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Leveraging LinkedIn for business growth needs to be an important part of your business strategy. While a lot of entrepreneurs create a profile, connect with people and are able to build a network, they don’t do much beyond. What’s the point of having a network that cannot help you in your business growth?…Continue
Added by Atul Dhakappa on May 11, 2016 at 12:24pm — No Comments
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To remain competitive, you need to provide information about your company and your products/services to employees, investors, existing and potential clients on an ongoing basis. Your company’s success depends on how well you communicate what you have to offer. What’s Your Story?…Continue
Added by Atul Dhakappa on May 6, 2016 at 2:39pm — No Comments
Whether it is software products business, IT/ITeS services business, consumer goods, automobiles, housing, banking or utilities, each industry has its own version of marketing strategies. One of the commonalities across these industries is the increasing usage of content marketing and the level of engagement that they have with their potential and existing customers leveraging digital…Continue
Added by Atul Dhakappa on April 28, 2016 at 3:21pm — No Comments
A LinkedIn poll found 'PR Manager' to be the seventh most misunderstood position in the world. (Fun fact: The poll asked parents to explain what their son or daughter does for a living, and 42 percent of respondents said they couldn't accurately describe the PR profession)
Added by Pooja Shah on April 27, 2016 at 5:34pm — No Comments
The Hidden Value of Customers.
Sitting in at many of our meetings with clients, the most common pain point across the board, for a startup, is customer acquisition. I honestly think it is not just for a startup. Acquiring, actively engaging and retaining a customer is what will decide whether you can be a sustainable business.
For an early stage startup it is time, not money that is the most scarce resource. Founders are constantly thinking and rethinking how best to allocate…Continue
Added by kaustubh G on April 25, 2016 at 1:11pm — No Comments
For a start-up to succeed, a good team is mandatory. Capable team members are priceless (read very pricey!). You need not read ahead if you have enough money. But for the start-ups I know (and also my own start-up), a good team without money is a conundrum. Hiring the right interns in the only solution I have found during my two-year…Continue
Various startup publications (startup porn for people on the fringe) for the past few years had been heralding the age of the Unicorn. The…Continue
As we step into a new FY, most organizations would have made decisions related to their business goals and would have identified the key sales people that are going to help achieve this goal. While you may arguably have some of the best sales people in the business (that is what everyone likes to believe), it is important equip them with the right resources and help them perform to…Continue
Added by Atul Dhakappa on April 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Almost every one of us might have heard about Crush. Many might secretly be having one in their Schools/Colleges/Offices. A Crush is a slang and it means a burning desire to be with someone who you find very attractive and extremely special. Someone who fascinates you or someone you badly want to be with…
Patience is waning across all age groups and people no longer have the time to go through traditional forms of content. Brochures/Flyers are slimming down in size and content. Companies are reducing the number of slides on presentations and trying to make it more visual instead. There are several alternate forms of content distribution that are becoming very popular like Instagram,…Continue
Are you guys funded?
Everyone loves to ask this question. People at startup events, college buddies on WhatsApp groups and even your co-passengers on flights.
And sure, I get it. In the world littered with umpteen startups, funding reflects a certain external validation and “seriousness” of your venture. So nothing wrong with this question, really. But what gets to my nerves is the way the conversation goes next:
I: No, we are…Continue
Lead generation seems to be the number one agenda for most people that I talk with. Companies try a lot of different mechanisms to drive lead generation, the most popular that I have heard of being cold calling. Cold calling has its own benefits, however, I feel it has too many negatives that we should be aware of, before we decide to sacrifice our company’s reputation and…Continue
Added by Atul Dhakappa on March 17, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
What is YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook? Think…
These are mediums where people share visual content. Simple.
Visual Content is one of the…Continue
Added by Atul Dhakappa on March 15, 2016 at 2:20pm — No Comments
Hey Guys I am back with a few more words of advice.
In today's world, bootstrapping seems to be a forgotten strategy. The promoters seem to spend too much of bandwidth in chasing the Investors. It will be more useful if that bandwidth is invested in the business. Before validating the business model, Investors are being chased.
There is a flip side to this. Along with the time which you spend, you share your ideas and business plans at too much early stage, which is quite…Continue
Added by Sanket Deshpande on February 12, 2016 at 11:56am — No Comments
I am sure Valuation, Pre/Post are the terms which must be hounding most of the guys around here.
Valuation for Pre Series A or most of the first dilutions (except for friends & family round) is simple.
Any investor who comes in as the first investor in the company would like to have a notable pie of the fruit. Now what that pie is ? I would say for first dilution it will be anywhere between 10%-20%.
On one side, when the…Continue
In one word if I have to define entrepreneurship then its "Persistence". I am Kaustubh Co-Founder of Demyto.com. I have attempted to do a business second time in my life after 15 years of IT Professional Service.
We started Demyto.com around 11 months ago. Demyto.com works in automotive after sales service specially in Tyres, Insurance and Servicing.
Our goal is to provide unbeatable prices to customers, reduce at least 20% of yearly vehicle maintenance cost and personalized…Continue
Cyber-security startup SecureDB - offering encryption-as-a-service for web, mobile and IoT apps - recently got featured on the coveted Product Hunt platform. SecureDB is a US-based startup with engineering office in Pune, India. By offering encryption through easy SaaS model, SecureDB aims at making…Continue