Dileep Gadiraju

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5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Startup.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>)There’s a lot of advice available for entrepreneurs. Many guides suggest business owners that they …

Small Business

3 Dangerous Entrepreneurial Myths You Need to Ignore

This terrible advice won't actually get you anywhere.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all heard the numbers about how hard it is to build a long-lasting business. While there are many factors at play to get there, without effective marketing and sales a …

Entrepreneurship

4 reasons why running a small business beats owning a startup

These days, it seems like almost anyone who owns a laptop is trying to launch their own startup. They all have a dream of turning their “great idea” into the next Lyft or Airbnb — in other words, a startup that goes from a few people sitting on boxes in the garage to a major power player that …

How Online Businesses Can Promote Themselves in the Real World

There are plenty of ways to direct consumers toward your online business in the real world. Here's how to attract business offline.<p><i>By Alex Wolk, founder of Insite Advice.</i><p>By now, many companies have accepted that online business is the way of the present and future and that brick-and-mortar …

Small Business

The Minute You Stop Chasing Trends Is When You Will Start Building a Real Business

Being the first to hop on the latest thing gets you nowhere unless you have a plan.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've been paying attention to the entrepreneur space, you may have noticed something in the last three months. It's a common trend that's …

Marketing

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

Communication Skills

$16 gadget transforms your smartphone into a head-up display for any car

If you’ve ever driven a car that has a built-in head-up display, you know exactly how awesome it is. Also called a HUD, this nifty tech projects key …

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. …

Motivation

Do You Want to Lead a Remarkable Life? Stop Going With the Flow

It's time to mix it up.<p>I get it. Sometimes going with the flow makes running a business a little easier, especially if things are on auto-pilot. However, there are occasions when you need to stop following the crowd. The most successful entrepreneurs didn't get where they are by taking one path -- …

Entrepreneurship

Top 8 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Building Their Team

Did you know that 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs will fail in their first year in business?<i>Still with me here?</i>If you read that statistic and felt more …

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Self-improvement

7 National Parks, 25 National Forests, & countless wonders: Meet America's ultimate hike

3 Things Besides Money You Need to Start a Successful Business

Knowledge and expertise, embodied in a strategic plan, properly executed, can make all the difference for your startup.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past four years I’ve met hundreds of entrepreneurs and worked closely with a number of them. I’ve …

Business Strategy