- Precious Thamaga founded Precious Celebrations, a party planning agency
- She rose from working part-time jobs to starting the agency 7 years ago
- She has planned weddings and parties for several celebrities
Precious Thamaga, the founder to top party planning agency Precious Celebrations, had to overcome several hurdles to achieve success.
The Johannesburg-based agency has planned weddings for celebrities such as cricketer Themba Bavuma and flamboyant businessman Lebo Gunguluza.
35-year-old Precious has also planned birthday celebrations for Thembi Seete and Bonang Matheba, TimesLIVE reports.
However, it has been a long, seven-year journey to the top for the Limpopo-born Precious. She even had to drop out of university at one point, Briefly.co.za learned.
She then worked part-time jobs while living with her sister in Johannesburg. Precious eventually landed a public relations job at Massmart, during which she studied events planning.
After extensive research, the young entrepreneur took the bold step of resigning from her job to start Precious Celebrations.
She explained, "Owning your own business is the biggest risk you can take." She didn't make money at first because she was focusing on building her portfolio.
From there, her business took off and Precious Celebrations is now one of the top planning agencies around.
Interestingly, Precious may be planning her own wedding soon. Her partner, Sifiso Mazibuko, proposed in May this year.
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