Credit worthiness in business is key to success

March 25, 2018 admin 0

Most of the businesses today always find that they are short on capital vs their growth plans. Some need funds to survive. Now, for bootstrapped business ( startups) and SME’s ( who don’t plunge into the equity- valuation pool), the most important aspect of raising capital, mostly in debt form […]

Why Fintech matters for banks

March 18, 2018 admin 0

A service request. The bank said the issue is in the base branch. And the branch is almost 90 minutes from my home. The concept of universal branch banking was tom-tom-ed by the bank earlier. Now, when ‘cometh the hour, vanisheth the bank’. It is 9 days and running – […]

Startups: Business Model is key to business strategy

March 14, 2018 admin 0

What do ‘models’ give? A model gives a perspective of an actual thing is likely to be. The key aspect here is that it gives an idea about the shape of anything. The most important element here is that it eliminates the situation of ‘blind men and the elephant’. As […]

Working together : It boils down to the basics #Startups

March 11, 2018 admin 0

Startup – a place where a multi-dimension mind map unfurls. The key success of any enterprise remains with the ultimate commitment and focus of its founding members. The key factor to success is about following the basics. a) Communication: Together and alone, the team members should share updates, progress and challenges, and […]

Startups: Vision, Masks & Drags – Part 1

March 11, 2018 admin 0

And he called me. ‘I am not able to access him. He says ‘hi’ on Whatsapp, and then it takes a while for another ‘hi’. I asked ‘What’s the problem?.’ “Things that we had envisioned that would happen with him ( Rishi, name changed), aren’t happening. He is inexplicable’, he […]

Rearview 2016: Inclusiveness is the essence of Entrepreneurship

January 1, 2017 admin 0

A most tumultous year,was 2016.  Strong nationalistic winds have been blowing across Europe and the US.  Brexit and the Trump phenomenon have indicated that indigenous communities needed more attention.  The Russian Intervention in Middle East and American Elections, the Chinese uping their ante and the ISIS terror acts in Europe […]

Designing Timebound Profitability in Ecommerce business

October 2, 2016 admin 0

We have seen it all in India. Ecommerce business essentially means getting a consumer with a smartphone to buy stuff online. As this market is nascent, most ecommerce companies rush to make people ( who would otherwise buy offline) to buy online through discounting. The ability of the consumer to […]

Market Research First, Then the Campaigns

September 28, 2016 admin 0

In an earlier column, we had talked about social media can be a powerful tool for primary research and how an enterprise need to listen to social media analytics. However, if you are running a social media campaign, it is important to do some deep dive before the campaign itself. […]

The Cauvery Challenge – Birth of the Cauvery Startups

September 13, 2016 admin 0

This could be the meeting point of two waves – the burden of destruction and the boon of ‘starting up’.  The recent incidents of the Cauvery water indicate the need for a whole bunch of solutions that are ‘value based’ and ‘sustainable’. There are many problems to solve – ‘aforestation […]

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