Shikha is a passionate baker. She originally hails from Kanwan, a small town located in Madhya Pradesh. After her marriage, she settled down in Bhopal with Mohit Jain. As she always wanted to do something of her own. One fine day Mohit and Shikha decided to leave their job and the couple founded MoShik’s. Mohit and Shikha have succeeded in establishing their startup despite of facing hurdles that initially looked insurmountable. Today, we have Shikha with us in another inspiring session of IWIL.
Brief introduction about yourself and tell us something about MoShik’s?
MoShik’s is a young and dynamic company, with expertise in the fine art of making chocolates and truffles. Made from real milk and cocoa, these chocolates and truffles can be made available as a perfect gift for any occasion. It is also a one-stop place for other Homemade Products like Homemade Pan Masala, Homemade Aam Papad, Homemade Cookies etc.
What ignited the spark in you to start Style MoShik?
This idea was developed during our visit to south Indian tourist places like Ooty, Kodaikanal, and Kerala where we found lots of homemade chocolates but in an un-organized manner. We thought of introducing this concept to remaining parts of the country in a professional and organized manner and this is how our business idea started.
Please share your future goals.
In next Five Years MoShik’s would be in hands of people from every state in India.We will be ruling in E-Commerce Sector with our commitment and hard work. We have a well defined plan to move ahead step by step to achieve financial goals, fulfill social responsibilities through our business.
Tell us something about the challenges you faced while starting MoShik.
People are the only obstacle in successful entrepreneurship for everyone. If you overcome the LKK syndrome(Log Kya Kahenge), then you can achieve massive success, otherwise you cannot may you be super rich or super talented. We listen to all and follow just our heart.
What are your views on the thought, that as compared to male counterparts, it’s harder and more struggling for females to make a mark professionally?
Yes, it is difficult as women have a different life compared to men. And also the society itself has not completely digest women entrepreneurship, so it is challenging in a male dominant society to prove ourself. But if your family and friends support you and you have full believe in yourself, anything can be achieved.
What piece of advice would you like to give to the aspiring youth who wish to pursue their dream of becoming an entrepreneur?
Have a goal, move towards it and aim to achieve it. Always remember to keep your family and GOD towards your side.
According to you, what are the top three essential skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Hardwork, Curious for learning and Commitment
Is it easy to maintain the work-life balance?
It’s difficult. I have a new born baby bow who is five months old. Managing business and home together would have been impossible for me without my in law’s support and my husband’s full support towards me.
What are your views and opinions towards the ambiguous need to promote women entrepreneurship and women empowerment in India?
Women entrepreneurship is a key step for women empowerment. Women are equally successful in handling businesses.Big Giants like Pepsi, Yahoo are live examples in front of everyone. Money should never be a constraint.Only thing required is the will power to step out from the walls of the house and do something to make your name,but by balancing your family and relationships as they are the reason to live. No relationship should be hampered while doing the business because without relations life is of no use.