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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sid Shah - Business Coach and Life Coach - Think and Grow Rich Academy India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship? 

I first read THINK & GROW RICH about 20 years back during my MBA studied. I could not stop reading the book. After that book, I studied every possible work of Napoleon Hill including all of his books, articles, audio recordings, etc. I started to apply the principles of THINK & GROW RICH in my life and achieved remarkable results. At this moment, I decided to Buy the License from the Napoleon Hill Foundation to Coach & Train these principles of Success. 

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here. THINK & 

GROW RICH Academy is the Only Company in India affiliated with the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Virginia, USA, having the exclusive License to Coach & Train PAN INDIA, on the Principles of Success. 

I am India’s First & Only certified Business Coach and Life coach completing all the three levels of Training from the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Broadly, we offer our services in two formats: i) Workshops & Seminars ii) Personalized Coaching for CEO’s, Teams, Corporates, SME’s & Executives. Briefly, the Principles of Think & Grow Rich are applicable for every individual to assist that person in achieving its goals, aims or objectives. 

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business? 

The biggest challenge was to spread the awareness of THINK & GROW RICH with the New Age Generation and making them realize that the principles are still equally powerful and result orientated in the 21st Century 

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business? 

In the initial stages, we had the burden of the huge payment of license fees to our parent company in USA. And simultaneously spending on marketing and campaigning about THINK & GROW RICH in India with practically no revenue model. That period was the very challenging. 

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period? 

As we were testing waters in India, we tweaked the model of coaching and training in India to make it more relevant for our fellow Indians. We realised that the we have the best content in the world compared to the stuff which was being coached in the market by the competition. 

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years? 

We know that we have the best product in the world. Our immediate plan is to engage the so called Innovators and Early Adopters to powerful impact and transform their lives following THINK & GROW RICH principles. Our plan for next five years is to Coach & Train atleast 10 Crore Indians with the world’s best philosophy of personal achievement. 

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business? 

Only one advice: Follow the Principles of THINK & GROW RICH – Rest all will be taken care of.


Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sid-shah-5a0bbb134/

Q9. Facebook profile URL link

https://www.facebook.com/sidharth.shah.1232


Q10. Twitter profile URL link
https://twitter.com/sidshah27


Q11. Personal blog URL link
http://www.SidShah.co.in

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link

www.thinkngrowrichacademy.com

Monday, August 21, 2017

Amruta Deshpande Bhatia - CEO of 'Yogamruta' and 'Zip Zap Zing'

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?


After my graduation in B.com Banking & Insurance, I felt that I did not want to be bound to a desk job. As a child, I have been always active physically and interested in athletics, swimming and dancing. I was an avid reader of Osho's books and could connect to his concept of witnessing. I always felt an inherent need to find my inner purpose and learn something practical for my mental and spiritual growth. I have always loved movement and hence I pursued dance and yoga.

I am a self driven strong woman, who is here to make a mark and difference by spreading the message of Yoga to everyone and be a pioneer in moulding the wellness industry in India. With this in mind, I have started my Companies 'Yogamruta' and 'Zip Zap Zing'.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here. 

Our motto is 'Everything is Yoga'. We are here to impart life skills and mould a person's approach to life. Wellness and Yoga being an infinite domain has endless offerings, possibilities and dimensions.

We are always experimenting, our approach is dynamic, unstructured and imperfect, exactly how life is supposed to be. And with acceptance of imperfection in mind, we are not here to propagate any particular product or service.

 If you are a passionate person with right skills and attitude, You are welcome to join our team.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

I have never faced any challenges or obstacles. I have been accepting of my journey and believe in going with the flow. I am confident that we shall never have any challenges only lessons learnt

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

Just be your true genuine self, then there are no difficulties. Discover yourself and feel the infinite energy you have within you. Rest all follows. Nobody and no one can stop you. 

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Wellness and Health Industry is unorganised in India. You have to find your mojo and learn everything by hit and trial method. It's all about experimenting continuously.  Learn from life and opportunities,  than enrolling for courses and putting money in education. Presently our education system needs to step up to the potential we have. They cannot streamline our careers. WE CAN.


Just give, give and give. YOGA teaches us to be balanced, between everything. I feel it is essential to stay balanced between selfish and selflessness. To build a future , focus on the present moment. We have plans to go global in next few years.


Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

I am a start up and new entrepreneur. Trust yourself. That is all that is required. See fear in its eyes and jump into your business. You will swim. Be creative and think out of the box. All great people who made a difference in any society were super positive and creative in their own way. Distance yourself from distractions. Be positive and stay motivated.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bharat Jethani - Master Franchisee ASENTIV Central India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?


Well to be honest my career started with helping clients upscale their business in terms of moving to information technology so they save lot of paperwork and productivity goes high. In my career we never got the guidance on how we can upscale the business and thats where i found out my "Why" to be in this business to help entrepreneurs work less and enjoy more in their life.We believe if there is a education to impact a entrepreneur ; share it and let them take their business from good to great.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

We are part of world's only one relationship based referral marketing organisation in the space of COACHING & CONSULTING called ASENTIV which was formerly called as REFERRAL INSTITUTE founded by Dr. IVAN MISNER ; Mike Macedonia ; Eddie Esposito and Dawn Lyons. Asentiv is present in 19 countries worldwide and our community is growing bigger every year.

We are the master franchisee of ASENTIV in Cental India and we believe in spreading this education through Licensees and Franchisees.We believe in creating REFERRALS for life which simplifies your work and creates Amazing business & spectacular life.

Certified Networker 3 ; Room full of Referrals  ; Networking Tools ; Steps to Referral Success and ECC ( Emotionally charged connection )which is the strength of ASENTIV education to Entrepreneurs. 

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business? 

Being new in the Coaching we had a challenge in understanding the dynamics of indian businesses and the way coaching happens in this industry. we did the change in understanding our participants ; coaching is just not a classroom instructions but getting things implemented in a right way so they can find results

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

Well the difficulties in my previous venture prompted me to do something for the entrepreneurs and now i feel confident to go through the discovery period. 

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

The discovery period was to let participants in the workshop enjoy a financial free stress so we let them do workshops with 100% moneyback guarantee and we were happy to see no one asked for a refund.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

Our vision for the next five years is to have like minded entrepreneurs bring in a community of solid network with successful businesses helping each other and growing each other . 10000 entrepreneurs ; 300 licensees and 30 franchisees spread out in six states in central india impacting the growth of entrepreneurs and generating employment which will result in amazing businesses and spectacular life.Also Indian entrepreneurs connected with international entrepreneurs community .We believe in growing our organisation with people who believe in us.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Get involved 100% with commitment and PASSION which will lead to profitability not in terms of money but relationships for longer time.
     
Q8. LinkedIn profile URL linkhttps://in.linkedin.com/in/bharat-jethani-95804a1

Q9. Facebook profile URL link https://www.facebook.com/bjethani

Q10 Twitter profile URL linkhttps://twitter.com/jethanibharat

Q11. Personal blog URL link

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link :http://centralindia.asentiv.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Amit Patel - Founder & CEO of Wefly Indoor Skydiving LLP

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

While traveling to Dubai on a business tour in 2013. One of my business colleagues had taken me to an Indoor skydiving facility in Mirdif City Centre Mall, where I took my 1st flight with I-fly Dubai. It was an out of this world experience with my adrenaline being pushed out of the roof. “It’s like jumping off an airplane at 15000 feet with no parachute in a 100% safe & secure environment”

Once back in India, I tried to find out more about Skydiving, however, realized that due to couple of mishaps, Govt. of India had banned skydiving completely till date.

This ban on skydiving in India came as an opportunity knocking and thus generated the idea of importing indoor skydiving in India and since late 2014, Mr. Patel took the initiative of sourcing equipment, suppliers, machinery, legalities and other aspects related to introducing Aero sports in India.

Also during our research, we understood that USA had 55 odd installations, UK had 34, Singapore had 1, Pakistan had 1, India had 0. This really pushed us off the chair and turned our passion into Nation's pride. 






Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and 
services here.

Welfy initially started with Indoor skydiving activity in the early years, however our team realized that there were a lot of adventure sports activity that were running successfully globally, but yet to arrive on Indian soil. So currently Wefly is managing over 50 odd adventure sports activity on turn key basis. Indoor car racing, Drone racing, Fly board, Virtual Zoo are some of the ideas we currently provide, 

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

One of the biggest challenges that we faced in early days was putting across the concept to Individuals, Investors, HNI's and others. Finance was hard to get and so was the support staff since the entire activity was new to Indian market and there was no reference that could be taken from similar businesses. 

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you 
were facing difficulties in your business?


As the concept was new, it was difficult to get professional staff for our venue. So our partners would get their hands dirty to ensure that we learn everything from grass root level. Tie up with international equipment suppliers, importing of equipment and technology, manufacturing of the machine in India and operations were some of the hurdles that we have crossed with a " never die " attitude. 

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the 
discovery period?


After the discovery period, we had to put all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle in place which included designing, manufacturing and operating the business. We had to train each and every person in our staff as per international standards to ensure we provide seamless customer experience. 

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?


We are looking to expand to multiple cities PAN India in terms of recreational and tourism based indoor skydiving. 

Wefly is also actively looking to train professional skydivers in India to compete in Global competition and represent India as various skydiving related activities.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business


Well the first advice would be, if you are weak hearted person, business is not for you. You need to be hardcore in following your dreams and to believe in yourself. A lot of negative feedbacks will come but you need to keep moving ahead. Rather I'm of the belief that If you don;t have challenges in business, you probably making a BIG mistake. Challenges will push you beyond your limit to learn and implement your skiills. 

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Suman Agarwal - Director and Master Image Consultant- Image Consulting Business Institute, President- Image Management Professionals' Association

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship? 

Being a Corporate professional for almost 14 years was a long enough time to come to a realisation that I must get into something of my own and once this decision was taken, I decided to research on what is the biggest need of the hour. 

The answer after a year long research was Image Management. India is strong with Academic Skills, but they greatly lack Soft Skills and Image Building and this is where we came into picture way back in 2009 with what was missing and I am glad we made a sensible decision and pioneered the concept Image Management in our country. 

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here. 

Image Consulting is a Life Skill. Everyone needs it but very few ask for it. Now people are becoming aware and the need is picking up all across. Our brand- Image Consulting Business Institute produces Image Consultants, people join our program from different segments like CA, doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Actors, Models, Cabin Crew, Students, Home-makers, Scientists etc with different age groups starting from 18-70 years. They either want to up-skill in their existing job or business, start a new career/business, change their field or diversify, these programs are a one stop solution for all. Image Consultants offer various services to individuals, Corporate, NGO, Hospitals, Institutions, Schools, Management Colleges, Services industries, prisons etc. 

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business? 

Any new category when introduced for the first time has its share of challenges. People take time to accept anything new and same thing was experienced by us. It took us 3 years to establish a new concept and now there is no looking back. 

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business? 

Every individual whom we told about what we are into understood Image Management to be a photography studio where we click pictures (Image). It was challenging and people could not relate to what we really meant by "Image." Yes it was a difficult phase but with our marketing initiatives through rigorous advertising campaigns, people have started realising its importance and today companies and individuals approach us to hire Image Consultants for various services. 

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period? 

The experiment period was yet again challenging but surely exciting too. We released several beautiful ads and our advertising campaigns are being remembered even today when people talk to us, they keep praising our ad captions. This was one of the most memorable experiment as our brand got tremendous amount of visibility and recognition. People recall our lime green brand color and our tag lines.Today we have completely shifted to online marketing and realised that this medium has a great scope and reachability with better results at a lower cost. The experiments always give you insightful learning and teaches you what not to do in business and to be able to differentiate between what is good and what is effective.It only adds to your learning to make you a better business owner. 

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years? 

In the next 5 years there are three things to accomplish 
  • Have our own App 
  • Have an Image Helpline to dial for Image Management tips and solutions 
  • Start ICBI Finishing Academy all across in every location for the end users 
  • Online courses in Image Management for scalability (For international Market) 

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business? 
  • Be clear of what you want to accomplish 
  • Prepare a plan without any abstract thinking 
  • Stay on ground and be realistic 
  • Keep things simple 
  • Stick around, do not get demotivated if things look difficult, everything takes time 
  • Have enough backing to sustain your business for atleast 2-3 years before it starts self-generating 
  • Be positive and have a never give up attitude 

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sragarwal/ 

Q9. Facebook profile URL link 
https://www.facebook.com/ImageConsultingBusinessInstitute/ 

Q10 Twitter profile URL link
https://twitter.com/Sumanagarwal 

Q11. Personal blog URL link
http://www.imageconsultinginstitute.com/blog/

Monday, June 26, 2017

Priyanka Verma - CEO of MY BLISS TOUR

Q1. How did your career journey start? What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

I am one of those lucky persons to have a career in the field of my interest of travel & tourism which I started soon after completion of my post graduate degree of MBA with specialization in Tourism in the year 1995. After successful years of work experience and intermittent sabbaticals for family reasons, I decided to start my own venture MY BLISS TOUR meant to serve the travel needs of women travellers with and without their families.

Inspiration is often the result of ambition circumstances and compulsions. In my case, I was always thirsty for using my creativity and innovative ideas in designing exclusive and customized tours for women which often is not possible when you are working in corporate world. This is only possible when you are the boss of the company.

However this freedom comes at a cost where any mistakes can lead to risk of heavy losses at a personal level. I decided to bite the bullet and take the plunge to satiate my thirst.




Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

My business model is designed around meeting the travel needs of women travellers with and without their families. These may include adventure, nature, religious or travel to any known and lesser known destinations to India and abroad. I make it a point to accompany all my tours so that I am there in case of any unforeseen developments and this also brings a level of trust and confidence among my clients that I am there with them throughout their journey to make it enjoyable and blissful.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

The biggest challenge while starting any business is to find the niche market for your product and to arrange working capital to run the business. In a place like Mumbai, while there are several opportunities for arranging both, there is cut-throat competition for any venture which drags down price at the cost of quality creating a confusing scenario for customers who are unable to differentiate between low cost low quality and reasonable cost high quality products. Mine has not been an exception.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

Any new venture faces maximum difficulties in its nascent stage like a tiny sapling. Above all there are sufficient number of people in your ecosystem who give free confusing and discouraging advice. At this time, support of family and close friends is very vital. It gives you confidence and moral support that you are on the right track. Ultimately everyone has to fight his or her own battle but these supporting words make a lot of difference in developing self-confidence.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Experiment and innovation is an ongoing process and cannot be classified as a limited phase in time. I am sure experimentation will always be part of my business model. This is the only way to keep once business alive in the face of a highly competitive business environment.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

My future plan includes specialisation in few national and international destinations and become the most trusted tour operator for these exclusive locations. I do not wish to bench mark my success or plans in terms of profits or turnover but wish to focus on customer delight and a blissful experience.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Always have thorough domain knowledge before you venture into any business. Do not focus on making money but instead focus on keeping your customers happy. If your customers are delighted you do not have to worry about growing your business, which will automatically happen. Lastly, never make commitments which you are not sure about.

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link

Q9. Facebook profile URL link

www.facebook.com/myblisstour

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http://twitter.com/myblisstour

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http://www.myblisstour.com

Mahadevan R - Entrepreneur Coach, Trainer, Speaker from Mumbai, India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

While doing my MBA from the S. P. Jain Inst of mgmt., the seeds of entrepreneurship were sown but it took 7 years to bear fruit and became an entrepreneur on the 15th of aug, 1999. Since then there has been no looking back…Started a manpower recruitment firm Career Aveneus (I) Pvt Ltd and scaled it up from 2 employees to a 325 consultants organisation spread across 26 offices all over India.


Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

Currently I use my formal mgmt. experience and the practical nuances while growing my business to help lot of business owners either to

a)       Kick start  their new ventures

b)       Show how to grow their business exponentially

c)       Prove to them how a business can be run on auto mode

This is done by working with the business owners and their team, setting up a goal, planning their vision and mission , attracting and retaining talent and making it happen


Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

Initially a) why should an employee join me…..how am I different compared to others…..because without the right people in your team, chances of growth are limited…

Then b) am I on the right path ? it is always lonely at the top…..better to have an experienced hand who has all seen it through to guide you and brainstorm with you…

c)       How to be on the business rather than in the business…..

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

Failure is not the opposite of success…it is part of success…we have kept on trying, not losing hope ….yes we have failed many times but have learnt from it and not repeated the same mistake…..

Setting goals is the most important part of a journey coz it provides direction, motivation and zeal to surge ahead.

Constantly upgrading oneself by reading books and surrounding oneself with positive oriented people is an absolute must

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Once u are clear about what you intend to do…things become easier….

Have never wished for less problems but always for more skills to overcome any situation.

Maintain a gratitude journal and a to-do list to be made every night before going to sleep

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

My mission is to inspire and motivate the business owners to live the life of their dreams.

My vision is to become the No 1 business owner coach in the next 5 years


Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Work on yourself , rather than expecting things to happen…

Pain of discipline is much better, do the high priority items daily even though it bugs you

Differentiate between what is urgent and what is important…..

Take out time to think on growing the business and enjoy every moment of the same


Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link - 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahadevanriyer/ 

Q9. Facebook profile URL link - 
https://www.facebook.com/mahadevan68

Q10 Twitter profile URL link - 
http://twitter.com/maha789

Q11. Personal blog URL link – 
www.mahadevanr.com

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link – 
www.mahadevanr.com

Friday, June 2, 2017

Manish K Tyagi - Corporate trainer, Host & Stand up Comic

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship? 

Subsequent to quitting the Indian Navy after 23 long years as a Commander in 2012, I began pursuing my passion for Corporate training along with my role as a Business Head. My workshops have always been full of fun. It all started way back in 2014 when one of my close friends suggested that I should try a hand at Stand up Comedy, since he knew me very well. 

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here. 

By the day, I am a Corporate trainer & Motivational Speaker who has handled a lot of workshops on Behavioural, Leadership & Soft Skills. At night, I am a host & Stand up Comic who has done 100s of shows till now in the last 3 years in different venues & cities of India. 

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business? 

If you notice, most of the comics in India are almost half my age. Starting at 47 was by no means easy and it took some time for the fellow performers & audience to accept me as a Stand up artist. Furthermore, the investment of time in the beginning was high i.e. when you perform in Open Mics. Also, one does not get paid for the Open Mics. It takes a while before one starts making some money.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business? 

The first few months were not easy as I would leave home at 6 pm and return past 12 after a very bad 3-4 minutes on stage. I would come home and ask myself as to why I was even doing this. But the passion and perseverance drove me the very next day with a resolve to do well. Slowly, I started doing well and the rest is history. 

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period? 

Once you start getting the applause, you get the opportunity to try new material, which is essential to build up your stage time. Every venue & city has a different kind of audience and one flirts with certain kind of content everywhere. No risk, no gain. 

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years? 

Although I love to train people, I would like to continue travelling for Stand up Comedy to different parts of the country and hopefully, world. I will also be working on building my content so that I have a longer set on stage. At the moment, I am just enjoying my time on stage and would let it flow wherever it goes in this line of work. I have already spoken at 3 TEDx conclaves and hope to be a TED speaker someday. I would also like to grow as a Motivational Speaker as that comes naturally to me. 

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business? 

You have to have a funny bone to be a Stand up Comic. And if you do want to pursue this as a full time profession, one needs to be very patient and never say die. Keep going to Open Mics and trying/ testing new material and at some stage, you will begin to leave an impression. Also, one needs to have an original style and his own content to be able to do well. 

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/manish-k-tyagi-b9b8885/


Q9. Facebook profile URL link 

https://www.facebook.com/manish.k.tyagi 

Q10 Twitter profile URL link 

https://twitter.com/KnottyCommander 

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Yash Murarka - CEO of Food Craft Mumbai

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

It all began with a dream to be like my Father and he’s entrepreneurship inspired me to Become an entrepreneur. Ever since childhood there was a passion to cater people at different stages of life with exquisite services and that passion brought me into our family business. My journey started as an entrepreneur at a very young age of 16 years which helped me a lot to grow my business to manifolds. I always admired my father and he’s the only reason why u can see Yash Murarka as an entrepreneur.




Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

We are into pure veg outdoor catering services. We cater on all events may it be a big fat Indian wedding or a small corporate gig we cater it all . The Minimum number of Pax which we do catering for is 100 pax and the maximum number of people we have catered for is 9lakhs pax for opening of Akshardham Temple, Maninagar. We are exploring our self more in destination wedding catering. Food Craft Mumbai is panel caterer for more then 50+ resorts Pan Indian & 4 countries. The first impression of food craft Mumbai is by our presentation and catering decor, our lasting impression is our taste of food & the authenticity of material which we use and the best impression is the hospitality from our staff which helps Food Craft Mumbai stand not as a company but as a Brand in catering and wedding industry in global market.



Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

Being into catering business is full of a roller coaster ride you never know at which event the number of pax you catering for would increase and provision kept should be with lowest wastage as we have to deal with all perishable goods. It was always our team work which made us through our challenges and struggles, when you have a good team at your back to work together and with same passion to work for no challenge is big.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

Difficulties are part and parcel of life and the best thing you can do with it is FACE IT WITH SMILE because it help you grow and teaches you more than anything. In my discovery period there was a time people used to not entertain us but the passion to cater people making their dreams to reality kept me and my team alive, that is the reason why we love to work for our beloved clients at any part of the country and at any terrain without keeping any bounders

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

The best experiment we tried was going for destination wedding catering as we got a good hold in the local and looking at the increasing trend of destination weddings we pushed our self to exceed our geographical boundaries and cater to clients at their location with same taste, quality & better presentation. Happily the experiment turned out to be so good that we are one of the top caterers to cater for destination wedding from Mumbai around every corner of the country.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

Our Vision is to not only to cater food but to cater dreams. 

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

There is one thing which made me start and sustain in my business was passion to make Food craft Mumbai as a brand and not a company. Your passion, dedication, hard work and working together with your employees will always keep you sustain in your business and grow not only as an entrepreneur but also as a good Human.

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link 
https://in.linkedin.com/in/yash-murarka- 057451b2 

Q9. Facebook profile URL link
https://www.facebook.com/yash.murarka

Q10 Twitter profile URL link
https://twitter.com/foodcraftmumbai

Q11. Personal blog URL link 

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link 
www.foodcraftmumbai.in

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jay Mehta founder of ETRE Care Mumbai, India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

It all began with a dream to be the person who brings change and makes a difference to our surroundings. Ever since I was young, I set high standards for myself in every field, and accomplished them with enthusiasm and determination. “I love what I do and I do what I love” is my core principle towards life and I intend to advance progressively and rise to the pinnacle of success with this.

The aspiration to set up my brand, ETRE, was inspired by the simplicity and raw nature around us. ETRE, is founded with the perception of making one’s life luxurious, simpler and serene. Its purpose is to strike a balance in ones life, to develop a stress free and positive outlook. One of our first collections at ETRE, the Spa Therapy Handmade Soaps is inspired from the same ideology.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

ETRE is a French word which means “to be”. There is nothing that can hold you back from enjoying life at ease. You want to be, and feel energized, calm, refreshed or sensual every day, ETRE is the small element you integrate into your daily cycle to give you a sense of serenity.

We are a young brand and already have more than 40 Bath, Body & Spa products in our portfolio, with a universal appeal. Our focus is towards enhancing quality and providing our customers with products that help them feel good about themselves.

Our products range from Handmade Soaps, Aroma Oils and Diffusers to Bath Salts and more. We currently supply our products to spa chains across India such as Sukho Thai, Sohum Wellness and more... on multiple e-commerce platforms such as Propshop24, Purplle, Kraftly and many more.

Here’s unveiling the mystery behind ETRE;

ETRE is inspired by a holistic approach to well-being. It utilizes the finest natural active ingredients & pure aromatherapy oils to help you restore the natural balance of your body, mind & soul and reveal the beauty in you. It’s about taking the time out of a fast-moving lifestyle to gather all your emotions and become calm and composed. It’s about understanding yourself and your intention for the day and achieving it. Feel energized and leave the other emotions behind, especially ones that hinder your goals and path to move forward.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

As every new business, one of our major challenges at ETRE, was educating our customers about the benefit, functionality and quality of the products. Apart from this, it also took us a long time to understand about the right ingredients required, what blends work best and from where we could source the highest quality raw materials to design the best for our customers.

I travelled across Asia to learn the art of soap making and source the purest and superior quality raw materials. I also consulted some of the best aroma therapists in the world to learn the blends and understand what and how the elements affect us. Our soaps are specially hand-crafted keeping in mind the simplicity and raw nature of elements.

Once people started utilizing our products, they could feel the positive effects and difference of each ingredient present for themselves. The products provided a more calming, soothing, revitalizing and liberating sensation that brought a sense of balance to the body, mind and soul.

This generated a want from them to continue using our products and share their experience with friends and family. Word of mouth has helped us reach the many hearts and homes today.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

The discovery period is never-ending; you always need to be up to speed with the market place or you will soon fade out. The market is highly competitive with some major players holding a large share. This competition is not only with our competitors but is also a rivalry among sellers, and until customers recognize your brand, it becomes very difficult to sell your products. It took us a while to promote our brand, formulate our sales strategies and understand the core target audience. There was so much to learn about our consumer, and going through the ups and downs taught us a lot about the key needs of our customers. Our mission, is to establish ETRE as an integral part of your personal holistic wellness to face new challenges of urban dwelling.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Secondary data is never sufficient, hence collecting primary data was a crucial start, and something I did by myself. It took a lot of time and effort but the result was worth it. I couldn’t have built ETRE and its strategies without this. To further understand the dynamics of the market and customers purchase patterns, we actively participated in exhibitions across Mumbai and Pune. We also contributed towards a few college sponsorships and a major one being Symbiosis, Pune.

Going into the market with our first set of products was exciting and daunting, we observed our product positioning, marketing and sales strategies comprehensively. Everything we did was carefully monitored, which helped us dispense and improve the quality of our products & services.

It also showed us our areas of improvement and scope that could be covered. We are constantly working on new products and concepts every day to become a one-stop- shop solution for our clients and customers.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

ETRE is currently under the process of restructuring and repositioning to come out with something bigger and bolder for our customers. We are revisiting all our strategies, expanding our product range and distribution channels as well. You’ll soon be able to purchase all the products from our website which is also under a complete revamp. Our e-commerce platform will teach you the benefits of each product so you can make the right purchase. We are at the foot of the growth stage, hence every step we take is pragmatic and with an aim to provide our customers, employees, partners and investors a reason to believe in us. I have been approached by multiple investors but still haven’t found the right strategic partner who will help us scale overall.

Through a selective distribution channel, we will be marking our presence pan India and soon, we also plan to expand ETRE globally and initiate international connections. Our vision for the next 5 years is to penetrate and capture a chunk of the market share and build a niche for ourselves.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

To sustain cut throat competition in the market, a business needs to adapt itself and the strategies per the current market trends while keeping room for future amendments. You need to be open to change and quick on your feet.

ETRE adheres to the motto “DREAM, BELIEVE, MAKE IT HAPPEN”. To all you young, emerging minds, believe in your idea and make it your fierce passion. Be a strong challenger and a wise decision maker. The journey may not go as planned, but the destination is essential. Be patient with unresolved problems and maintain an attitude of gratitude.

Consult, and accept suggestions from friends & family, it will help reinvent you and be the best version of yourself.

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link

https://www.linkedin.com/in/etre-care-422848140/

Q9. Facebook profile URL link

https://www.facebook.com/ETREcare/

​Q10 Twitter profile URL link

https://twitter.com/etrecare

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link

www.etrecare.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lata Singh Dasila – Certified Life Coach from Delhi-NCR, India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

In 15 years of my IT career, I have always loved to get connected with people and have often solved their personal and professional problems with ease. I realised that more people need me so, I started practicing Life Coaching two years back. It is my passion and I believe when you start doing something, things start falling in place and you start getting success.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

I am internationally certified life coach. My life coach certification is accredited by International Coach Federation (ICF), USA. I started my coaching practice by the name “Life Coaching with Lata”. I offer various coaching services like, student success coaching, career coaching, parent- child coaching, corporate group coaching and coaching for empowering women.

I have been actively taking corporate trainings on various topics like, women empowerment, leadership, anger and time management, emotional intelligence and self-awareness etc. Apart from this, I do 1-1 coaching sessions with individuals and groups on personal and professional front.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

The main challenge that I face as a Life Coach is - it is very less known field in India. People relate it to counselling, therapy or mentoring although life coaching is a co-creative partnership between a Coach and a Coachee. It focuses on planning and implementing specific, meaningful changes in personal and/or professional life. It is very powerful and has capability to changes one’s life in a positive way. So, whenever I introduce my life coaching business to anyone I have to tell how it is different than other things like training, counselling, mentoring etc.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

Challenges gets you going… It’s always tempting to go back to your previous job or leave difficult things mid-way, but when you keep on going forward, you actually start seeing success. I believe failures are steps to success, I always look forward and learn from my failures. There is time when things go very well, while at other times it doesn’t go as per plan. But in business, you cannot sit back, you have to keep moving forward and take next steps.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Over the period I have learnt, never stop at your success and neither on your failure. Celebrate your success and move on to the next assignment. It’s a continuous journey…

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

In next five years, I want to change life of approx. ten lakh people in a positive way through my life coaching skills and services. It is my goal and I am 100% committed towards it.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Entrepreneurship is a roller coaster ride, it’s not easy. You have to keep learning and motivating yourself to remain in the business. Believe in yourself and your abilities. It takes time, money and relations to succeed in any business. You must build your network and relations to reach new heights. And lastly, be authentic and provide value in whatever you do.

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link

https://in.linkedin.com/in/lifecoachlata

Q9. Facebook profile URL link

https://www.facebook.com/lifecoachlata/

Q10 Twitter profile URL link

https://twitter.com/latadasila

Q11. Personal blog URL link

http://workingwithlifecoach.blogspot.in/

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link


www.lifecoachingwithlata.com

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Prachi Singh - CEO of Image N Impressions

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

Frankly speaking I had never ever thought of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship came into my life after so many challenges I faced in my career.

Truly it’s a very educative journey all together. It has evolved me as a person. It takes a lot of effort in vertical take-off . An idea of doing work on my own gave me courage to start an Image Consulting and Training Company.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

We help Individuals, Organizations, Kids, Corporate, Government offices, college students to beautify their “Inner Image” (You a person from inside) and “Outer Image” (Your look to create positive first Impressions) for success and satisfaction in every area of life.

“We inspire you to be your absolute best from outside as well as from inside as a person”

Image N Impressions is committed towards people and organization to upgrade their image (‘Inner’ and ‘Outer’) by specialized professional. Our services are universally accepted contemporary quality services. Our collective plan of action is to tackle the major part and people of society to help them developing their positive and effective image and personality for better future and brighter life.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

As Image Consulting as an industry is new to people and the industry and I were growing together so , to create awareness was the main challenge for me.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

Ya ..That was quite difficult. I was absolutely new to entrepreneurship. No formal education I have taken, neither, I got any support, as no one in the family is from this background. So It was like, I kept on wondering and searching on so many things. Did mistakes, made wrong contacts. Then every time I corrected myself. The only positive thing was , I never gave up. One more strong point is , my brother always encouraged me. It’s only because of him I am having the courage to start over things again and keep on doing creative experiments.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Still it’s going on.

Will come up with new ideas soon

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

My vision for 5 years is to make Image Consultancy and training an integral part of people’s lives. As after school or college education or during job or in middle age people feel they have learnt enough. Though learning is a continuous process. As we keep budget for everything , we must have budget for our self improvement also . Imagine when everyone is working on Self Image , how beautiful the society will be.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Patience and Consistency is the only key. Brick by brick and Inch by Inch the journey has to be covered.. The Rome was not built in a day. So the entrepreneurship is a journey of creativity and strength.

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link

http://bit.ly/1dQ2B4g

Q9. Facebook profile URL link

http://bit.ly/2iH5VJe

Q10 Twitter profile URL link

http://bit.ly/ICFCzV

Q12. Company website

www.imagenimpressions.com

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