We often find ourselves entwined in career prospects that do not lead to any conclusions. But then there are people like Samir Kazi who just land themselves in situation from where there is no looking back. From store assistance to managing a multimillion-dollar company, Samir has surely tasted the success that many dream. During the initial days of his career, Samir did not have any desire to become an entrepreneur.
He was just doing a casual search on his computer one day that kindled the entrepreneur inside him. Four years down the line, he is heading one of the flourishing businesses in E-Commerce sector. Gadgetbucket.in is one of India’s premier online shopping portals offering a host of products from a range of categories including computer accessories, mobile accessories, kitchen appliances, home décor and many more. With more than 1.5 lakh customers on his platform, Samir surely has hit the top gear when it comes to ecommerce industry.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
We are selling Most Unique Gadgets and electronic accessories on GadgetBucket.in
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
I was a frequent online buyer, one day tried to sell something, and now still selling.
What is your life mantra?
I just want to grow, profitability is secondary, i believe if i grow money will come automatically.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
To Convince the family that i am quitting my job and starting my own business.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Challenges should be there else you cannot learn, there are many examples where we stuck in something and overcome with that.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Initially had very difficult phase as i didnt had any money for doing business, than i sold my apartment which i bought just for the investment purpose, i got good profit in that which i invested in my company.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
Being an employee for more than 10 years I completely aware that what an employee expect from the employer, hence we always try to achieve the employees expectations, we have fun at work, events celebrations, Biannual Increments, growth etc help us to retain our employees.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
There are many more, but i think these three are very important.
- Risk taking ability
- Self Learner/ Quick Learner
- Good Team Management Skill
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
I am into e commerce business so we are most relay on google analytics to check the traffic on the site and visit trends etc, apart from this we have to be focus on marketing, digital marketing such as facebook, google adwords, mail chimp etc.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
As per me discipline is the key of success this habit makes you more productive.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
To become a successful we need to believe in our self, if we doubt our self than we will not be able to get success.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Always ready with your plan B, no one knows when the plan A fails, remember if you fail than it means you are for the bigger opportunity not for this ;).
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Always believe in yourself, not much depend on others, if you depended than have a strong follo.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
We are planning to launch a Teleshopping site and channel.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I am learn from the mistakes, and i will continue doing the same, i will learn will my mistakes which i did and try to avoid.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Keep Doing The Good Work, Good will Happen To You”.