Passion, this is what keeps me going. When I first got into business, I had no money and I had no business experience. What I however had, was a love of farming, technology, and a creative mind.
Six years later, I have been able to transition and expand my business into a one stop shop that provides a rounded purchase experience for my customers. My business, which is now called Makimara – Specializes in offering a wide variety of income generating products that help improve people lives economically.
The growth of my business is attributed to my desire to learn more about how the agribusiness value chain worked. And what drove my knowledge of my industry is my love for all things agriculture, technology and business.
Never take money seriously. I’ve learned the hard way that there is always baggage associated with investor funds (loans also fall under this category). You gain their money and their vibrations at the same time. What appears to be easy money is sometimes accompanied by huge headaches and is not worth it in the long run. Bootstrapping provides me with a great deal of flexibility and control. Do what you love, live simple and your business will grow naturally. This you will enjoy.
Passion and purpose are the single most important things when it comes to running a business. These are the factors that will propel you to success because you are entirely committed to making your business thrive, no matter how difficult the process may be.
Many entrepreneurs start businesses just to make a quick buck. They are not emotionally connected to what they are doing. They are only interested in the prospect of success and earning money. This is usually a recipe for failure.
You will not survive as an entrepreneur unless you have some form of passion propelling you, because the grind of developing a business will take a toll on you emotionally, mentally, and physically. Without a goal or passion to propel you ahead, this can be extremely difficult to overcome.