Mayur, a humble Kirana store owner, faced many challenges due to the world wide lockdown. With deAsra’s MSME business loan, Mayur was able to restart his business and saw a 10 - 15% hike in his sales. He is now successfully running his Kirana store and is on the path of expanding his business.
Jignesh, a versatile entrepreneur, started his journey with 2 ambitious projects. Along with ‘The Art Ocean’, an online selling business, he runs ‘Farm to Aam’ that sells mangoes and other products. His father recommended deAsra, thanks to whom he was able to get crucial legal licenses like the Shop Act and GST. He is now successfully running both his businesses.
A dedicated mother and homemaker, Deepti donned a chef’s hat during the lockdown. Having mastered many delicacies and encouraged by her family, she decided to launch her business ‘Ghar Ki Roti Dot Com’. Along with the usual roti-sabji course, she offers a long menu. With deAsra’s Shop Act and FSSAI registration, she has kickstarted her dream venture and is now a successful entrepreneur.
The owner of ‘Study Centre’, Mr Adarsh Patel started this venture to provide study spaces for students where they could concentrate and study peacefully. The business hit a significant roadblock due to the pandemic, but Mr Adarsh Patel found the right resource to help him overcome the scenario. With deAsra’s MSME business loan, he was able to choose the best funding option and could refurbish his study rooms. Study Centre is now expanding and is helping many sincere students achieve their dreams.
Anand has been active in the consulting arena for 28 years. His firm OPINE Groups provides data analysis services to various enterprises and guides them in data-driven strategic decisions. With deAsra’s Social Champ program, Anand has explored various social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Google My Business. OPINE Groups is now expanding and reaching out to more enterprises.
With 20 years of experience in social education, Ashwini Godse decided to start ‘The Learning Planet’. This unique project offers a brand new approach to today’s teaching methods and conducts sessions with educational institutions, along with parents. With deAsra’s Social Champs program, Ashwini Godse has been able to independently grow her business online. She has been helping students to become better learners.
Inclined towards teaching since the beginning, Mr. Shirish took up the role of a corporate trainer. After 6 years of experience in teaching, he decided to take the leap and completely focus on his corporate training career. He quit his IT job and has been dedicated to this new venture. With deAsra’s Social Media Management assistance, Mr. Shirish Kaulgud’s 'Coefficient Consultants' is thriving.
Encouraged by the positive feedback of her friends and family, Bhagyashree started her home-based catering business. She received a wonderful response and decided to take it up a notch. With deAsra’s help, she crossed the hurdle of legal licensing and is now accepting international orders! Not only is Bhagyashree a successful woman-entrepreneur, but also an inspiration to many.
A V Tours and Travels became a successful entrepreneurial venture with Audumbar’s dedication and vision. The nationwide lockdown hit his business but he crossed this hurdle with the help of deAsra’s Emergency loan. A V Tours and Travels is now going strong and thriving under his expertise. His entrepreneurial journey from 2017 is on the path of progress. Looking at the positive response, Audumbar now plans to upscale his business.
Setting up his business at a young age, Aniket Desai forayed into the field of automobile services that include car interior and exterior cleaning, glass treatment, headlight restoration and ozone treatment. The decline of his business in Kolhapur prompted him to move to Pune where he got in touch with deAsra for guidance. Today, he is able to leverage marketing platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook to reach individuals as well as corporate giants like Ola and Uber. His business is making steady progress.
Shubhangi knew her forte and was willing to fight her way to success. With her innate skills, she started her home based food business. With guidance from deAsra regarding marketing, pricing, packaging and labeling, Shubhangi overcame the obstacles and is now running her Chapati making business smoothly with orders pouring in! With perseverance, courage and determination, she is now a successful woman entrepreneur and an inspiration to other women who wish to take a step into the entrepreneurial world.
A food entrepreneur for the last four years, Lata Patange wished to take her business online, on food delivery platforms. For this, she needed to comply with the Shop Act, FSSAI regulations and more. deAsra came as a ray of hope, helping her iron out the processes in a tension-free manner. Today, her business is doing well, despite the lockdown and initial food-scare. She has been able to set up her business on Swiggy and is even looking forward to renovating and modernising her physical food stall.
Raghavendra Joshi established Vishwanath Industries in 2006. The venture engages in the business of Engineering Job Work. Mr. Joshi was looking to purchase 4 CNC machines. He also wanted to expand business operations which required capital. In order to fulfil these necessities, he approached deAsra. With a little help from the organisation, he is now successfully running his business and is satisfied with the way his ideas are panning out.
Bhushan Pathak, who has been a freelance graphic designer for over 10 years, decided during the lockdown, to start his own business. He had a clear vision since the inception and deAsra is proud to have lent him necessary support during the initial stages of setting up the venture. He is now a proud founder of Parna Multimedia and is able to manage brand development, graphic designing, interior designing, 2D-3D animation, promotional films and more. This creative entrepreneur is now ready to take his new business to the next level.
A third-generation entrepreneur, Sachin Jaijode, like several businesspeople, was severely affected by the lockdown. With a little monetary help from deAsra, he was able to purchase necessary machinery for his tailoring business, with which he saw manifold improvement. It has helped him save time and improve production. He has also been able to expand his internal team along with building an impressive external network.
Like thousands of entrepreneurs, the lockdown compelled Abhijeet to change his career path. Having established himself as a successful English trainer, he had to shift his career and take up the role of a food business entrepreneur. With deAsra’s assistance, he received the FSSAI and Shop Act licenses which are mandatory to run a food business. Abhijeet is now successfully running his breakfast stall and is planning to expand it into an even more successful entrepreneurial venture.
After completing a beautician course, Snehal took up the role of an entrepreneur and started Shalvis Beauty Services. Some of the services she offers include makeup, facials and massages. She has carved a niche for herself in a short period of time and with deAsra’s guidance, has hired 2 staff members. Snehal is now planning to redecorate her salon and expand her clientele. Her salon, in Nanded city, is on the path of progress.
‘Sanyuga Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.’ is the brainchild of Sanket Saoji and his wife. The ambitious couple started Sanyuga Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd. to provide essential services for budding entrepreneurs. The firm provides services like website design, software development, legal compliances and more. With guidance from deAsra, Sanket and his wife are now successful entrepreneurs who are further offering services to emerging entrepreneurs.
Hrishikesh, an engineer, chose the unconventional path of making a career as a creative art designer. Inspired by Dr. Anand Deshpande’s speech on entrepreneurship, he started his own company, ‘Bucket Design’. Along with a project report, deAsra helped him procure funds and also handle the legal aspects of his business. His name has been mentioned in the Limca Book of Records for designing the biggest metal signage in India.
Prashansa Mulay, the founder of ‘Shaurya Arts’ made her passion her profession. Blessed with the art of Warli painting, she delivers customised Warli products. Prashansa sought guidance from deAsra to start an export division for her business. Her products have now reached not just Mumbai and Pune, but also New Zealand and the U.S.A.
Shriram Kulkarni, the brain behind Emprotek Software Solution Pvt. Ltd., had the courage to quit a well-paying job and follow his dreams. Team deAsra guided him on managing his finances, recruitment, marketing and other issues. Today, Shriram has a team of five working with him, and a portfolio that includes clients from the automobile and petroleum sectors.
Carrying forward the legacy of her mother-in-law, Shubhangi Bahulekar decided to make her mark with her business, ‘Nice Spice’. As a beginner in the world of entrepreneurship, she solicited help from deAsra, regarding a project report for the loan and the pricing structure of her products. Her efforts reflect in the flourishing sales of Nice Spice!
Sunita Malage, the owner of ‘Shreya Boutique’, is a leading designer in Dhayari (Pune). Starting off as a home-based tailor, she expanded her business with the help of deAsra’s mentors, who guided her with a viable marketing plan and helped her procure funds. Now, Sunita and her husband are working hard at making ‘Shreya Boutique’ a reliable brand.
Renu’s venture, Renuka Multiservices, sailed through troubled waters for a long time before she met deAsra. Upon receiving a project report from deAsra, she was easily granted a loan to buy necessary equipment for her flour mill. Today, Renuka Multiservices is equipped with 4 grinding machines and caters to different kinds of grinding orders – which explains why Renu chose to call it ‘Multiservices’.
Aditya Kale, the owner of Lazzat Pure Veg, went through a storm of challenges before thriving in his business. But what doesn’t break you only makes you stronger! deAsra helped Aditya to restructure his finances and create a viable Funding proposal that freed him from debts and guided him to the path of profits.
Sheetal Bapat and Anjali Joshi, friends-turned-partners of Emblazon Embroidery, started this ambitious project with the help of deAsra’s free sessions on starting a business. deAsra helped them with an effective marketing strategy. Emblazon Embroidery has a roll of happy customers to its credit and plans to expand operations soon.
Srabana Chowdhury wanted to make it big as a fashion designer. Unfortunately for Srabana, after a visit to her premises and scrutiny of her Project Plan, the bank was prepared to give her only a small amount, which did not meet her requirements. With some financial guidance from deAsra she was able to set up her ethnic garment store and is now expanding her business.
Vikrant Guleria’s ‘AV Industries’ stands tall and proud in the Tathawade area, PCMC. With deAsra’s Funding Proposal service, the required capital was quickly generated. With the help of deAsra’s mentors, he created a 5-year project plan, preparing for future challenges. Now, AV Industries plans to launch two additional brands in the wholesale category.
Devendra Zade, the owner of ADR Corporation, established his company despite facing many challenges. deAsra helped him streamline his cash flow process. Now, Devendra has ambitious plans for his business. He has even been in talks, finalising a dealership with a German company.