While making it big in the world of business is important for businessman and entrepreneur Vijay Eswaran, making a change in the world through philanthropy is just as important to the Executive Chairman of the conglomerate QI Group. He first began his life as an entrepreneur back in 1998 when he founded the company QNET which quickly gained a presence on a global level. QNET was one of the first companies that was able to combine the technology of e-commerce with direct sales in order to quickly grow his business and market their products to a much wider audience. By 2000, Vijay Eswaran was able to take his company to the 3rd spot out of all of the companies of its kind out of 42.
In order to be successful as an entrepreneur, Vijay Eswaran credits his ability to be intense, intuitive, and inquisitive. A good idea is not enough if you don’t have the follow through to do it. He is motivated by being able to connect the people in his business and enjoys listening to the stories from his customers. Vijay Eswaran enjoys being able to interact with them and finding out how the company has impacted them all on a personal level. He states that these interactions inspire him to keep moving forward in business and try as hard as possible in order for him to be able to continue changing lives throughout the world.
Vijay Eswaran admits that things were not easy when he first began his business. He faced a lot of hurdles and did not have family that could support his goals. Fortunately, he was able to find partners, including his wife, that had similar goals and were able to help him succeed. While there will always be setbacks in business and life, it’s important to persevere.