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Raised high

Growing up in a one room one kitchen house in a chawl in Mumbai’s Dongri area, Moiz Rajkotwala and his brother Shabbir Rajkotwala rose from humble origins to build a Rs 188 crore turnover raised access floor business from scratch, says Bilal Khan

Having the Will

Rakesh Goyal built a successful insurance brokerage firm in a city where he knew nobody and had no job or contacts when he arrived in 2000. Gurvinder Singh traces the success story of the founder of Mumbai-based Probus Insurance Broker Pvt Ltd

Picnic with Sandwich

Former advertising professional Hussain Juzer Lokhandwala decided to start his own desi sandwich brand inspired by American sandwich chain Subway with Rs 1.5 lakh in Pune with no employee. Today, it is a Rs 50 crore turnover brand, says Bilal Khan

Becoming Tax Smart

It’s that time of the year when you are trying to figure out investments that can save you even a rupee in tax. Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, suggests 7 Income Tax Saving Investments for the hard working soul

A filmy turn

A young Tata Motors engineer declined an opportunity to move to S. Korea to work on a joint venture truck project with Daewoo and quit his job to start his own company. He became an entrepreneur after watching a Hindi film, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Hidden Gem

Chinu Kala left home at the age of 15 with just Rs 300 after an argument with her father. From earning Rs 20 daily as a salesgirl, she slowly climbed the ladder and eventually built a Rs 40 crore turnover fashion jewellery brand, says Bilal Khan

A Royal Deal

Fitness and gym enthusiast Bhavya Mehta, who was just 21 when he launched ethnic clothing brand ‘Royal Kurta’ on Snapdeal, starting with Rs 5 lakh, has now touched Rs 30 crore turnover with clients in many foreign countries, says Partho Burman

The Canadian Dream

Raman Dua is a child of the quintessential Canadian dream. Hailing from the small city of Rohtak, he landed in Canada with no idea of what he was going to do, but went on to build a Rs 18,000 crore turnover business there, says Sofia Danish Khan

On the bench

When you wish to fire your employee, it is key to make sure that you've considered all of your options. If you want to cut costs and trim the payroll, you still have a few different options to explore, says Chitiz Agarwal, founder of Company Bench

Burning with Passion

Hailing from the small town of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Abhishek Pathak, a NIFT graduate and founder of Lucknow-based Greenwear Fashion, a Rs 2.5 crore turnover brand, has become India’s first solar vastra entrepreneur, says Bilal Khan

Wired for Success

Anil Gupta has taken his father’s Delhi-based electrical wire and cable business from Rs 70 lakh turnover to Rs 5000 crore turnover. The company has 2200 employees, 21 offices in India, and is exporting to 45 countries, says Sofia Danish Khan

Cashing on Credit

Credit cards are a tool of the modern financial world, and should be used smartly to maximize their benefits, says Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, offering 7 smart ways to use credit cards without paying interest

Surgical Strike

Dr Nachiket Bhatia was in medical college when he heard that his father’s medical coaching institute was on the verge of closure. Sofia Danish Khan explains how the young man plunged into the business and turned around its fortunes in a few years

Finding Your Feet

What the father started from scratch, rising from a life of poverty and building a successful footwear brand, the son has taken to a new level with his own brand of footwear, says Sofia Danish Khan, tracing the life of V Noushad, founder, Walkaroo

Leap of Faith

Varun Sarda, founder of wtfares, a Nagpur-based online travels and holiday company has an interesting backstory to his Rs 20 crore turnover business which he started with an investment of just Rs 6 lakh around eight years ago, says Bilal Khan

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