What are your full names, your age (if you don’t mind), the name of your business and your role in it?
Grace Mumbua Mwau, 35 years, Founder & Sole Owner of Amazing G Collections where we are passionate about making people look good.
Clients can find us on:
FB: amazing G collections
What’s Your Story? How did you start, what is your motivation, what problem are you solving etc.
I have always had an entrepreneurial knack going way back which I believe rose from very humble upbringing.
Fast forward to a year ago, here I was in the fourth year on my second job – frustrated, tired and no longer looking forward to the early mornings. I had outgrown the routine. I felt that I had given it my all and I had nothing more left in me to give.
I had one of two choices – remain in mediocrity or resign. I chose the latter.
When I decided to resign, I was beyond any reasonable doubt convinced that I was making the right move. As soon as I stepped out, then Covid-19 hit the country. I was now locked down -confined to one place for close to three months. Since my initial intention was to move out, rest for a while and get back on the employment bandwagon, I found myself in a quagmire. No employment was forthcoming.
I again had to re-strategize. My best choice of action this time round was to start any income generating activity.
What did I have in hand? Hunger to succeed and my years of employment experience.
My administration and business support experience would really come in handy and through it, Amazing G Collections was born.
What motivates you to do what you do every day?
Every new day is a new opportunity for me to become better and get closer to my dreams.
With this as motivation and my need to make it in life so that I am to help others has proved as my yardstick to do better every day. Be a better me and make customers happy while at it.
Who has been your biggest motivation to do what you do?
My mother has always been my motivation. She lived for excellence and I am going to continue the legacy.
What unseen opportunities do you see that may result in making your business a huge success?
Social media – In this day and age, technology keeps advancing and social media is proving as the best invention ever for many small businesses. I feel I have only scratched the surface when you talk about to realizing the immense potential of social media in business.
Cross selling – As I expand my business and introduce new products, I’m deliberate about cross-selling as a major way to grow my business..
Partnership and collaboration with like-minded individuals and eventually investors to build on the brand. Expansion means more sales, more revenue and increased opportunities for more young people to provide for themselves and their families.
Leverage on marketing agents and apps – Marketing my products using apps which will make my business more visible is now inevitable. It is my desire to meet the customer needs at their point of contact, which is their mobile phone.
What is your parting shot for those wishing to join the entrepreneurship train?
Entrepreneurship demands “exceptionalism”.
If you are looking for a quick fix to your money problems, entrepreneurship is not for you.
One has to also get out of his/her comfort zone and go for what you want.
Don’t worry if you feel weak or don’t know everything.
Put that little seed of faith into practice and like a mustard seed, you will be amazed at how big the tree shall grow.
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