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Handling business failure

By at November 9, 2011 | 9:55 pm | 0 Comment

Handling business failure What is failure? As Thomas Edison, the great entrepreneur behind light bulb and General Electric (GE) once said, “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” For an entrepreneur, failure in itself is nothing. It is just the lack of success in his desired objectives. For instance, you may not be able to convert your

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Four ways to raise funds

By at August 29, 2011 | 10:22 pm | 2 Comments

Four ways to raise funds As a business takes shape from an idea to a venture, entrepreneurs face the biggest hurdle to growth – finance! 1. How much money does a business need? You can determine this based on the business plan. Money could be needed for creating a prototype, market expansion, team hiring, capital expenses or working capital — and the time

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Entrepreneurial Motivation: 5 Tips To Make It Happen

By at August 4, 2011 | 5:03 pm | 1 Comments

Entrepreneurial Motivation: 5 Tips To Make It Happen One out of 7 days in a week, I feel like giving up my entrepreneurial journey! There are challenges, failures and commercial setbacks on one side and then on the other side is the lure of a lucrative job, other people making it big and comfort of spending time with family. Is it now – no, this has been going on

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Meet Amit Grover Founder of NutureTalent.com: India’s First Institute for Startup

By at August 3, 2011 | 9:50 am | 0 Comment

Meet Amit Grover Founder of NutureTalent.com: India’s First Institute for Startup Socialwoot Ask: How the Career Journey Started? Or Who Inspired You to Start Business / Entrepreneurship? My journey as an entrepreneur started after I met almost a 1000 entrepreneurs. I was in Onida and handling the investment portfolio of my Chairman, Gulu Mirchandani. As a part

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Dare EWeek: Amit Speaks on “Sources of Finance For Entrepreneurs”

By at February 7, 2011 | 10:40 am | 0 Comment

This session was conducted online by DARE Magazine, details below: The audience at Amit Grover's session had plenty to learn today. His talk on funding was extremely informative and was an eye opener for many new start-ups who insisted on getting more out of Amit even after the session was over. Here are some of the highlights of the discussion. He started with

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Amit Grover – Founder, Nurture Talent Academy On Startup and Entrepreneurship

By at February 5, 2011 | 10:35 am | 0 Comment

CEans, We have an active discussion going on our CE-Forum about: Why aren’t engineers thinking about entrepreneurship? Presenting to you the story of an engineer from IIT Delhi who founded his Venture ‘Nurture Talent Academy’ on January 1, 2010 after doing his MBA from IIM Indore and working at a couple of companies. Here is Mr. Amit Grover sharing his

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How to start an Incubation center?

By at December 13, 2010 | 12:08 am | 5 Comments

How to start an Incubation center? Entrepreneurship in India is on the verge of explosive growth. This also throws new opportunities for the eco-system to take shape. Angel investors, venture capital, media, startup clubs, service providers, mentors and training companies are going to grow. And one important cog in the wheel is the incubator – the place where

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Social Entrepreneurship – Emerging Scenario in India

By at October 4, 2010 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

With such wide variety of enthusiastic entrepreneurs taking up the responsibility as social entrepreneurs, I am personally very optimistic about the future of the nation. Let me take up few points related to social entrepreneurship: 1. What is social entrepreneurship? Social entrepreneurship is about having a social objective as a goal of the venture. The objectives

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10 Pricing strategies for entrepreneurs

By at July 27, 2010 | 11:54 pm | 0 Comment

Pricing problems are not rare, and among all issues faced by startups, pricing is right on top! Though there is no perfect pricing method, I am sharing 10 pricing strategies for startups below: 1. Cost-led pricing This is the most common pricing mechanism. Start by calculating all the costs involved in manufacturing the product or delivering the service (variable

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Unplugging the Mystery of Startup Valuations

By at March 2, 2010 | 12:11 pm | 0 Comment

Unplugging the Mystery of Startup Valuations By Guest Author on 2, March, 2010 5 | Topic: Entrepreneurship The mystery of startup valuations has existed since the day 1st startup was born! This topic is fundamental, emotional, scientific and artistic at the same time. I have been asked this question often, and in different forms like "What is my idea worth?", "How

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Unplugging the Mystery of Startup Valuations

By at March 2, 2010 | 12:46 am | 0 Comment

The mystery of startup valuations has existed since the day 1st startup was born! This topic is fundamental, emotional, scientific and artistic at the same time. I have been asked this question often, and in different forms like "What is my idea worth?", "How can I get 10 crores funding, but retain control of my company?". The answer depends on the person who answers the

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Magic behing financial projections in a startup

By at February 23, 2010 | 12:15 am | 0 Comment

One question I have been repeatedly asked in all entrepreneurship events recently has been "How important is Financial Projection for a startup?". Like all subjective questions, the answer can range from "highly important" to "not important at all". I have never seen any investor writing a cheque without looking at the financial projections, neither have I seen them

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Pitch the Rich sessions at IIT Delhi

By at February 22, 2010 | 10:27 am | 0 Comment

Last week, I attended the Entrepreneurship Summit at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. It was a homecoming of sorts (I am an alumnus, 2001 passout) after 10 years. Some things never change - wind tunnel, Dogra Hall, seminar Hall, Ex Hall (exhibition hall) are still as pristine as I left them! Coming to the event, all in all it was average. The startup showcase at

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YourStory in Conversation with Amit Grover, Mumbai Angels

By at November 28, 2009 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

Mumbai Angel was started to provide a good eco system to promote entrepreneurship in a city of 15 million people like Mumbai.In a span of 3 years they have significantly helped the startup community to grow, be it with investments, mentoring or strategic support. YourStory brings to you an exclusive interview with Amit Grover, one of the key drivers of the

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