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Vijay Amin

Vijay Amin


Short Description

I am the CEO of Gift365.in

Brief about company, offerings and foundation of the company

Paramount/gift365.in is a professionally managed Gifting Solution House, where we offer both Gifting Solutions and GIFTS to our valued customers, we have  been successfully running  this business since last Eight Years.

Risks involved in business and way of addressing

There are hardly any risks in our business as at each and every point the Customer is actively involved, once in a blue moon a delivery schedule may be affected but can be solved through mutual discussion and perusal.

Most critical decision

Critical decision was Leaving cushy bank job and start my own Enterprise.I dared to dream, put prose and cons of individual enterprise, knew that the path ahead would be thorny, I would come across lots of pits & falls etc, my conscious told me not to worry, the inner voice was telling me to go ahead and face the situation and with lots of courage and determination I went ahead and reached the position of a successful entrepreneur.

Some of the difficulties faced while building product/ solution

Gaining of trust from suppliers and customers with the growing business, financial needs, infrastructure etc.

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

a) Not to be impulsive. b) Start with a team of like minded people. c)  Not to put square pegs in to round holes.

Motivation and Drives factor

Positive thinking and competition.

Unique about my way of motivating troops

Leading from the front, teamwork and continuous training & Development programmes, rewards and reprimands

Way of choosing my people
All the three factors i.e. Right Talent, nurturing and inspiring.
The challenges and lessons learnt to get first customer

My first customer was NIIT, Vileparle Branch, Mumbai and it was through cold call. Thereafter I did most of their NIIT centers in Mumbai through references. Through references we can grow faster. All are ready to help if you ask for it. 

Experience of reaching out to potential investors

Presently maintaining business with our own resources.

My role at different dimensions as the company evolved

From a one man show to an effective team of 25 people.  

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

 Through Team-work.

My thoughts related to entrepreneurship/ leadership and management

Entrepreneurship is taking a calculated risk, Leadership is a character and Management is a discipline.

Best company I admire globally

Glaxo Smith Kline, Professionally managed, ethical Practices and rewarding.

Advice for fellow entrepreneurs

Affirm that you can do it, believe in yourself that you can do it, have courage and be determined.