Boxing Bespoke Bundles: Behind Gemma Gifts’ 2-Year Success
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As the main business hub of the country, KL also is home to future and budding professionals in all new industries. Here, we speak to Chin Jia Yee, founder and entrepreneur of Gemma Gifts.
Gemma Gifts is a service dedicated to designing thoughtful and creative gifts to elevate brands and companies. Inspired by seeing a surplus of unwanted and unnecessary gifts lying around, Jia Yee found a passion to combat this problem of a waste of money and resources.
Terming herself a ‘gift consultant’, Jia Yee sought to break free from the traditional job cycle a graduate in Graphic Design & Advertising could only hope for. Her stints in Sales and Marketing as well as being a film producer for TV commercials didn’t help, and she decided to dedicate nine months to bible college in 2018.
It wasn’t until an afternoon with a friend who had ventured into entrepreneurship himself that Jia Yee found her spark.
“…he was encouraging me (and scaring me) that if I don’t put my business idea into action now, I’ll be too old to do anything (because running your own business does take a toll on your mental and physical strength) or simply regret not doing a thing. I drove back home balling my eyes in the car and told God ‘if I die, I die (fail)’ please remove any business idea in me and let me faithfully work for someone else. I gave myself 6 months and registered my company license for only a year.”
– Chin Jia Yee, founder of Gemma Gifts
Gemma Gifts is now two-going-on-three years of operations and has had renowned corporates as clients, bringing in profit since its first year.
In advising others hoping to kick start their own entrepreneurial adventure, Jia Yee puts forth professionalism and experience.
“Entrepreneurship is not for everyone (sorry!). But the only way to prove it is by doing it. Even if it’s to start by selling small to your inner circle.”
– Jia Yee
She confesses that even with a three-year-strong performance, there will not be a moment where any business owner would feel adequately settled or safe. What she as a business owner can and should ensure is being better than what was done yesterday.
Like everyone hustling to get by or make a name for themselves, finding the balance between work and life is a much-needed focus. For Jia Yee, her wind-downs include keeping in contact with close friends, taking some time in nature, or simply just decompressing on the couch and watching TV. Having a self-run business means having a manageable professionalism on the other side of the coin, and Jia Yee boils it down to balancing integrity, creativity, determination, and relentlessness with a dose of over-thinking and forming amiable relationships with her clients.
Gifting has never looked better with Gemma Gifts!
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