The company responsible for the small car revolution in India, way back in 80s, has now geared up to enter the luxury segment says Sachin Karpe. Its record of selling big cars has not been as successful as expected, yet the car maker will test its mettle by introducing a slew of 4 cars. It has always understood the pulse of Indian consumers’ hat helped it get a good grip in the car market with its legendary 800 models. Battling a continuously lowering profit and a tough competition, Maruti has been looking for new ideas and innovations since quite some time now says Sachin Karpe.
Bharti Airtel and Loop mobile could soon become one say Sachin Karpe. Although both companies announced their merger plans in February. It seems, the due diligence is nearing its end and regulatory approvals are expected soon. Post that, Bharti’s customer base in Mumbai would go up to seven million after adding some three million subscribers of Loop to its network. Loop will transfer its more than 2,500 cell sites in the city to Bharti’s existing 4,000-strong network. Moreover, Loop’s customers are higher paying – on an average Rs 225 compared with Rs 195 for Bharti in the December quarter. This will make Bharti the third largest telecom player in the world by customer base.
Sachin Karpe shares 10 success tips for young entrepreneurs-
Do what you love – All successful teen businesses have one factor in common: Their owners love what they do – so choose a small business idea that aligns with your interests, no matter what they are. Know what you want – Are you willing to leave school if your business takes off? Or do you envision your business as a side project? Being able to answer questions like these will help you organize your time and priorities. Be radical – In your late teens and early 20s, your thinking is fresh, original and full of energy. Don’t be afraid to try something no one’s ever done, create an off-the-wall product or shake up an existing market by changing factors (such as a service or delivery model) that established companies take for granted says Sachin Karpe
Uday Kotak, the founder, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank was last night named the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 at an awards ceremony held in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles. Mr Kotak was picked from among the 60 country finalists vying for the title from 51 countries, each of whom has already been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in their home countries says Sachin Karpe.
Micromax Unite 2 would make a polyglot go weak at the knees; it comes pre-loaded with 21 languages explains Sachin Karpe. Micromax Unite 2 welcome screen gives a glimpse at how vast and diverse India is. It shows a cascade of silver letters, written in different languages, floating on the screen before linking to form the word Unite. It is not just the welcome screen that impressed us. Unite 2 ticks all the boxes of a “smart” phone with a gilded feather quill. Key Specs: Supports 21 languages, 1.3 quad core processor, 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM, 4.7 inch IPS display with 800*480 resolution, 5.0 MP rear camera, 2000 mAh battery, Dual Sim,up-to 32GB expandable memory, Android Kitkat 4.2.2 says Sachin Karpe.
Sachin Karpe a successful entrepreneurs shares some of the common characteristics to become a successful entrepreneurs by his own experience.
Do what you enjoy – What you get out of your business in the form of personal satisfaction, financial gain, stability and enjoyment will be the sum of what you put into your business. So if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, in all likelihood it’s safe to assume that will be reflected in the success of your business–or subsequent lack of success. In fact, if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, chances are you won’t succeed.
Take what you do seriously – You cannot expect to be effective and successful in business unless you truly believe in your business and in the goods and services that you sell. Far too many home business owners fail to take their own businesses seriously enough, getting easily sidetracked and not staying motivated and keeping their noses to the grindstone. They also fall prey to naysayers who don’t take them seriously because they don’t work from an office building, office park, storefront, or factory. Little do these skeptics, who rain on the home business owner’s parade, know is that the number of people working from home, and making very good annual incomes, has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years.
Plan everything – Planning every aspect of your home business is not only a must, but also builds habits that every home business owner should develop, implement, and maintain. The act of business planning is so important because it requires you to analyze each business situation, research and compile data, and make conclusions based mainly on the facts as revealed through the research. Business planning also serves a second function, which is having your goals and how you will achieve them, on paper. You can use the plan that you create both as map to take you from point A to Z and as a yardstick to measure the success of each individual plan or segment within the plan says Sachin Karpe.
Success is largely determined by an ability to play to your strengths says Sachin Karpe. If you happen to be shy or introverted, don’t limit your dreams or count yourself out just because you don’t fit the traditional image of an entrepreneur. There is more than one path to success.
- Manage expectations– If networking events make you nervous, don’t psych yourself out with unrealistic expectations
- Prepare – Plan ahead and prepare some icebreakers. Open-ended questions spur interesting conversations.
Most people love to talk about themselves, their work and their hobbies. Set a time limit – When you decide ahead of time how long you’ll stay at an event, it makes the commitment finite and much less intimidating. At a minimum, give yourself 20 minutes to get your nametag, grab a drink and meet at least one new person.