Suman Sehrawat, Founder Of Gift Me Handmade, Says, “Learn On The Go!”

Suman Sehrawat, Founder Of Gift Me Handmade, wants to spread the joy of giving through handmade gifts that are personalized and thoughtful.

Excerpts from an interview with Suman Sehrawat, founder Of Gift Me Handmade. Suman makes special gifts for your loved ones!

When did you start Gift Me Handmade and what was the intention?

Suman Punia Sehrawat, founder of Gift Me Handmade says, “I am a multimedia crafter and a solopreneur.

I started Gift Me Handmade (earlier For My Love Of Gifting)  during the lockdown in 2019 November. I want to spread the joy of giving through handmade gifts that are personalized and thoughtful.

In this age of automation and industrialization,  the true meaning of “gift” is getting lost. I believe a true gift anybody can give another is “time” and that reflects when a gift is handmade and thoughtful.

Gift Me Handmade is my first step towards spreading this awareness that the true purpose of gifting is showing gratitude, love, respect and affection. And it doesn’t take a diamond to do that. It just takes a little thought and time.

What was the biggest challenge you faced in starting the company?

The biggest challenge was VISIBILITY. It still is.

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What is the biggest mistake you made while starting your company in the initial few years?

There were many!

Topmost was believing that being on social media is enough for an online business.

Secondly, I dived right into creating products without any research.

Third, not obtaining any knowledge of how to start and do business.

If there was one thing you could advise to a budding woman entrepreneur, what would it be?

Research, research, and research. 

First, understand what you want to do, why and then learn how you will do it. Businesses these days require a whole different perspective and understanding of different aspects like networking, sales and marketing. 

Find like-minded people and learn on the go.

Image credit: Gift Me Handmade, Instagram

(Women’s Web, in collaboration with HEN India, will present a series of interviews with women entrepreneurs. ‘HEN- Her Entrepreneurial Network’ is a community of Indian Women Entrepreneurs, connected by a vision to inspire, inform and support each other.)

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