From student entrepreneurship to sustainable development, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 45 gems and insights from the week of July 5 – July 11 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
Build your product for one person and make him fall in love with it. He will do the rest of marketing for you.
28-40% of all apparel sold online is returned by dissatisfied customers due to trial and fitting issues.
Football is definitely on the rise in India.
Soon learning will be need-based and more personalised than the generic, off-the-shelf variety that exists today.
Why can’t we have more Narayan Murthys in business and in industry; and also in politics?
Hyperlocal retail is a budding sphere with immense potential that can resolve several gaps in customer service.
We believe acquisitions are a fantastic way to add world class like-minded talent to our team.
Every tree that wants to grow needs a root to anchor it.
One of the key challenges faced by startups in Chandigarh is work-space.
If everyone helps dub content into local languages, India will be educating itself.
Diagnostics and medicines have economies of scale unlike doctor appointment booking.
While prototyping is important, don’t let the prototype define the architecture.
Competition improves services, so it’s a good thing.
Tech advancements can disrupt a large inefficient market and make the services cheaper and better for the consumers.
Technology is a platform to help realise your dream quicker.
– Sanjana, New Horizon Public School
Building a product that you believe in is different from building a product that customers actually want.
As a Founder you should either make or sell; anything else is not needed.
Build a solution to solve real world problems. There’s no dearth of them.
India is one of the most important music economies in the world.
Music can move people and we are using the medium. It is the most non violent medium.
- Siddhanath Buyao, ‘Save Tiracol, Save Goa’
I felt like I was trapped in an Excel sheet, and was missing out on these little things of life by working for someone else like a machine.
The thrill and prospect of building something from scratch and seeing it become a household name keep you going.
Design thinking brings in flexibility.
- Jacob Mathew, Spring Health
Starting an enterprise company is easy in India, but scaling up is very challenging.
People in India are over-saving and under-investing.
Globally most major players place insignificant focus on B2C categories like jobs, unlike India.
Respect and compassion are vital to reduce violence in society at large.
– Puja Mahajan, PETA
A sustainable society stands on the four pillars of – People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace.
- Kailash Satyarthi
Disabled people don’t need people’s sympathy or empathy, they just need your support.
- Rajalakshmi S J
I feel a responsibility towards eradicating corruption from our society.
- Krishnakant Tiwari, Ausodhyatmika
You will never know what you have in you until you try.
- Shweta Soni, Amber Jaipur
Compassion has no geographical boundaries.
- Shukla Bose, Parikrama
I am always dreaming about what is next and how do I achieve my latest goal.
- Anitha Senthil, Coursegig.com
No matter how many beauty products you create, there is no point if you are not healthy.
- Dolly Kumar, GAIA
We have had quite a few success stories which strengthens our belief that what we are doing is in the right direction.
- Meenakshi Gupta Jain, ClickForCoach
I have always tried to carve my own identity and never done the expected.
- Nidhi Agarwal, Design ‘N’ Buy
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