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How to Become Indispensable in Your Next Startup Role

We’ve compiled this advice based on learnings from lots of new startup employees and their bosses about what turns a fresh hire into an invaluable team member.

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

7 Most Effective Ways To Think Like An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are a curious bunch of innovators, who are self-reliant and focused. They are constantly mastering their own craft and developing their own niche. They do the same things differently, act differently and dare to think beyond the surface. A

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

Investor won’t be bothered if you don’t show this quality in yourself

Meeting an investor often gives out a feeler of a horror flick. Not that we want to put the good Samaritan in the shoes of a vampire, but this is simply a frightful affair. Getting an investor on board is

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5 Ingredients for a Successful Startup!

Statistics says 75% of startups fail. Yes, this is the bitter truth as far as the success rate of a startup is concerned. Exceptions are Facebook, Amazon, Google, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Certainly, everyone can’t be an exception. That is, there is

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

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

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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

Startup To Grownup
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

Raletta Coworking Space

Coworking Space Indore – Raletta provides Co-Working,Virtual,Startup, Shared Office space,incubators on rent in Indore-Book Space Now!

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

Too Many Startups Like Playing Startup
Too Many Startups Like Playing Startup

7 signs that you’re focused on stuff that doesn’t matter, and how to snap out of it. “I love startups. I hate the startup scene.” I was having lunch with a friend of mine, and he was mad. He’s founded

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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

Entrepreneurs VS Wantrepreneurs,
Entrepreneurs VS Wantrepreneurs, what’s the difference and why it matters.

It seems like everyone is calling themselves an entrepreneur these days. I have to admit, I called myself one when I didn’t know the real meaning. The problem with this, is that it sends the wrong message and dilutes the

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

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

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Too Many Startups Like Playing Startup

7 signs that you’re focused on stuff that doesn’t matter, and how to snap out of it. “I love startups. I hate the startup scene.” I was having lunch with a friend of mine, and he was mad. He’s founded

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

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

Building A Startup Doesn’t Make You Special

Nobody owes you shit. I know startups are cool right now. They’re incredibly hot, they’ve broken into the mainstream spotlight and not a day goes by that we don’t read about some young 20-something who quit their job and made

The most important piece of advice for folks starting their careers

1) THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF ADVICE I CAN GIVE FOLKS STARTING OUT: BE GREAT AT AN IMPORTANT SKILL. The important skills in the world right now include: a. sales b. coding c. product design d. growth e. design f.

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

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

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5 Ingredients for a Successful Startup!

Statistics says 75% of startups fail. Yes, this is the bitter truth as far as the success rate of a startup is concerned. Exceptions are Facebook, Amazon, Google, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Certainly, everyone can’t be an exception. That is, there is

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

7 Most Effective Ways To Think Like An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are a curious bunch of innovators, who are self-reliant and focused. They are constantly mastering their own craft and developing their own niche. They do the same things differently, act differently and dare to think beyond the surface. A

Investor won’t be bothered if you don’t show this quality in yourself

Meeting an investor often gives out a feeler of a horror flick. Not that we want to put the good Samaritan in the shoes of a vampire, but this is simply a frightful affair. Getting an investor on board is

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

Why I loved my company more than my Job. Here’s my Story!!

Why I loved my company more than my Job. Here’s my Story!! But then, Mr. Kalam said something else, didn’t he? I bet he did and was absolutely right in the context it was said. But then, here is a

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

India, South Korea to cooperate on startups, tech transfer .

India and South Korea today agreed to deepen cooperation among their small and medium enterprises through technology transfer, joint ventures, business alliances and facilitation of mutual market access. Both countries also emphasized on providing support to each other’s startups in

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.