Can you tell us about your business? What are you doing exactly?
My business is about framing moments, so it will be a great thing to be reminded. I am doing my business from zero to finish. It is called “3D Custom Scrap Frame”. It is handmade. The customers just need to send their soft copy photos, explain what they want and I will make their moment last in a great way.
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Fan Page | cindy hadinata
How did you come up with your business idea?
Actually, I am just a kind of girl who loves beautiful things. When my boyfriend celebrates his birthday, I made him one album to remind us of our moments that has been celebrated together. Since then, I thought that everyone has their kind of sweetest moment, e.g. wedding day, birthday, anniversary, or another extraordinary day to be remembered.
Besides that, now we are living in a life that we love to take a picture and do nothing for it. We just keep those photos on gallery in our memory cards. Once our mobile phone disappear or might be broken, all our photos, great moments are also disappear. So, that’s where my idea came up. I want to make those memories alive.
How did you raise money to fund your business?
Actually, let me introduce myself first. I am still obtaining my Master degree at Trisakti University. Besides, I am working in a multinational company as a Corporate Finance Supervisor right now. So that, I raised my money by saving my monthly salary.
How do you promote your products/services?
I promote my products from mouth to mouth in my entire environment first (family, friends, business colleagues). I also promote by posting on my own social media, such as Facebook and Instagram account. I also use paid endorsement on Instagram to promote my business account. Besides, I join wedding vendors website to promote my service.
What do you see yourself and the business in a 3 years’ time?
Three years from now, I pray that I won’t be an employee anymore. I can run my own business in full time. I want my business has a great future. I will also improve my product and services so that it won’t be drown by time.
What advice do you have for someone looking to start their own business?
Well, my advice is keep looking on your passion, be courage to start, pray more, and do the best that you can. Living your dream and that’s how your dream will live. Work hard, play harder and pray hardest, that’s how we have to life.