6 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder
Aradhana Bhandari is the founder of health and wellness brand, Kacchi London. Created to aid digestion and overall gut health, Kacchi London is heavily influenced by Aradhana’s Indian heritage and family history of using holistic treatments focusing on turmeric and curry leaves. Having seen and experienced first-hand the impact of these medicinal Indian treatments (referred to as Ayurveda), Aradhana launched Kacchi London hoping to bring the benefits to kitchens across the UK.
What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own company?
“Build a strong network of people around you that can support you with different aspects of your business. In my experience I have found kindness in places I didn’t expect!”
What are your top 5 tips for entrepreneurial success?
- Set manageable and measurable goals and really take the time to plan and create a pathway to success. This will ultimately help you realise your aspirations.
- Surrounding yourself with supportive people is key. Family, friends and colleagues can help create a productive and happy environment for you to work in.
- Having a clear USP is integral in ensuring your business truly stands out.
- Make your brand personal. Creating something you care for is more rewarding and your customers will feel your passion.
- As effective as planning is, still be prepared to adapt and reconsider as challenges inevitably present themselves.
Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?
My mother and Aunt are real sources of inspiration for me. They have been putting all their energy into driving my grandfather’s health recovery process even though it has been physically and emotionally taxing.
Ruchi Nanda, my mother and aunt’s dear friend who recently passed away after bravely fighting Motor Neurone Disease – greatly inspired me. She was always dignified, kind, genuine and selfless even in-spite of what she had to face.
Audrey Hepburn is another inspiration of mine – she’s an example of someone who has willingly helped society with style and grace.
Finally, the last inspirational woman that I would like to mention is Neerja Bhanot – a 23-year-old Indian flight attendant and recipient of national and international awards, who died while saving passengers when her flight was hijacked.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Something that has really helped me is the saying ‘a little bit at a time’. There was a speaker who came to visit my school years ago and his story made an impression on me.
He had cycled around the world and mentioned that he was able to get through it because his goals were small, he just had to get to the end of the road or over the next hill.
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