Kaushal Veluri

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9 Social Media Goals to Set for Your Business

Without goals, it's hard to know exactly how well your social media strategy is performing and where you need to iterate to continue moving forwards.<p>14 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>The thing we love most at Buffer is to help you succeed at social media. And a key part of social …

Social Media

12 Ways to Land Media Coverage Without a Press Release

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re a startup or a small business looking for press, the world of PR can seem like a dark and lonely place. It’s especially difficult if you believe that sending a press release is your only option. (It’s not.)<p>No company …

Public Relations

The Top 7 Expenses Startups Waste Their Money On

Want to ensure your startup makes it through year one? Don't waste money on these seven things.<p>It's no secret that entrepreneurs make a lot of mistakes. I've made my fair share that have yielded less-than-desirable results. Those mistakes aren't always bad and it's contributed to my growth as an …

Small Business

5 Growth Hacking Tools for a Winning Content Marketing

Learn how you can supercharge your content marketing strategy to drive more traffic and convert more using the tools featured in this post.<p>Search …

7 essential Google Analytics reports every marketer must know

You may be using Google Analytics, but are you using it to its full potential? Contributor Khalid Saleh lays out 7 key reports with which every …

Crafting a killer investor pitch

Share10<p>Tweet<p>Share35<p>+13<p>Shares 48<p>Great startups don’t fund themselves. Raising money from investors for your startup is challenging at any stage and …

Startups

Maximize the marketing potential of any social media network

Over the past few years, social media marketing has shifted a great deal, and we’ve almost reached a point where what works to drive engagement and clicks on a social network one day, may not the next.<p>This fast paced movement and rapid change isn’t an accident. It’s an essential part of any social …

5 Things Not to Do When Running a Small Business

I’ve been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle …

13 Online Tools Used by Successful Entrepreneurs

Use these tools to make your life easier and more productive.<p>Today's tech-driven entrepreneurs know how to get stuff done. In the current entrepreneurial culture, it is essential that any successful entrepreneur understand and use online tools, apps, programs, interfaces, and systems to increase …

Entrepreneurship

How To Make The News: A Public Relations Perspective

Everyone starts a public relations plan with the best intentions. When PR fails, maybe the process isn’t the problem. Before hiring a PR firm or starting your own campaign, you must understand what is news. No exceptions. Without this knowledge, you are wasting your time. So here’s the secret: …

The Modern Customer Funnel

Originally, businesses created a traditional sales funnel where the company was in control and got to push the prospect through the sales grinder. …

Marketing

1 Million Cups

Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, this site is a weekly presentation that educates and connects entrepreneurs.

6 Reasons Why Bigger Is Not Better In Your Startup

Many passionate entrepreneurs fight to add more features into their new products and services, assuming that more function will make the solution more appealing to more customers. In reality, more features will more likely make the product confusing and less usable to all. Focus is the art of …

10 Essential Websites That Will Make Your Startup Remarkable

Starting a business takes everything that you have: all your money, time, effort, and patience. Though you may have plenty of help in the form of your team and your business partners, in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship there are many tasks that need to be done that you just don’t have the …

6 Questions to Ask Before Designing Your Company's Social Media Presence

In the entrepreneurial world, there's a ton of pressure to be on social media. So many business "experts" demand that entrepreneurs sign up for company profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram--the whole gamut of social media platforms. And social media can be a great way to expand brand …

How to Deliver an Amazing Customer Experience

It’s pretty amazing how much time and energy business owners think about marketing and advertising these days, especially when it comes to the digital revolution. Each day thousands of entrepreneurs are taking precious time out of their day to read new blog posts about the latest social media …

Creating a digital marketing plan for Start-ups and Small Businesses

SME/SMBs are often overlooked for marketing best practice advice. Our new RACE planning guide addresses this.Marketers tend to love talking about the …

Who's visiting your website? Analytics will help you find out

Analytics packages are easy to use and measure the success of your website<p>Having a website for your business is one thing, but have you checked whether it is actually doing its job?<p>Who is visiting your site? Are they spending anything? Where are they from? What time of day or night do they visit? …

Analytics

15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they’re experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. That’s what usually trips them up, sooner or later.<p>Don’t let …

Small Business

5 Marketing Principles Every Entrepreneur Should Know

<i>As you build your startup from scratch, be aware of these five basic marketing principles.</i><p>Building a company isn't easy. You need to maintain consistent operations while steadily growing your customer base, but how can you get more customers if the vast majority of your target audience hasn't ever …

4 Strategies for Hiring the Right People at Your Startup

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you ready to start hiring for your startup? That is a positive sign that your venture is taking off. You must be doing something right. You have probably also realized that you cannot do all the work yourself -- you must …

Team Building

31 Tips for Local Digital Marketing

Creating a digital marketing strategy for a local business is quite different than creating one for an online-only business. Your local digital …

15 Ways to Get a Top Google Ranking for Your Small Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having trouble getting your small business site to rank in the search engines? Not even sure where to start? This post will provide you with 15 simple hacks to ensure your site is properly optimized and starts ranking as soon as …

SEO