Sunil Kumar Rout of VSS Nagar, Bhubaneswar, with a degree in telecom engineering, was associated with MNCs like Vodafone, ATC, and American Telecom Tower Corporation in different job roles. But he was not satisfied with his career. He had a desire to become an entrepreneur, doing something on his own and creating employment opportunities for others. He was also supported by his father, wife, other family members and teachers, who encouraged him to take forward his inner desire.
He visited District Industries Centre, Bhubaneswar and met the officials. He came to know from them about the EDP training conducted by IED, Bhubaneswar, who also recommended him to join the programme. He joined the EDP programme at IED and successfully completed the programme. The trainers at IED helped him to contact PNB branch who liked his ideas and advised him to prepare a project report and submit for scrutiny. PNB approved his proposal and sanctioned Rs 7.25 lakh as loan.
He procured necessary machines and equipments, hired technical and general staff and started production of paper craft products. He did not face any problem for marketing the product, since he had made his own market survey before setting up the unit.
Within three months of operation, he attained financial break even. Currently he is making adequate profit. As per his business plan he would be earning around Rs. 40,000/- per month after paying off the debt. He is satisfied with the returns. With his excellent client orientation, he is confident to be a market leader in his area of business.