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How Innovation Works as Weapons to Raise Social Business

Innovation is important in every domain to be a pioneer in implementing new methodologies to gain from and in turn to take lead over competition by virtue of the results achieved through innovation. Social media is often seen as the foundation for promotion and internet marketing. It serves as a source of inbound links for [...]

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Tips for beginners to create culture of innovation in business

Businesses which intend to get ahead of the competition have to innovate. Apart from adopting a couple of required techniques, methods, technologies and business practices they have to go beyond their status quo and innovate. Nevertheless, innovation simply cannot occur by accident. It requires consistent effort from the business leadership to set the tone and [...]

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Guest Post: 2 Twitter Blunders to Avoid

You may have noticed that some companies seem to have all the success on Twitter. They have thousands of followers and people are always replying to their tweets or retweeting what they say. You may wonder how to become one of those companies. Well, it doesn’t happen overnight. You have to tweet about what people [...]

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iPad: What is hot about Apple’s latest iPad

Finally, Apple has launched its iPad3 amid all the fanfare today putting an end to all sort of speculations. No, it doesn’t have a time machine or laser swords of Jedi or  anything of that sort. This update was more incremental and was in the lines of most mainstream expectations. The new things include a better [...]

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5 Reasons NOT to have Meetings in Person

Recently I read a great article by René Shimada Siegel that talked about reasons to have meetings in person. While, I agree that face-to-face meetings are a great thing, I am managing multiple clients and having healthy relationships without ever meeting my clients. I think face-to-face meetings are not all that advantageous in many cases and in [...]

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Event report of Proto 2011 at Chennai

Posted  July 9th, 2011  by  Balaji

Proto.in is a startup event bringing together startups across India and help them showcase their wares before media, investors and other entrepreneurs. The 8th edition of Proto was conducted at the Great Lakes college of Management outside Mahabalipuram in Tamilnadu – though it was billed as a Chennai event (70 km away). It was in [...]

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7 survival tips for startup entrepreneurs

Posted  July 11th, 2011  by  Balaji

Most startups die and join the deadpool before they could see the daylights. Most startup entrepreneurs end up failing at some point of time in our lives and even the successful ones have come closer to death before bouncing back. A startup that survives long enough is the one that has a high chance of [...]

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How to setup an ecommerce business in India?

Posted  August 25th, 2011  by  Balaji

Here is a guest post by Angel Investor – Mukund Mohan. Say you are a stay-at-home-dad who wants to sell your own neat apparel designs online, or a creative mom who can make some excellent handicrafts at home. Now you are interested in setting up a storefront on the web so you can “get in [...]

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Tips for beginners to create culture of innovation in business

Posted  May 4th, 2012  by  Balaji

Businesses which intend to get ahead of the competition have to innovate. Apart from adopting a couple of required techniques, methods, technologies and business practices they have to go beyond their status quo and innovate. Nevertheless, innovation simply cannot occur by accident. It requires consistent effort from the business leadership to set the tone and [...]

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Authorgen – elearning solutions

Posted  June 9th, 2011  by  Balaji

AuthorGen is a Chandigarh based startup that provides authoring solutions for e-learning. It has 2 major products – authorsstream that enables you to store and share presentations easily on the web, and conduct webinars, and authorpoint – to author interactive teaching content. AuthorStream has a feature to convert powerpoints to video or flash and download [...]

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How Innovation Works as Weapons to Raise Social Business

Posted  May 8th, 2012  by  Balaji

Innovation is important in every domain to be a pioneer in implementing new methodologies to gain from and in turn to take lead over competition by virtue of the results achieved through innovation. Social media is often seen as the foundation for promotion and internet marketing. It serves as a source of inbound links for [...]

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BubbleCard – customer loyalty cards

Posted  June 9th, 2011  by  Balaji

Bubblecard is a customer loyalty card accepted by over 150 stores in Pune. It is a one person startup from somebody who is fresh out of college. It is a loyalty card with discounts ranging from 5-25% and costs about Rs. 50. The startup is very early in its life, but the concept is interesting [...]

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How to start your restaurant business in India?

Posted  July 14th, 2011  by  Balaji

A lot of us have ambitions to start our own restaurant. For some foodies it could be a nice hobby and for others it could be a profitable business if done well. The two most important things in a good restaurant business are a) right location b) right chef. These two makes or breaks any [...]

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Sbuzz Week 5: The art of selling – 8 key lessons

Posted  August 25th, 2011  by  Balaji

Sbuzz week 5 was about selling. We talked about the Zig Zaglar’s quote: Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. 8 Key  lessons on selling from the participants Here is the detailed transcript transcript-08-24 Image courtesy: Cartoonbank

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