Here are a few lessons I learnt while running my online branding & web development firm Digital Max Solutions (DMS) in Nepal for nearly 10 years. Some of the lessons maybe IT specific. Enjoy!
- Be directly, personally responsible to the client. Otherwise chances of success in your project is low.
- Ensure quality yourself. If you personally don’t do quality checks on your products or services, make sure the person who does it, has your 100% trust. (Otherwise it will come back to haunt you)
- Delegate but teach. If you delegate your project’s communication to your employee (your associate), teach them exactly how, what, why and when to communicate.
- Train your employees (associates). Do not expect them to solely learn by their own or the internet. Understand the concept yourself first.
- Your employees value what they can learn from you personally. Substituting respect from them by friendship with them alone, may not work.
- Repeat yourself. Over-communicate. Your employees may not understand the first time around. This happens often. Ask them to paraphrase (To repeat what they understood.)
- Client is always right (but only at the end). Do ask them a lot of questions before the project starts. Over-communicate. Have
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Anand Bagaria shares his story in Entrepreneurs for Nepal
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Meet Chandra from Wpshoppe.com
I have had the pleasure to work with him closely for a lot of years and he is a classic example about doing things that you are great at and create a niche market for a small business entrepreneur.
Basically here is what he does.
Chandra makes beautiful website themes (designs) for WordPress powered websites. And his designs has become quite popular in the WordPress community. Here is his website. (wpshoppe.com)
He makes enough to spend an obscene amount of time on his lifelong passions, music, guitars and photography! So there you go. You don’t have to dream big, to live your life the way you want
A young nepali guy living in the heart of kathmandu, is thriving online, has home office and has enough time for his family and passions and speaking his mouth off in Facebook !
If we can have a critical mass of Nepalis like Chandra doing their own impressive endeavor creating their identities in niche markets, we will turn around Nepal in no time! One way I am helping in creating this eco-system is through this group called “Entrepreneurs for
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I am excited to share with you, a free e-book full of positive success stories in Nepal for you to read and download! Here is the link.
This short book is full of entrepreneurs of Nepal’s thoughts and advices in the course of 2 years. We will improve this book with future versions.Here are some of the collaborators for this work at Entrepreneurs for Nepal. Happy reading and sharing !
Let me know your thoughts on improving this book in future versions.