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Are you a "Zero Investment" Start-up ? - Here's a list of 7 tools you must use.

"Zero Investment Start-up"simply means starting a business or company out of nothing or with zero financial investment. Sounds great !!! , Yeah. But in reality, its no easy task. It takes a hell lot of efforts to yield a fruit out of such business. 

In a process of establishing a zero investment firm, founders always look for things that are available for free. This includes tools for firm's day to day administration, volunteers for office work etc. 

So, here's a list of free online tools, that you can use to reduce or nullify your day to day administrative expenses and increase the productivity of work at your firm.

1) SCORE - Online Mentor for Your Business
As a start-up founder, one must always have a mentor, a veteran, to help you do the right thing. It is the suggested best practice for a start up founder. SCORE provides you this, wherein a mentor is assigned for you who helps you to create your business model, decide the marketing strategy, test the product idea et…

Tizen - Samsung's new smartphone OS in market.

The Pain and the Potion Google's Android OS shares 64% of current global smartphone market, currently dominated by Samsung's flagship smartphones. Moreover, after acquiring Motorola, Google has now started installing android OS on Motorola smartphones, ditching 'Motoblur'. They are also getting into the hardware space with the launch of their 'Moto X' customizable  smartphones, developed by Motorola. 
With Google trying to impinge into the Samsung's lucrative smartphone market, Samsung is now trying to reduce its reliance on Google for the android OS. They are probably looking for an alternative to android. They gave a hint of this while unveiling Galaxy S4, where the mobile industry giant didn't even mention its partner Google, and referred to Android only once. 
In order to reduce the dependency on android, Samsung introduced 'bada' in February 2010, which failed to meet the customer expectations. Other reasons for its failure can be found here. …

Start-up Founder Tip #1 - Live Your Business.

Being a founder is one of the most joyful, meaningful and dynamic experience of life. With this tag, 'Founder', comes a lot of responsibilities and one shall do everything to fulfill them. A startup is like a new born child to the founder and he shall do all that he can, to grow it in the best way.
Every startup founder, in the early days , is responsible for most of the work done in his firm. This includes co-founder search, business plan creation, meeting VCs, company name and logo registration, testing business idea, MVP development, marketing and client handling etc. At times, one may have to sell his bananas on footpath too.But above all of this, the most important thing for a founder is to live his business. 

But What it exactly means to live your business ? 

It means to thoroughly understand the problem that the business will try to solve. This includes knowing the roots and causes of the problem, the impact of the problem on people and society, the tears of the ones who a…