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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…

Why is India the most attractive market for investments?

With 32% international investors rating India as the best place to do business, the country is the world's most attractive market for investment, according to a report by Ernst & Young.
Around 60% investors placed India among the top three investment destinations. 
This report is a response to the question asked to the international investors "Which will be the most attractive market for investment in the next 3 years?"
The investors highlighted improvements in the macroeconomic and political status, FDI policy and ease of doing business which is more attractive this year compared to last year's survey of Ernst & Young.
Following India is China in second position where 15% investors rated the country as the best place to do business and 47% said China is among the top three investment destinations.
With 12% and 38% rating in the two sectors, Southeast Asia is placed in the third position. 
Russia and Japan have been voted last in the list with 3% and 1% ratings respectively in ease of doing business. 
The report by Ernst & Young show that Make in India initiative, Digital India and Smart City Mission has helped India to come this far and has increased optimism in investors' views. 
India is also seen speeding up the pace to become one of the world's top destinations for manufacturing as well as a a central hub for various operations that will drive economy.