The first business that Gaurav started was a career counseling company. He was then a student in an engineering college. He never really completed his degree. The first business consulting he did was when he was 25 years old. He has always loved this aspect of the business. Gaurav is widely admired for his non-conformist operating style, direct and to-the-point style of rendering managerial advice, his intelligent interventions and vigorous marketing tactics and strategy. Over the years Gaurav has provided consulting and advisory services to over twenty five thousand budding entrepreneurs with a focus on helping them select and meet the challenges of start-up businesses. He has been consulted by over 500 large and small corporations in making informed decisions about their business growth including Gitanjali Group, Emami, Videocon, Landmark Group, Tata Steel, Unilever India, Levis, 3M, HP, ITC, TVS and Mahindra Retail. He has assisted more than 50 international companies enter the Indian market.

Gaurav considers his greatest achievements to be his sustained engagements with small and medium enterprises that have grown into big entities. He derives immense satisfaction from being part of hundreds of success stories..

Franchising can help in creating larger scale without heavy investments in retail space and business structure. The Financial Times-Oct, 2014

Mr. Marya expressed hope that $500 Bn. retail sector will get a positive boost with a stable government after the current Lok Sabha elections. Statesman April 29th, 2014

White Indian restaurant brands have done well nationally, only a few of them have been successful in international markets. The presence of Indian brands/ restaurants outside the country is very fragmented. The Economic Times April 26th, 2014

In categories like electronics, there is a need to develop expertise in handling after sales trouble. With new assortments there might be disappointments and ensuring the quality would be a tall task. Business Standard-April 25th 2014

Growing at 25% annually, India is becoming the world's largest franchising marketplace after USA. New Today Chennai-Oct, 2014