CoinKwara's Entrepreneur of the Month_Rasheedat of Rashmed Cakes

“In life, what you have to do is to look for what is best in you. Try to figure out what you can do best, then that will lead you to what you will be doing”

Rashmed Cakes Palace and Pastries





#COINKWARA PROGRAMME/ ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH_MARCH


Our Entrepreneur of the month of March is MRS. YUSUF RASHEEDAT BUKOLA. She studied English Language at Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. Her company name is RASHMED CAKES PALACE AND PASTERIES. She is into Catering service, Cake baking and Pastries. She offers home service and cooks any type of food.



TOP QUOTES FROM YUSUF RASHEEDAT BUKOLA ( CoinKwara’s Entrepreneur of the Month_March) 

ON HOW AND WHEN SHE STARTED, SHE SAID:
“I’ve been in this business for 10 years”
“Actually it begins during my secondary school days. I used to visit my aunt who lives in Bida, Niger State. She’s also a Caterer. Every time she’s cooking or baking pastries, I used to love it. I used to bake some things while she was not at home and would show her when she comes back and she used to be very happy. Since then, I developed passion for catering service”


ON WHAT LED HER TO THIS AREA OF BUSINESS AND WHAT MOTIVATED HER TO START? SHE SAID:

“Actually, firstly, I love to cook. I enjoy making any food, be it hausa, Yoruba or Ibo food. Even Italian dish, European dish, and any food”
“I used to like what my Aunt was doing so I started doing them and after doing them I saw that okay, I have passion for this thing and I should start it on my own and maybe I could be more than her.  And today I’m actually more than her because she only cooks for seminars, people and so on while I cook, bake cakes, pastries and so on”
“I can say this is a business I love to do. That’s what motivated me”.


ON HER COMPANY NAME AND THE SECRET BEHIND THE NAME, SHE SAID:
My company name is Rashmed cakes palace and Pasteries.
Actually it’s the combination of my name and my husband’s name


ON HOW MUCH SHE STARTED WITH, SHE SAID:
Actually, I didn’t start with a specific amount. But, hmmmm let me say, maybe N5, 000. Because what happened was that when people give me work to do, I just collect the money, do it, then the remaining money left, I used it to buy materials.  So I started from there.


DOES SHE HAVE A SHOP? SHE SAID:
“Currently, my shop is still under construction. So I work from home now and you can absolutely do this business by working from home”

HOW HAS HER BUSINESS BEEN DOING? SHE REPLIED:
“Actually it’s doing great. People are ordering but I still hope for more because we need connections, and for people to support what we are doing”
“By the special grace of God I hope I can see someone to promote me, to make me grow higher”


ON HER ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND START UPS, SHE SAID:
“In life, what you have to do is to look for what is best in you. Try to figure out what you can do best, then that will lead you to what you will be doing”
“Anything you will be doing, you have to have passion for it. If there is no passion and you are just doing something because you just want to have money. I don’t think it’s okay”
“Then learn, learn.  Because me, I learn from different persons, not one, not two, not three and I’m still learning. I’ve not stopped.
“I will advice upcoming entrepreneurs to start with even if it’s a little amount, just start. Just be good at what you do”


WE ASKED HER HOW SHE HAS BEEN MARKETING HER PRODUCT AND SERVICE. SHE SAID:
“Actually, I post pictures on facebook. When I meet some friends, I tell them to tell friends, families, neighbours, so from there I hope I would get what I want”
“ Anytime I call one of my sisters who uses MTN, I used to see an advert message to patronize her so I asked her to teach me and I subscribe for it too”


ON COIN CONSULTS AND THE COINKWARA PROGRAMME SHE SAID:
“I am one of the first people who joined the programme. I joined when it did not have a website. Presently I am on Coinkwara’s website”
“It’s a very, very good programme. I see it as a developmental organisation that is working on building people to be part of modern Kwara. So I joined to make history and be part of an organisation that brought Kwara to the 21st century. I’m happy to be among.


For more on RASHMED CAKES PALACE AND PASTRIES, visit: http://www.coinkwara.com/product/43



from left- Rsheedat, Rabiu and Arafat

INTERVIEW TEAM

Hanafi Olanrewaju Rabiu
Akata Arafat

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