Archive for May, 2014

Lava Iris 504Q+ is great for watching videos says Sachin Karpe

Lava Iris 504q plus, Sachin Karpe

The 5-inch HD display of Lava (1280×720 pixels) offers stunning resolution for watching HD videos and games. The colour reproduction is vivid and crisp, while viewing angles don’ t disappoint. Even if you hold the phone at a 45 degree tilt, you can still read without your eyes hurting. The matte-finish rear panel is also well-crafted and doesn’t look cheap. Even though the phone might appear dainty, it’s not. So upmarket that 8 out of 10 people we showed it to couldn’t believe that at Rs 14,999 you can get this good-looking device from an Indian manufacturer says Sachin Karpe

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Things About Email You Might Not Know by Sachin Karpe

Emails, Sachin Karpe, Email Marketing

Sachin Karpe shares things about email you might not know that making you feel awkward. Email is one of those things that’s just a part of your life, period. Unequal email power dynamics can happen for many reasons—a professional ladder discrepancy, an age discrepancy, a “customer’s always right” situation, a thing where many people are all emailing one person—but usually, it’s that the person writing the high-quality email wants/needs something from the person writing the low-quality email says Sachin Karpe.

15 Etiquette Rules for Dining at Fancy Restaurants by Sachin Karpe

Etiquette Rules for Dining, Sachin Karpe

Some restaurant etiquette is just common sense: Don’t speak when your mouth is full, don’t tell rude jokes during the meal, and always cover your mouth when you cough. DO always dress nicely, DON’T put your cellphone, keys, or purse on the table as it distracts not only your other dining companions, but also your waiter and the entire restaurant. DO let your guest order first, do set up payment ahead of time if you’re the host, DO take pictures of your food, unless you’re with a client, DO know where to place your napkin says Sachin Karpe.

7 Ps of Marketing says Sachin Karpe

marketing, Sachin Karpe

Sachin Karpe shares 7 Ps of marketing strategy. These seven are: product, price, promotion, place, packaging, positioning and people. As products, markets, customers and needs change rapidly, you must continually revisit these seven Ps to make sure you’re on track and achieving the maximum results possible for you in today’s marketplace.

  • Product – To begin with, develop the habit of looking at your product as though you were an outside marketing consultant brought in to help your company decide whether or not it’s in the right business at this time.
  • Prices – The second P in the formula is price. Develop the habit of continually examining and reexamining the prices of the products and services you sell to make sure they’re still appropriate to the realities of the current market. Sometimes you need to lower your prices
  • Place – The fourth P in the marketing mix is the place where your product or service is actually sold.
  • Packaging – The fifth element in the marketing mix is the packaging. Develop the habit of standing back and looking at every visual element in the packaging of your product or service through the eyes of a critical prospect.

Do your customers really like you? says Sachin Karpe

Customers, Sachin Karpe

Do your customers really like you? says Sachin Karpe.  Failing fast leads to startup success. Many entrepreneurs seek to apply the principles and validate their business models and hypotheses about who their customers are (and how those customers want to buy). Entrepreneurs will often hear validation when there is none. They want the target customer to be the real customer and for that customer to validate the pricing, packaging, and channels of acquisition. The entrepreneur will often read deep validation into benign statements. As an entrepreneur, you should not ask sophomoric questions to your customers but rather get very real and very specific says Sachin Karpe

How to Start a Consulting Business by Sachin Karpe

Business Consultant, Sachin Karpe

Sachin Karpe explains how to start a consulting business.  Some things to consider to start for a business consulting are – What certifications and special licensing will I need? – Depending upon your profession, you may need special certification or a special license before you can begin operating as a consultant.

For example, fund-raising consultants don’t need special certification, although you can become certified through the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. And in some states, you may need to register as a professional fund-raising consultant before starting your business. Am I organized enough to become a consultant? – Do I like to plan my day? Am I an expert when it comes to time management? Networking is critical to the success of any type of consultant today. Begin building your network of contacts immediately says Sachin Karpe

Ways To Achieve Better Work-Life Balance by Sachin Karpe

work life balance, Sachin Karpe

Ways To Achieve Better Work-Life Balance by Sachin Karpe. For most people, juggling the demands of a career and a personal life is an ongoing challenge, especially at a time when many companies have slashed their ranks–and expect more from the survivors. Achieving the elusive “work-life balance” can often feel like an impossible goal, especially for people who strive to give everything 100%. In today’s “do more with less” competitive reality, how can we manage careers and families, and feel satisfied with both? Learn Your Employer’s Policies. Inquire about your company’s policies on flextime and working from home. If you’re a strong performer, you have a better chance of negotiating an arrangement that works for both you and your employer. Communicate. If you won’t be available for certain hours during the day or weekend because you’re dealing with family issues, let your manager and colleagues know, and get their full support. Use Technology to Your Advantage. Technology should help make your life easier, not control it. Ban technology at certain times so that you can focus on your family or friends says Sachin Karpe

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