Competitiveness

Competitiveness means a strong desire to be successful than others. In today’s environment their is competition in every field, area, place. Competitiveness is how the country creates the best economic, social, and environmental condition for economic development. Being competitive increases the rate of getting successful in life. It makes us focused and better from others. The feeling of competition is something we experienced from childhood to adulthood in every part of life. The main motive of this is to be creative, different and successful. Their are components of strategic competitiveness and these are Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Incisiveness, Innovation, Leadership, Sustainability. These components when fused together, focus the decision-making process on the need to think differently to facilitate the effective and efficient functioning within the demands of the next economy.


Better Thinking

Think better, be better, and make better decisions. You can’t think your way into better living, but you can live your way into better thinking. The difference between humans and animals is the ability to think. Obviously both have there own thinking but human have the power to implement it in their own  way and share it with everyone. Sometimes our surrounding may effect our thinking, the people around us may change our thinking. Albert Einstein said once “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking”. Mind is a sword having double-edge. Filling it with positive thoughts leads us to a productive and fruitful life and negative thoughts leads us to defeated, inferior life. So think positive and be productive.


Stay Motivated

Motivation is always essential to achieve the goal and to make our dreams a reality. Life is a combination of success and failure. Most of the time failure cause the person to get demotivated, here starts the downfall of life. The question arises that “How to overcome the downfall?”. We should  think in a positive way and always be ready to face the failure in life and give all our efforts to earn our goal. Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. If we failed today it doesn’t mean that we will fail next time also, surely there must be the brightest future coming towards your way. Learn from it and achieve the best in life. Always be positive, be motivated and believe in yourself to become successful in life. Motivation build on success, create reward incentives, generate new ideas, establish good habits, and make us focused toward our dreams and goal.


4 Startups That Tasted Terrible Failure And Then Climbed Up The Success Ladder

Failure teaches you the most important lesson that success can never teach. Failure helps you to not repeat the same mistakes that you repeated earlier and if you don’t learn anything from your mistakes then you can never succeed. So here are the stories about people who found super success after overcoming failure.

Bill Gates first company was a complete failure:

Bill Gates is now one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, but he didn't achieve success at his first attempt. He entered the entrepreneurial scene with a company called Traf-O- Data, which aimed to process and analyze the data from traffic tapes. He tried to sell the idea alongside his business partner, Paul Allen but the product didn’t even work and was a complete disaster but this didn't stop him,  a few years later, he created his first Microsoft product and achieved tremendous success.

Walt Disney was told he lacked creativity:

Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper because he was told he lacked creativity. Trying to persevere, he formed his first animation company, which was called Laugh -O – Gram films. He raised $15, 000 for the company but was eventually was forced to close Laugh-O -Gram, following the close of an important distributor partner.

Steve Jobs was fired from his own company:

Steve Jobs found success in his 20’s when Apple became a massive empire, but when he was 30, Apple’s board of directors decided to fire him but that didn’t make him lose his willpower and determination, he founded a new company, NEXT, which was eventually acquired by Apple. Once back at Apple he took the Apple brand to new heights.

Milton Hershey started three candy companies before Hershey’s:

When Milton Hershey first started his candy production career, he was nobody. He started three separate candy related ventures, all of which failed. In one last attempt, Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Company. As he started to see enormous results, he built on his vision for a brand of chocolate for the masses and started Hershey’s.


Ambitions Should Soar, Not Creep

We came across many entrepreneurs who have the zest and the zeal, they have the entrepreneurial spirit in them, but they do not reach their desired heights. If some of them attain it, they failed to maintain it. Success is not the sweetest, it seems to be. Just like to comprehend the nectar requires sorest need.

How Can You Achieve Entrepreneurial Success?

So how can we achieve the perfect entrepreneurial success? First of all don’t expect opportunities to be created, create your own opportunities. Always carry a positive attitude. A good attitude is contagious and always inspires others. If you need to fake it until you make it, so be it. Kent said: “Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results.”

Dream First

Well Begun is half done, so in order to achieve the perfect entrepreneurial success, you have to dream first. Start cultivating great dreams; prepare your plans such that they must have a dream, a vision, a purpose and a mission. Make someone your mentor to ensure that you are on the correct path. Take decisions on your own, drop everything and set your aim to only one goal, be disruptive, just color out of the lines and keep challenging yourself.


It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over

Mistakes are a fact of life; it is the response to error that counts. We all make mistakes and fail at some point in our lives, but rather than running and hiding, learn how to overcome failure. Failure can hurt. It can stop you dead in your tracks and make you question everything about yourself. But it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. It doesn’t have to be the end of your journey unless you allow it to be. In fact, it can even be turned into a secret weapon if you can learn how to spin your stumbles into strengths. Every time we fail we fret it, we try to avoid and we question ourselves. But the simple truth is, no great success was ever achieved without failure.

Failures are stepping stones to achieve our dreams. Ever found someone who always had everything work out for him with no struggles? The answer will always be ‘no’. Don’t expect that success will be there at every door you may also encounter failure at times. It is a natural part of the process so don’t afraid of failure rather; be prepared for it and try to find ways by which you can minimize the losses of the failure. Moving on from failure is very important in order to achieve your entrepreneurial goals and it won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘yes! I am moving on with my life’. When you deal with failures you try to take actions as soon as possible equivalent to
running from the problems; instead, take a moment so that you can be sure that you are making right decisions for future. Always try to learn something from your mistakes. Never think failure as a waste of time, it is the time invested in gaining more knowledge and experience. “Failure should be your teacher, not Undertaker. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.”


Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The Narrative

1. Lalfakzuali

A Mizoram woman, once who lost everything to those ‘three’ devastating words, which belonged to her, who once had nothing to hold on to in this big wide world, but the tables turned and she literally wove her future with her own hands. With the help of ‘Milaap’, one of India’s biggest funding platform for social and personal causes. She and her
sister are running the weaving business embarking grace on their own life and inspiring others. She now owns 5 looms, employs 4 more women and runs a business headed to prosperity.

2. Ela Bhatt

Along with late Arvind Buch, the then president of Textile Labour Association, Ela founded SEWA (Self Employed Women Association) which has played a major role in the development of women in Bihar.
For her excellent work in the field of labor and microfinance, Ela has been awarded the Raman Magsaysay Award, Padmashri, and Padmavibhushan.

3. Thinlas Chorol

There’s no mountain higher than the reach of perseverance of a strong head and heart. In 2009 Thinlas founded a ladakhi women’s travel company. She has encouraged many young women to overcome the barriers and earn a living in mountaineering. Thinlas studied in SEMCOL, she is the only ladakhi woman to be professionally trained in the field of mountaineering.

 


ER4U-Easy Retail For You

Retailers have a high risqué and complicated environment conditions to work in the tricky and tiresome tracts of trade. The retail market has to deal with the management of inventory and its cost, clearance of existing stock, e-commerce scenario and the challenges possessed by the competition of market situations. ER4U provides a service to retailers which deals with factors like purchase, inventory, sales, accounts, human resource and customer relationship management, benefiting store and e-commerce sales with easy to operate the software. The true increment and smooth proceeding in sells is the outcome for the retailers by the assistance of ER4U.

The Help Gained From Background

Abhinav Saxena and Sohil Bansal launched the startup in June 2015, which has now served more than 50 retailers in Indore and Bhopal. Coming from a retail business background they had the understanding of the economy of the retail market and also the retailer mindset, which made them realize about the discrepancy of the current scene challenges and the traditional method approach. The lack of proper infrastructure and state of distance from modern technology discourages the workflow.

Solving a Big Problem!

This unorganized sector excited them to work in this direction where they had a solution of a problem. The competition was not their priority of focus instead they had a clear intention of simplification of software and system. ER4U boarded suppliers onto the system enabling them to form an interactive community for the benefits of multidirectional interests. A single channel with every sect of interest is definitely the need of traders and
their suppliers and ER4U is their doing so, revolutionizing the market.


Dharavi: Entrepreneurship In Its Rarest Form

Dharavi is home to hundreds of big-small scale businesses, from leather and textile industries to pottery and embroidery, huge recycling industry processing waste from other parts of Mumbai. It exports goods around the world with the economy over US$1 billion per year. Dharavi has endless talent and craftsman working harder and better every day to produce a variety of goods. And to bring these entrepreneurs and artist on the platform of world approach and exploration, Dharavimarket.com is doing the wonder in the entrepreneurial sky.

An E-Commerce Never Seen Before


E-Commerce is increasing exponentially, the effect of technology’s advancements and reach has strengthened and spread e-commerce, understanding the potential Megha Gupta founded ‘Dharavimarket.com’ in August 2014. The company has 1000s of registered craftsmen providing various products with variations in design and ranges.

Richest of The Poors

The smooth and transparent working of the system has countered the turbulence in the market of Dharavi. Artisans in Dharavi were just laborers due to unavailability of rigid linkage to the world, they were stuck in the mire of profane routes, step-ups like this are there channelizing the odds for the perfect even and adding to the great in reaching bigger numbers for business. Megha is heading for future to implement the Social Capital Credits Program (SoCC), which is the aim of their partnership with URBZ to improve the life quality of artisans and craftsmen.

This initiative is uniquely special as it has given the voice and vision for the dingy and drowned cells of Dharavi, people living their reflect their culture with work, the recognition for their work is making not to just for their bread but also for their social integrity.


Every day is like a battle in the ultimate journey of an entrepreneurial dream, and one must stand again after biting the dust in order to live the dream. This is the story of Nemesh Singh and his team who founded an online scheduling software company Appointy. Nemesh who calls himself an engineer by chance, not by choice did his B.E (Mech.) from OIST College Bhopal. Where he didn’t succeed to get a job which made him start a journey from his bedroom with the computer his father gifted to a company which serves over 100K customers in more than 110 countries with not more than 1% of Indian customers. It’s not a fabled tale that Appointy is now making about $450 Mn+ of commerce every year for clients.

A Story Full of Hurdles

The story of Appointy is rather an adventurous one than a cakewalk. Initial experiences were like a mountain climb which taught them the good and odds of this relentless and ever challenging world. Right when the graph of change was at its absolute extreme exponent, the commencement of 21 st century when the world of internet was a
teenager, Nemesh and his team have been a long way. Working as a freelancer they initially developed websites for customers, after 3 years he moved on from websites to building products. For their first ever cheque for their product Extreme Call Manager, Nemesh tells that literally his shoes got torn pitching to buyers. The experience taught him that back then, Indian clients are reluctant to pay. Dues for about 7- 8 of his projects never happened, which discredited that market as of their dream and cleared the picture of the market of their interest.

Why Not in India?

The market understanding led them to focus on outsourced projects from outside the country. And even asked the clients not to pay upfront money instead of pay if they liked the work. They would deliver the work at lower cost in less time. This paid off making them ground stable and accepted.

Revolution in Online Scheduling

Then Appointy was found in 2007 an online scheduling software which helps the businesses to focus more on their clients and increase the productivity. By the use of open and spare times, the companies were at positive output. The update of social networks, alerts, memorandum, reminders, professional calendars, discount coupons, pre-payments and some other methods to solve the problem were made easy with this.

The Unique Feature!

They were the first team to develop a free plugin to add Facebook ‘Like’ support on a site. This was a hit and turned out to be their record written in gold and advertisement for Appointy in plugins. Appointy survived two major befalls, overcoming bankruptcy they come out as the diamond from the pressure. The right market and better work made it all real. After their setback in 2011, they started with a new approach, monetizing Appointy as a SaaS-based business. Pro planning and acquiring more and more customers were the major nourishment in
crisis.

Almost 20000 appointments are booked through Appointy every day now. The tough track of commerce is now not a startling factor for Appointy. This is about success and glory, and which has a story.