Manish Patel

Manish Patel is founder and CEO of Brandify.
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Yext IPO: The New Local Reality

Posted by Manish Patel on Mar 20, 2017 2:29:21 PM



For the past few days, there has been a lot of interest in the news of Yext's filing to go public. Industry insiders have pored over the pages of the S-1 filing, looking for clues as to what it means for the industry we call “local.”

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3 Ways to Stand Out On the Extra Mile in 2016

Posted by Manish Patel on May 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM



“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.”

You’ve probably heard this Zig Ziglar pearl of wisdom before. It’s a quote that entrepreneurs and leadership gurus have been trotting out for decades to illustrate how much customer service can help a business to stand out against lazy or lackluster competitors.

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4 Essential Tips for Fighting Burnout

Posted by Manish Patel on Apr 5, 2016 8:08:51 AM


We’re four months into the year and it seems like the deadlines, projects, and assignments are running full force. But while this rapid pace may make you feel like you’re making major progress for a while, hustle without introspection or goals can quickly leave you feeling angry, unfulfilled, or even burnt out.

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What Does Your 2.0 Self Look Like?

Posted by Manish Patel on Feb 3, 2016 9:44:00 AM



While many people spend December and January hyping up their New Year’s resolutions, the fervor seems to taper off once February rolls around. Why is that? I think it might have something to do with the fact that 35 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions can’t keep them past January—and only about 23 percent ever go on to accomplish what they originally set out to do.

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Reflecting on Brandify’s Week of Cheer

Posted by Manish Patel on Dec 21, 2015 9:15:00 AM

It doesn’t require much effortto cut a check and send it off to a charity without a second thought, but to involve yourself deeper in ensuring the success of your community speaks to a different level of growth and achievement. This holiday season, our team challenged itself to drive success by involving itself with well-deserving companies and causes in a new way. To create a better and brighter 2016 and beyond, we decided to bring our best-in-class technology to those who are just as passionate and face the same challenges as our clients—but have limited resources. Our goal was to serve the greater good by bringing customers to these charitable organizations through the use of our expertise, services and local technologies.

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The Unplugged Hour: What Disconnecting Can Do For Your Team

Posted by Manish Patel on Dec 11, 2015 5:13:18 PM

I recently took a trip to the beautiful country of Malaysia, and the foreign sights, sounds and smells really did a number on me. For two whole weeks I was disconnected from everything I knew as “comfort” and “home” and the result was an amazing opportunity to experience life outside of a fast-paced, connected office. Upon my return I found a renewed energy and determination in my daily life. I realized there were things I was doing that weren’t valuable to me or to the business, so I reprioritized. I have to say, the secret to innovation really is a vacation.

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What an Inclusive and Creative Workspace Can Do for Your Employees

Posted by Manish Patel on Oct 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

What does the perfect workspace look like? Maybe it’s a huge, dark wooden desk overlooking downtown, or maybe it’s an open area filled with couches and brightly colored pictures and lamps. Maybe it’s a place you wouldn’t normally associate with work—like your house or a coffee shop. Whatever your image of the ideal workspace is, there is the type of office that encourages innovation, and there is the type of office that drains it out of us.

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Tips for the First-Time Entrepreneur

Posted by Manish Patel on Oct 19, 2015 10:00:00 AM

My, oh my how things have changed for first-time entrepreneurs in today’s flourishing startup community. When I grew up, it was less about doing what you wanted to do and more about doing what was expected of you. Starting up a business from scratch with no experience was a recipe for disaster. But times have changed.

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The Value of Professional Musical Chairs and Why Leadership Rotation is a Must

Posted by Manish Patel on Sep 30, 2015 12:20:12 PM

Learning how to be a good leader is tricky business. Identifying and grooming others to fill leadership positions can be even more challenging. As the CEO of your company, you have employees who look to you for guidance. As they do, don’t miss this opportunity to consider who on your team is capable of growing into a leadership role. As you shift personnel around, you will want to be careful not to upset the balance of your business’ workflow. To keep every process running smoothly while searching for leaders within your organization, I suggest you look for ways to challenge your employees by testing their leadership skills.

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The Road to Success is Paved with Benchmarks for Personal Growth

Posted by Manish Patel on Sep 22, 2015 8:35:00 AM

You’ve faced challenges this year that have pushed you to grow in ways you hadn’t been pushed before. What did you learn from these circumstances? How did they make you grow? Understanding where you are today based on those situations helps you move forward to tomorrow and beyond. You may find that it doesn’t require a lot of changes to grow, but keeping a constant vigilance year over year, or month by month, gets you down the path towards confidence and success. In order to keep track of personal growth, I want to let you in on some tips that you can use to develop a system to benchmark your progress.

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