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Meet The SUC Entrepreneur – Episode 1

SUC:
Can you give us a brief introduction about yourself?

Zainab:
Name : Zainab N G Adekunle
Mother of two, widow and passionate entrepreneur.

SUC:
How did you decide to take the entrepreneurial plunge?

Zainab:
Right from way back in school, I was into selling clothes in school. I never liked the idea of a 9-5 job.

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Zainab N G Adekunle of Zee’s Signature Zobo

SUC:
Can you tell us about the first sale or contract you got as an entrepreneur? What was your reaction?

Zainab:
Wow, that’s been a while but its always like having a breath of fresh air. The most recent was during this pandemic.
I just thought to make cloth facemasks for my mum, kids and I at first.
Then, the thought of selling came up. It was like a joke but I posted on Facebook with the encouragement of Start Up Corner and boom, I had an order of a hundred facemasks from the UK.
“It felt good” in Henry dangers voice, lol.

SUC:
Tell us about one challenge you experienced as an entrepreneur and how you addressed the challenge?

Zainab:
Hhhhhmmm so many. I don’t even know which to pick from.
But I have learnt basically to always have a back up plan.
For example, when the prices of bottles doubled, I had to ask customers to bring their own bottles for Zobo because we have a policy of not recycling as one

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SUC:
Where do you see your business in the next 10 years?

Zainab:
Wow.
For my clothing line, I have always wanted them in shops as ready to wear.
Zee’s Signature Zobo will be like Coca Cola, a multi million naira Zobo company.

SUC:
What counsel do you have for start-up business owners?

Zainab:
Never give up. Yes sometimes it feels like its not working or its not profitable; just keep at it.

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SUC:
What counsel do you have for the person that wants to start a business and isn’t quite sure what to do and how to get started?

Zainab:
What to do – something you find pleasure in doing that comes naturally to you without hassles.
How is just start – Start, no matter how small. No loans biko; I learned the hard way.

SUC:
Has your location been a challenge in running your business? If so, how have you managed it?

Zainab:
No it hasn’t. With social media these days, I don’t see location as an issue. One can place an order from wherever and get it delivered.

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