Everyone should have a side-hustle!
**20+ years** Digital Strategist, Sales, Marketing, Branding, Digital Creative Director, Product Specialist, Innovator, Entrepreneur & Speaker. (It’s a long list, accumulated over 20+ years)
I have been writing down new business ideas daily for over 30 years! As early as I can remember, thinking about solutions to everyday problems is a 'thing' I have been known people. Everyone that is around me will share the same sentiment, "Sathish has tons of ideas, daily!" or, "If had a penny for every idea Sathish mentioned, I would be a millionaire..." I am that guy!
I love building side hustle companies! More than the extra income, you learn about yourself, your fears and your character! It also means that you are paying attention to the world around you. You are looking for opportunities that you can leverage into solutions and profit.
Four more reasons:
1. Having multiple sources of income is empowering
2. It could turn into a job you love (if that’s what you want)
3. It will give you more enjoyment in your day job
4. You'll be happier
As CEO of BlueBand Digital for 12 years (SOLD 2017), I helped clients across many industries, Retail, CPG, Auto, Finance, Sports & Entertainment, Cannabis, Not-For-Profit and Government. As the lead digital strategist, my focus was to help clients drive measurable results across their digital investments. Our solutions spanned across the web, mobile, social media, content development, experiential, eCommerce and more. Clients included Cadillac Fairview, McDonald's, Ford, Amex, Parmalat, Wrigley's, Fallsview Casino, Conagra, SAB Miller, Hot Wheels, Walmart, Terrascend and more. As CEO, I enjoyed building our marketing and sales channels, expanding from Toronto to Montreal, India, China and Costa Rica.
After selling my 3rd startup in 2017, In 2018, I supported Ryerson University's new incubator, Science Discovery Zone. A co-founder of the incubator, I focused on helping science-based business ideas get to market. As their entrepreneur-in-residence, I coached over 100 start-ups from ideation to raising capital. During my time, we grew the program from 0 to over 40 companies, 150 members and a healthy network of mentors. During my time at Ryerson, I had the opportunity to travel and speak with entrepreneurs in Brazil and China.
In 2019, I started Bala Group as an incubator for early-stage startups led by new immigrants, minorities and females entrepreneurs. I wanted to build an inspiring space that offered growth support to help beat the odds.
I have been on the speakers' path for the past 2 years and I enjoy speaking on topics including, entrepreneurship, scaling companies, building innovation, finding motivation and mental health for entrepreneurs.
P.S. Helping you is my newest side hustle
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