I must say there is a season to sow and a season to reap. In business, you can’t expect to enjoy the fruits of labor as soon as you start. I had my fair share of ups and downs, there were times where the down time was for such a long period of time where I had doubts if I was really meant to do this. I am thankful that I made the decision to perserve and that’s one of the most important decisions I have made today. I am also really proud to be a recipient of the Promising SME 500 2014 award.
2001: Jankosoft – It was a teenage “fun venture, some of my friends agreed to join me to help grow the business. Business took a halt when I received my National Service Callup.
2005: Property Agent in Propnex – Didn’t take any action.
2006 – 2008: Personal Financial Planner in AIA – Had a great time, learnt a lot about sales, customer procurement and how customer experience made all the difference.
2008 – 2011: Right Angle Investments – This was initially a mortgage brokerage firm, but later changed our business model to become a small investment firm. Its no longer in operation.
Jankosoft Pte Ltd made a comeback in July 2011 as a premier web and mobile application development firm. Since inception, we have done dozens of content management systems (CMS), ecommerce designs, websites and IOS apps for small business owners and SMEs.
It was started and owned by Ridzwan Salleh, a mentee and a good friend. I was welcomed in as a Director in 2011 September. Our core business is in the supply and management of delivery riders for the food outlets in Singapore. From a lean group of 10 riders, today Expedite houses 60 riders, does business with some of the big names in the industry like Pastamania, Sakae Sushi, Mad Jack, Yoshinoya, 7 Eleven and grosses in excess of $600,000 per annum.
I conceptualized Gifttag.com.sg. An application made to make connections personal; one can also call it a customer-care portal. Sales and business owners, who are too caught up with growing their businesses and not having an avenue to store their growing customers data and also stay in touch with them with Gifts, SMSes, Greeting Cards and Email all of which personalized in their own business brand. Gifttag.com.sg is gaining popularity for being first of its kind and innovative application.
Xcite group and Xcite learning centre is a venture between my cousin Saravanan Kasinathan and myself. It was really nice to start a business with family; my brother Jegadeeswaren was also actively involved during the start up process. It was really a beautiful experience.