A place for startup entrepreneurs to meet in Pune
Outbreak of Covid-19 is unprecedented shock to the not only the Indian but also global economy. It has impact on health and…Continue
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Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have held the economy of India strong and sturdy during the times of…Continue
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Recently we watched the Gully Boy Hindi movie[i] again and couldn’t stop ourselves from comparing it with the first-generation entrepreneurs. This is our attempt in correlating it, if you like the correlation, the credit goes to the movie makers and if you don’t like the correlation, you can…Continue
Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on May 1, 2020 at 3:10pm — No Comments
On a hot summer afternoon, I was looking at a beautiful golden rain tree.
I was thinking about how nature blossoms this beautiful tree in summer only. How it must have selected the golden color of the tree. The hotter the summer, the more beautiful the flowers of this tree.
I was middle of these thoughts when I received a phone call. For a moment I thought of avoiding the phone call and enjoying the beauty of the golden rain tree. Then I thought work was also part of nature and…Continue
Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on April 7, 2018 at 12:04pm — No Comments
“Business Planning Practitioners Group is not enough for execution!” announced Julia in a message she sent through my mobile app. I was not surprised. I wanted to know more details before making any comment. The group communicated within themselves and Julia got back to me. “We have a surprise for you! We want to meet you at my office. The Municipality has agreed to give its…Continue
I just completed reading this incredible book ‘The Last Lecture’ authored by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. I am sharing the highlighted points I have learned from the book. I will still recommend you reading the entire book. I found this website which provides excellent resources …Continue
Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on August 6, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments
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…Continue
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!…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on June 7, 2014 at 7:29pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on June 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments