I have been working as a development sector consultant to support financial well-being, inclusion through providing support to policymakers, regulators, governments, businesses and FinTech startups. I work and conduct research across various small and medium enterprises to understand key issues that lead to poor financial health and how can they be improved on multiple fronts. We look at various internal and external factors which affect financial planning of these entrepreneurs and support them in changing this by policy-level changes and much more. I have also volunteered with startups such as LedBy, a Harvard incubated platform which supports Indian Muslim women to become better leaders and entrepreneurs.
How to work with me
What I can offer
I can offer actionable solutions and support to entrepreneurs on how they improve their financial planning and grow their businesses further. This involves understanding the basic of how to save, borrow, spend and plan for future. I can support you to grow and expand your business, by using digital financial services in an efficient manner
My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship
I look forward to being a guide and a friend to the entrepreneur. Understand key challenges, listen to the issues, find out the most suitable options for their market and sector and guide them towards implementing better solutions which are sustainable and not just short term. I will find myself happy, if I am able to even support a single business grow and become better than it was before. I expect to learn more from the entrepreneur themselves and solve these problems together.
How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start
An entrepreneur should understand that there might be information asymmetry and gaps when individuals come from different backgrounds. As a mentor, I would like to know more about their financial planning clearly, and make sure the information remains confidential but often the entrepreneurs shy away from revealing the details of basic challenges that they might have faced.
Regular scrum calls are important to keep clear flow of information in order to support the entrepreneur.