- Davy Tsopo was retrenched from his cleaning job after the global pandemic hit SA
- Davy did not allow this setback to affect his work and passion to provide for his small family
- Davy taught himself how to bake before promoting his products on social media and is now a living inspiration
Davy Tsopo's story is one of pure hardship followed by success. The 35-year-old entrepreneur did not allow retrenchment to define his future. Having a one-month-old baby at the time of his job loss fuelled Davy's passion.
Davy began watching videos of American baker and boss of Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, on YouTube to help teach himself how to bake. He would share his beautifully-decorated creations on social media.
One of his friends, Charlotte, not only purchased a Davy original creation but also introduced him to a friend. This was just a stepping stone to his success.
In an interview with Expresso Morning Show, Davy stated that Charlotte's friend introduced him to her friend, Tracy, who helped Davy learn how to properly ice cakes. Tracy then entered Davy into a baking competition with over 1 000 competitors and he finished at the top!
The Citizen reported that Davy is now receiving orders from around the globe. Davy says that baking is his future and he hopes to one day own a bakery or coffee shop.
In other inspiring SA stories, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a man who turned money from an iPhone into a poultry business. Thabang Makavhe is a highly ambitious 25-year-old from Limpopo, Musina Harpermine who had a dream of funding a big store with his very own chicken and eggs.
Keeping focused, Thabang soon turned his dream into a reality. In an exclusive Briefly.co.za interview, Thabang shares his secrets to success.
1. Why were you so determined to become an entrepreneur?
"I was determined to be an entrepreneur because of lack of employment in SA. I made it a priority to start something that will give me money, I started by being a photographer and it worked for me as I soon made money bit by bit."
2. How did you make the decision to go into poultry farming?
"I always had a zeal to venture into poultry farming since 2013. I was still in school doing my grade 11. I had an indigenous bird at home, as an ambitious young man I imagined myself supplying chickens to the big supermarkets like spar and Shoprite etc"
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