Shaan Khanna, Founder, ‘Networking Now’ & ‘Spicy Sangria. 

In this episode, Ashutosh Garg converses with Shaan Khanna, Founder of ‘Networking Now’ and ‘Spicy Sangria. Shaan talks about the three key milestones in her life. She reminisces about her experience starting to work at the age of fifteen. 

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Overview

“Small businesses don’t have very big budgets when they start. But if they have the right network, they can get the word out there about what they do.”- Shaan Khanna

In this episode, Ashutosh Garg converses with Shaan Khanna, Founder of ‘Networking Now’ and ‘Spicy Sangria. 

Shaan talks about the three key milestones in her life. She reminisces about her experience starting to work at the age of fifteen. The marketing and media enthusiast throws light on the concept of networking, and she elaborates on how ‘Networking Now’ operates. For a person in his personal and professional life, networking is of unparalleled significance- says Shaan and explains why. Later, she talks about her initiative, ‘Spicy Sangria’,

Shaan, who has substantial expertise in networking, teaches how to get better at networking without overdoing the methods involved. She explains how one can utilize social media to expand his network and tells how LinkedIn works as an august platform for networking. 

Shaan talks about the core values in her businesses. Later, she defines her style of leadership. Shaan shares her learnings from her biggest failures. As someone who started working in her early teen-ages, she talks about the challenging phases she came across in her career. Finally, she advises young startup entrepreneurs from her experiences in life.

#Networking #Entrepreneurship #EventManagement

Profile

Strong, suave and yet stealthy, Shaan S Khanna is a people’s person with immense tact and overflowing confidence. Having been in the events industry for over a decade and being an entrepreneur since the age of 15, she has an unmatched perspective on the industry as a whole and strives to create that safe and supportive community through her  initiative, Networking Now India.

During her journey from Cathedral School, Mumbai to the ISB Women Entrepreneurs course by Goldman Sachs, along with her early work days with ‘Seventeen’ and then ‘L’Officiel’, she has been a true veteran and all-rounder in the media world. Having expanded the market from Mumbai to Singapore, Shaan has single handedly made a name for herself and prefers to look into even the smallest logistics of her venture. Currently actively juggling between Networking Now India–a respected, established and regulated programme that has aided thousands of emerging entrepreneurs to successfully repute themselves in their respective fields–and Spicy Sangria Events, a thoughtfully curated offline platform for known and upcoming designers, her hands are beyond full. Shaan’s biggest inspiration is her own mother, whose footsteps she’s walking in.

Today, Networking Now India has 51,000 members in its corner and has become one of the most credible forums to raise questions or requirements with a definite response system, owing to the variety of members Shaan has collected. It is a directory, universally accessible owing to Facebook’s reach and an ideal place to scout for goods or services for personal or professional use. It has connected entrepreneurs from across the country seamlessly and has facilitated as a successful platform for people to project and market themselves organically. Shaan regularly conducts on-ground panel discussions, workshops and events by inviting renowned individuals from within the industry to speak and offer some valuable insight based on their personal experiences and struggles while also helping members understand and leverage their brands better. At Spicy Sangria Events, she meticulously handpicks niche designers and helps them grow exponentially.

With feathers like Spicy Sangria Events and Networking Now India in her cap, she is the flag bearer of the thought that dedication, passion and hard work is what it takes to build oneself up from scratch and then protect and construct that empire to achieve bigger successes along the way.

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