How A 12-year-old boy started a successful eCommerce store?

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Website – Ojas Batra

Would you believe if I say a 12-year-old boy started a successful eCommerce store and at the age of 14, he became the first company owner? Yes! It’s an astonishing true story. You would be surprised to know that this boy thought all these things when he was just 10! Ojas Batra made it possible.

He has got tremendous success in his business after implementing the concept of dropshipping. Can you believe that this boy, Ojas Batra, is right now the owner of 14 eCommerce stores along with four companies?

Key to success

His key to success mantra is helping others. As a teenager, he reached out and helped many people and encouraged them to show their skills, especially those who belonged to financial management. It reflects his outstanding mental capability, his professional skills, and positive approach towards business and life.

A remarkable business idea that changed his life

From where did he receive this remarkable business idea? He started his business in January 2020. His helpful nature and eagerness to bring change for those who could not avail of daily education or regular school inspired him to start this company.

The best part is this company doesn’t run behind productivity only. They search for success among those students who want to change their life by walking on the road of education. This company focuses on the quality of knowledge so that students can bring changes in the society. Could you believe that all these things popped up in the mind of a 14-year-old boy? Unbelievable!

A boy who created opportunities out of risks

Yes, this is his thinking at this age. He doesn’t believe in taking risks, but as an entrepreneur, he wants to create multiple opportunities for students out of risk. He managed to bring a significant change in society by changing the minds of students and parents. Now they understand the value of education, why skills, and performances are two essential pillars of the education system.

How to steal success out of challenges?

Is it really possible to create such a big empire without facing challenges? No! The biggest challenge was his age. Many people didn’t want to work under a boy. Highly qualified employees could not even think of working under a boss who was younger than them and did not hold any degree. It was all about ego.

How did he get success?

Hive Group has been enjoying the great achievement of owing to three successful companies. Let’s get to know about the product. 

  • Their first product is Teen Hive that created a revolution by focusing on all-around development of a teenager. It focuses on the sources of education along with mental health, career, and skill development.
  • The next one is Skill Hive that offers low-cost short term courses. The best thing is anyone can learn this despite their age. It totally depends on someone’s choice. He will be specialized in that particular skill after choosing this career.
  • The next one is the Talent Hive. The details of this course will be disclosed when the development part is complete.

He is a perfect example of success. He has proven that if you have the correct mindset and support from your family, you can achieve anything in life.

What made you strike this business idea? What inspired you to start this company?

Ojas Batra – I always wanted to bring change in education, and I wanted to give back to school students because they were not able to leave regular school as I could, that’s why my aim was to provide them with the skills and education that I had to learn the hard way.

What does success mean to your company?

Ojas Batra – Success for my company means our students to be highly qualified and for them to build a career going out of the way, the quality of education we provide is more important to us then the quantity of students we have.

How are you performing currently?

Ojas Batra – We have been doing great we are about to launch our pre-recorded course and we are about to integrate platforms to my companies through which we will be able to lower our cost and provide the same quality.

What is the biggest risk to your company?

Ojas Batra – I don’t believe that there are risks if you are a good entrepreneur, every entrepreneur should have the ability to create opportunities out of risks, if I talk about challenges our major challenge has been changing the minds of parents and students on why skill education and all around performance education is important.

What are your plans for the funding?

Ojas Batra – Currently we are bootstrapped and reinvesting our profits, we will be planning for funding in 2nd quarter of 2021.

What is the biggest challenge you faced during your start-up setup?

Ojas Batra – The biggest challenge I faced while setting up my startup was and in some sense still is, is hiring employees, many employees get their ego striked for working someone who does not hold any degree and is younger then them.

What does growth mean to you and your business?

Ojas Batra – I believe in numbers, growth for us means improvement of product, increase in number of students which hence results in increase of revenue.

How does your product stand different from others in the market?

Ojas Batra – Hive group of companies holds 3 companies under it.

1) Teen Hive- Teen Hive is something which does not exist in the market right now, the only major source for education for teenagers are schools and institutes, but both of them focus on the wrong thing, our focus is on the all around development of teenagers including skill development, mental health, career.

2) Skill Hive- we believe is skill development despite of someone’s age and by their choice we provide short-term and low cost courses for them to experiment with different skills and once they choose we help them specialize in that skill and how to make a career with that.

3) Talent Hive- undisclosed still in development.

Where are your start-up services spread?

Ojas Batra – Currently our startup services are spread across India majorly and we also have some students in the US, Canada and Europe.

What does it feel to be the founder of your start-up? How does it feel getting up every morning and getting on to work?

Ojas Batra – If feels great as we not only work for money but everyday we are improving lives and working towards our mission. Everyday when I wake up I am happy that I’m doing what I like and that is making a change in the society and generating revenue.

Where do you see your business standing in the next 5 years?

Ojas Batra – We plan to make Teen Hive known to a huge share of all teenagers in the country and parents to understand our mission and improve our product to introduce different programs and mentorships for different durations.

Who supports you to stand this business and how?

Ojas Batra – My parents are the biggest support for me to stand this business, they have been with me and supporting my mindset since I started my career at 10 and they have been supporting me in every startup of mine and throughout my ups and downs.

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