"Deciding to start up a business is not easy, I was a big skeptic, but I dared to do it and I'm glad I did" - Svjetlana Stanić begins her story.
Svjetlana Stanić from Vlasenica, is a client of MI-BOSPO, she is making tortes and cakes for various ceremonial occasions, birthdays, weddings, other celebrations. With special care and love, tireless, devoted, responsible, she makes real wonderful cakes, finest homemade ones, cookies, biscuits, other desserts. At her working area there are perfectly cut homemade cakes, impeccably cut out letters from the fondant for decorations on preordered cakes.
Svjetlana began to work actively in this business less than three years ago. After she worked as a salesperson in a shopping center, her life circumstances were such that she has been unemployed for a long time so she made cakes and decorations for children's birthdays among her friends. "I had time and it was not difficult for me, because I always liked to make tortes and cakes, decorate, combine recipes and make up my own recipes. But I did not think about it as a business, and honestly I did not believe that I could make a living out of it, pay utilities, loan instalment. My friends encouraged me, persuaded me... Facebook is a channel that helped me because I started with it, I published the first cake made and people started reacting. Recommendation is of great importance in this business, no other advertising is needed"
In the interview, she stresses that, as the number of her customers grows, it is the most important that they are satisfied and that it’s her principle and guideline in the business to respect all wishes of her customers.
"As I started this, almost without anything but strong will, I soon managed to buy the necessary accessories, tools, molds from the money earned. However, it is very important to me that the materials are of a good quality and I choose the best domestic products, and since the number of orders has increased, I have invested more and more money in cake materials, while for the equipment I decided to take a loan. I chose MI-BOSPO as a lender because you are an organization that supports women entrepreneurs, which meant a lot to me, and I'm very happy with the cooperation. "
Svjetlana talks about her work with a lot of inspiration, love. She is the most inspired doing children's cakes and feels the best when she gets the birthday picture with a child's smile when the cake arrives. She would like to have a blog and post recipes that she does, but now she has no time for it. Her dream is to open a cake shop and to hire at least one other person.
When asked what she would say to other women she said: "I believe that a large number of women have the potential, have the knowledge of various other jobs even more than I had for this job, I personally know several of them, but they do not have courage to start something because of fear, they are afraid of failure in advance. My message is that without risk there is no success, one should dare. "