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An agri solutions company, Gramco Infratech was started in 2009 by Raman Singh Saluja as a social initiative to help the farmers; an answer to the farmers needs for modern and efficient agriculture.  Gramco is an agriculture infrastructure company that aims at addressing the needs of the farming communities by providing better productivity through technology infusion and introduction of global best practices to ensure better quality and prices for farmers.

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Medical Second Opinion incepted in the year 2012 is an innovative online portal catering to the second opinion needs in medical cases in a cost effective and a pro-active manner through online medium.  This start up initiated by Mr.Sachin Chaudhary, an IIM alumnus addresses the growing requirements for Second Opinion for patients seeking to take the advice of specialists not always available in small centers and tier 2 and tier 3 cities. Apart from this, Medical Second Opinion also offers users the option to consultant specialists for their first time consultations both online and through a monthly OPD in various cities.


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Small Enterprise Magazine June'14 CoverStarting a business is exciting. But it can be exhausting if the entrepreneur is not properly guided. When starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. Choosing the right from drafting a business plan to right strategies in recruiting, marketing, branding and many more play key role in deciding the success of an enterprise. In June issue of Small Enterprise magazine, you will find start-up experts and mentors sharing their tips and advice for start-ups on various segments.

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Siddharth Verma has big dreams with small planes. Founded by him, Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt. Ltd. (MEHAIR) is a pioneer and the only company in India to launch seaplane services. Started in the year 2011 MEHAIR is the vision of three entrepreneurs Siddharth Verma, SS Mann and CL Lakshmanan all of whom have years of experience in the aviation industry. With the introduction of small aircraft which can operate from runways and water-bodies within the course of the same flight, the company has ushered in a new and exciting mode of connectivity for the tourism industry in the country. The company’s current operations are conducted at Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Maharashtra, and now entered into an understanding with Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Karnataka and Kerala. The service is now open to tourists, locals as well as the government and administrative bodies for connecting various destinations for leisure as well as time saving.

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As more and more consumers are now shopping online, the e-commerce industry is expanding its horizon with the rise of niche e-commerce retail and online services, as profitability and margins would be higher for such business models. This business model has caught the attention of Peyush Bansal, a passionate online entrepreneur and former Microsoft product manager. Founded by Peyush, Lenskart.com is India’s only dedicated e-retailer of eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses. Incepted in 2010, in the last three years, the company has seen remarkable growth with a 300% increase in its turnover and an employee strength that currently stands at 150.

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As wise men say, “You can achieve a lot if you are crazy about something, but nothing if you are lazy about something.” Entrepreneurship is all about being crazy. Imagine Steve Jobs of Apple, who some believe is one of the most eccentric entrepreneurs of all time. Who would imagine there is a need of a 30000 Rs + iPhone when the world was trying to cut costs and bring cheaper mobiles? Or our very own Dhirubhai Ambani of Reliance, who went from one crazy decision to another till every business he put his hands on became a case study for others to follow.

Let us look at few aspects of this craziness:

Having a big vision
Entrepreneurs think about changing the world, not just introducing a new product or service. They think big, really big! When Phanindra Sama of Redbus could not get a bus ticket for going home on holidays, he decided to start an online bus ticketing venture and change the whole bus industry. Today, Redbus has sold more than a crore bus tickets, and over 1.8 lakhs routes are listed for booking on this website!

Act Fast
Entrepreneurs are not only thinkers, but also doers. If you keep making excel sheets and business plan ppts all your life, then when will you get up to hire teams, develop products and meet customers? Hitendra Chaturvedi of Greendust, which is one of the largest recycling, refurbishing and retailing venture in India today, has risen to 100 crores revenues in the fastest time. It was started in 2008, when the world was going through a recession, but Hitendra stuck to it and even after tough investment scenarios raised multiple angels round and multiple series of venture capital funding.

Take Responsibility
Flipkart was born at a time when the so-called experts were saying there is no way ecommerce can succeed in India, and the big – shots like Reliance Big, Times and Rediff had failed to deliver up to expectations. Sachin and Binny, the young IIT Delhi graduates decided it was time to build the Amazon of India, and today we see Flipkart as the ‘Online Megastore’ and ‘Shopping ka naya address’! With limited capital at the beginning, Sachin and Binny used to deliver books to customers on their own bikes when could not afford a reliable courier service. The CEOs themselves were the courier boys!

Only a crazy person can undertake such things, but it is only to the world that these things sound crazy. The entrepreneur sees all of this as normal. So go do something crazy today, tomorrow and every day - and you will surely achieve the best in your life.

About the author:
Amit Grover is an IIT Delhi and IIM Indore alumnus, passionate about entrepreneurship and with working experience at Infosys, Asian Paints and Onida. He is the CEO and Founder of Nurture Talent Academy, India's 1st institute for entrepreneurs and is also associated with Mumbai Angels, a premier group of angel investors.

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Gurpreet Singh (Left) & Anisha Singh (Right)Entrepreneurship is a passion. It has its own flavours. It can be best understood by knowing about -- the entrepreneur couple. Meet Mr Gurpreet Singh and Ms Anisha Singh who are a working couple from New Delhi, but one common interest -- entrepreneurship, sets them apart from others.

Gurpreet is a creative thinker, a communication designer and an entrepreneur involved with various design ventures for over 12 years. Gurpreet is the Founder & CEO of Pixpa – www.pixpa.com , India’s first-of-its-kind online service that enables creative professionals to showcase, sell and share their works with style and simplicity.

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 January 2012 13:00 )
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Champ AlrejaSound Engineer turned entrepreneur, Champ Alreja conceptualized HitPlay in Jan 2006. With two years of putting the organic plan into place, HitPlay came into being with Champ’s intention of providing quirky innovative products that would simplify and liven our daily needs.

HItPlay, an electronics retail organization that spends its waking hours in creating gadgets and lifestyle accessories to 'enhance the way we function'. While most feel that brilliance is like fuel to technology, the company choose to take things a step further and apply non-conformist brilliance to its products.

“It’s ironical, but we like to unfold the simplicity within technology hitting at its potential to gravitate. That's a mission that defines our smallest efforts,” says Champ Alreja


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