Starting a business and succeeding is always impressive, but doing so with a 100-dollar loan and turning it into a company worth more than 600 million dollars is something that we do not see that often. The India born Vinod Gupta was able to accomplish just this at a time when not much help in terms of finances was available to young upcoming businesses.
Vinod was born in a village in India, where access to basics was a struggle. He would walk to school and back with no electricity or toilets he was determined to get a better future for himself. After completing his first-degree at I.I.T in Agriculture, Vinod Gupta started applying for a Master’s degree in the United States. He got his admission to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where he would arrive with only 58 dollars in his pocket. It is here that he would spend the next four years pursuing a Degree in Agricultural Engineering before he took another Master’s in Business Administration.
Vinod Gupta knew with education, he was a free man. He could move anywhere in the country or the world and use his credentials to secure a job. It with this knowledge that he moved to Omaha, where he found a job with a company that sold mobile homes called Commodore. Here he would become a market research analyst whose main role was researching the competition. He quickly realized that his job was hindered by the lack of comprehensive information on suppliers, clients, and competitors. In an age when the internet was virtually unheard of, he requested for the yellow page’s books. See Related Link for more information.
Vinod would go through all of them page by page and draw up a comprehensive list detailing location, owners and much more. This would prove to be very important information that would become the basis of his company InfoGROUP. Infogroup is the leading provider of innovative business data, and marketing solutions that are proven to increase customer acquisition and retention.
In the article with Medium, Gupta gives Advice On How To Succeed which he likes to share to aspiring and established business owners alike can use to be successful like himself.
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