Starting up is always fun!!! You are always left with limited resources and you keep coming up with ways to counter limitations!!!
One such situation is setting up a corporate office for Temple Town Coffee!!! Though we are fortunate enough to have the support group companies (Cogzidel Technologies Pvt & Cogzidel Consultancy Services) to bootstrap us with required resources and infrastructure, we didn’t want to bother them too much with our request.
Also we didn’t want to disturb the professional culture of those entities with would unruly startup work culture!!
Also we spend most of the time on driving in search of locations and meeting people. So, we found it unnecessary on investing for a office and was working out ways!!!
That is when my co-founder Balki, came with the recommendation of setting up a SOCO(Small Office Car Office).
Our SOCO includes;
- Swift Dzire car!!
- Reliance 4G WIPOD!!
- 2 Laptops!!
- One official mobile!!
- Power Bank!!
- Portable Power Inverter Adapter!!
A look at our powerful gadgets;
So, mostly we use Truck Bay Lane’s as our office.
This is our new Madurai office address;
Truck Bay Lane
Since we are not a Technology company, Balki and me decided not to invest on Gadgets. So, we got contentented with gadgets which are not being used by our friends.
I got this broken Laptop of my wife, which is damaged but with small tweaks, uninstalling unnecessary applications and downgraded version of Linux, I’m able to get a good performing system.
This is our customer support phone which was given to Balki by his aunt.
Also this is Balki’s old Laptop which he uses to work and do some weight lifting exercise ;)!!
I’m fortunate enough to get back to startup life and by comfort zone of breaking and fixing this!!
For now heading to my kitchen to explore the recipe of Karupatti Kaapi!!!