6 Months After Losing Job, Security Guard Earns Rs 2 Lakh/Month with Tea Startup
Have you ever ached for a steaming, hot cup of ginger tea brought to your bedside, no muddle, simple? All things considered, this Pune-based tea-conveyance startup vows to do precisely that.
Abhimanyu, began by Revan Shinde, will bring you newly blended chai to your doorstep and is only one call away.
Also, on the off chance that you are a first-time client, the tea is free!
Begun in June 2020, Abhimanyu, which procures a benefit of Rs 50,000 every month, presently has five representatives who convey almost 700 cups of tea in a day.
However, this 28-years old concedes that he never needed to be a business visionary. His excursion of accomplishments is a rousing one — where he made the best of what he had.
Blending my cup of progress
"I am just a Class 12 passout," starts Revan. "Around six years back, I came to Pune alongside my kin looking for work and packed away an employment as a safety officer in a coordination organization in Pimpri-Chinchwad, with a compensation of just Rs 12,000 per month."
In any case, in December 2019, the organization shut down its tasks and Revan lost his employment. "I took up unspecialized temp jobs like working at a food place. At that point on March 15, I leased a spot and began my own snacks and tea corner in Pimpri," he says.
Little did Revan realize that seven days after the fact, the country would go into a severe lockdown attributable to the Covid pandemic. With the surprising turn in occasions, the new business person lost all the reserve funds he had put resources into his business.
Some way or another hauling as the months progressed, in June, Revan saw an occasion to recover financially. "Around that time, the city began to open up gradually and individuals returned to work in little numbers. Yet, because of wellbeing concerns, representatives in the modern and banking areas were fearful of drawing closer to the closest tea sellers," he says.
The other issue, Revan says, was that the tea was distributed in plastic sacks, which was unfortunate and not favored by the clients. With wellbeing turning into a need, he chose to make it his selling point. "I began contacting likely clients with a bottle and paper cups — straightforwardly in their workplaces. The primary serving was offered free as I needed them to check it out," he adds.
This was the way Revan provoked an interest for his tea.
A direct path for the tea
The tea is conveyed in protected and sterile conditions to the clients inside 10 minutes of the call.
He proceeded with the activity of giving free tea for a time of two months. He was distributing tea among bank workers and in mechanical and business territories. After some time, the clients started ringing him for orders. Alongside ginger tea, the startup offers espresso and hot milk also. A little cup of tea is sold at Rs 6, while a major cup is evaluated at Rs 10.
"A large part of the potential clients who attempted my tea were glad about the sterile and safe refreshment being conveyed to their work areas without the dread of taking a chance with their wellbeing," Revan adds.
A half year after the activities, around 700 cups were served across Pimpri-Chinchwad, and Revan's endeavor acquired day by day benefits of Rs 2,000. "The month to month business has scaled to Rs 2 lakh a month out of which about Rs 50,000 are benefits," he shares.
Addressing The Better India, Revan shares, he has now asked five more individuals to coordinate the interest for tea selling. "Tea is made at a local kitchen, and five individuals from a town in Solapur, a few of whom are understudies, have joined the business," he adds.
The business person says that however his monetary condition has improved, when contrasted with a year back, it wouldn't have been conceivable without his senior sibling. "My family lost trust in me after my first business fizzled. My senior sibling Sidharam, who fills in as a conveyance accomplice, supported me through these difficult situations," he reviews.
Asked what his family currently thinks about his prosperity, Revan answers, "Individuals are consistently around you and wish you well during great occasions, however during difficult situations, you need to bear it isolated. Today, my family appreciates my work and is strong."
Revan has additionally begun helping understudies from his town. He adds, "Numerous understudies, who are poor, move here to consider. I have orchestrated a room on lease to deal with their convenience and food costs," he says, adding, "I can just stand to oblige five understudies at this moment and will contact more, as my accounts grant. All the understudies go through a personal investigation to guarantee they really need support."
What's more, presently, the youthful business person is good to go to grow his administrations. "Right now, we just serve tea in the Pimpri-Chinchwad region. I currently plan to utilize more labor force to sell tea in the Pune city locale and different regions also. I likewise plan to offer some quality snacks to my clients who regularly make such demands," Revan closes down.