Halala: Student overcomes challenges, starts innovative business

Halala: Student overcomes challenges, starts innovative business

A young man, Zenzele Mkhize, is already running a successful business even though he's still studying towards a BCom degree in financial planning at Nelson Mandela University.

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In 2017, after spotting a gap in the market, Mkhize started an online business named DIY Enterprise. A year later, he changed the name to Mavovo Technologies and he has been going strong ever since.

According to Herald LIVE, Mkhize now sells computer hardware and stationery on campus and business has been booming. However, he had to overcome several struggles to make his mobile stationery store a success.

Mkhize never received funding for his business and he had to jump though hoops to get accreditation. The inspirational entrepreneur did not let anything dampen his drive and he found a genius way to generate funds.

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Halala: Student overcomes challenges, starts innovative business

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"The business started online, so people would make orders and pay online and would receive their product after a few days. This helped me raise capital. I started out selling perfumes to keep the business going and to pay for online advertising," he said.

Mkhize added he does not let the fear of failure keep him back and that's how he motivates his employees as well.

Briefly.co.za gathered Mkhize employs a total of three people at the moment - two women and a friend of his.

As for how Mkhize measures his success, the entrepreneur said the ability to open the business every day is their only success.

"We are sometimes not seen as a genuine entity due to our set-up, and yet we are able to fight and live another day," he said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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