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.

30 Recent Stories

A Netflix for Legos – Building a Startup Brick by Brick
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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
The 'Treps

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.
The 'Treps

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
Technology

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
The 'Treps

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?
The 'Treps

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
The 'Treps

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.
The 'Treps

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
Starting a Business

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.
SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business
Grow Your Business

SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business

For the city of Austin, and especially its growing cohort of tech entrepreneurs, South by Southwest has become the little festival that could.
My, SXSW, How You've Changed
The 'Treps

My, SXSW, How You've Changed

As this Austin festival has grown, so has its scope and the expectations of its attendees.
Move Over Big Data -- Here Comes 'Fast' Data
Innovation

Move Over Big Data -- Here Comes 'Fast' Data

Learn how businesses are using data in real-time to react to customer feedback more quickly and efficiently.
Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities
Business Ideas

Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

These four companies are giving new life to damaged, flawed or incomplete products and services.
The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make
Growth Strategies

The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

When launching a new company, a good idea goes a long way. But a healthy dose of moxie may be what pushes a startup over the edge into success.
Can Endeavor Help Struggling Entrepreneurs Abroad and in the U.S.?
Growth Strategies

Can Endeavor Help Struggling Entrepreneurs Abroad and in the U.S.?

The global network of business leaders was supposed to help emerging-market entrepreneurs scale up, but now the organization is needed closer to home.
Will Businesses Be Protected If Superstorms Like Sandy Strike Again?
News and Trends

Will Businesses Be Protected If Superstorms Like Sandy Strike Again?

Hard-hit cities have rolled out all sorts of business-recovery programs. We spoke with some of their mayors and small-business officials to get a peek at the details.
Talk of Youth Entrepreneurship Reigns at Clinton Global Initiative
Startup Basics

Talk of Youth Entrepreneurship Reigns at Clinton Global Initiative

The annual event hosted by former President Bill Clinton is aimed at sparking new ideas and encouraging action. But it also focused much attention on propping up youth entrepreneurship.
How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back
Growth Strategies

How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

At CGI, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie responds to his critics, discusses his newest production facility in Haiti and explains why he feels like an entrepreneur again.
Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge
Startup Financing

Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge

The stakes for this year's Hult Prize challengers has never been higher, as they gear up for battle at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
Starting a Business

Startups Mine 'Big Data' Too

Though popularized by giant web companies Amazon and Netflix, startups are increasingly getting into the algorithm game -- hoping the practice not only cements life-long customers but also added sales
Grow Your Business

Gangnam: The Silicon Valley of South Korea

Forget Gangnam Style. The song's namesake has a lot more going for it in the entrepreneurial sphere.
Starting a Business

Why Starting Small Can Mean Big Business for Your Career

Working at a startup used to be risky for career-minded young people. It's now gaining ground as the first stop on the road to gainful employment.
Emerging Players in Tech-Fashion Innovation
Business Management

Emerging Players in Tech-Fashion Innovation

Think creating the next iPhone is tough? Try making the perfect pocket or purse to hold one.
Grow Your Business

How Entrepreneurs Push for Innovation, One pocket at a Time

Think creating the next iPhone is tough? Try making the perfect pocket or purse to hold one.
Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Budget? 3 Tips to Rein in Your Startup Costs
Cash Flow & Money Management

Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Budget? 3 Tips to Rein in Your Startup Costs

Startups simply must make a budget and stick to it. Otherwise, you could wind up a statistic. Here are just three ways to keep your costs down.
Young Treps Kick Off New Sports Ventures
Business Ideas

Young Treps Kick Off New Sports Ventures

As U.S. schools cut back on arts and sports programs, administrations are increasingly turning to private providers and startups to fill the gap.
How Can Universities Support Young Treps Like Aaron Swartz?
News and Trends

How Can Universities Support Young Treps Like Aaron Swartz?

When the tech wunderkind took his life after a prolonged legal battle, some wonder if MIT should have been more supportive.
The Business of Helping Less-Fortunate Entrepreneurs Start Up
Business Ideas

The Business of Helping Less-Fortunate Entrepreneurs Start Up

The founders of some socially-oriented startups have begun focusing on helping fellow entrepreneurs, while creating new business opportunities for themselves. Here's a look at the trend.

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