Entrepreneurs: Pratika, Radhika, Ankita & Nikita
Business Name: PRAN Solutions
Welcome to Entrepreneurs of India #startupstories episode 76
Four sisters joined hands to create a business that fed their passion – That’s how PRAN Solutions was born.The company’s name is derived from the first letter of the four founders – Pratika, Radhika, Ankita & Nikita. PRAN means vitality in Hindi. That’s exactly what these sisters do- bring life to whatever they create.
In a nutshell, PRAN is a go-to place for all your creative needs. These vibrant founders always strive to give you the best – be it handmade gifts or a website for your business.
They believe the best way to run a business is by truly bonding with the clients – to touch their heart with superlative creativity. They talk in length about their startup journey.
1) How did you get your idea for this business?
When I was in school, the arena of art and craft and design used to mesmerize me. We, four sisters decide to bring something of our own, our identity. Thus, the idea of PRAN Solutions got built and here we are today, going strong.
2) Why is “now” a good time for this idea to exist?
As I mentioned the world needs more of art. Our gifts and designs are the form of love to show it your loved ones, be it family, friends or clients. The sense of attachment we grow is the key where we stand out.
We always think upon what to gift, how to market, so we are one of the stop of that pipeline.
3) What was the reaction from your family when you first decided to become an entrepreneur?
My family has been very accepting about this, my parents especially. Raising four girl children is a Supreme gift to them, they believe. In that case, My mom dad always work with us when we have to complete our bulk orders and always back us with suggestions and solutions.
4) What was your biggest mistake in business and what did you learn from it?
Everyone is here to stand out, no one is less. You just need to make your own space. This was a major lesson that I learnt. We cannot think anyone to be weak because everyone has got that one spark that lit up everything.
5) What is your biggest obstacle in the next 12 months and how will you overcome it?
Its been a year, and we have a clientele of 300. But with that we want to grow as humans, a brand. Since personalized gifting, Designing is coming up everyday, the agenda of survival and to rise is what we are concentrating on.
6) What habits contribute to your success?
The power of listening and experimenting contributes to success. You will always grow and fly. You can be a seed or can have wings.
7) If you had the opportunity to start this business again what would you do differently?
By God’s grace, haven’t ever thought of this. But if got a chance, my main focus would on organizing things in a better and planned manner.
8) What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Don’t dig In doubt what you planted in faith.
9) Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration through Nature. I feel a connection and freshness when I connect with it.
10) What is your favourite book?
I don’t read books. But I read blogs about personalities of their success and failures. Helps me.
11) What advice would you give to someone starting out?
I’m just 21 year old to give someone an advice. But never give up on what you love the most and never settle for something you think is big. There is always a bigger and biggest!
PRAN Solutions was not just an exciting idea for these sisters. They put their heart and soul into it. The result? A year after its inception, PRAN earned an extensive clientele across India. These entrepreneurs cashed in on the niche where designing was a crucial factor. They ticked that box as well as they came up with unique range of designs.
They experimented in each stage of product development and brought a uniqueness to them. That’s how you can stand out from the rest.
As Nikita, one of the powerhouses of PRAN, says, never give up on what you love the most. Because that’s where your success lies.
You can connect with PRAN Solutions on Instagram here!