In the wake of the recent loss of his father to cancer, Sanjay Kapoor’s mother told him that if he didn’t succeed in his dream of being a successful entrepreneur, she would lose the man she loved the most in her life.
“My parents are my best friends, they have my heart and soul.
If I don’t succeed, I won’t have them,” Kapoor told The Times.
It is no surprise that his mother is a fan of his success story.
In a time of anxiety for many entrepreneurs, it’s easy to fall prey to the temptation of ‘hiring’ for the sake of ‘paying’.
Kapoor has faced that challenge before.
In 2014, Kapoor was laid off from his startup, Bithu, after nearly four years of work.
After several attempts at finding another job, Kapuroor found a job at a venture capital firm that he said was ‘fantastic’.
“I was really excited, and I was doing really well in my company,” he said.
The company has since grown to $60 million in revenue and employs over 500 people.
But, he said, the experience left a lasting impact on him.
“It was the best decision of my life, and it’s probably the only thing that I have to say that I don: I was so lucky to be at Bithus first and foremost.
I would definitely recommend to any other startup looking to hire me to go through the process.”
After being laid off, Kapour took to his blog and shared his experience of being fired.
“I remember thinking that I should have just given up and gone back to my old job and not tried to work at a startup again,” he wrote.
He also shared a picture of himself at a Bithub startup event, where he was joined by some of his co-founders.
“They said ‘Hey, you know, you’re a young entrepreneur, but you’re also the oldest co-founder and you’re not going to be able to talk anymore’,” he said of his meeting with them.
“So I had to start telling them that I am the youngest and we’re going to help you out.”
The startup is now hiring and Kapoor said he is excited to be part of the team.
“There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not thinking about this job,” he told The Huffington Post India.
“If you don’t have any idea what you want to do in life, don’t waste your time on it.
Start your own business.”
For those entrepreneurs who have been burned by the ‘hires’ mentality, there are a few things you can do to help yourself get back on your feet.
Start small and make yourself the first person to be hired Kapoor says it’s important to start small.
Start with something that you can build off of and keep on growing,” he explained.
“For example, if I am a small business owner, I don-t want to hire a new manager just because someone else came along and hired them.
You’re going there to get a job. “
Also, make sure you’re really confident.
You’re going there to get a job.
You don’t want to be wasting your time because of a recruiter who is looking to make a buck.
You want to go there to be paid,” Kapur, who is currently working as an analyst for a technology firm, said.
Kapoor, like many other entrepreneurs, had to struggle with finding an opportunity to work on a startup in the past.
But the recent ‘hire’ cycle is making things much easier.
“With the hiring cycle, you get more opportunities to get started, so it’s really hard to find those opportunities,” he added.
“Even if you have to hire two people for a month, you can usually find at least one more person willing to work for you.
You also don’t need to go out and go into a startup for free.
That is really valuable.”
It’s not just about the cash in your pocket though.
If you can find a job that you enjoy, there’s another way to boost your startup’s morale and get the word out about your company, and help it grow.
“Once you’re in the industry, it really pays off to be positive and show that you’re interested in the job,” Kapoir said.
“Don’t be afraid to say, ‘hey, I want to join this team’.
The more we do that, the more people we can attract and attract the more money we can make.””
When I’m a co-owner, we always want to get the most out of every employee.
The more we do that, the more people we can attract and attract the more money we can make.”