Neil Parmar

Neil Parmar

Neil Parmar's work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney Magazine, The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and he's been interviewed on CNN, ABC News, Fox News and radio shows in the U.S. and U.A.E. In 2012, former President Bill Clinton announced that Neil was among one of three winning teams, out of 4,000 applicants, who won the Hult Global Case Challenge and $1 million to help SolarAid, Habitat for Humanity and One Laptop per Child. Most recently, Neil was an assistant business editor and writer for The National, a newspaper based in the Middle East.

Check Out the 'Living Pictures' That Could Revolutionize the Ad Industry
Business Unusual

Check Out the 'Living Pictures' That Could Revolutionize the Ad Industry

Cinemagraphs – still photos with a moving element – can be captivating. But are they just a passing gimmick?
Using Delays to Your Advantage: Lessons From the Launch of Gesture-Controlled Gadget Myo
Next Big Thing

Using Delays to Your Advantage: Lessons From the Launch of Gesture-Controlled Gadget Myo

Don't let your product's launch get in the way of building your business.
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Can This Mattress Startup Wake Up a Sleepy Market?
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Can This Mattress Startup Wake Up a Sleepy Market?

Casper raised $13.1 Million in Series A funding last week. We explain what this unique startup needs to do to battle sleeping giants like Simmons, Serta and Sealy.
Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Sellers Stand Out?
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Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Sellers Stand Out?

These businesses are borrowing tricks from social entrepreneurs to break into the commodities market.
A Netflix for Legos – Building a Startup Brick by Brick
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A Netflix for Legos – Building a Startup Brick by Brick

Toy rental is the latest entrant to the sharing economy. Pley shares its strategy for navigating this emerging – and fickle – industry.
Is it Time to Give In? How to Know for Sure.
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Is it Time to Give In? How to Know for Sure.

No entrepreneur wants to pull the plug on a startup. Science sheds some light on why we can't always tell when enough is enough.
4 Ways to Manage -- from the Sick Bed
Connected Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Manage -- from the Sick Bed

Get ready to delegate, over-communicate and get the rest you need.
Running a Home Business? With a Spouse? How to Cope.
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Running a Home Business? With a Spouse? How to Cope.

Working from home can get complicated when your better half is there with you. We share tips on how to cope.
Data Is the Secret to this $15 Million Supper Club's Success
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Data Is the Secret to this $15 Million Supper Club's Success

Some restaurant owners and chefs might cringe, but Dinner Lab's model shows certain advantages for getting a side of data with each dish served.
Breaking Into a Tough Market? Lessons From 'Cereal' Entrepreneurs
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Breaking Into a Tough Market? Lessons From 'Cereal' Entrepreneurs

There's opportunity in every industry, including the established ones, like breakfast cereal. To find success, you just need to think strategically.
Can Social Entrepreneurship Transform House Sales?
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Can Social Entrepreneurship Transform House Sales?

This startup is using the give-back model to help reform the real estate industry.
Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping
Leadership

Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping

Fail. Hope. Repeat. How a few simple steps can help you spring back if your startup fails.
Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal
Social entrepreneurship

Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

Partnering with the wrong corporation can spell disaster for a growing social enterprise. Here's what to consider before getting wed to a new initiative.
Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.
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Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

Getting the Dallas Mavericks owner to invest in your startup is easier than you think. Entrepreneurs who've successfully done so—and Cuban himself—weigh in on what to keep in mind.
SXSW's Biggest Debuts -- and Disappointments
SXSW 2014

SXSW's Biggest Debuts -- and Disappointments

Some of today's most famous tech companies got their start at South by Southwest. But not everything that emerges from this annual Texan festival becomes bigger and better.