What does it take for an idea to click, investors and infrastructure? These home-based businesswomen from GreNo prove that the recipe for a successful business is simply talent, hard work and some courage.
Meet Nandini Ghan, a lady from Maharashtra who has started her tiffin service in Greater Noida West. She is a mompreneur based in Saya Zion, Gaur city 1. "We shifted to Noida 2 years back in covid times. People under home isolation contacted me and asked for some simple home-cooked food. I served them pure fresh, homely food, following proper covid protocols. I made healthy dishes for their speedy recovery." That was the time when her tiffin service got popular in Greater Noida. Nandini served her meals with accompaniments like tea or buttermilk as per the preference of the patients. After their isolation period, people continued giving her orders.
Being from Maharashtra, Nandini's recipes of misal pav, Bombay Wada pav, Pooranpoli, Chiwda, chakli, Chirote are special over Delhi and especially her modaks. "Before settling in Noida, we were based at Pitampura. It's been many years, no Ganesh pooja takes place without my prepared Modaks. People of Pitampura still contact me at the time of Ganesh Chauth and give orders."
Apart from these, Nandini has also mastered festive Indian cuisine. One can ask her for non-veg delicacies as well. There is a lot of demand for her chicken curry and roasted chicken.
Nandini feels grateful for the support of her family. Her son and daughter help her deliver the food to nearby societies.
When Shilpi Bansal moved to her new apartment and saw the children playing in the park of her high rise building, she had an idea to start a toy business for children. "A successful business stands where the market needs are kept in mind," says Shilpi, a businesswoman based at Ajnara homes and a mom to two kids- seven and nine years old.
"My flat is a toy zone for kids. I deal in party decor, personalized gifts, fancy dresses and toys, So kids of nearby flats and societies love to come to my flat on every occasion," says she.
With an MBA degree and pure intentions, her business has taken off. Now, her husband also left his job and is extending his wife's business. They have opened an outlet in Ajnara Homes by the name 'K&U" mart, where K stands for Kinjal, her daughter and U stands for Udit, her son. She deals in toys, stationery, and crockery like melamine, bone china, ceramic and imported glassware. Apart from that, they also sell masks and sanitisers.
Shilpi dedicates her success to her family and her mother who always taught her to fight for herself.
"I always loved to bake for my dear and near ones but never did I think that I would be an entrepreneur." Meet Priyanka Kanojiya, an entrepreneur based in Samriddhi grand avenue and the mom of a 5-year-old son. After tremendous motivation from her husband and the people of Indirapuram, Priyanka not only started her business but started taking online baking classes. "The journey has been life-changing", says she.
Priyanka bakes cakes freshly every day. She requests her customers to please give orders one day prior or at least 9-10 hours prior. Her specialties are truffle cake, Mango cake, date and walnut cake, vanilla cake, choco lava cake among others. Moreover, she makes sure never to repeat the design of the frosting and keeps innovating. Recently she baked and designed a cake for a client who was a designer which she considers a difficult and wholesome experience that she loved. Priyanka considers her family as her biggest support. Her child has a sweet tooth and loves to admire her while baking cakes. "When I bake cakes, he sits in the kitchen and keeps observing me. This is the most beautiful view for me," says Priyanka.