Guess, after diamonds, what is a woman’s best friend?
And the world knows, its chocolates! If your girlfriend, sister or friend gets angry, what works quickest to melt away differences is a chocolate! A single piece of chocolate is such a stress buster that it can melt you in seconds. Imagine there is a reason behind chocolates being gifted on the day of love. Chocolate is stress buster just like romance.. its sweet, soft, rejuvenating and easily available everywhere.
Chocolate making is nothing less than an art and not everyone is an artist, similarly like not everyone is a good photographer despite of being a DSLR owner!
Meet Smriti, a Chocolate artisan , an entrepreneur and a woman with a passion for chocolates and chocolate making. She is as sweet and mind blowing as her chocolates. Believe it or not, we were flattered and posted this interview for her after tasting her chocolates. The fineness, goodness and taste of her chocolates literally compelled us to write an article and take her interview and publish on this platform.
We strongly feel that everyone must have a chance to meet her and taste the goodness of her chocolates.
She is not just a chocolate diva but a avid writer. Her love and passion for chocolates can be understood just by knowing the fact she has written an entire book on chocolate. Which could be read and purchased from Amazon.
We are very proud to interview the choco-lady and are sharing some insights while enjoying her mouth watering chocolates made and gifted by her to our team.
Tagline – Absolute zero resistance, transforming addiction to be a bliss hence no one can eat just one!
2.Who is your target Audience?
All age groups and chocolate lovers, corporates, events, parties, exhibitors, schools for providing chocolate training and leisure activity providers where we do chocolate making activities interactively.
3.Where is your venture based ( city, state, country) & What are your target areas?
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Majorly include Delhi NCR but courier to other cities is an option.
4.What problems does your venture solve? What are your products or services.
5.Share the idea or story behind the venture. How did it come to an existence?
Doing the extra bit for the ultimate conceptualise via themes for us, kill the mundane set of boxes is the call for today’s world. Establish something jaw-dropping, personalise the blend of flavors and themes in a magical way is our foundation. People who are already too sweet and have less sugar intake will adore us for the entire catalogue being available in sugar free..
6.How did you identify your co-founder?
There is no co-founder currently.
7.What expansion plans are you looking for the next 2 years, next 5 years?
5 year plan – Showcase all of our work in our CAFE which is also going to be based on a unique concept both visually and tastefully. The aim is to have wider presence both online and physical with wider audience.
8.Where do you want to see yourself in next 5 years?
Isn’s this a repeat of the previous question?
9.Have you raised any funding? Or have any plans for the funding?
10.What were the problems you faced during the starting days and how did you resolve them?
Financing of course for all start-ups – To ensure we are not stuck here, careful marketing and promotion plans were made, investments were made at the right place and baby steps are taken in the right direction with a combo of risk taking plans and safe plans.
11.Are you married, single or in a relationship?
12.What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
How one spends quality time outside of work is directly proportional to free and relaxed mind, which is a stepping stone to both work and personal time happiness.
13.Whats your Favorited food & holiday destination?
Holiday destination – Any place to relax and enjoy.
14.Whom do you consider your idol or biggest motivator?
My parents and almighty.
15.What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
I have with God’s grace been blessed to taste both sides of the coins and happy in both!
16.If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
I have tried my best to keep it at the minimum. There are naturally times where you can’t do much at peak days and nights of workload. However, I ensure that I cover up for it, on any other day because spending enough family time and social life gives me energy. They are my fuel to run positively.
18.Anything, you would like to say to our readers or upcoming entrepreneurs?
I have done my Bachelor’s in French from the Delhi University and Diploma in IT industry. After which I pursued Masters in Computer Applications from Amity and then started my career as an IT professional with Sapient. My dad says always live your dreams and be Happy chasing them. My mom says try everything you want to and live It through. So in a way to live with passion and energy and Never stop at any footstep, is what I get from My parents who have always been my backbone, Right from the foundation to the pillars.
20.What is your USP which makes it unique & different from other start-ups in similar domains.
Our belief system to not be a routine chocolatier, instead be someone unique and an expert in this domain of delicious sinful chocolate food – whether it is via our end products, our books or be it anything else in the future. For us, innovation is the key to kill the mundane.
21.Please share complete name, address, phone number, email id & website of Your Business & Contact Person