We conceptualised our company primarily to manage and operate world class developments of facilities / infrastructure. The market demand for a global benchmark facility management delivery and the local focus and local approach policy of ours have set the path for us to be an organisation with a personal touch. We began in 2010 and through consistent efforts, hard work and a lot of passion from all our employees; we have scaled up our operations manyfold.
So, let me introduce myself. I am Altaf Durani from EON Retails LLP. Ours is a Limited Liability Partnership, and we are retailers of American footwear and athletic accessories brand Skechers. Two partners set up this business in 2014. Our efforts bore fruit when we set up our office at 44/g Adelphi Chambers 1st Floor, Ismalia housing society, Clare Road, near Byculla West, Christ Church, Mumbai – 400008. Hard work by the Entrepreneurs reaped reward For the last three years, we have put our blood and sweat into developing this business. The footwear retail business in India is growing at an incredible pace. Since Skechers is looking to expand its activities in India, our company is also developing with it. We have renewed our efforts to grow our business by opening more retail stores. We were looking to expand and set up our retail stores across the state of Maharashtra. …
When Munnar saw his medicine distribution business grow in Hajipur, Bihar, he didn't understand why no bank was willing to lend to him. His 2 year old sole proprietorship was growing significantly, and was profitable as per his income tax returns. He had no previous history of loans, and he was ensuring that he maintained strict banking discipline in his bank account, never once issuing a cheque that would not be honoured due to insufficient funds.
"Once, I had gone to crack a client deal. Things were going well - the client was responsive and he liked our pitch. I had been asked to meet the client’s Purchase department to finalize the prices (I had a target price of Rs. 250 in my mind). At the meeting, I was nervous, the Purchase Manager only spoke in Hindi, and my Hindi is basic at best. After the uncomfortable customary pleasantries, I handed over our quotation to him. He tossed it aside without looking at it, looked at me and asked for the price…in Hindi. Nervous as I was, I told him ‘deerh sau’. He blinked, and repeated the question. To which I replied, ‘Deerh sau Sir, Two hundred and fifty rupees per kg’. He chuckled, and told me he’ll release the Purchase Order soon. It took me a while later to understand the difference between ‘deerh sau’ (150) and ‘dhai sau’ (250).” - Siddarth Kumar, Director at Resil Chemicals Pvt Ltd
" My childhood was beautiful, coming from a home and school where there was so much love and understanding. I must say my brother and I have had a blessed childhood. From the beginning, I always wanted to create a brand of my own, without a clue about how, what, where etc. Our family business always represented world class brands and we were in trading but never manufacturing. I remember always thinking it would be so nice to create my own brand in the market. Four years ago, I put up a food stall at Kitsch Mandi just as a hobby and passion for feeding people. From there the ‘Tadka Singh’ Journey began and little did I know that it would turn out to be such a success that I would leave my current business and start a chain of restaurants.” - Pavandeep Singh, founder of Tadka Singh restaurants
"I remember the day I summoned the courage to put down my papers, end my career in investment banking and embrace the unknown in search of finding my purpose. I still don't know whether it was film-making that chose me or vice versa but I feel Stephen Fry's words sum up my thoughts best, “We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I'm going to do next.” The first feature documentary that I worked on was called 'Indelible'. The film explores the lives of 7 people with down syndrome living in India. I remember almost literally feeling my world view expand. It revealed the true nature of unconditional love to me. At Curleystreet Media, we want our audience to be moved by what they see so you can say that we are a company that makes films that move people. When I watch a good film I am inspired and it makes me think about what it is to be human. It is this fundamental feeling and the ability to give that feeling to somebody else that drives me to be a successful filmmaker." - Akshay Shankar, CEO of CurleyStreet Media
“Being a woman entrepreneur, you’re introduced to a world of hurdles and hardships. From being overlooked and considered inferior in comparison to my business partner, to being inappropriately touched by a potential investor… One person who overcame this gender barrier and who inspired me like no other is Coco Chanel. She came from nothing. Lived in a cramped room with her 4 siblings. And, in a time where women literally had no rights, she challenged the patriarchal system to build Chanel. I believe if a woman in the 19th century could rise above sexism and misogyny, then every woman in today’s world can.” Stephanie Macwan, SMAC
“There was a small incident which made a very deep impact on my life. It was Dasshera, and my friend’s mother had invited my Mom over to their house, for a traditional celebration. I had the onus to drop Mom off to their place and pick her back again. In those days I used to drive a moped. We got very late starting over to my friend’s place and Mom suggested we postpone the plan to some other day. I insisted on going since it was “my” friends invitation. I wasn’t even sure of the address and the directions to reach the place. I was riding Mom over to the place, me driving my moped. Those were the days without the cellphones. And I missed a turn or two to land almost a couple of miles on a secluded highway. The moped broke down, it was raining and the place was …
“When I was working, I believed I was happy professionally; after all, I was working with some of the biggest brands. But, it never felt right, felt a little incomplete. This is because, as interesting as my job was, working for someone else meant limiting myself and having to work within the confines and boundaries of what that someone else wanted. I wanted to break new ground, redefine the status quo, and be flexible enough to accommodate the demands of my clients and try things which may not have been already an established trend in the market. Along with this, I always had a hunger to create something and share it with the rest of the world, to share something which would be enjoyed and appreciated. And I realized that I could only have the freedom to do this with my own brand.” Dhriti Jain, founder of AndOtherEssentials.com