Nischay NahataCo-Founder: HonestCollars Published On: Friday, November 14, 2014 Views 3832


"Read a lot, talk to people about your idea don't keep it secret and iterate over it."

HonestCollars is in nascent stage but Nischay and Rajat have already created a buzz with this valuable business model. Nischay – a B.tech in IT and Rajat who is pursuing CA, entered the business after identifying a real trouble of finding domestic help. Searching for a professional cook, honest maid or skilled painter was never this organized earlier as it is becoming with HonestCollars. People who were earlier using Facebook and other such sites now look at this portal to find relevant help for their homes.

Creating an online database of verified helpers for a population that has no organized data of drivers, housekeeping staffs, plumbers etc. was never an easy thought.  Moreover these workers do not have easy access to internet, so it was no less a dare to create a platform that could connect both sides but the duo’s fearless attitude made it happen & is keeping HonestCollars going.

Yo! Success brings you an encouraging chat with a spirited entrepreneur Nischay Nahata, who is sure to leave a mark in the online world of startups.

What inspired you to start your Business?

The about of time required when getting a helper for our day to day activities and the unorganized nature of this sector motivated us to solve this problem.

What is your life mantra?

“Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful today…”- Steve Jobs

What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?

The target numbers we set for each day

How did you overcome those challenges?

By starting with equal energy no matter how bad the previous day was

According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?

  • Ready to fail
  • Perseverance
  • Patience

How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?

We aren’t there yet.

As an entrepreneur, what advice would you like to share with emerging startups?

Read a lot, talk to people about your idea don’t keep it secret and iterate over it.

If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?

Not work on holidays.

Which online tools and services do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?

  • Trello
  • Google keep
  • Dropbox

Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.

Being able to fit my work with my passions.

Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.

Paying attention to fitness is important, specially when our work mostly involved setting in front of a laptop all day.

Which one mobile app would you recommend?

Google Keep

Answer in less than 50 words

  • One tip to success:

Just try to find what you love doing and you will surely find small successes.

  • One tip to be a good learner:

Find successful personalities, celebrities who motivate and inspire you. Regularly read about them.

  • One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:

Not starting fearing failure or being lazy

  • One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:

You never know the real opportunities until you go ahead and do it.

What are your plans for next 3 years?

Building honestcollars as an innovative company with a strong culture.

Share a quote that inspires you the most.

“Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”- Alfred


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