23.06.2016 in Entrepreneurship, Latest by copaceticweb 0

Why is timing important for Entrepreneurs?

“Life is all about timing… the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable… attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It’s all about timing.” – Stacey Charter After an arduous process of fine tuning your idea and collecting the necessary capital, you may be thinking about taking your novel idea into the world. [...]

21.06.2016 in Entrepreneurship, Latest by copaceticweb 0

Creativity for Entrepreneurial Success

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you may have come across many sources that have highlighted innovation as the most important factor that influences entrepreneurial success. However, there is another crucial factor to consider! As an example, let’s try to recall who Ward Christensen and Randy Suess are? The chances are you have either not [...]

01.03.2016 in Entrepreneurship, Expolanka, Latest by copaceticweb 0

How work experience helps entrepreneurs.

With the popularization of Tech startups entrepreneurs are often synonymously referred to as innovators or disruptors, as these descriptive words take over the identity of entrepreneurs, the importance of previous work experience for entrepreneurs in developing skills and knowledge, primary or ancillary, is being downplayed.  “I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I [...]

01.02.2016 in Entrepreneurship, Latest by copaceticweb 0

Age is truly just a number for entrepreneurs

Who is an entrepreneur? Is an entrepreneur a person in their 20s with the world as their oyster? Is an entrepreneur a person who invents technological devices that aren’t in the market? Well the answer to those questions is no. In fact, an entrepreneur is an individual who commences a business venture, this could be [...]

20.11.2015 in Entrepreneurship, Latest by copaceticweb 0

Social Entrepreneurs: those who ‘dare-to-do’ for their Society

“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” ― Bill Drayton, Founder & CEO of Ashoka With this definition,  Bill Drayton has perfectly captured what a Social Entrepreneur does, which is to disrupt the status quo and [...]

28.08.2015 in Entrepreneurship, Latest by shehan 0

This Month in Entrepreneurship – Sundar Pichai

In 1979, six year old Sergey Brin stepped into a foreign and unfamiliar land. His parents were fleeing anti-semitism and were looking for a safe haven after having experiencing turbulence in Russia. Little Sergey did not know that they had chosen the country which is known as the ‘Land of opportunity’. Within a few years [...]

14.03.2012 in CSR by admin 0

Enabling Entrepreneurship: Dare to Do with Venture Engine

We at Expolanka Holdings PLC, along with Dialog Axiata, are proud to be an enabler of Venture Engine. This is a unique project that has been introduced to Sri Lanka by Blue Ocean Ventures and theIndian Angel Network, which is aimed at creating real opportunity for Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs.   Beginning as a single store in the 1970’s, today, Expolanka [...]

09.11.2011 in Expolanka by admin 0

The DARE TO DO Spirit

From the outset, we were fired with the spirit, ‘Dare to Do,’ which has pervaded our enterprise over time and persists to this day. The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep at Expolanka. - Osman Kassim, Chairman, Expolanka Holdings PLC As stated by our Chairman in our Annual Report 2011, entrepreneurship is core to the business philosophy that drives [...]