I am reminded of the ‘Bloom where you are Planted ‘ adage. It’s usually tough yet ironically simple to start exactly where you are, and then keep going. Crazy paradox huh. We’ve known of tons of businesses that started out of garages and then others that began owing to some adversity, gap or simply exploratory genius.
Amongst other entrepreneurial traits, perhaps fate too, synergistic-ally brought these two go-getters together to create WINGS. WINGS, in it’s extended form means – We Inspire Grand Success – WINGS!
Although many times over as a trend, we at Vibha Women have chosen tpo speak of the venture, our primary goal in sharing these stories, is not to highlight the business, rather the inspiring grit and resilience these many many women choose to carry with them to venture into the world of startups.
Read on to know more about Payal Talwar and Priyanka Kumar.
Payal: A Miranda House alumni, I am an M.Sc, B.Ed and an MBA. I am an IFC certified trainer and am also an NLP master practitioner from NFNLP, US.
Priyanka: Even though Payal and I have both gone through the same certifications together, before that, we were pursuing different things. I have been a student of psychology (from LSR, DU) and psychological counselling. Both of us are from the Army background.
On the Starting Point of WINGS
Payal: Both Priyanka and I could sense the frustration our fellow army wives felt. These highly accomplished ladies are generally unable to pursue their own vocations due to their husbands being posted at far flung places – which offer no work opportunities. This resonated with what we felt. We realized the need to create a platform which could provide them projects they could be a part of wherever they might be posted; give them a sense of being gainfully employed.
On Determining their Target Customers
Payal: Our business is about providing service – through training programs, content development, content reviews and building an online social media presence for companies. Our target customers are corporates and educational institutes. We also aim to reach out to individuals through open workshops.
On facing Obstacles
Priyanka: One of the major challenges has been marketing and business development. Initially, it was just the two of us managing everything.
We were unable to do justice to business development effectively. Now that our team has expanded, it is easier – though of course, there’s always more scope!
Also, regular cash inflow has always been on our mind..
How do you market your business?
Payal : We are in the business of helping our clients. We believe that our work speaks for itself. Most out our clients have given us business only because we have been referred to them by other clients. We just focus only on quality, and our intent of serving them. Business happens.
On What Inspires them : (S)heroes, Books?
Payal : Priya Kumar, Ashelsh Rao (our NLP coach), Priyanka – my partner and lifeline!
Priyanka : J While doing business we both use ‘Go Givers’ as our guide. It has been authored by Bob Burg and John David Mann
What is your advice for entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs?
Priyanka: It’s a long haul – be prepared, be consistent – results are slow but sure. Take stock every now and then and be willing to adapt/ open new avenues.
A few more details about the business
A team passionate about spreading our wings and soaring to touch the skies, constantly challenging ourselves to rediscover our potential in the untiring quest for excellence – and enjoying the process to the hilt, is how we would like to describe ourselves.
We like to call our workshops ‘SELF-REVAMPING CLINICS’ filled with dialogue & dance, learning & laughter, creative madness and mental mobility, all in equal measures.
We are into providing training, building social media presence and developing and reviewing content
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