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Entrepreneur-Investor Relations: Bridging The Gap

An investor is the one who invests capital in a startup with the expectation of receiving returns and/or an ownership stake. With a motive to grow the entrepreneur, startup and fund working capital requirements, an investor along with expansion money

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.

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

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

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

10 Killer Productivity Advice By Happening Young Entrepreneurs

Being a successful entrepreneur take more than vision. It requires continuous efforts, even at times when you don’t want to work or not motivated enough. Productivity is a process that involves a combination of planning and executing the task with

Business To Make Money
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

This Is How You Identify A-Players (In About 10 Minutes) During An Interview

Over the last 15 years I’ve probably interviewed close to 1,000 people for all sorts of roles. From sales to marketing to engineering to customer service to management and even CEOs and board members. When I started interviewing, I’d estimate

10 Killer Productivity Advice By Happening Young Entrepreneurs
10 Killer Productivity Advice By Happening Young Entrepreneurs

Being a successful entrepreneur takes more than vision. It requires continuous efforts, even at times when you don’t want to work or not motivated enough. Productivity is a process that involves a combination of planning and executing the task with

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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

Don’t You Want To Know The Reasons Behind Why The Investors Are Not Interested In Your Startup?

I will not invest in your startup! Perhaps I have lost the count now of how many times I have heard this. I have tried and tried and tried to impress my investors, but have no clue what went wrong

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

Why I won’t run another startup

Earlier this year, I closed my startup. So now I get to reflect on what I’d have done differently. Hindsight is unfair and inaccurate, but I still enjoy its lessons. This is one, a note to my future self: Don’t

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

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

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

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

Don’t You Want To Know The Reasons Behind Why The Investors Are Not Interested In Your Startup?

I will not invest in your startup! Perhaps I have lost the count now of how many times I have heard this. I have tried and tried and tried to impress my investors, but have no clue what went wrong

Entrepreneurs: Read This Whenever You Feel Like Giving Up

Here are 58 powerful quotes that have kept me focused and moving forward as an entrepreneur since 2001. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it

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

The exact pitch deck strategy I’ve used to raise $125M since 2011

The right way to create a killer pitch deck and get funded — from someone who has raised $125M since 2011. Creating a pitch deck is hard, especially when you’ve never done it before. If you’re a first-time entrepreneur like

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

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

Why less than 1% of incubated start-ups get VC funding
Why less than 1% of incubated start-ups get VC funding

Over the last 5 years or so, India has seen the emergence of a number of private and government-supported accelerators and incubators. Many of them have run a few cycles and have now fine-tuned their models and programs. Quite 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

I asked my four friends who happen to be entrepreneurs to share their favorite business read. Here’s what i got!

As a startup entrepreneur, it’s impossible to find the time to read the bevvy of books published each month on startup, entrepreneurship, business & leadership. A startup entrepreneur is busy running his/her own business — or an excited wantrepreneur is

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

What to do when startup success feels elusive

7 things to analyze before you throw in the towel and give up. Building a startup is really hard, especially if you’re a first-time founder. Not only do you wear multiple hats, you’re also ultimately responsible for the life and

Starting a business. Where to start with?

Being your own boss is great but is also challenging. We’ll now give you a brief explanation of some of the steps we did and you should follow when starting your own thing. If you’re an entrepreneur who is starting

This Is The Greatest Time To Start A Business.

People are pessimists. As a rule we’re all pretty negative, and we get off on thinking about how bad everything is, and how much better it used to be. I’ll bet it goes all the way back to a bunch

25 Awesome Must Read Books for Startup Entrepreneurs!

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” — Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. No one ever said it was easy

How to Test and Validate Startup Ideas

“I have idea X, what do I do next?” One of the first steps to launching a successful startup is building yourMinimal Viable Product. In essence, a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) is all about verifying the fact that there is

Don’t spend anything on marketing until you’ve read this

How to redefine the competitive landscape and win your first 1,000 customers. Marketing where your competitors do is expensive, especially if they’ve raised a bunch of money. You’ll both constantly bid up prices and there will always be at least

The 4 People Every Successful Business Needs

Every business needs these four people to provide your business with direction and energy, momentum and connection, correction and elaboration, reflection and openness. Building a business is rough, launching a startup is tough, running an organization is grueling, and leading

Passion is not enough

It’s the greatest time in history to be an entrepreneur and the word is out. More people are creators than ever before and for millennials, nothing is cooler than to hold a founder/CEO title. Twenty years ago claiming you were

Stop trying to make everyone in your team an entrepreneur.

To start a new business is really tough. Right from getting right people onboard to bring in revenue to brand awareness everything is time taking, frustrating and trying your patience. But once your new business gets beyond the initial start-up

Good CEOs do just 3 things

How to cut the bulls*it and grow faster by doing fewer things better. Fred Wilson’s now classic post What a CEO Does, argues that a CEO really only needs to do three things: Sets the overall vision and strategy of

Roadblocks That Every Startup Entrepreneur Faces

Having an opportunity to sit down with the young entrepreneurs and hear their stories about their challenges and how they overcome their roadblocks was overwhelming. If you are a young entrepreneur and running a business, it is like you have

19 truths about launching a startup

A few things I tell all first-time startup founders to help accelerate revenue. This is a follow up to “things I’d do differently next time around”. I’d recommend reading it first. Launching something good now is better than launching something

Think Big!!! Why It Is Crucial To Choose Ambitious Idea For Your Startup

“Being Ambitious” is all about believing in yourself even when no one else in the world does… this famous quote wasn’t just made for the sake of getting good reviews — It is more and beyond this. It’s all about your size