Is it right time for Indian startups to embrace work from home?

Recently I was in India for a month for some personal errands. What was different this time (than a year ago) was that affordable Reliance Jio 4G network has made it so that everyone, even in remote rural areas has access to the internet and thereby to a wealth of information. Reminded me of the time when I had to climb up on the terrace of my parent’s house to catch 3G network in order …

Reveries 1 – Google Sheets Formulas, DOMO Calculated Field & Marketo Tracking

And the web analyst woke. Memories from a the past lives alive, as if a dream. And then, he thought of something to solve the problem at hand.. Haha.. that’s it. I was meaning to write a post about some random learnings from doing web analytics. And in addition to that I have been watching Westworld lately, so thought of naming the post Reveries – based on some occurance in Westworld. The post will be sharing my …

How to install a Google Sheets Add-On?

Google Add-ons are tools that extend the functionality of Google Apps like Sheets, Docs, Forms, Slides etc. They are really powerful and can automate a ton of your business processes. In this blog, we will see how to install one for Google Sheets. We will be using ‘Employee Onboarding App‘ add-on as an example for this purpose. This add-on automates sending an offer letter to candidates for your business and automatically sends them a recommendation letter on …

MangoBlogger Values – What We Live By

MangoBlogger is a startup dear to us. It is an expression of our work, vision and the desire to bring the change that we think is for the better. We think of our work, business, technology, and businesses out there and keep marching forward. The road is going to be rocky. And sometimes there will be no direction. But our values serve as a beacon to us. Our values define who we are, and the …

Helpful coding skills for entrepreneurs

Helpful technical skills for entrepreneurs

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open. – Pauline Kael Sometimes, entrepreneurs, you want to create a software product/technology but you have no technical/coding skills. As a founder, if you do not …

Hire employees with little or no money & time

If you are trying to hire employees with little or no money than it could be because, in a business, there are just so many things to do! There is marketing, sales, product, user experience, SEO, coding, HR, talking to clients and so many other things. You cannot possibly do all of it and also have a life. Soon you might get burned out or things might get missed. During our starting days, MangoBlogger was …

How to schedule functions in Google AppScipts?

I was assigned a task of creating an application that could be scheduled periodically in Google AppScripts.  This application should appear as a Modal Window in a spreadsheet whenever the user requests for it from the menu.  After which, if the user selects, it triggers a function as per the scheduling of the user . This task can be looked at in the following modular way:   Creating the HTML file for the modal window …

Machine learning for Small Businesses

“Machine Learning (ML) is no longer an exotic concept for businesses. No matter if you have a small business or a Fortune enterprise, the chances are that you can benefit from the nuances of Machine Learning.”   Machine learning is revolutionizing society around the globe. Naturally, the business sector was quick to adopt these new machine learning technologies for a variety of applications. But for many small business owners, machine learning technology just seems a …

Machine Learning Applications for Businesses

“Investing in Machine Learning Is like Investing in Mobile 10 Years Ago — It Can Transform Your Business” What is Machine Learning? A lot of people have probably heard of Machine Learning, but do not really know what exactly it is, what business-related problems it can solve, or the value it can add to their business. Machine learning is the science of designing and applying algorithms that are able to learn things from historical data. …

Getting List ID/ idList from Trello API

Getting List ID / idList and board id /idBoard from Trello API Following is a step by Step example of how to get the idList from Trello API and also add a Card to a particular list: First of all we require a idCard or idBoard to begin, make sure you get them from the title bar in the browser, it’s a gibberish text, example: https://trello.com/b/90sqwPMK/work_board ( The b here represents the board id) https://trello.com/c/tqojwC7/Work_Card  …