I started business with nothing, no assistance – CEO, A-Z Boutique


For Mr Akinola Akinwumi, the Chief Executive Officer of A-Z Boutique his journey in the business world was laced with challenges.
According to him, a major problem forced him to embrace his present line of business.
He said: “I never initially went out for this business; I was into wrist watch repair. But the construction of flyover at post office in Ilorin years back, forced me to abandon it, as we were asked to relocate from there by the state government.
“I started this boutique with nothing as nobody in my family was ready to assist me. I had no option than to take loan, which I repaid for almost two years,” he narrated.
He said the business grew in leaps and bound within a short while, adding, “I was able to build my own shops and have five employees on my pay roll.”
Akinola, who noted that there is no shortcut to success, admonished youths to explore their latent potentials for economic gain.
“Where most people miss it is the inability to discover themselves. Stop following trends because it will get you nowhere. Just discover yourself,” he advised.

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