October 4, 2016 Larry Kim

Here’s what a successful entrepreneur looks like, by the numbers.   Some people were just born to be entrepreneurs, it seems. I certainly feel that way. Before starting WordStream, I did consulting to bootstrap the software side of my business. Starting and building businesses is what I was meant to…

September 1, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

There are many different terminologies that are often used when it comes to explaining sales. Most people who are engaged in sales, tend to talk about lead generation, customer engagement, conversion and so on and so forth. This is an extremely granular view of things. Sales is what happens when…

August 24, 2016 Salma Moosa

In every startup, the founders come together; face all of the challenges together hoping one day to be funded and be able to change the industry. They want to be able to change the user’s life to such an extent that they are a name associated with success and achievements….

August 12, 2016 Mahesh Bhalla

At one level, an investor is an investor is an investor. But there are nuances as to how various investors look at different sectors, and therefore their relative ‘appetite’ for the same opportunity may differ. This variance is driven one or more of the following: their (relative) understanding of the…

August 4, 2016 Akbar Khan

According to Bernd Schoner, author of The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide: How to Bootstrap Your Startup, Lead Through Tough Times, Cash In for Success and The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide (McGraw-Hill, May 2014); assembling your founding team is a make-or-break move that every business faces. In fact, he says that it “determines the…

July 28, 2016 Akbar Khan

Entrepreneurs face no shortage of advice about how to make the most of their strengths, with guidance on which skills to embolden through training, education or self-directed practice. It’s like a goat rodeo out there. In fact, a cursory search on Amazon.com for entrepreneurship returns more than 56,000 books results….

July 28, 2016 Salma Moosa 11Comment

As I begin to write about one of my biggest failures, as an entrepreneur, I would like to warn each of you, my intention to write about it after a decade is not to scare you off from entrepreneurship. I write this story to make a point to myself, that…

July 12, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

As a part of my work, I come across a lot of entrepreneurs who are looking to start a new venture. Most entrepreneurs that I come across are individuals who are looking to quit their jobs and take up the challenge of starting a business. This makes them look at…

July 10, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

I should begin by clarifying that I am no expert on E-Commerce. I do not hate Flipkart, although as a once loyal customer, I hate to see what is happening to the company. I do not know any Flipkart employee personally, and these are my thoughts as an external observer….