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My Top 3 mistakes in startup

1. Bad hiring and poor shareholders agreement between co-founders  >It was always challenging to get best talent attracted to start-ups , hence we land up making quick calls on getting resources from MNCs and top companies without checking their knowledge background , technical tests , references.  Good side note; don’t hire your best friend for your start-up :). Always ensure you have solid shareholder agreement between co-founders, ensure exit scenarios and ensure what-if,…


Posted by Manoj Sharma on July 8, 2014 at 10:37am — 5 Comments

What comes first? Marketing budget/plan?

Dear entrepreneur,

The confusion

I never thought of this question of whether a marketing budget or a marketing plan comes first. I thought the answer is simple; the marketing plan is prepared first and then based on that the marketing budget is prepared. Recent two interactions with prospective clients opened my eyes that entrepreneurs think marketing budget can be prepared before preparing the marketing plan!…


Posted by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on June 23, 2014 at 9:59am — 2 Comments

Thoughts on Paul Graham's : Startup = Growth

The Giant Redwoods
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Posted by Abhishek Ballabh on June 22, 2014 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

Women are natural entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is necessary to initiate the process of economic development in any country. The total percentage of female population in India is 48.27% however very small part of this number comprises of high growth women Entrepreneurs. Now this is a very surprising factor especially when the fact is that women are natural entrepreneurs. The skills that entrepreneurs require are inbuilt in Women’s DNA and they need not study business management for the same. Let us look at some of…


Posted by Rohit Lalwani on June 17, 2014 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments



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