The sky is the only limit for Makerere University Business School (MUBS) student Igulu Joel, a scholar pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration. The focused Igulu, who was squeezed by the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown was forced to level up by kick starting his own businesses.
The MUBS student is the CEO of Samba Restaurant, a local restaurant dealing in both local and fast foods which is located just opposite Akamwesi Hostel. The MUBS student, who is majoring in Marketing also doubles as the CEO for By Igulu Gadgets, an online phone store that deals in authentic smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
In an exclusive interview with Campus Bee, Igulu confessed that he is driven by his desire to create solutions for his clients.
“For me its more about your own story. I am trying to write life scripts for others to learn and also pick one or two things. So when I am selling a phone or when am selling food at Samba Restaurant, its more about creating an impact by giving my customers the best solution so that they are comfortable and okay to trust me and give me a referral.” Igulu said.
Due to the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, Igulu says his business muscle became stronger following the challenges that he faced. Igulu added that he was forced to level up by hunting for more clients despite the alarming poverty that rocked his customers.
Igulu also says that he learnt a lot about time management and the power of preparation, thanks to the lockdown.
“My mental strength as a businessman has become better. We were forced to look for more clients in a cold market where people were filled with a lot of scarcity mentality, where people were scared to spend the little they had.” Igulu told Campus Bee.
Just like any hungry businessman, Igulu plans to expand his businesses after campus. Check out the video below for more details and how you can support his hustle;