Scaling up your retail business
Know your customer, know your market, work out the back-end first and have the right people in the right place – the mandate to any retailer looking to scale up business
Prashant Talwalkar believes in seeing beyond the numbers, to understand the psyche of Indian people to create opportunities for his brand. It is this approach that has seen his family’s gym business expand to over 80 holistic fitness centres across 42 cities in the country
Past the learning curve
Indian Terrain’s approach to creating a successful brand entity has been experimental – some experiments have been mistakes, best not repeated, while some others have driven home the brand’s advantage over competition. With its twin focus on quality and price, Indian Terrain has delivered style to the Indian middle-class. Today, with a strong brand to rely on, Indian Terrain Fashions Limited is targeting net sales of Rs. 150 crore in fiscal 2012
Where luxury comes at a likeable price
In the luxury category of health spas, The Four Fountains Spa offers treatments that are surprisingly affordable without compromising on ambience or methodology used
The 7 Wonders
With seven distinct brands in its kitty, Indus League is a lifestyle brand marketing concern that has found success by matching a strong front end with an efficient back end
Getting professionally personal
The world might perceive customisation to be a new-found mantra, but GRT Jewellers has been following this approach towards business for 60 years. Over the years, with the expansion of its jewellery business and the addition of the hospitality arm, the GRT group has realised the need to marry personalisation and professional skill
It’s not a myth; it’s a belief
Devdutt Pattanaik shares his experience as the chief belief officer of Future Group and how his understanding of India has helped shape his career and the ethos of Future Group
Managing Peak Season Sales
The festive season sees the retail space abuzz with new offerings, discounts and deals that add to the charm of shopping. But, amidst the clutter, the risk of being passed over is just as high. From inventory and workforce management to pricing and packaging, retailers are doing everything to capture the consumer’s attention.
The right fit
Genesis Colors, India’s fashion conglomerate, maintains a fine balance between building Indian fashion labels and extending the reach of foreign labels to Indian audiences
Take Home the Loot
In six years since its inception, The Loot has overcome significant challenges to become India’s leading multi-brand discount chain store
The story of a serial entrepreneur
The drive to go through the hardship of starting up multiple times is one key reason why Krishnan Ganesh, founder and CEO of TutorVista, is a four-time entrepreneur. He shares with...
The Wise Leader
Narayanan Vaghul, former chairman, ICICI Bank, draws ideas from American Generals during World War II, the life of Mahatma Gandhi and even Sachin Tendulkar’s cricketing career to...
How A.R.Rahman has almost perfected the art, or should one say the business of continuously re-inventing himself...
How you can own a slice of India’s next billion-dollar startup?
An inside peek into Mumbai Angels, one of India’s first angel investing clubs, and several reasons why angel investing can be exciting and rewarding...
Plan A to Plan B and beyond
An entrepreneur’s move from Plan A to Plan B must be ‘process-oriented’, says John Mullins, professor of management practice at London Business School and co-author of ‘Get...
Inventor. Entrepreneur. Investor.
Vinod Dham, who is acknowledged as ‘Father of the Intel Pentium’ and currently founding-managing director at Indo U.S. Venture Partners, has constantly reinvented himself to st...
The People Man
Infosys’ Mohandas Pai is a man on a mission. His biggest challenge today: meeting the aspirations of 1,30,000 Infoscions...
It’s not a myth; it’s a belief
Devdutt Pattanaik shares his experience as the chief belief officer of Future Group and how his understanding of India has helped shape his career and the ethos of Future Group...
The business of quick service restaurants
For an Indian QSR, the best way to approach a business is to make smart choices - on menu, format, location and process. And for those who have managed to build a strong foundation...
Sanjeev Bikhchandani’s search for a Naukri
Info Edge’s executive vice-chairman, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, launched his first Internet portal, Naukri.com, in 1997 when India had only 14,000 Internet users. Today, he is churnin...