I would like to introduce Ritu the founder of Aapka Makaan Hamari Dukaan. She is an ever enthusiastic and inspiring mommy who has been very kind to share her success story with us.
I personally love all the products at AMHD (www.amhd.in), do check it out.
Can you tell us about your business? What is it about?
www.amhd.in is a multi brand Home Fashion e-commerce portal. Aapka Makaan Hamari Dukaan also does a lot of customization/personalization of regular & quirky products for individuals/corporate clients. It is a one stop shop if you wish do buy a gift for self/someone special, decorate/redecorate your home or just wanna indulge in e-retail therapy. No matter where you are in India, from the comfort of your home, office or elsewhere, our products are just a click away.
Were there any obstacles that you faced when you decided to pursue becoming a mompreneur?
I have always been someone very comfortable getting a paycheck at the end of the month; obviously then it was pretty jittery risking past earned savings to be on a road never travelled before. So after months of many mental wars & a bit of research, I decided to give it a shot. Work from home is pretty challenging as there are constant distractions versus sitting at a workstation in a corporate setup.
What are three traits that you think a mompreneur should have when starting their own business?
Patience, work-life balance, Positive attitude
Any unforgettable lesson that you learned as a Mompreneur?
Customers always appreciate value-for-money products however Fashion never comes cheap!
What inspired you to start your business?
For a change, I wanted to be the Boss. Also, my passion for home fashion is my profession now.
What will readers find when they go there?
www.amhd.in is a unique, creative, quirky online portal that focuses on retail & corporate gifting which has been founded with an aim to revolutionize online home fashion shopping in India. Our patrons are provided an inspiring mix of traditional, modern and fusion styles of handpicked lifestyle products for their prized home. The aesthetics and styling of our line of products aims to meet the varied tastes of our esteemed customers.
We work closely with the best and finest of artists to get all their incredible creations online so you can savour & select them at leisure.In case you are confused as to what to buy for self/special someone OR are spoilt for choice; let our ‘Gift an Experience’ option come to your rescue! We have priced our products most reasonably; hence we do not offer any gimmicky “EYECATCHING” discounts.We seriously hope that you will surely enjoy shopping at AMHD as much as we have really enjoyed building it!
What’s your most popular feature?
Handcrafted shoes & customization /personalization gifting solutions
What do you love best about your job?
Interaction with various creative artists who work on paper thin margins from their homes/small garages
Is entrepreneurship for everyone?
Yes, ofcourse… when there is a will, there is a way
Even the word IMPOSSIBLE is spelt as I AM POSSIBLE.
What are the biggest challenges you face as a mompreneur?
Multi-tasking as a one woman army & ensuring work-life balance
Thankyou so much Ritu for answering all our interview questions so patiently.