Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Pankaj Goswami, CEO of AAGA Commercial Services Pvt Ltd, located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are an integrated trading company with offices in India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia dealing in agriculture, minerals, lifestyle, and chemical products. Our customers are mainly distributors and importers of agro-products, retailers, supermarket chains, and manufacturing companies.

Tell us about yourself

I have been a serial entrepreneur for the last 11 years after a 20+ year corporate career with global companies in senior management positions at the Asia Pacific level. Being an entrepreneur has always lured me right from my early days, and I decided to take the plunge after gaining a wide experience across multiple functions in my corporate career. The desire to create a global-scale company and make a meaningful contribution to society drives me.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Although this is my 3rd business, I believe the biggest accomplishment is yet to come, as I do not believe that the best days are behind me. Nevertheless, I feel proud to have reached so far as a first-generation entrepreneur wherein I lead a business with customers all over the world.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

One of the most difficult things as a business owner is to create a shared vision with the employees of the business's long-term goals without defocusing on immediate tasks.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Dream Big and set High Goals.
  2. Make detailed execution plans.
  3. Do not be afraid of failure.

Where can people find you and your business?


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