Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneur is lazymeal.com CEO Shervin Enayati, whose company is well on its way to making today’s standard food ordering procedure obsolete. What’s his advice for other young professionals? Find out in today’s profile…
Elevator Pitch: Describe your business in a nutshell.
lazymeal.com empowers home and businesses users to easily order food online from the best local restaurants for delivery or pickup.
Why did you start your business, what was the inspiration?
As a young business, we did not have an easy way to order food to our office. We had to call a restaurant, stay on hold, and spend time asking each team member what they wanted for lunch. We thought there must be a better way.
What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis? The most challenging part?
Recognizing the new challenges that present themselves and finding creative solutions for them, which accelerate business development.
Where do you see your business going in five years?
In five years, our mobile apps coupled with a strong selection of restaurants would enable both home users and corporations to seamlessly order food. The current methods of food ordering (Googling restaurants, calling them, checking the prices, etc.) will be obsolete by then.
What does success look like to you?
Solving challenging problems with innovative techniques while focusing solely on the needs of end users.
What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
The first order that came in after our January launch for corporations. This happened after a year into the business, which really gave our team a spirit to further push the business forward.
Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
Success cannot be achieved without sacrifice, hard work and dedication to your idea. Everyone has an idea, but strategically executing that idea is the main challenge. Focus on a realistic scope while revising and improving your business methodologies along the way.
Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
Not at the moment. I believe it’s best to focus on the current goal of business building, and once success has been achieved, then I would be in a much better position to help others in a way that can make a bigger difference.
What is Notable to you?
Bill Gates is my notable hero since he has dedicated his life to solving the poverty problem in Africa. The issues he faces and the innovative solutions he comes up with are among the most challenging I have ever seen.
Blackberry, iPhone, Android, or Other?
How do you keep active, energetic, and vibrant?
Keeping a balance between work, personal life and music. No matter how busy you are, you need to feed the soul to stay happy.