CHOCOINDULGE, Great Companies SME Business of the Year Award Winner 2020
Name of Company: CHOCOINDULGE
Founder Name: HARMEET KAUR MUNDAE
Can you provide us with a description of your business? What was the purpose of starting this business? What issue did it want to solve?
I am a Owner of Chocoindulge, Under my Brand we are making chocolates, Tea time cakes, Cookies, lots of stuff. I also conducting workshop for the same. I am delivering the goods PAN India. Earlier i am only making chocolates at home, Distribute it in our family and friends, and i am getting very good feedback. 4yrs i am just doing hands on this. then my parents and my brother told me to start my own venture. Its a very risk taking for me as My daughter is just 3 yrs old i am already doing a job in my father office. and this business required good initial investment. for to start anything there is risk . and i took risk , i started this in feb before valentines and i got huge order i am very happy with that from there the chocoindulge journey start.......slowly i learn new things and introducing under chocoindulge brand. now also i am learning new things, coming with new ideas..from past 2 years i am with BNI and doing good business there, from this platform i am getting good visibility. i also delivered the wedding chocolates to Singapore.i am doing my business from home. and as homebaker i am not restrict myself till mumbai or navi mumbai, but doing deliveries PAN India, but also abroad, i deliver to remote locations also. chocoindulge will reach to every person, wherever he is.
How is it different from other competitors?
We are making the things which other are not tried, we never say no to our client we think out of the box and find every possibility to fulfill the need of customer. We are making chocolates of green chilly, kari patta, karela. You just give us ingredients and we are coming up with solution. We always surprise our clients with some small small efforts we are taking and extra we are giving with our orders ,coz of that they always remember us and we are making memories for them .
What and how are the challenges so far? How did you overcome them?
I also face lots of challenges, finance is biggest challenge, initially everything i have to pay from my pocket as nobody is giving advance for orders. as many big players are sitting in market and also many renowned home bakers are there. For visibility i had done lots of exhibition for visibility and they can taste my product. kehte hai na jo dikhta hai wahi bikta hai..after one year somebody proposed me for BNI again another challenge and risk taking as u have to invest your time and money in that and get the desired output. there also will take 6 months to set myself , then people start know me about my best products, in this whole journey my father is my biggest strength i just completed only 6 months of my business , my father expired, another setback. it will take another 3 months for me to come back on my feet again. Now i am not seeing back, only think what i have to do next.
Year of Founding: 2017