Amit Kumar

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How One Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Hiring Process

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>There's no denying that America's labor market is dramatically out of whack.<p>Job-seekers today either lack or are unsure how to get the skills they need to land a steady, well-paying position. Employers, in turn, are uncertain how to assess the …

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Kickstarter's mission as a crowd funding platform is to bring creative projects to life. While the business model, which offers rewards to people who back Kickstarter campaigns, has been used for many years, it's become far easier for …

Office Etiquette: The Rules of Saying Thank You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the holidays approach, this is the perfect time to show your gratitude and appreciation to clients, business partners, vendors and employees.<p>According to a 2007 Maritz poll, nearly 80 percent of employees reported praise for a job well …

3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups typically owe their success to a few key players. We've had the benefit of being surrounded by tremendously helpful and influential people throughout our careers who gave us the tools and experience we needed to start …

Raise Your Conversational IQ

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many conversations miss the mark. We talk past each other, over each other and make up things that suit our motivations and needs. We can connect 24/7 from anywhere in the world at any time, but it’s not enough to have the tools to …

The Interview Questions You Aren't Asking But Should Be

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two people sit in a quiet conference room. They both know what’s going to happen. It’s a routine that has been followed for decades. “Why do you want to work here? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why do you think you’re a good fit …

50 Things Men Want You to Know Right Now About Dating & Sex

We took to the internet via Reddit and polled our male pals to get their straightforward answers.<p>We understand the importance of an quality sex tip: The key is to ultimately pleasure <i>yourself</i>, but while pleasing your guy in the process. So we took to the internet via Reddit and polled our male pals …

3 Steps to Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Often you get to the end of the day and think, “I was busy all day, but what did I accomplish?”<p>Goals give us more than just a target to aim for -- they help us change our behavior today. Do you get the work that is most important to you …

How to Build a Business Plan For Your Personal Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the sixth in the series "Personal Branding For A Better Life," in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>If you were marketing a big brand for a …

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Older generations say millennials have short attention spans, a sense of entitlement, and little patience. The fact is, those qualities are not necessarily bad -- especially for young entrepreneurs.<p>What some call faults can actually be …

Why Your Business's Name Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In our company and among our super loyal customers, we love to joke about how many times our skincare line S.W. Basics has reinvented itself. We’re like Prince except we haven’t really earned it. Aside from evolving our packaging, …

7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Don't Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>These days, everyone with a MacBook and a blog thinks he’s an entrepreneur. Well, here’s a little tough love for the entrepreneurial generation: Calling yourself a CEO doesn’t make you one and a small army of Twitter followers doesn’t …

Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Pssst. Want to know a secret? Entrepreneurs are insanely confident.<p>Of all the data points released about the economy week after week, perhaps the least helpful nowadays is the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index. With apologies in …

The Secret to Making Customers Passionate About Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing brand passion is all about creating a journey of engagement with your customer. It’s a relationship built over time as consumers’ thoughts and feelings about a brand are positively reinforced.<p>As marketers, we covet brand …

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever bought a new gadget or toy for your kids or yourself and seen that mildly annoying “batteries not included” sticker?<p>Getting the right batteries for your new gizmo is similar to finding the right motivation for your …

Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last five years, my firm Red Rocket Ventures has consulted or mentored more than 500 startups -- nearly all of them suffering from the same problem. They are typically so focused on building their product, they don't raise enough …

How This Startup Got GoDaddy to Open Its Wallet

The internet has been around for decades, but many mom-and-pop shops continue to drag their feet when it comes to creating an online presence.<p>To help, there's Locu, a service that allows companies to create a digital footprint through self-service tools. Four Massachusetts Institute of Technology …

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert.

For entrepreneurs, it's not enough to have an amazing product or service: You need to get people to buy into your idea. One of the best ways is getting your name out there by snagging media attention and publicity.<p>But how do you standout in a sea of product launches? It isn't easy.<p>Fortunately, …

10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are one of the new age of entrepreneurs who hates the thought of doing a business plan as a first step in starting your new venture, you will love this message. More and more professionals agree that a better strategy is to explore …