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90ml App

Hi! Friends,

I take great pleasure to introduce you 90ml android app. Dedicated to "Alcohol & Food" exclusively.Its the first & only app of its kind. The primary focus of the app is to give its users basic information at the click of button about outlets that our indulged in the service or serving "Alcohol & Food".

This app is developed from the prospective of helping you to make your decision easy and fast. It will also give you a glimpse in the various categories…

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Added by Allan David on December 10, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Social group and startup joins hands to create impact

The most wonderful gift to tomorrow’s generations is a healthy environment. Healthy environment needs cleanliness. Though many individuals are coming forward these days for cleanliness drives, a big responsibility also lies on the corporate world. Corporates should come forward and participate/assist in cleanliness drives in a big way.

CurlyOrange.com, which is into personalized products for children, understands its responsibility towards the health of our future generation. We have…

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Added by Amit Joshi on December 2, 2014 at 6:51pm — 1 Comment

Who Is An Entrepreneur ? Struggling Yet Joyful Business Owner .

'Entrepreneur' is quite a knotty term , isn't it ? Big guns who spell ideas are ,thick and fast treated as entrepreneurs in the business arena. . Those who second ; entrepreneurship is a term that's catching up flashingly , are till blue in the face keep a close watch on the major developments in the start-up environment Many of us dream of snooping into an entrepreneurs life and are thrown off guard , when we get a chance to do so . Start-up owners are contemplated to run several ventures…

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Added by Bawna Rath on December 1, 2014 at 9:56am — 3 Comments

Part 2 : Co-Founder as a Salesperson - Warm up | Gear Up | Sell

Courtesy - lineout.thestranger.com

In mid June'2014, I wrote a post on "…

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Added by Abhishek Ballabh on November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The HARD thing about the HARD things | Must Read for Entrepreneurs going through regular SHIT

                                                            image courtesy: medium.com

I don't wanna live no mo'
Sometimes I hear death knocking at my front do'

I'm living everyday like a hustle

Another drug to juggle,…
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Added by Abhishek Ballabh on August 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — 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 — 6 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!…

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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

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

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

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

Startups don't have to compromise

Should a start-up company, usually not cash-rich, always struggle for its operations, marketing etc. or is it possible to do everything in low or almost no budget? Can automation make things feasible or do we always need expert staff? Can we do most things ourselves or should we outsource things.



When I launched my company, all I had was some confidence and enthusiasm. No cash. (don't have it even now). But over the time, I did manage to Automate a lot of stuff…

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Added by Saurabh Bhatia on January 22, 2013 at 7:23pm — 2 Comments

web design / web development / CMS / SEO / SEM - freelacer and small companies - this idea work for you

Hello friends,

Now days there is tremendous competition in local market, which indirectly reduce the profits ultimately stop you to grow.

This may be applying to the startups and up to ten employee companies.

They may not in condition to hire sales team or not get good team. This is barrier to their capabilities.

 

Here I am proposing an idea to get this problem sorted out.

Steps:

  • Form a group of companies or freelancers
    • Find out…
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Added by shrikant on August 31, 2011 at 4:15pm — 6 Comments

How to give a Good Product Demo!

The Saturday of July 9 2011 was host to two of the biggest product start-up events in India - Proto.in and Unpluggd. YourNextLeap, which is a Pune based start-up was fortunate to be selected to demo at both! Here are some learnings from the unique experience that the nextLeap team would love to share with fellow start-ups.

 

The…

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Added by Suruchi Wagh on August 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Six Steps featured on yourstory.in (CNBC TV 18 YOUNG TURKS)

 

Six Steps featured on yourstory.in (CNBC TV 18 YOUNG TURKS)

Six Steps was recently featured on the yourstory.in CNBC TV 18 Young Turks, we thank all for your continuing support and would like to take this opportunity to request all to kindly connect us to sales, marketing managers or business owners of equipment manufacturing or product manufacturing firms. Our services will change the way they manage their servicing and marketing with high cost savings and higher…

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Added by krunnal Gharre on June 30, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments

POCC at a Glance - April 19th

Pune OpenCoffee Club at a Glance - April 19th

 

Exclusive - Startup In Focus:

The startup in focus this week is Pineapple Innovative Solutions – a venture that takes care of the IT and…

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Added by Santosh on April 18, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Do you have a favorite 3rd party Library?

Lets contribute by sharing your favorite but lesser known 3rd party libraries that no project should be without.

 

This is my feedback - http://wp.me/pPJh0-87

 

Some least heard but important such libraries which we have used in past are:

 

Unit Testing: DBUnit, Mockito, Hamcrest Matchers

Apache Common: Commons Configurations, Commons DbUtils, Commons IO, Commons Lang

Other: SLF4J, Google Collections, c3p0,…

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Added by Ken Blake on March 18, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Selecting An Appropriate Legal Structure For Your Start-up

First thing that comes to mind after one has decided to start a business venture is “What form of a legal entity should I create?”. It is important to think this through thoroughly at the beginning since once the start-up is set up, it is very difficult; not to mention expensive and time-consuming, to go back and change its legal form. Determining the right legal structure for your startup can save both money and hassle. Structuring errors may cause businesses to fail.…
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Added by CA Sujata Bogawat on March 17, 2011 at 10:14am — 3 Comments

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