Ashutosh Patra: An entrepreneur from Odisha who joins 'vocal for local.'
Nowadays we all have heard about vocal for local but not many of us chose to go local. No doubt the market is responsible for this.
The more local, the market will inherit, the more local the buyers will buy.
But there are some people who took the matter seriously and did all they can to create the awareness related to vocal for local.
Today we are going to talk about such a person, Ashutosh Patra from Odisha who initiated Tashukeru to sell locally.
What started as an investigation during the COVID-19 lockdown, is today a wellspring of business for countless nearby merchants related to Ashutosh Patra and his startup – Tashukeru.
At the point when the pandemic seriously hit the economy and many individuals lost their main jobs, he had the option to emerge from an individual misfortune due to his years-old endeavor.
Tashukeru (which means help in Japanese) was begun by him on August 15 last year when the state was in the shadow of the pandemic.
MCA passout from RavenshawUniversity, his point was to create a stage through which the merchants impacted by the pandemic can sell straightforwardly to the purchasers and the last option can purchase anything from the accommodation of their homes. A Tashukeru worker basic food item conveyance.
Clients in Bhubaneshwar
The application has a 'Mo Store' through which vegetable merchants, home gourmet experts, kirana retailers, road food merchants and numerous other independent companies can sell their items.
Helping him in this drive was his companion Ankit Dhal who finished his MSc degree from Utkal University and Ashutosh Sahoo who has done MCA. They are the co-founders of Tashukeru.
The adolescent who had wanted to join the IT market in the wake of finishing their course, bootstrapped the startup.
While the business was acquiring force, Ashutosh lost his dad Jagannath Patra – the just procuring individual from his family – to Covid-19 four months prior.
Despite the fact that his end broke the monetary spine of Ashutosh's family, he was upheld by the endeavor that helped keep him above water during the difficult stretches.
"The passing of my dad extraordinarily affected me and my family as he was the person who upheld us. Since my startup is an online business stage, it sees both benefit and misfortune. Had I not begun this little trial, I would have experienced monetary difficulty", he said.
Tashukeru not just sells vegetables, staple and non-veggie lover food things yet in addition gives pick and drop offices to prescriptions, food, hardware fix office. What's more there is likewise 'Prasad' for the reliable.
"All things considered, Annaprasad is presently our USP," says Ashutosh.
The endeavor, as of now, has three sanctuaries on its foundation – the Jagannath Temple of the Regional College of Management (RCM), the Shani Temple at Vani Vihar and the Vishnu Temple at Shaheed Nagar.
'Prasad' from sanctuaries is dispersed both in Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar.
While it began with a little gathering of conveyance young men, the startup presently has 12 center individuals. From an unassuming start in Bhubaneswar, the internet business adventure has now extended to Cuttack, Khurda, Bhadrak and Khalikote and talks are on to open Tashukeru in Berhampur.
Ashutosh said, "Internet promoting is setting down deep roots which is obvious from the way that more individuals are approaching to take franchisees from us."
Ashutosh is a man of dedication, his journey was a roller coaster ride and one that would motivate many entrepreneurs to bring something good out of their business.
We asked him the secret to his motivation and dedication, to which he said, "I believe in consistency, for me if you are doing something and you are consistent, you will definitely see the result one day."
What Ashutosh is doing is not only creating awareness but motivating many others to bring out their culture on a larger level.