Saturday, September 27, 2014

Arun Chitlangia - TRAINING TREE

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

Being the eldest son in a marwadi family, having established business of Ball Bearings, own office and residence, it was written on the wall that I am expected to join my father’s business. I observed that Illiterate and uneducated traders and brokers earned more than me and my education was not used there, so I wanted to do something different. I putted up a SSI unit at Hyderabad. Now, this was other extreme. I could not manage it and had to wind up.

I tried my hands at share market as sub-broker, ad agency, Jobs at big and few smaller companies, Share Recovery Agent, but the job satisfaction was missing.

At Lions Club, my public speaking ability was appreciated. In a SWOT analysis this was emphasized and I started thinking - how to use this ability or strength. One of the option was Training and after some hiccups I landed here.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

TRAINING TREE provided behavioral training services where I am the Lead Trainer and many efficient trainers in our panel. We provide training in Train The Trainer, Creativity and Innovation, Conflict Management, PSDM, Conducting Interviews etc. Our flagship program is “Wow! Monday Morning Again!!”

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

Paying household bills in time was the greatest challenge. I had to take loan from my father and there was a time, when even his quota exhausted. There was no place to go for next bills to pay. The family members also got frustrated and the environment was so difficult. Irregular income was the main issue.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

I could see huge potential in training industry. Inside, I was convinced that good volume of business is there. But there was no immediate success. Improving on my
quality, content which takes time was the only thing i could do.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Once I got any assignment, it was treated at par irrespective of the fee. The effort
was to give maximum value to the customer. Exceeding Customer Expectation was my mantra, and it worked. Even now, I am growing mainly due to this one single factor.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

One branch of TRAINING TREE in each major town of India.

My travel all over the globe for delivering training, evenly distributed over various
countries - a combination of business and pleasure travel.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

1. Set Goals at early stage - you can always change them later.

2. Initially, work under someone - best learning happens on job.

3. Save money.

4. Start your venture - do something that you are passionate about.

5. Concentrate and Focus even in adverse conditions.

6. Learn from everyone including juniors

7. Increase network

8. Strive for Customer Delight

9. Share information - Give, give and give

10.RESPECT everyone - Peon to President

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