February 20, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

I meet so many entrepreneurs regularly and talk to them about, how their business is doing. I am often confronted with entrepreneurs who think things will change once they make that big launch, or a major change to their product.  Invariably they are always wrong. Whenever I hear this reasoning…

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…

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…

August 3, 2016 T. K. Coleman

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan There is a difference…

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 26, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

I have always maintained that starting a startup is like cooking a dish, whose recipe you do not know. (I have described in greater detail in my earlier posts why the recipe is not known here and here.) It takes great ingredients to make a great dish. In business, these ingredients…

July 18, 2016 Salma Moosa 8Comment

We have been adopting the western ways very easily, especially the younger generation. We can see that with the adoption of theme restaurants, bars, gaming centers, and what not; we cannot avoid noticing the change. Then there are some people, pockets of them, being different; but then the larger waves…

July 15, 2016 Shivani Patel

My name is Shivani, and I’m the Creator of Arture, a lifestyle accessories brand based in Chennai. There’s a long story about how my brand came to be but the first big step in the creation of Arture was my decision to crowdfund a year ago. Every time I tell…