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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.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Workaholic? Me? No way!

This article on workaholism describes the following characteristics of a workaholic:

  1. Do you carry your work home? Yes!
  2. Do you prefer working alone, cannot delegate tasks and have a habit of talking fast and interrupting people? Not, really. Can't get along without delegation.
  3. Your happiness is in only your work? Pretty much so.
  4. Work takes over all your leisure time and even comes before family and friends? You have no social life outside of work? Umm...yes...
  5. You do not take vacations and when you do, you carry your work? Yes also...
  6. You get upset when people suggest you cut down on your work? No, not really.
  7. Work is on your mind all the time and you are stressed - both mentally and physically - because of work? Well, work is on my mind, but I am not stressed...I think?
Ok, so fine, I am a workaholic. But I love the work that I do, and I simply cannot imagine doing anything else...


Anonymous said...

May God Bless you with that much desired vacation and the company! Amen:)!

Intrepid said...

Thanks! :) Now if only God were listening...