The Startup Depression and Entrepreneur Anxiety

It is with deep sadness I am writing this post that the founder of Ecomom, Jody Sherman passed away. According to Pando Daily, the news on his death is pretty scarce. This is the second in a raw, after Aaron Swartz hanged himself in early January. I have dealt with pretty dark moments myself in … Continue reading The Startup Depression and Entrepreneur Anxiety

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Monetization on Crystal Meth: The New Sponsored Page Likes on Facebook

We all heard about  the $100 'Direct-delivered-to-inbox' message to Mark Zuckerburg few days back and today I noticed something weird! My wife was looking at her facebook and she said 'Hey I like this Saree too!' I was trying to figure out what she was talking about and I finally went up to her computer … Continue reading Monetization on Crystal Meth: The New Sponsored Page Likes on Facebook

Startup Act 2.0: The Bipartisan Job Creation Plan

U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), along with Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced Startup Act 2.0 – bipartisan legislation that picks up where the JOBS Act left off by doing more to jumpstart the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses. Startup Act 2.0 builds upon the … Continue reading Startup Act 2.0: The Bipartisan Job Creation Plan

Obama Wins, Technology Wins!

Obama government is playing a major role accelerating tech entrepreneurship. Below is a summary of what was done earlier. Promoting high-growth entrepreneurship Unlocking capital: This spring President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act (http://wh.gov/QBy), a bipartisan bill that allows startups to raise capital from investors more efficiently, among other initiatives, by allowing small-dollar crowdfunding investments (http://wh.gov/3Buf), … Continue reading Obama Wins, Technology Wins!

Domain Hole and NameCheckList will Reduce Your Time Spent on Domain Search from Hours to Minutes!

I had been using these two great tools for years and had forgotten to blog about it. Domain Hole and NameCheckList are two great tools that will make your life much simpler when you need to select a name for your startup. I used to spend hours searching Mydomain.com, twitter and facebook trying to see … Continue reading Domain Hole and NameCheckList will Reduce Your Time Spent on Domain Search from Hours to Minutes!

If You Want to go for the Big Bet and Change the World, Quit Whining!

Well, startups are different! They are not the same enterprise you've worked for or you've seen. You don't work a 9 to 5, you don't have paid vacations, you don't do just one thing, hell, it is not a white collar job to begin with! Don't work at a startup if you don't want to … Continue reading If You Want to go for the Big Bet and Change the World, Quit Whining!