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Posted at: Oct 26, 2016, 12:35 AM; last updated: Oct 26, 2016, 12:35 AM (IST)JOB CREATORS: YASH SHARMA, CEO OF QUICK FOREX.

Travelling in the fast lane of success

Motivating others

  • I would just like to say that you are going to get a lot of criticism, a lot of negativity from people. A lot of them are either going to push you down or are going to advise you to work “real jobs”. None of it matters as long as you stay dedicated and committed to your project. Start-up is not an easy business and it requires a lot of hard work. So if you have this dream and are willing to work as hard as possible, then go for it and never let anything pull you back.
Travelling in the fast lane of success
Delhi-based young entrepreneur Yash Sharma, CEO of Quick Forex belongs to the class the entrepreneurs who have tasted success at a very early age.  A travel enthusiast, Yash single handedly started his venture Quick Forex in 2015 to provide wide array of services to travellers. Yash could gauge the tremendous potential of e-commerce business in the country, especially in the realm of travel and tourism. An Economics graduate from University of Delhi, Yash wants to make his venture customer friendly and easily accessible in smaller cities as well. Here’s what this job creator Yash Sharma has to share about his entrepreneurial venture:

From job seeker to job creator

It is a very satisfying feeling. Suddenly you find that you are hiring people, managing them and you have the power to control the work environment. However, I must add that it is not a cakewalk. With so many people looking up to you, need to handle crisis, dealing with problems — all of this takes a lot of energy and tolerance.

The genesis

I had experienced the problems of a traveler. From booking a ticket to buying currency, there is a lot of hassle which somewhere leaves us restless and even before we begin our travelling we’re tired. So I thought of making the whole procedure of currency exchange to delivery- online and easy to use for everybody. I practically started this company independently in 2015. However, over a span of just a little more than a year, we have now managed to become a team of 25. 

The journey so far

The journey so far has been very exciting. I faced a lot of ups and downs. From days of  initial struggles, we have now reached a point where we are dealing in transactions leading upto Rs 1 crore every day. We have reached many breaking points and have also witnessed high-achievements points. So yeah, you can say that it has been one hell of a roller-coaster ride.

Challenges faced

I guess I faced some of the biggest challenges during the initial months. It was hard setting up the entity. Many were not even ready to entertain my proposal. Nobody was interested in investing in a currency exchange unit and to top of that ours was an E-commerce initiative. The only reason I stood up after each time I was pushed down was because I was utterly dedicated to this project. I just kept saying to myself that “if it was easier then everybody would’ve been doing it”.  Support from my parents was a huge boost for me at that time.

Future plans

Currently we are working on branching out our offices. Firstly, we are planning on creating some regional offices in Delhi, and then we would be spreading over Pan-India. Gradually our aim is to establish ourselves as a global brand.

In terms of team size, we are targeting to become a team of around 150 people in next three years’ time. By this time, we’ll also complete almost five years of our operation

— As told to Arupjyoti Gogoi

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