The number of startups in the entrepreneurship ecosystem is immeasurable – not even the internet holds updated information. This comes down to the unfortunate reality that many startups don’t reach success and fall through. In fact, according to Fortune, nine out of 10 startups fail. But even with some research available, there is a wide knowledge gap in startups that can be filled with online education.
The Gem Consortium Global Report dabbles into the entrepreneurship ecosystem and shows country profiles and their startup behavior. In the United States of America alone, 27 million working-age Americans, nearly 14 percent, are starting or running new businesses. An increasing number of people consider entrepreneurship to be an attractive opportunity and about 80 percent who plan their business do something about it.
Yet how can someone find the help they need to reach success within their business?
Outsourcing uses external sources to compensate for missing skills and services in one’s business. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Outsourcing Survey, 72 percent of IT professionals are outsourced by businesses and 63 percent of legal professionals.
Outsourcing can have a positive impact on growth and productivity for any business and can be the solution to solving the skills gap in a business team. Outsourcing is not solely limited to an individual’s service, but also includes finding means to add a wider skill set to the business team by personally learning the required skills.
So where can this help be found?
Zeqr is an online marketplace connecting skilled people from around the world with willing learners. SMEs, entrepreneurs, employees, students and the ever-learning individual has access to a range of video-based, screen-sharing tools to have a fully immersive learning experience.
Zeqr offers hundreds of subjects and experts, anything from wordpress and IT to crowdfunding and people problems, to pregnancy and motherhood. Once at the right class, book in a time slot based on the expert’s availability. If the class you seek isn’t featured on Zeqr, it’s simple to request a class and Zeqr can do something about it.
Zeqr aims to achieve a more knowledgeable and better-informed global society with their online education platform. With nothing else like it available online with peer-to-peer, real-time sessions and courses with service offerings, Zeqr offers a unique opportunity for both student and expert with valuable online education resources.
Daniel Hedlund, Co-Founder of Zeqr, comments; “Zeqr supports small businesses, entrepreneurs and the everyday seeker of knowledge, by providing them with affordable, quality and bespoke advice and education from global experts across a wide range of business and personal interest needs via real-time online consultations. The worldwide e-learning market is forecast to surpass $325 billion by 2025 and Zeqr taps into this trend whilst providing businesses with the expertize to help their businesses grow, regardless of location.”
If a skill is lacking in a startup team such as UX design or digital marketing, perhaps the solution is to simply add it to the knowledge base of the existing startup team with the right one-on-one attention. Daniel explains: “We launched Zeqr after struggling ourselves to access experts to advise on business queries. We found we were limited to flat rates and project fees which far exceeded the very specific and small pockets of advice and expertize we searched for.”