Ruchi MehtaFounder of THE PAINT SOCIAL Published On: Thursday, July 21, 2016 Views 1858
"Stop hating yourself for what you aren't and start loving yourself for everything you already are."
Ruchi Mehta is an enterprising person with an aura of positive energy around her, which makes it easy for anyone to start a conversation with her. She has a BSc in Biosciences from University of Auckland NZ. From a very young age, she has been very passionate about painting, which was the sole reason behind the launch of her first venture, The Paint Social.
It is an event services provider that plans painting parties and cover the painting supplies. In addition, it also provides The Paint Social aprons so that one can cover their clothes. They have created a huge buzz with close to a dozen parties under their name.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
The Paint Social is a great way to have a fun, relaxing, and social timeout by creating a masterpiece while munching and sipping mocktail or a cocktail. Absolutely NO experience is necessary. Whether you are an experienced painter, or just looking to explore your creative side, you are sure to go home with a painting that is uniquely yours.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
The Paint Social (TPS) started in May 2016, is the brainchild of entrepreneur Ruchi Mehta (Biotech & MBA graduate). It is her passion for painting as a hobby that led to the creation of TPS.
TPS started off very first session by inviting friends to try it out, and most of them said they are “not creative”, “we are only here for food & drinks”, but in the end, they all enjoyed and painted!
To their surprise, they found this session to be fun, distressing and therapeutic. They highly encouraged us to do this again, and we decided to incorporate TPS to take this to the next level.
What is your life mantra?
To be able to grow this company pan India
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
It has just been 2 months but the challenging part until now has been social media marketing – to pull up new crowd
How did you overcome those challenges?
We have hired a few Online marketing people to help us overcome this challenge.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
It is too early to talk however, I have got few franchise calls.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
To be able to manage people, Positive attitude, good listener.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
A lot on Social Media since it links well to my industry – Facebook, instagram, twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Excellent networking skills
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Not to be over perfectionist in all the things
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success:
Simply put value is anything that people are willing to pay for.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Have high self – esteem
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Do not worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you do not even try.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
To expand TPS in major tier 1 & 2 cities.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I always wanted to be an astronaut
What are your top three getaway destinations?
NZ, Spain, Hawaii
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Stop hating yourself for what you aren’t and start loving yourself for everything you already are.”