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How to Use Entrepreneur Networking Events and Meet-ups Effectively

Startup NetworkingIn order to grow faster, budding entrepreneurs need to find out the right platforms to pitch their startups to investors, search team-members with the right skill-sets and support forums that can provide constructive feedbacks on upcoming products. Networking events and meet-ups provide a much needed opportunity to entrepreneurs to build and grow their startups. But it's important to use these events effectively to achieve all this.

Do's and Don'ts of Crowd-Funding Your Startup

Startup CrowdFundingEric Migicovsky, founder of Pebble,  decided that he would ask for USD 100,000 from the Kickstarter community. The project met the goal of USD 100,000 within a few hours of going live. First day ended with USD 600,000 and Pebble raised USD 10.3 million during the 25 day period. There are certain things that you need to keep in mind while you launch your project on one of these sites to raise funds. We bring out the top 10 things to keep in mind while approaching such a website.

Have You Asked Yourself These 10 Questions Before Starting Up

Startup in makingEntrepreneurship is at an all-time high, not just in India, but around the world. Between 2006 and 2013, the number of companies founded in the Silicon Valley by people under 35 more than doubled from 145,104 to 247,049. Bangalore showed the second highest Growth Index, 4.9. If you are reading this, you are most likely already bitten by the startup bug. But before you leave your (in most likelihood, cushy) day job and take the plunge into the startup world, here are 10 questions you need to ask yourself before becoming an entrepreneur:

Why Are Customer Surveys Important for Your Startup

 
Customer Survey

Entrepreneurs fall in love with their product idea, which is required in a way. But the downside is that they start creating a product to serve the idea and not the targeted customers. Startups mostly avoid customer surveys and when they do that, most of the times they do it wrong or maybe with a huge bias towards getting results that support their pre-conceived idea. A customer survey can provide a hell lot more insights about your product, your target audience and much more, read on!

6 Ways To Get Great PR For Your Stealth Mode Startup

PR for StartupsDo you think you should wait to begin building your PR until your product it out? Maybe not. You can and you must start building your PR even if you are working on your startup in a stealth mode, not to mention when you are OK to talk about your startup. Here are 6 ways that will not only help you market your startup before it's launched but let you do that without spending any money.

7 Reasons Why Blogging is Essential to Your Startup

Entrepreneurs keep looking for free and easy ways to increase the reach and exposure for their startups, yet they heavily underestimate a blog as a tool to achieve that. A well maintained blog with good quality content can do wonders for your startup. If you are not convinced that your startup requires a blog, or are plagued with questions on how a blog for your website will help your business, you must read this blog.

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