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

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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

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When should you start meeting with investors?

One of the most frequent questions I get from founders, and one I had myself when I was founding companies, is “When should I approach investors?” It’s a tricky question, and the answer would be different in 1990, 1995, 2000,

Why Most Startups Fail And How To Avoid The Same Fate
Why Most Startups Fail and How To Avoid The Same Fate

While 400,000 new businesses start every year, 470,000 small business will shut their doors in the same period. That’s a net loss of 70,000 businesses a year. Yet, the US has one of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the

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

Bootstrap Mentality: Key Ingredient for Startup Success

Bootstrap was term coined from the computer lingo ‘booting’ which means starting a computer or starting a chain of processes which eventually starts up the operating system. In the startup world, bootstrapping essentially means funding your own venture and not

This is How you Will Kill Your Startup Without this One Key Element
This is How you Will Kill Your Startup Without this One Key Element

The thing that frustrates me the most about people dishing out advice is the lack of context that advice is given with. With startups, the sensitivity of how applicable a piece of advice is extremely volatile to the situation you’re

Things I’ve learned from 7 years and 7 startups

In the past 7 years, I’ve worked for 10 individual companies, seven of which were startups. Many of those startups don’t exist anymore or are otherwise not doing so well, with Secret being the latest company to shutter its doors.

10 Top Mistakes to avoid as First Time Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Era has just started in India and number of startups increasing day by day at a rapid pace. For first time entrepreneur, it’s a learning phase and there are much chance of failure. Sharing a great Infographics from 100firsthits.com to better

7 Lessons Startups can learn from reality show Shark Tank

Anyone who watches Shark Tank would swear that it is by far the best reality show ever. The 2009 series was a hit in the US and albeit we got it a few years late, this show has got Indians

Start-ups in Karnataka to receive Rs400 crore boost

The Karnataka government will spend Rs400 crore to ‘elevate’ 100 startups by providing them funds and mentors to help them turn their ideas into successful businesses, state IT and BT Minister Priyank Kharge said Tuesday. The funds had been allotted

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

Investing in startups is all about identifying the right startup at the right time and figuring out the right exit strategy

Startups are all together a different breed and investing into them is also a different game.  It is said that startup investments are for those who want to take bigger risks because winners can gain big time while the losers

Uber posts a $708 mn loss; Uber finance head leavespress

Uber confirmed today that the company’s head of finance is leaving, just after the on-demand ride service trimmed its quarterly loss to USD 708 million on rising revenue. Gautam Gupta will depart Uber in July to become Chief Operating Officer

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

Bootstrap Mentality: Key Ingredient for Startup Success

Bootstrap was term coined from the computer lingo ‘booting’ which means starting a computer or starting a chain of processes which eventually starts up the operating system.  In the startup world, bootstrapping essentially means funding your own venture and not

BigBasket raises Rs45 crore from Trifecta Capital

Big Basket has raised Rs 45 crores as venture debt from Trifecta Capital. The company intends to use the funds to set up new warehouses, facilities for reprocessing of fruits and vegetables, strengthening its cold chain and other capital expenditure.

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

Startups in Mumbai -10 Inspiring Startups in mumbai

After writing Startups In Bangalore, we had searched Startups in Mumbai which are promising and inspirational. We had brought 10 Promising Startups in Mumbai for you. JustDial JustDial is a Local search engine Started in Mumbai in 1996 as a local

The Physics of Startups: Is your startup fast enough?

In physics there is a term for speed needed to “break free” from the gravity — escape velocity. A rocket with an initial upward speed of 11.2km/s (25,950 miles per hour) or higher would leave the Earth and not return.

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

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

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

Why branding is crucial for startups

The importance of branding has been aptly captured in the words – “When you brand yourself properly, the competition becomes irrelevant.” And this is one big reason why startups in particular should make branding an important component of their overall

The Top 5 Reasons Startups Fail

Some advice to make sure your startup doesn’t become a statistic. Building a startup is hard, especially when the odds are stacked against you. I was reading a report by CBInsights on the weekend that listed the top 20 reasons

Friends for benefit? MNC & Start-ups

Ever since the launch of the Make In India initiative, Start-up is a term that has been trending a lot. And when I say trending, I do not mean just Start-up, people are actually following it everywhere, from an Idea

Friends for benefit? MNC & Start-ups

Ever since the launch of the Make In India initiative, Start-up is a term that has been trending a lot. And when I say trending, I do not mean just Start-up, people are actually following it everywhere, from an Idea

Intellectual Property Rights protection for Startups

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are intangible assets which usually gives the inventor an exclusive right to protect his/her inventions for a certain period of time. In the rapid globalised economy, Intellectual capital is one of the key drivers to achieve

Phase of exuberance in e-commerce sector over: Mohandas Pai

From a period of exuberance, India’s e-commerce sector has entered a reality check phase with players focussing on cost cutting and business viability as investors seek performance, tech investor T V Mohandas Pai said yesterday. Pai, ex-CFO of software major

Tech Mahindra to launch startup garage for in-house entrepreneurs

In a first for a corporate entity, Tech Mahindra is all set to create a ‘startup garage’ for its in-house entrepreneurs. “Within our set-up, we have a number of companies that is working already. But we are about to launch

Quotes That Inspire The Nocturnal Psychedelic Entrepreneurs!

While the majority of the world operates on a 9–5 schedule or even earlier, early birds often shake their heads at late-risers, who seem to miss all the important action of the day. Breaking news, banking hours and even our

Five Mistakes New E Commerce Sites Should NEVER Do!

E Commerce has already taken over the way world functions. Everything can be bought and sold online now, thanks to the local online outreach that many businesses have these days. If you are planning on starting an E Commerce business,

The top 15 reasons to start your own venture & why it pays to become self-sustaining in the present scheme of things

Changing times, busy schedules and competitive markets are a few aspects of life that we have been commonly familiar with. Global business avenues, growing technology and increasing consumer spending power has encouraged a number to people to take a switch.

The top 15 reasons to start your own venture & why it pays to become self-sustaining in the present scheme of things

Changing times, busy schedules and competitive markets are a few aspects of life that we have been commonly familiar with. Global business avenues, growing technology and increasing consumer spending power has encouraged a number to people to take a switch.

Why Startups Fail after Product-Market Fit

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact. — Warren Buffet Rapid Rise and Fall Groupon was hailed by Fortune in 2010 as

My experience as a participant in the prestigious Asia Leaders Summit at Bali

I was fortunate to have been a part of the contingent of startups that was invited to participate in the Asia Leaders Summit at Bali recently. The event was held from 27thto 29thof January 2016, and was packed with enriching

Sistema sets up $50 million fund to invest into start-ups

Sistema JSFC, a Russian conglomerate has jumped onto the Indian startup bandwagon. It has floated a proprietary $50-million (Rs 340 crore) Asia Fund to support Indian startups operating in the technology and niche consumer retail segments. Sistema is the largest

Analysis of #Startup India Action Plan; To help startups make business sense

Government of India launched it’s flagship initiative “Startup India” aimed to build a stronger eco-system for nurturing innovation and startups in the country to propel economic growth and generate large scale employment. The Government through this initiative aims to empower

India start-ups at risk as investors close taps, Narendra Modi fund falls short

After pumping billions of dollars into Indian Internet startups in the last 24 months, global investors are cutting that flood back to a trickle as dreams of huge online sales are clouded by soaring valuations and still-distant profits. Even as

Extend benefits of Start-up India initiative to small and medium exporters: EEPC

Engineering exporters’ apex body EEPC today said the government needs to extend benefits of the ‘Start-up India’ programme to small and medium (SME) exporters who are facing challenges due to global slowdown. “A double-digit fall in the engineering exports for

SBI ties up Snapdeal to offer loans to e-commerce sellers

Country’s largest lender State Bank of India on Friday announced launch of SBI e-Smart SME to offer easy working capital to online e-commerce players.SME to offer easy working capital to online e-commerce players. The bank has initially tied up with

Government to provide simple tax regime, easier norms for startups says Nirmala Sitharaman

Transparent tax regime, easier registration norms and simple exit policy will be provided to give a boost to start-ups, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has already spoken in different contexts about simplifying taxation

SIDBI To Ramp Up Further For Startup Wave

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI ), which has given financial support to over 500 new entities, today said it will further ramp up its capacity for Start-up India movement. The bank is very active in supporting and promoting the

Growth, Talent, Funding Top Challenges for Indian Startups

Growth, talent management and funding are the top three challenges that small startups in the country face, a survey by industry body IAMAI today said. According to Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International survey, raising fund

Inviting innovative tech startups to take a ‘RocketShip to the UK’

The Great Tech Rocketships Initiative (GTRS) 2016 is back again – only bigger and better. It is all set to introduce high-potential tech companies from India to the best in theUK. The initiative was started last year with the intent to

SBI launches ‘SBI InCube’ – a wealth management service for start-ups

State Bank of India launched its wealth management offering and inaugurated a dedicated branch for start-ups at Bengaluru today. While the wealth management service ‘Exclusif’ is targeted at the fast-growing affluent segment in the country, ‘SBI InCube’ -the branch for

Growth Hacking Tips for Startups

Growth hacking refers to a technique developed in marketing by startups in technology that uses analytical thinking, social metrics, and creativity to gain exposure and sell products. The main aim that growth hackers seek to achieve is the selling of

What 2016 holds for the Indian Entrepreneurs?

Looking back at 2015, one can safely comment that this was one of the most important years for start-ups, where the focus was not on big companies making bigger news but that of small time individuals making it big. 2015

An alternative to always working harder

How to get the same (or better) outcome with less effort. As human beings, we’re only productive for a finite period of time each day. When you go beyond that, you can maintain output but not quality. There are countless

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