From New Delhi to Winnipeg
When Nitin and Sumegha Gupta decided to come to Canada, Winnipeg was at the top of their list. A short visit in 2012 confirmed their choice, and the couple moved permanently in January 2013 from their home in New Delhi, India.
Having worked in the IT field for over 10 years in India, the couple dreamed of establishing and growing their company, NSD Tech, here in Canada. After meeting Frank Atnikov, Manager, Business Development Services at a job fair, the Guptas applied to SEED’s Build a Business program.
Even though both Nitin and Sumegha have advanced business degrees and business management experience in India, SEED’s Business Management Training has helped them refresh marketing concepts, and learn them from a Canadian perspective. SEED staff was always available to help with questions about business cultural differences.
“Our biggest challenge has been understanding taxation and financial regulations. SEED Winnipeg also introduced us to comprehensive industry statistics and a whole bouquet of offline direct marketing channels/services offered in the country,” explains Nitin.
Our biggest challenge has been understanding taxation and financial regulations… Everyone here has helped us with business communication, culture, and regulations, explaining differences when we had questions. Thank you SEED Winnipeg.
For newcomers to Canada who are highly skilled and experienced, starting a business can be a great way to meet career objectives. NSD Tech has secured six new clients here in Winnipeg, spanning multiple industries. The couple is excited to be moving into a new space where they will continue to design and build websites, web applications, and provide SEO/SEM services (search engine optimization/search engine marketing).
“Nitin and Sumegha have the right combination of expertise, work ethic, and timing to be able to achieve their goals of owning a successful business and building their lives in Canada,” explains Billy Granger, Business Counsellor. “Their continuous desire to learn, improve their business, and to find creative solutions to problems is helping to position NSD Tech as a serious competitor in their field.”
Nitin and Sumegha welcome the support they receive from SEED staff. “They never judge. They are always there to help you solve problems. Billy calls us every month to see how we are doing. They are always motivating and keeping us on track. Thank you SEED Winnipeg.”