Olive Media & Marketing is a Mumbai based startup founded by Bidisha Bose. It is a digital and social media marketing.
My team is five members including me, few of them I met on social media and two are referred by my teammates, they are very co-operative, though they work under me they are not my employee they are a part of my startup, and I prefer calling them teammates, Bidisha.
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Give brief info about your startup?
My start is about digital and social media marketing, which includes developing of apps, websites, creating banners for social media , landing pages , creating videos (animated/non animated) , we are a team of 5 people including me, 1 developer, 1 campaign manager, 1 marketing person, 2 creative editors and designer. I founded it in October 2017 after I quit my business development job, but full flgedly started working on it from June 2018.
What made you start your startup and what problem does it solve?
I started my startup as I faced harassment in my workplace (wrong intentions from the owners of the company) being a female I couldn’t get a safe working environment so I had to quit my jobs , hence decided to start my own which can provide a safe working environment not only to me but also other females who work with me , and it truly solved my issue after I started my own I understood its not a female’s mistake or her cloths or her way of work its the organisation that make such things a trend in order to get clients : in short I would say a type of bribing to reduce the competitions and they think that all females will agree to it (females does as they rarely get options or might the treatment from getting fired or some other reasons), after I started more I faced lots of competitions but I never faced such offers from my clients, it was also fair on the quotations, quality and punctuality.
Tell us about yourself, your previous jobs/ventures? What were you doing before this startup?
I started my career as a model then I moved to business development, and I worked with media houses as a business development manager, (about me ) I am 16th March 1992 born and completed my senior secondary school from Kendriya Vidyalaya and then did my hotel management from IHM and Bachelor in mass media from Sikkim Manipal university correspondence ,
Where is your startup based out of? Why do you think that is the best place for you?
We are based in Mumbai, this is the best place because we find all kind clients here as it is the hub for all corporate offices.
Who are your competitions and how are you better than them?
Olive inc media, om logic, orion digital marketing agency, I am better because I value the money of the client, hence believe in delivering quality products,
How hard is it to have a work-life balance as a startup founder and how do you manage it?
Is very difficult to balance work life as a startup because the need to face lots of politics and financial crunch, but I believe hard work and gods help make things easy and it works for me
Have you raised funding? If yes, then we would like to know the details. If no, then please tell us if you are looking to raise.
We havnt raised funds neither looking for
What’s the biggest misconception people have about you? Why do they have that? What’s the reality?
The biggest misconception people have about me is I have a bad attitude, and I am rude, they think so because I speak very limited and keep a distance from toxic people, so for half of the people around me I am very rude especially because I say “no.”
What gets you excited about this company?
Tell us how a day in your life looks like? Your schedule for a day right from the time you get up till you hit the bed at night.
I always have a stressed and messed up day as I need to manage work and home together, I have a 4-month-old baby so, my morning starts with her smile , then I schedule my day , schedule goes like – 9 30 gym , followed by a discussion with my team for the days work and then I start my work at 3 pm call my clients and also new to be clients followed by meeting and then by night again work and ends with some make secrets (to feel fresh)
Tell us about your team and how did you meet each other?
My team is five members including me, few of them I met on social media and two are referred by my teammates, they are very co-operative, though they work under me they are not my employee they are a part of my startup, and I prefer calling them teammates.
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