Success to me is finally being able to look at what has been built one day. To see all the people around me living comfortably because of what I have built. Business success to me is finally being free of financial worries. Says Zane Tommy, founder of a printing business in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
He started this enterprise a few years ago and turned his love for design and print into a thriving business. while facing the many hardships most micro businesses have had to endure during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
This young entrepreneur is one of many in this small town, who has always dreamt of becoming a successful business owner and supporting his family and community.
And since at The Dope Million we are taking It International we interviewed him as he embarks himself on the journey to his first million:
So, tell us a bit about yourself and your business?
Hi, I’m Zane. My business is all about design and printing, mainly paper, wide format printing, branding, and signage. I design everything and outsource all my printing at the moment.
Also, What do think are the challenges microbusiness owners and startups face nowadays?
The challenge of starting my business is firstly having to outsource all my production to established companies. The economic state at the moment has driven people to constantly look for cheaper service providers.
What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is Blue.
What made you start your own business?
The thought that I can do better with my skills. I don’t want to stay working for someone all my life.
What does the word success mean to you?
Success to me is finally being able to look at what has been built one day. To see all the people around me living comfortably because of what I have built. Success to me is finally being free of financial worries.
If you could choose a vacation destination to travel to, without worrying about cost where would you go?
I would absolutely love to travel to the Maldives.
As we speak, what food item would you order if we were sitting in a restaurant?
I would definitely order a steak roll… well done. With a salad and chips.
What would you like to see your business achieve for the year ahead?
My business getting its own machinery.
What was the first thought that came to your mind when you got your first client?
The first thought was happiness that I managed to satisfy a client. They actually paid me for the work I did.
What 3 words describe your business persona?
Determined, hardworking, and straightforward.
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