Today Sep, 14th 2014, a very find day to start the coming week. Mom likes to travel to temples a lot and she had been asking me to take her to this Temple for a long time. Thou not so far from the place I live, I don’t know why I could not make it happen all these days.
Luckily we were having a family discussion yesterday and it kind of clicked that we as a family go visit this temple. Mom woke up early in the morning while I was still drooling on my pillow and feeling lazy. It was kind of 7.00 am and smelled something was being cooked and being packed. Oh shit, I am late and had to rush from then. Around 8:30 we started to this temple with our break fast packed nice and hot.
The temple we visited in located in a small mountain near Pammal.
Name of the Temple: Ranganatha.
You can read all the necessary information about this temple from the link below:
We are a budding cab operator with a small set up. Unlike any other cab operators we also provide cab services. But how, this is what we want to serve. We want our customers to step out of the cab with a satisfying, respected, dignified & professional travel experience and of course with that ALL SMILES.
How it all started:
I am Vinod Kumaar V, C.E.O and founder of Vinod’s Cab Company’. I am an IT professional with 13 years of experience from different domains. During the deserted period of my career, I decided to go with my passion. I always wanted to become an “Entrepreneur”. But in which field? Well, frankly speaking I did not make a big list and went straight ahead with travels business. Why? From childhood I carried a big passion for travelling and driving. I was very clear not to take chances in this business as the chances of making the tiniest mistake could end my dream come true. So, I decided to by a cab and ended up as a driver. Drove hundreds of thousands of KMs for a vendor in an IT company. Started learning the pros and cons of this business. Observed the behavior of my co-drivers with staffs/customers. How the drivers were treated in turn. Made a note of all the scenarios and experiences. Made it a habit, I shouldn’t end up being treated like any other ordinary driver by my customers/staffs and vice versa. Well-ah, I saw an incredible transformation sooner than I expected. And it was more welcoming and rewarding as a driver. This behavior and understanding gave me the confidence to go ahead with my own set up.
I did not make big profit or profit at all. From what I have learnt with my own experience of what I could do, I decided to start “Vinod’s Cab Company”. That is how it all started. I want to make that big difference to my career, to my cab operators and also to my customers.
I want to provide my services to firms who work on 9 – 5 timings and 5 days a week to begin with. Why? It gives us both time and focus which is needed to grow successfully. I want to provide a very satisfying service to my clients. Just like I carry the responsibility to provide good service, I carry the responsibility to take care of my team as well who runs the show on my command. I want them to feel proud of their work environment and not just work, work and work. I want my team to make time for their families, time to take care of their health and needs and stay focused when then return to work.
What are we trying to achieve as a start-up?
Well, our target audience – SME’s / SMB’s. Our marketing strategy is simple – Social media networks. But we are not planning to depend on one source. We have plans to go viral with paper ads, flyers and any other means of marketing to spread our business. We are trying to keep the known circle informed of who we are? What we do? Taking the privilege in asking them to help us by sharing our business motto in their known circles, to their organizations and to others who are willing to use our cabs for transportation.
How much do you have to pay?
Our tariff is premium because I have the responsibility to provide you the service you will value. I can guarantee you with confidence we will make you feel – valued, happy, come again customer.
What are we expecting as a start up?
Give us the responsibility, we will do our responsibility. Give us an opportunity, we give dedication.
All that we are asking for is an opportunity. We are selective in what we want to do and what best we can do in the chosen field. Unlike any other cab operators we are not interested in running a big show in this very beginning stage. We want to build our client base steadily with good reputation. We are pleased to offer our services in the following areas – Airport transfers, Client pick-up and drop, Point pick up and drop for staffs, cabs for event managers, consulting firms, hotels, and international tourists.
If you are reading this – Hop aboard, let us do the driving, travel in peace and become a satisfied customer.
Thank you very much! Don’t just stop with reading my passion. Please pass the word, give us business opportunity and help us grow and grow with us indeed.
For Vinod’s Cab Company,
Vinod Kumaar V
C.E.O & Founder,
I am a graphic designer by profession and have lived the dream for 14 years now. Now having said that, my career came to a stop during the so called time of recession. My life became a little obnoxious. I used to be a day dreamer and a great story teller during my childhood days. After I started my profession as a graphic designer I kind of shelved that gift and continued with my profession -until recession.
As the saying goes ” When lighting strikes, comes the thunder “, It was this time I was struck with the thought, What if I had to face the same situation again? Am I ready to take another hit and mess up. No thanks, I am done. I said to myself and started to walk along the road. I took the path of thorns to understand my true potential and traits. What profession should I choose? How different I can be from the rest of the crowd? Well, I talked to myself and decided not to walk the same road again.
Left in the dark I spoke to myself for days and nights together. Ran through various scenarios. Walked around the places I lived and worked, moved through a different locality to see what exactly was happening in this fast pace world. It was THE DAY, the deciding day I thought I should bring my misery to an end. Reached home, took a piece of paper, wrote my thoughts, pictured the situation. Ate my dinner in peace and went to sleep. The gift of dreams scraped itself out of the box and showered all the information I had penned. I had many options to choose, right then, when I was about to choose came this thought of “How about a Travels business”? Yes yes, I decided this is what I will do from now. why? Because I have always had a great passion for driving, automobiles and travels.
In the Year 2010, March 20th I bought my very first cab and started my cab company.
Here I am writing this small dream come true of When, Why and how it all started. I have certain plans on
- How to run my business?
- The kind of service I want to render to my clients?
- How to expand my business?
But for me to achieve my steps, I need help from you, as my customers. Give me – “VINOD’S CAB COMPANY” an opportunity and help me establish my business, to serve you better and I can assure you, I will do my best to not let you my customers down.
If any of your friends, family or you yourself travelling to India, happen to visit Chennai and are in need of a cab call me and we will ready to serve you.
Vinod Kumaar V