Why High Internet Valuation misguides the Entrepreneur Focus

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Entrepreneurship is booming around the world. This decade will witness most start-up firms ever in the history of mankind. The balance of economy among large gigantic firms and small / growing millions of start-ups challenging them will shift dramatically and there would be winners and losers at the end. Time will tell what’s the right equilibrium of balance across the types of firms (large / small) in corporate sector as a sustainable model. The start-ups really help solve variety of problems, bring innovation and efficiencies in our lives for better; these things are generally hard to come by from large firms as they tend to be poor at innovation, very slow to move, and rarely pro-actively improve the market dynamics. […]

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Chosing Partner Clients in Start-up’s Growth Stage

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It’s a good situation for a start-up to have built a product / service and have some live / beta client(s) to work with. If proven, the offering could be expanded further to work for more clients as well as diversify into other potential growth areas. This is an interesting stage for a start-up when they have “semi-proven” product, hand full of beta clients and potentially a few more clients interested. This is a commendable position for the start-up, but a fairly challenging one as well. Its tempting to work with all clients, and try to meet all their requirements at once with a limited team size,  trying to support and scale the half baked product. Selection of clients to […]

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First-time Entrepreneurs, Be Aware of these 50 Things

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    Business Planning Don’t make a business plan where you target to get a few percentage points of a multi-million of billion market, and you think it’s going to be easy (or “how hard can it be”). For example if you say search engine business is multi-billion dollar industry   and you can make a search engine that can achieve 1% market share in 1 year. That’s complete bs. Do try and get as much feedback on your business plan as possible, especially from potential target customers. Don’t take any criticism personally. Absorb it constructively and discard it if you don’t agree with it at all. Get few good months on evaluating your idea and all the factors around […]

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