I remember the first time i tasted Lord’s Cakes scones. I was officially addicted and a week later the whole office had joined me. Our cold mornings are not the same without the delicious scones. After realizing how famous the scones have become, i met up with founder of Lord’s Cakes Lebo Mothupi to find out more about his mouth watering cakes.
Tell us how you started the business?
“It was August 2018 when i decide to start a cake business. I had a paying job at the time but the money wasn’t enough to cover my expenses. With my passion, potential and experience in baking i decided to start selling cakes. At that time i had only R3000 to start the business with my wife Mmaletsatsi Mothupi and dear friend Martin Sehlare. I admit it was hard putting everything in place but by the grace of the lord i managed to start my business.”
Through perseverance, time management and hard work i am able to sustain my business regardless of the challenges i come across. Being a business owner has a lot of challenges especially when it comes to separating business it from pleasure. Petrus Motsepe once said “Business is not a popular conduct”. My current mission is to push hard in making my business successful.
What products do you offer?
We offer a variety of cakes, from Jam tart, Scone, Lamington cake, Red cakes, Biscuits, Queens cakes and Bread.
Who inspires you?
There are a lot of people who influence and encourage me to wake up, work hard and to do better even when things aren’t going well. Richard Branson is one the people i look up too. My favorite quote by him states that “If you aren’t making a difference in people’s lives you are in the wrong business.”
What is your view on Entrepreneurship in South Africa?
Entreprenuers forget who they are and where they come from, once they have all the money and wealth. Even as a successful entrepreneur, you are still human there is nothing wrong with humbling yourself and respecting
others. “Do not undermine, so you may see the fruits of your plough”.
What book are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Screw it, Lets do it by Richard Branson.