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Harmeet Kaur, the founder of 'Fermata Career Guidance' talks about the significance of having the right partner in a venture.
Excerpts from an interview with the founder of ‘Fermata’ Harmeet Kaur, which offers career counselling, coaching, and training services.
When did you start Fermata and what was the intention?
Fermata was started in May 2008 with the purpose of starting one’s own venture.
What was the biggest challenge you faced in starting the company?
Starting a company requires registration and co-founders in case of a partnership or private ltd. Finding a reliable and cost-effective CA firm was a challenge.
What is the biggest mistake you made while starting your company in the initial few years?
The biggest mistake was to not have the right co-founder.
If there was one thing you could advise to a budding woman entrepreneur, what would it be?
If starting solo, then either start post-experience or work under a mentor. If starting with a partner, then having the right partner who has the same value system. That is very important!
(Women’s Web, in collaboration with HEN India, will present a series of interviews with women entrepreneurs on Mondays. ‘HEN- Her Entrepreneurial Network’ is a community of Indian Women Entrepreneurs, connected by a vision to inspire, inform and support each other.)
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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 might have had a box office collection of 260 crores INR and entertained Indian audiences, but it's full of problematic stereotypes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starts with a scene in which the protagonist, Ruhaan (played by Kartik Aaryan) finds an abandoned pink suitcase in a moving cable car and thinks there is a bomb inside it.
Just then, he sees an unknown person (Kiara Advani) wave and gesture at him to convey that the suitcase is theirs. Ruhaan, with the widest possible smile, says, “Bag main bomb nahi hai, bomb ka bag hai,” (There isn’t a bomb in the bag, the bag belongs to a bomb).
Who even writes such dialogues in 2022?
Be it a working or a homemaker mother, every parent needs a support system to be able to manage their children, housework, and mental health.
Let me at the outset clarify that when I mention ‘work’ here, it includes ANY work. So, it could be the work at home done by a homemaker parent or it could be work in a professional/entrepreneurial environment.
Either way, every parent struggles to find that fine balance between ‘work’ and ‘parenting’, especially with younger kids who still need high emotional and physical support from their caretakers. And not just any balance, but more importantly, balance that lets them keep their own sanity intact!