“Sometimes bonds which bound you personally or professionally were only Straw!” We think they are like “Fevicol ka jodh” or "Ambuja cement“ ye diwar kabhi tutegi nahi” a bond with a dear one, your friend, employee. With time when you have tougher times, you realise how much relationships actually stand with you and how much you have to helplessly compromise. Many started the entrepreneurial journey with me and today they are not with me. People want to see money faster, they kick off the bonding and find a new job. There is no guarantee of their satisfaction next. The most painful is when your partner too give up on you as the journey is real struggling everyday. Then you actually loose each and every kind of support. Moving ahead in life expecting no sympathy or help from others through Steely Determination can only be the foundation of Pioneering anything which has never been done before. I have been very honest and dedicated to SimbaQuartz and undoubtedly I have given all my time, energy and money into it. Today, Even the last penny my father and I had, we have mortgaged to the bank. I feel blessed, despite challenges, we are doing absolutely fine, working globally for the past nine years, and have employed around 100 people in my village Tangra in Punjab. My life and venture is an experiment Can people who are honest and have no money do something bigger? Despite painful rejections, how much one can move ahead? People are God-fearing or the whole world has turned scientific? Can a woman determine to rise be a success story? In today’s world, can we love our country the way we love our mother, no matter how it is? My decision to choose my village, care of my parents over everything is how much wrong or right? The height of risk I am involved in all alone, shall I sail through?
Choosing my own village Tangra has been a very costly deal! I was trying to impress my husband, that our efforts in Punjab can work and our future should be in our own country, but I badly failed to convince personally & professionally. I was trying to bring change to the lives of youth working here, not many but some even resigned after five six years. “When nobody could defeat you, your own people does that, life is that hard! Many times I had word with top talent but village is a hurdle between them and facilities they aspire for. And then I question myself Why I am Doing ?? Our universe runs on herd mentality where people follow more and lead less. We have become slave of our own actions where we have forgot to Pioneer, Lead, Create and Believe! Even when 99 people said No, I have observed myself the only Yes. I am a firm believer of Pioneering, Creating, Discovering, Believing and Leading. I am also proud patriotic where I am not in favor of Brain Drain despite clear opportunities. I wonder how foreign lands are becoming even more favourite than families. Some people say I am stubborn, I should be flexible, adaptable, agile. However, you need stubbornness & force in positive manner, to Pioneer what has never happened before and touch the lives of many other people, never considered before! You need stubbornness in achieving your goals and could be flexible in your methods. Also, my friends say why you victimise yourself or through your posts gain sympathy, it makes me laugh.. and I wonder how they say direct on my face and add some pain. I always share what I feel. I am happy to be mentally so tough. It’s one’s biggest strength not weakness. “Be willing to walk your journey Alone, many who started with you, won’t finish with you”
I am currently running an IT Services and Digital Marketing company from my village Tangra in Punjab with a team of nearly 100.
Graceful Amritsar! Queen Entrepreneur!
Recently I have been chosen as President for “Amritsar Founders “ - an entrepreneur’s community. I felt honor & respect being chosen for the highest role, as the majority members are men in the community as of now. Felt like a beautiful crown placed on my head, with trust like someone shows on woman of a family. Thankful for the strong belief and showcasing the world “the heart & impactful thought of Entrepreneurs of Amritsar!”
Courage of a woman is Courageous than the Courage of man, not believing in her capabilities. She is a doer, no matter what! Courageous women are the product of painful rejections, Dear women, Trust me you can always do!!
One of Our Business Leaders “Kanchan” achieved 100% target for consecutive two months and we had a “Grand Breakfast” with all her team and Senior Managers at Hyatt Regency Amritsar today. My special thanks to Mr. Anup Kanwar and his team from Hyatt for exceptional Hospitality!
I feel blessed to share that we are running an IT Services and Digital Marketing venture SimbaQuartz from my village Tangra in Punjab. We are a team of 100.
The real cofounder is the one who never gives up like you, stands with you in extreme challenges of your venture, Not the one who started company along with you or the one with you in your goody good times! Improve the definitions!
Sadly Somebody straight away on my face said - Being in India, I am living in mud! Sometimes I wonder How we can say mud to our own country, after being raised all our life here! People who cannot respect where they are born, Can they be true to any place in the world? As an entrepreneur, with tooooooo much on my plate, the person also advised me to see a psychiatrist and one fine day when I was presenting for an acquisition deal, I was asked to sell the venture, relax and go for a world tour ! At the end, I want to be in my village running my dream venture SimbaQuartz & wish to keep growing through rejections! My life is an experiment on organically grown, honestly, ethically an IT Services & Digital Marketing venture from a rural location in Punjab, my village Tangra! We are a team of 100.
Mr. Anupam Wahi is the most popular face in Amritsar when we think of Tiles and Stones. He is known as “The Tiles Trendsetter”. For 20 years he is passionate about playing with colors and combinations of tiles and undoubtedly he is the man behind the most beautiful homes of Amritsar and especially their elevation. Anupam Wahi is very knowledgeable in his field and the best part is he is very soft-spoken and humble. Even being in Amritsar, he has been India’s Top Seller for various brands. He is a consultant in demand for the selection of tiles. He is in the top list of best people I know. He is reachable at: 98552 03533 in case you wish to speak to him for business. He is a very much trusted contact.
It was such a pleasure to have Mr. Vikram Khanna - Founder & Director of English World, a Premium English Institute of Amritsar, to address the team of SimbaQuartz on English as a tool to succeed in the corporate world. It was a simple yet effective & fun-filled seminar where everyone participated and got tips to enhance their English skills in an interactive manner. He explained in detail, on various aspects of Spoken English like pronunciation and how to improve on MTI ( Mother Tongue Influence) from our day-to-day speaking. All in all, it was an experience which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. My team highly recommended inviting him again. So, we look forward to having him again. Thank you loads.
I thought I will bring the whole world to my village Tangra in Punjab one day! From 10 years, it was my only dream. I was dreaming of a company of 5000 at least right in the heart of my village. It is sad part in the story where even in 10 years, I could not convince my own family to leave United States and settle here and work dedicatedly from my village. A kind of surprise for me after few achievements. With time I also realised, nobody is in your dream till it gives money and money in return to others, no matter who is next. People would have prefered to work in Charity then. I never wanted to have Angel Investors in my company, as the business has great potential own it’s own. I hoped a lot from my own people to contribute financially and physically whole heartedly one day, where I thought one day they will believe and trust on my capabilities and say me Great Job! Infact, Zero to team of 100 is quite a good number. Today, my thoughts changed after sheer rejections! I have thought to keep strong base in my village and move out in cities too with my offices. Not only this, I also thought to travel a lot in my next 10 years, which I have not done earlier. I am blessed with great contacts and soon will be having genuine & generous Angel Investors too! My sincere thanks to them who have shown their trust on me. I am hoping for brighter future of SimbaQuartz as well as some ray of light & ease in my life too. I always make decisions in favour of, my intelligent team and their growth. The hiring criteria at SimbaQuartz is very strict, not everybody gets job here. When no one stands with you, you stand by yourself and then take none other than a Firm Stand! The path of entrepreneurship is a lonely & rough path sometimes, thorns all inside feet and glittering crown at head!
My Apple story at Starbucks today! From my village Tangra, Out of hectic office schedule, I went for shopping to Amritsar City, all alone today during lunch break. I was wishing for some “ME” time. As soon I finished buying some favourite cosmetics stuff. I wished to give newly opened Starbucks’ treat to myself. I ordered “Mocha” my super favourite and a sandwich along! I was feeling today, happier. I keenly wanted to talk to one of my sweet friend in this casual time, I could otherwise rarely manage for myself. But when I picked up my phone, it showed 10% battery left! I was not having charger neither I could arrange, I was sad and I thought phone will disconnect in sometime. I called up to my friend I told my phone will disconnect in sometime during our talk without saying bye. To my surprise we could talk 35 minutes continuously with 10% battery and to my utmost satisfaction till my happy Bye Bye to my friend and Mocha has always been a treat 30kms away from my village Tangra. Aha! The moments today made me even happier! The best 35 minutes of the day! Felt “Customer satisfaction” to “Customer delight” brands are creating unknowingly out of our hectic busier schedules! “Small things, big impact”
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I had nothing except “Courage” throughout. No love, No money the way a woman deserves! Whenever I have been helped financially, made me feel, like a big favour done to me! An another business deal going on! It was always said, it’s your business and you want to do it, never an Our’s business. Till the time you run business at risk, it’s only the leader’s dream! Rest are helping and favouring! I accept I am height of imperfections, However, Courageous! Doing the right thing is what we should call “Courage”. What good is courage of, if not applied to justice. We apply courage to force our near & dear ones to follow what we say! That force should be towards believing & supporting one’s dreams & vision selflessly. There is nothing which could not be done, if determined enough. I am born with Steel Determination. Steel determination is doing what needs to be done, no matter what. The bravery of absolute ordinary men & women and their huge risk taking capacity has brought real transformations in the world. Somebody had to sacrifice for someone is enjoying today. Nobody with a silver spoon could move generations! I have done all throughout my life, what people say I should not and could not. It took courage to ignore the closest ones, who thought I am wrong everywhere and there is no need of so much worries of entrepreneurship. We don’t need your business. The suggestions & wise talks are not the answers for someone’s blood, sweat & tears given to a venture. “Courage is beautiful” It allows beautiful things to exist. Move away from life of ease, where you expect no help, no sympathy… !
I brought my IT venture SimbaQuartz bit by bit to a team of 100 in my village. It has been a courageous journey and still walking!
Rejections & Ignorance triggered me hard. I remember, I travelled 65km+65kms to and fro everyday to my university, where I topped my MBA. Some semesters I opted local private bus, when I could pay fee I opted college bus. My village is a small village on highway and mostly bus drivers rejected my travel because they didn’t want to waste time stopping at a small station. I used to request, you can charge me more and please drop at my station. Though I have fleet of eight vehicles today in company, However was the one can’t travel in every bus coming towards my village irrespective it’s dark. - I have been ignored all the time when I speak being in my village, to set up an IT company in roots of my village and work from here physically. Friends & Family pushed hard to move to US. My ideas of buying assets here in my village, has never ever been welcomed. With time I learnt, I need to carry SimbaQuartz on my own, to take decisions of my own. I thank my father, who gave even his last piece of land his home to a daughter as a collateral to run the show, I am very blessed for his trust in me. - My love for my team has been rejected, ignored by the ones I paid in covid times but they still left for their own reasons. It is absolutely true and genuine, i could easily make an excuse but I sincerely paid my team when Covid months were not profitable for me. I feel how could people do this, we have trained them for long and now was the time to pay back in the form of double hardwork - Someone recently wrote on my Linkedin post, “you are never alone” , I disagree! Till the time you are about to fall in dark pit, people stay with you, everybody says NO, NO and once you fall In dark pit of challenges, nobody is with you! You come out own your own and you are even stronger eventually!! I don’t write emotional, I write facts of real life on ground, what I feel inside my heart!
The doubts others do on you, starts working when you yourself, start “Self Doubt”. My almost 20 employees doubted me, put mass resignation in 2015. Left me in dark. Today I have 100+ employees and one of the most dedicated and loyal team. My closest friends & family, even today, always pin point I should prefer United States, loans and asking money is doubtful, pitching and pushing banks and money lenders is not healthy, buying land is a wrong step, as if they are saying being foolish. When I bought a Toyota recently, I was teased to even buy a Mercedes! When it’s about arranging money and funds as I had zero collateral, I always felt like I am begging for my dream as I confess I had very little when I started and my dream has been bigger than the biggest. Time made me stronger, even stronger where I can now see some assets, great sales and coming future of the company financially strong own it’s own. I was doubted badly being from a small place my village Tangra, Life took me to stages such as TEDx, IITs, IIMs multiple times. I have lived a life of being doubted always. Earlier people doubted my parents, now they do it to me. Wonder, How gracefully my parents sold off everything and educated us, proved themselves, “Believed and Never Self Doubted” - Today I too “ Firmly Believe and Never Self Doubt”
Hey! When no one is with you, you still have You with You!! I am heads on in my entrepreneurial journey, many says why you write?? I write because “ I Give Up Everyday & Bear the Unbearable and I GET UP EVERYDAY By Myself, One More Time With All Bones Fractured!! However, I never fade my Smile.
Today is my father’s birthday. I have learned the “lessons of freedom & sacrifice” from my father.
A humble, innocent soul running a small flour mill throughout his life. Adding on rupee to rupee to pay for our education in the most difficult way! Sacrificed all his health, his strength doing all labour work himself, today even with crores of rupees we cannot return to him what he has sacrificed for me. He has gone through hundreds of physical injuries, the most pressurized days of his life, just to fulfill the dream of educating his kids and he has successfully done it. There are no Sundays n Saturdays in his life, no day and nights. I proudly say, he is utmost honest and man with patience. I am learning and learning from him.. I must say the closest of relations left me alone in the dark, but left me with my father. He is always my strength. I am blessed in abundance, I feel sad about sons & daughters who choose to stay away from parents, that should not be the case. Neither parents nor kids should encourage such a culture.
Recently I chaired BNI PROTECTOR's weekly meeting as The Acting President. It was a wonderful experience. BNI is a great platform for business networking both online and offline. BNI is a largest and most successful business platform with over 10,000 Chapters globally. Be a part of local network with global reach. Thank You BNI.
Life is never easy and sometimes everything is at a toss, when it comes to "Entrepreneurship". I have read many times "Its lonely at the Top" and yes journey is all about your firm decisions and stick to your vision as you rise.The true entrepreneurship, with time takes you to a stage, where you can see everything from the top and you are connecting dots in the best manner for a exceptionally fruitful result. SimbaQuartz has been a baby to me, which has now become a teenager, the journey has been against all odds. I have spent my days and nights into it against the will of many around me. I cried so many times, and I laughed even more. I felt no one is believing in me and still not believing. The closer the people the even doubtful they are sometimes. The situations pressurized to Give Up then and today too. I chose a different life, where I have missed much more. It is even graceful, that I have explored lot more. I explored the journey within, within a woman and unfolded the entrepreneur, learner, fire, patience and calmness in her. What a beautiful soul I have found! The woman needs to break barriers, pursue what she wants, respect her existence and should not depend. She must not choose cages, bow down anymore, its time to undoubtedly believe oneself and fly high! Its time to RISE, no matter what!
From rural roots, my village Tangra in Punjab, I am currently running an IT services and Digital marketing venture. We are a team of 100.
“Happiness in those little things” We started with Office number 3 today, with additional seating capacity of 60 people. In the rural roots from my village Tangra, our IT Services venture is flourishing and continuously providing decent lucrative jobs to the Youth of Punjab and India in the field of IT and Digital Marketing. Our vision is “Changing Lives”. Changing Lives of the employees who join us and of the society at large.
I am happy for these small forward steps. We aim to be team of 150+ by next 6 months.
Then & Now!!
I was stubborn throughout. Even while speaking once at TEDx, I chose my topic “Stubborn Entrepreneurship”. Initially in Phase one, the first 10 years of my journey, being stubborn helped me to set up a successful IT Services venture in my village, no matter what. I ignored all the offers and options I had to settle in the United States. I handled the extreme financial crunches and made my venture super profitable again and again. However, today I am at Level 2 of my entrepreneurial journey and now have different challenges to address, such as scalability, standardization of whatever we do, R&D and much more. Luckily, I have great selfless mentors to guide me. Two of them, recently insisted me to adopt Change. The Change of embracing Agility, Flexibility and Resilience. I acknowledged too and I am working on it and I am enjoying and more satisfied being more flexible and adaptable. I am shifting to a Dynamic Mindset, where keeping my feet grounded in my village routes, I aim to touch the sky, Globally!
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Yesterday, My client’s wife talked to me, super sweet intelligent lady, She is a Phd and professor! She invited me to her college for a guest lecture in Mohali. She enquired for a monetary “honorarium”. I asked her “Not at all”. I have been paid in past, handsomely being a TEDx speaker and my experience many times. However, My journey is blessed with great mentors, especially after 10 years. I have little exposure, I have least travelled and worked in companies. I need help to grow, I crave for good mentors and my journey needs them for sure. Recently a C level HR also an advisor to me, handling team of nearly 1lac people, upfrontly denied any fee for consultation. I asked him again and insisted him but he wrote to me “I have many options for paid consultancy, As shared earlier..I like ur genuinety and passion as a person...I am available for any help that think I can deliver on. Please feel free to reach out anytime and ask for my time”. Dedicated to my excellent mentors, I have decided, I will never accept any monetary honorarium from students ever. Dear all my mentors, I am not only learning and applying your business skills but also your kind gestures! I assure you that through me you will be helping millions of students in years to come. Thank you!
The success and growth of our establishment, SimbaQuartz is based on learning and implementing new techniques and putting them all together into our culture.
Our establishment’s paramount motto is Changing Lives and learning hard as much as we can.
Mr. Rasmeet Sethi is the Founder of Green Hedge Capital, An Investor and a Trader who addressed our team today on the "Financial Awareness for Young Professionals" thesis. He briefed us about trading, investment, compound interest, active & passive income, financial goals & financial independency. He has Trading experience of nearly 14 years.
Moreover he very nicely explained to us the quote “ Earn Early and Retire Early” that at the early stages if we passionately save during our working tenure we Retire Rich.
We all attended and participated in the seminar and we, being the participants, gained immeasurable knowledge and tips about finance.
My team highly recommended inviting him again. We thank him and his team for giving us great knowledge.
Excuse me It’s not a team - They are “The Leaders”. All leaders. We are committed to nurture leaders, not followers. What a passionate, value centric, mature, long term, heart touching family we have with “The Power of One” - All towards one goal “Changing lives”. Our dream of setting up SimbaQuartz an IT services company in my native village is a success. We have been able to generate good direct employment in our region, especially in our village. The village eco system is getting healthy and many are able to earn with indirect association too. Some homes are supplying milk, some are renting out PGs, customers increased on local shops, Local buses got more passengers, village’s electrician and carpenter is happier, students in and around village started choosing Computer Science as their subjects and much more!
We are serving globally into Core Software Development, Ecommerce platforms, Digital Marketing & Graphic Designing.
My village is Tangra, 30kms from city Amritsar in Punjab. I believe we will be, double the head count by December 2022. Thanks to the teammates who have been part of our superb journey from all over India.
I always had in my mind to bring the best of the people to mentor my team. Our company is employee-centric and we are very much concerned about their growth. Mr. Harpreet is the Director of Quality Services and Prodigy Technologies. I know him for years and he is known for his selling skills. He is a person, very passionate to do result-oriented sales. I'm also his customer & his approach towards us as a client convinced to call him at SimbaQuartz as a guest speaker.
Out of the many people I know, I chose him to be the first speaker to start with the "Mentor Series" for my employees. I personally attended the session. I and my team have gained a lot out of it. His examples were amazing.
My team highly recommended inviting him again. We thank him for accepting our invitation.
From the core of my heart! - IT & Digital marketing companies are currently much in demand for Acquisitions. Mine venture too. A team of 100+ excellent, dedicated, hardworking employees, in my village Tangra in Punjab. I recently got two excellent offers for acquisition. One from Noida & the other from Hyderabad based IT company. Though I liked the teams, However, I had to say no to both, as I felt the vision of companies doesn’t match. Ours is an employee-centric venture and the vision of “Changing lives” in rural, must be taken care of with utmost seriousness by the one looking for Acquisition. SimbaQuartz will always be on its own forever or will be acquired by the most promising company in terms of employee benefits. God knows! I am happy when I think of my last 10 years and the fruits today. I thank my own self for “never giving up”.
Right from my village Tangra, we are Collaborating with “the leading entrepreneurs” who have super successfully set up their businesses. It was a pleasure to have Mr Sukhvindra Singh Dhami and his team at our office in Punjab. Sukhvindra Singh Dhami is the Founder and Director at Sparkler Ceramics Pvt. Ltd. which specializes in the production of “Piezo Electric Elements” and is headquartered in Pune. Mr. Dhami has worked extremely hard for the last 3 decades to make Sparkler Ceramics the largest manufacturer of piezoelectric elements in the entire South Asia.
SimbaQuartz is developing a comprehensive ERP system for Sparkler Ceramics that would streamline the end to end manufacturing process and operations of the company, eventually enabling the management to make better decisions while growing in size and stature.
Obviously, I understand the business equations of an IT business. However, my stubbornness is in pioneering a new IT business model from a rural location, my village Tangra in Punjab. My presence in my village is not a compulsion or only choice, however, it is an intentional decision. A decision to generate employment, help the rural ecosystem, to mark a small place on the world map. The government schemes and bank policies may not get fit into it, it doesn’t mean the idea is wrong and cannot be successful. There is no bigger route to success than the strong gut feeling and the passion to pursue. When I discuss my business case study, most people give suggestions how they are doing it from metros, the services are surely same however only we can see the business model cannot be copied. My journey is all adventurous! Highs & Lows! Innovation & Discoveries!!
I am running an IT Services venture SimbaQuartz with a team of 90 from my village Tangra in Punjab.
I have judged “Business Idea Contest” at Indian Institute of Management Amritsar for three consecutive years. During my MBA times, there was a Business Idea Contest with the name “Spark” and I used to participate every year. I even won one of them, Great memory 😊 When students write business ideas, they are more of ideas which can only start once we have funds. India needs ventures ready to go initially, self-funded, and organically grown. It is ok to go for a job and save some money initially to invest in your dream venture. Bringing an angel investor in a proven concept is easy, rather than experimenting with someone’s money. Budding entrepreneurs should aim for MVP “minimum viable product” or pilot run of their projects, make them profitable at a small scale and then only pitch it to the banks or angel investors to scale up. Entrepreneurship is adventurous but it is important to take only calculative risks initially to keep up the confidence.
I am currently running an IT Services venture from my village Tangra in Punjab with a team of 90.
The wait of over a 100 years of winning a Olympic medal in athletics event has been put to an end by Lovely Professional University - LPU student and India's star Neeraj Chopra as he has clinched a Gold medal in Javelin Throw event in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Being a former LPU student it gives me immense pleasure that a LPU student has bagged a Gold for India and has given Indians and LPUians a moment to cherish for lifetime. Today 1.25 billion people are feeling like they each have won a medal, just because of you. Congratulations on your thumping victory champ.
I and my husband share the same name “Mandeep Sidhu”. The very first batch of Infosys Chandigarh must be knowing Mandeep Sidhu & many from American Express in Phoenix too. He is still full time working with one of a company in Oregon. However, my first introduction to IT services comes from Mandeep. I understood the depth of software development industry from him. My brother is also Computer Science graduate from one of the prestigious university Thapar University. Though none of my family members were huge risk takers in terms of business but they never said no to me too. I could not choose to settle in US despite all lucrative options and a day to day family life, because I had immense attachment with my village and always wanted to do different. Everything I have learnt till now, I have learnt from reading and reading or my questions has been answered by my husband. With my active presence on social media, my list of mentors is increasing now and I am learning even more. Entrepreneurship is hard, extremely hard. We have always been questioned for the path we chose. Many times we wonder if what we are doing is right. Business has grown to 90 employees by reinvesting again and again. The best part, Mandeep has helped us to automate the whole organization with an internal software, integrating all the departments. He has been a great mentor to the tech team. Letting your partner do whatsoever she wants, is a rare gesture a woman experience. Like my father, my brother, he has shown high level of trust in my capabilities with time. We respect each other’s choices and talents. And the funny part is we cannot fight, as everyday I have questions for 100 customers in between . Mandeep remembers his days at Infosys and he keeps on sharing those days with me. Mandeep Singh Sidhu has made everybody proud with his knowledge to set up an IT services venture in my native village Tangra in Punjab and his kind selfless thoughts to help a woman rise above all odds. I am thankful.
Webflow - A giant technology company based out of San Francisco and considered to be one of the largest website development platforms certifies "Expert" to Jatinder Kaur from our venture SimbaQuartz and the first one from our village. She has cleared all the necessary tests and fulfilled the requirements of project submissions to become an official expert of Webflow. Jatinder is from my own village Tangra and she started her journey as a fresher. She has built dozens of websites till now. She has successfully served clients all over the globe, across various sectors. “Rural Passion” is what I talk about most often and our team is a classic example of Rural & Social Entrepreneurship success. 23 years old, Jatinder Kaur is a real example of struggle, sheer determination and hard work from my village Tangra, Currently, she is working at SimbaQuartz as a Software Developer and one of the smartest and hardworking women in our company. She has been very dedicatedly, trained by her seniors in SimbaQuartz and I must say she is a passionate, sincere and quick learner. She lost her father at the age of four. Her mother did stitching work and supported her to get a degree in Computer Science. It gives me immense pleasure when I see girls from my own village, having a passion to reach heights, earn and support their families. I see my vision fulfilling when I see youth from my village employed and earning handsome salaries and staying with their families. I wish to create thousands of such examples. The passionate youth, like her, have the ability to inspire other women, families, villages and generations.
Jatinder has now been promoted to the core technology wing, where she is learning newer technologies. She is learning coding skills real quick and I believe she will soon become one of the finest coders and will make her mark in the category of lucrative salaries in SimbaQuartz.
I am blessed to run an IT Services company SimbaQuartz from my village Tangra in Punjab. We are a team of 90.
Come out of the world of “Half Heartedly Doing Things”. It’s one life. God has given us the power of Creating our own world too, irrespective who or what all goes around us. A better you, can make the better world. The one who loves himself, can only love others enough. If you are happy, only then you can spread real smiles. Personally or Professionally- when you follow what your heart says you never go wrong! We have by default a Giver’s heart and those who do not follow their heart, fall in trap of dissatisfaction. Life is so beautiful and full of pleasure of overcoming challenges everyday and moving one step ahead! Stand by your choices, live an independent life, Your Life! Rejoice it. Be Nice, Anyway.
2006-2021 My college days to an Entrepreneur today! I have studied BBA-MBA at Lovely Professional University - LPU. I was the student of founder batch. I have been the most consistent student. I travelled 130kms daily by odd buses, trains and what not. No bus used to agree to stop at my village Tangra, it has been always a request. Some semesters I chose to come by college bus, but it has been very tough to pay full 16000 rupees in one go, for a semester. I never ever missed a single day, at university in five years. I missed my immediate uncle’s daughter’s marriage at home, because it was falling on Monday. 😀 She still doesn’t talk to me well. I was the most curious to access internet, the most curious to attend classes, the most curious to gift my father with first position in each semester during my MBA. People who come from innocent backgrounds with Visionary Dreams, have nothing else except “Being Most Consistent” & “Being a Performer”. They take huge risk and killing stress at the same time and then they have to be the Number One in whatsoever they do. They never get time to be sad, to cry, to feel pain, They have to get up and Go immediately! I must say they Laugh & Cry at the same time & the feeling is utmost satisfying”
I am blessed to run an IT Services company SimbaQuartz from my village Tangra in Punjab. We are a team of 90.
Almost everyday, I am visiting a new bank or I am following up with financial institutions. I am ok with it. Today I visited one of the bank, the chief manager has been really very nice & polite with me, much better than my previous experiences. He said to me I came in this branch in the month of May and this branch’s all authority has been seized as a recent 200crore fraud has been discovered by a local company in the city. I have become speechless. I feel the world needs more of honest & ethical businesses again, if everybody will become corrupt & easy going, it will be the impossible path for the entrepreneurs behind. Good & ethical work not only satisfies our own soul, but unintentionally helps uncountable people we never know. Please walk an honest path, it becomes a ready to go path for people behind! Dishonesty Blocks!!
A pure motivation from my IT venture SimbaQuartz in my village Tangra in Punjab. Our vision is “Changing lives”. Here you meet “Joban” from my village - He has no Computer Science background, However is an excellent brilliant coder today. Five years ago, first year in my company, he was earning Rs.6000 per month but today he has improved on his coding as well as communication skills so much that its easy for him to justify ten times of his salary. He has become a brilliant champ, a great leader, accountable & strong pillar. Joban has been recently promoted as Technology Lead and slowly moving to higher managerial roles. Why would such guys leave their villages and settle down abroad? I find our achievement in such heart touching Life Changing examples in our company. For me success will never be buildings, funding, luxuries and fame. Our real success is in How many people right from the core roots of my village, I can train and make excellent developers or managers who become favourite of my elite clients sitting in any part of the world. They should earn handsomely. Life is a blessing - me and Joban are from same village Tangra in Punjab- I feel proud of his hard-work, dedication and craving for learning more and more everyday! He is a Gem, a great mentor and there are many other teammates on the same track, like him. I am sure soon his salary will be six figures. I am very proud of him. Today is “Joban’s” birthday!
Sometimes life absolutely blocks your path!! In 10 years of my entrepreneurial journey, I am going through the toughest phase ever of arranging funds to smoothly scale up my venture... & managing my loans! My fault is to choose being a social entrepreneur & being honest. To choose human values before money. I have been a good tax payer for years. My fault is I do not choose the easiest path of “under the table” and get loans done. My another fault is dreaming BIG from a small village Tangra in Punjab. Still, I choose to not to give up infront of the system which do not understands my vision. I have come this far with nothing when I started and still nobody trusts. I am having options of angel investing & selling off my venture quickly, run by 90 teammates and ease my current situation in business and even become rich. But I am choosing to walk on my core values, my beliefs and not compromising ! It’s sad to experience, there are infinite challenges for the genuine! I hate favours & sympathy, we are the entrepreneurs who just like a bright student in need of an educational loan, deserve loans at lowest interest from government or private banks.
What should one do when all doors are closed ??
The only YES we need, to accomplish our dreams is "Ours”. We fall, we fail! But we are doer! We need to be in habit of unexpected turns and twists! What is the fun in having easy dreams! Easy tasks! Hey! Anybody can do that! The real enjoyment, the sweet spot should lie in the Passion. Make your life simpler. Look for permanent satisfaction, not the temporary and materialistic! Fight for your dreams - DAILY! Don’t live other's thought process! Believe in your gifted instinct. Be hard to crack - Hard to break down. Be a Diamond! You can only be polished! Believe in being Number One Only, Don’t trap yourself in excuses! Just kill your problems with your belief, your positive instinct, and your knowledge! Remember, you can never win playing safe. Walk against all odds is always real challenging, may turn into the toughest by time. Have patience to watch what an honest belief can turn into finally! You just need Passion - Rest all fall in place!
They laugh at me, may be some consider me fool. Because recently while buying land for my office I chose to do transparently full transaction & pay full fee, rather than registry to be done at a lower amount and save the fee amount. I paid no bribe at all. I always choose to do 100% clean business, no matter I am left with something or not. My external CAs have not taken any fee from me for last six years. They say we feel proud of you choosing ethical practices & doing a clean business. I know a day will come when it will be a fruitful deal for all who has been so dedicatedly part of my entrepreneurial journey. Even in the toughest times, when banks didn’t help me, when I have to take local loans at super high interests, I do not compromise even a bit, I never choose to be unethical, dishonest No matter what! “Being Honest” is women’s Confidence and Crown in this tough world. This is how I feel! I am experimenting, with an honest approach to how much our system is helpful to the entrepreneurs.
I run an IT Services venture SimbaQuartz from my village Tangra in Punjab. We are a team of 90 beautiful hearts
“To all the people with good hearts, one day you will receive what you deserve.” Point is “we are never going to loose patience of waiting for the fruits of success.” We should become the height of patience and very strong belief, no matter what! A hardworking and ethical ‘soul or business’ needs time to have strong foundation & to flourish. Yes you can choose to loose patience & cut down sapling from your garden and go market give few borrowed bucks and buy mangoes. But a mango tree raised with all patience doesn’t need borrowed money, it can be grown organically, may need little help. Even you face various climatic changes, the thunders the storms, rain, fog & the sun, our focus should be nurturing and target should be the fruits. Even you have to arrange money at some point, you are sure of your hard work and fruits to come one day. The patience to grow the tree, is going to give fruits to your generations to come and many byproducts along, the shade, it’s medicinal value, oxygen, a good gesture crown that you have raised it, an appreciation and what not! The ultimate self satisfaction & Even you die, mango tree remains! Hmmm ..
I have similar thoughts for my IT services venture SimbaQuartz in my village Tangra in Punjab. We are a team of 90. The journey of patience for almost 10 years.
“Being Genuine” should not be only in talks, it should genuinely reflect in your actions on ground. A recent visit of a good contact & Technology Expert, Manpreet Singh Khurana at SimbaQuartz in my village Tangra in Punjab, is a pure sign of selflessly “Giving back” to the roots and community in the form of knowledge and strong motivation to the youth behind. He has vast experience in technology and Those were the intellectual and the most touching moments when me & my team asked questions and he had quick solution oriented answers to all. I have no words.. for such a Grace of the universe. Thank you.
I along with Amritsar Founders Entrepreneur Community, visited Global Institute for Childhood Disability (GICD), Amritsar. Sensory Mats & Stationary and Bags were distributed by Amritsar Founders team. GICD - a specialized institute for Autism & Cerebral Palsy is run by Mr Arun Khanna and his team absolutely free for the children in need. I feel blessed to visit and interact with all great souls today. I have also promised free shoes for the kids in need in GICD for next five years, to be sponsored by us under the social initiatives of SimbaQuartz our IT services company in Punjab.
Meet Gurpreet Kaur from my village Tangra in Punjab! I keep one-to-one sessions with all my team members regularly. It was her turn today. My assistant told me, she is already excited and has enquired many times. Throughout one-to-one Gurpreet was confident, smiling and happy. She shared it was in the mind of her family to get her married after 12th. But joining SimbaQuartz with the support of her brother has changed their thought. For almost a year we taught Gurpreet absolutely free at SimbaQuartz. Now she is an earning full time employee. She has learnt Ecommerce website building and related technologies. Now she is learning Java and more. She has already taken admission in Online Bachelors of Computer Applications. She promised me to complete her post graduation & become one of the finest software developer in next 3 to 4 years. She asked me I want to take a Selfie with you and it made me so happy we are slowly becoming good friends. Such a lovely moment I had today! I have never interacted with her this way before, her heart is beautiful.
I am blessed to run an IT services venture SimbaQuartz from my village Tangra in Punjab with a team of 90 today. Our vision is “Changing Lives” i.e creating jobs for the trainable youth, so that they do a job of dignity and earn handsome salary being closer to their home.
There are many Mandeep Kaur Sidhu here. Yes, here in my village, around me. Their parents have educated them with whatsoever resources they had. They need opportunity & they need us to live a life of dignity. The vision of our IT Services venture SimbaQuartz in my village Tangra in Punjab is “Changing lives” - Giving opportunity to the students to learn computers, starting their interest with graphic designing, moving them to web development from graphic designing, from web to language learning and they turn into “brilliant coders” in a span of 3-4 years. We give special attention to their English language Skills. From a stipend of 3000 we see them growing to 30-40-50-60-70,000 and even more in five years! Many completed their post graduations along. What a Life Changing Venture not for one but many 😊 I am thankful to the team from cities and team with higher education & experience for choosing us, they make the culture diverse and learning even better! Normally people go from villages to cities to do jobs but here at SimbaQuartz three vehicles pick and drop employees from cities to our village. My mind understands the most profitable business models of IT and cost saving strategies, but above all, I choose to discover a new business model, right from the roots of villages of India.
Internet & my village - Meet Mr. Ravinder Chawla & Mr. Rohit Dhiman
Ravinder Chawla is a name in the region now and I must say the Man behind excellent internet facility in my village Tangra from years. Excellent Internet facility has always been a challenge at my village. Fluctuating internet speed is easy however stable connection and commitment is not everybody’s cup of tea. From almost 4-5 years we are using Connect Broadband and you can judge the delivery by, we have not chosen an internet Leaseline backup even. Mr. Chawla is available on phone 24 hours for our team and he has always delivered excellence. He is humble & very quick in his actions. Today, He is not only serving SimbaQuartz but my friends too. Ever I come to know someone needs a Leaseline in Punjab I always recommended them. Good is Good. Recently, Mr. Rohit Dhiman also visited us from Chandigarh office and I felt proud to share good feedback with him. I am thankful to all the brands who understand our core needs and delivers us the best to set up a quality IT Services company here in my village Tangra in Punjab. I have approached every brand initially for Leaseline in my village, but not everybody showed trust! Grateful!
Have entrepreneurial guts to “Smile” while standing on pointed thorns, with beautiful flowers in your hand! Infact, an attractive bouquet. Today, I am standing on thorns - toughest of the financial challenges, with the third party proposal of ready bouquet i.e “Aquisition”. I can choose to be in zero liability, crores of rupees for myself within weeks. I could be totally free from the tough fight I am fighting to set up an IT Services company in my village Tangra a rural location in Punjab. But Did I gave my 10 years to SimbaQuartz to become rich one day?? I could have become richer or must have saved money equivalent to my loans today, by joining my husband in United States, or working harder in any job or by setting up my IT venture with business model like it runs in bigger cities. Our venture SimbaQuartz is offering similar IT services but It is giving professional trainings to the village youth & generating employment in rural India, it is building up the business ecosystem in villages of Punjab. It is becoming a big family of emotionally attached performing and excellent employees. What do you suggest ? Breaking the culture, compromise on principles, the one of its kind venture, keep fighting with the system & with banks, face the toughest financial challenges, or “Acquision and Enjoy”
My soul does not allow to choose the later!
The last thing one could do to break an entrepreneur’s heart is, to say “your story and what you write is a marketing strategy” I confuse to get sad or remain happy! And if photo is also a problem, I can’t help if “true entrepreneurs are bold and beautiful creation of God” I am sorry critics, it’s on lighter note. Dear Entrepreneurs! Keep your heads high, look up, No matter what!
From needle to an airplane - My mother purchase everything we need in SimbaQuartz. As I believe, she is the most concerned, honest & best negotiator. It doesn’t matter how much your parents are educated, you can always train them and involve them to be part of your entrepreneurial journey. Earlier my mom used to help my papa in his flour mill and handloom work. From last 6 years she is helping me in SimbaQuartz. She has a special office and from morning milk to Macbooks, generators to office furnishing all bigger or small purchase routes through her. I never ever interfere in what she decides. Not only I have explored my capabilities sitting in my village, my mother has also explored, learnt new things and selflessly given day and night to the growth of our IT Services venture in my village Tangra in Punjab. She is helping us to manage the team of 90 people. Her day starts even before me and ends after me. On her birthday, I salute her and pray for her good health and happiness in the years to come. Happy Birthday Mom
“Helplessness & Height of Positivity & me” I had the most complicated and pressurized phase of my entrepreneurial journey recently. Before COVID I promised someone to buy land from him for my office and paid some advance too. Rather making enough profits last year, I first time took huge loans to sustain and retain my employees and the organization. With some change in strategy, Our venture sailed through well, our team and sales doubled and company has been experiencing growth everyday since last 7 months. I was in desperate need of regular funds as my venture is growing. I had to invest in buying computers, additional rental space, buses and training my employees. Also, my loan installments started and sadly I got all unsecured higher interest loans as I didn’t had collateral. I gave my best of the presentation to various banks, talked to hundreds of people, however nothing went through. At last a week before, to collect funds I did all what I always avoided throughout my entrepreneurial journey. I asked help from friends, family and local village lenders, as the amount was very huge for me. The best thing to share is, I asked all my existing customers too, to give us advance and additional money as we are going to buy land for our office. Almost all customers helped to their capacity. It was happy moment for me to see my customers response towards us. I am proud of my dedicated team, because of them we have gained so much trust of all our customers. I am amazed to experience how deeply our customers are with us and contributed to our historical venture in my village Tangra in Punjab. A little more touching moment, my employees too offered me monetary help, however things settled before. In few days we will be buying our land for office, However I am actively working on coming up with better financial strategy in near future. I keep the “Height of Positivity”, always bigger than the challenge I face!
I am currently running an IT services and digital marketing, venture from my village Tangra in Punjab. We are a team of 90 working super hard to make business possible from a rural location.
Seeking right help! Call to Nice Architects! The good intentions and vibes for us are most important. I have plan to build a facility for 500 -700 employees & Trainee in my village Tangra. Anybody who visits to Golden Temple in Amritsar, will see it around 30kms before at National Highway-1. It is an emotional moment for me and my team, to build our first ever office in my village Tangra in Amritsar Punjab. Currently we have rented 4 different locations in same village. Our team is divided and we are excited to unite at one place in a year and bring down the cost. I want our memorable office building to live hundreds of years - Unique, Simple and Solid with new techniques in our budget. Rural should not mean we cannot have great Infrastructure! If you can connect me with someone nice, thoughtful and with great ideas. Please do!
One of the famous online Talks platform approached me months back and asked my story. They said we will call you before to frame script. I said ok. As I was narrating my story they said there should be more low times and than high times in your story .. I said Though I faced enough challenges, but I do not agree to present myself helpless and poor fellow. I enjoy my low and high times. I live my life with all passion. This happened to me recently again, my story was asked for a TV show, the host was the famous actress, again while discussing script with the team, they asked me to add extreme low times and then show your rise, I said No. I do not agree to show myself weak. Throughout my entrepreneurial journey I have learnt to keep my head high in front of the challenges. Everyday has gone through the lowest & the highest moment at the same time. I will call it, I made the perfect balance I could. I have never surrendered infront of problems, No matter how tough, how helpless the situation is. I choose to inspire all with smiles and solutions not with an eye of sympathy for me! Life should not be given much time to think about problems, grudges and rejections, Life is being in Action, Forgiveness and Moving on!
I am a rural entrepreneur from my village Tangra in Punjab. We are into Software development, Ecommerce, Graphic designing & Digital marketing services. We are a team of 87 serving all over the globe.
“My whole world is my daughter” - every parents say this. How my father actually did it? Every penny he could earn or could arrange by taking loan, he invested in my education. 10-20-30 thousands were very big amounts for us. Flour mill in the village does not make money in thousands. He says my daughter is all his money, his assets, his property, his everything. He gave zero value to materialistic things all his life. I was the first one to buy a small car in my family. Air conditioner came to my home after my first job. Many other things.. there is a long list! My parents only & only focused on my “education”. I used to be the richest student in terms of number of books and that too my own books. “Education” can really change lives of youth in rural India. However, before that values and ethics are also equally important. In rural already the backgrounds are very humble, I feel rural locations need good schools, best teachers, job oriented skill development centers and then investors & entrepreneurs for setting up good infrastructure and make things happen in the world of entrepreneurship in the villages itself. “Backward integration” should be the next strategy for setting up businesses in rural. “Local Talent, Global Services” Undoubtedly, population is a strong edge India has.
I am blessed to run an IT services venture SimbaQuartz from my village Tangra in Punjab with a team of 87 today. Our vision is “Changing Lives” i.e creating jobs for the trainable youth, so that they do a job of dignity and earn handsome salary being closer to their home.
And this final “Entrepreneurial Smile” is for all those who think I will Give Up. I am in my one of the toughest phase once again. A toughest time comes to you very often, when you are a social, a rural entrepreneur, when you run your business with ethics, honesty and especially when you are working on a new business model. Just like me, an IT Services venture in a small village Tangra in Punjab. Today, My “Entrepreneurial Smile” is for all who do not trust my 10 years hardwork and also the banks who have declined my current request and sadly they failed to understand our faster growth as an IT venture. I have always used each penny for the growth of SimbaQuartz. In my 10 years I have never wasted money in buying any luxury for me except car, mobile and my laptop which is my need. Sometimes my decisions are, like I promised myself not to build my home yet, not to buy any new cloth in 2021. I have answers to all the questions regarding my business and I am very sure of it’s continuous growth, which is already happening, but it needs investment to scale up. In my eyes everything is so positive and growth oriented, I really feel the banking system need improvement in our country. Banks failed me badly in availing CGTMSE scheme available for women, where she can get upto 2crores of loan without collateral. Banks failed me badly in arranging money for a promised small piece of land I have to buy next week. People suggest I should not write here on linkedin, but I want to share how important is to carry your “Entrepreneurial Smile” and keep your passion high, in this tough world where people show you the way to quit very easily. The rich, the powerful, the one who can please or bribe or prepare a fake projection report or fake financial report may get better services from banks. Some cases are really exceptional, genuine, they should be given a chance. Anyways, I have always been Stubborn in my journey and will always be “The Stubborn Entrepreneur”, I have become used to such roadblocks. Entrepreneurs sometimes face the worst, when their own people do not believe them, you are still Banks! But they sail through.. especially the genuine ones!
When all doors are closed, I cross the level of extreme sadness then and I am left to just laugh at my rejections.
I have full faith on my passion, my team of 87 and my business model in my village Tangra!!
“Courage & Entrepreneurship” - People love the successful stories & they love the characters. But generally, our mind is not solution oriented. We do not provide solutions, especially when we see others in problem. We watch, listen but to help, participate, seems will waste our time or invite unnecessary stress for us. We avoid. We ignore. We say “it’s not my problem”. Hence with time, even at the peak of our corporate job, we do not develop the “courage” us in us. “Courage” is the key trait of an entrepreneur. People at top designations, still do not find “courage” to start their own ventures and they often feel sad about it. Start genuinely helping people around you, dig into their problems, listen to them, give them solutions, make things happen for the one in need- you will see in a short period you will develop “courage” to let’s start with own small venture. Entrepreneurship begins with “problem solving” and for that you need “courage” and “courage” helps you to lead from the front.
From Village Tangra to TEDx stages has been a straight journey. I kept on giving my best in my entrepreneurial journey and all the best stages of the nation started coming closer to me. Being it IITs or IIMs or TEDx stages, everybody appreciates, wants to listen and get motivated how the “Rural Passion reached the City Glamour” that too organically! I must have spoken on hundreds of stages till today but one thing I want to share, I have never missed a rural stage I have been invited to, it may be a government school invite, kabaddi tournament, a Punjabi book launch, a social campaign or any small event in any of the village in Punjab. I am in love with villages, with people who are yet to know what an IT company is!
I am happy to train almost half of my team from my village Tangra and nearby villages in Software development, Ecommerce, Graphic designing & Digital marketing. We are a team of 87 serving all over the globe.
From Village Tangra to TEDx stages has been a straight journey. I kept on giving my best in my entrepreneurial journey and all the best stages of the nation started coming closer to me. Being it IITs or IIMs or TEDx stages, everybody appreciates, wants to listen and get motivated how the “Rural Passion reached the City Glamour” that too organically! I must have spoken on hundreds of stages till today but one thing I want to share, I have tried my best to never miss a rural stage I have been invited to, it may be a government school invite, kabaddi tournament, a Punjabi book launch, a social campaign or any small event in any of the village in Punjab. I am in love with villages, with people who are yet to know what an IT company is!
I am happy to train almost half of my team from my village Tangra and nearby villages in Software development, Ecommerce, Graphic designing & Digital marketing. We are a team of 87 serving all over the globe.
With time, I am very sure I am doing a rare thing, that’s why no one has been able to see the success as my eyes. My 10 years entrepreneurial journey right from the beginning is full of rejections and heartbreaks. Rejections from Banks, Rejections from government, Rejections from people and sometimes Rejections from family. When I say I am benefiting so many stakeholders, they say Just Do Business and the Business is Business. They ask where is money? I say my company and employees are growing month on month. Yes, my business model is different and rare and I have Zero Collateral except my home. It takes courage to build and run an IT Services venture in a small village in Punjab, with a team of 85, when you clearly know that such venture could be much more convenient and profitable in a city or developed country. Anyways, Rejections - I will win over you. It’s a fight of someone who believes in human capabilities and honest approach. My journey is becoming even tougher with time. This world favors the rich, the one who bribes and undoubtedly it’s still a male dominated society. This severe pain of entrepreneurship has started giving me Smiles, Laughs & pleasure of watching my team members growing and flourishing ! I do not have more to say… … !
From my journey, I have learnt not to Give Up, even when all doors are closed. Also, people will not show trust on you, but you should not doubt your capabilities even 0.01%!
Extreme Highs & Lows of 9 years - In my entrepreneurial journey THEN, I have gone through cheque bounce, the extreme helplessness of could not pay many times, NOW I confidently and proudly say banks there is never a delay in any cheque, installment or credit card from years, not even in Covid times. THEN, I have seen a time all my employees left me except one, NOW I have many employees working with me from more than five years. THEN, my family always wanted me to shift to US as my husband works there, NOW I have proved all, for being successful you need not leave your location, your parents. THEN, there were wet pillows and tears every day. NOW, it’s smiles and happiness!
However, My Honesty & Belief has been constant throughout, no matter what.
I am blessed to run an IT services venture from my village Tangra in Punjab with a team of more than 85 gems today. Our vision is “Changing Lives” i.e creating jobs for the trainable youth, so that they do a job of dignity and earn handsome salary being closer to their home.
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Despite clear opportunities, “NO” is to angel investing & VC funding as of now, the good bank’s deserving loans will serve our purpose. Investment will only open up in SimbaQuartz once the venture becomes Zero debt company and highly highly profitable very soon. I want my employees who are definitely going to be equity holders and our angel investors, VCs, Super Happy and Proud and should be enjoying the scaling up journey I will not experiment on or mislead my shareholders. I want to build a company which runs own it’s own and it’s profits take care of Health of my employees and their all immediate family members and Education of their kids throughout. I have gems and super gems in my team who Can Make It Happen My team has never let me down in 9 years of very challenging journey where there were lot of rejections and pain throughout. Very positive about our journey ahead right from my small tiny village Tangra from Punjab! This year we are on a track of more than 100% growth on our own and more than 100 employees in few weeks! Thank you all who mentor and encourage me everyday With no special financial or business background is making no difference to our success. You all are the energy, your aura is the “Grace” that keeps me going.
We closed June 2021 at “Highest Sales” since I am in business from last nine years. We are breaking our own records month on month. If you would ask me the tips from my experience, a few I mentioned below:
1) Vision of the company should be crystal clear to the employees. They should know, Why we are running a company?
2) Build employee growth centric organisations. If you choose to spend time on their learning & training and help them become leaders, company will automatically grow.
3) Give authority & trust your team.
4) Do ethical and honest business, that will make your team confident, creative and happy enough.
5) Lastly, Motivate Motivate & Motivate.
Being in my village and setting up an IT services & Digital Marketing venture SimbaQuartz here, has created a bigger Impact on me personally. I became an early riser as my father gets up at 4am everyday. Mostly on Sundays too I go to office, though I spend it on self learning and organizing my week ahead or meeting people, but I learnt this from my father and many other who work all days, Sunday and Monday are same for them. My father runs a small flour mill. He says, people need flour & rice everyday. I asked him they can get flour or rice on Saturday for Sunday and what he said may be many of you cannot imagine. People come for buying flour or rice even for one time of meal and sometimes they have to buy one time meal for their cows, horses too. Being in a village, I have been very close to people, always in need. That has kept me on the humble side of human, everyday I feel how fortunate I am. It is very common here in villages, people share food with each other very often. They cook or even ask if we need fresh raw vegetables for free. People have chosen simple living over everything. I believe Ethics & Values and Being nice are the most important learnings of life, which one could learn best being in villages. My experience says a genuine person is valued everywhere in the long run. To rise on your own you need to be genuine, nice, humble and at last of course intelligent, You can hire and buy skills but you cannot buy Being Nice, that you have to become and set an example.
“Being Nice” is one of the highest of all human achievements. Even in business, it should not be always about cut throat competitions, super high figures, selfish hiring and firing, projections, being unethical, pressured for something unachievable . We must be very kind both personally and professionally, not because we are touched by the situation of others but because we should properly understand that we are never too far from being in need equally anytime in our life. “Aim compassion in unexpected place and you will see unexpected positive results, better than you can imagine.” The world needs more employee centric, humble ventures investing in the learning and growth of the performing & trainable employees. Embrace humility as a leader and turn not only your employees but all your stakeholders into forever strong pillars of your vision.
Are you a humble leader or is there room of improvement?
This one you will love - The other way around is the right way! When I was about to complete my MBA, I was very worried about my placement in a good company. I was in need of job as soon as possible. I was the topper of my batch, my teachers suggested me to continue studies and do Phd. I also wanted to do Phd, but my parents could not say Yes further for my studies. I started putting my all efforts without the help of placement cell in university and made it by getting my first job in HyperCITY Retail (India) Ltd. I didn’t appear for a single interview in my university. Rather, I helped my friends to get jobs. Similarly, In my venture SimbaQuartz at my village Tangra in Punjab, in last 9 years I didn’t choose the path of angel investing and VC funding. I got great people on my way who guided me for angel investing as my venture has been profitable, still I was firm on my decision. I experimented and chose the path of absolute organic and gradual growth, in fact slowest path. That quote “Slow & Steady wins the race” ! The success of my new business model of an IT Services & Digital marketing company in rural will definately be helpful to many other similar businesses, just like I could help my friends to get jobs in my university times after being successful in finding the one for myself! Dear friends, in your life if you are walking the other way, which is not crowded, Be courageous & Enjoy the Journey.
Debt-free Story! When I topped university in my MBA degree, I paid my fees after 4-5 months after completing my MBA and then got my Mark Sheets. My whole education period has been challenging for me and my parents, but they had faith in my capabilities. My parents were in huge debt because they took local loans which multiplied like anything as they never knew about bank process. My goal was then to make them Absolutely Debt-free and it was easier to achieve in few years. Do you know? When they used to spend all on me, even risk heavy loans, selling off everything, people thought they are taking the wrong steps ever, they have no sense of handling finance. Similar story, my company has been debt free till 2020, In tough covid times I took loans and sustained my staff by not firing anyone and then strategized better and doubled my IT venture and it’s growing month on month now. Today, when I ask for loans people call it risk as if I have no sense of finance. I still need to take bigger risks to match the pace of growth of my company. Just like my parents had in me, In have full faith in my venture and my team. In coming years My goal is I will make SimbaQuartz a debt free venture as it was in 2020 and as I made my parents absolute debt-free after my MBA.
Would it be possible for my parents to make “Mandeep Kaur Sidhu” without risking their everything and even beyond that??
“One day you have to change the location” - some successful people ask me to mark their words, when they listen to what I am going through. An IT Services venture which runs from a small village is not a proven business model yet. It comes with huge number of challenges. A high end workforce to adapt to a village, employees to travel from long distances, good network base for the finest internet facility, convincing the banks, clients …. Many things are challenging. You know how IT companies show or open small offices or do tie ups all over the globe to impress their clients. On the other side, The best part is we train and empower those who join us as employees from the village and nearby villages. They are living a life of dignity and earning handsome. That’s where the major problems of India solves - Employment to the youth and Brain Drain. It’s undoubtedly very challenging for me without any support, my helpless situations suggests me to Give up as sometimes it becomes over stressful, However, despite no one believed my instincts, I have not Given Up in last 10 years! I will always & always keep my base location my village Tangra in Punjab. It’s rightly said, “ It’s lonely at the Top” Also, that’s my favourite quote “ When No One Is With You, You Still Have You With You!
Many ask me, Did you came to a solution for your right banking ? I am always fine and blessed with patience, anyways only YES BANK contacted me as of now, I shared my challenges and waiting for revert. Being loyal to HDFC Bank for 11 years has hurt me. Right now, I can only work on finding solutions to the problems and wait for right people to connect. However, Discussions & Suggestions are not solutions, Actions are. What will poverty eradicating schemes do in papers and policies, if someone will not go and take action and feed bread to the hungry. If we will keep waiting to implement what is there in paper and policies, which nobody will tell how they work without bribing, people will die of hunger! Similarly Entrepreneurship spirit will die of not being considered, despite being a promising and growing venture!
I know how the things could speed up and can be done:
- you can bribe.
- you can ask a friend or develop good relation and please people to help.
- you can ask for favor of local MP or MLA to help for availing government schemes.
- you can ask biggest account holders of cities to request banks.
- you can convince family, in laws, friends and unknown people to give collateral.
I can do all of the above, However that’s NOT ME. I am looking for a rational and grand visionary bank which acknowledges our hardwork as a woman in my village Tangra, who brought company today to team of 80 and has been profitable. The company which She nurtured as her kid and is month on month growing and can reach heights. A bank that can help me to never ever lose company’s equity and finally help us to become a debt free venture, I aspire to be. A bank which can give me A to Z Solution that I never ever look for other bank, angel investors or Vcs, which will become a case study, a way to thousands of dedicated honest entrepreneurs standing at the verge of growth like us.
This one is a must read! I was interviewing Rajinder Singh Ji, an Olympian few months back, a Dronacharya awardee and he mentioned he had acute pain in spine when he played for field hockey in Olympics 1984. He was the only player due to his pain has not gone for Olympics trails and directly played Field Hockey for Indian Hockey team. He remained Indian Hockey Coach for both men and women’s team. He coached more than 100 players who are Olympians and international players. Similarly, in Entrepreneurship when you have acute pain in spine, you still play, you still believe and win! And sometimes genuine and hardworking entrepreneurs need not to go for trails, they can be directly considered by good and genuine brands to lift them up! It could be help to inspire fellow entrepreneurs too.
To succeed you need a strong trigger!
My trigger is My Father.
- a person who loves me immense and never ever got angry on me. Love also makes you indebted that you are ready to do reach any pinnacle for the love.
- a person who has never travelled much, still his thoughts are broad that his daughter can wear anything, do anything, go anywhere, and his advise is “Only Do What Your Heart Says” and that made me the person I am today.
- he runs a small flour mill in the village, which just serves local houses. Some business in coins and rupees not in thousands and lacs, however an honest business to 100%. He has never adulterated things, no shortcuts and always kept a small customer base.
- throughout my life I have seen him working all days of the years.
- I have seen my father in many physical injuries throughout his life, because of the kind of work he is into. Pain & Pain in ankles, knees, elbows, fingers throughout his life. Many times I took him to clinics n even to hospitals. That’s the major trigger in my life, that all the pains of my journey seems me very less in front of his life. He has too much of patience.
- since 40 years he is into flour mill, it was the most emotionally attached place for him. His work n workshop. Two years back, because we had wooden roofs, fire destroyed everything, all his memories too. I could not save even 1% of it. He saw, I saw everything burning infront of our eyes. With money I can give him material things back but not the things he was attached to from years n years. His precious things. For me also it’s a temple.
- he is ok under a temporary shed and started again from zero. I always ask him you don’t need to work now. He says “ when people come to me, meet me here and praise about my kids, I feel very proud and I am the happiest man” I always want to enjoy it. Many times he is in tears of happiness. He is very nice an innocent.
- he is the answer to every question I have in my mind. He has app on his mobile of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and he always learn from it as much possible throughout the day. He is a great listener and always calm me down, in my extremely tough times. Believe & Have patience are the two lessons.
- he always had least but honest money and I am built out of money he must have otherwise used to cure his physical injuries, his teeth, his ears which all are in different problems. He never knew banking much, took out of the box local loans to educate me upto 36% yearly interest. He sold of all his land just for few thousands and paid my fees, I am the witness of it. He has always led a simple life, a man who has never gone to buy clothes or shoes for himself. Only what my mom brings he wears. Today he has given me everything, but even with crores I cannot give him back his health to 100%.
Thats a Father!
Do my success could ever have a better trigger? Should I ever leave my village?
I am the Collateral - all the collaterals I could have today, my father and even my mother sold off at throw away prices, in front of my eyes and educated me and made me the topper of the university in MBA, someone who scored 10/10 CGPA in final semester. He says “ you are my whole wealth “! Also, I have collection of more than 500 books. Consider them, their value is appreciating day by day as my father invested all in what I wished to read. Please see collateral in the capabilities, hardwork and passion of entrepreneurs like me. I have no answers for this. The mentality and the policies must change for the honest & result oriented entrepreneurs!!
Yesterday 3 people came for a verification for a business loan I am in need. I showed them the only land me and my parent’s possess for a collateral. More than half land is my papa’s shop and rest is our home. Sadly, I couldn’t show them much permanent covered area as 2 years back there was huge uncontrollable fire at my place that we lost all the roof above my father’s business. I still remember we didn’t sleep that night, and 3 fire brigade came to my village after we lost almost everything. My family and me are passionate however with a great difficulty are handling the exponential growth of the venture I have started. I wonder, parents trust my capabilities so much they gave the last penny also to me, However banking has been never friendly especially in rural, irrespective we run an honest business, we are growing month on month, we pay huge taxes, we have proven business model, we have shown growth with zero collateral no family money. Last thing, banks consider us rural people at rural place, I want to share Its our intentional choice, a challenge that we chose our village to run an IT business, because we want to empower the place, the people here, otherwise I am aware it’s easier to make this possible in a city or a developed country! Next banks cannot visualize the vision we carry. Also as a woman they consider the owner weak, How can I be weak? It’s a track record I have never ever delayed a single loan repayment ever. Lastly, I don’t pay any bribes, no matter how much I loose. My life is an experiment - those who start from literally nothing & are honest - Can they do anything Big?
Meet Dilsher Singh The person next to me in SimbaQuartz. From humble backgrounds, we met five years ago and he joined at the post of Graphic Designer. Dilsher has no formal MBA backgrounds but He is an excellent team player and Manager. I never even feel like, I need better than him at the position he is. He is exceptionally passionate, loyal and visionary like me, who firmly believes everything we can make happen in my village Tangra. He has no multinational exposures but he can well imagine the scale to which we can take SimbaQuartz globally in coming years. He is the favourite of any client he talks to. He has built such a attached relationship with clients, for the good of clients and the company. Pre covid I had plans to send him to Australia as with his efforts there is a very long list of customers we are working for in Australia. I also want to share, in his tough times and even in his happiest times he never preferred to take off, though he has all flexible choices formally. A little example, when he got blessed with a daughter, asked him to take as many paid holidays in 4 months, he didn’t opted for any. Months ago I went to see Dilsher’s father in hospital and I wondered next day he came to office. He has a wonderful family I often meet. Few days ago an employee scolded by Dilsher shared with me that Dilsher seems stressed, when I talked to Dilsher he said bluntly “No” and shared How passionate and happy he is to see the organization grown from 15 to 80 employees in his hands and is super excited about the journey Next. Trust me he added more energy more passion in me too with his words.. He gifted me Real Smile You don’t win because of unbeatable ideas but definitely because of the unbeatable team!
Dear women, Yes, Say this to yourself every moment….
“I am bold, brilliant and beautiful. I am my own kind of woman and I am thankful to God”. These are the affirmations that you should give yourself each moment to remind you who you are, to remind yourself you are strong enough to overcome any challenge, to remind yourself of your worth as a woman. Never let anybody make you believe “YOU CAN’T DO”. Life is an accurate reflection of your consciousness. If you want others to speak well to you, you must think well of yourself. Be a Queen, no one has the power to defeat the tremendous power inside you. Your strength can help you cross any hurdle in your life. Always remember you are amazing and can achieve anything.
When Corporates & Individuals become able, financially earning even a bit. Do not focus on your Standard of Living, focus on your “Standard of Giving”. Measure your luxury not by things and their price, Measure by your Selfless Giving. Rich is not the one who buys an Audi, makes big beautiful buildings, keeps millions in banks, Rich is the one who has to Courage to Give away millions Selflessly to the one he not even know, to the society at large. I aspire to become such an individual, such a corporate and very much on those lines. I focus on learning, reading, become knowledgeable and Do Not focus at all on materialistic things, clothes, buildings to impress people and so is my team. Aspire to become the Real Rich, Count your blessings, money will follow forever!
Three of our very hard trained employees were recently hired by Tata Consultancy Services, Tech Mahindra and Wipro Limited. Dear companies, you have selected the absolute gem talent from our company SimbaQuartz in my village Tangra. I am sure and confident they will contribute exceptionally to your growth. I am happy about it. I think bigger IT companies should start establishing training centres or outsourcing IT projects to quality small IT companies like ours who are working so hard on training good employees even in rural areas, as the scenario clearly shows they select our talent so easily. I feel discouraged as an entrepreneur, My matched package also, cannot make them stay sometimes. A fresher or less experienced employee, trained so well by SimbaQuartz gets selected in bigger companies in one go, I feel proud. I am also thankful and feel blessed to have even the best employees attached to me and the venture here at my village, who are dedicated and extremely loyal to the company working here for more than five years, despite having similar opportunities. I wish all the best and promising career growth, to my outgoing employees but I indeed feel hurt and sad when my employee leaves us. Anyways, Cheers :) What is your take on it?
Schools were the best! No nominations No paid Awards! Work hard and you are the topper, you are rewarded! You are only worried about New Red Blazer made compulsory by the principal, because till next year it always used to get short! Today blazers are easy to buy but awards have become paid!
That moment in 1984 was a horrific shame. It certainly violated then — and it violates our collective sense of fairness and justice resulting in so much pain that many innocent people lost their lives and honour. The generations suffered. May God give strength to all. Prayers!
Unemployment rose to 12% in May 2021, resulting in an estimated job loss of over 1 crore due to lockdown. India needs passionate entrepreneurs who can make optimum utilisation of resources and create jobs and save the country.
Many people think they are loosing business everyday, for almost every kind of business technology is desperately saying “Implement Me”. Today traditional businesses and every kind of businesses need to integrate with Technology either in the form of e-commerce, business management software, web or mobile app, digital marketing and much more! There is need of big mindset shift!- MandeepKaurSidhu
I love gifting shoes to the one, I feel cannot afford a pair of good shoes. Any age group any location provided I could meet the needy directly, I could see , feel, talk to them and make a good memory with them. I love to participate in all our social initiatives. We have set monthly budget at SimbaQuartz wherein we support Health & Education most! “Shoe Giving” cause is closest to my heart.
We are tech partners of various super brilliant ideas in Punjab and overseas. The startups which have real problem solving products. Punjab is Pretty well doing in IOT.
Customised Software Solutions - Integration of all the departments of a business at one place.
360 degree Productivity Improvement Software - MMO (manage my org) developed by SimbaQuartz.
We are at a speed of, every day building & completing a new ecommerce website or more.
We are in model shoots, product photoshoot & listing of the products all over the globe.
Digital Marketing is a major wing & we are building strong teams for Content writing, translation work.
We have nearly half of team with excellent graphic designing and video editing skills. Readily available all the time for lump sum work.
We have a very specialized section which handles Personal Branding for clients. Over 1 million people follow my work.
We teach online computer courses from basic to latest computer languages & frameworks. 24/7. We also take Digital Marketing Classes. One to One teacher - student based teaching.
We are one stop solution for all your online business needs and for bringing all your business ideas to reality!
I never want to build beautiful pitch desks, I don’t want to share fancy hyped figures on the basis of scalability one can do in country like India. I am not in favor of hiring companies and lawyers to help us with funding series A,B,C this and that. Recently, a person while doing just a small loan asked me Ma’am when there will be verification call, you just present you are not married. As I everywhere share my father’s address normally and when banks know my husband works in US they feel insecure, they think India is not my permanent home. I asked him “I am ok without a loan, even I need it” However I will not tell a lie or cheat. In this world, where genuineness has become precious today, I only look for rare people to associate with who have humane vision as ours even while doing business. It is not success when you fired people and brought business to profitability, it’s not achievement, Success is when you put your best efforts upto selling off your assets to save the jobs, the families of your employees because of whom you have built them. Success is “Giving” “Uplifting” & “Changing lives”!
“You will not get funding for your services venture.” Many people bluntly say when I discuss about my venture. They are sometimes so doubtful about the business model I have developed from 9 years in my village.
Honestly, I am not even looking for funding, but surely I am only looking for Banks & Financial Institutes to support us.
Except to our employees, We will never give equity to anybody. We Don’t see like disturbing the culture & the eco system. The company and it’s profits belongs to our passionate employees & their families.
And also, who will give us funding ?? when they will come to know about my emotional decisions that I can book a loss of nearly a crore because I do not want to fire a single performing employee from my venture. I don’t think twice when it’s about comfort to my team. I acknowledge and I am very confident & blessed to have one of the most dedicated team on this earth.
SimbaQuartz is an employee centric organisation, it has its own culture, bonding. Our faith in what we are doing has brought us to a satisfactory growth stage. We will find our own ways, our own solutions. Undoubtedly, it’s a rare venture on this earth, somebody will not find in books. I stopped telling my in-depth stories now, as I don’t want us to get compared.
She is deadly stubborn!
Some people first build buildings & walls and invest their money, I have build a great team first and invested all me into my venture, each second of my life I devoted to my organisation. The current growing phase, is a very hard earned phase of my journey as an entrepreneur. It has honestly, sincerely & organically grown to a team of nearly 100. I remember in 2015 when I changed the location of my company from Mohali to my village Tangra, out of nearly 21 teammates only 1 joined me in my village. No body was ready to move from the city to a village, That was really sad. I again started with just 2 team members - me & Pawan in 2015 and see where we have come up again! Nearly 100 today! It can happen, even the team sometimes do not believe in you, but that’s where the role of a true, firm entrepreneur comes!!
She is deadly Stubborn! No Matter What!
After I posted How I get my customers? today morning on social media, I got an inmail from a well wisher that “disclosing business secrets & strategies could be dangerous and effect my business”. People can distract out of jealous. I respect his concern. It was deep. However, I wish to share my perspective. I always want to share my journey, my business secrets or strategies which worked for us, with everybody. 1) Nothing in the world is ever new, it’s always getting practiced somewhere by someone. 2) I don’t want anybody to fall in dark pits like me. 3) Sharing is Courageous 4) When you share all what you have, you are curious to learn new and more. 5) Clients & Employees if really are yours will remain yours, 😊 it’s your extended family. 6) The more selfless you are, the more positivity you attract from the universe. 7) We are not permanent on this earth, do the best deed now. 8 ) People can copy everything of your business but the actual thing which is important to copy is the fire and the extinguisher in an entrepreneur, The Passion & The Patience.
I was talking to a potential client today morning from Australia 🇦🇺, the first time. I had call early morning around 6am. Many questions I answered and I was all impressed to know about his work too. And he asked “How do you get business?” I am glad to share with you all.. “Most of my clients come from existing clients “ More than 50% or even more, customers are the references of the previous customers. I have almost all customers as repeated customers too. And the new client of course comes from my social media or from my friends. I believe “you give your best to the existing customers, genuinely help them, educate them, involve them, contribute to their growth, cooperate with them in their low and high time, You Never Loose Them. Further if we put continuous efforts to satisfy them and never let them go that’s real marketing, the actual positioning of the brand. Secondly, if you are a person of ethics, you are honest and you are nice human being that’s another way people will trust you immediately and give you work preferably. For me these two are working well and I never have to spend much on marketing budgets. I ensure my team will always be into continuous learning and improving process to deliver the best to those who have shown trust in us.
Labor pain & Tears of happiness!
This year in January, when I completed 9 years of my entrepreneurial journey from my village Tangra, delivering IT services all over the globe, I felt it took too long for me to reach a point where I do not have to ask for money, I must say beg for money to fuel my venture. I gave a decade of my personal life to my venture, day n night, reached a team of 80 today. Seems a slow growth, but I did it with utmost honesty, least money, no collateral, as a journey against all odds, a journey against where I was always pushed and pulled towards a regular life. So much of social & financial pressure as a woman! Undoubtedly, I have seen closed doors from all sides many many times. I have always been judged as doing wrong, wasting time, life & money not much by others but by many of my dear ones. I never Gave Up, However acknowledged that I really have nothing. I believed in “When no one is with you, you still have you with you” and “You just need Passion, and rest all fall in place”. I have all triggers of pain in my heart and this pain is like labor pain of a mother, who anyhow wants to bring her child to a life, it brings smile on my face and tears of happiness!
Who is connecting you & me from my village so fast all over the globe!! Yesterday somebody called me from UK and after knowing my entrepreneurial journey. He asked again “ How about Internet - The high speed one ?” I shared It was difficult to bring Leaseline in my village and 6 years back, airtel was the first company to come up with Leaseline in my village and once they started, All Leaseline brands approached us and some even proved to serve us better in rural. I also thanked Ajai Puri & Mr. Rakesh Sharma for helping us, when no one was considering my village. I started with 2mbps Leaseline and today we use upto 100 mbps from Connect - another good service provider, as per our requirements in our campus. Undoubtedly, I connected the whole globe to my village through fastest internet in the region. Our bigger budget in near future may take us to an another level soon.
Not surprisingly, multinational customers have been and continue to be the driving force behind the success of SimbaQuartz - our IT Services and Business Consulting venture in my village Tangra in Punjab. I am grateful to all brands around the globe associated with us from all major countries and for believing in our services for the last nine years. I am not only thankful for the trust, for the business but also the "Change" you have brought to my village by giving employment to nearly 80 people. Our vision is "Changing lives" and you are an important part of it. We are working very hard on training and grooming our people, to deliver world-class flawless services. We are continuously learning and we are indebted, thankful when you help us to improve. Believe me, we all radiate all positive vibes, In the growth of our ventures, we are truly along.
Being at TEDx in 2016 has been my life-changing moment in terms of being a Guest Speaker and Key Note Speaker at prestigious educational institutes of India, after that. Today, I want to thank all the colleges & universities for inviting me to address students. I also got opportunities to speak at the United States in community events. I loved sharing my journey and motivating thousands and thousands of students. I believe I must have crossed hundreds of stages easily in the last 3-4 years. The best part is getting in touch with students & faculty later who become my forever friends. I have mentioned a few of the institutes I have visited in the post below, though I am blessed to get associated with each one!
It’s not I don’t face problems and my life is goody good! Truth is I don’t mention them. I could smile, even when I can’t. Being an entrepreneur in rural, the external environment sometimes becomes uncontrollable, it’s tough to bring your surroundings to your level. Even the educated ones, banks, local administration, each one .. sometimes are not ready to know what you are doing, what your business model is, they are not ready to support and they treat you as every other shop in a village, however villages have rare offices or corporates. This hurts me but that is where I need to bring change with my presence. That how the opportunities bloom, that’s how a place gets empowered. An IT services venture in a village cannot be compared with the one in city. There is huge difference in economic condition of employees working especially if they are local, there is huge difference between facilities, living, transportation, infrastructure and exposure. However, their dedication and learning attitude can match the client’s expectations even better.The best and beautiful smiles belongs to the one, who knows what the taste of severe pain is. Many times I get hurt,However I choose to smile and aggressively I work as a passionate entrepreneur,no matter what!
Fool or Beautiful?? Recently I met a quite successful owner running a successful media house and various other businesses in Punjab. When I shared my story my thought process of making purely an employee centric company, he impatiently, confidently and bluntly said, In my eyes “Emotional leaders are Fool”. I said to him I could be “Beautiful” and a Hindi language फूल - which means flower, but taking financial hits for my employees and to keep my venture running in tough times doesn’t make me Fool. I told him I have no courage to fire any good employee, also I first time took huge loans and didn’t fire a single employee infact I gave hike to them. Dear entrepreneurs, Do not make companies to fool people, where in we show them bigger things and do not fulfill them, we do not keep promises even for the performing, we use people hire and fire them accordingly. Inorganic growth seems pleasurable to us. “Be Beautiful” where you build employee centric companies, a family, a community, a much dedicated team. I also want to share my company grew by 100% in last 6 months.
The Love & Entrepreneur!! I am very dear to my parents. I know every daughter & son can say this. It is said “In love anything is possible” or “true love can make anything possible”. So why not our ventures ? The selfless, the true, the pure love of my parents for me is the biggest trigger in my heart that keeps my passion at peak. My entrepreneurial journey from my village Tangra is a story that touches every heart and even mine as I had all options to be at anywhere in India and especially I never opted for United States a clear opportunity I had after marriage. Sometimes we choose to be away from parents so that we can network better and achieve great things in life. SimbaQuartz’s journey is a proven story that you do not need to stay away from your villages, from your parents, especially when they are growing older for marking your name on the globe. Choose to stay with your parents, serving them, and making things happen at the place you belong! Sticking to your roots will keep you happy and peaceful and will give you all the energy you ever need to be as successful as you want to be! Thank you for the trust of all the customers from all parts of the world, with me in this journey.
Keeping funding in mind even before you start, is not a good start! You start a little and start making fancy pitch desk, is again being selfish. Today, The universe needs “Conscious Startups”. We do not need ventures which hires and fires at large and are cut throat and are experiments on Human Resource! The future era demands employee centric organisations where philanthropy should be done inside the organisation first by saving enough funds for the salaries & health & training of the employees. The companies must extend health and education benefits to the employee’s immediate families too. Good deeds, genuineness should attract the best of the clients and the best of the employees from every part of the world! This will help venture to sustain even with less and will help the venture to grow organically. Once you are on your own feet, stable & profitable and on the verge of growth, scaling up will become easier in the form of bank support, angel investors and much more.
What makes you win? It is not the idea, kind of business you copy. To win, copy the best traits an entrepreneur possesses who is successful, no matter what business he is in. Many entrepreneurs make this mistake, they change the direction of their business by observing other successful businesses, copy their products, services, their ads, their activities. You should Copy the right thing, the spirit, the sleepless nights, the passion, the urge, the eagerness, the faith, the belief! However, it is even the best choice to Never Copy & Be Truly You!
I know you read my stories, because they are not stories but that’s how I have been genuinely talking to the world as a family through my posts from my village. I want to share just like an entrepreneurial venture in a village far away from cities lacks in facilities & bigger contacts to grow faster, genuine media also remains away. Because you all love and support me so much, I want to share my feeling, that it makes me sad when top brands approaches me in the form of paid partnerships. It had been very easy for me even to be at the top national and international platforms for my story, I can afford it too but just I check in my business, that honest & ethical approach works or not, I also check does media writes genuinely or it’s always about paying, sponsoring and nominations. I have not gone for many Top notch award events because I had to nominate myself first, then sponsor or pay some fees! Money is not the issue, it’s all about genuinely being at some platform. Being considered on the basis of the work you have done. I am enjoying my work in my village, growing organically, and I have never hired PR agencies, paid or bribed for my news stories or awards! I am much away from this fake world and have kept my lovely hardworking team of 75+ away from this.
In the rural part of the country, My village Tangra in Punjab, we have been able to establish a globally serving Core IT Services & Digital Marketing company SimbaQuartz. A company with a vision "Changing Lives". Along with generating jobs in the region, the core objective is to make Health absolutely free for all employees and their immediate family members & to support employee's kid's education. We are the people, who love Oceans while sitting in a village. We aim for stars and we are all passionate to mark ourselves on the world map. With utmost honesty & being ethical, We have achieved extraordinary things from the ordinary. We started with almost no money, chose India over the United States, chose village over cities, We chose to grow organically than getting funded, In Covid year we didn't fire employees, we gave a hike to our employees. I personally feel like the mother of my venture, It is all set to grow exponentially from here. I could feel the power of Being Consistent standing with more than 70 employees today. An entrepreneur with no collateral in her life, with all challenges as a woman, as a rural entrepreneur... Since 2012 it took many years however I found the foundation very strong today!
It was proud moment to invite Olympian Rajinder Singh ji at our offices today at village Tangra. Rajinder Singh ji is a Hockey Legend, the country is proud of. He has played Field Hockey for India and coached both men and women Indian teams. Arjuna awardee, Dronacharya Awardee, Dhyan Chand Awardee from President of India. It was a privilege to have him today at “The Mandeep Kaur Sidhu Show” for an upcoming episode.
Hunger is not because of Scarcity of Food, Hunger is because of Scarcity of our initiatives. Step out to help, to feed the hungry stomachs. Today, have courage to “Give Away”. Sacrifice the best of the Luxury, the materialistic possessions for the Real Genuine Smiles and the Blessings. I bet the Power within, the Satisfaction will give courage to Multiply your businesses!
In my 10 years, Thank you for a family of 1 Million well wishers on Facebook today Thank you for so much love. I am not a kind of star in days, I am a common woman whom the audience has built with so much love, so many blessings over years !
Woman alone has power; collectively we have impact. Raising each other up and channeling the power of collaboration is truly how we’ll change the women’s world—and have a lot more fun along the way.
I feel extremely proud to announce that our short film "Magic Pencil'' has been selected for screening in the Ujjaini short film festival which was held on 6-7th March 2021 at Kalidas Academy, Ujjain (M.P). This movie "Magic Pencil" is so close to my heart, all the children in the film have performed exceptionally well. Congratulations to team SimbaQuartz, Vishal Sharma & SIFAR Theatre Amritsar for this achievement & making this movie a success.
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Thank You for always showering so much love upon me & believing in me!
There is really no fun of closing restaurants & Hotels early when there are huge political gatherings going on in the country!
Today I got a chance to visit Surjit Hockey Jalandhar. I had a lovely experience there. It felt so good to see players of all age groups practising hockey in the stadium. All the staff members were so polite and welcoming.
Surjit Hockey Academy trains them absolutely free of cost and takes care of everything from tracksuits to diet of the players. I delivered a small speech and told them to be themselves, believe in themselves and work hard, they got so motivated that I feel accomplished now. I loved interacting with all the players.
It was great meeting Iqbal Singh Sandhu ( Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana), Rajinder Singh Jr. ( Arjuna Award for Hockey, Dhyan Chand Award for Hockey) & Mr. L. R. Nayyar, IRS (Retd.) Former Chief Commissioner, Income Tax.
The Surjit Hockey Stadium, is a field hockey stadium in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. It is established by the members of the Surjit Hockey Society. Surjit Hockey Society came into existence in 1984 with a pledge to keep the name of Sardar Surjit Singh Randhawa, Olympian alive, who lost his life in a fatal car accident near Jalandhar on Jan 7th, 1984, while fighting hard for up liftmen of the game of Hockey in our Country. Sardar Surjit Singh Randhawa was a member of World XI, Asia Stars XI and he participated in number of International events i.e. Olympics, World Cup, Champions Trophy, Asian Games, besides many other International Tournaments.
From Slums I always receive the selfless love, this kid in the picture made me feel like a mother like many others everytime I go in slums. Do not forget, We all are equal, just because of silly materialistic possessions we differ!! Blood or organ donated by someone in slums can save life of richest of the richest. Extend love, compassion to the one who are sadly craving for it ..
Few days back I received a fine opportunity to meet Dr. Anupreet Kaur/ Dr Shayna, an Amritsar-based pathologist and successful entrepreneur.
She has been crowned the first runner up of the Mrs. India World 2020-21 pageant and won the title of Beyond Beauty India 2020-21 as well.
Dr. Anupreet is an accomplished Kuchipudi dancer as well. When we met she shared her journey experience and said -
“It’s a moment of great pride to have shared the stage with several accomplished women and win the pageant." Anupreet also said that she aims to empower women and enthuse confidence in them to display their real beauty and wisdom.
I feel proud & privileged to see women achieving great heights. I myself being a women am proud of Mrs. Anupreet Kaur for her achievements.
Kuddos, you have proved that beauty & brains go together.
Dr. Anupreet will now represent India on a global platform along with other winners of the contest.
Congratulations and all the best for great future. Sky is the limit for you. Make India proud.
You are a wonderful person if you actively perform good deeds selflessly. If you Choose to Give. If you help elderly people or the kids when you think they need help. You invest your time or money when they are in pain. If your effort gave them some relief, you are a wonderful person. You learned with time Not to Ignore. Not to ignore the pain of the one suffering in front of your eyes. If you are aware of the world, the people around you. How do they feel? You are a wonderful person. If you value joy and believe the world needs you because there is a lot of pain and sorrow in the world. If you remain joyous and believe smiling face can make people happier and bring positivity to the lives around. If you are devoting your time for the happiness of less fortunate. You are a wonderful person. If you let the needy know that you are paying attention to them, they are not alone, there is someone as you who notices and cares, You are a wonderful person.
Simplicity is more colourful than being materialistic,if at service of the one who is in pain at the moment!
I am not afraid of being different .. I am afraid of being same as everyone else!
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Avon for giving me an excellent coverage by going live on Instagram on the occasion of International Women's Day. I shared my valuable knowledge & views about my journey of life. Thanks once again for having me on your show.
Some social activities under the social initiatives of SimbaQuartz for the month of February -
Shoe Giving Campaign - Mohali
This month we distributed shoes to children of Government School Sector 26, Chandigarh.
Our team felt privileged to help the children by providing 61 pairs of shoes under Mission 50000 Shoes to Give.
Rashpal Singh ji is a resident of village Arjan Manga district Amritsar. Some time ago, Rashpal Singh's mother gave her kidney to Rashpal Singh. Currently Rashpal ji's condition is very critical and he needs a kidney transplant again and every 3 days dialysis is being spent by SimbaQuartz
Monthly Financial Aid:
Our CEO Mandeep Kaur Sidhu was invited to the inauguration ceremony of a dental clinic for the students at an NGO named Missiondeep educational trust, our team provided financial help to improve education & living standards of boys and girls studying at Missiondeep.
A family from Chhajjalwaddi village recently lost one of their family member, SimbaQuartz provided financial help for their family.
Gurpreet Kaur, Upasna, Vrinder Singh and Ram Singh are learning for free at SimbaCourse, they are provided special courses for free, with separate computers arranged for them. Our aim is to support the young generation of the village who prefers education and those who have a desire to learn in any way, so that they become capable of getting a job in the near future. All four students are learning Web Development absolutely free from our team.
Along with this, the graduation fee of a daughter living in Bathinda is paid by SimbaQuartz.
SimbaQuartz also paid the school fees for 2 students of Shaheed Darshan Singh Pheruman Public School, Rayya.
21-year-old Indian sprinter Hima Das inducted as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police. Hima Das, nicknamed the Dhing Express, is an Indian sprinter from the state of Assam. She holds the current Indian national record in 400 meters with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Speaking after her induction as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police, the 21-year-old Hima Das revealed that she had dreamt of becoming a police officer when she was young. The country is proud of you.
It is the need of an hour to give back to society. I got a fine opportunity to visit an NGO - Mission Deep Educational Trust for the inauguration of a dental clinic for the students. Congratulations to the team. Mission deep educational trust is humanitarian non profitable organisation which intends to take some measures to humanize the basic system of living. It gave me immense satisfaction to touch and impact the lives of others directly. Thank you for choosing me as one of the guests. I also contributed by giving a small donation amount to help improve education & living standards of boys and girls studying at Missiondeep. I felt good when I saw them smiling and that gave me deep satisfaction which cannot be expressed in words but can only be experienced, as the saying goes children are a gift from God so let's get involved, let's change the world!
Thank you again for having me and my team on the event.
Daughters should come forward to be with their parents forever, to be responsible! Either choose to be with your parents or parents should be encouraged, motivated, loved enough to stay forever with daughters . Never leave them alone or with your brothers only. They are equally ours .. of their daughters too. Don’t keep a relationship of occasional visits to your parents! Give the most precious thing.. your time - Daughters, this status is for you.
SimbaHire is a top-notch HR consultancy & recruitment company aims to provide highly-skilled and adept professionals through a meticulous approach to recruiting.
Finding the right talent at the right time requires ample planning and a crisp blueprint. Consisting of a highly standardised approach to understand every client needs.
We also provide learning & development, career guidance/counselling, resume building services for candidates.
Farmer's struggle is moving towards victory day by day. The courage of the farmers is creating an example in front of the world. All the winters were taken out by the elders, children and youth on the streets of Delhi. The world is accepting that we have determination, courage is high, passion, stubbornness and demands are justified.
We appeal to those who support the bills and do not join the struggle to support the farmers. I am grateful to those who support me from country and abroad. Always salute to those who gave their lives in the struggle.
We were delighted to host the team of Amritsar Founders at the SimbaQuartz campus. Amritsar Founders are nourishing the sapling of startups in Amritsar at this time and its a great learning network of entrepreneurs. It is the vision of each one of us to bring Amritsar on the nation's start-up map. I invite more entrepreneurs to join the community. Check www.amritsarfounders.org
for more details.
Who should be the employee of SimbaQuartz?
- someone who is a family person, who is working hard to give best to the family before self. As all its perks are not only for the employee but for the family too.
- someone who has a learning & learning attitude, it’s not at all a cool culture organisation, it’s more like an educational institute, where we put extra ordinary efforts to grow people.
- someone with very strong ethics, if he or she lies it doesn’t let him sleep.
- someone who believes a sapling can be a forest one day.
- who is serious about his life and other’s life, because one person’s performance touches so many lives.
- someone who wants to be well paid for what he or she actually deserves in real.
- someone who has the extraordinary passion to keep a clean business, a profitable business.
- someone whose happiness is into “Changing lives” lives of the employees and society at large.
SimbaQuartz is the organization for the most the genuine, ethical, hardworking, learners and serious people, soft, loving and compassionate at heart. However, we never miss the fun too.
The real thing!
I have always focused on what is real? Never did I choose hyped Marketing or PR or Paid awards and nominations, though I had many many options throughout my journey. Never portraying what I am not, comes under my ethics, my values. God has truly graced me, blessed me with much better life today. I can afford much more than I could 10 years back. I am actually testing what could be achieved by remaining nice, genuine and REAL! By being absolute actual, where you can reach. Is good and being honest still exists? Who wins at last? Be it my venture SimbaQuartz or me! My entrepreneurial experiments are going on & on and I am feeling bit closer to a great Vision everyday.
It was great meeting Mr. Mohit Chitkara & Prof. KDS Bedi today at Chitkara University. I must say I had an exceptionally memorable experience. “Humble” is the one word I can choose for management at all levels and the campus is great “Feel Good” Campus. I wish all the best to the institute and the best future for the students of the university. Special Thank you to Manjit Singh Nijjar too for accompanying.
Straight from my heart, I would count myself among who started their entrepreneurial journey against all odds. Choosing my village Tangra over USA and Top cities, Ignoring so many advisers throughout my journey and just following my heart, fighting for internet Leaseline and Logistics in my village, training hard employees from my village and nearby villages, managed to bring best talent from all over India, a loyal team of 50, paying above average salaries and even more, could never arrange a collateral for the bank yet survived, no angel invester no VC, no IT background - I cannot code a single line, kept family life to bare minimum, absolute employee centric venture no matter How profitable I am or not. Global customers. Reaching TEDx and prestigious dream stages. When everybody said NO, I said YES. When people considered me dead, I managed to crawl further. I just chose “Passion & Compassion” above all and its working well! What else someone from core rural background somewhere in Punjab’s village, with almost negligible resources can better achieve. I am a happy and satisfied soul with what life has gifted me in the form of wonderful audience who reads and encourages me everyday ! thank you, you all are my strength .. mandeep
Despite opportunities in the USA before and currently, I chose to be in my village Tangra in Punjab, to open up a series of ventures, majorly an IT Services company. It’s been almost 9 years. The vision of the company is " Changing Lives". Lives of our employees and their families and more. The company aims to spend all its profits on Health of employees and their families including parents, spouse, kids and siblings and Education of the employee's kids, making these absolutely free for a lifetime. In the year 2021, we unveiled the first phase of the "Gift of Health" policy, to our employees who have completed five years with the company, along the family members has been covered for an insurance sum of nearly 2 crores. I may not be able to change much around but surely our vision will change a few lives. Thank you who showed trust.
We celebrated National Girl Child Day with girl children of Slums, Beas. On this special day, our team has organized some fun activities for playing with them such as Hair Band Decorating, Balloon Race, Stapu, etc. We distributed gifts to each girl child. The day is celebrated by organizing various programs including awareness campaigns on Save the girl child, child sex ratios, and creating a healthy and safe environment for a girl child.
It was a great meeting with Mr. Jatinder Jay Minhas yesterday at Sant Baba Bhag Singh University & Sant Baba Bhag Singh International School, Adampur. From a small village in Adampur, he went to Canada in the early 1980s. Mr. Minhas is a successful entrepreneur, film producer and social activist. He is running a construction company Elegant Development Inc. Mr. Minhas is settled in Richmond, Canada. He has two daughters who are looking after his business. Mr. Minhas’s charitable gestures extend all over Canada and India. Progressive Intercultural Community Services, Rotary Club, Lions Eye Hospital, Sant Baba Bhag Singh University are some of the many charities that Mr. Minhas has been supporting for several years. He was instrumental in converting SBBS college in rural Punjab into a recognized University. He sponsored and contributed to many projects such as Mega Free Eye Operation Camp Lions Club of Adampur, Indo Canadian Games and Sports Festivals Promoted Sports Exchange Programs, Times of Canada – Galas, Conferences & Vaisakhi celebrations, Indian President Abdul Kalam’s lecture at Simon Fraser University, etc.
Every year he keeps visiting his native place in Adampur, Punjab and keeps contributing to its development. Recently at Tikri Border, he organized an eye camp for farmers by calling in specialists and staff from Lions Eye Hospital that he is financially supporting in Adampur. He plans to set up a multipurpose sports stadium in the memory of two Saragarhi martyrs at his village Damunda, Adampur. He also visited farmers’ families who lost their dear ones in the protest and helped them financially.
Poverty is just like a disease to which other problems are associated. There are a number of people who live below poverty line and therefore they are forced to live on the streets, footpaths and slum areas. These people live in such areas where the living conditions are unfavorable. As we know, a pair of shoe is a necessity for every individual but for the poorer earning pair of shoe is least priority task due to which they suffer from many health issues. According to the medical opinion, shoes prevent severe parasites transmitted through soil, along with the many deadly diseases. Approximately, two million people worldwide are infected with soil-transmitted diseases. These diseases are caused by different species of roundworms. It is infected by those worms which are transmitted through contaminated soil. So we can very well imagine that how the poor people try to earn their livelihood by putting their life into so much of risk. I am proud of our self funded, Mission 50,000 Shoes To Give, to be completed in years to come.
From my pen... “Secret of Being Loved by All"
The heart is for compassion, it is to love and care. The heart is to pray, to spread positive vibes. I recorrect myself again and again and I correct my thoughts every day. The heart is to lift people, to help people to become genuinely fearless as we all are children of One Father, Almighty. The rule of love, care and compassion is, you will always receive love, care and compassion back. And, this is the secret of being loved by all. Love all, care all, be compassionate for all and you will be loved by all. My view of seeing towards life is different. I believe in loving, caring, being compassionate and especially pray with all positive vibes for the universe. The universe includes people who bring joy to my life and who do not bring joy to my life. I firmly believe there are no good and no bad people, it is always happy people who want to bring joy to your life and other people who do not want to bring joy to your life. It is very easy to pray for people you love, you care, you like. However, the gift of your precious life should belong to very genuinely pray for all. Avoid the darkness, the darkness of selfishness, the darkness of giving pain. Embrace the act of reviving and healing others by the power of prayers from your heart and by the power of thinking good and positive, especially, for people who do not bring joy to your life, people who may not like you. Your real strength lies in being positive, being loving, compassionate for all, even in Darkness, even in Pain. That's the secret of being Loved By All. Love and Pray for All, Everyone!
A BRAVE SMILE JUST BEFORE DEATH..! Adoption of Compassion in life, frees us from almost all the pain of life, all burden, all weight on our mind, soul and heart. Practice Compassion! (I remember the loving soul Gurjeet Kaur, almost everyday, she died almost in my own hands and we could not save her from deadly kidney complication. I wonder how she smiled before death like this with me)
9 years of SimbaQuartz
I feel proud of the talent we have at SimbaQuartz. We are a team of top engineers and managers along with very dedicated helping staff. I feel blessed to honour the best of the talents in the company.
On January 10, 2021, We at SimbaQuartz celebrated our 9th Foundation Day. We are providing excellent top-notch IT services, Business consulting, and Digital Marketing services all over the globe. SimbaQuartz has always been an employee-centric organization based on ethical practices, values, and strong morals. To mark this prestigious event, all the employees along with their family members were cordially invited. Another important and captivating part of the event was the felicitation of the employees who successfully completed five years in the company. For employees who completed five years with the company, we unveiled a special health policy ‘Gift of Health’ for the employees and their families including parents, spouse, children, and siblings. The company has decided to cover the amount of Rs. 2 crores under this policy.
Thank you Kawaljit mam and Paramjit Sir for gracing SimbaQuartz 9th Anniversary Event. Madam Kawaljit Kaur Sandhu is my school teacher. She taught me Moral Science at St. Francis Convent School, Jandiala Guru. I owe my success to all my teachers who taught me ever.
9 years of SimbaQuartz
I am glad to honour our employees who completed five years at SimbaQuartz. I am blessed to have the most loyal and dedicated employees, one could have.
I really feel gratified for being associated twice in recent years with one of India’s top most Business School IIM Sambalpur.
So, to bring up the matter of honor I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to IIM Sambalpur for the successful conclusion of the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony. I really wish for their everlasting success in future and knowledgeable mega structures. Miles to go ………..
At the beginning of the new year, our students of SimbaCourse (Computer training and employment institute ) paid obeisance at Golden Temple. I wish a year of learning for all our students and pray for great placements for them. I am happy to share that we are successfully running computer training institutes teaching all basic to advance courses online and offline, serving all time zones.
I am feeling really proud & happy to announce the launch of my new venture Simba Car Studio. Simba Car Studio deals in the sales & purchase of pre-owned cars. I hope this venture will gain the same love and affection as SimbaQuartz from everyone.
There is no parallel in the world when a father had thanked God, instead of weeping, on the death of his sons witnessed in front of him.
The heroic deeds of Baba Jorawar Singh Ji, Baba Fateh Singh Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji will keep inspiring the young Sikh generations to rise to the occasion whenever called upon to fight for justice and rights against injustice and cruelty for all times to come.
Smile is the strongest medicine, it makes you feel great. Smile brings positivity in life and when Smile is shared it bounces back with the power of doing the extraordinary. Sitting in our offices we cannot realise through what the world is going and how fortunate we are. Want to try the toughest thing??? Try being honest in terms of humanity around and choose to be a philanthropist from day one of your life, not after you become a senior citizen!! The strongest people help others when they themselves are going through the toughest in their lives.
You earn enough for just a simple pair of shoe and this winter you can choose to spend your money even better. Go ahead with buying a nice pair of shoes for someone in need, it's chilly winter outside. Shoe is a costly necessity for many, not every underprivileged can afford it. People will skip buying it as it will take their more than 200 bucks, in one go. Please, help people near you to buy one pair of shoe along with few pairs of good socks. Be Nice, Anyway! In 2017 I along with my team, started with Shoe Giving Mission which has reached to 18,500 mark this December.
Nowadays, I am finalising another bigger staff bus for my IT venture SimbaQuartz. One of my friends is helping me to finalise. So many options we checked. Many many variants in seats. He said its just staff bus we can go for normal seats or a bit upper range. It is the matter of an hour a day. I shared my inner feeling with him " All that I ever accumulate, will belong to my employees and their families. I would like to have the same comfortable seats on the bus which I would have chosen for myself if I have to travel every day." I don't know how deeply my employees think while working, However, I honestly think for them the same as I think of myself or my family. I owe a debt of gratitude to all my excellent team members, who whole heartedly believed in me and made it possible that a successful IT company can run from the core rural roots, my village Tangra in Punjab. For me in long term, upholding the values is more important than business success. SimbaQuartz will always be an employee-centric company for years to come. I may not be able to change the whole world, However, it will be my attempt to change the world of few, especially my employees.
Just finished, My recent read - “Unmasked” a book you can finish in 30 minutes, However lots of learning lessons on Steps of Hiring and insightful tips on how to select a right employee. “Patience is the key.” A book from experience!
I had a special visit to Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, Village Khiala, Jalandar today. I must say it is a phenomenal achievement for the area and a great opportunity to the rural students to learn at nominal cost. I congratulate all the supporters and NRIs contributing to the educational institute. My special thanks to Manjit Nijjer ji for connecting me to this place, Surinder ji for accompanying along. Also, my sincere thanks to Mardana ji for a lovely tour to the campus.
What a typical Indian woman cannot do?? She can do whatever she can dream. She is the one with emotions and love and I believe can do even better in businesses. The entrepreneurial skills I have been able to acquire with our consistency in setting up our IT services venture in my village, is truly phenomenal achievement in my own eyes. Seven years journey so far was all against the tide. Dear all, locations, language, culture can never be a roadblock in this globally connected world today. All you need consistency & passion, rest all will fall in place! With staff of 50 today, I am happy to be in the heart of rural Punjab, a small village Tangra and serving all major countries of the world. Thank you for your trust, Thank you.
Be Bold, there are no terrible consequences of believing your instinct!! Kill the egos around, with your blowing passion! You belong to womanhood who gave birth to the Universe!!
We only hire Very Good and Excellent candidates. Oct 2019 We selected three interns from Lovely Professional University, out of more than 100 students who applied for paid internships. Recently, In this uncertain time of COVID, these exceptionally good interns are now full-time employees at SimbaQuartz. We hired Maheshwar Pandey, Sandeep Mansotra, and Vikas Attri to work as full-time Software engineers. In their tenure of internship, with their serious approach towards learning, they acquired technical skills and experiences as Maheshswar said, " When I started working as an intern then I came to know that by doing hard work, anything can be achieved and nothing is impossible. It makes my dream come true" and Sandeep said that he already has his plans for future and this internship phase and the experiences gained helped him in following his career goal to become the best developer in future, whereas Vikas pleasantly acknowledge that he become more clear with his plans for future with this internship and everything is going according to the plan. I feel proud of, intern turning into an employee in SimbaQuartz, It gives me satisfaction in terms of the positive culture I am trying to build.
People crushed my heart million times, they never believed in my entrepreneurial dreams. People crushed my faith million times, they chose leaving me rather than believing my dreams. People crushed my beliefs million times, they just loved money and still they love money. People crushed my compassion for them, they didn't value human. Still I survived because I am a woman and the woman has a heart which can bear all, fight all odds.
As a woman, it's a proud moment!
Madam Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first black woman vice president of the United States. Madam Vice president is an African-American & Indian - Originated woman. Her mother Gopalan Shyamala, hails from Chennai, India & father from Jamaica. The mother of Madam Kamala moved to the USA in 1958 at the age of 19 for her master's program in nutrition and endocrinology. Unfortunately, her mother passed away in 2009 cause of colon cancer. Today, she has dedicated this biggest and historical achievement to her mother Gopalan Shyamala.
On the proud moment of being elected as the Vice President of the USA, she expressed her emotions by saying, ‘I may be the first woman in the office, but won’t be the last’. Her dedication, sacrifices, and devotion to her nation are tremendous. We hope that her upcoming service with President Joe Biden will be wonderful & set an example for not only the USA but for the whole world. I would love to felicitate President Joe Biden & Madam vice president Kamala Harris for their great achievement.
Sikhs have already made our community proud in the whole world, in all the fields such as sports, defense, science, or politics, etc. Likewise, the human rights lawyer Aman Singh made history by becoming the first turbaned Sikh MLA in British Columbia. Singh, who was born in Hong Kong, came close to attaining the feat of being elected an MLA in 2017 but lost by just 134 votes. He fought again to become an MLA of the British Columbia assembly and he did it on Saturday (October 24th, 2020) by creating history. It's a jubilant & proud moment for the whole Sikh community in the world. I congratulate the first turbaned Sikh MLA, Mr. Aman Singh. Best wishes.
The eyes those are not loved, seek love to surprise them. Those eyes wait in extreme summers and winters of angels to help them and give some relief. Life has been harder for the one who sleep under the roof made by clothes. Feel blessed and privileged. You are not going to take anything along when you are going to die. Share with people who need your help. Inspire humanity by doing good each day... everyday...
SimbaQuartz our venture from my village is helping businesses globally, helping them especially for Digital Transformations - A mandate for any business in today's digital era all around the world. Digital transformation to reinvent their existing business, revamping operations and adopting new ways of working using integrated software solutions, even for the smallest of businesses. Digital competency is required for any business to address new challenges and match the fastest-growing business world over the internet. Many of my clients not only saved their HR cost over a period of time but also observing the transparent and fastest internal system, helping them to grow. For example, Automated order management system, have freed them from many on the paperwork and coordination hassles, automated invoicing and receivable collection freed the finance to perform high-value functions in the company. The clients are able to track their customers in automated build softwares right from lead to after-sales. The data analytics especially of website and social media helped to understand the customers better and deliver them better customer experience. Today the new currency is "Data" and SimbaQuartz help the clients to manage data all around the business in the best possible way, each and every step of business we give our best to match with customised software we build for our customers to run their business better. SimbaQuartz, believe in delivering the utmost value to customers. I am proud to mention we have Top engineers and Managers hired from the most prestigious institutes in the country to back up the venture from last 8 years. I would love to help your business to grow, in case you are looking for Digital or IT services for your venture, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am blessed, I have the advantage to get settle in the USA. Many times I have been turned down & questioned why not America? I personally believe to give back to your parents, to your villages, to your country, to the people, to empower, to listen & uplift, that personal touch is important, needs your physical presence. You cannot pass Love, Care & Compassion with just money, no matter how much you have. I feel highly grounded and satisfied to run my IT consulting & software development venture - SimbaQuartz from the heart of my small village Tangra in rural Punjab.
Today is the birthday of the 'Missile Man of India' who served his whole life for the nation of India either it was Indian aerospace or Indian politics. APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October 1931 in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. He spent four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and was intimately involved in India's civilian space program and military missile development efforts. He thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a pivotal organizational, technical, and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974. Mr. Kalam was elected 11th president of India in 2002. Unfortunately, today he is not with us but he always lives in our hearts, we miss him and his motivational speeches. Today on his birthday, we salute him for his great contribution to the Indian aerospace, and his selfless service, dedication, and incredible contribution to our nation.
It's a part of honor for us that our company SimbaQuartz is going to sponsor an event - THE BIG SHOT which is a business idea pitching competition at IIM Amritsar under The Centre of Entrepreneurship Department. I am always in favor of persuading youngsters towards entrepreneurship. I am pretty sure that this platform will definitely leads to boost enthusiasm among young generation. This will persuade the youngsters to come up with new business ideas. This event will act as catalyst element to build the path which they can follow to shape their future.
Today, the senior students of Kalgidhar Public School at Bhikhiwind has voluntarily attended the workshop on 'The introduction of computer and technology', conducted by SimbaQuartz. In this workshop, our team has explained all about computer working, programming, and upcoming technologies. The whole session was very interactive and informative. We found students were keen to know about the new technologies and even their communication skills were at par. The motive of such a workshop is to develop the interest of students in coding and solve various problems. We are soon going to conduct another workshop at Kalgidhar school and various other schools. This workshop is way different from regular studies at the school.
Mental health is not just a concept but it refers to the individual's state of psychological and emotional well being. In today's world of stress and neck to neck competition, mental well being becomes even more important. However, this aspect is generally ignored because sometimes this is considered as a taboo. Mental health is one of the most neglected and under-funded areas of public health. As per my thoughts, this aspect should be more addressed in the current times due to ongoing pandemic. Long lockdowns, fall of economy, job losses etc have made people more vulnerable to mental illness. Therefore, I would suggest all of you out there to stay positive no matter what. And if you feel depressed or lonely, express your feelings and talk to your loved ones. As it's said, the best thing about time is that it changes and this too shall pass.
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist, engineer, and industrialist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901.
Likewise, three scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on 06th October for advancing our understanding of black holes.
Their names are Roger Penrose from the United Kingdom, Reinhard Genzel from Germany, and Andrea Ghez from the United States. Other than this, two more scientists, 'Emmanuelle Charpentier' & 'Jennifer A. Doudna' won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on the 07th of October for developing a method of genome editing likened to "molecular scissors" that offer the promise of one-day curing inherited diseases and even cancer. I would like to congratulate all of them for their wonderful achievements.
Thank you Colonel Ratnakar Trivedi from the 11 Punjab Bn NCC Amritsar for conducting a training session on "Social Etiquettes" with the whole team of SimbaQuartz. It was a pleasure to have a great personality in our campus. We express our gratitude to Mr. Ratnakar Trivedi Ji for conducting a wonderful and knowledgeable training session. Various modules like meeting etiquette, employee etiquette, employer etiquette, etc were discussed. The session was really helpful which could help our team to enhance their social skills. The learning from this session will go a long way with our team members. Here are some of the glimpses of the day.
Dilsher is one amazing person and we are blessed to have him. Undoubtedly, we wish all our employees should be like him, when it comes to work. In all his best & lowest times, dilsher has never given an excuse a single time. He is a true example of a person who respects his work utmost. Dilsher shares a great bonding and I always found him along with us firmly at the front in our challenging times. We can never give back to him in the form of money, his dedication is selfless. On his birthday, I am proud to share my feelings for Dilsher. Happy Birthday, Dilsher
Rural Passion” is what I talk about most often and our team is a classic example of Rural & Social Entrepreneurship success. 22 years old, Jatinder Kaur is a real example of struggle, sheer determination and hard work from my village Tangra, where I am currently running SimbaQuartz, a successful profitable IT services venture. Currently, she is working at SimbaQuartz as a Software Developer and one of the smartest and hardworking women in our company. She has been trained by her seniors in SimbaQuartz and I must say she is passionate, sincere and quick learner. She lost her father at the age of four. Her mother did stitching work and supported her to get a degree in Computer Science.
She said, 'When I was in fifth grade, my elder sister got married and I realized that there is no point in having dreams as I grow older I’ll get married in the same way as my elder sister. But my mother stood up for my dreams. She worked hard day and night so that I become able to earn myself and live a better life and support my family’. With time, she mastered building eCommerce websites and graphics designing. Her capabilities proved that location does not matter, she is currently handling brands throughout the world with her supporting team. It gives me immense pleasure when I see such young girls from my own village, having a passion to reach heights, earn and support their families. I see my vision fulfilling when I see youth from my village employed and earning handsome salaries and staying with their families. I wish to create thousands of such examples.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Manmohan Singh. One of the world’s best economist who served as prime minister of India for a decade. He has been the first Sikh prime minister. Mr. Singh had held several key posts in the government of India such as Chief Economic Advisor (1972-1976), Reserve Bank Governor(1982-1985), Planning Commission head(1985-1987), and Minister of Finance(1991-1996). He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1987. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from several prestigious institutions like the University of Oxford. Under his tenure, India achieved its highest GDP growth rate of 9% and became the second-fastest-growing major economy in the world. He has been listed among the “Top 100 influential people in the world” by Time Magazine. Today on his birthday, we salute him for his great contribution to the Indian economy, and his selfless service, dedication, and incredible contribution to our nation. I pray for his better health & long life ahead.
There is no shortage of ability in villages. Param is from village Tangra and has been working with me for the past 5 years. Very hard working, smart, confident and educated girl. Those who can be trusted even after closing their eyes and those who are the example of honesty, are one of those humans. Lots of blessings to Param on his birthday today.
Late night I saw a video gone viral, from a home in Amritsar where I saw a man showing the guts of his body strength to his father almost beating, abusing and disrespecting. Its a Big Shame! Seems a well-off family. How one could do it??? I have no courage to post that video here, I could not sleep after watching it. I wish to slap that guy!!
I cannot give back to my husband, just I cannot do ever to my mom who gave me birth. Despite me being from a small village, never been to cities all my life, My husband has selflessly shown utmost faith in my capabilities since he met me and has worked harder to mentor me and keep my spirits high. It would be wrong to give any credit to myself, because you need a Selfless Soul and a genuinely helpful person behind to motivate you at every step. My husband has done it exceptionally and extraordinarily. Its not I am praising him today, Its a reality He is a rare soul whose sacrifice and love is no less than a mother in my life, who always wants her kids to touch stars and become a good human being. I am blessed. Though I run a successful IT services company SimbaQuartz in India, My husband is currently working as Director of IT in United States.
- We are what we repeatedly do.
- See happiness as your decision, not your goal.
- Work damn hard.
- Ignore, people who overly flatter you.
- Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your peace.
Be happy now, The right time never comes. The right time is now.
They must be loving the truth... Many may be giving thousands of blessings... That's why there are many reasons to smile...
- Scary doesn't mean dangerous.
- Life is not how much we achieve, but how tough days we go through.
- Respect your competitors.
- Two best ways to learn - books & from smarter people.
- Practice tolerating, practice patience.
- The right time never comes, the right time is now.
- Invest money in learning a new skill.
- Regular physical activity can help. Do walking, cycling, stretching.
- Multitasking is bad for productivity.
- Reduce the amount of sitting.
- Love sets you free, Hate locks you in your mind.
- Show people love when they show you hate.
- Invest in a book, to learn finance.
- Trust your gut, your intuition.
- Leave a smile, a positive vibe around everyone, you come across.
A pure motivation from my village! I got chance to do higher studies, to do jobs, moreover to be in United States. But here you meet “Joban” from my village - He has no Computer Science background, However is an excellent brilliant coder today. He has pushed his limits, has worked day & night, to learn software development in latest technologies & improve on his english communication skills. Four years ago, first year in my company, he was earning below Rs.10,000 per month but today he has improved on his skills so much that its easy for him to justify six times of his salary and in coming years definitely ten times. He has become a brilliant champ, very hardworking team mate, currently handling US based multiple projects and he is the favourite of our clients. Why would such guys leave their villages and settle down abroad? Of course they will not. I find my achievement in such multiple heart touching examples in my company. For me success will never be buildings, funding, luxuries and fame. My success lies in How many people right from the roots of my village, I can train and make excellent developers or managers who become favourite of my elite clients sitting in any part of the world. They earn handsomely. Life is a blessing - me and Joban are from same village Tangra in Punjab- I feel proud of his hard-work, dedication and his eagerness to learn more and more! He is a Gem! He is the reflection of my Vision. (This picture I took with Joban today morning, we went for short outing with team)
- Don’t give all time to work. There is more life than just doing work.
- Using your time to be publicly right is a war you will never win.
- Even you win Nobel prize, there will be people who will never be impressed by you.
- Love is the answer to all hate.
- Spend money wisely, no matter how much you have.
- We are a reflection of how and with whom we spend our time.
- Not every person is going to love you. Stop being offended.
- If you are making even 10% of people happy, you are doing absolutely ok.
- Never think your ideas are unique.
- Show up early. Always be on time.
- Dress appropriately. Take time to understand where you are going.
- Remember little things. Listening shows care.
- Hold the door open for someone.
- Take notes wherever possible.
Turn me down and I will get up Again, One More Time. Thats my love for Me.
- Embrace peace. Give up controlling every detail.
- As I share the love with others, the universe loves me back in abundance.
- Choose to be happy, we deserve to be happy.
- Get enough sleep
- Exercise Daily
- Do not check phone all the time
- Do not eat junk food
- Do not try to suppress your negative thoughts, face them.
- Follow a routine. Discipline your life.
- Do not try to control the outside world. Focus inwards, inside your heart.
How Is Simbacart Generating Employment In Rural India!
There is always an inspiration behind every business idea. Normally, entrepreneurs chase ideas that drive high revenue, great sales, and remarkable business success. Undoubtedly like other entrepreneurs, I also started Simbacart with a similar vision, but there had been a special angle of social welfare. My husband started Simbacart in 2011, but officially we together took it off in 2013 as a formal company. Simbacart is more than just a company, selling ethnic handmade footwear products under the brand Simba. Simbacart is indeed a unique company in more than one way. Rural Passion to City Glamour is what this venture had been started with and still following the same vision.
Those who are familiar with my stories and entrepreneurial motto already know that I always supported Social Entrepreneurship on normal entrepreneurship, and my venture - Simbacart is one of the most significant efforts in this direction. Though Simbacart is a profitable venture, it has always been a subject of curiosity for many as I’ve usually been questioned like how is Simbacart serving society.
So, to address this concern and resolve this curiosity, we have got this article narrating our journey from the roots of rural India to taking our products to all parts of the nation. It covers how Simbacart is helping us to give employment to locals, and promote the traditional skills of handmade crafting of shoes.
As it is deeply rooted in our belief that the resources in the rural areas can be utilized without disrupting the environment too much, we thought of working in this dimension with Simbacart. Employing rural resources of locals, Simbacart had started its journey. And we vigorously commenced marketing the products that are made locally and also by hands from urban lands.
Our concept has helped us increase the employment opportunities for people who are less privileged in the field of education and training. These people use their talents that have been handed down to them from generation to generation. Ultimately, our idea has become a viable business because there has been a large number of consumers who prefer to buy hand-crafted high-quality products.
Simbacart follows our mission to grow with the society we belong to - As Simbacart is a sister concern of SimbaQuartz, it follows the similar mission of social entrepreneurship. Under this mission, Simbacart took its first step by reaching out to the best artisans or Karigars, located in Punjab or nearby areas, and then brought them with us to create matchless pairs of Punjabi Juttis.
Punjabi Juttis that our skilled workers manufacture all by their hands and thus the final product takes quality time to complete. It requires intense hard-work, time, effort, craftsmanship, and then combines them all with the finest quality of the material. When our workers invest a lot in these products, we assure them of decent payouts. Bearing all the expenses of manufacturing our handmade shoes, then handling and shipping cost, advertisement expenses, etc, the product becomes a bit expensive.
Though the major portion of the sales of these premium shoes goes right to the betterment of our associated local artisans and we keep a very small share. This way, Simbacart does not only make a profit from this profitable venture but also provides employment and decent earning to local workers.
Simbacart is in collaboration with an esteemed Chennai-based supplier who also provides employment to local artisans & manufactures the most stylish colorful loafers.
To feature the most stylish collection of loafers, Simbacart collaborated with a Chennai-based reputed supplier of loafers. Though there had been several other suppliers and distributors of loafers available around, we personally loved their passion and love for creating every pair unique and different from one another.
The creative combination of colors and unique designs of loafers this supplier presented to us, made us immediately associate with him. Besides other factors, this supplier also provides employment to local artisans who are globally famous for their extraordinary skills.
You probably know the place - Ambur in Tamil Nadu as it is famous for the best leather shoe market in India. Several leading shoe brands like Gucci and Tommy also get their shoes manufactured from there. Most of the workers of this supplier belong to this community and hence, perfection is assured in the loafers manufactured by them.
During the collaboration talks with Ambur based vendor, I asked him why you find North India or specifically Punjab as the best market for your product. He simply answered that " people in Punjab are bigger lovers of fashion and wearing colors, and in the South, people prefer wearing traditional colors like Black, Brown, etc." As his collection majorly flaunts of exclusive colors, North India had been the best target market for him.
We truly appreciate the passion of local artisans of Tamil Nadu that clearly reflected in the perfection of loafer styles and promoting their work through our platform is a token of respect towards them.
Simbacart provides men and women with equal working opportunities & chance to be financially independent-
We all love to be independent as the happiness of being independent is beyond imagination. When we talk on this subject, it covers many aspects of independence. Financial Independence is one of the most attractive forms of independence and men and women equally love to be financially independent. But, in rural areas, providing financial independence to men and women both becomes a challenge.
With Simbacart, we invited men and women both to come forward and grab the opportunity to earn a decent living. From handmade shoemaking to operating and managing various activities of Simbacart, we have employed a decent ratio of men and women in our company. This way, we are setting an example for other entrepreneurs to think of this perspective too and introduce more similar opportunities in Rural areas of the country.
Simbacart - A Venture Linking Rural and Urban India, Commercially -
There is a huge commercial disconnect between people who live in big cities and faraway areas. The prosperity and opportunity barely trickle down to the people whose untapped potential just goes to waste. Locals can produce high-quality products with their hands using the raw materials that are easily made available to them by Simbacart as we support them financially too. This may not sound like a very cost-effective method of producing goods in the modern world of technology and industrialization, but we do it because we support Social Entrepreneurship - a business thought more inclined towards making the society happy and flourished.
Simbacart does not only provide financial support to local artisans but also provides them a platform to connect with Urban India and consumers commercially. We have learned from our experience that there is very good demand for handmade shoes and footwear products in urban parts of the country and also overseas. Our consistent effort has helped us bring ‘Rural Passion to City Glamour.”
All and all, Simbacart represents the perfect collaboration of the Punjabi tradition with the skilled work of the leading leather hub located in Ambur, Tamilnadu. A truly refined collection of Punjabi Juttis and uniquely handcrafted loafers flaunting vibrant colors, Simbacart makes every shoe lover fall for the store and its products. For checking out our latest designs of handmade shoes, check the Simbacart collection now.
My business team, from my village and from every corner of the country. Many team members work from home too. I feel very happy to do such development in the village. My team is very hard working. Those who work day and night do not have complaints from life. Team SimbaQuartz.
My Journey From A Common Student To University Ambassador 2020!
#Dreams do come true - I'd always been full of confidence in myself because I never thought of any shortcuts, but always worked wholeheartedly to reach my life goals. Never procrastinated any of my responsibilities and being an avid follower of hard-work, I'd always been ready to take up challenges.
My decision to get admission in BBA - MBA course from
was the very first instance of my personality to be a courageous challenge taker. The decision was full of challenges as the campus is located approximately 70 km from #Tangra (my village), and I'd to travel this long distance by public transport and in a few semesters by university bus when I could give a lump sum fee.
During the period of my Management degree program in #LPU, I gave my heart and soul, and became one of the most recognized students in the campus, securing the position of University Topper in #MBA program.
My performance and achievements made many in the campus impressed and my faculties were quite sure about me doing very well in the future. I give a major share of my achievements to my teachers and University as it is their guidance that I've chosen the right path and heading to achieve something actually worth-surprise for many.
During my university period, I’d been participating in various business idea contests and events. This participation helped me bag several #awards and #prizes and developed my interest to become an #entrepreneur.
In 2011, I was the first student from my batch who got a job placement and started earning a decent salary
2011-13 I did jobs and even started working on my business ideas alone. I took off my entrepreneurial ventures in full throttle and today running a series of ventures with an annual turnover of nearly 3 crores.
In 2017, I received the Alumni Award for Social Entrepreneurship from LPU. In the same year, December 2016- I was the first student from LPU who had this honour of being a
TEDx speaker at IIM Kashipur. I’ve been called to deliver lectures on entrepreneurship at prestigious colleges including IITs, IIMs, and other renowned institutions in India. It has been a great experience, motivating students all over India to become Job Creators rather than #JobSeekers.
Currently, I have been recognized as “LPU Ambassador” for the year 2020 and I feel blessed.
I genuinely work in a direction that I could make my alma mater proud. No matter where you've studied, you should always remember your alma mater and add feathers to their success. Today, My entrepreneurial passion, ideas, achievements, and recognitions make big institutions, brands and platforms invite me for judging events, guest lectures, alumni-visit and social & corporate activities and I am really thankful to all for recognising me from rural India, My village Tangra.
As I'm being called out for visiting IIMs, IITs, and other prestigious institutions time and again, sometimes, as a speaker and sometimes as a judge. Being invited as a judge for Business Idea Contest - The Flat Pitch organized by IIM Amritsar had been a wonderful experience as I always encourage entrepreneurship and motivate students to be a job creator rather than a job seeker.
From last 7 years, Its always pleasure to speak about Entrepreneurship, Startups & Businesses. I feel honoured to share stages at TEDx, IITs, IIMs and at many prestigious events and educational institutes.
Million times you try, you cannot eat money! Million times you try, you cannot buy compassion! Being materialistic is the trait of the selfish! Love people without any community difference, give hugs share happiness, make them feel special and Feel Good. Life is short and living it with utmost honesty is luxury and is the supreme form of joy. As a woman, I could feel many women who are an ocean of compassion and love. Not only for themselves, however for all. I advise all women definitely go with jobs and your ventures. Though starting a company isn't always easy, and it's critical. However, Empowered & Independent Women are Fearless Women and Practicing Compassion becomes easy!
Why I chose Social Entrepreneurship: Not just Entrepreneurship!
Success lies in our efforts, determination, willpower, and following this notion, I stepped into the world of entrepreneurship with my first venture - SimbaCart followed by my most successful and profitable IT venture SimbaQuartz.
I did not choose to set up my company in any hi-tech city but settled down in my own village - Tangra. Many of you are already familiar with my professional and life journey, however, very few of you know what motivated me to be a social entrepreneur rather than just an entrepreneur.
So, sharing the actual driving force and reason to become a social entrepreneur and beginning of my contributions to the society, rural development, and growth of my village with employment, technological advancements, and many other facilities in Tangra.
Earning of A Social Entrepreneur is a way better than that of an entrepreneur -
Coming from a middle-class background, I personally know what finances matter to one's life. Working for 14 to 18 hours a day, my father worked very hard to give us a better life. Just like other ambitious people, I also had high ambitions to grow and do something really notable in life. Though my vision had never been self-centred, I always had dreams to grow with the society I am a part of.
Following my ambitions, I never thought of leaving my native place, My Village - Tangra, but I decided to start my venture in my village.
Before the existence of SimbaCart and SimbaQuartz in Tangra, the employment opportunities and growth expectancy rate was very low, but my vision to be a social entrepreneur introduced my village people with exponential career growth, great work opportunities and a platform to learn advanced technology in a fully IT ecosystem.
With my consistent hard work, smart decision making, and eagerness to enhance rural life in Tangra, today, I am blessed to provide employment to NOT just unemployed people of Tangra, but also, to aspiring talents coming from various parts of the country. Some of our experts belong to the prestigious institutions of India - IIMs, IITs, NITs and many other prestigious institutions of the country and giving their best to help SimbaQuartz grow by reaching set-goals.
In contrary to the vision of a normal entrepreneur, I give more value to the growth of society, people associated with my company, my village, and humanity, not to monetary profit, high sales figures, and personal benefits. The real agenda of SimbaQuartz is not that simple as there are several complexities, concerns, and barriers and we are determined to achieve with our mutual efforts. Working harder and harder day and night, living in a remote location, we are managing our business and social expenses on our own without any business loan, government aid, or any kind of funding from anyone.
This is just the beginning of our journey to be a successful social entrepreneur of the country, and SimbaQuartz promises to the world to keep everyone surprised with my achievements and unstoppable energy.
Even if people assure us that we do not deserve to be loved, God always loves us anyway, because He is loving, He is selfless to all his children. God knows us too well to expect more from us that we are capable of being. He does not overburden us in any way. His love is purely selfless. Remember, we are never alone.