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Entrepreneurship

A retired colonel’s advice on how startup founders can be super productive

Some notes on productivity for startup founders on how the Army leadership manages to give their 200% every single day and how you can you too !
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This could be why your competition is ahead in the game – Meaningful Business networking

Understanding meaningful networking and simplified tips on how to go about it from various vantage points !
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Why you’ll want to read this article before joining a startup as employee 1-10

An honest account of what it is to work at a pre-revenue stage, bootstrapped tech startup as Employee no 8 !! and what startup life teaches you for real
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GDPR – The A to Z of the data protection act

As a SaaS startup we have been reading extensively about the General Data protection regulation (GDPR) to be able to work with our European clients and users. Sharing our simplified understanding based on numerous days of research and reading on this.
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How to differentiate yourself in a crowded SaaS market

To succeed in the uber-competitive SaaS business scene, you need to differentiate the moment your MVP is ready !!

Sharing our story on customer experience became our differentiator - an honest and detailed version of what we did from Day 0 to today !!
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Conversations With Alore – Managed marketplaces- Interactive learning solutions from Inmovidu

InMovidu is a technology based managed marketplace which offers interactive learning solutions for both students and instructors.
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How not to waste time at networking events

Notes on helping you decide which networking events to attend and maximise your gains from the attendance.
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Top SaaS networking events to attend in 2018

You’re not working, if you’re not networking !!
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What non-tech founders need to know about tech stack for startups

"This isn't possible in SQL or Python", "We don't have this functionality in Java" " The server is too weak to take the load " . Have you ever struggled under the weight of such excuses from your developers when they know you're not into coding ? I have, at one point.

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2 frameworks for startups to help you triple your sales

Cold calling is not just something your prospects hate but rather what most sales managers hate too ! Sharing two sales frameworks that could ease sales managers out of their misery of having to call through a phone list every day !!
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11 common mistakes a new sales manager makes in startups

Your startup is beginning to take off, you've just on-boarded a few sales executives to work for you. Yay !!

Scaling is the biggest thing on your mind. Double Yay !!

Now comes the moment of truth and a quasi-test of your leadership andddddddd of your patience.
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Conversations With Alore – Ensuring customer delight with better conversations – Re:amaze

Re:amaze is a SaaS customer messaging platform. It offers its B2B customers the ability to provide multi-channel support. Re:amaze helps businesses with both inbound and outbound customer conversations in real time.
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Why every B2B sales executive must focus on Lead generation on Medium

It's 2018.

Today personal branding is the foundation of social selling. More so for B2B companies.

Imagine this. You get an email from Jane Doe asking you to how you are, how she is such a huge fan of your work etc. She says she would like to meet you and help you increase your company’s profits by 25%.
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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – What they are to business

By  •  Technology
Most leading companies today rely on the power of Machine Learning(ML) and Artificial Intelligence(AI) to understand consumer behaviour, turn data into information and propel themselves into a productive tomorrow.
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Is your business utilizing Big data in marketing

Google knows what you’re searching or even remotely interested in.
Facebook knows what you share, who you’re friends with, where you hang out, where you holiday, which city you have roots in, studied in and where you live.
Amazon knows what you buy, what you gift !!
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Conversations With Alore – Introducing AI powered SEO for the new age marketers – Alli AI

Alli AI is an AI product dedicated to SEO. Alli AI helps you to increase traffic, build quality backlinks, optimize websites and help build business outreach.
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The Buyer persona – Why and how sales managers must use it

Who are you selling to ?

Can you answer this question in less than 30 seconds with a list in order of priority 1. ABC, 2. XYZ, 3. QWE

To succeed in what you do, you NEED to know who your target audience is. You have to imagine a person and a face and pitch to that cohort every single day.
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Inspirational sayings from Aristotle if he were your startup mentor

We all know of Alexander the Great. The great Greek conqueror and military leader. And guess who taught him during his formative years on life, philosophy and strategy to be what he became? – Yes, it was Aristotle.
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Surest ways to validate your business idea for free (and a master test too)

While you sat in a comfy chair at Starbucks sipping coffee, mid-way you had a eureka moment and figured out the next best thing to offer humanity after sliced bread. You quickly jot down your idea on a napkin and finish the coffee quickly to rush home and think on it some more.
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Conversations with Alore : Ushering in innovation into learning South Asian languages – Sum Yantra

Sum Yantra is an Indian technology and innovations startup which aims to bring forth innovative products into the market.
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Why leaders and entrepreneurs must take a break

By  •  Productivity

Does this sound familiar:
You come out of a client meeting at 6PM and receive an urgent call from the product team. There is a critical bug that needs fixing and they’re struggling to tackle it. You cancel dinner with your partner and go straight back to the office and work shoulder-to-shoulder with the team all night. When you finally solve the problem, you see the sun coming up and your phone beeps to remind you that your big investor pitch is in 30 minutes. And it’s still only Tuesday!

5 ways on how to boost productivity when you're in your 50's ?

By  •  Productivity

50’s is NOT a time of decline, but has been statistically shown to be the peak period for academicians, entrepreneurs, scientists and managers. You have got a wealth of knowledge, resources, experience and contacts making it an advantageous period of life!

Why email automation is right for every business !

A whopping 3.7 billion. That is the approximate number of email users existing in the world today. Chances are that 95% of your customers use email and most of them check them daily. That is a silent yet humongous potential for any business.

Are a person's 20's and 30's the most productive years?

By  •  Productivity

Every once in a while, I end up being in debate or discussion around stereotyping of age-groups. The 50 somethings find the 20 somethings too amateur and reckless and vice versa it’s an accusation of being way to stiff or there being generation gap in ideologies etc.