Niraj M Shrestha

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Spicy Chickpea and Sour Tomato Curry with Pasta

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: With a properly stocked pantry, you can have an Indian-inspired dinner on a weeknight, on a whim.</i><p>Whenever a simple, …

Stop Losing Money and Focus on Customer Service (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, it pays to focus on customer acquisition -- but what about customer retention first?<p>According to the infographic below, 80% of businesses believe they provide "superior" customer service. But only 8% of customers would describe the …

4 Reasons Your Business Needs a Mobile App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you decide to build a mobile app for your business, it's important to be clear about your objectives from the start and strategize around them.<p>What are the ways that you can harness the power of mobile apps? Here are four of the most …

RPX and the complicated business of stockpiling patents for good, not evil

Patent warfare is a big business. A big, big business. $29 billion a year big. Massive. And patent warfare driven by patent trolls is only a recent …

10 of the Most Counterintuitive Pieces of Advice From Famous Entrepreneurs

We all love to take advice from people who’ve previously been through the same situations as us or who are further along a similar path to us. For …

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The dream of being one's own boss is what leads many people to start businesses, but leaving your bread-and-butter job to fulfill that vision is a move that shouldn't be made hastily.<p>In his book, <i>Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day</i> …

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting your first term sheet from a venture-capital firm is among the most exhilarating moments that you'll experience as an entrepreneur. It probably sits up there with the college acceptance letter in the pantheon of milestones. …

Lack of Confidence, Fear of Failure Hold Women Back From Being Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Women often don't think they are capable of launching their own businesses, which is one reason there are significantly fewer female entrepreneurs than male entrepreneurs, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Women's …

Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Money is often a perceived barrier to launching a startup. It doesn't have to be.<p>The Founder Institute, an early-stage startup accelerator in Mountain View, Calif., put together the infographic below detailing 10 steps for launching a …