Financial freedom is an empowering aspect of modern life. When seeking freedom in their lives, people tend to lean towards objective truths, which often lead to business and entrepreneurship. Such is the case with Md. Parvej Sajib. In 2003, he took up his first entrepreneurial initiative which didn’t go too well because of insufficient business-related knowledge and inefficient business planning. Since it was a low-investment venture, he survived at the early stage of his entrepreneurial journey.

He was able to start his journey as an entrepreneur again in 2016. Finally, in 2019, he was able to start Oven King, a bakery and confectionery store in Gulshan. Receiving training from BYEAH, he increased his initial capital from BDT 100,000 to BDT 2,000,000.

Training Support for Business Resilience – Decent Work Principles Training

Mr Sajib received business planning, product development, digital marketing and decent work principles training from BYEAH which had a massive impact on sustaining his business during the Covid-19 Pandemic. He indicated that because of the Decent Work Principles training that he received from BYEAH, he was able to employ 7 permanent employees who are diligently working with him to run Oven King.

Mentor Support

The mentor matching program of BYEAH utilizes its volunteer mentor pool by connecting them to potential entrepreneurs who indicate promising returns. The Mentors act as business advisors and consultants providing business insights from experience and guidance to the new entrepreneurs. Md Gazi Tauhid Ur Rahaman is a distinguished business mentor who got matched with Parvej Sajib. His guidance helped Sajib to ensure quality food for his customers, get advanced training in the bakery and confectionery industry, and maintain hygiene for his shop and employees. This significantly increased his enterprise’s credibility in this field.

Sajib aspires to expand his enterprise by franchising it in all district-level cities in Bangladesh while carrying a banner for the ‘Safe Food’ movement trending around the world.

He wants people to enjoy food without worrying about it later.