ModMyBike – the brainchild of a bunch of friends including Suhana and Rakshitha is a one of its kind online store in the Indian market. All you avid bikers out there, this is where you head for any motorcycle related requirement – gear, spare parts, accessories and more.
So here we were, 3 software engineers and a Business grad, with a registered domain and an idea that started out as a blog. We sort of ticked all the boxes, not intentionally though.”
Keen on taking the entrepreneurial path, Suhana and Rakshitha’s initial idea was to create a blog to talk about the budding riding scene, publish reviews on accessories and services related to motorcycles. Talking about why they chose this field, they say, “We knew off the bat that this is the area we wanted to start our venture in, given that we were surrounded by motorcycle enthusiasts. We decided on the name ‘ModMyBike’ on a whim, because it sounded familiar and resonated with our idea of after-market mods.” The idea evolved into starting an e-store instead; because, why not. They say, “So here we were, 3 software engineers and a Business grad, with a registered domain and an idea that started out as a blog. We sort of ticked all the boxes, not intentionally though.”
We are glad that we faced a lot of problems in the initial days, because we learnt a lot of valuable lessons on how not to run a business.”
The road to success is paved with difficulties. Suhana and Rakshitha had to learn on the job the various aspects involved in starting an e-commerce business. There was a time when they almost gave up on their venture. But, they came back with a bang, with a re-worked strategy. Speaking about the experience, they say, “We are glad that we faced a lot of problems in the initial days, because we learnt a lot of valuable lessons on how not to run a business.” Showcasing true entrepreneurial spirit, this bright bunch learnt from their mistakes and did better, instead of quitting. A budding business requires personal sacrifices, long hours and constant attention, and these girls are not shying away from any of it.
Tirelessly working to perfect their store, Suhana and Rakshitha’s ultimate goal for ModMyBike is to be a one stop destination for all motorcycle needs. Sharing their dreams for the future, they say, “Building a brand and produce our own Motorcycle accessories and gear is what we would really love to work on.”
Speaking from experience, these promising youngsters share encouraging words for aspiring entrepreneurs, “Outside of your comfort zone is where all the magic happens. So never be complacent, because you still have a lot to achieve.”
Learning from your failure is the only way to grow and get ahead. Suhana and Rakshitha did just that. They fell, picked themselves up, and marched on. Sometimes, that’s all it takes.