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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.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

NEN - an interesting resource for entrepreneurs

I was recently contacted by the NEN - the National Entrepreneurship Network - to take a look at their website and what they do. I quite like the resources available on their website, and would recommend that you may read up on some of the more interesting articles and interviews. They also have an Ask The Expert section, where they have experts address various aspects of entrepreneurship.

They claim to be non-profit, so I guess they will continue to provide as many resources for free as they can. Some of the links I would like you to check out would be:

  • Ask the Expert. The current link features Pradeep Gupta who answers questions on Angel Investing
  • The Weekly Startup. This section looks at promising and successful startups and can be a good source for ideas and inspiration.
  • Resources. All the rest of the resources on the website packaged together
So let me know if you liked the website, and I'll check and see if there are other such websites out there.

7 comments:

Deepa said...

hey
loved ur blog
wanted to know how you figuered out the technical stuff like tax.. law etc wen you started the co.

Anonymous said...

hey amazing resources in this site...

Well there is another resourse site which is somewhat similar to them in PITCHINDIA
I am sure u ll like this one too
www.pitchindia.com

Kanwal K Mookhey said...

Deepa, I was lucky because my father has been a businessman, and was able to help me out with some of the basics, but the rest I approached a CA. Also, you could buy a tax ready reckoner, available at any bookstore near you, and that will help you immensely. You could also buy my book - The Ultimate Startup Guide!

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