Things To Remember When You’re Starting Up
5 Things To Remember When You’re Starting Up

During the early days of Crowdfire, someone with prior experience helped, guided and connected me with the right people without expecting anything in return. This inspired me to contribute to the community and help out budding entrepreneurs in the hope

For the confused and curious, 10 things to ponder over while quitting job to start business!

We love to craft our own ideas in order to build a niche, and that requires making some hard decisions. Starting a business is more than projecting numbers and looking at profits. It could even be leaving your current job.

8 Steps To Convert Your Business Idea Into A Winning One

Look around and you will see a lot of start-ups struggling to remain afloat. They were launched with a lot of promise and fanfare but face the prospect of closure after 2 to 3 years. What are the reasons behind

The Two Most Important Questions to Ask at the Start of Your Startup

In the last three weeks, I’ve given three talks to groups of entrepreneurs.  It’s really great to get out and meet entrepreneurs at the beginning of their journey and offer (hopefully) helpful advice. I found myself repeating the following advice

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Be Like Deadpool: invaluable start-up lessons from Deadpool

Can an entrepreneur just watch a movie without thinking of start-ups? Probably not. Deadpool is a total laugh riot and its garrulous humour is meant to, and bound to entertain – but if you watch it with a keen entrepreneurial

Shark Books for Shark Entrepreneurs!

Shark Tank is an American reality television series that premiered August 9, 2009, on ABC. The show is a franchise of the international format Dragons’ Den, which originated in Japan in 2001. Shark Tank shows aspiring entrepreneur — contestants make

10 Tips to Help You Become More Accountable and Responsible in Your Organization

The success of any team or organization depends on a number of factors. One of the key factors driving the success of organizations is accountability. Accountability means that every individual can take responsibility in his or her respective areas of

Why Success Always Starts With A Failure

We love to hear comeback stories – the kind of the stories where people rise … fall … then arise again. It feels like a fairy tale, but these stories have happened for real. Yes there have been such stories

This is the Biggest Mistake a Young Entrepreneur Can Make

A common question I get all the time: what is the biggest mistake young entrepreneurs are making? They’re building businesses that only work during the best-case market scenarios. Let me back up and explain a bit. Also Read: How to

21 Powerful Business Lessons
21 Powerful Business Lessons For First Time Entrepreneurs

I have grown significantly on the matter of entrepreneurial mindset, improved my networking and people skills, connected with so many inspiring individuals and their unique stories, failed a lot, discovered new things and learned to enjoy my life no matter

4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Before Meeting Investors

Investor meetings must never be taken lightly. Following certain steps will ensure that the end result of the meeting is feasible.  Meeting investors have to be a mutually beneficial gathering where both the parties see some value. Once you have

7 Things Employees Wish They Could Tell Their Bosses

Your employees have a lot of thoughts. Most of those thoughts they don’t share, especially with you. At times their silence can be a good thing, especially where your ego — or their employment status — is concerned, but their

You Just Have Got A Great Business Idea …. So, What’s Next?

So, you have come up with a rocking idea that is going to change the world. How exciting!! You are all set to conquer the world well, there is no doubt about going anything wrong, but it is still a

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Business Principles That You Can Follow Forever

Some business tenets tend to come and go. A company I worked for started a number of “game-changing” transformational programs only to quickly airbrush them out of our corporate history like a disgraced Politburo member so we could start yet

Tips every Startup needs to consider to make your employee training more effective

Training is a key requirement for startup businesses. Too often the required transfer of knowledge and information employees need and can use in the workplace just doesn’t happen. Startups face unique challenges in delivering the necessary employee training on a

5 common traits of successful entrepreneurs

While every individual is unique, I have observed that there are a few traits that all successful entrepreneurs possess in common, irrespective of any demographic or geographical differences or the domain they are catering to. It’s these traits that make

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There Are Literally Only 2 Ways For Your Business To Make Money

Ultimately, a start-up is still a business. It’s still a company, and it still has to make money. Even companies who double as mythical beasts with a single shiny horn are going to need to turn a profit sooner or

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5 Business Tips to Go From Startup to Grownup

Look, whether you’re excited about your brand new startup or you’re starting to lose excitement from objections, conflict, lost revenue or a bad business plan — none of that matters. The reality is you can’t grow your startup to a

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How Business Planning and Reporting Can Kill Innovation

Unless you are a fortune teller, long-term business planning is a fantasy. Why don’t we call plans what they really are: guesses. Start referring to your business plans as business guesses, your financial plans as financial guesses and your strategic

Effective Strategies For Keeping Your Business Healthy

It’s a non-written rule that after experiencing a year or two of growth, businesses tend to slow down. These are critical moment when entrepreneurs need to act fast and make it healthy and profitable again. Since prevention is much better

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5 Best Books for Entrepreneurs to Read – Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur

For Entrepreneurs, regular learning is key to success. With help of this post, we are putting together 5 best books for entrepreneurs to read. From Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur here are 5 books you should read! 1. Grit to Great: How

5 Leadership Skills Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed

You may think of leadership skills as something that belongs to corporate culture, but they’re just as critical to any entrepreneurial business. Starting a business is a concentrated experience. Everything you do is more immediate, more definitive, more tied to

There Is No Way Of Knowing Whether You Should Take On Funding

Sooner or later, as an entrepreneur, you’re going to reach a crossroad. You’re going to reach a point where you choose whether you want to maintain ownership of your business, or whether you want to take on outside investment. This

First Time Entrepreneurs
21 Powerful Business Lessons For First Time Entrepreneurs

I have grown significantly on the matter of entrepreneurial mindset, improved my networking and people skills, connected with so many inspiring individuals and their unique stories, failed a lot, discovered new things and learned to enjoy my life no matter

5 Reasons Why You Should Build A Small Business — Not A Start-up

I know we all want to do important things. We all want to work on important products, start important companies and accomplish tasks that could change the world and have an enormous impact. I see this in entrepreneurs and the

You Might be an Entrepreneur if … 7 unexpected signs that you’re meant for the startup life

I’ve been thinking about a “You might be an entrepreneur” routine — in other words, slightly unexpected signs you’ve got what it takes to go through the thrilling, punishing, life-changing experience of starting your own company. Yes, you’ve got to

5 Things To Remember When You’re Starting Up

During the early days of Crowdfire, someone with prior experience helped, guided and connected me with the right people without expecting anything in return. This inspired me to contribute to the community and help out budding entrepreneurs in the hope

Effective Strategies For Keeping Your Business Healthy

It’s a non-written rule that after experiencing a year or two of growth, businesses tend to slow down. These are critical moment when entrepreneurs need to act fast and make it healthy and profitable again. Since prevention is much better

4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Before Meeting Investors

Investor meetings must never be taken lightly. Following certain steps will ensure that the end result of the meeting is feasible.  Meeting investors have to be a mutually beneficial gathering where both the parties see some value. Once you have

Ather Energy ropes in Venkatesh Padmanabhan as CEO

Bengaluru-based electric two- wheeler startup Ather Energy, in which Hero MotoCorp is an investor, today announced appointment of Venkatesh Padmanabhan as its Chief Operating Officer. Padmanabhan, the former CEO of Royal Enfield, will head supply chain, quality, manufacturing, and service

Why investor updates are really, really important

I’ve spent 20 years as a founder, and during 10 of those years I had investors. My second (major) company was Weblogs, Inc. (Engadget, Joystiq, Autoblog, Gadling, etc.) and we had one investor: Mark Cuban. Ten years ago folks didn’t

10 Lessons from my 2nd startup

1. Success isn’t transitive Its easy to understand that the people who get you from A to B, don’t always get you from B to C. But the second time around, you have to understand that the people who got

$ocial Capital: Real Wealth of Nations

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), is a 34 member combine of democracies around the world, striving for you guessed it, sustainable economic development around the world. It defines social capital as “networks together with shared norms, values

Why startups absolutely MUST fake it till they make it

Since we launched our startup, a certain question has weighed heavily on my mind. As we invest our time and money building our product there’s always been the burden of uncertainty… what if we spend a year building a product

Business Principles That Never Go Out of Style

Some business tenets tend to come and go. A company I worked for started a number of “game-changing” transformational programs only to quickly airbrush them out of our corporate history like a disgraced Politburo member so we could start yet

12 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Movies… they make us laugh, they make us cry. Sometimes they inspire the heck out of us. Grab yourself a bucket of popcorn, turn down the lights, and take a break from building your empire… Citizen Kane (1941) Chronicling the

How the Rich Say They Got Rich

Even though everyone defines success differently, for most building wealth is an important factor. In How the Rich Get Rich I shared information gleaned from the 400 individual tax returns reporting the largest adjusted gross incomes, which shows how the top 400 earned their money

This is the Biggest Mistake a Young Entrepreneur Can Make

A common question I get all the time: what is the biggest mistake young entrepreneurs are making? They’re building businesses that only work during the best-case market scenarios. Let me back up and explain a bit. There are also so

Be Like Deadpool: invaluable start-up lessons from Deadpool

Can an entrepreneur just watch a movie without thinking of start-ups? Probably not. Deadpool is a total laugh riot and its garrulous humour is meant to, and bound to entertain – but if you watch it with a keen entrepreneurial

Exceptional Qualities Of Business Professionals That Make Them Successful

A person becomes can only become a successful person when he/she is known by the traits he/she bears. Exceptional business professionals are rare to see, they overcome the challenges by developing the wisdom needed to surmount the stress, traumas and

You Just Have Got A Great Business Idea …. So, What’s Next?

So, you have come up with a rocking idea that is going to change the world. How exciting!! You are all set to conquer the world well, there is no doubt about going anything wrong, but it is still a

These 5 common points between literature and sales will blow your mind

After an attempt to analyze my sales team, I realized a sudden similarity between literature and sales. Although literature in itself is a varied subject and multiple theories of this discipline can be applied to our everyday lives, I would

For the confused and curious, 10 things to ponder over while quitting job to start business!

We love to craft our own ideas in order to build a niche, and that requires making some hard decisions. Starting a business is more than projecting numbers and looking at profits. It could even be leaving your current job.

The Two Most Important Questions to Ask at the Start of Your Startup

In the last three weeks, I’ve given three talks to groups of entrepreneurs. It’s really great to get out and meet entrepreneurs at the beginning of their journey and offer (hopefully) helpful advice. I found myself repeating the following advice a

Check Out What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? (Infographic)

Do you see yourself as an innovator, a world changer, or an opportunist? Maybe you’re not quite so specialized, and prefer “jack of all trades,” or prefer to keep on your toes as a serial entrepreneur. Or are you just

Business Principles That You Can Follow Forever

Some business tenets tend to come and go. A company I worked for started a number of “game-changing” transformational programs only to quickly airbrush them out of our corporate history like a disgraced Politburo member so we could start yet

Normal Success v/s Entrepreneurial Success

Success is a difficult thing to be measured. When it comes to business, what matters most is the quantitative success. Getting high numbers counts for the business to prosper. In reality, no one can define success in definitive terms. The

The 7 Must Read Books that have to be in the Shelves of Budding Entrepreneurs!

Running your own business is the new cool. With increasing young guns venturing into the mean and competitive space, world is now seeing the new era of business tycoons who have barely touched their 30’s. Few of these entrepreneurs have

Why your friends don’t do business with you

If you’re one of these people getting sad or mad when they see their friends doing business with somebody else providing similar products or services, don’t take it personally. Here is why: Successful marketing is a combination of various factors, and