“I am 24 years old and I am running a start-up of my own. But it was never my dream to come here but I have made the most out of the situations presented to me. Shortly after completing my schooling, I enrolled for an engineering course in Anna University when life threw in a blow on us. My dad passed away in an accident and the onus of running the family business fell on me. And I knew I couldn’t just sit fiddling my thumbs so I took over the operations of our paper printing press and gave in my everything. And it was during this time that I conceived an idea for developing an eCommerce division which would sell good quality notebooks. Suffice it to say, growing around paper peaked my love for stationery and I set about commencing operations for my startup using the facilities available with us – right from beta testing the product to testing out logistics. And around July of this year, when it was convincing enough to know that we could pull this off, we launched the brand and the response to this date has been phenomenal. Our fabric journals have been an instant hit and I right now have three other guys who take care of marketing for me. And recently, we came up with the idea of collaborating with artists to give them their well-deserved remuneration and also their due credits for their work to launch planners and other interesting products. It was quite difficult initially because of my age. As ironical as it may seem, people have their own biases about youngsters and that deterred my progress a bit but I have learnt to sail through the storm. I now run my own brand which my dad entrusted upon me and I hope to do a good job and ace many more milestones with it.”
Life’s circumstances will always mould us for the best!
In 2020, Stories
Tags: Entrepreneur, Hope, Humans of Madras, Motivation, Startup
by Team HOM