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Early-on in her career, Sue Bhatia, founder and chairwoman of Rose International, realized that if she stayed on her current professional path as a systems analyst, it would take her 30 years to achieve her goals.

Identifying a need in the marketplace to offer consulting services that would improve the procurement and delivery process for companies outsourcing solutions, and following her entrepreneurial instincts, Sue discussed with her husband how long they could pay the mortgage and bills without her salary contribution (6 months).

After quitting her job as a systems analyst, Sue launched Rose International 25 years ago from in the basement of her home, with one desk and a phone. On her first day as an entrepreneur, Sue cold-called potential customers and reached out to her network. Many people told her she would fail (backing up the statement with “most businesses do”), and many did not respond positively to her Indian accent.

Within six months, Sue’s husband had to leave his job to join her company. Within another six months, Sue’s former boss had to leave his job and join her company. Rose International has been on a tremendous growth trajectory since.

Now the largest workforce and technology solutions company in St Louis, MO, Rose International hired 10,000 people in 2017 and serves 150 of the Fortune 500 companies in the US. The company has offices and development centers in 20 U.S. cities and New Delhi, India.


Articles by Sue Bhatia

Redefining Your Skills to Stay Ahead of Artificial Intelligence

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The Formula for Success is Calculated in the Present

Life is not happening to you, it’s happening for you! Did you realize one of the best ways to ensure a successful future is to stop focusing on it? That, of course ... more »