The Tamil Creator (Ep.4): Micro-Business Investor Chen Vasanthakumar Talks About Buying A Business For $0K And Selling It For $60K
Micro-business investor Chen Vasanthakumar joins Ara to drop some knowledge on the best places to find and buy a micro-business, and how to assess if it will be profitable.
Ara Ehamparam
Business Owner
Toronto, Canada
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Some of the other topics they discuss include Chen’s passion for travel and learning about other cultures, being in Barcelona at the height of the pandemic, ambitiously working towards the goal of having his family and friends possibly thinking he has a few screws loose, and his newfound love for Teslas.
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00:15 - Introducing Chen Vasanthakumar

02:45 - How Chen’s corporate finance background, and a friend from middle school, spurred his interest in buying businesses

09:49 - Buying his first business for $0, running it for less than a year, and profiting $60K

12:47 - Taking some time off to travel, network, and evaluate Southeast Asia

14:09 - Finding a needle in the haystack business on Flippa

17:40 - The impact of COVID and the lesson Chen learned about mitigating risk

19:52 - Chen’s next move after buying a travel based business at the height of the pandemic and remote work visas

24:00 - The difference between behere ( and Airbnb 

25:54 - The best place to find and buy businesses

31:32 - Doing the de-risking yourself to make more money

34:35 - Where Chen sees himself in the next 3-5 years

35:56 - Wanting to be remembered by friends and family for going against the grain

37:11 - Chen’s favourite book (Shoe Dog)

39:33 - Embracing a marathon mindset

41:47 - Chen’s connection to the Tamil community on a personal and professional level

45:36 - Chen pays respect to Shiv (co-founder of TamilCulture)

47:09 - Tim Ferris almost made Chen quit his job, Nipsey Hussle being the only rapper who rapped openly about entrepreneurship

50:11 - Would You Rather

55:40 - Wrap up


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