Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rajashree Nedungadi - Art and Craft workshops

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

This journey as an artist started by fluke. Apart from knowing some basic and craft, I was not very proficient with anything specific. Early marriage, two kids early,  brought me to a phase of looking for my identity. Thought of conducting a small summer camp, friends supported me by sending their kids and I  found my calling.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

I am artist by profession,  conduct art and craft workshops for schools, colleges and corporate.  Specialize in close to 350 different art and craft forms, paintings, clay work and paper quilling.

Also provide customized gift items like trays,  boxes and more.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

I missed having a mentor. How, what, when, why to do and not to do was  in various situations was something I had to figure out on my own.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

There is tough competition in this line, had to work on building my USP that was one of my toughest challenges.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

I discovered I had a flair for all things creative, be it art, craft, paint, paper or clay. I used this to my advantage and worked on these by updating myself with multiple art and craft forms periodically.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

I would like to upgrade myself by updating how, how much and when to use social media marketing.  Next five years, I want to the panel of a couple of corporate as a whole and sole supplier.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Work on the quality and pricing. Have a personal set of ethics to be followed professionally and stick to them. Ultimately its  your goodwill that will stand by  you in thick and thin.

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