Ajay Agarwal's Maxx Mobile is a multi-crore brand in a decade
I started in 2002 by stamping my firm’s brand name on imported mobile phone batteries and selling them to local traders at cut-throat rates : Ajjay Agarwal
When I was 15 years old, I dropped out of school to join my father's electronic trading business in Mumbai. My move was not prompted by dire financial circumstances, but by sheer fascination. I was keenly interested in the family business, and this is why my parents did not force me to complete my education. In 1992, I started by helping my father with accounts, for which he paid me Rs4,000-5,000 per month. Five years on, I helped him get into other verticals, such as garments, musical instruments and imported mobile phone accessories. For the latter, we visited manufacturers in Malaysia and China, and this helped me when I launched my own company in January 2002.