When and how did you start?
“ In 1997, SMVA Traders Pvt. Ltd., started by foraying into export and import by the Group Chairman, Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal. In 2011, the service wing of the Group by the name of SMVA Consultants was initiated by Mr.Ashish Agarwal and we started offering educational online courses to foreign clients (Institutions & Students). The courses on offer were ERP & non-ERP modules. In 2013, we entered into the Management Consultancy (HR and training domain focused), brainstormed by Mrs.Kshama Agarwal and captained by myself (Mr.Gaurav Agarwal). Till date, we have served 550+ corporates across 15+ countries.” Says Mr. Gaurav Agarwal, Director, SMVA Group.
SMVA Consultants: Introduction
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How did you come up with the idea? Your inspiration moment
“Relationship is the core of every business.Hard work topped with Happy and satisfied clients is always the Fuel to run the show.We at SMVA are always determined to serve the clients through our transparent and quality-focused approach.
The inspiration and the need to start each division came through the vacuum of dedicated players in respective domain we forayed into.e.g.After I completed my Professional degree – Chartered Accountancy and was doing an audit in Unilever South Africa(ULSA, Durban), I realized that Right team is the core of every business unit,Hence for a continuous Growth it’s important to rightly Recruit,Train and Retain manpower,therefore we jumped into HR and training domain”
Says, Mr. Gaurav Agarwal,
Brief about the organization and founding members
SMVA is a 21 years young Group and started its business operation in 1997 with SMVA Traders Private Ltd foraying into the import and export domain In 2011 it moved to the HR and training domain. Till date, we have successfully served 550+ corporate and institutions across 15+ countries.
Details about our founding members:
- Mr. Pawan Kr. Agarwal – Group Chairman
- Mrs. Nisha Agarwal – Proprietor, SMVA Consultants
- Mr. Gaurav Agarwal – Director – SMVA Traders, Business Development Head – SMVA Consultants
- Mr. Ashish Agarwal – Training Head
- Mrs. Kshama Agarwal – Recruitment Head
- Mrs. Priyanka Agarwal – Operations Head
- SMVA Traders – Work on outsourcing/ partnership/ valuable tie-ups model
- SMVA Consultants
- Training Division – Work on Advisory/Freelancer model
- Recruitment Division – Work on Lean Startup model
SMVA Consultants: Franchisee opportunity
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About funding, plans for growth
“We are Funded privately by the family members,” says the Founding Team of SMVA.
o Started rolling out Franchisee, since Dec 2017,
o Have empanelled advisors/freelancers on a revenue-sharing basis.
Challenges and Opportunities/ Marketing Strategies
Challenges – Being up to date with the technology, fast-changing market trends, economic policies and Foreign exchange fluctuations pose major challenges in the EXIM trade.However, in the Service domain, Growing expectations of the companies and/or candidates, also meeting them is a task
Opportunities – In this Digital well connected World, it’s super easy to tap clients compared to the last decade.When it comes to our Services domain, we can observe the need for right manpower everywhere.With the entrepreneurial mindset, our country is experiencing a paradigm shift wherein there is a wave of upcoming startups.So that makes our (Recruit, Train, Retain) model a HIT.
Marketing Strategies – As per the comfort zone of the delivery team, existing database, we move towards hunting industry wise clients by following ancient method (data mining, lead generation, cold calling, convincing/meeting) and contemporary digital marketing (Facebook, LinkedIn)
A quote from the founder on the journey, or dealing with the challenge, or any inspiring moment.
– “Stay humble, work hard, be kind”.
“Hard work works harder than luck!”
Your website / apps / and contact details
WebURL: ( a) http://www.smvagroup.in/ ;
Facebook: (a) https://www.facebook.com/smvagroup/;
LinkedIn :(a) https://www.linkedin.com/company/smva-group/
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