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Mehroz Ali Pasha
Mehroz Ali Pasha

Mehroz Ali Pasha

Co-Founder

Microx Solutions

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Have untiring and unending faith in your dreams; resource will keep coming their own to make your dreams reality.    more>>
Brief about company, offerings and foundation of the company

Microx
Solutions is a young and dynamic company offering innovative web development,
mobile apps development, SEO Services and venturing into Manpower/ Sales force
Tracking domain soon which would be the unique concept in India.Though the idea
of founding a company was on my mind since my MBA days at HBTI-Kanpur but it
became more firm when i got selected in an
HR firm where
i got an opportunity to interact with industry leaders for leadership hiring.
It gave me required exposure, hence, Microx Solutions came onto being in
November 2009 along with three other partners in our one room flat with one
desktop and a borrowed laptop from the friend as we hardly have any money to
buy a computer or rent an office space. 

Unique about my way of motivating troops

I simply
ask them, you are the owner of your assigned project, make plans the best way
you can.  In my view if your team has the
sense of ownership, you need not to give them any other motivation booster. 

Most critical decision
I think leaving a job was very critical and
sensitive decision, considering we did not have money to start a company and I
had a family which would need monitory support from me as being part of Indian
middle class. As I said, we did not have money to even purchase the computers
for our own use. I had 7000 rupees in my account which was about to exhaust due
to internet connection etc. First I quit the job and one more partner who was
programmer left his job. We had in our mind that we could not survive without
projects and money for long. So we had decided to try our hands in
international market for quick cash flow through free project market places.
For our encouragement we beg a project of $100 for website maintenance in
January 2010. This made our belief stronger to take Microx Solutions next
level.I would really like to give credit to many friends those helped us big
way without asking for their due credit. Thank you all.  
As a leader how I make sure that I am connecting the right dots

As an
leader its very important that you have a decision making capabilities at right
time and in right direction. So, it’s become evidently necessary that your
decisions have faith and support of your team. One must take team in confidence
before making big and strategic decisions.  

Some of the difficulties faced while building product/ solution
We largely remain an IT servicing company which
was focusing to provide customized solutions in Web and mobile apps development
domain. We were operating in International market which would need 24*7 support
which means hiring additional support resources which was not possible that
time. So, we all partner keep rotating our shifts, so that we can give instant
support to our clients. The model yielded great results, we started getting
business through our client referrals due to our quality of work and support
which was not that great in the web development Industry (SME) in India.  
My role at different dimensions as the company evolved
When organization grows, your team grows which
need to change in roles as well. When we started the company, I was the
business developer, HR, tester, spoke for operations and clients, project
manager and even an office boy as well. 
I am lucky to have great team in form of board room and employees. We
have a culture of strong values, mutual belief and respect. Now my role has
changed from spoke for everything to investor of time in new ideas, acquisition
of new clients. I still love to work in any role. 
Different actions if I rebuild my company from scratch all over again
I would take up services and product development
side by side. I would not like to wait to reach in comfortable position to
develop my own products. 
Risks involved in business and way of addressing
Being into an IT-service industry which is
highly competitive and ever changing technological and global economic
environment make us remain alert and up to date with the pace IT world
changing.   So, we keep our R&D
department on toes to keep company on track as far as the technological
advancements are concerned.Approximately 90% of our business comes from North
America and Europe which remain highly volatile since we established the
company in 2009 but fortunately we always have projects to keep propelling
company with ease. But we have realized that’s not the one ball game to play
and we had been missing great business opportunities in our own backyard. So,
we have specifically form a dynamic sales team for domestic business to keep
our cash flow in positive and comfortable situation from both domestic and
International markets.  
Best company I admire globally
I really like the way TCS working. They have
great value chain which keep the calm while they are really aggressive in their
approach for the business.
Motivation and Drives factor
New ideas keeps me motivating and shaking up to
do new and challenging things in a way which leads to the benefit of my clients
and ultimately society as a whole as our vision states. Off course, plan and
expectations for achieving new heights drives our team to work in more focused
way. The zeal which is being generated to achieve common goals is most
important motivating factor.    
Way of choosing my people
Zeal for leaning is the prime parameter for us.
Person must have an analytical bend of mind, self-motivated, rest we make them
learn to be a great IT professional.
Experience of reaching out to potential investors
we have not yet approached any investor. 
My thoughts related to entrepreneurship/ leadership and management
Yeah, have a vision supported by concrete and
effective planning. You must believe in your vision blindly and thoroughly. 
Advice for fellow entrepreneurs
Have untiring and unending faith in your dreams;
resource will keep coming their own to make your dreams reality.   
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