Start-Ups That Last

Source: Harvard Business Reveiw | Author: Ranjay Gulati & Alicia DeSantola Why do so many start-ups that seem to have it all—customers, cash, a promising outlook—run off the rails? Ask a venture capitalist, and you’ll probably hear that they have trouble “scaling.” What does that mean, though? VCs typically describe it as a need to “professionalize the organization” and “bring in grown-ups.” But …

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4 Tips For Leading Teams Of Freelancers

You still have to motivate the team members who work remotely, temporarily, or part-time. Source: FastCompany | Author: Justin Crawford   How do you manage someone you’ve never met in person? And how do you gain loyalty from somebody who works for you 10 hours a week? How do you make all the parts work together? For all the talk about …

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Find a Mentor Who Challenges You

Source: Linkedin | Author: John Chambers | New innovations and unexpected ideas are transforming the world, creating a landscape that is both extremely exciting and challenging for start-ups. In this environment, having a good mentor can make or break a growing business: research shows that mentored small businesses are twice as likely to survive for more than five years than non-mentored small …

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Books for founders at each stage of a startup

Source: Medium | Author: George Lovegrove| I #%&@ing love books. They’re high quality, cheap, can help you relax and break up a working day, improve business progression and also can prevent you from making common mistakes. For founders they should be a vital source of information. Why have I made this resource you ask? Well, I was tired of reading books …

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So you want to join a startup, eh?

What makes you think you’re cut out for one? Do you have it in you? How will you measure yourself? Source: FoundingFuel | Author: Haresh Chawla| Image: Simon Law Until a few months ago, startups were the flavour of the season to start one’s career. Top notch engineers and executives quit their jobs in Silicon Valley to join them in India. But now, …

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Private incubators too may be allowed to certify startups

Incubators would need to have specified physical infrastructure as well as mentors enrolled with the organisation to be eligible, according to the contours of the definition being discussed . The government’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will issue a notification to put in place a framework to enable private incubators certify startups as part of its Startup India …

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Eye on startups, Niti Aayog to boost School Labs

    Source: Times of India   In a significant move to boost innovation, NITI Aayog has initiated the process for setting up 500 tinkering labs in schools and 100 incubation centres across the country. To foster creativity and scientific temper in students, the government will provide a one-time establishment grant of Rs 10 lakh under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) …

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6 Startup Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

Source: Entrepreneur | Author: Jacqueline Whitmore | Image: Shutterstock In 2015, the number of women-owned firms increased again. Women now own about 30 percent of U.S. businesses and employ nearly 8 million workers. Businesses owned by women provide one in seven jobs in privately-owned businesses, reports Womenable.com. It’s not uncommon for women to face unique challenges, especially when trying to juggle traditional roles …

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Learn to Love Networking

Source: HBR | Author: Francesca Gino , Tiziana Casciaro & Maryam Kouchaki | I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although some people have a natural passion for it—namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social interaction—many understandably see it as brown-nosing, exploitative, and …

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What Entrepreneurs Must Know Before Entering New Markets

Source: Entrepreneur | Author: Konstantin Makarov | Image: Stylishly Conventional wisdom says location plays a critical role in whether enterprises succeed. But, choosing where to grow a company is only half the battle, because expanding into new markets is a tricky affair: Entrepreneurs must simultaneously cultivate their niche and adapt to a new consumer base (or bases). Fast-paced globalization and rapidly evolving …

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