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How Building a Startup is Like Delivering a Baby... A Fieldomobify Story

Many startups claim humble beginnings, but our story really did begin in one of the most humble ways imaginable. My colleague Shridhar and I met for a friendly chat at a Cafe Coffee Day. For one reason or another our conversation turned into a trend in mobile workforce management that we’d both begun to notice. We both agreed that…

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Added by Amol Pomane on July 19, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Are you looking for Finance ? Come to BYST

I assume all startups gather here , right ?

Every entrepreneur has a unique need & that's Finance. There is One organization providing Finance to entrepreneurs , that is BYST.

Bharatiya Yuwa Shakti…

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Added by Soumitra Ghotikar on July 18, 2014 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Niche , Niche and Niche : Do you really need a start-up ? or wait till you get an solid workable idea ?

Pondering new start-up and new business of your own , may be  you are tired of your job / boss.  They say , people dont quit bad companies , they quit bad bosses. Hence very few % of start-ups are formed out of desperation or  doing something of your own , or your friend made fortune out it , so lets give a shot.  My take on this is ,one need niche , niche and niche.. Dont re-invent wheel , rather join other start-up ( Hope you find like minded people and partners) Or wait till you really…

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Added by Manoj Sharma on July 15, 2014 at 12:15am — No Comments

Being a Hobby Entrepreneur

Life is about what you like.

4 Hobbyist Entrepreneurs from Pune shared their passionate story of pursuing their dreams and creating a business around their hobbies. Sparkpluggers Innovation Lab hosted a stellar chai-pe-charcha with Hobby Entrepreneurs from Pune. The entrepreneurs shared their story of pursuing their hobbies, the challenges they faced and the story of convincing people around them to pursue their dreams. The discussion was hosted at MuziClub Baner, an apt…

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Added by Rohit Lalwani on July 12, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

10 Simple strategies to leverage your network meetings

I know I am talking about a different subject  than typical subjects like startups, trainings etc.

But ultimately why everyone is here for, business , right ?

Whether you call it a profit making venture or an NGO , ultimately everyone has some goals and want some means to…

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Added by Soumitra Ghotikar on July 12, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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,…

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

As an entrepreneur... you need to delegate

Most startups start with the founder wearing wearing every hat in the company. If it needs done, you are the one who does it. 

But as your business grows from a one-person outfit to 5 to 10 to 20, then adds turnover, it becomes impossible for one person to oversee everything. That is especially true when it comes to your money. Hiring a finance professional allows you to delegate the management of your finances to a qualified expert so that you can focus on…

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Added by Sujit Jadhav on July 4, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Do you value your time?

Dear entrepreneur,

No value for time

I have had two extreme experiences of ‘value of time’ recently. In one of the start-up community, I have offered one hour of introductory consulting meeting time for free. One entrepreneur took my appointment for this free session. I went at the meeting venue as always before time. The entrepreneur didn’t show up on time, hence I made a phone call. The entrepreneur told me that he was busy in the meeting and just finished his meeting. I…

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Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on July 3, 2014 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

4 Step idea marketing model for entrepreneurs

Dear entrepreneur,

Idea marketing model for entrepreneurs

  1. I – Initiate your idea
  2. D – Define your idea
  3. E – Explain your idea
  4. A – Act on your idea

Steps for M2I2 – is ‘Marketing Ideas for Idea Marketing’.

  1. All of…
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Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on July 1, 2014 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Startup Funding: The Dichotomy of Capital & Investment

courtesy - Jerry Maguire ( Tristar Pictures)…

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Added by Abhishek Ballabh on July 1, 2014 at 2:04am — 1 Comment

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!…

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

Thoughts on Paul Graham's : Startup = Growth

The Giant Redwoods
courtesy - Travel Destinations…
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Added 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…

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

“Your Appearance Speaks before You Do”

 
I remember my childhood days, how we were brought up. When I was preparing for my competitive exams in my teenage years, studies, books were all over the place and brain and nothing else was "Supposed"to cross the mind. This is how we were instructed all time by all the elders whom we met and interacted. 


“You need to show colors in…
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Added by Akanksha Agrawal on June 16, 2014 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Building a E-cell Network For the Colleges Across Pune

Pune is a unique city that has the best ecosystem for building startups. The city has the most numbers of students, its an industrial hub giving a best B2B perspective to the startups and making it easy to reach out to the…

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Added by NISHITH SHETTY on June 8, 2014 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Do you have an ‘outdated’ website for ‘up-to-date’ customers?

Dear entrepreneur,

The distant dream!

Do you think of updating your website some day but you haven’t made that update till now? Are you hoping that you will get some business through your website? Do you think you can get more and more requirements through website but still you are not doing anything about it? If your answer to these questions is ‘yes’ you are not alone! Majority of the entrepreneurs are wishful thinkers in terms of ‘marketing’. Entrepreneurs are…

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Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on June 7, 2014 at 7:29pm — No Comments

8 Action items for entrepreneurs to make an effective marketing plan

Dear entrepreneur,

Pune OpenCoffee Club (POCC) had organized a session on ‘Marketing planning for start-ups’ where I was a speaker. We conducted a quick survey about the entrepreneurial marketing planning efforts. Twenty seven entrepreneurs in Pune participated in the survey.…

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Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on June 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Part 1 : Co-Founder as a Salesperson - Warm up | Gear Up | Sell

"I'm a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well!” ― Jay-Z.



One of my mentors and CEO at my previous startup had a profile & job-description, I never wanted to understand. He was responsible for our B2B SALES efforts.
I never went to a B-school and my knowledge about selling is as limited as any other techie on the street. But, over the years at that startup while I…
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Added by Abhishek Ballabh on May 14, 2014 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

CA/CS/CMA: Job or Practice?

What to do after qualification? Job or Practice?

This is been always burning a question for every student who is pursuing professional course like CA, CS, CWA (Now “Cost Accountants”) what to choose after cracking final examination? Whether to jump into own practice or to enjoy and adopt corporate culture by getting into the employment! Most of the times almost all the students complete their articleship at practising professionals and they get very limited exposure to work in…

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Added by Ishan Prasad Kulkarni on April 25, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

One Person Companies

After the implementation of new Companies Act, 2013, the concept of "One Person Company" has become buzz word. Corporate industry recognizes only one type i.w. "Limited Company:. Nowadays Limited Liability Partnership vehicle is getting best response because its own advantages. I was studying new rules and regulations of OPCs and found interesting stuff in this. Less complex structure, less legal formlities, easy conversion option into Private / Public Limited Company and less…

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Added by Ishan Prasad Kulkarni on April 25, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

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