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2 months ago

Startup

5 tips on what to do when thousands of people suddenly hate your startup

This morning, a Change.org email in my inbox caught my attention. It was a plea to join a petition asking Zomato chief executive Deepinder Goyal to please run background checks on delivery boys. Now, Zomato orders are typically fulfilled by restaurants themselves, so in all likelihood, this is the restaurant delivery boy going rogue. Tech…

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2 months ago

Startup Advice

Building A Startup Culture And Avoiding Its Pitfalls

A Shift Away From The Norm There is a long history behind the evolution of offices – from the elaborate bureaucracy of the East India Company buildings in the 1600s to the Bürolandschaft of the 1950s, which saw the rise of cubicles. Efficiency or humanity, whatever may have been the intent of these trends, they…

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4 months ago

Life Hacks

“No Problem” is a Problem

Are you starting a new business and need to hire employees? No Problem! Do you need to fill a customer order? No Problem! Perhaps source out the right technology? No Problem! How many times have you asked a question of a business, inquiring if something could be done and the response you received was “No…

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5 months ago

Startup

The Must-Have Toolkit For Lean Startups

A smart entrepreneur will always have his toolkit for growth ready. But a smarter one will constantly be on the lookout for free yet functional tools so that he can dedicate those finances for other things. Having been there, done that, here’s a must-have toolkit for lean startups that every entrepreneur of today must have:…

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5 months ago

Startup Advice

Lessons from FoodPanda: Pakistan’s Food Delivery Startup

Founded in 2012 by Ralf Wenzel and Benjamin Bauer, Foodpanda has since spread across the globe. Headquartering in Berlin Germany, this mobile food delivery marketplace now operates in 40 countries, including Pakistan and India. Expanding Beyond the Marketplace Pakistan’s Foodpanda only recently announced that they’d begin delivering, following suite after Foodpandas in India, Singapore, Vietnam, and Bangladesh officially made…

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5 months ago

Entrepreneurship

Startup funding: 5 challenges faced in raising series A

Seed funding is easier to bag and utilize – hire a small team, begin operations and launch the product in the market with a decent hype. But they’re not enough when it comes to a stage where the startups need to improve their technology, hire more people and up their marketing for increasing their customer…

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6 months ago

General

15 Books Every Startup Founder Needs To Read

Reading books for startups is an inexpensive and fast way to gain business ideas and inspiration to grow your business. Starting A Business Basics What exactly do you need to get a business started? These books for startups will help you find and develop your business idea. 1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use…

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6 months ago

Entrepreneurship

Why Phone Skills Matter For Your Start-up

The phone is one of the most important business tools for you to master. Why? The phone combines the high touch quality of verbal communication with a long distance reach. In fact, entrepreneur Tim Ferriss considers phone skills to be one of his business superpowers. To grow a start-up quickly, you will need phone skills for…

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7 months ago

Business

Understanding the Cultural Differences in Global Business Meetings and Communication

Today we live in a global world. Ok, that is a redundant statement. A better way to put that is that we are more globally-minded than ever before, in this world we share. This is specially true in this virtual world we share. Personally, I think that is a wonderful thing and provides us the…

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8 months ago

Business

Essential Elements of the Successful Launch Checklist

When it comes to product launches or any launch, really, it can seem overwhelming. But, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With proper planning, your launch can run smoothly and without a hitch. Remember that it does not have to be perfect. Each launch almost runs with a personality of its own and there are…

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