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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Neelam Sahni
ProfessionFashion Designer
Organisation – New Style Creation Boutique
Age – 49
City – Jabalpur
Work Experience (Years) – 20+

Under-GraduationB.ComHitkarni Mahila Mahavidyalaya College

Professional Qualification – Diploma in Company Secretarial (2yrs)

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started my career as a trainer in arts and craft, fashion designing and dress designing. Then, my work was quite appreciated by my students. So, they motivated and encouraged my work and I laid the foundation of New Style Creation Boutique with one stitching machine in Jabalpur. In less than six months I expanded my business and bought five machines, hired five employees and three embroiderers. In the next two years, my work was quite appreciated and acknowledged so I expanded my work area. I have also started small-scale dress material business and quilt work.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Owner of a Fashion Boutique.

Presently my work team comprises 8 tailors, 2 masters, 4 embroiderers, 4 craftsmen, 2 machine workers, and 2 assistants. Presently, I have a five-room workshop. Also, a separate showroom for dress material with separate counters for bags and bedroom sets is run by me. With the changing world, I took my business to online market my uploading my designs on my Instagram and Facebook page. Customers can now give online orders by selecting the design and I deliver the dresses as per their choice all over the globe. I oversee all the designs that are being made by the tailors and design a few myself. I also engage in customer interactions for reviews and even complaints, if any.

Average Income in starting own Fashion Boutique in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?

This business depends on market depend and the satisfaction of your clients. Also, it requires one to be well informed and upgrade oneself with the changing fashion trends. So, if you are able to meet the demands of your clients, then there is no downfall.

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

Anyone with a creative mind can enter this profession but a degree In Fashion Designing would definitely help to enter this profession.



How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Owner of a Fashion Boutique is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?

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Importance of Education in Running own Fashion Boutique

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Simple Graduation
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

National Institute of Fashion Designing, Delhi is best for fashion designing.

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

Less than 1 Lakh

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as an owner of a Fashion boutique?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Anyone entering this profession should be very patient as one has to deal with a variety of clients. One should try to be soft-spoken and should have great public speaking skills. Secondly, one should have all the knowledge of the field before deciding to enter it.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to start their own Fashion Boutique?

Firstly, one can easily start their business without much investment. One gets to give wings to his creativity. In today’s world, fashion has become an important hallmark of their identity and social status. Everybody wants to be well dressed, so the fashion industry is the one which is growing at the fastest rate. So, once your business has been established, there is no looking back. It is a glamorous job. It can bring you name and fame along with a good earning at the same time.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Owner of a Fashion Boutique?

Starting your own business requires one to have complete knowledge of this field. If one does not have proper knowledge and experience, they can have a limited growth. Also, this field now has become quite competitive. You have to keep on updating yourself to satisfy the market demand. Initially, when you set up your business it is quite stressful. If you want to pursue this profession, then, graduation in the relevant stream becomes a must.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would have always chosen this profession as it gives me a feeling of self-satisfaction.

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