bootstrapped its way to success, facing cash crunch after cash crunch. But through it all they never gave up and kept working towards their goal.

Daastan aims to revive Pakistan’s literary industry by providing content solutions to brands and individuals, Qissa – Pakistan’s first self-publishing platform which provides digital and print publishing to aspiring writers, and literary events, competitions, fellowships and many more exciting opportunities to upgrade your portfolio.

They recently secured a $30,000 Peace Innovation Fund from U.S Institute of Peace for Shanakht, a movement to prevent and resolve community conflict through dialogue coupled with spoken word performances on sensitive social issues.

Are you a ChangeMaker doing amazing things in Pakistan? Or do you have someone you want to nominate as a #ChangeMaker? Reach out to us at corporate@id92.pk with the subject title “I Am A ChangeMaker” and we will feature you in our next #ChangeMakerBlog