100 issues of Business Goa :Goa’s only Business Magazine !!!

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Business Goa celebrates its 8th anniversary ,the number 8 also shares its symbolic resemblance  with “Infinity” an abstract mathematical term which is used to describe something without any bound or larger than any number which truly resonates with the growth and evolution of Business Goa ,it has seamlessly transcended from a Business magazine to a “Belief system”

However, as with many other single-digit numbers, the shape of the number reflects its most important attribute, and in the case of the number 8, that is, first and foremost, balance. The 8 is the great Karmic equalizer, a force that just as easily creates as it destroys. When the 8 comes knocking, you can be assured that you will reap what you’ve sown.

The 8 balances the material and immaterial worlds. At its best, it is as spiritual as it is materialistic. The spiritual side of the 8 is practical, realistic and intelligent. It knows the difference between make-believe and genuine spiritual realizations. On the material plane, it is focused on results, often in the form of money, yet does not care  much about money for the sake of money. It is not greedy, it sees money as a tool, not an end-result ,this phenomenon is evident when one reads Business Goa editorials and the other contents .

While there is no foolproof method for building a successful business, many aspiring entrepreneurs feel that having a good business plan, the motivation and the capital is all that is required to “make it.” While true, there is more to success than that when starting a business, “it boils down to one thing,” “It’s about innovation and how to create a demand in the marketplace for what’s needed,” How does a business know what is needed and how can it successfully enter the marketplace?


“Successful businesses need a strong and well-thought-out business plan and also need to conduct the research necessary to find out where the market lies,” One may seek help from professionals like business advisors, attorneys, investment bankers and people who have access to capital, to help entrepreneurs get to where they want to go, especially if they have a great idea or good product.”

However, an important ingredient that successful businesses share are leaders who can build strong relationships effortlessly. “Relationships” – when starting and running a business – are the key to making everything happen. And by relationships, I mean development, vendor, customer and other various work relationships. It’s having those strong leaders who know how to build relationships, and use those relationships to build and hire other leaders and a team within a company. A business can have a good product, technology and service, and a good plan in place, but if it has a lousy team that can’t work together, then nothing is going to happen.” I have personally experienced Mr.Harshvardhan Bhatkuly as a great “Relationship builder” which has been his harbinger of success.


Technology has also played an interesting role in the success of Business Goa – especially in the past decade or so – with the explosion of social media and the public’s desire for instant information and Business Goa was swift enough to embrace the technology ahead of times.

“While there are other components involved in owning, operating and building a successful business, what works for one company, may not work for another. Every business is different, with varying goals and varying definitions of success.

Businesses should create their own definitions of success, while looking towards the world’s most respected organizations and professionals for guidance . Business Goa has consistently claimed its much deserved success , following and believing in its own unique way .

Every anniversary of Business Goa to me is like “Spring” (Vasant Rutu) ,Spring was celebrated 4000 years ago ,its significance is more relevant today when the world is in the dire need of newness and that the newness can be embraced. To grow, to evolve  ,to make progress has been core the core of every spiritual doctrine .All art form …poetry to prose ,from films to literature ,has also evoked the same.

Life is about evolution ,the earth renews itself ,water cleanse themselves ,tress shed old branches ,the human body changes every seven years, however the human mind clings to the old. When you don’t let go of what is over, it consumes you and takes the space of what is to come.

“God’s mercy is fresh and new every morning” ,but people punish themselves by living their old lives over and over again – if not in reality then in the poisonous terrain of their minds .To move on ,to move further ,to move ahead is an exigent need.


When you stay chained to the past, when you let the rusted balls of tragic or painful events clang at your ankles ,the walk ahead is impossible. The geometry of existence falls apart when people put up old scaffoldings to build the new lives. Spring is the reminder and the chance to let go,to make sure bygones are bygones ,to learn and leave.

The 8th anniversary of Business Goa is reminder to all of us  to explore the world of infinite possibilities !