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The struggle for inclusive funding

Startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to seek inclusive access to market-based finance and this predicament is hurting them the most. Catastrophe lies ahead unless we take decisive action soon at various levels. In this
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"Business Model Innovation" - an imperative for Businesses

A good business model answers Peter Drucker’s age-old questions: Who is the customer? And what does the customer value? It also answers the fundamental questions every manager must ask: How do we make money in this business? What is the
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Popular Misconceptions of Strategy

The subject of strategy is unique for the many misconceptions managers carry. Here are just three, and what you can do about them.  The fallacy of first mover advantage  1. First mover advantage is a fallacy
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"Disruptive Innovation" - Ideas that can get you thinking

  Clayton Christensen's theories on "Disruptive Innovation" are path breaking and attempts to predict the future of companies through the lens of innovation.  Prof Clay attempts to bring "Cause-Effect"
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5 ways to simplify accounting for small businesses

Keeping track of invoices, taxes, receipts etc. can be overwhelming for a small business.Maintaining books of accounts, tracking receivables and depending on someone else to feed you aggregate financial performance/provide regular reports can be
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Success Breeds Success

Last week I received a fantastic email. The email was from the CEO of one of my portfolio companies announcing the promotion of his administrative assistant. After three years of doing great work for the CEO, this assistant was promoted into a role
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Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Classes You Can't Miss

From: Recommended by: Balaji Pasumarthy Free but valuable.. from expert entrepreneurs and reputed universities like Stanford. Topics I feel are very relevant for Start-ups like "How to Build a
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11 Must read Books For Entrepreneurs

From: Recommended by: Umesh Hegde This is a good link of 11 must read books for Entrepreneurs published in 2012. They have variety of subjects all related to business owners.. Few of the books
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Working for a start ups - pros and cons

I have seen 100's of startup companies (my own experience as well), particularly in Software.  I have tried to analyse "what % of startups can sustain for a minimum period of 3 or 5 years and make considerable profits to grow to next
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Unplugging the Mystery of Startup Valuations

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