Woman- One of the most wonderful & amazing creation of god, gentle, soft, humble, tender but at the same time powerful, strong. Someone rightly said when woman can give birth to a man, she can do anything.
21st century is surely a century of woman, entrepreneurship is not only the trait belonging to man, woman are doing far better than man in entrepreneurship.
Today in India there are more ventures headed by woman entrepreneurs than man. Now a days woman are doing far better than man, be it education, science, engineering, business or entrepreneurship. According to one report woman headed ventures are doing much better than man headed ventures.
Meet Sanchita Sharma a young, charming but bold Diva. She is a iconic, glamorous fashion entrepreneur working towards her venture Bellofox. Being a young creative woman she is full of new styles, ideas & creativities which can be easily seen in the products she design for woman.
She herself can be called as a fashion statement. A class, a brand & style given by her brand Bellofox to any woman in this world will make that woman stand out of crowd.
Sanchita is working with her co-founder Nishank to make every woman look more glamorous, classy & elegant with her wide range of Accessories mainly (Sunglasses, earrings, clothing line). She strongly believes that every woman has a right to look different from others.
Her products are today considered as iconic in fashion world and is desired by every woman be it corporate working professionals, housewives or even fashion icons, models & celebrities.
Lets meet Sanchita and explore her entrepreneurship journey and her obsession towards fashion. Yes especially to mention- Fashion is Attitude and Sanchita always wears it.
1. What is the Name of Your Venture?
2.Who is your target Audience?
Young & Middle-aged Women, who preferably stay in the wake of searching fashion that is high end & accessible.
3. Where is your venture based (City, State, Country ) & What are your Target areas?
Our venture is based in New Delhi, India. Target areas are: All over India
4. What problems does your venture solve? What are your Products or Services.
With an absolute glamorous, sensational & fresh collection of accessories ranging from Jewellery, Eye-shades to Handbags offered by us, we made it a point to offer some of the most sorted and in-trend accessories to our customers, which certainly helped them, access what is latest & hip in the market at just a click away! We try our best to deliver the products before time and that’s what the people like the most about Bellofox.
Our Products or Services: Accessories mainly (Sunglasses, earrings, clothing line)
5. Share the idea or story behind the venture. How did it come to an existence?
Frankly, I’m not a jewelry or accessory person. I don’t wear them so much. But when I had to, and I used to look for my kind of stuff in the market, I could never get any.. For women like me who had such a hard time finding the right pair of accessories had very few options to shop. That’s when I thought of giving them a platform that curated western styles which were not easily accessible in Indian market. I had done my groundwork and sourcing. But because it was not very well planned, I needed someone with whom I can share the thought and start working on. That’s when I thought of Nishank and the very moment I had decided that there is no better person than him to join hands with. I mean the kind of experience he has in IT an E-commerce sector is a huge factor that Bellofox has reached such heights.
6. How did you identify your co-founder?
Like I have said before… I happened to bump into Nishank, 6 years back, who beholds a vast experience in IT & hence lent me, a huge advantage with his sound technical knowledge & an edge of great know-how about the e-commerce industry! It struck naturally to both of us, as we spotted that same passion & focused mindset in each other really well! He has that spark, which has ignited our way towards success!
7. What expansion plans are you looking for the next 2 years, next 5 years?
With the kind of response that we received from our Customers, has been the key driving force which has always paved our way to further progress! I would not deny the fact, that in another 2 years, we would proudly be able to broaden our horizons in all the cities in India.
8. Where do you want to see yourself in next 5 years?
Hence in another next 5 years, we would surely successfully be able to leave our mark in the international market too. We are planning to go global soon.
9. Have you raised any funding? Or have any plans for the funding?
Not as such, yet to be decided!
10. What were the problems you faced during the starting days and how did you resolve them?
For any product or business, entering into a new market has always been among the top challenges. So was with my case too. The kind of response, we received from some of our customers was overwhelmingly great! We had been able to grab huge market, but yes, one of the major challenges had been, people’s hesitation towards online shopping! Some people turned out to be really fussy. They were not ready to believe, that products sold online could actually be so good!
We strategized well! Followed some baby steps in the beginning, with some carefully curated handpicked collection listed on our platform, which undeniably gained huge attention & we got good response! But yes, grabbing loyal customers was a challenge! We faced people who switched from our brand or just did not prefer to buy online. But, yes with our good marketing & some out of the box campaigns we eventually were able to grab huge traffic on our website and yes, of course, the key buyers!
11. Are you married, single or in a relationship?
I am happily unmarried & single!
12. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
Bellofox is undeniably my first love! But whenever I get time from work I spend time with my Dog! I might play with or take him out for long walks or just sit beside him. That’s the only thing I enjoy doing the most.
What I do, when I am free? I just love to sleep. Take a good nap. Also, I love to wander and spend some me time so I might just head out in the streets alone, shop alone, hog onto some street food all by myself. I love to spend some quality time with myself.
13. What’s your favourite food & holiday destination?
Anything Italian just lifts my spirit. I love cheese. About going on a holiday, I’d prefer place where I can find some peace of mind. Be it beaches, be it mountains.. any place where I can find myself closest to nature.
14. Whom do you consider your idol or biggest motivator?
Kudos to Nishank off course, who have been the real guiding force & biggest motivator throughout this journey! & second but not the least, the great response & love from our customers has always been the key driving force behind me.
15. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Working hours ofcourse. An entrepreneur works 24X7, lives every second his passion & takes every step towards his ambition! Unlike those who work for others! Breaking away from the boundaries of working from 9 to 5…an entrepreneur’s life is completely devoted to his key mission!
16. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Hmm.. If I really get a chance to start off my career again, then it would be in the field of Photography! Throughout this journey with Bellofox, my love for photography has grown tremendously, with an undeniable increased passion towards it. Hence, my second choice would always be, to mark my name in the field of photography!
17. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family & Social life?
It has of course, without a single fleck of doubt! My family is so proud, with what I have been able to achieve so far, with yes off course some more quotient of seriousness towards me. I had been a complete introvert person, who hardly used to socialise much! But yes, Bellofox changed me altogether, in terms of key fundamentals towards my life & approach!
My circle has grown exponentially, & yes, I am not the same personality anymore! Bellofox is the best thing happened in my life!
18. Anything, you would like to say to our readers or upcoming entrepreneurs?
Keep your spirits high always! Leaving behind all roadblocks of the mind, you should never care what others think about you. Always remember you are working for yourself, not for others. Keep Moving.
Be fearless. Never ever care, what others think about you.
19. Tell us something about your education & family background.
BA Marketing from Delhi University
20. What is your USP which makes it unique & different from other start-ups in similar domains?
1. Hassle free shopping
2. Friendly customer services, just a call away!
3. One of the most exquisite trendsetter collection of accessories just a click away! Whether a trendsetter or be it most happening designs in the market! You get it all at Bellofox!
21. Please share complete name, address, phone number, email id & website of Your Business & Contact Person
Complete name: Sanchita Sharma
Address: 306 RG Complex, Rohini sector 15, Delhi-110085
Phone number: 8447172366
Email id & website of Your Business: [email protected] | http://bellofox.com