These days, everyone even while working full-time is trying to be an entrepreneur, pitching their ideas, and are looking for people to partner with their project or give them funding. Angel investors have become serious, asking for prototypes and product plans to validate the ideas. Just saying a product idea is easy, but a person who can show you a working model of their idea has more chances of knowing how to execute it. …

For software startups that are in a dilemma about how to start, the web is now the way to go in many cases. Doing a responsive web app in Angular is a great way, to begin with.

But why Angular?

The Javascript environment is full of libraries and frameworks, but with a multitude of options comes plenty of confusion. Finding the right technology is essential for the speed, security and scalability of the platform, while the wrong tech can, in the long run, leave the project complicated.

It has been almost a decade since Angular became one of the most…

A Progressive Web App is a web app that delivers an app-like experience to users by using modern web capabilities. It isn’t a new framework or technology. It is a set of best practices to make a website/ web application function similar to a native mobile app.

Top capabilities of PWA:

  • Speed of application
  • No need to install an app — so works on literally all devices
  • Native app like user experience
  • Enhanced app security through HTTPS so unauthorised users can’t access the app content
  • Offline usage — Live push notifications like in mobile apps

So here are the benefits…

The future looks promising!

Because its the time more and more organisations understand the advanced technologies out and trying to leverage them to make their processes and work efficiently.

For example, last week, one of my customers came with a requirement for replacing their card-based attendance management & monitoring system to a face recognition based automation system. Based on the solution we developed, the students need not even use an app; it will automatically recognise the students and mark their attendance. Working on another prototype which listens to what the doctor says to the patient and adds those details to…

This is the time when both established companies, as well as new entrepreneurs, take the chance to try out their business ideas in the form of a Proof of Concept or as a viable app. Apps can be either used as the core of their idea or to attract customers & run part of their business process.

But the problem here is you might be confident about the business idea, but you may not be able to find a strategy on how to build, test its viability, attract early adopters and make traction. And if you’re not that familiar about…

I get to meet a lot of bootstrapping entrepreneurs who have some business ideas that work perfectly as a SaaS (Software as a Service) product. The advantage is once you have a basic product running, you don’t have to worry much about the product installation & its maintenance. You can concentrate on business and your customers. The product and new customer onboarding will run by itself.

Here are my 5 tips for those who are planning to start a software business (You might be thinking of a software/ app at the moment, but it can become a SaaS).

  • Start lean…

As jobs started getting done more digitally, the work-life balance started to suffer. I get many things regarding work done at home, but then it slowly started affecting my family time. If you are too thinking that your work-life balance is gone, I think its time to re-think whether you need work-life balance or work-life synergy.

For many professions, the work-life balance still works to an extent. But if you are in a role like sales, customer support etc. …

An online marketplace is basically an online store where multiple merchants can sell goods or services to customers. Due to increased demand only when they need, we are seeing a renting over buying trend, which brings a lot of business opportunities with online rental marketplaces these days.

If you are thinking of starting a rental marketplace, there are basically 2 options:

  1. Develop a rental marketplace from scratch.


2. Start with a ready to launch platform.

If you are just looking to test a concept, using an existing ready-to-use system like Sharetribe might work short-term.

But if you are thinking…

I started my twenties with so much confusion!

When I was graduating, I was confused, whether to start my career with my dream of starting up my own company or to go work with a company & earn a living!

Basically, I come from an ordinary South Indian middle-class family, but my parents are very supportive, they never forced me to get a job. They always wanted me to pursue what I want.

But I was full of self-doubts (I still am :-D)

I wasn’t confident enough about my skills to run a company (Even though I had a great…

Software as a service (SaaS) is increasingly becoming the choice for companies because of its scalability, easy upgradation and no need to rely on installing and running servers. SaaS is taking over the cloud market and studies say that about 75% of apps will be SaaS-powered by 2020.

Sasank Thaliyil

Co-founder of Stunntech. Entrepreneur, Marketing enthusiast.

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