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Kartik Saboo

Kartik Saboo

Founder & CEO
Khaugali Deals

Short Description

The advice is simple & easy, work for earning name not money.

Brief about company, offerings and foundation of the company

KhauGaliDeals.com is India’s first Website which provides ONLY Food Vouchers at the lowest price. KhaugaliDeals.com is the gateway to great savings in your restaurant bills. With tempting discounts & special offers from a number of food joints, it becomes pocket friendly to Indian Customers. We are at present restricted only to offering deals in the finest and choicest Restaurants, Ice Cream Palours, Coffee Shops, Hookha Points and Bars from Delhi-NCR & Mumbai. With the passage of time, we are expanding to other cities across the country. The Website was made Live on 21st June, 2012

Risks involved in business and way of addressing

As every Business involves Risk Factor, our Industries also involve one. The Biggest & the most horrifying Risk we have is : “According to sources, every year there are more than 13Cr. E-Commerce website designed and made Live for public in India.”This year, we are one of those 13Cr. websites, but the only solution of being into Top 10 is to Be- Unique & Invest Money in Hard-Core Marketing.  We are in this industry to just make a Brand. If KhaugaliDeals.com would be a Brand in next 2 months, we would surely be in Top 10

Most critical decision

The most critical decision was to decide the name for the Website. After a long period of time, we conclude with KhauGaliDeals.com (A Gali (lane) for all Food Lovers

Some of the difficulties faced while building product/ solution

Difficulties are part & parcel of every business, but as per my thinking, there haven’t been any difficulties for me till now for KhauGaliDeals.com

Different actions if I rebuild my company from scratch all over again

Hmm.. I would surely first see for investors..

Three big lessons/ mistakes encountered while building company

The 3 big lessons I learned while making KhauGaliDeals.com are: Nothing is Impossible, Man-Power is the Biggest Power, Mistakes makes us strong

Motivation and Drives factor

Faith in God motivates me always, there were times when the revenue generation from the website was ZERO. Having just a simple thought & believe in God, that one day many “Zero (s)” will follow me…

Unique about my way of motivating troops

Motivation is just a satisfaction of mind. Do anything which satisfies your mind & heart. I’m a Big Foodie. Food always motivates me. I think sitting in motivational lectures is not my cup of tea.

Way of choosing my people

I think my rate of selection would be the poorest in the industry. I ROS of mine is around 1/16.I always rate people by their cheeky IQ. Knowledge is a part of CV & I personally not considers it.

The challenges and lessons learnt to get first customer

The first customer of mine was a restaurant owner whose restaurant was near my place. At that time, I was doing test marketing, all by the grace of God, he gave me the deal without seeing the website. That was the biggest motivation which gave me the power to execute KhauGaliDeals.com

Experience of reaching out to potential investors

As I’m new to this industry, the experience which I have is very small. So, commenting on this question is a bit difficult for me right now.

My role at different dimensions as the company evolved

I always treated my staff as a family, & I would like to comment that, my staff does 100 times better work than me. My role is to just bind the team & work as one.

As a leader how I make sure that I am connecting the right dots

As my business is very transparent, if we does any new thing & people react to it, then we assume that we are doing right. Our goal is to provide with best service to general people at the lowest price.

My thoughts related to entrepreneurship/ leadership and management

These are words are very heavy & big for me right now. I think I would be in a better position to answer them after couple of months.

Best company I admire globally

I think, its Ambani Empire, great diversification, great ideas & great peoples

Advice for fellow entrepreneurs

The advice is simple & easy, work for earning name not money.