Thinking About A Career Change? Take Inspiration From Namita Bhargava
- IWB Post
- September 1, 2015
Namita Bhargava is a city based entrepreneur who sent JWB an email last month inviting us for a chat session. Happily, we agreed.
We really appreciate her step, at that, encourage our women readers to come forward and tell us their inspiring stories. After all, each story is worth inspiring someone out there! Ladies, don’t wait and quickly write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us about your achievements!!
Coming back to Namita, she has shown how determined a woman can be. Having a master degree in science and teaching it for many years, she has finally decided to explore her creative side.
She owns a fashion boutique in the city. Starting from which colors to put together to product delivery, Namita does it all. However, she was required to learn business tactics before starting her business, a thing she had never encountered before.
Talking about her hard-work, she told, “When I wanted to pursue a career in teaching, I did my B.ed. Stayed in Delhi along with my 6-months old daughter, and managed it all. And with same determination, I entered into business. ”
Listening to all this compelled me to ask her if her in-laws supported the whole idea. She said, “Back home, my in-laws were very supportive. In fact when I decided to drop my secure job with a 50k salary to start this business, my mother-in-law shut every one up who doubted my potential. She was the one who guaranteed my success.”
Bow to you, dear mother-in-law.
The traits of her mother-in-law can be easily seen in Namita’s husband. She quipped, “He is a businessman who happily invested in my passion. The first financial support was provided by him from which I could make 4 party-wear sarees. After that, I kept investing the profit.”
Meanwhile Mr. Bhargava joined our conversation and said, “I will tell you a truth. As a businessman, I was a little afraid thinking what if my investment turns into loss. Guilty, but I can’t help it!!” But I guess, Mr. Bhargava’s confidence in his wife was proved to be bigger than the fear.
Namita’s business is now 6 yr old. Before saying bye-bye to each other, she shared her work’s USP, “My patience with my clients is my biggest asset. Even if someone tells me that he/she wants to only ‘check-out’ the collection and not buy, I am equally excited and happy to take them around. Also, one must really be reliable to customers. No woman would appreciate it if her saree with gold or silver work is ruined. You know what I mean, right?”
You sure have a long way to go, Namita. Our team wishes you all the best!
Photo courtesy: Pallav Bhargava