Interviewer: How did you come up with the idea of Entit Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd? What was the process behind the creation of this company
Mr. Amit Agrawal: Coming from a business class family, probably Entrepreneurship was running in my veins since childhood. Perhaps this is the reason that even through my years at Infosys (India, Canada & US), I always planned about my venture, though quite diversified than IT. However, back in 2011, I had to rush to India for a family emergency, post which I decided to settle down in India for good. After pondering for a couple of months on different projects, I finally came up with the plan of Entit, an IT company in Central India (which was one of the very few here). The reason to choose IT was our vast experience and an immense potential in the region. My Infy mate Abhishek and my friend Akansh joined me to incorporate this venture together.
Interviewer: What steps did you take to make your company stand out in this vastly competitive field?
Mr. Amit Agrawal: We didn’t want to go for the overseas clients through web marketing like thousands of other Indian IT companies are doing. Hence we decided to work for domestic markets. The initial days were quite challenging, because of the location that we were based out of. The region lacked the awareness. We literally had to educate our customers regarding the solutions. Our efforts paid well and we bagged our first order worth 60 lakhs within 6 months of our setup. The things carried on from there.
Interviewer: What are your core values? What measures do you take to stick to your core values?
Mr. Amit Agrawal: We believe in “Customer First” and thrive towards giving them the best service. We have maintained so far to serve for the domestic markets and give opportunities to local talents thereby generating employment. With these values we have been able to achieve a robust growth (more than 100% YoY) and a dedicated team of 150+ professionals in such a short span of time.
Interviewer: What are your future plans in order to expand your company further? What new things do you plan to do?
Mr. Amit Agrawal: We are working rigorously on product engineering. Recently we have come-up with a very Innovative product called TimeKompas App. It is a Selfie based Attendance & Payroll system that carries a lot of advantages over the traditional Biometric attendance systems. It is highly secured and easy to use solution that is Aadhaar verified, Geo-tagged, Face detected, True Liveness Checked and is good for any organization be it government departments, corporate, sales and marketing companies etc. We already have more than 35000 users taking attendance from this system everyday. We plan to take it to next level and market it across at a very aggressive pricing on a SaaS Model, starting with Free Subscription for a certain number of employees.
Interviewer:What advice would you give to the up and coming entrepreneurs and small business corporations in order to help them grow?
Mr. Amit Agrawal: Entrepreneurs must always realize that True dedication & the focus towards their goal are the two most important things in achieving success. As I always believe “Time & Tides are always on the side of the best Navigator”