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5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.
Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days. To make it even more difficult, it was a random idea chosen by my readers. They asked me to do it without using my existing website, traffic and business connections and without spending more than 20 hours per week on the project. On top of that, I limited myself to spending no more than $500 validating this idea. The experiment was a success.In just two weeks, I built an email list of 565 subscribers without having an actual website. Then, I reached out to a handful of those subscribers and pre-sold 12 copies of a book that didn't even exist yet, all in less than 30 days. I wrote about the experiment in real-time with in-depth weekly updates, successes, failures and lessons learned along the way, right here in my validation challenge. Today, I want to share with you the five most effect…

What about Candy Crush requests? Mark Zuckerberg has an answer!

Mark Zuckerberg's townhall at IIT Delhi also touched upon a very important question-Candy Crush requests!

Apart from heavy-weight questions on internet.org, net neutrality, startup ideals, Zuckerberg also got a question on 'when will we stop getting Candy Crush requests?'

To which, Facebook CEO replied, "This is where the Townhall QnA's are useful. I sent a message to the person who is in the developer team to get rid of this issue.

There are some tools that are outdated which let people send people invites. We hadn't prioritised shutting it down. But we are doing it now."

This was rated the most popular question of the Q&A today.

Besides, Zuckerberg said its internet.org supported net neutrality and also brought to light the different between zero ratings and net neutrality.

Zuckerberg said he is excited to be in India and the energy here was awesome.

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