Archive for April, 2014

The 6 People Every Startup Needs by Sachin Karpe

Startup, Sachin Karpe

There’s no magic bullet for startup success, but your team can often make-or-break it, says entrepreneur Bernd Schoner.

No. 1:  The prima donna genius. “I think it’s commonly accepted in a tech startup that you better have someone with technical knowledge,” says Schoner.  “You want to have someone be able to lead the technical agenda of the team.”

No. 2: The leader -Typically the CEO, Schoner says it’s important to have one person calling the shots. Industry veteran Schoner says this person is often missing in younger startup teams, but he stresses the importance of having someone on staff who has been around the block says Sachin Karpe.

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An Entrepreneur’s Social-Media Plan for Success by Sachin Karpe

Social Media, Sachin Karpe

 

Sachin Karpe shares social media plan for Entrepreneur.  For entrepreneurs needing a little help developing their social-media plan, here are a few tips. Be crystal clear on who your target audience is. Determining your target demographic is imperative for success. Make sure you have a clear image of who you exactly what to reach. Make sure you know them inside and out and are familiar with their interests, needs and biggest challenges. Plan your messaging strategy. Make sure your branding strategy and story brings your company to life. Don’t use social media to just talk about your business or product says Sachin Karpe.

 

Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read by Sachin Karpe

Books, Sachin Karpe, Entrepreneur

Whether they’re battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business says a Sachin Karpe. The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change The Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christenen, 1997. Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, who has founded a handful of companies of his own over the years, delivered one of the most respected and useful books for entrepreneurs 17 years ago. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries, 2011. Whether an entrepreneur is a business veteran who has experienced the highs and lows of the great dotcom bubble or a young says Sachin Karpe

Stay Motivated Sachin Karpe

Stay Motivated, Karpe Sachin

The most important goals you set for yourself will take time to achieve says Sachin Karpe. That’s a fact. Create a realistic schedule. The key word here being realistic. If you haven’t written down the steps you’re going to take to achieve your goals and when you expect to complete them by, it can be hard to stay on track.  Surround yourself with like-minded people. At work and on your time off, spending time with people who have a positive outlook on life can be very inspiring. Carve out time for yourself. Take care of yourself. Recharge your batteries by doing something that makes you happy. When I’m stressed out and frustrated,  walking away from what’s upsetting me is almost always helpful says Sachin Karpe.

ATMs to defend themselves from attacks says Sachin Karpe

ATM- Machine, Sachin Karpe, ATM

ATMs to defend themselves from attacks Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) may soon be armed with a mechanism that would spray hot foam in the face of the attacker if he tries to force it open. With the number of attacks on ATMs increasing in recent years, the new technique may be particularly well suited to protecting ATMs or cash transports. Researchers at ETH University in Zurich have developed a special film that triggers an intense reaction when destroyed. Sachin Karpe explained that while protective devices that can spray robbers and banknotes already exist, these are mechanical systems that are not very expensive and are less prone to malfunctions.

 

 

How to Take Vacation Without Abandoning Business by Sachin Karpe

Vacation Tips, Sachin Karpe

First rule of vacation planning: Make sure you have a team you can trust. Leaving one’s business to others, even for just a few days, can fill an entrepreneur with anxiety.”In the early years, I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders and believed that no one could keep the company going during my absence,” says Todd Greene, CEO of HeadBlade, a Culver City, Calif.-based shaving-product company. “As a result, I hardly ever went away, and when I did it was not enjoyable.” Business trips or vacations can be much less terrifying if one plans ahead. At all times there has to be someone in charge who is accountable says Sachin Karpe.

 

 

 

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