People expect me to be busy. But I am not.

Posted on 04 May 2021 07:29 in Small Business
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I hear all the time entrepreneurs and managers are very busy people. And many people expect me to be very busy. But I am not. I am really not that busy most of the time. On most of the days, after intense 2 to 3 hours of work and I am done...

Dear LinkedIn Connections!

Posted on 10 Apr 2021 08:29 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Thanks for connected over LinkedIn with me. As an entrepreneur, I always like to be surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs, small business owners, creative freelancers, innovators, and young students.But I don't want to be surrounded by salespeople...

All learning means nothing until you make something happen

Posted on 05 Apr 2021 12:51 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Here are notes, ideas, thoughts, and reflections.

When you wish to talk to or meet someone, please do it now

Posted on 28 Mar 2021 11:10 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Here are notes, ideas, thoughts, and reflections.

How to be happy?

Posted on 24 Mar 2021 15:52 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Let go of goals. Instead, just work on something meaningful. For example, We created a website builder (Budo) to manage the Shimbi Labs website. Then when someone asked to build CMS for them, we proposed Budo. Few like the idea accepted it; for others...

Ego is the unhealthy belief in our own importance

Posted on 21 Mar 2021 09:09 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Here are notes, ideas, thoughts, and reflections.

Saying NO is important to be successful

Posted on 17 Mar 2021 15:38 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Saying NO is better even if you are new, not yet successful. Saying no makes your yes more powerful.

Notes, Ideas, Thoughts, and Reflections

Posted on 14 Mar 2021 08:26 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

When I'm reading, talking to someone, visiting somewhere, I come across a surprising or inspiring fact or idea, I write them.

Competition Kills. We Create.

Posted on 12 Mar 2021 12:57 in ShimBi Labs
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Businesses love to compete. To beat each other at their games, win one market, then the other, and yet another. Some even aim for a monopoly like Apple, Google, and Amazon.

Employees are not prisoners. Surveillance is not justified.

Posted on 03 Mar 2021 12:20 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Employee surveillance is inhuman. Employees are not prisoners. War upon them is not peace. Obedience is not productivity. Surveillance is not justified.

People are most important at Shimbi Labs.

Posted on 27 Feb 2021 07:30 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Business is all about people. People who support you, people who buy from you, and people who work for you, there is no business if there are no people. It is really about people.

Goodbye WhatsApp!

Posted on 22 Jan 2021 10:06 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

After goodbye to Facebook, it's now time to say goodbye to WhatsApp.

Make small businesses stand up gain

Posted on 21 Jan 2021 17:15 in Small Business
by Siddharth Deshmukh

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented health crisis with often tragic consequences and disrupted every aspect of social and business activity globally, putting the worldwide economic activity under stress.

My photo log of 30 days running in Japan.

Posted on 04 Jan 2020 14:00 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I posted every walking/running log of my past 30 days since I am in Japan. Because I thought it might just help some of you to get out of bed and go for a walk or run Or do whatever exercise you like.

God lives peacefully in Japan!

Posted on 02 Jan 2020 16:48 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I think Indian Gods must be feeling envious about their counterparts in Japan?

Failing in business is no shame

Posted on 11 Aug 2019 17:45 in Startups
by Siddharth Deshmukh

When some entrepreneur takes his life due to professional reasons, it means we as a state and society failed to create a safe environment of exit. Failure is not shame or crime.

My 6 practical tips to try before you jump into entrepreneurship.

Posted on 15 Jun 2019 16:59 in Startups
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Is entrepreneurship right for me? Yes, if you try these, my self tested six simple (but important) things before you start your entrepreneurship journey.

5 Important advice to aspiring millennial entrepreneurs.

Posted on 05 Jun 2019 14:19 in Startups
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Today, many millennials move out of college and begin their entrepreneurial journey, pumped up with "Instagram" motivational quotes and reading stories of unicorns of the world.

Only positive attitudes that matters.

Posted on 07 Jul 2018 03:00 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." Zig Ziglar

No university degree; no worries still you can get the job you like.

Posted on 25 Jun 2018 09:20 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

How will I get the job when I don’t have the university degree required for it? This was the question asked by 23 years old girl, studying Japanese language in Fukuoka, Japan. Here is my answer to her...

Unboxing 2018

Posted on 16 Jan 2018 14:24 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Are New Year resolutions a product of our dissatisfaction with the way we are or things are around us? Anyway here are few which I think I will try to get them in 2018.

Technology alone is not enough

Posted on 06 Jan 2018 18:56 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

This year I wish to learn how to use art and humanity in our software.

How to manage time without managing it

Posted on 22 Oct 2017 22:00 in Small Business
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I always hear entrepreneurs talking about time management and business coaches talking about solutions they have to the problem. Well, I can say with my experience and practice you can manage time without managing it. How? Read this blog.

Boycott, ban or curb Chinese products seen in India: My thoughts

Posted on 05 Sep 2017 21:12 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Patriotism is not in banning products from China, but making the products in India which Chinese and everyone else likes to buy from India.

5 Good monsoon reads for startup founders

Posted on 24 Aug 2017 16:07 in Books
by Siddharth Deshmukh

Books, I hope you will enjoy with a hot cup of tea during this monsoon.

These Top 3 Things Will Make Your Presentation Insanely Great Presentation

Posted on 20 Aug 2017 09:19 in Startups

This blog is about how to deliver an insanely great presentation in front of any audience.

The Atlanta Hotel - Here Is What I Learned During My Stay At This Hotel

Posted on 28 May 2017 20:43 in Personal

When a company is clear about its purpose, the outside world comes knocking at its door with opportunities. Define purpose for your #startup

Shoe Dog

Posted on 06 Feb 2017 22:05 in Books

Let everyone else call your idea crazy . . . just keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t even think about stopping until you get there, and don’t give much thought to where “there” is. Whatever comes, just don’t stop.

Today Something Happened!

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 22:47 in ShimBi Labs

Today somthing happened, it was unexpected, and I thought I should share with you.

Here's To A Year Of Writing!

Posted on 16 Jan 2017 14:50 in Personal

My this year challenge "A Year of Writing", I will be writing at least 2 blogs per week starting today.

Happy Birthday, Bapu! Lets's Celebrate His Legacy Of Non-Violence.

Posted on 02 Oct 2016 10:56 in Personal

Happy birthday, Bapu! On this Gandhi Jayanti, lets's celebrate his legacy of non-violence.

Make Punctuality Your Habit To Do More

Posted on 07 Aug 2016 17:53 in Personal

Punctuality is something that everyone should work on. I’ve made it a top priority in my life. So much so that I do whatever it takes to beat the clock.

I Did Well Without Smartphone :)

Posted on 31 Jul 2016 10:13 in Personal

While everyone is busy improving their smartphone time with the help of Pokemon Go, last week I found this article and decided to take up the one-week challenge of turning my smartphone into the regular mobile phone.

Every Moment In Business Happens Only Once

Posted on 30 Jan 2016 22:12 in Books

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.

I'm thinking of all veterans who have served this great country

Posted on 26 Jan 2016 06:00 in Personal

On 67th Republic Day of India, I'm thinking of all veterans who have served this great country.

Makar Sankranti & ShimBi Labs Transition

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 11:03 in ShimBi Labs

On 2016 Makar Sankranti, we hope ShimBi Labs will complete its transition from services based company to Software Product based company. Wish you all very happy and prosperous Makar Sankranti!

Pigeon Family - The story of trust, care and life!

Posted on 22 Dec 2015 17:30 in Personal

Here is the story of Pigeon Family, their trust, our care and new life that shaped in ShimBi Labs hanging garden.

Happy & Prosperous Diwali!

Posted on 11 Nov 2015 13:13 in Personal

Today is Diwali, the Festival of Lights -- when people light oil lamps and fireworks to signify the victory of good over evil. It's time to meet family, friends and enjoy festive food.

Our Experiments With Productivity At Work

Posted on 30 May 2015 06:00 in ShimBi Labs

How everyone can be productive at ShimBi Labs, for that we innovate constantly. Here are our experiments with productivity & efficiency at ShimBi labs.

My "Must-Read" List of Blogs For Small Business Owners.

Posted on 02 May 2015 06:00 in Small Business

There are a lot of small business blogs out there, recommending products and services and even offering business advice. But there are some blogs that are genuinely investing in helping and educating small business owners. Here is my curated list.

10 Daily Habits I Am Working On To Increase My Productivity By 4X

Posted on 27 Apr 2015 05:15 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh

This blog is about my personal experience and learnings. In today's blog post, I will share some daily habits that I am working on to increase my productivity by 4X.

Is Cloud Computing Good for Small Businesses?

Posted on 11 Apr 2015 06:00 in Small Business

"Cloud" is no longer just for “tech geeks.” The cloud computing is a game-changer, enabling small business owners. Read this why?

Why We Build ShimBi CMS?

Posted on 04 Apr 2015 06:00 in ShimBi Labs

Our vision is to help small business to grow beyond their physical boundaries, provide them creative tool to express themselves, and build personal and professional brand.

Do The Things Differently, You Can Change The World

Posted on 28 Mar 2015 06:00 in Startups

At ShimBi Labs, sometimes we innovate but most of the time we do things differently with the hope to bring positive changes in the world around us.

How We Funded and Developed Our Products Through Services (Bootstrapping)

Posted on 21 Mar 2015 06:00 in ShimBi Labs

On the web, you will find many articles on bootstrapping. But today I would like to share with you how we developed our two products Budo and MyBilling through Bootstrapping.

Startups, Top 100 Questions Investors Will Ask You.

Posted on 15 Mar 2015 22:57 in Startups

By anticipating the questions that VC may ask you and preparing for the same with thoughtful and reasonable answers will increase the chances of your startup getting funded.

Customer is not a product! (Our Product Philosophy)

Posted on 14 Mar 2015 06:00 in ShimBi Labs

What do we think about our products and customers at Shimbi Labs? Here is what we believe ...

Small Business, Big Ideas

Posted on 07 Mar 2015 06:00 in Small Business

People like change, people like fresh ideas, the success of the small business will depend on how fast they can generate new ideas and work on them.

The List Of Books I Read In 2014

Posted on 28 Feb 2015 06:00 in Books

Here is the list of best books I read in 2014, most of them are related to business, but some are on other very interesting topics.

Innovation is Saying No to 1,000 Things.

Posted on 26 Feb 2015 06:00 in Startups

People need a good product with advanced capabilities and high usability, but you need to make that in a simple way. Customers love simplicity.