Mohit Kumar and Shikha JainFounders of MoShik’s Published On: Thursday, July 07, 2016 Views 2355
"Do your duty, without expecting results."
Success is Sweet, but for Mohit & Shikha Jain, it is even sweeter. In December 2013, Mohit, an Electronics & Communication Engineer with 7 years of industrial experience at companies like TCS, IBM, and Fidelity, and his wife Shikha, a freelance graphic designer, launched MoShik’s, a personalized homemade chocolate business.
Using the power of the ecommerce, today their beautifully designed & deliciously prepared customized chocolates are being shipped across India. Moshik’s chocolates’ experience is one of its kind, which the husband-wife duo claims one cannot experience in the regular Indian market. Firm believers in hard work & commitment, Mohit & Shikha have huge future plan for their unique custom chocolate business after its initial success.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Launched in December 2013, MoShik’s is a young and dynamic company, with expertise in the fine art of making chocolates and truffles. Made from real milk and cocoa, these chocolates and truffles can be made available as a perfect gift for any occasion.It is also a one-stop place for other homemade products like pan masala, aam papad, cookies etc.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
The idea was developed during our visit to south Indian tourist places like Ooty, Kodaikanal, Kerala where we found lots of homemade chocolates but in an un-organized manner. We thought of introducing this concept to remaining parts of the country in a professional and organized manner and this is how our business idea started.
What is your life mantra?
“Karm Kiye Jao,Fal Ki Chinta Mat Karo” (Do your duty, without expecting results) as told in Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Facing public cticism against our startup idea was the most challenging part.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I listened to all, but followed just my heart.I believe in GOD and myself. GOD gives me strength to fight the odds and emerge as a winner.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
My Business is self funded till now. Initial investment came from my job salary and when the business kicked off the business income fulfilled the need to take business to next level.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
Keep myself busy 24×7. Simple.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Passionately Curious, Commitment, and Hard Work.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Ecommerce platform as onine shopping is the future in India.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Discipline and Perfection
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Craving for Extra Perfection
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success:
Dedication and Hardwork followed with 100% Commitment towards the work you are doing
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Don’t be a victim of LKK (Log Kya Kahenge) Syndrome (What will people say)
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Believe in Yourself Always
What are your plans for next 3 years?
In next 3-5 years, MoShik’s would be in hands of people from every state in India. We will be ruling in ecommerce sector with our commitment and hard work. We have a well defined plan to move ahead step by step to achieve financial goals,fulfill social responsibilities through our business.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Start from Entrepreneurship from Day one
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Zindagi Badi Honi Chahiye Lambi Nahin” (Life should be big, not long)