Akash PatelFounder and CEO of Techimply Published On: Friday, December 30, 2022 Views 2333
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Akash Patel is the founder and CEO of Techimply with 9 years of experience in the SaaS Industry. TechImply is a firm recommendation platform for all IT companies & technology vendors. More than 10,000 potential buyers use TechImply to find the right business software and IT Firms. Get started on TechImply by creating your company/software profile.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/service?
We are a Business Software and IT firms marketplace ― Connecting buyers considering to procure software or/and IT services, with the right vendors.
What inspired you to build the above product/service?
Searching for the best software is crucial for any business. When a potential buyer approaches a Software company for their requirements, generally they encounter a sales pitch only. So we have built Techimply ― a Marketplace where buyers can search for the software as per their needs by using filters. Additionally, they also find comparisons and research articles.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Navigating the business through the Covid times was the most challenging part. But we are happy that we have successfully steered through the tough times without firing any employees or even issuing any pay cuts to the employees.
How did you overcome initial mindset challenges?
When we launched the business, we became more confident in moving forward as we invested our time and energy into it. My current mindset is mostly focused on strategy, which requires understanding the market needs, and what buyers and Software vendors are looking for. Furthermore, by using our research, teamwork, and expertise we ensure satisfaction for our vendors.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Individuals wishing to start their own business may significantly benefit from staying up-to-date with the newest technologies and trends relevant to their specific industry.
Patience – You must have this quality when you are building your business as you can’t build it in a couple of months.
Being Proactive – You will face a lot of difficulties in the business-building journey but what you have to do is take quick action on that.
What is your life mantra?
Stick to your goals. If you are not able to achieve it change the plan not the goal.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
We have built Techimply on PHP language as we were looking for a custom and secure platform so we choose that. And I am very happy with my decision because it helped us a lot in terms of Hacker attacks. We face it twice this year but our data is still secure thanks to Laravel security.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
I create my to do list first thing in the morning and make sure to complete it by EOD.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I can not say no to anyone and this is not at all good in business. Trying to change it.
What are your plans for the next 3 years?
Right now we are focusing only in India market but we are launching our business in 5 countries (UAE, US, UK, Canada and Singapore) in the first quarter of 2023.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I will again start my career with the business only as I love it the most.
What are your top three gateway destinations?
Manali, Maldives, Japan.
Share a quote that inspires you the most?
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life – From Steve jobs.