Tell us about yourself?
I am Tahmid Islam. I consider myself a visionary entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial Author and digital marketing geek.
I am 22 and I own three companies now. Startouch Digital – A digital marketing agency Smartway Records – A record Label Entrepreneurship Wave – A non profit org to help entrepreneurs with information and guideline
What do you think is the single biggest misconception people have when it comes to startups?
The single biggest misconception about startup is big sum of money, people assume that they have to have a big amount of money, I started from 830 tk (10$ approx).
If you could go back in time to any moment from your journey, and give yourself one tip, what would it be?
Choose mentor wisely, To learn business and entrepreneurship, teacher also should be an entrepreneur. Imagine you are learning surgery from an engineer, doesn’t seems okay, Right? Similarly, it applies here also.
What makes you stand out as an entrepreneur?
I am an entrepreneur focusing entrepreneurship for good, I’m not only focusing on my growth but also others’ also. I have a free blog (entrepreneurshipwave.com) that provide free valuable blogs.
What are some of the best working habits you’ve gained over the past couple of years?
Not giving up. Once I heard a wrestler saying while he was cutting his promo, “Every day is a new day, A new chance to reborn.” I deeply believe this, I keep on my grind even after I loose on many.
Give us a bit of an insight into the influences behind the company?
When I started my first business Trendz Fashion ( A clothing online shop) I faced a lot of trouble with digital marketing,
When I was looking for solution I came to know that marketing experts charges a lot which is not always affordable for small entrepreneurs and startups, then I learned many skills based on marketing and gathered a team of professionals.
That’s how Startouch Digital was started.
Where do you see your business in five years?
I wish to my business as one of the top marketing agency that focuses on helping startups and new entrepreneurs.
What do you think the biggest challenge will be for you in getting there?
Power of Execution. Idea and execution is very different thing, I am framing my pathway and still I think it’s gonna be a very hard path to achieve my goal.
Talk to us about your biggest success story so far?
My biggest success was making my parents proud, I was never a good student, so my parents was never happy on me.
When I started earning my expenses when I was just 19 they started believing in me and later on, I started to expense for my family also. Such a middleclass story to share 😀
How do clients and customers find you? Are you much of a salesperson for yourself?
Through our marketing, Though I, myself a marketer so I am much of a salesperson myself, but my co-founder helps me to conquer client’s mind with beautiful graphics.
What one tip would you give to fellow startup founders?
Never give up, you are an warrior. If you fail start again, I know and believe that, you will be successful soon.
And finally, what do you hope the future brings both you personally, and your business?
Yes, I do. One of my principle of business is entrepreneurship for good, and I believe this noble motive is a key of success for me and my business.