Vikesh Shah: Challenging times are the best to explore more business opportunities.

Vikesh shah, founder of 99 Pancakes, in conversation with Prittle Prattle

Every business has its ups and downs. Successful companies are those that are managed well during trying times. You only fail when you give up and accept failure. Otherwise, people who keep trying and are persistent are bound to succeed.

When things are not moving your way with funds, you can do the following few things to manage it:

Don’t try to reduce costs and cut down expenses that will impact your business. Instead, it would help if you focused more on sales to get numbers rolling with more cost-effective ways to help your finances. Define multiple smaller targets to reach bigger goals.

Talk to your team. Brainstorm ideas and make them understand the situation. Draw a roadmap to control cost. Most of the time, great ideas come from unexpected people. So, talk more. Don’t shy away.

During a difficult phase, stay calm and be happy, thinking about the good times that will be knocking on the door soon, and during good times, remember to stay grounded and set your eyes on the next goal.

When did you start your business? : 1999

Why did you decide to become a business owner?
The journey of 99 Pancakes as a brand can be traced to the struggling days of the founder, Vikesh Shah. Vikesh, in his initial days, did many part-time jobs to meet his ends. He then decided to take the risk and launch his new concept of serving mini pancakes in his café.

What is the mission and vision of your company?
The mission is to serve the best quality pancakes and desserts at honest pricing.

How many employees does your company have?
99 Pancakes has the current employee strength of 50+ team members.

What services or products do you offer?
99 Pancakes has a unique menu, including Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes, Cakes, Pastries & Desserts, French Macarons, Chocolates, Croissants, Pizzas, Shakes, Coffee & Beverages.
5 Points of inspiration to the entrepreneur
It’s always the right time; never think it’s too late. Follow your gut.
Don’t lose hope till the last second; keep working. Things will start moving your way.
You may fail many times, but you are learning with every failure.
Goodwill is the key to success. Be prompt on your commitments.
One can’t drink all the water in the ocean. Take care of your people, and they will take care of you.
5 Points of inspiration to the professional readers
Everyone dreams of being successful, but very few follow and work to fulfill their dreams.
Focus on one goal instead of trying many things at a time.
Believing in yourself is the best motivation.
Never worry about your luck. You may have bad cards, but still, you can win if you know how to play your game.
All your goals, achievements, happiness, and failures are what is called life! Live it to the fullest and enjoy every moment.
This article is drafted by Prittle Prattle News in the form of an Interview.
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