Name of your business:
Tell us about your business…
Kowrk is a platform that allows users to find, review and book co-working spaces in Hong Kong, Singapore, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru & Siem Ream (Cambodia).
What motivated you to start your own business?
My desire to solve a problem in the most optimum way. Lack of an integrated platform for coworking spaces presented that opportunity.
Which have been the biggest challenges when starting your business?
Product development – it took me time and trials to find the right team for product development. Company Registration in India took around 2 months and a lot of back and forth with regards to paperwork.
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How did you overcome these challenges?
Belief in my idea and confidence in my problem solving skills helped me get through the wait and failure cycles.
How did you find your first customers?
What is the most effective way to sell your products/services?
Digital channels: search engines and social media platform.
What is the most exciting part of running your own business?
Learning something new everyday!
What is your least favorite part of running your own business?
Rejecting people who apply for jobs at kowrk.com.
How do you stay motivated during difficult times?
When things go south, my family and friends are the support pillars who give me confidence and encouragement.
Who inspires you?
Sheryl Sandberg – a woman of actions and words.
What advice would you give to other female entrepreneurs?
Go out and chase your dream. You will never be fully prepared to launch your business.
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Honey!