Startup Wisdom from Near.biz Founder Samir Shaikh

Practical wisdom from real estate and technology entrepreneur / investor / Near.biz founder, Samir Shaikh.

A recent study by the National Foundation for American Policy showed that immigrant founders started more than half of the so-called ‘Unicorn’ startups (startups with valuation of $1 billion or more) in the U.S. This is solid proof that grit, tenacity and passion are potent ingredients needed to start some of the most transformative companies in human history.

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If you’re looking for Facebook growth, read this.

It’s common knowledge that Facebook marketing is one of the best avenues to market your business. But how do you get more legitimate Likes, from real people, on your page? In order to provide entrepreneurs with a boost to their Facebook Page popularity, a large number of “fake Likes” companies appeared. Basically, you pay some money to increase the number of Likes on your Facebook Page, but these are typically from ghost accounts (ie not real people). What happens though is that you end up having a new problem: many Page Likes and very few post Likes.  Then of course there’s also the likelihood of Facebook noticing these fake Likes and removing them, or somehow penalizing your account…

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Want to feel like the boss you are? Social Soda is here to help.

Marketing is a major investments for anyone starting a business. And it’s often very time consuming. Problem is: not everyone has time for content production, checking analytics, handling SEO, and so on … On the other hand, spending hiring marketers can be quite costly, which is a tough pill to swallow for entrepreneurs. Well, let me introduce you to Social Soda, a company that promises to streamline your social media marketing and save you both time and money.

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Things You Should Consider Before Beginning Your Start-Up

6 Things You Should Consider Before Beginning Your Start-Up

Starting up your own business takes a lot of courage. If you’re used to working within the safe confines of employment, stepping out into self-employment can be frightening; especially if you plan to hire other people who will depend on you for their livelihoods. However, this can be exceptionally rewarding and liberating. Working under others isn’t always the best thing for everyone, and you can pick up a lot of skills by becoming your own boss. That being said, you want to protect your back at this uncertain time, so what do you need to consider?

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taking the plunge

Taking the Plunge: Proving Dream Stealers Wrong

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

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