Entrepreneurship always begins with love or passion for something. For Emmanuel Wood, his entrepreneurial journey started from an undying love of sports.
Meet the student entrepreneur of the week:
My name is Wood Emmanuel, and the name of my business is woodysports.
On the inspiration behind his business, Emmanuel said;
I love sports most especially football; I am a football coach and a former sport secretary of my department; so one day I asked myself how do I make money.
But before that, I do jerseys for my loved ones as birthday present and it hit me that I could actually make this a business idea. i made for a friend during his final year week and from there I started woodysports.
On how he built his customer base during the early days of his business,
Well, I started through telling face -face, then moved to whatsapp and Instagram.. through people I get referrals and so on.
When asked if his friends and family are supportive of his business, he wasted no time in answering:
Yes, most especially my mum❤.
WoodySports is not without its challenges, as Emmanuel points out:
Not everyone is interested in wearing in a jersey or sport wear; let’s just say my customers are mostly from people who do sports or rather love sports and i think that a issue because I don’t sell that much(limited in a way)
Emmanuel has little issues with balancing school and business, because,
My business is what I do for fun. I am happy when I make a jersey for someone; balancing with school little bit stressful but I am working it out.
On Vasiti, he had this to say,
Vasiti is a marketing platform that allow entrepreneurs to sell their products to the public.