As a successful startup ourselves, we are amazed at what a simple idea can accomplish. An idea buzzing around in your head, innovation that has no boundaries, plans that just need wings and determination that makes them soar – this is what a startup story is all about and we are living and enjoying every minute of it.
For all of you who know this is what you want to do, here are 2 success stories, one from India and one from the UK to motivate you. Also included are links to some great startup ideas. So let’s get started!
Under the Mango Tree: Rs 60 lakh turnover by selling honey
This is a honey sweet success story alright! Mompreneur Vijaya Pastala took a simple concept and turned it into a million-dollar company. The business of sourcing, packaging and selling honey has been turned into a venture that provides community-based livelihood and is impacting close to 15,000 rural lives! Have a read of their Success Stories here: http://utmt.in/category/success-stories/
Words of wisdom from Vijaya: “I believed in my idea and have always been motivated by the fact that one needs to believe in his/her idea and stand by it before giving up”
Foxtons: From Rags to Riches
An ambitious teenager Jon Hunt, knew what he wanted at the age of 19. His startup capital of a borrowed £ 100 has now made him a billionaire with an estimated fortune of a cool £1.07 billion! Foxtons, his firm, is now synonymous with property and estate agency in the UK and is going strong.
That doesn’t mean it was always a smooth ride. The company definitely had its share of challenges. Talking about the property crash of 1988–94, Jon Hunt said: “…Foxtons had no significant lettings department and as a consequence it barely hung on – we were close to going bust every day”. But they triumphed and came out louder and more successful than ever before.
Their single-minded focus has earned them the reputation of being called “London’s biggest, brashest estate agency.” Jon Hunt has been criticized for his methods and has faced his share of let downs but even his competitors acknowledge that he is a force to reckon with. Harry Hill, chairman of Britain’s biggest firm of estate agents, Countrywide says of Jon: “He has built a business on a model that I wouldn’t want to replicate, but he has done phenomenally well out of the industry, and for that, you have to take your hat off and say well done.”
Now there were two great success stories to motivate you . Here are a few great startup idea compilations for you to startup on your own.
Some Reference links for great Startup Ideas:
We know there is no limit to possibilities for startup ideas. We are in awe of how fast the startup community is growing and we are also grateful for a world that allows these opportunities and dreams to thrive and grow. On that positive note, we wish you the very best in your startup idea. Let us know if you have any questions on what you need to get started as a startup or anything else – we would love to hear from you!