Money Matters

Let me start by wishing you all a very prosperous, happy, healthy and fun 2015.  I hope this year will be the most successful year your life yet. 2014 has been the most successful, fun & interesting year since starting my business. Let me share the journey and set direction for next year in this post. […]


For all the readers of Startupdesi and my brothers & sisters in startup community, I wish a very happy new year 2014. I hope this year will be the most successful year your life yet. 2013 has been the busiest, most awesome year in my life. In this post, I want to share our company’s […]


Let me start by saying a very happy new year to you. I know I have been ignoring Startupdesi for a while now, but it does not mean I am ignoring my company. Quite the opposite instead, as I was busy for most of 2012 growing and taking good care of it. May be […]


I like to read (auto) biographies of successful people. I think it is an excellent way to learn & be inspired. And I notice something common in many business persons who made it big  – Sam Walton, Warren Buffet and many more. They lead a frugal, simple & happy life. If you are the kind […]


By now, anyone and their grand-mother in Startup circles has heard it, Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 Billion (on TechCrunch) Instawhat?!? Instagram is an iPhone (and Andriod) application and is primarily used to apply cool, retro style filters to your photos and share it with your followers everywhere. Here is a recent pic my daughter […]


Many startup owners fall in to this trap. Recently I too have been penny wise & pound foolish and lost more than $1000. Today I want to share the story with you. [source: XKCD] Background: Recently, our main business website ( had to be migrated to a new web server, to cope-up with all the […]


First, I wish a very happy & prosperous New Year to all our readers. Time to understand how we fared in last year (2011) and set our annual goals for 2012. Goals for 2011 Lets take a look my startup goals for 2011 & see how I did. Generate $200,000 in revenues: Thanks to so […]


I know this might sound like bragging, but I want to share a good news with you. My little startup –, has reached another milestone in May 2011. We have recorded sales of $100,718 in May 2011 alone! In this post, I want to share the revenue break-up and how I reached this milestone. […]


There is no point setting goals if you are not measuring them. If you read start-up literature or blogs, it becomes clear that successful companies measure meticulously and use the metrics in everything. [related: which metrics to use for measuring start-up performance] But most of the metrics tend to be boring. So, today, I want […]


What are your Startup Goals in 2011?

by Chandoo on January 3, 2011 · 7 comments

in Money Matters

New years are great time to set goals and make ambitious plans. As Napolean Hill notes in his beautiful book, Think and Grow Rich, Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. That is why it is important for us to make goals and set our sights high. Last year, I […]


This is part 3 of my series on how to lower startup expenses. How I lower my Rental & Salary Expenses How I lower my Marketing & Sales Expenses How I lower my Website Expenses How I lower my Other Operational Expenses [Hardware, Software, Misc.] What are various expenses associated with running a website? I […]