Karan Sharma, director of Pro-Active Investment Group Pty Ltd, is a young entrepreneur in every sense of the word. After migrating to Australia in 2000, Karan decided to become his own boss from the get go. In 2003, at the age of 18 he started as a door-to-door salesman, selling phones, as an independent contractor for 3G Phone (now called Vodafone). At 22, he became the youngest Franchisee of Harvey Norman.
At a very young age he had also began investing in real estate. In 2010, at just 25 years of age he started his own investment business called PAIG and then in 2016 launched its first online platform—PAIG Hub—to connect people with all real estate services.
Karan sees Australia as a land of opportunities with a good work life balance, good quality of life and a civilised and fair legal system. He is proud to be an Indian business person representing his country and its people in Australia. He hopes to motivate the younger generation to stay on the right path in life and achieve their dreams. In his leisure time, he plays cricket, and travels every opportunity he gets.
For Karan, “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them by building relationships and trust.”
His advice to budding entrepreneurs? “Stay loyal to your dreams, work hard. In life, there is always a comeback. It is more fun to go up from being down as it makes you stronger.”
The way I see it
Growth? Growth is a reward from taking calculated risks and breaking the comfort zone in your daily life to fulfil your dreams.
Business mantra! Never give up and stay positive. Always keep looking for the right people to work, the right opportunities and become a leader and lead your team towards success.
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