Quit your job and start a company:
This is where it all starts. Once you have the dream, you have to find the guts to actually go through with it. Is this the year you’re going to make this company idea a real business?
Make a profit:
You had a good first year, gained some customers and clients, even hired an intern. Next year, you’re hoping to make a profit. Maybe even pay yourself.
Be a better leader:
New business owners can be timid leaders. Vow to be proud of your position and act like a boss.
Keep up with current events:
Remember that time you forgot to vote in an important election because you were so busy running your business that you neglected current events? Yeah. Time to close the email and check the news.
Make time for “me.”:
Every entrepreneur goes through that “business comes first” phase. Now, it’s time to take care of yourself and finally master that whole work-life balance thing everyone’s always talking about. Whether it means leaving work before 7 p.m. a few days a week to catch your favorite gym class or treating yourself to a much-needed family vacation, do it. After the year you had, you’ve earned it.
With that being said, we don’t think there is room for doubt as to why should YOU be online. But if you’re still doubtful, here are key reasons to go online in 2016:
1. The World is your Oyster:
One of the key things about the web is that you’re no longer limited to your neighborhood or your city as far as customers are concerned. This was and always will be one of the greatest reasons to be online. The way things are going in the eComm space, this is now a verifiable fact. Imagine a multi-billion dollar industry just waiting for you, it’s almost criminal to let it go.
2. It’s Easy:
3. Your Customers are already there:
No matter what you’re selling your customers are already there. Don’t you think its high time you go meet them? Indians are getting online and fast. While they spend a bunch of their time interacting with friends on Facebook and Googling for new information to learn. They do spend a significant of their time and money in purchasing products and services. 5 years ago, buying furniture online would’ve been a laughable joke, today it’s a reality. Companies like UrbanLadder, Pepperfry and Fabfurnish have become successful business with immense funding being pumped in.
4. Internet is Growing:
Internet penetration in India is still under 20% only. Now factor the $20 billion revenue and you’ll see the immense potential there exists. There are plenty of customers for everyone to enjoy. The only failure is not joining in the opportunity.
5. Investors Love India:
The sheer number of VC Funds entering or focusing on India is a clear sign of potential the web has to offer. India has seen more startups in the last 5 years than ever before. These startups get all the help and money they need to fulfil their big dreams. This means you don’t have to worry about investments or the risk of failure, you will have the support and the backing you need. All you need is a plan and the motivation to get started. Look at all the new age CEOs, Ola, Oyo, Hola chef, Zivame, they’re all under 30 and started with only an idea and faith in the promise of the web. You can walk among these giants, all you need to is start.
6. Not Only for Business:
Sure we’ve only looked at the business angle of things but there’s so much more to the web. There are writers, story tellers, singers, you name it. Imagine AIB without Youtube or Amit Agarwal without his blog. None of these amazing folks would’ve been able to do what they do and make it big without getting online.
7. It’s Time: Lastly, because it’s high time.
We can go on and on about the benefits of being online but we think you get the gist. Make 2016, the year you go online. We’re sure you wont regret it.