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Koshika Makanjee Entrepreneur

Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Venture Industry Food Products/Grocery
Languages spoken
  • English
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What I need help with

My background as an entrepreneur

My current challenges

Advice on how to go about getting various healt and product certificates. Barcodes. Sourcing correct equipment.

Actions I’ve taken so far

An area has been marked for expansion of my modest candy station in order to increase production. I have communicated with a buyer from large chain store and sent business profile to others.

My future goals

Company Goals and Objectives: Goals: 1st year • Brand awareness mainly through social media awareness, using the promotion tools that Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter has to offer • To have a retail customer in all Provinces in the country • Attend 3 wedding expos or other events as a vendor to get the company name out there • Focus on Search engine optimization • Partner which popular brands that will promote our business • Have products sold in a retail shop. • Cater Lollipops to large corporations for their promotional use. • 3,000 followers between Instagram and Facebook business pages • Featured on a local, radio show or major media outlet • Professional development class at international Confectioners workshops • Hire two employee

My motivations to work with a mentor

I am inexperienced in supplier chain management. Much help is needed with accounting and financials. Ive run businesses in the past and made lots of mistakes, guidance from a mentor will prevent this in my current business.


About my venture

Dzinerpops Started 2020

My company was started during the lockdown in South Africa. I used the time to develop lollipops that are crystal clear with colourful inserts in the hard candy. After trying out various ingredients and production methods, I finally formulated the perfect blend for my whimsical Dzinerpops.

Mission Statement: • To recapture that joyful sense of childlike wonder... in a lollipop, • to provide luxury candy gifts for all occasions. • To fulfil special needs diets such as sugar free, gluten free, and vegan.

Countries of operation: South Africa