Here come the SI videos!
I am sorry it took so long to put these up but the editing, the conversion and the uploading does take time … and it has been one of those months that has been full of all sorts of activities. I know many of you have been waiting for these to go up. Not all the content was taped but a lot of it was so here it finally is! 🙂
The panelists talked about their experience in terms of developing business models, in their introductory sessions. They were very honest about the kind of things that worked and those that absolutely didn’t work.
The whole interaction became much more interesting once the Q&A began. Some of the questions centered around issues like:
- Is there a particular time period during which a company should become profitable? How long should one keep the company going – one years, two years, five years, ten years?
- Is there a benchmark, or a guideline, that companies can follow which indicates that if a business in not profitable within this period of time then there is something wrong with the idea?
- I want to start an online Fashion retail outlet. Do I need a business plan? How do I research the market?
- Our company has grown to a certain size? How do we figure out how to expand/to scale/to grow without sacrificing what we have achieved so far?
The Q&A became a little more interesting when some of the experienced entrepreneurs in the audience also got in on the act and shared their experience,
The question that was termed as the toughest by Jawwad Farid was put to the panel by Farzal Dojki. Here it is: