Dr Vivek Bindra, an International Motivational Speaker, CEO, and Founder of Bada Business

Dr Vivek Bindra

Interview with Dr Vivek Bindra, an International Motivational Speaker, CEO, and Founder of Bada Business

Dr. Vivek Bindra is an international motivational speaker, CEO, and Founder of Bada Business Pvt  Ltd. He is renowned for his motivational speeches and training programs on leadership, sales, and  business management.

With his expertise in these areas, he has become one of the World’s Greatest  Influencers, a Leadership Consultant, and an Inspirational Business Coach.

Dr. Bindra has also  authored several books on these subjects. Apart from his achievements in entrepreneurship and  leadership, Dr. Bindra is also an educator and a startup guru. 

With an astounding 20.8 million subscribers and over 1.6+ billion views, his YouTube channel has  earned the esteemed distinction of being the foremost subscribed channel globally for  Entrepreneurship & Leadership Development. This remarkable feat has firmly established him as a  prominent influencer in the field. 

In recognition of his contributions, Dr. Vivek Bindra has been awarded an Honorary Ph.D. Degree,  Doctor of Philosophy. He has gained the trust of around 1,500 corporates, who seek his guidance  and inspiration. 

Furthermore, Dr. Bindra has played a crucial role in providing CEO coaching to the top 100 CEOs in  the country.

His expertise and success have garnered numerous awards, including being a 9 time  Guinness World Records holder, receiving the 40 under 40 Award, being recognized as the Best CEO  Coach in India by the Times of India, and being listed among the 21 Technopreneurs to Watch Out  for in 2021. 

Some key highlights about Dr. Vivek Bindra:  

He commands a substantial following of 40 million people across various social media platforms.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, he provided training to over 1.5 crore individuals. Additionally, his  platform has garnered 132 million Monthly Active Users (MAU). 

Dr. Vivek Bindra’s influence extends beyond digital platforms. He has established the largest  business community for Bharat entrepreneurs, with a presence in over 1,500 cities, 100 offices  across India, and partnerships with over 40,000 individuals. In his head office alone, he employs a  team of 600 professionals. 

Dr. Bindra’s accomplishments have garnered significant recognition from reputable organizations  like The Times of India, Maruti Suzuki, IGA, World HRD Congress, PWC, Indian Achievers Awards,  Leadership Federation, and The Economic Times – Game Changer of India, among others. As a  result, he is widely regarded as a highly esteemed figure in his field. 

His influence has also extended to popular shows, as he has been featured as a guest on The Kapil  Sharma Show in 2023, TRS Hindi, an episode of The Lallantop in 2023, and multiple panels on  various digital platforms. These appearances further showcase his expertise and contributions to the  industry.

Can you tell us about your journey and what inspired you to become a motivational speaker and corporate trainer?

Dr Vivek Bindra: During my early years in Lucknow, when I was just three years old, my father passed away abruptly. This event marked the beginning of a challenging journey in my childhood.

Due to the unique circumstances within my family, I found myself unable to remain with my mother. Instead, I sought refuge with my uncle for a period of time and also spent valuable moments with my grandfather.

As I pursued my education, I experienced the need to switch schools multiple times. Eventually, I settled in Delhi, where I developed a keen interest in sports and embraced the concept of resilience, learning to bounce back from failures.

As I grew older, around the age of 16 or 17, my proficiency in business studies became evident, leading me to capitalize on it by tutoring students and gradually transforming into an entrepreneur, even engaging in the sale of dictionaries during my college years to support myself financially, all while not knowing the literal meaning of “entrepreneurship” but understanding its essence as I started tuition classes in my colony.

Opening a centre was a costly affair, and needed CAPEX. I conceived a fly-light business model. I spoke to some teachers, distributed pamphlets, and hired a telephone operator.

I worked only as a demand-supply medium on a commission basis. I consciously decided not to get involved as a tutor as it would have limited my role and scalability.

You can call it education with entrepreneurship or edupreneurship. It worked and I started earning, not just enough money but a substantial amount for sure.

I believe that one’s past plays a crucial role in fashioning his or her future. My life-changing moment was when I left worldly life and spent four years as a monk.

“I started living the life of a “Bramhachari’, studied the shastras, and helped poor children. The Bhagavad Gita provided me with a new outlook on life, showing me how it is possible to turn a seemingly hopeless conclusion into boundless hope and transform a breakdown into a significant breakthrough. The underlying principle here was: “try don’t cry”.

However, becoming a content creator was never a plan for me. Upon embarking on my path as a corporate trainer, I quickly came to understand that in India’s leading companies, such as those in the top tier, there exist consultants such as KPMG, Mckenzie, Ernst & Young, and others who assist them in achieving growth.

For the bottom of the country, the government is running initiatives of skill and development. However, there was no one from the business community who was helping them to grow their businesses.

“And this was the largest requirement and that too in their local language, which is Hindi. So, when I realized that I came up with free content for them.

I realized that the SMEs, MSMEs, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, wannapreneurs required business coaching in simple Hindi language because they were not able to go for premium education as it required prior qualifications.

And the quality of content and teachers was not up very good, I established this channel with the intention of offering a complimentary educational platform specifically catering to individuals from tier-2 and tier-3 backgrounds, focusing on business-related subjects.

As the founder of Bada Business, a renowned platform for entrepreneurial and business learning, what motivated you to create this platform, and what sets it apart from other business training programs?

Dr Vivek Bindra: As the founder of Bada Business, I was motivated to create this platform to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of entrepreneurship and business.

I wanted to provide aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals with accessible and affordable learning resources that could empower them to succeed in the real world.

What sets Bada Business apart from other business training programs is our unique combination of engaging video content, practical case studies, and interactive learning tools.

We focus on simplifying complex business concepts and presenting them in a way that is easy to understand and apply.

Additionally, our platform offers a diverse range of courses and programs, catering to the needs of individuals at different stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

Bada Business is dedicated to fostering a community of knowledge sharing and continuous learning, making it a one-of-a-kind platform for business education.

Kindly brief us about Bada Business, its specialization, and the services that it offers

Dr Vivek Bindra: Bada Business, headquartered in Delhi, is a training company that leverages technology to offer cost-effective and easily accessible business training programs to small and medium-sized Indian enterprises (MSME), as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, in regional languages.

With extensive knowledge of different business strategies and frameworks, Bada Business helps Indian SMEs do big business or become Bada Business.

It offers “Everything About Entrepreneurship,” the world’s most affordable entrepreneurship program. Serving as a one-stop solution for various business problems in HR, marketing, sales, technology, and more, Bada Business provides a lifetime opportunity to learn from billionaire trainers such as Mr. Mohandas Pai, Mr. Manu Jain, Mr. R.C. Bhargava, and many others.

The goal of Bada Business is to make entrepreneurship and management education available, accessible, and affordable to everyone.

Bada Business focuses on providing practical knowledge and skills to entrepreneurs and business professionals. Could you share some of the key strategies or methodologies that you emphasize in your training programs?

Dr Vivek Bindra: The key to the rising economic curve of any country is a good entrepreneurial ecosystem. Entrepreneurs create new businesses, add value, and generate jobs.

They bring about multiplier effects on the economy. And, this is what Bada Business wants to achieve through its services. 

The aim is to equip individual entrepreneurs and small businesses with resources and a supportive ecosystem for problem-solving, enabling them to expand their operations.

The organisation has created an alternative business management education model, particularly for the large number of people who are unable to access or afford formal MBA programmes. 

Our business education courses and modules enhance the entrepreneurial skills of young professionals and small business owners and help them establish or grow their businesses.

In your experience, what are some common challenges that entrepreneurs and business leaders face, and how does Bada Business address those challenges?

Dr Vivek Bindra: During the pandemic, we quickly reconfigured our agenda and launched the India Revival Mission — a series of business lessons, webinars, and online lectures — to help MSMEs overcome the crisis caused by COVID-19.

Our online business lessons reached out to almost five crore people through various ways. With fast digitisation and growth of online learning, the edtech sector at large, and our business in particular, is zooming past all expectations.

The difficulty lies in ensuring that our programs are accessible to the vast potential customer base. Lack of fast speed internet in small towns and rural areas is a challenge we would want to overcome.

Similarly, the paucity of awareness among people about online learning opportunities is another challenge.

As a motivational speaker, what do you believe are the essential qualities or mindset that individuals need to cultivate to achieve success in their personal and professional lives?

Dr Vivek Bindra: To achieve success in both personal and professional lives, individuals need to cultivate certain essential qualities and mindset. These include:

Determination and Perseverance: Success often requires overcoming challenges and setbacks. Having the determination to stay focused on goals and the perseverance to push through obstacles is crucial.

Positive Attitude: Maintaining a positive mindset helps individuals approach challenges with optimism and resilience. It enables them to see opportunities in difficult situations and fuels their motivation to keep going.

Goal Setting and Planning: Clearly defining goals and creating a strategic plan of action provides a roadmap for success.

Setting achievable targets and breaking them down into manageable steps helps individuals stay focused and track their progress.

Continuous Learning and Adaptability: Success comes to those who are willing to learn and adapt. Embracing a growth mindset and seeking opportunities to expand knowledge and skills allows individuals to stay ahead in a constantly evolving world.

Self-Discipline and Time Management: Cultivating self-discipline helps individuals stay organized, avoid distractions, and stay committed to their priorities.

Effective time management ensures they make the most of their time and consistently work towards their goals.

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence: Resilience helps individuals bounce back from failures and setbacks, while emotional intelligence allows them to navigate relationships, handle conflicts, and communicate effectively.

By developing these qualities and adopting a mindset that embraces growth, positivity, and resilience, individuals can enhance their chances of achieving success in their personal and professional endeavors.

How do you stay motivated and continue to inspire others in your own life, especially during challenging times?

Dr Vivek Bindra: To stay motivated and inspire others during tough times, I set meaningful goals, seek inspiration, practice self-care, embrace a growth mindset, share my journey, and surround myself with positive influences.

The world of business and entrepreneurship is constantly evolving. How do you stay updated with the latest trends and strategies to ensure that your training programs remain relevant and impactful?

Dr Vivek Bindra: I employ a proactive approach to stay updated by continuously learning through reading industry publications, attending conferences, engaging in online communities, and collaborating with experts. I also analyze competitors and seek feedback from participants to ensure the relevance and impact of my training programs.

As a successful entrepreneur and influencer, what advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs who are just starting their journey?

Dr Vivek Bindra: My advice to aspiring entrepreneurs just starting their journey would be to embrace the following key principles:

Start with passion: Find something you are genuinely passionate about and build your business around it. Passion will fuel your motivation and help you navigate through challenges.

Learn continuously: Entrepreneurship is a constant learning process. Stay curious and committed to expanding your knowledge and skills. Read books, attend seminars, and seek advice from mentors to gain valuable insights.

Take calculated risks: Success often requires taking risks, but it’s important to assess and manage them wisely. Engage in comprehensive research, assess possible results, and make well-informed choices. Embrace stepping beyond your familiar surroundings without fear.

Establish a robust network by surrounding yourself with individuals who are supportive and share similar interests.

Network with fellow entrepreneurs, industry experts, and mentors who can offer guidance, support, and opportunities. Collaboration and partnerships can significantly accelerate your growth.

Embrace failure as a learning opportunity: Failure is an inevitable part of entrepreneurship. Instead of being discouraged, see it as a chance to learn, adapt, and grow. Learn from your mistakes, iterate your strategies, and keep moving forward.

Stay persistent and resilient: Building a successful business takes time and effort. Stay focused, persevere through setbacks, and maintain a resilient mindset. Be prepared to work hard and overcome obstacles along the way.

Remember, every entrepreneur’s journey is unique. Embrace your individuality, leverage your strengths, and remain adaptable to seize opportunities that arise.

Bada Business has a vast audience, including students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. How do you tailor your messages and training to cater to the diverse needs of your audience?

Dr Vivek Bindra: Bada Business tailors its messages and training to cater to the diverse needs of its audience by segmenting the audience based on their characteristics, offering customizable learning paths, providing content for different levels of expertise, utilizing varied formats, encouraging feedback and interaction, incorporating practical application examples, providing ongoing support, and staying updated with industry trends.

What are your future plans and aspirations for Bada Business? Are there any new initiatives or programs that you’re excited about?

Dr Vivek Bindra: There is a demand for entrepreneurial education, yet there is a scarcity of courses that provide instruction on initiating and expanding a business, acquiring funding, engaging with investors, and other related topics.

Currently, there is a lack of a dedicated educational framework catering to this field. As a response, we have ventured into the formal education system and collaborated with GLA University to introduce a UGC-approved one-year diploma program in entrepreneurship.

The primary objective of this program is to assist individuals in enhancing their family businesses and launching their own start-ups.

What is your success tips for young and aspiring entrepreneurs

Dr Vivek Bindra: To succeed as a young entrepreneur, prioritize passion, continuous learning, networking, calculated risks, embracing failure, adaptability, building a strong team, customer focus, and self-care.

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