The rags-to-riches stories of many entrepreneurs in India give inspiration to everyone. Some of them are:
Graduate Chaiwali, Priyanka Gupta
She is famous as Graduate Chaiwali, hails from Banmankhi, Purnia, Bihar, is the eldest of three siblings, and graduated in economics from BHU in the year 2019. After she failed competitive exams, she thought to start her own business, she came to know about MBA Chaiwala, and inspired by him, she makes her mind to start her own tea stall business. Neither her family nor her friends support her in this journey, they were daunting to her. Despite this, she have a strong vision, she came to Patna and after more research, set up her Tea Stall in front of Patna’s women’s College under the name of Graduate Chaiwali. she started her business with an investment of Rs. 30000. She sold more than 500 cups of tea every day and earned a profit of more than 1.5 lakhs every month. she has opened three stalls till now. Not only this, but some renowned personalities also visited a stall and appreciated her.
Age is neither the factor to revamp yourself when we have a strong mission. The 80 years old couple Mr.Rk and Shakuntala Devi Choudhary started Avimee Herbal out of their house in Surat to solve their daughter’s hair fall problem in 2021 during the second wave of covid-19. In a year, Avimee Herbal has made approximately 3 crores in sales until July. The Brand which started with just one hair oil now has touched the sky, they have 17 SKUs including skin care, beard care, and other hair care products. The whole family together runs this business. Along with the couple, their son Siddhant is the managing director, their daughter-in-law is the director of the company, and Vibhor, their grandson is the director of operations. With the cooperation of the whole family, business rises in the sky.
It is one of the oldest bakery shops in Dehradun, Paltan Bazaar. Since 1956, Sunrise Bakers has been running the business in Dehradun. Over 60 years, since it first came into existence, the bakery has now expanded and opened a second outlet in the city. Sunrise bakers were founded by Harnam Singh Jolly and his brother. But after their sudden demise, the next generation holds the business and runs it properly. Its famous product is Rusk. They upgraded their business by moving it online and building a D2C brand. The business is now at its Peak.
This is run by Gaurav Garg. Once, Gaurav was in Mumbai, he saw a woman who is struggling the entire day for matching a dupatta with her attire. the idea stuck in his mind to begin this venture. even though he hails from a textile business family in Rajasthan but he was in a job. after this, he decided to quit the job and started a one-stop shop for Dupattas in 2011. From 2011 to 2015 business was flourishing so much and he opened two- three shops in Mumbai. Dupatta Bazaar became available in all e-commerce stores like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon, and many more. Not only this his business expand over the globe. They have delivered their dupattas to Mexico, East Africa, and Zimbabwe. The price range of dupattas started from Rs 249 to Rs 14000. Now the business is on a hike and it inspires every youth.
Urja Packaging, Sushant Gaur
Sushant Guar, now renowned for his packaging company started his business in Noida in the year 2012, when he completed his MBA. He invested Rs.15 lakhs to start Urja Packaging which manufactured paper bags. The thing was quite difficult for him to change the mindset of the masses from plastic bags to paper bags. But after doing a tough job, he succeeds and begged big clients like Fortis hospital, Indian Railways, and Bikanerwala. By 2019, the company made a turnover of 3.5 crores. He also launches Adira Packaging, which deals in all-purpose paper bags. They are now supplying in seven countries like Spain, US, Italy, UK, and Australia. His success story truly energized our today’s generation.
Epack Durables, Ajay Singhania
He is a manufacturer of Air conditioners for Samsung, LG, Voltas, and other brands. Epack durables operate under its parent company Epack Group, which was founded by DeenDayal Singhania in the year 1999. In 2012, Epack became an original equipment manufacturer and original design manufacturer for household brands such as Voltas, LG, Samsung, Bosch, and Lloyd. Packs revenue rose from 800 crores in 2020 to 1000 crores in 2022. His business touches its sky.
The Tea Factory, Shashank Tiwari
Shashank Tiwari, 22 years old entrepreneur get inspired by cafe coffee day and decided to open a Tea cafe. He started his Tea cafe in his city Indore. He invested 6 lakhs in his business, but he was scared about whether he would succeed or not because he didn’t have any previous experience in business, he have dedication and dreams to fulfill his ideas. so he opened his Tea Factory in the year 2014 where people came for chatting, meeting and enjoying. In the beginning phase of business, he offers a tea range starting from Rs.20 to attract customers. The tea factory expanded its wings not only in India but also across U.k, Canada, Nepal, Bangladesh, and UAE. The Shashank has 300 outlets of Tea Factories including in India and across. Each outlet of the tea factory sold around 1.5 lakh cups per month. This shows that if you have will you will definitely succeed in life.
MBA Chaiwala, Prafull Billore
He is popularly known as MBA Chaiwala, hailing from Dhar, M.P. had dropped his MBA from Ahemdabad University and started his venture Tea stall in 2017. After facing many hurdles, he has been running his business with Rs.4 crore turnover with 100 outlets pan India.
Raheja Solar Food Processing
Varun, an a 25 years old entrepreneur from Indore, rose with an innovative idea to reduce the wastage of food by drying fresh produce. He has begun his business as Raheja Solar Food Processing. The demand for Raheja solar dryers is not only for India but expand over to Indonesia, Bhutan, and Malawi. According to him, the global demand for products is currently worth $ 70 billion.
Sandi Thandashary from Kerala founded Nav Alt Solar and an electric boat. The boat prevents the burning of 35000 bolts. diesel each year and reduce the level of carbon dioxide.
Latin Quarters, Rahul Bhalla
Rahul Bhalla hails from Delhi and started his new business as Latin Quarters while focusing on women’s western wear including tops, bottoms, shrugs, sweaters, skirts, etc. He has been running his business for over 16 years with great success.
These stories of small and medium businesses inspire everyone to achieve their respective goals.