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In this age of social media and world-wide Internet, message delivery from business leaders needs to change, just like the message changes from leaders in your personal lives. Just a few years ago, no one could have imagined getting text messages from parents, or a President prone to communicate via Twitter. Not only what you say, but how you deliver it shapes your impact.

AimBrain, a London startup that offers “biometric identity” as a service to help fintech companies and other financial institutions fight fraud, has raised £4 million in Series A funding.

The simple rule in business is that you must be willing to invest and take risks to grow, expand, and make money.  While the rule might be simple, how you choose to execute against it is a personal choice and there are no right answers.

 
There’s a romance around the idea of a small startup forming in a garage, mom’s basement, or a dorm room. It’s quaint and flexible – it’s just you, maybe a few friends, and an idea. Pure bootstraps.

Case studies and client testimonials can provide a huge boost to your conversion of new customers and your bottom line. They often prove essential for establishing credibility and a sense of stability.

A Nasscom report had recently pointed out about the dearth of hardware startups in India. Nasscom Chairman of Product Council Ravi Gururaj had correctly pointed out on the difficulties of getting it right at the hardware frontier of things.

An entrepreneur needs to be a jack of all trades to become an expert of one. Adaptability is essential. You rarely stumble upon a formula that works -- it requires dedication, flexibility and the willingness to jump into a new role at the drop of a hat.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) have for long struggled with constraints such as lack of technology implementation, lack of resources and access to capital. However, with the implementation of new government policies, the SME sector is now seeing a spike in interests from both, the startups and government organizations.