AYŞE CEYHAN & CENTER PICKLE TURNIP
My name is Ayşe Ceyhan. I was born in Erdemli in 1986. I graduated from Anatolian University, Open Education Faculty, Department of Business Administration.
I have participated to the Applied Entrepreneurship training organized in the year 2011 by Erdemli Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Small and Medium Industry Development Organization (KOSGEB).
I opened my business in September 2013 in Erdemli as a store of pickle and turnip. In February 2014 I prepared my work plan and other documents and I submitted my application to Mersin KOSGEB Provincial Directorate. On the 30th of April, 2014, I signed a contract with KOSGEB and started taking advantage of the supports. I have received a support of 27 thousand TL so far. I have recruited 1 undergraduate young in the framework of this support.
When we first opened our workplace, we were buying the products from others to resell them. Later we have started making production at home with the help of other family members. We have increased our profit margin by reducing the cost of our products and selling them with a better profit.
We have started making online sales as of the year 2016. Right now our online sales represent the half of the financial turnover realized in our shop. We think online sales would increasingly continue.
Our new target is to open a factory separate from home, produce new products and make wholesale trade. Buy service vehicles and also make sales outside the province. Obtain a brand registration certificate and a quality certificate. Get new brands in Erdemli. Increase our employment. Contribute to the production of our district. Be a model to young people.
I would like to convey my thanks to KOSGEB, due to the supports it has provided. I would also like to thank Erdemli Chamber of Commerce and Industry that renders services to Erdemli through Entrepreneurship Training and KOSBEG Synergy Center.