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If you are an entrepreneur at an early stage, how do you do marketing on a small budget or even a zero budget? An innovative marketing plan becomes essential!
Does that seem contradictory? It is a bit like a chicken-and-egg story. You can’t grow because you don’t have the money to reach out to customers, and you don’t have the money to reach out, because you don’t have many paying customers yet!
Entrepreneur Naiyya Saggi, the Co-Founder & CEO of BabyChakra.com, a discovery platform based on the recommendations of parents, shares what she did upon starting out.
Faced with the small-budget-big-goal problem, the Naiyya and her team at BabyChakra focused consciously on ‘Influencers’ – community members who had valuable influence with others, and could help take their product to others, thus multiplying their reach.
We are excited about having Naiyya Saggi speak at our upcoming event for women entrepreneurs in Mumbai (also for entrepreneurs in the making) – Breaking Barriers to Growth: The Money Edition. You can get a quick preview of her journey at the video below.
Naiyya will be sharing more about how she grew BabyChakra, and especially about her learnings from raising funding, at #BreakingBarriers. Here’s where you can get your pass!
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It is easy to give in to patriarchal expectations from a married woman and lose your self in a marriage, but the path to happiness is in keeping your independence.
Marriage is often described as the joining of two individuals’ bodies, minds, and souls. Upon getting married, you are expected to share everything with your partner, including time, money, and all other aspects of life. Your life should revolve around your spouse from beginning to end.
But is it necessary to spend every waking moment with the spouse? Are you not supposed to have a life apart from your spouse? And do these rules apply only to women or men as well?
Although both men and women may face this situation, women are generally expected to give up everything once they get married. Despite progress in several areas, expecting women to abandon their interests, passions, and friendships to align their lives with those of their spouses is still considered the norm.
The rising numbers of single women choosing this life shout out clear and loud that patriarchy and sexism will no longer break or chain us.
Another book on singlehood? It seems to be the season for books on the joys and freedom of being single. But Demystifying and Dignifying Singlehood: Life Journeys of Single Women Across the Globe by Uma Jain is different. The book does not glorify or glamourise the lives of single women in any way. These are real stories – with the good, the bad and the ugly, all there.
The book tells the stories of 15 single women across the world. A feeling of deep understanding and empathy fills you as you read the book and understand the challenges faced by the women who are single – by choice or chance. Some of the women chose to be single because they faced discrimination and even abuse as girl children. Some others had abusive marriages and sought divorce.
The tag line ‘Crafting pathways on rough terrains’ on the cover page is enough to tell you that this is a serious take on the issue of singlehood. If it focuses more on the rough than the smooth, that has been the reality for the 15 women.
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