How do I motivate myself to build things I don’t actually use?

I came across this interesting post on one of the discussion forums (it’s a bit long, but I thought of reproducing it in origin here to get a full context of the question). “I am a full-time contractor for a startup where I do full-stack development. The founder of this startup is not happy about… Continue reading How do I motivate myself to build things I don’t actually use?

How and where can I get good startup ideas?

  (This blog article was published earlier in Medium in September 2017) How do you come up with the best startup idea for you? Where do you look for ideas? How do you know if a startup idea is right for you? Do you have what it takes to pull off your startup idea? Where… Continue reading How and where can I get good startup ideas?

How much investment is required to open a small-scale cyber cafe?

Its not uncommon or rather its more than common to see a question like “How much investment is required to open a small-scale cyber cafe?” in Quora from wannabe entrepreneurs who want to consider starting a new business of this kind. Or consider a few more questions like: How can we set up an auto… Continue reading How much investment is required to open a small-scale cyber cafe?

Prototype or Proof of Concept (POC) or MVP?

  Marketing was, in the earlier years, applied after the product was completed. The result was, marketers are often forced to promote products that didn’t resonate, that didn’t really work. And the reason marketers didn’t contribute to product development was that they didn’t have any interest or the skills to do so. New product building… Continue reading Prototype or Proof of Concept (POC) or MVP?

How do I measure the success of a newly launched product?

  I was talking to one of the mentees from earlier months, after a gap of about 6 – 7 months and my usual question to him was, how has been his startup business progressing. And, his reply to that question was, “Well, on the customer front, there is no much change in the situation,… Continue reading How do I measure the success of a newly launched product?

Will you jump in?

  The idea is the most critical and fundamental element of a new business and for many, the new business starts when there is some great idea to execute. Many wait for good ideas to happen to them. Many ask around for suggestions on good ideas. In many of such situations; it is not that… Continue reading Will you jump in?