Inspired by his elder brother who was already in the footwear business, and the desire to make money and be independent, Peter Solomon took steps to build his own business.
This birthed the P Originals.
I’m Peters Solomon, a student of unilag, and I sell footwears.
Shining more light on the motivating factors behind his business, he said,
Well my elder brother, he was already selling shoes and take care of himself.
And the fact that i needed my own money
As to building his customer base, Peter did not have much difficulty,
We were under jumia at that time, so sales were at the top; Money was pumping in.
Left jumia based on change of policies, then vasiti they came to advertise their platform in school and I thought no harm in trying.
On how he balances school with business, Peter had this to say:
Well I have enough leisure time, so that’s when I run my business. And since its just basically online, it’s been pretty easy.
Supportive parents are definitely a plus when running a business as a student, and when asked how supportive his parents are, Peter was quick to respond;
It reduces the burden on them; And they help me with capital when I’m broke.
For Peter, only one thing poses as a challenge or difficulty in running his business. Putting it simply, he said,