Interview with Syed Imran – The CEO of Growing Startup Sprintzeal Pvt Ltd

Success is something that will never come to you whenever you wish or overnight. The term success itself has some positive vibrations. All of us want success in our life but it’s not that simple or easy to achieve. We have been seeing many successful people in our life and we always admire them and wanted to reach the same heights they have reached. But one thing we can say that we never dared to talk to them because we have not got any opportunity to meet. So everyone’s wish will be like want to interact with the particular person whom you admire. So we think we are fulfilling your desire to some extent by interviewing one of the successful budding Entrepreneur Mr. Syed Imran, CEO of Sprintzeal, which is known for providing Corporate training worldwide.


Let’s get in to the interesting talk with him how actually his journey started and many more tips for you all our reader.

John: Warm welcome Imran, before getting the best insights from you let’s have a small Intro about you?

Imran: yeah for sure, as usual like all of the others I was born in a middle class family in Bangalore, India. As we all know for a middle class family who has lot many struggles to do if they want to achieve something, I am also one of them and struggled during my academic.

Coming to my education background, I have done my post-graduation from Bangalore University and post-graduation from the Global University of UK Territory.

JOHN: Now you are a successful entrepreneur, I Just wanted to ask that is this was your planning from initial stages?

IMRAN: Nothing was planned, I have never planned anything I have just followed my dreams at every stage of my life and worked hard to achieve them and whenever I was facing challenges or difficulties just one thing comes in my mind don’t give up.

JOHN: Can we know in your words how you define entrepreneurship?

IMRAN: In my words I can say that entrepreneurship is something to follow your own dreams. First we need to have clarity what actually we want to do and how we are going to do that, if you have any confusions or if you are in dilemma just try to learn from success stories of other people.

JOHN: Can we have some Info about your startup?

IMRAN: Yeah definitely, Sprintzeal is world renowed corporate training provider, world class training provider for professionals. We deal with many trainings like PMP, ITIL, Big Data and many other. Sprintzeal strives hard to deliver quality training through experienced trainers. We do provide the trainings in all 3 modes that is Physical, Self Paced Online & Live Virtual Classes.

JOHN: How a startup should have vision?

IMRAN: Vision is something that conveys about your organization it should be appealing and more of customer and employee centric as they are the backbone. Let’s take example of Sprintzeal , we want to be industry leader by providing quality training and mostly be people friendly like someone think of corporate training the first choice should be Sprintzeal and also create a working environment where employees feel comfortable to work keeping in mind what exactly employees want to do because for me, my employees are everything.

JOHN: Down the line where can we expect Sprintzeal?

IMRAN: We want to be Industry best and best choice for people seeking corporate training and a solution for all training needs. So expectation is simple – one stop solution for all the training requirements with the quality assurance.

JOHN: It was great interacting with you, if our readers want to personally get in to touch with you how can they?

Just they can mail me at [email protected]
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Interview with White-Hat SEO Expert Dan Ray

  1. What got you interested in SEO, how did you get started?

My origin story is pretty boring, I wasn’t a poor guy living on the street or trying to feed my family or anything. I was just a college student writing to make some money, SEO articles paid better by about 100% so i told people I could do that.

The way my brain works saw the opportunity here, so the process looked something like:

  1. If they can pay me £50 for a single article then how much are they making from it?
  2. I should write SEO articles for myself and then I’d make that much

Then I googled what SEO was, found a guy called Eric Ward and the rest is history.

  1. What do you believe is currently working today when it comes to white hat SEO?

The same things that have always worked, SEO is the easiest thing in the world, people try to overcomplicate it so they can sell it for more money. But good, wholesome SEO is the same as it always has been. And the secret that nobody seems to grasp is that it’s just as, in most cases more effective than any of the black hat stuff that people share.

I have a simple 4 step system:

  1. Create something cool/interesting/useful
  2. Find websites whose audience will find it cool/interesting/useful
  3. Show it to them and ask if they’d like to share it with their audience
  4. Follow up with non responders

Anything more complicated than these 4 core steps is a waste of time in my eyes. Other black hat stuff does work, but it’s always a case of things working until they become saturated, which is a huge problem in the black hat world, you always have to know what the next tactic is, whereas I’ve done SEO this way for 8 years now, and never suffered a single penalty.

  1. How do you maintain staying truly ‘white hat’ as an SEO service provider? What allows you to stand out here.

The money makes it easy, if you offer a service that is safe and reliable, you will always sell to businesses who share those values. All of my clients know what link building is, are aware of the black hat methods and choose to go against them for a long sustainable future.

Slow, sustainable and steady growth over months and years isn’t exciting and fun for most guys in the SEO world, but to investors and board members of large companies, it’s the best thing in the world.

  1. What has worked best for you when it comes to finding new clients to work with?

I have multiple ways of generating link building clients, I have been around for a while and have a bit of a reputation in my city, so it’s kinda like if people ask around and want the best, they come to me. Referrals are always the best because they’re already sold on the service and just trying to give you money.

But I also do some extremely cool things with sales funnels and I always have systems and processes running and being tweaked to see what I can do. I actually have an extremely effective email outreach process running at the moment that is generating a waiting list for a £5,000 service.

  1. What are your future plans for 2016 and beyond?

I’m focusing the next year on my blog, I’m currently turning my home office into a video studio (literally as we speak waiting for whiteboard paint to dry). So I’m gonna be doing a lot of video and webinar type content on my blog and on Facebook.

I’m awful in front of camera at the moment, so that’s something I’m working on a lot.

From a business perspective, the plan has and will always be the same, 5 clients on £10,000 per month each who run on my automated processes. I currently have about 9-11 clients and make more than this, but this is my dream, it’s just very difficult to get people to £10k per month and keep them there.


Interview with Calvin Brown about Cell Phone App Development – Ep. 79

In this podcast episode I interviewed Calvin Brown of we discussed his consulting business and how he built applications such as Sprint Zone for Sprint cell phones. I asked him a lot of questions about outsourcing and a1755_nosignwhat it’s like to build expansive applications. We also talked about his side venture BookMyStylist which is a platform for barber’s and salons to allow customers to schedule appointments easier.

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