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Knowledge Hub

Diriya.lk is a comprehensive web-based knowledge portal for Entrepreneurs as well as any stakeholder of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) including Start-ups. A sustainability and social innovation initiative of Dialog Axiata PLC, Diriya aims to bridge the gaps in business knowledge and awareness among the stakeholders, thereby empowering them to tackle the challenges of the fast-paced contemporary business world.

Leadership

Never Underestimate the Importance of Employee Onboarding

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"Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay engaged or become disengaged," said Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of the consulting firm The Interchange Group in Los Angeles. "It offers an imprinting...

Family Business and Associated Issues

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A family business is one of the oldest forms of businesses. It revolves around the members of one family, so it is an intersection of two organizations - the founding/ owning family and the...

Importance of proper governance in a family business

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The success of a family business revolves around the changing dynamics of not only the business but also the family. Family members may have been dependent on the business for some part of their...

Start Your Business

Small and Medium Enterprises

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In the first video of the Diriya Biz video series brought to you by Diriya.lk, we are joined by Mr. Heminda Jayaweera, who is the Co-founder of Venture Frontier Lanka, the Co-founder of Thuru.lk...

Setting Realistic Goals

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How do you go about achieving your dreams? Do you wake up each morning with a blank slate and think about your targets for the day? How directed are those daily targets towards your...

Turn Your Sales Leads Into Purchases

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Does it feel like almost every sales lead you to pursue ends up in so sale? In order to face this issue, you need to learn one small tactic. That is, focusing on the...

Finance

Shareholder Agreements

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When starting a new business, you may feel that all the stakeholders are aligned and there is no problem that cannot be solved around a kitchen table, especially if it is a business started...

Financial Ratios

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If you are about to approach a bank or investors whom you expect to invest in your business, you need to show them that you have considered the big picture. Your business idea might...

Towards Better Procurement

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Among the many costs that you hope to minimize when engaging in a business, procurement is probably one of the most important factors that you might have to consider. This is the same for...

Strategy

Adopting Right Governance Structures According to the Maturity of Your Family Business

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In the initial stage of a family business, most of the governing decisions are taken by the owner / founder. However if he or she brings in family members,  and with the expansion of...

Tips for Succession Planning

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Have you started with your succession plan for your organisation yet? Have you delayed planning for lack of time, or in confusion about what to do next? Have you yet to identify potential successors,...

SWOT Analysis

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What is SWOT Analysis? SWOT Analysis is a common technique used to understand an organisation's position relative to the competitive environment within which it operates. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats experienced by...

Operations

Importance of Insuring a Business

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Sinhala, Tamil and English subtitles available. In this video of the Diriya Biz video series brought to you by Diriya.lk, we are joined by the Director of SG Life International (Pvt.) Ltd. Mr. Suranjith Godagama,...

Never Underestimate the Importance of Employee Onboarding

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"Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay engaged or become disengaged," said Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of the consulting firm The Interchange Group in Los Angeles. "It offers an imprinting...

Governance of a family business

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Family business governance is a topic that covers two broad areas; governance of the family and governance of the business. Even if the entrepreneurial model works well for the initial stages of a family...

Human Resources

Never Underestimate the Importance of Employee Onboarding

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"Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay engaged or become disengaged," said Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of the consulting firm The Interchange Group in Los Angeles. "It offers an imprinting...

Tips for Succession Planning

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Have you started with your succession plan for your organisation yet? Have you delayed planning for lack of time, or in confusion about what to do next? Have you yet to identify potential successors,...

Tips for persuading people

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Have you ever wondered how our ancient leaders built armies and led them into battle, fighting for causes they may never live to see? Ever wondered how Abraham Lincoln put an end to the...

Win New Business

Setting Realistic Goals

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How do you go about achieving your dreams? Do you wake up each morning with a blank slate and think about your targets for the day? How directed are those daily targets towards your...

Tips for Providing Excellent Customer Service

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Don’t you love it when you visit a restaurant and they treat you like royalty? Even the little things, like the server asking how your day is going, can make a huge difference. Do...

Turn Your Sales Leads Into Purchases

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Does it feel like almost every sales lead you to pursue ends up in so sale? In order to face this issue, you need to learn one small tactic. That is, focusing on the...

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