5 key trends redefining entrepreneurship in the region
Priya Wadhwa

5 key trends redefining entrepreneurship in the region

Opportunities and challenges to grow.

Here are the 5 key trends that will dominate the startup market this year:

  1. Capital flow: Introduction of credit rating by banks could make it further difficult for startups to receive loans. Need for alternative methods to raise seed capital will see crowd-funding and seed investments by incubation hubs become popular.

  2. Marketing: Influencer marketing and digital marketing will be the most used marketing vehicle for entrepreneurs to reach their target audience.

  3. Seamless integration: Integration of businesses active on multiple platforms will reduce costs and enhance efficiency and customer satisfaction. This will become a necessity to keep businesses performance stable.

  4. Corporate Social Responsibility: as people are becoming more conscious of their buying decisions and environmental effects, CSR will play a major role in gaining attention and market share of the new generations. 2019 will see a rise in CSR activities by SMEs and startups.

  5. Artificial intelligence and machine learning: Companies will see an increasing adoption of AI softwares to manage traditional roles of accountants and HR.

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