Here, I do not intend to be philosophical or deeply personal on my reasons to quit Accenture, six months back and start the firm For A Good Start. I want to end up saying once again what I posted in Facebook and conclude that it was rather Good to quit my corporate career then, than later and to Start all over again.
Shalini and me founded the firm and it operates in a portion of the first floor of my parents’ house in Kottayam, Kerala. In the last six months, we developed websites for two NGOs, Swasthya Swaraj and Navakarma. These NGOs have given the annual maintenance of their sites to For A Good Start. We also launched a course for beginners in IT named Digital Me! and the first batch is going on. We also started working on an accounting product for Numak Technology LCC.
Varun Abraham Kurian an aspiring Chartered Accountant has joined as our partner. He helps us with Numak Accounting Software and Digital Me!. We can be pretty busy with Numak Accounting Software for next few months. However, we may need to deliver Digital Me! course once again as couple of people are waiting for the next batch. We need to fix a basic application in Salesforce to manage our balance sheet. We are also getting few good leads which may turn in to opportunities. Also, we plan to launch the course for students who passed 4th standard – All that a 4th Standard Pass needs to Know in first week of April 2016. I can confidently say that we have enough and more to do in next 3 months.
For a Good Start is a social entrepreneurship. We want our model to thrive as well as sustain and to keep our promise – deliver value to the society in IT and education. We manage quality of courses by preparing the students based on their individual need ; maintaining small class sizes and through interactive sessions. In software development, we follow agile methods which provide lot of interaction with customers to arrive at defect free products at the end of final iteration. There is a challenge in arriving at the best pricing, For A Good Start has to sustain as a firm and we as individuals need to meet our two ends. We understand that there will be birth pangs, but we have to over come and achieve break even in not so distant future.
In a nut shell, we have moved away from the likes of huge multinational banks, retailers, manufacturers, logistic and insurance providers to NGOs like Swasthya Swaraj and Navakarma and small time businesses like Numak. And, we are moving on…
– Salil Rawji
I plan to publish such kind of report every 3 months.