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Mike is the first employee, trusted advisor, and good friend of Shiv and Meena.
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Washington, DC, Vienna (Virginia) and Bangalore: Here at Small Business School we often ask, "What would happen if we all genuinely celebrated the success of others and we open ourselves to learn from each other?"

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1. Small Business School Go for What May Seem Impossible
2. Be Willing to Start Small to Prove Yourself
3. Take Advantage of Leadership Opportunities
4. Find the Good in People and in Situations
5. Find and Depend Upon Mentors
6. Mentor Others
7. Make Sure Someone on Your Team Is a People Person
8. Demonstrate That You Are Bankable
9. Create a Worry-Free Workplace for Employees
10. Make Sure Your Spouse is Your Cheerleader
11. Bonus: Consider Global Sourcing
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We also ask, "What is our path to wisdom? ...to a fulfilled life?" In this episode we find some answers.

The USA is a beacon to the world to adopt an entrepreneurial vision. Starting a business is part of our rich heritage. We meet a person who is open to learning from everyone and he empowers that same attitude among his employees, his suppliers, and his customers. He mentors people and he is always open to being mentored.

Mentor-Protégé programs often separate good businesses from underachievers

We all can learn a lot from Shiv Krishnan. He arrived here from Madras, India in 1979, and in 1991 he started INDUS. Today ... out of his mind, out of his heart and soul and now the mind-heart-soul of all the people involved, INDUS has emerged as an information technology leader, especially in database management, data warehousing, data mining, security, dynamic web development and, of course, Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Want to see an episode of the show on TV? To find out IF and WHEN this episode is airing,Small Business SchoolSmall Business Schoolclick here. To find out which episode of the show is airing on your local PBS-member station,Small Business SchoolSmall Business Schoolclick here. The people in Indusheadquarters watch SmallBusinessSchool on Maryland Public Television and WHUT-TV of Howard University. WETA-TV currently does not have time in their schedule for business educational programming.

CONTACT:
Shiv Krishnan
INDUS Corporation
1953 Gallows Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Tel: 703.506.6700
Email: click here
URLs: http://www.induscorp.com/

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  • FIRST PRINCIPLES: Starting a business is the road to economic independence for most of us average people. Read a little more to see why incorporating a business keeps the passion of the American revolution alive!
  • JOIN, JOIN, JOIN: Your professional associations in your industry are your key to continuing education, market research, collaborations, strategic partnerships, capital and so much more ... often you'll find that you enjoy like-minded people and many will become friends for life.
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY AND FAMILY LEGACY. We have told many stories about family businesses. And although this business is very much a family business -- Shiv and Meena made commitments to each other and the business at the very start -- Shiv truly believes that part of his success is the sustained blessings of his grandfather, father and his family's legacy.

    We believe he is correct. He has a wonderful perspective. There is a vibrancy and immediacy to all of one's family history. And certainly, that perspective can help to keep our head on our shoulders.
  • BANGALORE: Of course, it is not as hard for a first-generation American to return to one's roots and open an office. However, it is still very important and significant and we all need to look deep within our family trees to see those countries from which our families have come and begin to follow Shiv and Meena's example. Open an office in your parent's (or grandparent's or great ... great) homeland.
  • AWARDS: Business owners who are selected to be studied on Samll Business School are "loved in their community and respected within their industry." Study more.
  • TRANSLATE YOUR WEB SITE INTO HINDI: The Bangalore office of INDUS could help you open your market up to the the entire Hindi-speaking people throughout the world, now well over a billion people. The INDUS rates in Bangalore are entirely reasonable and their heart is good. You should contact them directly:
    INDUSCORP INDIA PVT LIMITED, #26 & 27, 6th Main, MICO Layout, BTM II Stage, Bangalore - 560 076 India T: +91-80-6789391/95 Email: Click here.
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