“But don’t I need an MBA to start a business?” I’ve heard this question more than a few times from first-time entrepreneurs. For years, there’s been an expectation that someone should really have an MBA before they start a business. How will investors take them seriously if they don’t have the credentials? This concern is […]
The world is an amazing place filled with talented people doing incredible things. I saw this firsthand on a recent trip to South Africa with my wife Ja-Naé. From the townships to the cities, we were on the ground working with dedicated entrepreneurs. I loved seeing how much we had in common with these inspiring men and women. We normally live and work on two different continents. But we share the same desire: we want to build something.
How we pay for things has changed dramatically during the last 20 years. We’ve gone from handing over cash and writing checks to swiping cards and tapping watches. At the beginning of this trend, many people couldn’t fathom how we’d move to these new-fangled cards, let alone using smartphones like a digital wallet. But this trend opened the door to new services like Stripe and Apple Pay. On top of these services, other companies have found ways to reach new customers and make the payment/service process seamless. As part of The Startup Equation we understood the power trends could wield in many future businesses. Now, it’s payments, car service, rental property, and food delivery. But what will be the next potential trend and how might you take advantage of it?