5 Things You Can Learn From “Entrepreneur” Ritesh Sarvaiya

Ritesh SarvaiyaToday the Internet is crowded with billions of folks online and more so, the IT Business Space and yet one man set his footprint here and left an indelible imprint on that space for all to see, read and learn.

Mr Ritesh Sarvaiya, Founder & CMD of Rikhav Infotech Private Limited, is a great visionary, with an extremely humble beginning. When he could not make up for in initial funds, he made up with tremendous focus and determination, that enabled him to achieve his dreams and goals, in an incredibly short span of time.

1. Never Hesitate To Start From Small Jobs

While he was still studying in college, Ritesh served with a pharmadistributor and sold glucose bottles to doctors. Later in 2002 immediately after graduation, he was a door to door salesman for the newly launched Sunday Express subscriptions. On every subscription that he sold, he earned Rs 5. He was given a target of selling 20 subscriptions a day. The job he did was tiring however he said that, it only helped him to become more tolerant towards others and their nature. And above all, the satisfaction he got when he received Rs 100 or more after a hard day’s work was priceless.

2. Believe In Your Passion; Don’t Worry About Other Things

Then, his stint at Reliance Infocomm, where he worked as an associate executive in Reliance Handsets made him dream and achieve all that he is today. There, he saw the bigger picture of how a small idea could become huge and create a lot of wealth for the country. He then shifted to Wipro and 2 years there, with a mentor who was tough but caring, taught him all about leadership skills and enabled him to see the potential in every human being. This is where he sensed that if “you have the passion and believe in whatever you do, you can achieve anything in life.” He knew that if he continued to work under somebody, he would be fulfilling their dreams and not his and that’s what got him dreaming big and that has never stopped even today.

3. From a Blueprint to a Big Building

Rikhav InfotechEarly 2006, Rikhav InfoTech was conceptualized as a website development company, with a workforce of just 8, but highly committed young professionals. Over the years, with the abiding support of its clients and associates, along with the growing needs of internet-related services, Rikhav InfoTech now offers comprehensive web-based solutions under one roof.

Rikhav InfoTech today offers complete web-based communication solutions like: Corporate Identity, Web Design & Content, E-commerce and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). It also provides with cutting-edge technology and competitive web strategies that not only enhances your brand but also places you way ahead of competition.

The Internet has gained a tremendous thrust over the last few years in India; businesses have still not made optimum use of this medium and so many still believe that the Internet is an expense. Rikhav InfoTech is working towards convincing such folks that the Internet is an investment, by sharing possibilities online and how it could take their business to the next level. He feels that business’s today have just reached a small portion of its potential and merely scratched the tip of the iceberg. By showing how one can empower their business with the power of the World Wide Web, they’ve helped many businesses to see the bigger picture and explore it to the fullest. In the coming years, Ritesh is confident that they will be one of the few key players in the Industry offering comprehensive Web-solutions under one roof.

Further, their Online Reputation Management solutions include Social Media Optimization which is a huge phenomenon that has swept the Internet space. Today, most players are offering these services separately.

Their outsourcing network has over 900 clients who are reaping the benefits of integrated and cost-effective Web-solutions.

4. Targeting International Audience

His next goal is to capture the International Automotive Niche, and he has already begun this with the launch of Trucking Port. On this website, Truck Dealers can upload their used trucks and take their business across the country, at very reasonable costs; Truck Dealers, who would like to come on Board & park their Trucking Inventory with TruckingPort.com. He now has the vision to expand this to other countries like Australia, UK, and New Zealand.

Like any other entrepreneur even he had road blocks to his progress, with the constitution of any company funds play a very important role and even they had to struggle for over 10 months, but his perseverance finally paid off. Finally, one of their clients Mr. Hitesh Lakhani, who was hugely impressed by their dedication, execution and vision, offered to give wings to their dreams. And they’ve never looked back since then.

Ritesh Sarvaiya says, “it is the satisfaction you get knowing that you are adding tremendous value to businesses worldwide and also creating wealth for your own country. Not to mention creating employment for so many people”.

5. Dominate a field in India

His other aim is to launch the biggest B2B Portal of India, in the coming years, with his visionary domain – www.btobIndia.com which he is confident will be launched very soon. He is also clear that he will continue to expand his horizons in India by providing world-class Web-solutions and create more wealth for our country and grow to a family of 600 people, all working under one roof.

After catering to more than 900 foreign clients through his outsourcing business, they are now aggressively planning to make a positive difference to the online presence of businesses in India.

A person who always set his goals higher, and knows the importance of processes even when they were small, has made life much simpler, seamless and transparent. I would like to wish him my the very best and all due success in all his future endeavors.

Ritesh is a brilliant Entrepreneur, you can get in touch with him through email ritesh@rikhavinfotech.com, he would love to answer your mails & would love to help you if you have any concerns in your start up.

Should I Start An Online Business?

I want to start an online business. But, I have no idea whether it will work for me or not. You started way back. Can I still achieve success if I start now?

online businessThis was one of the questions my friend asked when I was talking about my latest online business venture.

He was fascinated by the success stories of the dot com millionaires. Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are all real life success stories that made it big. People who write on the internet (A.K.A bloggers), are making 6 figure incomes.

There are lots of online products selling based on your dreams to live a lavish lifestyle by working minimum hours (4 hour work week anyone?) and that too from the comfort of your home. If you want, you can try llc in wyoming as well.

An online business is not something like a dream job. It may be very comfortable compared to your hectic day job. You may make more money a month than you make in a year from your day job. You may be able to afford the utmost luxuries available to mankind. But, running an online business is not a walk in the park as many claim it to be.

I started explaining the concept to my friend and before I knew, 2 hours were gone. I figured out that this was a common question everyone had since many had asked me similar questions before.

Here is my answer. It Depends!!!

Now, I have talked about blogging not being a viable business model. So this post is about whether you should actually start a real business rather than starting a new blog.

Should I start an online business?

As I said, it depends on a lot of factors. It’s not just the economic conditions that decide whether your online business can be a success or failure. It depends on your character, your goals, your passion, market demand, and various other factors.

Your goal might be to make a million dollar each year. But, for someone else a few thousand dollars is all they need. For you, online business might mean being able to afford the latest gizmos or the finest car money can buy. For someone else, online business might mean the ability to live peacefully without much luxury.

Everyone has different goals and visions.

Before you plan about your online business, understand whether such a venture is right for you. If you expect to make your business a success without spending any time on it, then online business is not something you must look forward to.

It’s definitely possible to start and succeed in any online business. There is no “right time” to be in business. Any time is the right time if you do things right.

I recommend that you start an online business no matter what age group you are in, what your financial condition is, and what your end goal is. I also recommend that you invest in professional liability insurance to protect your business from negligence lawsuits.

Humans are highly gifted. We have the ability to think and make changes. As we learn and move ahead, we can make changes to almost anything. Habits are difficult to change, but not impossible.

If you have ever thought about running your own business, now is the time. Start now and you will find success. If you are prepared to work hard in the planning phase, you will be rewarded when you venture into your own business.

Hacks to Develop an Entrepreneur Mindset

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not everyone can be successful entrepreneurs. But the few who are, makes all the difference.

Whenever people plan to start their own business, the number one reason they put it aside is because they do not have the correct mindset.

Our minds are conditioned in a way that is not receptive of the entrepreneurship idea. Successful business owners knew this and they were able to overcome this. If they can do it, so can you.

How to Develop an Entrepreneur Mindset?

It’s not hard to become a good Entrepreneur. But to think like one, is a skill. It’s not something you can develop overnight. It takes patience, practice and the courage to stand up for what you believe in.

If you are like most entrepreneurs who find it hard to achieve success, it’s largely because of your mindset problem. Here are a few tips to think like an entrepreneur

  • 1. Let go of the habit of following the herd. Successful people do not go with the flow, they go against it. It does not mean you have to do things the opposite way either. Shiv Khera puts it as, “Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently”
  • 2. Take action NOW and not LATER. An entrepreneur acts and does not wait for the right moment. He believes that doing is more important. Procrastination is best said as road blocks to entrepreneurship
  • 3. Do not be afraid of failure. It’s inevitable that you fail at some point of your entrepreneurship life. But, that does not mean your life will be full of failures. People who fail and still strive forward succeed
  • 4. Money does not come to you unless you go to it. That does not mean you simply find means to seek out money, you must earn it. Only hard work and persistence will lead you to it
  • 5. Money is not everything. There are much more important things in life than money. Many people ruin their lives going after money alone. It’s a means to a better life, not the better life itself
  • 6. Believe in luck and thou shall be unlucky. It’s always handwork that provides results. People who don’t want to work hard, claim the hard work of others as luck
  • 7. Be ready to accept responsibility. Entrepreneurship is not a walk in the park. It requires your time, commitment and a responsibility taking attitude. Prove to others you are a true leader. Responsibility comes to those who are ready to shoulder them
  • 8. Believe in yourself. You must be confident that you and your business can succeed and make profits. If you do not have self-confidence, how can others be confident in handing over their money to you?
  • 9. Opportunity comes knocking to everyone. Only the best realize that the opportunity comes knocking and act at the right time. There is no second chance. Just like Mahatma Gandhi’s words, “Do or Die”. Be proactive and realize the opportunity when it comes to you.
  • 10. No amount of reading will make you an entrepreneur. Take out a pen and paper. No word processing software’s please. Now, write down your entrepreneurship goals. Believe in your abilities. Implement what you want to do now. There is no better time to be in business that the present.

Your Turn

I know this is a blog which covers mostly blogging topics. I believe that for professional bloggers or aspiring pro bloggers, a doze of entrepreneurial advice is essential. Sometimes it’s these little boosts that make a big impact.

So, do you want to start an online business?

10 Simple Ways To Become A Good Entrepreneur

EntrepreneursAre you serious about starting your own company? Are you ready to face the risks involved in it? If your answer is “Yes” for both the questions, then you are an entrepreneur in the making. An entrepreneur is someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it. They should be willing to take risks. Entrepreneurs are actually bold risk takers. You can minimize the risks by good planning and preparation.

I listed out 10 simple ways to become a good and also a successful entrepreneur. Make sure you follow these ways before starting a business or company.

1. Make relationship with other Entrepreneurs

Try connecting with as many entrepreneurs as possible. Hang out with them. Make friends, because you are who your friends are. It is better to live in a location filled with entrepreneurs.

2. Find a simple solution to a big problem

Always keep things simple and sensitive. Simplicity is essential. An entrepreneur always finds a simple solution to a big problem.

3. Attend seminars, events and conferences

Seminars and conferences can help you develop a network easily. You can connect with many personalities and successful entrepreneurs. Maybe you can find your Business mentor there.

4. Take your hobby as a business

Many successful entrepreneurs made their Businesses from their hobbies. Find a loop to convert your hobby into your business.

5. Recover from mistakes and failures

Learn from other’s mistakes and also from yours. Make sure you don’t repeat them often. Don’t consider your competitors as your enemies, you can learn a lot from them instead.

6. Connect with Entrepreneurs through social media

I found many entrepreneurs through Social Media like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Make use of these sites to increase your presence and develop your network. If you need to have connection with some, contact me, I’ll arrange a chat according to their desired time.

7. Have a personal blog to brand yourself and your business

Create a personal blog which tells your customers or clients about you and your business. It helps you to build your personal image and also helps your business.

8. Self promotion and marketing

Always be ready and comfortable with Self Promotion and Marketing. Learn the tactics and skills for marketing yourself. Make use of Technology to promote your business.

9. Always find a cheaper way to do something

Don’t spend your money unnecessarily, save it instead. Your business needs every single rupee. Learn to manage both your personal and business money at the same time.

10. Always believe in yourself and your idea

Every new idea is a joke, until one man achieves it.  Let it be a great idea or a moderate idea, always believe it will work. Accept criticism, no matter who gives it to you.