Interviewing a Successful Entrepreneur
MADAM DROTHY JAMES CHAYAK
The Kain Burie
Drothy james chayak
"From The Old To The New"
Factors Leading to
The desire to have high
knowledge & skills in the field
of arts & crafts has led Mdm.
Drothy to run her kain Burie
"I want to continue developing
my deep interest in arts &
She believes that her business of kain
Burie plays an important role to reserve &
preserve the local heritage of arts & crafts
especially the uniqueness of Iban clothing
Apart from that. she would love for younger generations to inherit her
skills in making kain Burie as a way to keep preserving the beautiful &
unique culture of Iban people. Thus, she opens her business of kain
Burie to achieve the goal. As one who is skilled in making kain Burie, she
aims to keep being creative & innovative in improving the quality of her
Success Factors or SEMAJ EIMIM
Measures of Enterprise
"Being a successful entrepreneur is not an
easy task. One of my secret to success is
by marketing my business information."
Mdm. Drothy stated that her reason
to success is the way of how she
markets her kain Burie business using
online platforms. She spread about
the services offered by her business
by using the ability of 'viral' of online
platforms in the 21st century.
Other than that, she protects her
quality of products & services to
ensure that she catches up with
competition of other fabric
businesses. In result, she gets the
advantage of producing different
pattern designs on her own kain
"Having a competition is a good
example of motivation to move
In 2019, Mdm. Drothy received an award at the
International Borneo Festival in London. Having
self-confidence is what brought her to success.
Being aware of one's potential should be the
key to success as an entrepreneur. She believes
that her success factor is knowing her own
capability & potential in making kain Burie for
"Most success starts from believing in
your own capability."
that contribute to
" Who are my supporters that leads me to the success
of this business? it surely is the closest person to
me which is my husband and my family members
that gave a lot of advices and support for me to be
Besides winning the Best Borneo Designer award in London 2019,
she was nominated as the Most Successful Entrepreneur in Kapit
region by KPPDNK & MINTRED for the year 2020.
She admits that she faces
challenges & stresses in the
process of being successful.
"It is a habit of life that is faced by
everyone. Without any startup, you
will not be able to achieve success &
TO OVERCOME AT STARTUP
"One should dare to face obstacles in order to succeed."
Talking about obstacles, Mdm. Drothy
mentioned that she does not face any
huge obstacles since the start of her
kain Burie business. Though her
method to keep being motivated is by
ensuring that she does not let herself
be in a comfortable zone despite that
she is a successful entrepreneur.
"We might lose our desire to chase our
dream when we are comfortable."
Even as a successful entrepreneur,
she puts in big effort to building her
STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME AT
Competition in business is the habit of life. To keep a
healthy competition, I have chosen to enhance the Unique Selling
Point (USP) of business
Releasing new designs more often
protecting the product quality to
ensure it is at the top quality
ensuring that her branding is
strengthened through advertisements
and keeping competitive pricing.
Overcoming obstacles, she ensure that
she is equipped with the knowledge of
entrepreneurship, management, marketing
& communication skills.
"Be patient, creative & focus in doing tasks."
"from the old to the new"
Drothy James Chayak
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