YOU CAN DO IT!
Ishmo Ramalepe enjoys the juice that comes from his hard work as an entrepreneur.
Ishmo Ramalepe is one of the great Limpopo entrepreneurs making the most in the industry. With his great passion and dedication for what he does, the Limpopo-based Ishmo talks to Empowered about his rising business and all that we believe will inspire our readers.
How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
I’ve discovered that back then, all production companies were based in Johannesburg. I therefore decided to start my label here in Limpopo to accommodate those who struggle to reach Gauteng. After graduating, I started IRP (Ishmo Records and Production)
What was your mission at the outset?
To build talents and to assist those who have the potential.
Do you have employees and how many?
I have 6 employees
What services or products do you offer in a nutshell?
Sound, stage, lighting hire, Video production, Recording studio, CD/DVD printing, Event management.
How do you advertise your business?
Website, Social media, radio and roadshows.
What are the main obstacles in the journey of being an entrepreneur?
As a growing company, sometimes I get wedged when I have limited resources to meet various projects.
How do you deal with dissatisfied clients?
I always redeem myself my offering free or discounted packages.
What advise can you give to someone who’s got a business idea but is lacking the necessary resources to get on the start?
I’ve been always using the motto "Piki piki maak meer”. Always invest in equipment that will be useful in your business. start small but have progress. If u see yourself still at the same point as last year, do self-introspection and find ways to move forward