About the Company
Profism is an online portal to connect Authenticated Companies with verified job seekers. We never charge who require job! Verification of degree, mark sheet & crime records of job seekers will ease the process of recruitment.
WHAT IGNITED THE SPARK IN YOU TO START A BUSINESS?
I (Kumash Shah) am born entrepreneur & started my IT business Tech i-com at age of 12. But when i saw that in India a candidate has to pay their 1 or 2 month salary to get job through agency! I seriously hated that and started Profism with Nikhil Suthar.
Which college/university did you choose to complete your studies?
I have studied from Vadodara Institute of Engineering (Gujarat Technological University)
WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE ADVICE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE TO YOUNG GRADUATES WHO ASPIRE TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS?
- Never give up! Maruti Suzuki can be manufactured in 2 days, but Rolls Royce needs 6 months.
- Don’t involve investor at very early stage. First market research about your product which you want to build, make prototype and after acquiring first few customers, you can look for investors to boost up your business.
- As an entrepreneur, you have to do all things from registering startup to manage it. No one is perfect, just spare 3 hours of your daily time to learn how to manage, how to grow sales, etc. There are many free YouTube videos to help you out.
WHAT IS YOUR CORE PRODUCT OR SERVICE?
Profism is a service which connects verified job seekers to authenticate companies. Along with it, Profism provides facilities like Video Interview, Online Aptitude, etc for companies.
WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING RELATED WITH YOUR BUSINESS?
We are associating with government bodies and simplifying the process of recruitment. With registered user’s Adhaar card number, we will verify the candidate’s residential address and criminal records. We will also verify candidate’s degree and mark sheet after submission on profism.com
HOW DO YOU DO MARKETING ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? WHAT HAS BEEN THE SUCCESSFUL FORM OF MARKETING?
As our business & revenue model mostly focuses on B2B customer, we are reaching out to different companies and make them understand the value of our platform. We are also organizing campus drives for acquiring student registrations.
WHO IS YOUR MENTOR OR ROLE MODEL?
As I am an IT guy, Steve Jobs is my role model. Best quality I loved about him is his perfection at any cost.
WHAT ARE THE FACTORS YOU KEEP IN MIND WHILE HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
First of all at Profism, we do not hire people based on their mark sheet or degree as we are aware about short term memory power! Only thing require to join us is give online test to qualify & few tricky questions in Personal Interview 😉
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS FOR YOU? HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?
I think I have achieved something which entitles me to give this interview to a wonderful organization 🙂
WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON COMPETITORS?
There is always someone in business who wants to acquire more market share than you. I think we have to learn from our mistakes done in past & become so better that even a ‘Free Offer’ from competitor (You know what i mean ;)) can’t transfer your customer.
BIGGEST RISK YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN? HOW DID YOU MANAGE THAT RISK FACTOR?
I never settle for money. When I know that my organization earned well than last month, I either hire more talents or plan a holiday for my team. I believe that quality spending will let me earn more later.
WHICH IS THE MOST INSPIRING BOOK FOR YOU? OR EITHER WAY ROUND, WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
Biography of Steve Jobs
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR COMPANY CULTURE?
I hate corporate type cozy culture where you have to wear uniform or professional clothes or attend time wasting meetings. Our office hours are also flexible that my team member can come/leave office early by working fixed hours a week.
WHAT SACRIFICES YOU HAD TO MAKE TO BE AN SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR?
A lot!! I just got married this December 2016 and in order to work hard for my organization I sacrifice spending time with my wife, can’t attend family functions and even can’t meet with friends although I see everyone on my way from office to home hanging out with group. I am working in office from 9.30 AM to 10.30 PM but to be honest I have very supporting wife.
IF YOU HAD GOT THE CHANCE TO START THE CARRIER AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?
Success comes only by working hard and gaining so much knowledge by reading books or on internet. May be I will become less introvert as I was 5 years ago.
HOW LONG DO YOU STICK WITH AN IDEA BEFORE GIVING UP?
I have been working on this prototype since 2 years before I launched it on October 2016. Online portal takes 6 months time for running online perfectly.