As compared to 2017, the year 2018 remained flat in terms of number of venture capital deals and funding secured by entrepreneurs. Private equity even shrunk, as compared to 2017. One would have been forgiven to think that entrepreneurs were having a dull day at work.

Things couldn’t be further from the truth if one went by the brouhaha and enthusiasm levels in entrepreneur networks and conclaves. Every entrepreneur is focused on landing the next round of funding or becoming the next unicorn. Every startup promoter wants to be the next poster boy or poster girl of Silicon Valley.

Nothing wrong with that. Except that, there are certain mundane things you need to get right as an entrepreneur before you can start dreaming of the big dollars. Mundane things like financial planning, for example …


Read the full article published originally on Financial Express: Your money: Golden rules for a successful entrepreneur