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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, April 09, 2008

The art of the bounce back

We all talk about the fact that winners never quit, and quitters never win, etc. But here's a very nice article that talks about the fact that most high-achievers in life usually fail often, and fall harder than most of us. But then they also succeed far more spectacularly. So I guess it is about taking calculated risks and sticking with your ideas if you really believe in them.

The article talks about Steve Jobs who was unceremoniously kicked out of Apple, and then was brought back in to script one of the greatest turnaround stories in corporate history. Not to mention his amazing success with Pixar animation, and of course the iPod and iTunes and iPhone innovations. It also talks about Donald Trump (read his Art of the Deal) for someone who went completely bankrupt and then rose back again to become a multi-billionaire.

Then again you should not be one of those people who stick with an idea even though it has no chance of working. Here's the irrepressible Seth Godin in "The Dip - a little book that teaches you when to quit".


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