Akansha Srivastava : Small town does not mean small dreams.
Updated: Feb 22
Akansha srivastava is a Website Designer and Entrepreneur from the small town of Chhattisgarh, Rajnandgaon & pursued MCA from Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus Bhilai. She is the co-founder of Webmashroom Tech Pvt ltd. Her company has also been certified by Start-Up India.
"Don’t let negativity pull you down. First build your business then think about earning. A business needs to be at least six months old to generate earnings.”
Tell me something about yourself and your business?
“I’m a website designer and have done jobs in this field for 5-6 years. Due to that I’m well versed in many languages. In 2018, I quit my job in Chanakya IAS Academy and started my business in IT services and Digital Marketing called Webmashroom Tech Pvt ltd. “
Webmashroom is a really unique name. What was the idea behind it?
“Meaning behind the name is that mushrooms grow by itself and Websmashroom based upon two ideas- Brainstorming & growing by itself. My partner and I didn’t take any help from our family and started the business on our own.”
How did you get the idea or concept for your business?
“I have had the idea for my business since college and I’m in the technical field and love coding, therefore I thought about monetising my work. I’m also the first one in my family to do a business as all my family members are in government service jobs.”
How do you advertise your business?
“When we started, we linked through many service provider companies like Justdial. Now we promote our business through social media promotion and ads. We also have many clients who loved our work and they referred us to their colleagues and friends .”
What are your company’s long term goals?
“We are currently looking to launch our products and planning to go into government sector works all over India as we have connections in Chhattisgarh, UP, Haryana and many other states. We also do projects outside India, we are working with clients in Europe & China. ”
To what do you attribute your success?
“In life we face lots of ups and down so whenever I’m feeling down, I ask myself about the vision of my business and the voice I get from inside is pretty inspiring to me.”
If you had one piece of advice to give to someone who is just starting out, what would it be?
“First build your business then think about earning. A business needs to be at least six months old to generate earnings. So, you should have a back up plan and don’t let the negativity pull you down."
Interviewed by - Arushi Dang
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