Interview an entrepreneur or small business owners - Assignment Example It integrates a comparison of my theoretical learning about entrepreneurship and the practical application of the theory in the business world. The reports reflects upon how entrepreneurs face failure initially and then they become successful. INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY The entrepreneur I interviewed is a young cook, who has opened up her own business of made-to-order fancy cakes and pastries. At the age of 23 years, Maham Baber began her business inspired by a few fancy birthday cakes she observed. Being a food fanatic and her passion for cooking and baking, she decided to open up a small business of made-to-order fancy home sweets of all kinds. Before opening her new business she took a few essential basic baking courses of professional baking. Based in her home town of Lahore, Pakistan, her business has flourished immensely over the past two years of the company's existence. The name of her bakery is Fiesta: Designer Cakes n Pinatas. Currently she works solo in the preparation of ordered sweets. The product offering includes designer cakes, desserts and pinatas. Each of these categories are available in numerous flavours. Cakes are custom made mainly fondant cakes with designs according to the customers' requirements. Desserts include all kinds of sweets like cupcakes, brownies, eclairs, macaroons, fruit and carrot cakes, moose, caramel crunch and tiramisu. Recently Fiesta has introduced a new variant to the business named Oh Ohs, which are chocolate coated cream filled rolls. The company takes orders through a Facebook page. Since itâ€™s a young organization, it does not have a proper website as yet. However, the company works professionally as the orders are taken a week earlier and delivered to customers on the deadline. Sometimes the orders are picked by customers themselves from the owner's residence. At the inception of the business, the entrepreneur had to face certain challenges. For the initial few months, her business was running at a loss since at the time the demand for such fancy products was minimal. The product used to prepare the cakes were expensive as at times imported products were used which are usually expensive. She practically created the demand for designer cakes and other such sweets which took her more than an year. Moreover, her only communication was through Facebook which meant initially she was unable to reach her potential customer base. Also, since she took only a few courses in the beginning before starting, she had some cake and sweet disasters in the beginning which increased her cost immensely. One other main challenge was to convince customers to try out her product. This required good marketing skills which she lacked and hence gaining loyal customers was an extremely difficult phase for the entrepreneur. ANALYSIS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARACTERISTICS As an entrepreneur, there are numerous characteristics which she embodies in her work and these entrepreneurial characteristics are the key to her immense success in just two years of the business operations. However, her working solo on the orders hinders her way of developing some of the most essential entrepreneurial characteristics. Like every successful entrepreneur, Fiesta's owner loves her work. Her passion for baking is what led her to
During the time of Jesus many did not believe in Him for what He teaches are a contradiction to their beliefs. Pharisees are the ones who are considered the righteous persons during that time. They and the people thought that Jesusâ€™ testimonies are not true because what He teaches and did are against the Law of the Prophets, He opened the eye of a blind during Sabbath Day which is a sin for them. On Matthew 5:17-20, Jesus said that He cone not to abolish the Law but to fulfill them. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:19). With that account, Jesus is trying to say that He did not come to abolish the Law; in fact He is more concerned with the Law. The rest of Matthew 5 gives us a clear thought that Jesus is in favor of the Law. He said on Matthew 5:21-22 that anyone who is angry of his brother will be subject to judgment (note that in Matthew 5:21 Jesus said: You have heard that it was said to people long ago, â€˜Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.â€™). With that account we can say that the Law is not what the Pharisees think and do. If the Law is like what the Pharisees have thought He would have not said: For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. Why Jesus did say this? This is because no one can obey the law all the time. No who is perfect enough to not commit sin against the Law. That was also the purpose of Christ coming; to save the world. That why in Ephesians 2:8-9 it says: For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith â€“ and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast. Actually, Matthew is does not contain a Jewish and anti Jewish in gospel. The matter is not because of the people itself but with the belief and practices that they have. Jesus is not imposing a new law but rather fulfilling the law as what He said. God is not against of the people but He is against of what the people (sinners) have done. Work cited: The Holy Bible (1988). The New International Version. Broadman & Holman Publishers: Nashville
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.