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Name: Roshni Lachhwani
Business: Intellexsys Legal Solutions
Location: Mumbai, India
Industry: Professional Services
Reason for starting? The legal business scene here in Mumbai, India, is growing by the second, and what’s important to young and established businesses is to get honest legal advice for the price paid. Further, no business wants to tie its growth to litigation simply for being unaware of how, what and why intellectual property rights are important for each business. That’s precisely where my business, Intellexsys Legal Solutions, fits the bill. Our sole motto is to provide litigation-free solutions by trying alternate legal modalities within a short span of time, successfully fetching the results our patrons wanted and at the price a start-up could afford too!
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How do you define success? To me, success is not when you achieve what you desire, but when you help another achieve what they deserve. If this can be achieved through a business medium eventually, this will help in creating strong goodwill, which can lead to sustainability in the long term. I strongly believe that success to each person is different … however what matters is the long-lasting effect of success which can be attained purely by goodwill.
Biggest success: One milestone in my career is to have served more than 500 companies and individuals, including some of the biggest brands in India, ranging from start-ups, celebrities and franchises, in a short span of 2 1/2 years, purely through references. In my understanding, this has been possible because of a clear vision, quick responses, transparency in operations and a fresh approach towards my subject.
What is your top challenge and how you have addressed it? Being a young lawyer and freshly versed in the field, it was a challenge to convince others about the quality of the work and skill on offer. Initially, when I started providing legal services as a freelancer, a small obstacle was having to start from scratch using all the savings from internships and jobs towards business expenses, which eventually did generate income but the wait was exasperating. To add to this, lack of manpower support and lack of mentorship would create self-doubt. I gained confidence in my work when I was chosen by an MNC to handle their IP work solely due to my understanding of the subject, especially when I pitched along with existing big and small intellectual property firms.
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Who is your most important role model? Surprisingly, my role model is not a woman. Mr. Ratan Tata and the Tata Group have been a role model for many young entrepreneurs for various reasons. For me, having been an intern with one of their companies, I had the opportunity to understand and absorb the goodness of their culture in providing timely responses, thirst for learning from everyone, good treatment to all, respecting client and employee’s time, balance of work and personal life. There’s so much to imbibe from them. Although my driving force, my mother is the primary reason behind my small feats.
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