Starting your own business may seem like a daunting process at first. The good news for university students and applicants, however, is that your school may provide you with the resources you need in order to become a successful entrepreneur.
Omondi Ibrahim is a 22-year-old undergraduate student of Research planning and development at Makerere University driven by a dream to become a successful business man in order to have the platform to influence students and contribute to the change he wishes to see in society, and one of the founders of “http://tagsaleuganda.com ” a great platform to buy products online. He told our reporter
“Before studying at Makerere University, I did not think that entrepreneurship was for me, but learning how to become one has been a transformational experience”. Says Omondi
He notes that entrepreneurial skills allow students to push boundaries, generate ideas and do things differently. These skills can be applied not just to creating your own business but to changing public policy, improving the economy and changing the quality of your lives. Even if you don’t become an entrepreneur, developing an entrepreneurial mindset can still help you pursue projects that make a difference in our world.
Katale online transaction works on providing smart solutions market that connects local people to buy goods fast and easy after a client makes an order to post a listing with Priced item through their mobile phone or on the web and they deliver your products before payments are made. It will cost you nothing for the privilege of using the Katale platform, but it will help get your products fast in front of you.
He used Shs 150, 000 for the start-up capital which was part of Omondi’s savings from salary. He had got at a job as a health and fitness supervisor at Lake Victoria suites and resort in Munyonyo during his Senior Six study break where she used to earn Shs200, 000 per month.
The salary would only cover for his necessities so he decided to try personal business to generate side income. His first sale was of Shs10, 000 from a perfume. “I was happy because my work was appreciated, and friends wanted more. After a year, I was making big sells,” he recalls.
“Today, I finance all my needs unlike before, while at university, when I could not pay for my transport to and from campus, pay for my lunch, coursework and other needs,” the young entrepreneur says.
“I am inspired by My Grandfather, who holds a master’s degree, had to work at a café at a certain period of his life,” he said, describing the move as one that seeks to break the social taboo that claims it is “improper” for degree holders to work in “inferior” jobs.
His challenges are that despite huge investments on news paper and TV adverts, Ugandan population is still not used to classifieds platform shopping. This is because the audience stickiness is still temporary of internet audience. He is optimistic that by the provision of free internet by government many people will join and appreciate the platform.
Away from work and hustle, she describes herself as a 22-year-old loving and hardworking person. He enjoys travelling and reading.
After acquiring more skills, He wishes to expand to other countries and employ more youths into the business that currently employees 30 people most of them who are his fellow university students.
By Daniel Opio