Continuous learning is the most important part of growth, whether we talk about professional life or personal. Bittu Kumar, founder of Enterslice has an in-born knack for learning, which has led him to be a successful entrepreneur at an early age.
Enterslice is a startup consultancy & financial service firm that helps traditional businesses with technology to enable them to manage their operations better, therefore, grow at a faster rate.
A writer, a serial entrepreneur, and a speaker, Bittu is keen learner & implementer, which is clearly reflected in all his startups. Apart from Enterslice, Netforce & Hivego are his other entrepreneurial endeavors. Netforce deals in on-demand technologies, while Hivego is a network of co-branded premium salons.
Check out Bittu Kumar’s interview to learn more about his accomplishments and dreams.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Enterslice is the parent company of Netforce & Hivego. Enterslice focuses on startup consultancy & provides financial services, while Netforce is into on-demand technologies and Hivego is a network of co-branded premium salons.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Technology can change lives and solve mass appeal problems. I started Enterslice to bring innovation in traditional businesses. To disrupt Industries the way Uber did and brought transparency in traditional business processes. And my hard work paid off. We are now in two countries, have subsidiaries in technology & lifestyle. We have grown to hundred plus employees and are a Red Herring Top 100 Winner. Startups are changing the way people were doing businesses, kicking mammoths and sharks out in record time; it intrigued me to start something. I followed my passion and that’s how Enterslice was born.
What is your life mantra?
Make yourself your priority because at the end of the day you are your longest commitment.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
- Google – I learnt everything from it.
- F6S – Was excellent in initial days. Our first Prototype was built for less than $100
- Udemy – Want to know something? Give two weeks and you will become an expert.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Waking up by 6 in Morning and hitting gym six days a week.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Spending too much time on social media.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
If you have no startup experience, you should know that traction is critical for both your company’s success and getting investors on board. Build a working prototype, do market validation, make some money, and only then approach investors.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Making things perfect and delaying the launch. Follow Eric Ries’s Lean Startup Principles. Don’t over-complicate it. You cannot expect the perfect thing in the first attempt. Perfection takes time.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
If you are struggling to get ahead in the race I have a small advice for you; I have never met any successful person with a very easy past.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Increase the Salon base in Hivego to 1000 and enter SE Asia Market
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I’m happy on the current track. It’s fascinating.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.”