Sharad Goyal

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It Turns Out, Fear is Your Best Friend

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, my advice to entrepreneurs has always been, "Don't quit your day job." Recently, I've come to think more deeply about that advice and its implications. I've been reflecting on how my peers and I have achieved success, and I've …

How to Think Differently to Succeed in a Complex World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Perhaps the biggest problem I see with a lot of young entrepreneurs I meet is a tendency to think in black-and-white terms when the real world is almost entirely made up of shades of gray.<p>Virtually all the successful people I’ve known …

Conducting Market Research

You may have a great idea for a product or service, but before you go any further, first make sure there's a market for it.<p>So you have a great idea for a product--something that's bound to capture the hearts and minds (and wallets) of consumers everywhere. Or perhaps you have stumbled on a service …

Russia: Have Patience and a Unique Product

A steadily growing economy and a rising middle class make Russia an attractive market.<p>This story appears in the June 2008 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>To learn about other featured countries, please check out our</i> <i>Global Hot Spots</i> <i>page.</i><p>It used to be that Russian commerce conjured up images of …

Airports

Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

This story appears in the June 2013 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>He was the king of outdoor footwear, the sheik of the sandal-shoe. Yet in 2010, seven years after launching Keen Footwear, Martin Keen was bent on leaving the shoe business to get his feet wet in an entirely new and unfamiliar …

Entrepreneurship

10 Hot Export Markets for Small Businesses

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After Jeffrey Nash decided to go global with his innovative baby walker -- a harness-like product that keeps tots close while walking in crowds -- he didn't realize how closely he'd be dealing with government officials. Such countries as …

Economic Development

23 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Know

A buddy of mine is a big-deal business professor at an even bigger deal university. And for reasons I still don’t understand, he asked me to come in and explain to his graduate students what I have learned from spending 30 years talking to, researching and writing about entrepreneurs.<p>Here’s what I …

So You Want to Be Your Own Boss...

8 tips to get you going, even if you don't know where to start<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to start a business but don't know where to start, don't worry--you are not alone. In fact, given the new economic reality of our time, more people than ever before …

Small Business

Where Are The Deals? How VCs Identify The Next Generation Of Startups

You’ve probably read dozens of articles about how to raise capital from venture capitalists. However, as a venture capital fund, we have the opposite problem: how do we find companies in which to invest?<p>It might appear that origination is becoming much easier because of new tools like AngelList and …

Manufacturing In China Can Give Your Business The Competitive Advantage

When China opened itself up to the world twenty years ago, many realized how its huge market of almost 1.3 billion consumers could impact the biggest manufacturers and retailers in the world. Few anticipated, however, that China’s large population base would also provide competitive advantages …

Find a Home for Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article has been excerpted from</i> Doing Business Beyond America's Borders <i>by Lawrence W. Tuller, available from</i> <i>Entrepreneurpress.com</i><p>The World Economic Forum , an organization that brings together the world's top government and business …

World Economic Forum

6 Tips on Innovation from 'Treps in Emerging Markets

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Jugaad" is a Hindi word that loosely translates as “the gutsy art of overcoming harsh constraints by improvising an effective solution using limited resources.” It's a unique approach to innovation and it's how entrepreneurs are driving …

Women Entrepreneurs Becoming Force in the Developing World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Progress and Potential<p>Want to know how a society -- in the developing world especially -- really ticks? Ask the women.<p>From Nairobi to New Guinea, women have long served as the family's primary caretaker -- cooking, cleaning and supplies …

Women Entrepreneurs

Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil

This story appears in the December 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Global<p>It's time to look beyond the sunny beach-party exterior. More than just a tourism magnet that attracts 5 million-plus visitors every year, Brazil is South America's largest economy, with gears turning busily in numerous …

Venture Capital

India: Many Reasons to Say Yes

A booming middle class and a tech-savvy work force make India an appealing market.<p>This story appears in the June 2008 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>To learn about other featured countries, please check out our</i> <i>Global Hot Spots</i> <i>page.</i><p>For Hayden Hamilton, growing GreenPrint Technologies would have …

Employment

Multinationals Turn to Entrepreneurs for a Foothold in Emerging Markets

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Progress and Potential<p>Want to know how a society -- in the developing world especially -- really ticks? Ask the women.<p>From Nairobi to New Guinea, women have long served as the family's primary caretaker -- cooking, cleaning and supplies …

Ernst & Young

Tips for Investing in Emerging Markets (Infographic)

Emerging markets worldwide are increasingly drawing companies and individuals looking for new areas to invest. According to the International Monetary Fund, emerging markets can expect two to three times as much growth as develop economies in the coming years.<p>For companies, growth means profit, …

Stock Markets

Emerging markets are still difficult for entrepreneurs

The reason why companies that were once associated with cheap labor are now becoming innovation leaders is that they are dreaming bigger dreams to play on the world stage. They are also driven by fear of even cheaper competitors from Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines or even Africa. The net result: …

World View

As the dollar declines, set your sights on diversification.<p>This story appears in the January 2008 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>If you have a well-rounded investment portfolio, it won't be filled only with U.S. securities. You know this, right? Well, now is a good time to remind yourself, since …

Investing