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That Fateful Cup of Tea

The following is taken from the Milk Distribution Case Study, a detailed breakdown of how one can start their own small milk brand. Read more about that here. +++ 200 kilometers away from home, my Mehran parked under the shade, I watch as the tractor pulled away. The trolley being pulled by the tractor is filled with […]

This was my first business, man.

Do you know how much a SIM costs? You know, SIMS, that small, usually-rectangular piece of plastic that you put in your phone – do you know how much that costs? If you want a mobile connection here in Pakistan, do you know the price you will pay to get that SIM? Zero. In fact, […]

The well connected hard worker

Tell me if you know someone like this: doesn’t work that much, just enough. But the “higher ups” are friends with him, they like him. He gets the promotion. Or you know a hard-worker, who does great work, but he doesn’t know the “right people”, so no one seems to notice his work. You feel […]

The Milk Distribution Case Study is now Live!

After weeks upon weeks of writing, the case study is now ready! Alhumdulillah. Click here to read the sales page (and if you can find this useful, I hope you will buy this). I started my own milk brand here in Lahore back in the early 2000’s, when the “dairy farming revolution” was nowhere in sight. That […]

The New Language of Starting A Business

He was leaving the next day and I hadn’t visited him yet. The night before his flight back to San Franscisco, I joined him at his aunt’s house for dinner. My family and his family were there. Sitting around the dinner table. His mother wanted him married, he joked about the wrong age. You know […]

Are You a Bad Entrepreneur?

I got an email from a reader who wanted to start a project that he was really passionate about. But he did not have the money to start. He asked me if he can get a loan. In fact he asked me if I knew from where he can get a loan; he was clear […]

3 Things to Do Before You Start Your Hobby Business

How do you take your hobby and turn it into a business? We have small cake business here in Lahore. I started this with my partner* last year in September. That business is a classic case-study on how to start a business based on the hobby of cooking. Looking closer, I have found that the […]

Is THIS the Biggest Risk You are Taking Right Now?

Was lucky enough to be invited at TEDxFairyMeadows as a speaker. I talked on “The Biggest Risk”. I talked about how we think we are avoiding risks but that “risk avoidance” may be the biggest blunder we make. Maybe. See the video and let me know if you agree? You may already know that, for […]

Do you want to earn money from your hobbies?

I have put together limited-seats workshop on how to take your hobbies and convert them into an online business. This Workshop is my first product after a very long time. And it is finally here! *clap clap* If you are interested in such a thing, read on. If not, then you can safely ignore this.  […]

5 BIG TIME Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

I have made each and every one of these mistakes and have paid the price. I write them here so someone who is starting off on the self-employed road can be ready! But even if you are a seasoned entrepreneur, see how many of these mistakes you don’t make!? Click play button above to see […]

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