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5 Things to Research Before Working With a Startup

You've poured your heart and soul into building your company. Make sure any newcomer you bring into your business has done the same -- and has the processes in place to protect your investments . When you’re running a business, it’s easy to get in over your head. Taking something from concept through execution to successful brand never sounds easy, but there’s always something you overlook at first glance. Even the most seasoned entrepreneurs work with others to cover their bases. Niche startups and outsourcing exist precisely to fill business-needs gaps in specialized expertise. It’s also why software as a service (SaaS) solutions are as popular as they are, and why there always will be new, agile startups hitting the field. Working with a startup is very tempting. Smaller businesses are more likely to cater to your needs rather than offer you a one-size-fits-all option. Smaller shops can focus on customer service, with potentially less on their bottom line. The

How Securing Startup Funding In India Differs From The U.S.

As the startup ecosystem in India  continues  to take off, it’s interesting to note the unique way Indian entrepreneurs go about their fundraising efforts. Certain patterns are universal in the lifecycle of a typical startup, and specific traits differ based on cultural and local norms. India and the US, two leading nations in tech innovation, are excellent subjects for examining universal elements of international startups, as well as differences. As an expat entrepreneur from India who currently lives and works in the U.S., I’ve had the opportunity to learn from the best practices and culture of each environment. Currently, my company is at the threshold of opening its first office in India following rollouts across North America – providing me with a unique full-circle vantage point. There’s a growing appetite for investment in new Indian businesses, both locally and globally. A country of 1.2 billion people with first-rate human capital and a strong tech education base, Ind