Interview With Arpitha Balraj: An Mompreneur | Founder Of Arpitha Balraj & Co And Swastha Organics

Arpitha Balraj is the founder of 2 companies, one is Arpitha Balraj & Co other one is Swastha organics. She is a multi-tasking woman, she is the mother of the child, along with she is an entrepreneur & agripreneur. In short, we can call her a Mompreneur, she really set the perfect example of this word. Today we got a chance to interview her, let’s know more about her journey.

We hope this can inspire you to become a successful person too! It is worth listening to a successful entrepreneurs or to people who share their success stories? We can significantly learn many things from their experiences of them, by listening to their story.

Arpitha Balraj
Arpitha Balraj (Provided by: Arpitha Balraj

Q1) Tell us a little bit about your journey & How you find your inner talent, please;

Arpitha Balraj &Co is a family business that comes from my grandfather to my father. Initially, my grandfather was LATE. A.DEVRAJ started it in 1982 as the Santhosh tent house which was further expanded by my father A. BALRAJ. It all started when I was doing my engineering, wanted to help my dad in his business. He trained me through the thick & thin of the business. So that’s how it all started.

And talking about Swastha Organics. It all started when two years ago when my husband’s sister was diagnosed with cancer & we were told to use coconut oil in our diet it has proven to decrease the speed of cancer spread when the search began for an organic and unrefined oil it found out how harmful the refined oils turned out to be. This initial research paved the way to manufacture an organic, unrefined, and conventional way of oil extraction using Bulls.

Arpitha Balraj & Co Logo (Provided by: Arpitha Balraj
Swastha organics Logo (Provided by: Arpitha Balraj

Q2) What was the key driving force to becoming an Entrepreneur?

I am not fond of a 9 to 5 job also working under a boss was the worst thing is would have imagined. So that’s what pushed me to become my own boss.

Q3) How did you come up with the name of your business?

The name of Arpitha Balraj & Co comes from me & my late father’s name, whom I dearly miss & with due respect. And If I am talking about Swastha Organics, Swastha is the Hindi meaning for health. I believe health is wealth.

Q4) What services or products do you offer?

When it comes to the wedding industry, you name us & we have it. About Swastha Organics, we deal with edible cooking oils like coconut, groundnut, and sesame oils. S.O pledges to create transparency and traceability to the FOOD you consume.

Decoration (Provided by: Arpitha Balraj

Q5) What are your responsibility as a business owner?

Business owners are responsible for all the responsibilities of the business, like Growth, Stability, Direction & Daily operation of the business. Additional job duties for a typical business owner include: Meeting with service vendors or product suppliers to facilitate delivery. Make buying trips to purchase inventory. Should act as ruler as well as the worker.

Decoration (Provided by: Arpitha Balraj

Q6) How many hours a day do you work?

On an average of 10 hours each day, during events, it goes beyond that. We will have to work day and night. Right from going to the flower Mandi to the last minute of changes.

Decoration (Provided by: Arpitha Balraj

Q7) Tell us about your early life and how has being an entrepreneur affected your family life.

I think I wouldn’t have done all without my family’s support. A special thanks to my mother, my husband, and my brother who have stood by my decisions and have been a pillar of support at every phase. Of course, my daughter has been a part of all the madness ever since she was 1.5 months old. Much love for being so cooperative & patient about the insanity the wedding industry had to throw at her mother.

Arpitha balraj along with her husband & child
Arpitha Balraj along with her husband & child

Back in those days, she used to travel with me where ever my work took me. She used to wait with my mother in the hotel room for me to wrap up the work between her feeding calls. It is them, who makes us wonder about a woman juggling between home and work.

Arpitha Balraj with her daughter
Arpitha Balraj with her daughter (Provided by: Arpitha Balraj

Q8) What piece of advice would you give to college graduates who want to become entrepreneurs?

Consistency and hope are the two words that have helped me pave my path as an entrepreneur. Of course, this could be achieved by hard work.

Things don’t happen overnight, you need to work. Start it small without any loans. See how it turns out before you take a deep leap into the business.

Arpitha Balraj

Q9) Where do you see yourself in your further future?

I want to see myself as becoming more skilled, more efficient & professional. I want to devote the next few years to learning new skills, taking up challenging jobs, and putting my handwork to grow, and hopefully see myself advancing to the next level.

Q10) Tell us one thing you would love your daughter to learn from you.

Many times in life, the most valuable possessions to share are not material objects. Some of the most treasured things to pass down are lessons you have learned on your own journey or tips others have given to you.

I want my daughter to become a strong, confident woman. I want her to do what she is passionate about & also something that makes her happy.

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