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Financial planning for startups

April 16, 2016 Editor StarsofStartups 0

  By Mahesh Krishnamurthy Finance is an important and integral part of any organisation including startups. In this series of articles, I propose to bring out some key elements which all entrepreneurs in startups need to know. The first part of the series covers financial planning by startup founders. We […]

The great ‘parental obsession’

March 29, 2016 Editor StarsofStartups 1

Shridhar Bhagwat History is full of stories where parents have been so blind and consumed by love for their children that they could hardly see any of their faults and crimes. Be it the great Greek mythology or our own Mahabharata, there are many examples of parents’ inability to see […]

Bad news – It’s a brand, not a mere startup

February 14, 2016 admin 0

So you wanna start up or have already. That’s cool. So, what next? Yes, you need to get behind the product/service up and running, hire people, plan infrastructure, run behind potential clients, plan strategy, meet the angels and the demons. Yes, all of that. But a vital question need be […]

Tech-ache, the potent startup illness

February 11, 2016 admin 0

Got up in the morning with a bad news from a friend’s startup, they may go down Its  disheartening as they have a solid business model and huge market potential, but they are going down due to tech co-founder dependency. Their tech co-founder who himself has own business is not […]

Founders – first ‘find’ then get funds

February 6, 2016 admin 0

The only part of my work I find challenging is to handle enquiries for investments. I find it very depressing when entrepreneurs start ideas to get investment. Their focus is less on business concepts, but more on defining on what problem they are solving and the next day they start hunting […]

A sob story unleashed

January 23, 2016 admin 0

Business Consultants at times are like sales guys. Whenever they meet they have a sob story to share. Recently I met an old friend of mine who is also working in startup zone and his story was very relevant to share here. Why most startups and business which feature on newspaper […]

Does an Entrepreneur / Startup founder need to be bully ?

January 18, 2016 admin 0

There are millions of articles and books defining the “Successful Leader” and his traits. Many experts resembling streetside palmistrians  are making a living out of spinning stories of how to be something which comes from inside. They will tell you the symptoms which can correlate and create a impression that […]

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