Describe A Successful Small Business That You Know

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a successful small business that you know.

You should say:
What is the business is?
Where it is?
Who runs the business/how do you know about this business?
And explain why you think it is successful?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer 1:

Introduction :
Well, these days the start-up trend is booming like anything among youngsters in my city. However, starting and expanding a business is not a piece of cake.

Although a significant proportion of people operate their own business, only a handful get to the top.

Perhaps, there is a Myriad of small scale and large-scale industry in my city, but I am highly inspired by one of my uncle’s professional journey from rags to riches.

What is the business is? and Who runs the business/how do you know about this business?
I vividly remember, when I was young, he used to discuss with my parents about the capital investment and infrastructure to set up his small ‘Dhaba’ which means a restaurant.

Where it is?
He was not financially sound plus he didn’t have any shop to sell his food, everyone suggested him to take his food on a bicycle and sell outside the city mall.

He was extremely passionate about starting his trade, so he dedicatedly used to go and sell his ‘aloo paratha'(Indian bread with stuffed potato) outside the city mall.

Initially, he had to struggle to get customers, but by putting his endless efforts, he started to sell his dishes like hotcakes. I only managed to gravitate customers, but he sustained the taste and quality of food.

Later he managed to get financial assistance from a bank by moving heaven and earth, to take this business to its peak level, which is not everyone’s cup of tea. Just after a couple of years he opened his small restaurant and named it ‘Apna Dhaba’.

And explain why you think it is successful?
With no time, his entrepreneurship and food got so popular that he also received an entrepreneur award by a local newspaper.

Moreover, my cousins are also getting involved in this business by incorporating innovative ideas strategically to enhance this business. They have also created an app for online ordering and home delivery, which fascinated me to the core.

Conclusion :
I firmly believe that Just because of his dedication and determination, his business has grown by leaps and bounds.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction :

  • It’s the hub of small business.

Where it is?

  • There are lots of smallish companies running in Phagwara.

What is the business is?

  • Here, I’d like to talk about Neil Campbell’s businesses.
  • It deals with engine spare parts.

Who runs the business/how do you know about this business?

  • This business is run by my buddy’s dad, Mr. Sehdev Chauhan.
  • They fabricate engine components and engine components.
  • My buddy tells me that her great grandfather started this business out of his property.
  • He began with two employees working beneath him.
  • He had just one machine originally.
  • Then, when her grandfather joined the business, they began expanding.

And explain why you think it is successful?

  • Nowadays, there are approximately 200 employees, along with also provide spare parts all around the world.
  • I know that my friend’s brother emigrated to Canada for many years back, and he now receives requests from Canada also.
  • She informs me that her daddy is quite disciplined and reaches his firm half an hour.
  • Maybe that’s why all workers will also be constantly on time.
  • They’ve an excellent connection with their workers.
  • She had been telling me that it’s quite tricky to maintain in this contemporary world because the competition is quite stiff.
  • But in their own business, they’ve employed many overseas nearing relatives that are working hard and producing great bread-and-butter from this corporation.
  • They provide their worker’s incentives from time to time, and at times even take them out for trips.
  • When they get larger orders, they create their workers do and pay them twice for this moment.
  • That’s why all of the workers anticipate working overtime.
  • They have great relationships with other spare area generates in my mind.
  • Freya informs me that her daddy is chiefly outside to various countries of India and overseas for participation in exhibitions linked to their goods.

Conclusion :

  • So, this really is the successful small company I am aware of.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a successful small business that you know”.

1. Do Indian people spend a good deal of cash on birthday presents?
I really don’t believe most people do. I mean, the parents and siblings do purchase Costly gifts but not friends. Birthdays are more about spending time with each other in India.

2. What do Indian people do on New Year?
We Indians are very religious, so the afternoon itself begins with seeking blessings from God. At night, there are fresh Year events at different locations, and individuals attend these. A good deal of people goes on vacation for Christmas and New Year because of extended holidays.

3. Do you think we’re happier than people in the 19th century?
Despite the conveniences of today, I do not think we’re happier. Primarily, there is so much stress today due to the increasing competition. Second, I think the excessive options are making us unhappy. We are constantly worried about making the incorrect choice.

4. Why youth is the best time for most people?
I believe the main reason is the lack of both stress and anxieties in childhood. There’s sense of safety and happiness and feeling that if face any problem, our parents would look after it. As we grow older, there’s a realization that our problems can’t be solved by our parents and thus it makes us unhappy.

5. Do you think money can bring happiness in life?
I’ve thought about this question a lot. I believe money does attract happiness, it allows us to buy the food we crave, so wear the clothing we enjoy, go on vacations, buy presents for our loved ones members and friends and so much more. However, I also believe happiness does not increase the more money we earn. If this were true, rich men and women are the speediest, and that is certainly not correct.

6. What do you believe is significant in bringing joy?
I believe there are numerous things and money is definitely one of them. But aside from money, I feel it is about satisfaction in our work and the sense of importance- I mean the feeling that we matter to our family, our society. I think that’s the reason why many people picked working in the military over other profitable professions.

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