Krish Sanghavi

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How Transportation Startup Loup Raised $1.5 million Within a Few Weeks

The first time we tried to connect on Skype, these cofounders called me from the road. Abtin Rostamian and Jimmy Ku were out scouting routes for their hybrid transportation startup, Loup. This roadside call was my first taste of their refreshing style of entrepreneurship.<p>Loup isn’t these founders’ …

An Unexpected Source of Innovation: How 3 Unique Businesses Are Using Information Technology (IT) To Transform Their Industries

<i>Innovation can crop up where and how you least expect it. In our series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” we take a look at some of America’s little-known sources of technological creativity!</i><p>If your image of a tech company founder is a Mountain Dew swilling 20-something with unkempt hair and an …

A Dozen Stocks To Buy And Hold For 2015

Investors Beware: The market’s professional skeptics predictably will warn investors about their oft-repeated doomsday scenario, now that the Dow Jones industrial average has pierced through the 18,000 zone and the S&P 500-stock index has again leaped to another all-time high, with the NASDAQ …

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Build Your Business in 2015

Looking to gain more attention for your business in 2015?<p>If you’re like the 28.2 million small businesses in the United States – according to a Small Business Administration report – you know all too well how hard it is to build a brand, gain consumer awareness and generate sales. What use to work …

The Simple, Often Forgotten Secret to A Profitable Business | Inc.com

"Why don't we have enough money in the bank to go on a vacation?" my wife asked me, befuddled at how little cash we had despite a fast-growth million dollar plus business.<p>It was September 2008 and I was befuddled too. We had been working our butts off, day and night, generating dozens of clients, …

Small Business

The Hottest Startups Of 2014

Despite worries that the tech bubble may be about to pop, Silicon Valley’s top startups had yet another blockbuster year.<p>Forbes took an end-of-year look at companies leading the way as valuations get extra frothy, ranking the Hottest Startups of 2014 by fastest growing valuation over time between …

The Best Entrepreneurship Lessons From 'The Colbert Report' | Inc.com

Tonight Comedy Central is airing the very last <i>Colbert Report</i>, as Stephen Colbert prepares to succeed David Letterman on CBS in the new year. Fueled by Colbert's conservative blowhard alter ego, the <i>Colbert Report</i> became more than a parody talk show with really good ratings. Over the years, Colbert's …

7 Ways to Feed the Growth Beast in Every Business

"If you build it, they will come." It's a line from an old movie "Field of Dreams" which is still leading to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new product or service. Most struggle with the idea and practice of marketing and …

How To Break From Corporate America And Build Your Own Business

Julia Beardwood woke up one day–and like many chained to a corporate job, she bled unhappiness.<p>But unlike many who yearn for change and don’t do anything about it, Julia took a different road.<p>Call it a road of action.<p>As founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she reigns as an expert brand strategist …