Today we’d like to introduce you to Garima Shah.
Garima, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
When I was growing up, I never thought that one day I would be an entrepreneur. When I entered Boston University, I only knew that I wanted to use my creative skills, in whatever I did. My degree in advertising was to support my goal of making a Super Bowl commercial. I soon discovered that my impatient nature would win out over the long road to Super Bowl stardom. After college, my parents were less than enthusiastic about my B2B commission-only outside sales job. Door-to-door sales is just as hard as it sounds, but for me the idea of being in charge of my success was exhilarating.
By the time I was 20, I opened a small sales firm, and that’s when I fell in love – with the business of business! In those first few years I learned some tough lessons, mostly relating to humility. But the core lesson from my early years, which is central to my mantra today, is “no matter how good you are, you can’t do big things alone.” I learned that the secret to building a strong company was in building an organization around you with exceptional people that do exceptional things!
To this day, training and development are my favorite part of business. I am not 20 anymore and have invested many years in learning about marketing, advertising, sales channels, team building, finance, technology, and so many other parts of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. Every day, I wake up excited for life, to follow my bliss with my role at Biller Genie and with my passion project Amplivive.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Not to be overly Polyanna-ish about this but the road is as smooth as you make it. Don’t get me wrong there are challenges and struggles every day. Wondering if you will make payroll and hoping that you will get the partnership you need are just a few. But there are struggles in every aspect of life. If you are able to maintain a positive outlook and think clearly about how to tackle what’s in front of you instead of dwelling on the negative, you can overcome anything. I have had devastating times, where all I want to do is wallow in my misery or bad luck, but those are the defining moments. Those are the times when I came out stronger, better, faster than I went in. And that is what keeps me going every day.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Biller Genie – An award-winning cloud-based solution that automates the entire invoicing process, ensuring invoices get paid on time, improving days sales outstanding, and reducing the amount of administrative work for businesses.
Amplivive – A full-service wellness and recovery center located in Windermere, FL. We specialize in bio-hacking to ensure everyone lives their most amplified life. We offer multiples therapies including: IV Hydration, Chiropractic, Whole Body Cryo, Infrared light, Hyperbaric Chamber, Assisted Stretch, Compression, Charging and Cupping.
Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
Biller Genie – The world is becoming more and more automated every day. I see a much higher adoption of software such as Biller Genie as people look for more frictionless ways of running and maintaining their businesses. The rise of contactless payment options was only accelerated due to the pandemic and we will continue to see the effects in how cash flow is managed.
Amplivive – As a civilization we are living longer and more active lives and people are becoming more conscious of their health and wellness. The idea of bio-hacking and providing our body with ways to perform better in every way while recovering more quickly is a trend – that is here to stay.
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