Tanushree Sharma is the founder of LoveActuallyMe, a initiative with the vision of bringing behavioral change. LoveActuallyMe is an online & offline community for PWD (People with disabilities) to empower & encourage the community to meet. A great initiative by great people with great vision!. Today we got chance to interview her. Let know more about her & learn from her ups & downs
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Excerpts from our exclusive interview with her:
Q1) Tell us a little bit about your start-up and your journey, please;
I Tanushree Sharma, founder of Loveactually.me started the initiative with the vision of bringing behavioral change. LoveActuallyMe is an online and offline initiative for PWD (People with disabilities) to empower, enable, and encourage the community to meet, greet, and network with like-minded able and disabled individuals.
I started LoveActuallyMe with my best friends Krishna and Rajneesh. The seed was germinated off my mother’s illness and Rajneesh’s sister who had a Cerebral Palsy. We gauged people’s behavior whenever they came across any PWDs. One day I decided to put my papers and get into the voyage.
Q2) What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur?
Doing something differently, I have always done things differently and left my mark. I knew that I have to do something different from what everyone else is doing. My driving force is to stand out whatever I do, I enjoy being on driving seat and love breaking paradoxical thoughts and notions.
Q3) How did you come up with the name for your business/startup?
The name was something which we thought thick and thin and zeroed on LoveActually, but Rajneesh added Me to make it LoveActuallyMe, which stands for love me the way I am and who I am but before that, I need to love myself rather than asking for love from others.
Q4) What service(s) or product(s) do you offer/manufacture?
LoveActuallyMe is a socializing platform for able and PWDs to connect with the right set of people on personal and professional front.
Q5) Why should people choose your product/services?
We being the first platform focusing on PWDs. Our approach is to connect the right fit individuals on the social and professional front, not random matches.
- Our online to offline focus
- Ensuring users safety and security
Q6) How do you market your business, and which tactics have been most successful?
LoveActuallyMe, we are in the limelight with our various events, we are coming up with an online socializing app where we will enable them to meet the right fit. But here too with our positive goodwill in the market and transparency, we have an ever-growing community, and it is growing every day.
Our approach of pushing and involving PWDs in our activities and bringing the best out of them have done wonders for us.
Q7) Did pandemic (COVID 19) affect your business? if yes how?
For Loveactuallyme, Covid 19 was kind of boon for us in terms of brand-building. We did Ignite a 3 days Instagram Live event with inclusivity as a theme, able and PWD performers from different nooks and corners of India participated and more than 6000 viewers witnessed the charismatic performances. The activity helped us in spreading our wings.
Q8) What are your responsibilities as a business owner?
- Lead by example
- Making leaders not followers
- Allow the people to think independently
- Growth plans for short term and long term
Q9) What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
I hate losing the battle, so can consider as my fear.
Q10) What piece of advice would you give to college graduates who want to become entrepreneurs??
Smart work, have back up plans, and network with the right kind of people.Tanushree Sharma
Follow Her @
|Her Instagram Handle||https://www.instagram.com/tanushreesharma85|
|LoveActuallyMe Instagram Handle||https://www.instagram.com/LoveActually.me|
|LoveActuallyMe LinkedIn Handle||https://www.linkedin.com/company/LoveActually-me|
|LoveActuallyMe Twitter Handle||https://www.twitter.com/LoveActually_me|
|LoveActuallyMe YouTube Handle||https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5q_0g6lw9IsWpAzNcAQzXw|
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