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Virendra Rathore, Founder at Udyog Paathshala


Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?

Virendra Rathore: I have been into professional training and consulting for almost more than 8 years now. And I have found that results for any training program is high when the learner is involved in that particular training program and that training program helps them to find answers to the specific problems they are facing.


We were conducting all our sessions in a class room or in-person setup before Covid . And when last year covid hit there were restrictions for any type of gathering and all our training programs were on a stand still mode.


For us, the COVID situation was a blessing in disguise. Suddenly there was more acceptance towards self-learning and digital learning. Business owners were looking for new ways to review and restructure their business and so were we.


We launched our brand new self-learning platform “Udyog Paathshala” where we created courses that increase business impact and helps business owners to find solutions for their burning issues.


In the last four months, 1500+ business owners have benefited from our courses and sessions.


Great Companies: What are the various Services provided by Udyog Paathshala

Virendra Rathore: We provide three type of services


· Self-learning courses

· Consulting services for specific areas of businesses

· Mentorship program : Udyog Paathshala Mentorship Program, mentors support mentee success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on business topics. Udyog Paathshala mentors bring many years of business experience, many of them have been successful business owners and corporate Leaders themselves.


Mentors help other entrepreneurs & Business Leaders by sharing their real-world experiences and knowledge in running successful businesses. Mentors also provide practical tools and resources for making the owners’ tasks easier. Mentoring sessions are typically scheduled for an hour and held virtually, through online meetings, phone calls, and even through email exchanges. Mentoring sessions have goals and objectives to be achieved during a specific duration of time. Minimum engagement for the mentorship program is 3 months. Mentoring relationship lasts as long as mentees need it or can also be as few meaningful sessions as required to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. It can also be a mentoring relationship that lasts for years, when the mentee has a trusted advisor for his/her ever growing business.


Great Companies: What makes Udyog Paathshala different from hundreds of other similar service providers ?

Virendra Rathore:

All our courses , consulting services and mentorship program have focus on solving business problems which are in context to Indian business scenarios. Also our approach is to first make participants aware of the problem and potential solution by educating him through courses then handholding them with consulting services and then helping them to scale by giving expert mentors support. This end to end approach helps us to stand out.


Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?

Virendra Rathore: I believe acceptance to digital learning has just started in our country and there is a long way to go. Most of the business owners are still not active on various social media on digital channels which makes it difficult to reach them at times and get access to the wealth of wisdom which is available for them.


Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Udyog Paathshala?

Virendra Rathore: We plan to grow by adding more business focused courses to increase our courses offerings and making these courses in multi-language.


We are aiming for adding 15000 paid users for our courses by this year and then going for external support to increase our offerings. The goal is to create India’s First Digital Business School without a Physical campus giving access to world class education to our Indian entrepreneurs. In the next 5 years, we aim to support 1 million entrepreneurs who in turn will create profitable, stable and scalable businesses.


Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

Virendra Rathore: The journey of an entrepreneurship is continuous learning , failing, tasting success and repeating the cycle .There are no short cuts for creating a stable and success full business. You have to go through the process of exploring what works for you and what doesn’t.


I would like to close by recommending that be open for mistakes but every time you make a mistake, it should always be a new one.



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ashwini vishwakarma
ashwini vishwakarma
Sep 21, 2021

Congratulations Sir ji..

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Guruprasad Agavane
Guruprasad Agavane
Sep 17, 2021

Congratulations Mr. Virendra and Team. Best Wishes.

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