Vinay Arora: exemplar of entrepreneurial success
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Hire Indians InfoTech (P) Limited is one of the leading, growing and professionally managed mobile app development, web design and custom software company headquartered in Noida, India with offices in the US, UK and Australia. It provides varied services ranging from android app development, iOS app development, web application development, custom software development, e-commerce sites, mobile app development, hire a developer and many more to its clients globally in various technologies and multiple domains. The company's goal is to ensure 100% client satisfaction by offering innovative, reliable, robust and scalable IT solutions with end-to-end customization and flexible working/billing models.
Our editorial team spoke to Vinay Arora, the Director of Hire Indians InfoTech (P) Limited about his personal & professional journey, challenges, life in general and much more. Here are the edited excerpts.
Take us to the genesis of your personal and professional journey.
My journey began with the boundless inspiration and blessings of my father. He was a teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya and my mentor from childhood who instilled in me the values of humanity and nurtured a broader perspective in me. His blessing shone upon me when the times got dark and I had to juggle between high school and work to make the ends meet. My penniless and homeless days came to an end when Waahe Guruji rescued me with his kind words and benevolent heart, and that is when my personal and professional journeys merged and a new path was forged before me, path that led to shouldering huge responsibilities with the establishment of Hire Indians with my wife Sujata Arora.
How did you come up with this business idea/get associated with the company?
While working as an employee of a software development company, I got chance to travel to different countries on my project. During my stay in these countries, I spent time in analysing why I have been sent to these countries from India on these projects instead of utilizing local manpower. I found that there is huge shortage of technical skills in these countries and also its very difficult to hire and fire an employee because of strict govt regulations. We have enough manpower in India but we are short of business/projects. I initially thought of supplying Indian manpower to these companies but later came to know about many hurdles in getting visa's and travels. While on my project in Switzerland, one friend asked me to help him getting an Indian developer who can work for him for 2 months remotely. This is how Idea came to my mind for providing remote developers and that gave birth to Hire Indians.
Kindly provide an insight into your business operations and earnings
Hire Indians is the foremost provider of remote developers, designers, testers and project managers to the sectors of software development, web development, Health care, Oil & Gas, Marketing, H.R., FMCG and Hospitality all over the world. With 100+ employees on payroll, Hire Indians comprises of well experienced and richly qualified resources who are committed to making provision for smooth development solutions and comprehensive designing/testing solutions to the client. With mostly English-speaking experienced candidates, Hire Indians strives the hardest to meet every challenge and serve the best to the client.
Are you a risk taker?
All my life has been a series of risks but I believe in taking calculated risks. I firmly believe that every risk is a challenge that I can succeed to make my company grow and flourish.
What do you like to do the most when you are not executing your business operation?
I love traveling and exploring new places. A cosy day in my life is a new place explored. Luckily, my wife also likes traveling so its easy to plan any short or long tour in very short notice. I love cooking also and that's the thing I do for my wife and kids when I am not busy with work. Reading stories to my children before tucking them to sleep is what I love doing the most.
Describe the most memorable incident of your professional life.
I remember the day I got my first job after three months of unpaid internship. It's like the darkness that was caving in on me suddenly exploded into a burst of sunshine. So, that is the most memorable incident of my professional life.
One word that describes you the best…
What are the forthcoming plans of the company?
I am focusing on increasing the international client base in Europe in this coming year. Soon we are going to open our offices in 2 European Countries and names will be disclosed soon.
If you had one piece of advice to rising entrepreneurs just starting out, what would it be?
Never give up on your ambition and always remain focused no matter how successful you become. All the very best to you.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
The thrill of new challenges and the happiness of seeing the look of satisfaction on my client's face makes my day and my life worth it.
If you could never work again, would you and why?
Not in a million years would I give up on work.
How would you like people to remember you and your company?
If such a situation ever arises, then I want people to remember me as the man who worked hard and never bowed down to odds, and as for my company, Hire Indians, to be remembered as the team of experts who never failed to make the client smile.
What's your favourite metaphor for describing entrepreneurship?
Choose the bird in the hand, is what I go by.
Is there anything you enjoy more than being an entrepreneur?
I believe that in a parallel universe, I am whiz chef who belts out the most delicious dishes in the world.
If you had to choose one thing, what do you think you're the best in the world at?
I am the best at my business and my social relations.