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Balaji Pasumarthy
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Balaji likes to Create “Joy at Work.” Work can be a pleasure when done right. The easiest way to get to a customer is when someone recommends you. BNI helps businesses connect to customers through referrals. Balaji Pasumarthy is Executive Director of BNI in Bangalore. BNI Bangalore has more than 35 chapters and more than 1350 members. Several BNI members get 100% of their business through BNI. Making getting new customers a pleasure. Balaji is also the owner of Golden Square Business Centre which provides ready to use offices facilities, which are ideal for new companies. Priced reasonably and well equipped, Golden Square has been used by more than 1500 companies making it easy for small teams to have an office. Balaji is an alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore and is passionate about entrepreneurship, business strategy and creating Joy at Work. He writes a regular column on these topics in that he founded.


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