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.