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Stella Joyce Machado: Stella Studio

Name: Stella Joyce Machado

Business Name: Stella Studio

Location: Bengaluru, India

Establishment (Year): 1958

Category/Industry: Professional and other Business Services

Profession/ Specialty: Photography & Videography services

Company details:

The studio has an indoor Digital setup, photo printing, framing etc, and a network of outdoor

photography and videography services doing commercial work. Other related works, such as photocopying, lamination, spiral binding, courier services etc, are undertaken.

Unique selling proposition/ competitive advantage:

We are centrally located and have been in business for 6 + decades, having 3 / 4 generations of clients coming to our studio. Also, we offer a range of services and are available 24×7 for our outdoor photography and videography clients. Post Pandemic we have gone digital with all our services, including receiving our payments and delivery is at our client’s convenience.

Challenges faced during the journey:

Being in a male-dominated photography business 34 years ago having lost my dad at a young age there were many struggles. But I never gave up kept going forward learning new skills as the technology advanced and worked 24x7 for 7 days of a week.

Advice for women entrepreneurs:

Always be confident, hardworking, never give up. Work sincerely with grit and dedication as if working for the Lord and always do your best. Keep learning new skills also Volunteer wherever there is a need. Be a role model and guide younger entrepreneurs. Always be a signpost so that when people see your lifestyle they will be inspired. Lead a simple life and be always humble and kind to everyone. Keep healthy.

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