@busybreakfastng / 09083300221
She saved about 1.5million to start her business, she invested about 100K in Business Strategist and consultant, she adjusted her service to the request of her customers and now she has built a brand in customizing and creating wonderful breakfast meals for the busy masses…
Podcast Key Notes
Can you pleases introduce yourself and tell us about your background –
My name is Kemi A. Abimbola. I’m a Computer Scientist by profession and an Entrepreneur by passion. I am the Founder/CEO of Busy Breakfast – an online breakfast delivery company that specializes in customizing and creating wonderful breakfast meals for the busy masses. Busy breakfast is a year and half old.
I worked in the bank for about 3 years, later on I went into catering which I did officially for 5 years before finding a niche in making breakfast meals .
What’s your typical work day like?
My typical work day starts by 3:30/4:00 am depending on how many orders we have. We ensure that most deliveries head out from 6:00 am given the delivery distance. For the rest of the day, I plan for the next day orders
What’s your Staff strength?
For now, I and 3 part time staff plus my nanny.
How do you handle logistics?
For now I use my own car for deliveries and also partner with independent taxi drivers, Uber and taxify We charge same amount for all deliveries irrespective of the location.
Can you give us the most challenging experiences you have had?
Listen to the podcast to hear her most challenging experience
Why do you think most food entrepreneurs fail in their businesses?
- The misconception that you need a lot of money to start a business – it has always been a problem
- Lack of research – you need to constantly research
- Not being open to learning
- Inadequate practicing.
How do you treat recipes and intellectual properties?
I don’t share my recipe. But i’m beginning to think there’s need to pass it on because I might not be there all the time. So I write down an instruction on the mixing procedure.
What advice would you give someone starting up?
You should carve a niche for yourself; you can’t be everywhere.
What advice would you give your young self?
I should’ve started earlier… like when I graduated from the Uni.
Books/ Resource recommendation:
Simon Sinek – https://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/1591846447
- You should carve a niche for yourself; you can’t be everywhere.
- You don’t need a lot of money to start a business –Just start earlier
- You need to constantly research
- You have to be open to learning
- You have to practice regularly.
- Seek Professional guidance