“A Leader Always Creates Leader(s)” — Bhavik Solani, founder and CEO, AndNrby (provider of hyperlocal deals)
In this week’s episode, we talk to Bhavik Solani, one of the co-founders and CEO of AndNrby and how they are transforming the way local retail businesses offer deals, discounts and offers to nearby customers (known in tech terms as hyperlocal deals). Bhavik also explains how their initial idea was something else and how it got pivoted into the model it currently is.
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Bhavik talks about the challenges they faced during the initial launch of the product. He also gives some great nuggets of wisdom to would-be founders and entrepreneurs. Bhavuj loves to drive both in the city and outside the city as a means of relaxation (Mumbai is great for weekend getaways BTW). He gave us tons of useful information in this episode which is beneficial to startups and the startup community. AndNrby also aims to not only continue providing hyperlocal deals, but also transform into a one-stop communication platform for retail businesses.
Resources that Bhavik mentions on the show
- www.AndNrby.com — are you a local business wanting to send deals to nearby customers? Are you a consumer looking out for deals in the shops which you already shop in? This app is for you
- Bhavik loves to read self-help and management books and 3 of his suggestions are — a) “The Goal” by Eliyahu Goldratt, b) “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill and c) “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Now how did “Eat, Pray, Love” make this list? You have to listen to the show to find out!
- Bhavik is active on twitter and can be reached out on @bhaviksolani
- Bhavik also actively mentors people from his Alma mater. If you have a great idea, he may just mentor you too. Go ahead and reach out to him if you think you can benefit from his mentoring!
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