With his passion in a mechanical field, Lokesh started a mechanic workshop 7 years ago. Though he pursued a course in Welding at the govt. ITI, he has always had an interest in setting up a motor vehicle workshop. With support from his two older brothers he began his one more business, starting up a stall where he prepares fish fry and sells it.

All was well before the COVID-19 pandemic, but as the lockdowns took hold Lokesh had to close his workshop and stall. He faced many challenges to run his household. Being one of the breadwinners of the family, he felt very depressed. Once the pandemic eased out, he had a big challenge again — the number of customers reduced and the income he got was not enough.

Lokesh and his brothers were searching for a job in a company, at the same time, he had heard about the YEP workshop and joined out of curiosity. He hoped to learn some business tactics that could help him get back on his feet. He has reopened his workshop and fish stall now, earning him a good income.

“I was not a good business man. I needed to give more attention to my customers, and I was not able to get my regular customers back to my workshop. The YEP course showed me how to do this. I have learnt many customer satisfaction techniques, and I’m able to teach my team on how to treat a customer. The exercise on costing was a great learning experience for me.” says Lokesh.

Lokesh dreams of starting a Royal Enfield bike service centre, and he is pursuing all his networks to learn more about this. The income from the fish stall helps him with his savings to start his new shop.