From a batch of production for family members, Seri Ervienawaty (Inn) and her sister Seri Emelliawaty (Eon) now find baking cup cakes as a part time venture that makes them busy. The 2 sisters’ cup cakes venture, whose story was featured in The Star Sunday, now have expanded their business by setting up their office in Hulu Langat, Selangor to cater orders that come through online or phone ordering.
According to Inn, who never baked before, they never expected to be in the baking business and their first attempt making cakes was merely to share with the family members only.
Today, they cater cup cakes ordering for events such as birthday bashes, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and the like. Inn at the moment is pursuing her Diploma in Early Childhood Education while the sister Eon is working as a legal adviser to a local franchise chain.
The cup cakes produced are in the size of 4 inches in diameter and come in 2 main flavors – vanilla and chocolate. Using their own sense of creativity, they also made cakes based on cartoon themes e.g. Spiderman, Madagascar, Sesame Street and so on.
Perhaps it is probably a matter of time before the business flourishes to become a full time venture with addition of more employees, state-of-the-art production machines, newly laid factories and so on. If the couples are daring enough, it won’t take long before they find themselves out of the rat race circle and are already in the fast track. Many of the big businesses started as smale-scale, part time ventures before becoming what they are now.
In his book, The Cashflow Quadrant, Robert Kiyosaki wrote that his property business grew while he was working as a salesman with Xerox Corporation. While his job in Xerox was in survival state and he was always at risk of being fired for poor sales record, his property business was thriving. When he bought his first Mercedes, his colleagues thought he was wasting his sales commission. He wasn’t. His own business bought it for him.
And the secret of bringing a part time job to new level of success is passion. You must love what you’re doing. Liew CF loves blogging. Dr Tuah Iskandar loves speaking. Gobala Krishnan loves creating new products and niches. Azizi Ali loves writing and property business.
And As Steve Pavlina put it in his blog about his writing hobby, “I love writing, and I will do it for free.” By 30 Oct 2006, he was already making US40,000 per month out of his writings in his blog. And we’re talking about someone who is color-blinded, and was previously expelled from school for scoring less than 1.0 grade pointer, and was also thrown into jail for felony grand theft.