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I run an IT Security consulting firm based out of India. We started off from scratch in 2001 when I was 21, and have offices in Mumbai, Bahrain, and UAE. The idea behind the blog is to share the stories of how we run the business, the deals we make, the deals that break, the heartburn, and the sheer joy.

The Ultimate Startup Guide

The Ultimate Startup Guide is an e-book that provides answers to all your questions related to starting and growing a business in India. Everything you wanted to know about entrepreneurship in India from ideation to registration to marketing to hiring. The book contains a large number of practical examples, anecdotes, interviews, and motivational material to help you get started, and to grow rapidly in a booming Indian economy. If you've got the idea, this book will help you through with the execution and realize your dreams. Here are some of the key questions you will find answered in this book:
  • When starting a business, what are the legal issues involved?
  • What form of incorporation is better suited to which type of business?
  • What tax issues are involved?
  • How do I start a business and what are the pitfalls?
  • How do I market my business in the absence of significant funding?
  • How do I get funded?
  • What are the basic accounting concepts I should be aware of?
  • What is a business plan and how should I build one?
The brief table of contents of the book is as follows:
  1. Getting started
  2. Ideation
  3. Forms of Enterprises
  4. Funding
  5. Basic Accounting and Taxation
  6. Import and Export Licensing
  7. Trademark and Patenting
  8. Rules for NRIs and Foreigners
  9. Building a Business Plan
  10. Marketing on a Shoestring
  11. Website and Branding
  12. Women Entrepreneurs
  13. Templates
To order the Ultimate Startup Guide - email me at kkmookhey@gmail.com.

Details of the book are:
Title: The Ultimate Startup Guide
Author: Kanwal Mookhey
Pages: 150
Additional: Companion CD contains numerous templates for building your business plan, calculating cashflow, preparing profit and loss, and balance sheets, preparing invoices, your resume and profile, marketing material, websites, contracts, and many other useful and motivational material.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Cool collection of entrepreneur-related blog posts

Ken Dyck maintains a pretty cool blog, which simply links to the most interesting entrepreneurship-related blog postings he finds over the Internet. Wonderful, because it saves me the trouble of scouring the Internet looking for good articles. Blogroll/bookmark him, if you haven't already done so.

The thing is a lot of blogs on entrepreneurship are run by people who have had no experience with actually running an enterprise. Ken makes no such pretences. And that is refreshing.

I really liked this link about CEO's who are introverts, because as this anonymous blog shows, I prefer to work from behind the shadows and get the work done rather than worry whether the press is reporting our accomplishments or not.

Incidentally, I am back to blogging with a vengeance (three posts today). My book draft is with the publishers and the project I am working on worked out quite well today morning. We rolled out the first firewall implementation at 2:00am in the morning. And even though I've had only 3 hours of sleep in the past 36 hours, I am very kicked that our process worked without a hitch. Will post in more detail about this project shortly.