‘Start­ing a busi­ness it­self is a chal­lenge’

Daily Trust - - YOUTHVILLE - Text by Lat­i­fat Opoola @Lat­i­fatOpoola

”Fash­ion in­dus­try has so many lu­cra­tive busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties for any­one to in­vest in said young en­tre­pre­neur, Sessi Koshoedo.

Ms Koshoedo who started her fash­ion line by re­leas­ing her first cap­sule, “Clearly In­vin­ci­ble” ear­lier this year told YOUTHVILLE that noth­ing comes easy and hence, start­ing a busi­ness it­self is a chal­lenge.

“One shouldn’t go into it think­ing ev­ery­thing will be per­fect,” she said.

The 18 year old who took a year from school to at­tend a three month course on fash­ion at No­bel Afrik said she started the busi­ness with about N90,000, money she saved from work­ing at a pho­tog­ra­phy studio and con­tri­bu­tions from her dad.

“I had to pitch my idea to my dad to get the balance from him. I did my Pow­erPoint pre­sen­ta­tion with bud­get and break even charts. I broke ev­ery­thing down to de­tail for him to agree” she said.

“Í took a year off to start the busi­ness. This will give some­thing to fall back to af­ter my stud­ies in school con­sid­er­ing I will be study­ing fash­ion de­sign and mar­ket­ing at the Univer­sity and I hope it will give me a clearer guid­ance and per­spec­tive as to how to go about the busi­ness af­ter my stud­ies” she added.

Sessi also con­firmed the busi­ness is a lu­cra­tive one con­sid­er­ing the pa­tron­age and pos­i­tive feed­back her work has been get­ting from so­cial me­dia.

She also says the whole ex­pe­ri­ence for her has been a chal­lenge but is thank­ful be­cause it has been a learn­ing curve for her all through.

“My out­fits are such that they are suitable for any event. They are the sort of out­fit you pick out when you feel like you have noth­ing to wear,” she noted.

She there­fore called on youths to be de­tailed in their plan­ning and ex­pect the un­ex­pected adding that in busi­ness a lot of things hap­pen that one does not plan for.

“Have a pos­i­tive out­look, things may be dif­fi­cult but there is al­ways a way out. Be­cause to achieve your dreams you must have the pas­sion and al­ways be ready to do things dif­fer­ently,” she as­sured.

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