Arpit Khandelwal did his bachelor of engineering in computer and information sciences and support services from University of Rajasthan. Because of his innate ability to drive sales, he spent 3 years working as Sales Manager for HDFC Bank.
After getting inspired from his daughter, Arpit started SchoolDekho, which brings the concept of spreading and grouping educational organizations by technology & online concepts in Urban as well as Rural areas of across India.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
SchoolDekho brings the concept of spreading and grouping educational organizations by technology & online concepts in Urban as well as Rural areas of across India. The organization provides an online and grouping services to all educational organizations through the services by the trend management | Innovation | Technology | Publicity and employment opportunities along with the best quality of education, career consultation and much more. The SchoolDekho help the students to compare educational institution in their vicinity and finds them the quality institution for their future education program. SchoolDekho is the online meeting point for students to quickly and easily find relevant information about education institution across the 29 States & 7 Union Territories in the country. SchoolDekho portal is a repository of authentic, relevant and reliable information on 1.4 million schools, 10,000+ colleges, and all the Universities of India.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
What is your life mantra?
Our mission is to educate students for career success to provide fast, free, reliable and comprehensive info to our users and connect schools. Our vision is to transform lives and communities through learning.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Education instantiation connivance
How did you overcome those challenges?
Every industry is under pressure to change to responds to the rapid shift in customer expectations and take advantage of newly available technological advances, from analytics to Mobile connectivity social networks to cloud computing. SchoolDekho helps customers do business better by leveraging our industry wide experience, deep technology expertise, comprehensive portfolio of services and vertically aligned business model.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
The company started with two to three people working together from home to the company what it is right now with Asset of 750sq.ft, 30 Employees (permanent to ad-Ho, Servers and Products. We believed in the spiral model. The first revenue of first product to the time company had good assets, all revenue gained were invested in the product itself which lead to growth and sustainability.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
SchoolDekho services are committed to assisting you in taking strategic advantage of management system & leading tools as a business enabler and fast track the achievement of your organization objective. SchoolDekho.co(schools search engine), a well-known brand owned by Dream Car Advertisers Pvt. Ltd. (Your business generator) provides the management service to the educational group. Our business model is designed to assist business inquiry generation and conversion for our growing network of local business today and experience the best rates and service for your needs. SchoolDekho a common platform for schools, institute, college and tutor, which helps in the technical up gradation of all school, institute, college and tutor online publish organization’s full details on the single portal whereas schools, parents, students, vendors and other can easily search & inquiry.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
In most cases, what you start out to do will not be exactly what you’re doing when you are ultimately successful. As you roll out your enterprise, you’ll discover that things you expected to work well don’t work at all. You’ll stumble into things that you didn’t expect to work that will. You’ll see others in your industry doing things that will work well for your organization and you’ll copy them. You’ll have to be able to adapt.
Inevitably, you will encounter bumps in the road. You’ll lose big customers. Good employees will leave your company, and some may become competitors. The government will change regulations, usually making things more complex. To succeed, you will have to be willing to persist through difficult times. Nothing can take the place of persistence and you can’t succeed without it. In addition to the willingness to persist, you will need the financial wherewithal to persist. You’ll need a cash reserve that will see you through the lean times. When considering the launch of a business assume that everything will take twice as long and cost twice as much as you expect. If you can’t afford this, delay the launch of your enterprise. Conservatism in the planning stage is often a lifesaver down the road.
The third necessary skill is the ability and the willingness to work very, very hard. Running a small business is difficult. Your days will be much longer than eight hours. If your week starts on Monday, you’ll pass 40 hours on Thursday, but you won’t slow down. You’ll be on call 24/7. Success as an entrepreneur requires hard, hard work. Running a small business is filled with challenges, but if you are adaptable, have the willingness and the wherewithal to persist, and willing to work very hard, you will greatly improve your odds of success. Adaptability, persistence and hard work, these are the keys to success in small business, but they are three important attributes no matter what your endeavor.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I would like to add more good Qualities.
Answer in less than 50 words
No matter what you do and where you go, you can’t go wrong with adding value. Simply put value is anything that people are willing to pay for. In your professional life, the more value you can offer the more money you can make. In your personal life, more value translates to closer relationships and strong personal growth. The best way to add value is to find the intersection between what people are willing to pay for and what service or product you can offer that is aligned with your values, strengths and goals. How are you adding value to your employers and loved ones today? What can you do to increase your ability to add value?
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Fear of being Failure.
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Success is the mountain to be climbed with the steps of failure.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
“We are currently trying to get more offshore clients than what we have currently right now and expanding globally”.