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By Mikk January 30, 2020
Company is not the main dish?

Company is not the main dish?

At Comistar, the mother company of BankApply, we have regular weekly business discussions. We discuss what’s happening to the business, where we are heading, brainstorming…

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By Mikk January 30, 2020
Miniseries: Do you know the secret desires of your clients?

Miniseries: Do you know the secret desires of your clients?

Every business owner should know the secret desires of their clients. The whole marketing message should revolve around these desires.  If someone buys a high-end…

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By Mikk January 29, 2020
Miniseries: You need to improve today to be able to innovate for tomorrow

Miniseries: You need to improve today to be able to innovate for tomorrow

You have to improve (your core business) today in order to innovate for tomorrow. Otherwise, you won’t have money to bring your innovation to life. While it sounds…

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By Mikk January 28, 2020
Miniseries:  Set your desired daily value for activities

Miniseries: Set your desired daily value for activities

List all daily activities (in your business) and assign a monetary value to each one. Ruthlessly delegate or cut low value activities. A lot of social media business…

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By Mikk January 27, 2020
Miniseries: Sell the Main Course

Miniseries: Sell the Main Course

Some business ideas aren’t worth going after because there’s no money-making opportunity.  For example, a lot of online businesses are built around some feature…

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By Mikk January 24, 2020
Miniseries: Seek Advice

Miniseries: Seek Advice

Many entrepreneurs struggle to get help from other people. I don’t think it’s a pride thing, it’s rather being accustomed to being self-reliant.  As an entrepreneur,…

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By Mikk January 23, 2020
Miniseries: Be a paranoid CEO.

Miniseries: Be a paranoid CEO.

It pays to be a bit paranoid as a CEO. You have to feel constant threat of going out of business, competitors, disruption of your industry. Once you get complacent,…

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By Mikk January 22, 2020
Miniseries: Allocate Capital

Miniseries: Allocate Capital

As a business owner, your main focus should be on the capital allocation. Capital not only enables you to survive bad times, but it enables you to invest and build…

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By Mikk January 21, 2020
Miniseries: Don’t let the monster that you fear be bigger than you are as a warrior.

Miniseries: Don’t let the monster that you fear be bigger than you are as a warrior.

Many entrepreneurs settle for lesser goals because they’re afraid. Afraid of failing, afraid of what other people think of them, afraid of not having enough skills,…

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By Mikk January 20, 2020
Miniseries: Invest in people.  Sacrifice short term profitability if you need to.

Miniseries: Invest in people. Sacrifice short term profitability if you need to.

One of the biggest mistakes you can do as an entrepreneur is trying to do everything by yourself. When you’re starting out ort running a small business, it seems…

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By Mikk January 20, 2020
Introducing BankApply - Bank Account Opening in Europe Simplified

Introducing BankApply - Bank Account Opening in Europe Simplified

Last week we wrote about problems opening bank accounts in Europe. This week, we’re going to write about the solution we’ve built to help businesses and natural…

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By Mikk January 17, 2020
Miniseries: You can't predict the future

Miniseries: You can't predict the future

You can’t predict the future because you can’t predict what you don’t know. For example, how can you predict the future if you don’t know what kind of technological…

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By Mikk January 16, 2020
Miniseries: Building a sustainable business

Miniseries: Building a sustainable business

Building a sustainable business isn’t about one big client, one big sale, or one successful marketing campaign. It’s small consistent actions every day.  While…

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By Mikk January 15, 2020
Miniseries: Can you pay to acquire new clients?

Miniseries: Can you pay to acquire new clients?

Until you can pay for the acquisition of new customers, you don’t really have a business. If you can’t pay for traffic to acquire new customers, you will…

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By Mikk January 14, 2020
Miniseries: Worse than failure?

Miniseries: Worse than failure?

It’s a natural tendency for people to not want to fail, as failure by essence is trying and not succeeding. As a consequence, we often decide not to try at all,…

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By Mikk January 13, 2020
Miniseries: Founder-Product-Market Fit

Miniseries: Founder-Product-Market Fit

Tech billionaire Naval Ravikant says you need a founder/product/market fit (instead of the more famous concept product/market fit developed and named by Andy Rachleff,…

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